One through ten (1 - 10), the minimum to the maximum. A snails pace to a cheetah sprint. The numeric designation of the least to the most. 1 - 10 unquestionably has to be the most common marking on any number of appliances, gadgets and just about anything with a knob or slider control that goes from low to high. And because gadgets and what not are made by companies who's purpose is to sell them to consumer's, those knobs, sliders and controls sometimes may contain an element of hyperbole.
My mind couldn't help but wander in this direction during a home inspection when I saw one of the burner controls for the range. Three of the controls were marked low and high. Simple, nothing out of the ordinary.
And then I saw the rear left control. Apparently a turbo boosted burner for the extraordinary cook. This knob wasn't simply low to high, nor was it merely 1 - 10. No sir, this knob went from 1 - 12! Not one more than 10, but two. All I can say is, WOW!
Being that this knob went to 12, it reminder me of the conversation in the pseudo documentary This is Spinal Tap where Nigel Tufnel explains how his bands amplifiers go to 11.