DaysAgo - Frequently Asked Questions
|Pull side tab out of unit to engage battery. Flashing dot will appear to indicate operation.||The suction and magnet bases attach to most smooth surfaces. To release the suction seal, slide fingernail under cup.||Set/reset the timer by pressing the button for five seconds. The screen displays the number of days elapsed (up to 99) since setting. To view additional hours, quickly press and release the button.|
Food manufacturers are not required to label food freshness on their containers. If they do, it is voluntary. Consumers need to be alert for how to keep food safe. The length of time for freshness varies by food type, but the United States Food and Drug Administration offers a helpful list that we've made available here.
The DaysAgo Digital Day Counter counts up to 99 days. After that time, it starts to count over again. The DaysAgo can be easily reset and reused. The battery lasts about eighteen months and can be replaced (see instructions below).
After opening the package, there is a removable, clear plastic tab on the side of each DaysAgo unit. Pull the tab slowly and completely out of the DaysAgo to dispose of it. This action will automatically engage the battery inside of the DaysAgo so that the unit will be ready to operate. Press and hold the button for five seconds to begin counting elapsed days. Reset as desired by pressing and holding the button for five seconds. The DaysAgo will always be "on" and a flashing light on the LCD screen indicates that it is running.
The DaysAgo version with a suction cup typically works just by firmly pressing the cup to a clean, dry surface. Sometimes it is necessary to lightly moisten the suction cup before pressing it to a surface.
The suction cup version of the DaysAgo is very strong. When removing it from a surface, slide your fingernail (or similarly shaped item) under the suction cup to release the seal.
The batteries in the DaysAgo are replaceable. Just peel the sticker off the back of the unit to reveal a surface that can be unscrewed with a small Phillips head screwdriver. The batter is a small disk that easily slides otu and can be replaced with a comparable source. The battery is a typical watch battery, and its size is G8 (11.4 x 2.3 mm). Battery makers tend to have their own corresponding numbers for this size. For example, Duracell and Energizer use 391 and Panasonic uses SP391. After you replace the battery, re-screw the base and the DaysAgo will automatically activate.
Only one DaysAgo is needed to track elapsed time. It simply affixes to a container and stands alone to operate. There is no need to attach it to another unit or system. There are two DaysAgo untis in each package so that the consumer can use more than one at a time.
The DaysAgo is a low-cost investment in a kitchen gadget that can save you money on your grocery bill over the long term. You will know exactly how fresh the food in your fridge is, instead of guessing and perhaps throwing away good food because you can't remember when you opened it. By reminding you of how many days ago jars and bottles have been open in your refrigerator, you will be more likely to use the food you already have in your fridge instead of forgetting about it and then throwing it out when it's too late.
While the DaysAgo is useful for tracking elapsed days of food freshness, it can also be used for tracking days for other purposes, such as watering plants, completing beauty regimens, applying pet medications, changing furnace air filters, and more. Send us your suggestions for how it can be used! firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, it can be cleaned with a damp cloth and wiped with a dry towel. It is not meant to be submerged underwater or placed in a dishwasher.
Absolutely! The DaysAgo is an inexpensive, versatile gift that can be used for many occasions. It's the perfect kitchen tool for a foodie or cooking enthusiast. It helps new parents track feeding and baby foods. And hte pet lovers on your gift list will appreciate an easy way to remember the dog's monthly medication.
Pet lovers have discovered that the DaysAgo is a great way to help them keep track of the variety of tasks they perform to take good care of their pets. These include: refreshing kitty litter, giving heartworm medication, rotating flea collars, cleaning aquariums and cages, feeding reptiles, and walking the dog. The DaysAgo is helping pet owners protect and promote their pets' good heatlh and well-being.
The DaysAgo counts days and hours elapsed since you started or reset the device. The screen will display days elapsed and the word "day" appears on the screen. If you'd like to view additional hours elapsed, just press the button once and the screen switches to a display of hours with the word "hour" on the screen. After a few seconds, the screen returns to the standard view of days.
Yes, there are videos on our Uses page as well as our YouTube channel, daysagotimer.
"What's Growing in Your Medicine Cabinet?", ABC-TV's Good Morning America, http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/print?id=1278317
"Is the Food in Your Fridge Safe to Eat?", ABC-TV's Good Morning America, http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/print?id=1281472