Kitchen timers are supposed to be utilitarian devices and not look as cute as Mr. Chin, but thankfully Alessi decided to go against the grain by coming up with a stereotypical image for a kitchen timer. The timer itself is made from thermoplastic resin and is hand decorated for that personal touch. It can be set for any time up to an hour. As with most folks from ancient China, they come from a rather large family, so you can always groove with the other Chins thanks to the Mr. Chin Egg Cup and the Mr. & Mrs. Chin Salt and Pepper Set. The Mr. Chin Kitchen Timer currently retails for $45 a pop.