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Process Timer

albacore's picture
albacore

Process Timer

When my bread is baking in the oven, I have quite a few different process steps, with different times for each step.

Up till now I've been using a push button standalone timer with LCD display to time the steps, but after a while it gets rather tedious, so I had a look for a timer app for my phone. I have a Galaxy S7, so needed an Android app.

I came across one called "Multi Timer Free", which fits the bill perfectly. Have a look at my phone screenshot and it should be pretty self explanatory:

You can have the timers linked, but currently each one is standalone.

Multi Timer is very customisable and may be of use elsewhere in the bread making process. It's free to install and use, in return for some not very naggy adverts.

There doesn't seem to be a direct IOS equivalent, but I'm sure there will be similar apps.

Lance

 

barryvabeach's picture
barryvabeach

Lance ,  nice find.  Even for those of us that just need two timers, first with the Dutch oven lid on, and second with it off, that looks pretty convenient.

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bbqnpizza

Cool Timer, I'm a big believer in timers for all kinds of cooking, it's the way for consistent results.

Going to check it out , Thank you!

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julie99nl

 

This is a great idea, I've got an multi timer app too and they are great when you have clean fingers. Many times if I'm in my first mix the dough is still a little sticky and I get dough bits all over my phone.
So, while I don't like having an amazon echo or google home, but for bread timers it's ideal. You just have to speak and set the timer without ever touching anything.

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albacore

Also sounds like a good solution, but do you see the time remaining anywhere? Maybe with the fancier versions with a screen?

Lance

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julie99nl

I just ask.

I assign names when I turn them on so if I have several different processes or types of bread going in succession I can easily distinguish which is which. I have an amazon echo dot, so I'd start the timer with Alexa  set timer "baguette final proof" 30 minutes. Specific to your question then,  Alexa how much time left on timer "baguette final proof".