Anonymous Person from Birmingham , AL United States
This timer works fine and as advertised with my 1500 watt espresso maker. I like having my machine heated and ready to go first thing in the morning.
Nonetheless, I have stopped using it. The digital display is small, dark and difficult to read, even in decent light. My timer is plugged into an outlet beneath my standard 18" high kitchen cabinets, where it is not well lit. In order to see what mode the time is set to (ON/Timer/OFF), I need a flashlight. If I ONLY used the machine in the morning, I'd leave it set to Timer mode, but I also make espresso during the day, at varying times. This means I have to dig out a flashlight every time I change modes, especially when setting to "Timer" mode for the next morning.
If it had a better display, preferably with indicator lights showing what mode it was in, I'd continue to use it. The way it is, I find it very inconvenient. I'd rather just wait for my machine to heat up. A few minor changes could make it a 5 star item.