What Is It
Are you someone who knows their bad habits are bad – but can’t seem to resist yourself? Don’t worry – it’s a pretty standard problem! Whether it be the delicious cookies in the kitchen, the video gaming you shouldn’t do until you’ve studied, your cell phone distracting you from work you need to do, or more, there are always things that distract us – and depending on what you love, some things distract us more than others.
The Kitchen Safe is the solution to that. A time-locking container, The Kitchen Safe allows you to add your items into the container, shut the lid, and the container WILL NOT open again until the timer reaches zero. There are no overrides, and short of physically destroying The Kitchen Safe, you’ll be completely safe from your temptation for as long as you set the timer for.
It’s simple to use. You just place an item in the safe, rotate the included button to set the timer, and press the button to activate the lock. Once locked, The Kitchen Safe will not unlock until the timer reaches zero. It can be locked as short as one minute or as long as ten days. If you accidentally set the wrong time, you have five seconds to press the dial to “cancel” the current time and set the correct time.
The Kitchen Safe has a width of 6.25″ with a length of 6.25″ and a height of 7.5″. It requires 2 AA batteries which will last about 6 months under normal use. You can choose a clear base to allow you to see inside the container, or for those that don’t want to see, you can choose a white, opaque design that blocks your view of the contents.
When this safe claims that it’s secure, it means that it’s secure. There is no override. There is no way in. There is no “oopsie! I want it now!” You get a short period of time right after the timer is programmed and the lid is shut, but after that, you’re not getting whatever you put into this safe. The only way you’re getting what you want is by breaking the container.
This is a huge container. I could easily fit two books in here. They won’t lay flat, but they’ll fit diagonally. I can’t imagine anything reasonably-sized that you couldn’t fit. A giant pack of cookies would be fine, books would be fine, a tablet would be fine. I don’t think it would fit a laptop or a giant box of cereal, but that’s about all I’ve got. Most things that most of us consider “addictions” would probably fit in here with no problem including chocolates, cigarettes, and others.
Setting a time on it isn’t too hard. I was surprised. After reading the instructions, it only took me a couple minutes to get the timer entirely set and ready to go for the first time. It takes less than a minute now that I know what I’m doing. It’s kinda impressive how easy it is to use. They definitely thought up the usability on this one before putting it into production.
I’m seriously bad about late-night snacking. I’ve been using The Kitchen Safe to help me make it through the evenings. After I’ve had the two cookies I should only eat, I’ll lock up the rest of the cookies and set it until the next morning. It unlocks in the morning so I’m ready for the next day, but no matter what I want, I actually can’t get my cookies in the evenings. In case of emergency or whatnot, you could totally break the safe, but be aware it wasn’t designed to be broken. There will be sharp plastic shards and everything else, so that’s definitely an “emergency only” type of situation.
I love this. I think I’ve probably kept myself from cheating on my cookie limit at least 10 nights in the past 30 days. Love it.
The Kitchen Safe was designed to ensure that you focus on what’s really important, and sometimes, what’s important is the opposite of what we want to do. The timer can go up to 10 days, and this container DOES NOT unlock until the timer is up. It’s a very well-made container, and they thought of everything. Even if the battery goes out, it still stays locked and remembers exactly what time it was at so it can resume it when you put in new batteries.
You really can’t open it until the timer is done. Seriously. So this is really going to help you control your urges, but make sure you actually don’t need it until after the time you set.
If you need to control some of your addictions or urges, it doesn’t get much better than this. You really can’t get at the items until the timer goes off, so whether it be the cookies you made, video games, your cell phone, or something else, you can get other things done because you really can’t get at this.
You can purchase The Kitchen Safe directly from The Kitchen Safe website. You also can purchase it directly on Amazon if you prefer going through Amazon.
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