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#178330 - 05/28/08 09:10 AM Looking for a Specific Type of Timer
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Registered: 11/28/01
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Loc: Indianapolis, IN, USA
I am looking for a timer-receptacle that when you press a button/turn on a switch will come on for say 1 hour and then go off.

My mom's getting a little forgetful and leaves the coffee pot on. I could probably make one but would rather find a commercial product that is UL listed, etc.

I've found many repeat cycle timers, but she doesn't always get up at the same time.
Thanks

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#178332 - 05/28/08 10:07 AM Re: Looking for a Specific Type of Timer [Re: Bill39]
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How about the twist knob timers? You 'could' mount one in a 2 x 4 box and put the box inline with the coffee pot.

Larry

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#178346 - 05/28/08 03:38 PM Re: Looking for a Specific Type of Timer [Re: LarryC]
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#178349 - 05/28/08 04:09 PM Re: Looking for a Specific Type of Timer [Re: jraef]
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I assume you've considered a coffee machine with a built-in timer. Mine turns off after an hour or so.

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#178356 - 05/28/08 05:12 PM Re: Looking for a Specific Type of Timer [Re: twh]
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 Originally Posted By: twh
I assume you've considered a coffee machine with a built-in timer. Mine turns off after an hour or so.


Wow, I never even thought of that. Appliance store here I come!!

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#178407 - 05/29/08 04:52 PM Re: Looking for a Specific Type of Timer [Re: Bill39]
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Registered: 11/04/05
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Loc: Chicago, Il.
I agree with TWH. I see the Mr. Coffee I bought last fall price cut to $24.99 on the Target website. I set it to brew at 5AM and it shuts off 2 hours later if I forget to hit the off button before I leave for work.
http://www.target.com/Mr-Coffee-12-Cup-P...12%20cup&page=1
Pros: Clock seems to be fairly accurate and the electronics haven't missed a beat. Intuitive controls.
Con: The carafe is one of those that tend to piddle coffee down the side if you aren't slow & easy on the pour.
Joe

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#178457 - 05/31/08 08:48 AM Re: Looking for a Specific Type of Timer [Re: JoeTestingEngr]
JValdes Offline
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Registered: 06/03/07
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Loc: South Carolina
Most all decent coffee makers turn off themselves. Mine can be set from 1 hour to 3 hours, and the warming plate has low, medium and high.

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#178496 - 06/01/08 07:44 PM Re: Looking for a Specific Type of Timer [Re: Bill39]
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Registered: 09/18/03
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Loc: Salt Spring, BC, Canada
Use a coffee maker with a thermal insulated carafe. Thy shut off as soon as they finish brewing. I think I got my last one for under $40.

FWIW, I'd rather reheat cold coffee than drink what's been sitting on the keep-warm plate for 2 hours.


Edited by u2slow (06/01/08 07:46 PM)

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