Even if you're roasting a chicken, or just heating up a can of beans over an oil bin fire, it's OK to use this adorable duck-shaped kitchen timer that Finnish designer Eero Aarnio created for Alessi. It's a humorous take on the traditional egg timer that hints at the longtime chicken vs egg debate.
You just twist the top half of the duck to set how many seconds you need, and the remaining time will be displayed on a simple LCD as it counts down. But is it adorable enough to warrant a $US53 price tag? That's a tough sell.