Cooking — and baking, especially — is all about getting the timing right. Time things just a minute or two off and the rolls will burn, the soufflé won't rise, the milk will scald, or the onions won't caramelize. That's why you should get yourself a quality kitchen timer, like this vintage-looking option.
What's that? Why buy a timer when your phone has one already built in? We see the logic here, but how many times have you gotten gunk on your phone trying to turn off the timer with hands that are covered in homemade pie dough? How many times has your phone slipped out of your greasy hands and — tragically — cracked its screen on your unforgiving kitchen floor?
Too many times.
That's why you should snatch up this fun Kikkerland Vintage Streamline Kitchen Timer, on sale for less than $19 on Amazon right now.
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Having the 55-minute timer (sorry, only the blue one is on sale right now) will ensure that your precious phone won't get ruined by spills, drops, or grimy meal-prep hands. And because it's made of steel, you'll be on your 400th iPhone in the year 2045 and still have this same kitchen timer.
Bonus: Its cool, retro vibe will look awesome on your counter even when the timer is not in use, which means your grandma is guaranteed to get a major kick out of it the next time she visits.