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Digital Kitchen Timer


About this product


  • Simple to use timer – counts in minutes and seconds
  • Counts down from (up to) 99 minutes 59 seconds
  • Also features count up function

Product overview

• Simple to use timer – counts in minutes and seconds
• Counts down from (up to) 99 minutes 59 seconds
• Also features count up function
• High frequency electronic alarm
• Magnet on rear

Maplin replacement battery order code: FM31

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product, great value. Does what it says on the tin - gives a loud and continuous bleep, which is one major criteria for an alarm. The only downsides are a) There is no support mechanism to make it stand up. It has a magnet on the back, but that requires a metal surface to stick it to. I use mine in the office. Lots of plastic but no metal. b) The speaker is at the back, so if you lay it on a surface the sound gets muffled. Apart from that it's an excellent little tool.
Date published: 2015-08-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than a "Back in 5 mins" sign Because these were so cheap, I bought two of them. Instead of a static notice on my shop door saying back in 5, which is very difficult to attain and visitors have no way of knowing if I've just left or if I'm due back any second. I set the two units to exactly the same time and slide one unit into a premade slot I made on a notice with a sqaure hole in it, which says "Back in..." the countdown timer shows the visitor exactly how long they should have to wait till I'm back, and the second unit (which I carry with me) lets me know when I SHOULD be back, so I don't keep my customers waiting. Only one draw back - they don't seem to be able to be switched off once the battery tab is removed, so battery life is reduced.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Hopeless! Hardly audible. As I see other reviewers have noted, the alarm volume is so low that I assumed the battery had been previously used (it was already installed in the timer). So I bought a fresh battery but this made no difference. The really annoying thing is that the box and instructions claim it has a "loud electronic alarm"; this should be "almost silent electronic alarm"!
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Avoid The audible alarm on this timer is barely "audible" Its very high frequency (2-3Khz) and barely perceptible in a busy kitchen. You would have to carry it around with you if you wanted to hear the alarm I even borrowed my wifes hearing aid to see if that improved the level, but no difference Wished I had never bought it, a waste of my hard earned cash. The store to far away to return as it would cost me more in petrol.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from looks good looks good easy to operate , but it is advertised as having loud alarm , when in fact I can hardly here it . very easy to miss hearing it
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing I bought this four days ago. It is useless as an alarm as the volume is so low that it is only audible in the immediate vicinity of the device. It works as a timer but fails due to its pathetic audio output. I shall have to buy another different one with a battery and sounder that can produce a louder warning.
Date published: 2016-09-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Useless Volume minimal. Unable to lower setting. Seconds useless
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handy bit of kit This timer may be mundane but it's put together well with a clear readout. The buttons are of a good size and easily operated. The item performs as required and gives an audible bleep when it's finished.
Date published: 2017-01-26
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Power Source: 1 x LR1130 battery (included)
Colour: Black
Display Dimensions (l x w x h): 37 x 27mm
Main Unit Dimensions (l x w x h): 70 x 53 x 8mm
Weight: 25g

Why does the display retun to its original setting and not remain at zero when the stop button is activated to cease the alarm

Asked by: Peter
Regrettably, this does sound like a potential fault, and as such, I would suggest contacting our Customer Service Team who can advise on the options available to you if the item remains within our standard 12 month warranty period. If your item is now outside the warranty period please do still contact the Customer Service Team as they may have alternative options available to you. Please contact customer care by telephone on 0333 400 9500 – Option 2, or email It will help to speed up the returns process if you have your receipt details/proof of purchase and postal address available at the time of contact.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-11-21

Is there a way to switch the unit off without removing the battery? The LCD digits are showing constantly and I've tried every combination of keys, but it will not switch off, so not sure how long the batteries will last in this state.

Asked by: Alex
Unfortuently this item can not be switched off.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-04-10

Apart from the magnet, is there an area on the casing for it to be fastened via a cord?

Asked by: Clare t
Unfortunately this does not have an area on the casing for it to be fastened via a cord.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-11-09

Can you tell me if this product comes under any of the following eu directives and if so is it compliant. CE marking, REACh, WEEE, RoHS and does it requires a safety data sheet. Product N85NC timer

Asked by: Anonymous
This product complies with all relevant certification required for legal sale in the UK, you should not require a safety data sheet for this item.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2017-11-09

I am looking to purchase a timer for use in an exam that requires it to be silent. Is there a function to disable the alarm?
Asked by: Marc
I am sorry but the item in question does not support use in your intended application.
Answered by: DH
Date published: 2017-09-01
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