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Save my sanity - help me find a decent kitchen timer, please!

My digital kitchen timer seemed like such a good idea, but now I hate it. It requires me to punch in the minutes and seconds I want to measure, and then to punch it again to get it to count down. The first part works fine, but so often I forget to do the second bit and I wonder why I haven't heard the timer go off just about the time I smell smoke. I have reverted to my wind-up one that measures only minutes but dings when I want it to without me having to tell it that that is what it is FOR (take that, digital timer), but I sometimes miss the single ding (if it happens when the doorbell rings, for instance). Does anyone have a timer that is truly lovable?

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