It’s not uncommon to use the timer function on an analog wristwatch to track how well your steaks and burgers are doing while they’re cooking on the grill. And while you can use most any timepiece to do just that, we have a feeling you’ll have an easier time using the GrillTimer.
An analog watch for folks who like to cook outdoors, it’s equipped to track the cooking times of specific food items in the grill. That way, you only have to glance down at your watch to know when the salmon is done, the chicken is perfectly-cooked, and the porterhouse is just the right type of medium-rare. Time to get the Huge Spatula and take it off the grates.
The GrillTimer uses a bezel insert that’s printed with labels for specific food items commonly cooked on open fire, including chicken breasts, NY strips, beef kabobs, burgers, shrimps, salmon, Portobello, and porterhouse. You can, of course, use those labels to approximate similar food items (e.g. using the salmon marker when cooking other fish and using NY strip when cooking porkchops). To use the timing function, simply turn the bezel dial, such that the minute hand aligns with the start of a food item’s label. Each label has a silver-to-red gradient that indicates the food’s degree of doneness, so you can have a decent approximation of when a specific dish will finish.
As for the actual watch, it uses a standard three-hand dial, with Seiko quartz movement and a date calendar function. Other features include a 40mm stainless steel case, a standard 20mm watch band, luminous hands and indicators, and 1 ATM of water resistance.
A Kickstarter campaign is currently running to fund GrillTimer. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at $40.