The kitchen can be a dangerous place, so we've made sure that this timer is impact resistant for falls up to four feet with a soft, cushioned sleeve for protection. We also know that splashes and accidental spills are regular kitchen hazards. This timer is IP65 rated, meaning it will withstand moisture and water splashes. Even the screen is heat resistant to 167°F (75°C) just in case it gets too close to a burner or hot oven exhaust. Its best feature is an adjustable super-loud ringer (4 settings) so that you can hear the timer even from another room. Additional features include a blue backlit, 12 hour clock, stand and magnet mounting options. Total time: 24 hours, 59 minutes, 59 seconds. While Taylor traces its history back to 1851, Rob Kay and the private equity firm Centre Partners teamed up in the Summer of 2012 to acquire Taylor Precision Products as a platform from which to create a global leader in the housewares industry. At the time, Taylor was focused exclusively on scale and measurement products, and with commanding market positions in these categories, the company had pervasive distribution across all classes of trade. Rob's vision is to build upon this infrastructure and become a full spectrum provider of houseware products selling into these same channels, and thereby offering a greater value proposition to its customers and the consumer.