The Swan Vintage Teasmade STM101 was launched in 2011 with a very deliberate nod in the direction of Swan Brand’s wealth of heritage. As with all teasmades, this model is an all in one tea maker, clock and alarm. The design is very similar to that long-serving old faithful, the Swan D01. Continue reading 2011 Swan Vintage Teasmade STM101 and STM201 ranges
The Breville Hot Cup is a great option as a bedside teamaker. It comes in three ‘generations’ but sadly none of them offer programmability so you cannot use your Hot Cup as a teasmade or an alarm. Continue reading 2012 Breville Hot Cup
Here’s a very interesting alternative to the Teasmade, the Breville One-Touch Tea Maker. It is a fully programmable machine, so it can be used as a teasmade to wake you up in the morning with a fresh pot of lovely leaf tea. At first the One-Touch was only available in the US as Breville in the US is an entirely different company to Breville UK, but it was rebranded for the UK market in 2013 as Heston Blumenthal’s Sage Tea Maker.( Continue reading 2012 Breville One-Touch Tea Maker
The Breville VCF042 Wake Cup is a 700ml hot water dispenser with an integral digital alarm clock. It features two separate dispensers for two cups, allowing you to make the same beverage or two different ones, including all varieties of regular and herbal teabags, as well as instant coffees, hot chocolate and other soluble drinks. Continue reading 2012 Breville Wake Cup
Heston Blumenthal has launched a Sage branded version of the Breville One-Touch in the UK, in conjunction with Breville Australia. This is the closest thing to a reworking of the teasmade that has been released in decades! I have been in touch with Breville US and UK recently and they had both told me that this model was not coming to the UK, so I was thrilled and surprised to see that it was being launched here after all.
The Swan Vintage Teasmade STM102 is very similar to the Swan STM101, but it incorporates an integral photo frame. Continue reading 2013 Swan Vintage Teasmade STM102 and 202 ranges
I rather like the Barisieur, a new design for a coffee making version of the teasmade from product designer Josh Renouf. Continue reading 2015 Barisieur by Josh Renouf Design