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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.
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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.

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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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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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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-Programmable-Coffeemaker/dp/B000BH7RNA/sr=1-13/qid=1212104632/ref=sr_1_13/601-5458923-0318523?ie=UTF8&index=target&rh=k%3AMr%20Coffee%2012%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.
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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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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. sick

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