Days Ago Timer for Fresh Food (up for grabs)

by Pam on July 5, 2012

Many people have chores they despise. Laundry, mopping, ironing, are just a few on the list. My most hated chore is cleaning out the fridge. I am constantly finding strange concoctions my children have created, half empty soda cans and spills no one except me can be bothered to clean. Pushed to the back are leftovers, jars of spaghetti sauce and salsa, and cartons of yogurt, leaving me wondering, “Who opened these and how long have they been here?” I needed a simple solution for determining if the mysterious food was still safe to eat. Thankfully, I found the answer with the Days Ago Timer.

The Days Ago Timer is an ingenious device designed to be attached to the top or side of a food container and track when the food was opened, right down to the days and hours. Because it records up to 99 days before needing to be reset, it has multiple uses. I can attach it to a three month supply of medicine, giving me plenty of warning for when I need the prescription refilled. Or I can use it to remember when I need to water my indoor plants- something I am sure they would appreciate as I am notoriously forgetful until they are completely dry and droopy. While the timer works best at room temperature or in the fridge, it could be used to measure when oil changes are needed or when the herb garden needs fertilizing.

Of course, for any gadget to get much use around my home is has to be easy to use. After removing the green pull tab to activate the battery, I can place the timer on any magnetic surface and press the reset button for five seconds. Viola, it’s ready to go! I plan to send these off to college with my daughter. She has a mini fridge in her dorm room which I am sure will be stocked with snacks. I don’t want any midnight calls saying she has food poison.

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Pam is a former teacher turned work from home mom. When she's not caring for her kids or cats, she can be found whipping up tasty recipes, trying her hand at the newest techie gadgets or reading. She loves to travel whenever she has a chance and spends way too much time on the computer sharing her experiences.

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eclairre July 5, 2012 at 4:33 am

id use it for leftovers.

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Crystal July 5, 2012 at 6:11 am

Definitely on food! I keep a package of garage sale type stickers in the kitchen to tag leftovers, but this is way snazzier!
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Peggy Damon July 5, 2012 at 8:42 pm

On my lunchmeat

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Anne Loyd July 6, 2012 at 12:27 am

I would use it on items such as cream cheese and cool whip.

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Paul T / Pauline T July 6, 2012 at 8:44 pm

I would use it on medications for my aunt – Paul Tran ….. emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

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slb3334 July 8, 2012 at 2:41 am

on the milk.

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Space Monkey July 8, 2012 at 2:46 pm

I would use it on my cottage cheese!! or leftovers we all just throw into the fridge.

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Space Monkey July 8, 2012 at 2:46 pm

I would use it on my cottage cheese!! or leftovers we all just throw into the fridge.

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Charlotte Padgett July 8, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Probably on salads and cottage cheese. I never heard of these before and it behooves me to be able to decide which way I would most likely use them.

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Josh Beck July 8, 2012 at 5:18 pm

I’d definitely use it for vegetables

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Janice Crespo July 8, 2012 at 6:34 pm

I think I’d follow your advice and use it on the plants – LOL – sounds like it could help some live longer – LOL

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rj7777 July 8, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Leftovers for sure!! I always forget about them and throw them out when I could have given chicken etc to the dogs or made a salad or such! Rita Spratlen rjspratlen@gmail.com

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tarter95 July 8, 2012 at 9:00 pm

for yogurt.
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Tammy Hoffa July 8, 2012 at 9:13 pm

helping my daughter learn how to cook

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Brn2lisn July 8, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Fruits and veggies ,.. always seem to have issues with cucumbers and celery

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latanya July 8, 2012 at 11:44 pm

to keep track of fruits, veggies, and meat

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mrsshukra July 8, 2012 at 11:58 pm

On dairy products!

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Shannon July 9, 2012 at 5:40 am

I would use this on opened pasta sauce jars. I always forget how long they were opened.

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Growl Tiger July 9, 2012 at 2:37 pm

I would use it to keep track of how long our lunch meat has been open

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Brett Monster July 10, 2012 at 3:54 pm

I would use it to know how long our jars of spaghetti sauce or salsa have been open

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mindomatter76 July 11, 2012 at 4:17 am

I would use it on my son’s ADHD medication! He uses patches, and they stick together…So, this would be really helpful!

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ExitsAngel July 11, 2012 at 8:58 am

I would definitely use it for leftovers. I’m sick of finding gross surprises in my fridge.

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Candice July 12, 2012 at 7:03 am

Definitely for leftovers and yogurt. I always let my yogurt go bad
thank you

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Katie R. July 15, 2012 at 3:21 am

I would use it on dairy products because they spoil so quickly after being opened.

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San8KidzForMe July 15, 2012 at 4:56 am

I would use it for leftovers. I am so tired of finding nasty stuff in the fridge.

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Melissa Shirley July 15, 2012 at 8:50 pm

I would use it for food.
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amanda a July 16, 2012 at 2:44 am

use it for left overs

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Janna Johnson July 16, 2012 at 5:24 am

keep track of veggies
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Brittany July 16, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I’d use it for leftovers.

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tweetyscute July 16, 2012 at 8:21 pm

I would use it on leftovers so that my family members will know how long food has been in the fridge

Theresa J

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amanda hoffman July 16, 2012 at 9:42 pm

on milk

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noreen July 17, 2012 at 10:05 pm

My bread dough, I never remember how long ago I made it

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LesleyfromWI July 18, 2012 at 12:47 am

I would use on leftovers

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bbrittbrat1398 July 18, 2012 at 4:13 am

I would use it for my milk and dairy.
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Harold D July 18, 2012 at 8:59 pm

On my dairy products.

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Tamar July 19, 2012 at 12:05 am

I’d put it on vegetables I buy. I always have rotten veggies.
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polly July 19, 2012 at 12:21 am

i would use it for dairy products

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ferriz July 19, 2012 at 8:17 am

on my pasta sauce. i always forget how long it has been open and dont wanna test it.

dani marie

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CAJUNMAN12 July 19, 2012 at 1:22 pm

I would use it for leftovers
Damian Jarreau

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Shelley P July 19, 2012 at 7:38 pm

I’d use it for leftovers……I never know how long they have been in the fridge!

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Valerie Taylor Mabrey July 19, 2012 at 9:28 pm

for my milk
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Diana Stanhope July 19, 2012 at 11:14 pm

I would use it on Juice and dairy.

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Terri Menke July 19, 2012 at 11:49 pm

I would use it for my sons medicines

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lilyk July 20, 2012 at 1:21 am

I would use the Days Ago Timer for leftovers.

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Allison July 20, 2012 at 1:30 am

I would use them on leftovers.

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brich2222 July 20, 2012 at 2:04 am

use it for milk and eggs

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carol roberts July 20, 2012 at 3:33 am

for my leftovers

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Sofia Byrd July 20, 2012 at 3:41 am

For my leftovers!! Or for the dairy that goes into the fridge after being opened but did not get used compeltely…

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