About a year ago, our oven (which I hated) broke down. The repair guy told us it would cost about $800 to fix, because the repair involved replacing not one but two computers inside the oven.
TWO. COMPUTERS. It is an OVEN, not a ROCKET.
Since we had hoped to replace it eventually anyway, we elected not to pour nearly a grand into an oven we hated and instead take a plunge on my dream oven. (Some people dream of cars, I dream of ovens, okay?) And I love my new oven to pieces, but it does have one slightly unusual characteristic: no computer or electronic components. At all.
This is a mostly good thing- nothing complicated or expensive to break down, for example - but it does have a drawback: no clock or timer.
Enter the Polder Kitchen Timer, Clock, and Stopwatch. This thing is so great, I don't even miss having a timer on my oven anymore. It has a separate button for each number- surprisingly hard to find, and way faster to set than one that requires you to scroll through to get the time you want. It automatically resets itself to the last interval you used, which is nice for tasks like multiple batches of cookies. The beeper is loud but not obnoxious, and it keeps going until you turn it off- which means you to step out of the kitchen for a moment without worrying you're going to miss the single "ding" of the oven. It's also super-portable (yay dorky neck lanyard!) so you can do other things without worrying you're going to miss the moment (particularly nice with longer cooking things that simmer for hours.) It's even got a magnet on the back, so you can stick it to the fridge when you're not using it.
Sometimes it's the little things, you know? This isn't fancy, but it's thoughtfully designed, works great, and makes my cooking life easier. Highly recommend.