Published September 1, 2010. From Cook's Illustrated.
Timing is everything in the test kitchen. Which is why having a good timer is so important.
Timing is everything in the test kitchen. To monitor long-cooked roasts, finicky cookies, and soft-boiled eggs, every test cook dons a handy Polder 3-in-1 Clock, Timer, and Stopwatch ($16.99). Its compact size, easy-to-read display, and simple, intuitive controls (including 10-hour countdown and 24-hour count-up features) make it one of the most reliable, sensibly designed timers we’ve ever used. A 36-inch lanyard comfortably loops around the neck, and a convenient back-mounted magnet allows you to affix it wherever you want in the kitchen.