The mode selector on our toaster oven is really hard to see. After five years, I finally decided enough was enough and knocked this enhancement out with a bit of scrap PG maple veneer.
BTW, the oven pull on the left was one of my first GF projects and utilized the scan-n-cut feature…
if only the GF could fix my dying LED on my microwave… i’m always guessing how much time is left. otherwise it still works great.
A cheap led timer stuck on would help? You would also have to set it but it would do an estimate
the good thing about microwaves is that it’s almost always under 6-7 mins for us. and usually 2-4. i don’t do a lot of cooking with it. some reheating and occasionally defrosting (not usually meat, but cold butter on defrost for 45 seconds makes it just spreadable without melting).
Love the arrow! So much easier to see than a dot. My microwave is all push button, so I don’t have a dial, but this tip will certainly be useful for other things I may have that DO have dials!
Haha. These types of warning signs and arrows would be helpful in life in general!
Well, apparently it belongs there because, I had to look at it for a tad to figure out what you were talking about.
Great practical solution!
If only the Glowforge could fix our microwave clock. Our breaker was tripped a month or two ago and ever since then, the clock runs super fast. The cooking timer itself is fine, though. It’s been throwing me off a lot, as it’s the clock most easily viewable from the dining room. lol
AFAIK the only way for to fix your clock is with a label covering it!
Very convenient when the power goes out, then comes back on. Prevents that irritating flash of the numbers from bothering the eyes.
Except then we can’t see the timer when we’re using the microwave
Maybe i need to put a clock up in the dining room so we can just get used to looking at a different clock.
We have timers similar to that. honestly, i hate them all. lol But I don’t need a timer.
I’ll just have to get/make a clock.