I picked up this little 60-minute timer on a trip to Germany because it bears my family name. Little did I know it would follow me through four different homes over the course of more than a decade:
You see, oven timers vary from oven to oven, and many can be annoying. Take, for instance, the one in my current home. It's digital and if you want to cook something for thirty minutes, you have to hit the minute button thirty times. Much simpler to just turn the dial of my familiar Junghans timer. Thus, I've had this timer sitting on the back of the range from home to home to home.
Not to mention, instead of an electronic, infinitely repeating beep like you find on the oven timer; my timer makes a delightful ringing sound with a real bell when time is up! Now, I just have to save up for its larger cousin, the Junghans Max Bill kitchen wall clock.
- Find it: Can't. But here's a vintage Junghans clock/timer combo on Ebay, about $12.
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(Images: Regina Yunghans)