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Rob Spiegel
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Necessity the mother
Rob Spiegel   8/12/2013 12:48:30 PM
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Here's another good example of a gadget created out of pure necessity. I hope some great food came from this solution.

szyhxc
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Re: Necessity the mother
szyhxc   8/12/2013 4:05:32 PM
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We do eat well here!  I'll watch for other comments or questions.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Necessity the mother
Rob Spiegel   8/12/2013 5:12:05 PM
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You'll get plenty of other comments, Bernie.

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Re: Necessity the mother
Ann R. Thryft   8/12/2013 6:20:05 PM
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I love this--I want one that also works with a bread machine.

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Re: Necessity the mother
Charles Murray   8/12/2013 6:51:24 PM
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I agree, Ann. Great idea. This was a need waiting to be filled.

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Re: Necessity the mother
szyhxc   8/12/2013 7:50:00 PM
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Ann,

The device will not work with appliances that have to be programed.  If your bread machine can be turned on, unplugged and then plugged back in and if it then comes bck on; it will probably work with the timer.  If it has to be pre-programed, the program will be lost when the timer runs.

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Re: Necessity the mother
Rob Spiegel   8/12/2013 8:41:11 PM
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It could probably be converted easily enough to run a bread machine.

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Why ?
Droid   8/13/2013 8:41:33 AM
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Interesting, BUT....at the risk of sounding mean,..... Why waste time doing this when you can buy a crockpot ready made (and cheap) that already has a built in timer. (We have one)...   Or why not just buy a cheap timer that can be programmed to turn on at a specific time. 

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My crockpot already does this!
GTOlover   8/13/2013 8:46:02 AM
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My wife has a crockpot that already does this. She has had it for about 6-7 years. It has a timer that you program for the ON time, length of time on high, and then it goes into warming mode. I think it even automatically turns off after 8 hours.

As a side note, I took an old coffee maker and removed the timer and relay so my wife can also time the bread machine. But she never seems to use it. She likes to be around when the machine is cooking bread. I guess she wants to actually enjoy the smell of bread cooking.

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Re: Why ?
armorris   8/13/2013 9:53:08 AM
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I imagine that if you don't have the parts on hand, it would cost about as much as a new crockpot to buy the parts for this project. Still, it's a simple solution that could be used for other things as well.

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