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#178330 - 05/28/08 11:10 AM Looking for a Specific Type of Timer  
Bill39  Offline
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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.
Thanks


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#178332 - 05/28/08 12:07 PM 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


#178346 - 05/28/08 05:38 PM Re: Looking for a Specific Type of Timer [Re: LarryC]  
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#178349 - 05/28/08 06:09 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.


#178356 - 05/28/08 07:12 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!!


#178407 - 05/29/08 06:52 PM Re: Looking for a Specific Type of Timer [Re: Bill39]  
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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.
Joe


#178457 - 05/31/08 10:48 AM Re: Looking for a Specific Type of Timer [Re: JoeTestingEngr]  
JValdes  Offline
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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.


#178496 - 06/01/08 09:44 PM Re: Looking for a Specific Type of Timer [Re: Bill39]  
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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

Last edited by u2slow; 06/01/08 09:46 PM.


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