Here’s a very unsympathetic critique of teasmades from the outspoken Paul Henry, who was born in England, but worked as a radio and TV presenter in Australia and New Zealand. He has clearly never used a teasmade as he has absolutely no idea what the alarm sounds like!
I thought long and hard before including this clip, but I’ve decided that it perfectly expresses the exaggerated view of a seasoned teasmade-o-phobe, and as such it is part of the teasmade’s social history. All credit to his co-host Alison Mau for her bemused, rather than amused, expression. I think it was his infectious laughter that got her in the end, rather than mutual hatred of the teasmade.