Wednesday, 31 August 2011

The Kitchen Clock

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Moving house saw my old faithful kitchen clock have it's last tick tock. The kitchen clock is very underrated in general with very little written or blogged about and yet I've lost count of the number of cakes I've baked keeping an eye on it. I'm one of those cooks who rarely ( unless I am recipe writing ) times things in the oven other than glancing at the kitchen clock.  It is perhaps one of the most important items in  my kitchen.  I must look at the clock thirty times a day easily and so my choice really needed careful consideration. 

If you are are a regular reader of my blog then you will know that I love British designs so I’ve gone for a Newgate clock.  The company is owned by Jim & Chloe Read and is a British company through and through. Their designs are heavily influenced by classic, vintage and retro with a touch of modernism and their clocks all seem to have a romantic story such as a rare find on on a London market or a rescue from a house being demolished! Their clocks are just seem so versatile and I spotted one a while ago in one of my friend’s kitchens and I had also been considering which one to get a few weeks ago in my local kitchen shop.  
Interestingly my friends kitchen is ultra modern .. but these clocks seem to look good in any setting, but I think this quad clock, which is a recreation of a clock found on Portobello Road looks particularly good in my new kitchen !
So to win one of these gorgeous clocks for your kitchen my question is.. do you use a kitchen timer or do you use the clock alone when you are baking? 

To enter simply comment below


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This giveaway is open to all readers over 18 with a UK mainland address. The winner will be chosen using an online randomiser and announced on this page on Friday 9th September. You need to leave your e-mail address in order to comment, I am the only person that can see it. Please do not include your email in the actual comment as well.
This competition on behalf of Newgate Clocks and they will be responsible for sending the prize to the winner. Their decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.


There is one main way to enter  .. just leave a comment below. There are 3 more chances to win .. . and you must leave a separate comment for each bonus entry otherwise they will not be counted.For a chance to win please comment and tell me what you use in your kitchen to time your baking / cooking.

For a second chance to win please tweet this post using the button below and you MUST comment with your twitter ID telling me you have done so.

For a third chance to win please follow me @VanessaKimbell on Twitter and comment below to tell me you have done so.

For a fourth chance to win please like my facebook page and comment below to tell me you have done so.Each Comment counts and an entrance and you can have a maximum of 4 entries to win this clock.


Closing date: 2pm Friday 9th September 2011


92 comments:

  1. I have a pinger for baking. It works a treat! It's best use is for the post supper "10 minute tidy up" every evening. Amazing what you can get done when you are against the clock.

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  2. follow on facebook : sharon griffin.
    when i bake i use the clock on the wall for timing :D

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  3. Abby: I am in desperate need of a clock and our kitchen colour scheme is black/white so perfect!We normally use the oven clock for timings which is a bit hit and miss!

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  4. I have Tweeted @abby.mynett1

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  5. I follow you on Twitter @abby.mynett1

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  6. I mostly use the clockon the wall but do have a timer as well which i on occasion do use.

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  7. I have tweeted @sharmagaskill.

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  8. I use the oven timer when I'm baking as we are in dire need of a Kitchen Clock! Since we moved into our new house in June I haven't had the chance to find one so winning this one would be lovely!

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  9. I am following you on twitter
    @sharmagaskill

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  10. I'm following you on Facebook!

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  12. I'm following you on Twitter @leopard1979

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  13. I shared the link to this post on Twitter!

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  14. That's one very handsome clock and we need a kitchen clock. I rely completely on a timer or I'm lost. That's also a lovely bowl of roses.

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  15. I use a cat shaped timer - very retro! Must say I still manage to burn things!

    marina frow
    marinaricci@hotmail.co.uk

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  16. Hi Vanessa...gorgeous clock & beautiful new kitchen too! I always use a timer because,as baking is my business, I just can't afford to forget! However, I do find that after over 7 years I am so in tune with timings that, if I start to feel a bit fidgetty when something's in the oven, I can guarantee that when I glance up at the timer it either goes off or shows that there's one minute to go! So I guess I'm my own timer & the actual timer is my back-up!!
    Great post...goopd clocks are surprisingly hard to find...hope that Bodie is behaving :-)

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  17. I also follow you on Twitter...as you know! x

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  18. Following on Twitter @becky0020

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  19. I use a clock and I stick to it religiously... I also have a giant newmarket clock that has been up in the loft for ever and is now going to be situated in the eaves of the new kitchen extension... a little smaller friend would be nice....

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  20. Liked on Facebook (Becky John Mse)

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  21. I like you (on facebook and as a human being)

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  22. I just use a clock, not a timer, but I don't have a kitchen clock, so it's either the digital clock on the cooker or the microwave - these two always seem to be a few minutes apart though, so I have to remember which one I'm using!

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  23. I've tweeted - @cheekychicken24

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  24. I follow you on Twitter - @cheekychicken24

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  25. I've liked you on facebook - Judith Scales on there x

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  26. Please help my kitchen counter is up the spout and I would love some kitchen clock loveliness to use instead! Thanks

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  27. I use the clock for backing , Hope this one helps me to do that :))

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  28. I use the clock on the oven - @walpolegirl (Heidi Roberts)

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  29. I have tweeted this post - @walpolegirl

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  30. I already follow you on twitter - @walpolegirl

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  31. I have followed you on Facebook - Heidi Roberts
    (heidi@heidiwilson.co.uk)

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  32. Have followed on twitter @bruniebox

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  33. Well I have a little egg in my kitchen plus a timer on the cooker. Use both when I have to time things.
    Always follow Vanessa.

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  34. I use the TV, I put the chips in at the beginning of Eastenders, once I hear the bom, bom, bombombom boom, I know they're done lol!

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  35. Already like on FB - Georg Ball

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  36. I use the oven timer for now, though I'm on the look-out for a nice kitchen clock ... perhaps it's fate(hope so!).

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  37. Tweeted your post : @MimiJane

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  38. Love the timeless style of the lovely clock on your wall! I'm a glance at my watch girl, but would happily glance at that lovely clock all day long.
    Funny how some things seem to suit anyone and anywhere!

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  39. I use the oven timer for baking as I'm always being distracted by small children!

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  40. I already follow you on twitter :)

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  41. That is one classy clock!
    I use a timer. I can NOT be trusted to remember to check on something in the oven as I get too easily distracted and absorbed in something else.
    However, I need to have a clock in every room on the wall as I feel out of control if I can't have a quick glance to check the time. I probably should get rid of all my clocks and teach myself to be less neurotic but, he, clocks are beautiful.

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  42. I can't be trusted with anything other than a kitchen timer.

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  43. I'm definitely a clock rather than a timer person! Love your new clock - goes well in your kitchen!

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  44. I used to use the timer on my cooker, until my toddler worked out how to use it and I wondered why my loaf cake took only fifteen minutes to cook!

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  45. I've retweeted, I'm @aliembroiders

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  46. I'm following you on Twitter x

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  47. I've liked your Facebook page x

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  48. PS My email is alirichardson@hotmail.co.uk in case I win!!

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  49. Blimey . . This clock is popular ! i wish everyone cold have one !

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  50. I use my Iphone as the timer is great and i always have my phone with me x

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  51. my oven timer is temperamental to say the least, either not beeping at all, or seemingly only beeping when the food is black! this has led me to now alter the time on the old clock in the living room so that it 'boings' at the right time - where there is a will ...

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  52. am following you on twitter @maxineflossy

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  53. already liking the facebook page!

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  54. Hi!
    I use my clock most of the time if I'm staying in the kitchen but if I'm pottering around the house I use ringing egg-shaped timer.

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  55. @Lizdancingcake follows you on twitter

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  56. I'm liking you via facebook :-)

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  57. Well after reading this I know why I use my cooker clock and timer...my clocks a bit hairy fairy and I can't see the dial as clearly as yours!
    Never win a sausage but need to get me a decent clock for sure! x

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  58. I follow you on Twitter (yes I am @TwitTotte). x

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  59. I always use a digital timer when baking. I have liked you on Facebook, I follow you on Twitter and will Tweet right now : )

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  60. I use both a timer & the clock, depending on whether I'm cooking something for a short time or long time

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  61. have tweeted
    @jessies_online

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  62. I love your blog and would love to win this clock. It's gorgeous and elegant.

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  63. follow on Twitter as @biedooness

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  64. I would LOVE to win that clock!
    Karen @ Lavender and Lovage

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  65. I have tweeted the event/give away!

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  66. I already follow you on Twitter
    @KarenBurnsBooth

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  67. I now like you on FB too, I am known as French Tart on FB! LOL!
    Karen

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  68. I only ever look at my clock! Just can't be bothered with the timer! Use the clock on my oven!

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  69. very simple but rather beautiful and elegant clock you have there, I had one just like that, but I fell down and it broke in small pieces!

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