Meet Al Dente! The Singing Pasta Timer plays a melody to let you know when your pasta is 'al dente' ! At 215° (boiling) 2 beeps as timer starts. After 8 minutes melody plays (looping). After 10 minutes melody stops, then beeps 3 times. Rinsing in cold water resets timer and stops the melody. High Temperature polycarbonate plastic. Requires 2 LR44 batteries (included). Instructions included.