Having just purchased a Swan Teasmade STM100N we would like to express our great disappointment in this product.
Why is it necessary for it to have such a bright blue light behind the clock face, illuminating the whole bedroom. Obviously the manufacturers are aware that it is far too bright, as they supply filters to place over the clock face.
This we have done, but we still find the light far too intrusive, and when the clock is set up with the alarm button activated, then the intense blue light on that button is even brighter, increasing the intensity of light even more.
We have always considered that the bedroom should be a dark, or at least a relatively dark, environment in which to sleep, and over the past 50 years whilst we have had several tea making products, we have never encountered the problems that we are experiencing with this product.
It can only be assumed that the designers of this `Iconic 21st Century Teasmade' have never tested it in their own bedrooms, or had the pleasure of using a non-invasive, subdued light, teasmade available in the past.
Judging from some of the internet comments, others are experiencing the same problems.
We consider, therefore, that this product is not fit for use by all but the heaviest of sleepers and we are seriously considering abandoning it after a couple of weeks use.