Why does the timer only go to 10 hours?

Started by waynerto, May 01, 2022, 08:31:16 PM

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I have the digital smoker and the digital timer only goes to 9:40.  Why is that?  To save money on needing an extra digit on the display?  It seems silly since some meats like brisket or large pork roasts require much longer than 10 hours.  More than once I have had the oven time out and the temp start dropping before I realize I need to reset it.

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I used to feel the same way you do - it's to save money; but also there may not have been enough room to add an extra digit without making the LED display smaller. But I've changed my mind when the P10 was released. The P10 only allows you to set a maximum time of 10 hours. The P10 has the room to display longer times than 10 hours,  but the user is not allowed to do so. So I also have a feeling that it may be do to some insurance or other legal liability. Such as allowing the end user to leave the smoker unattended for too long.

I have had problems of forgetting to reset the time on the P10. So now I set a timer (either kitchen or my iPhone) to go off after a certain amount of hours to remind me to reset the P10. Or if it is an overnight cook, I will reset the time just before going to bed.



Something similar happened to me. You can only set a maximum time of 10 hours with the P10. Although the user is not permitted to do so, the P10 has the capacity to show for more than 10 hours.