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I don’t understand why most kitchen timers have only +1 hour, +1 minute and +1 second buttons.

First, 1 second is too fine a detail. 10 sec? 30 sec? Maybe. But one? Don’t make me laugh. Who needs that?

Second, 1 minute is great but often not enough. What about 10 minutes? 20? 30? All these time intervals are pretty common in cooking, but clicking a +1 min button 30 times is absurd.

Third, +1 hour is almost always useless. I am prepared to click +10 minutes 6 times once a year I actually need this long.