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Electric blankets buying guide

Discover the top 4 things you need to know before you buy a new electric blanket with this helpful guide.

Whether it’s chilly or balmy outside, there’s nothing that beats the feeling of getting into a warm and cosy bed at night. With an electric blanket, you can get that every night. There are plenty of different blankets to choose from. We’ll explain each type and what features to look out for – making it easy for you to find the perfect fit.

Types of blanket

When choosing the perfect blanket for you, there are different sizes and types to consider:

  • Heated Overblankets – throw over yourself like a traditional blanket
  • Heated Underblankets – lies flat underneath your fitted sheet
  • Heated Mattress Covers – like a fitted sheet and protects your mattress
  • Heated Duvets – lightweight duvet with variable temperatures
  • Heated Throws – perfect for the sofa, throw on and stay cosy

Features

If you want your bed to be warm the moment you jump in it, keep an eye out for blankets with a fast heat up time – it’s usually around 10 minutes. So, by the time you’ve got yourself ready for bed, it’ll be super cosy. A range of heat settings allows you to quickly and easily adjust the temperature, perfect for mild or chilly nights. With dual controls, you can set different levels of warmth for each side of the bed, so everyone goes to sleep happy!

Cleaning

Cleaning is simple. All of our electric blankets are not only washing machine safe, they are tumble dryer safe too. So, you won’t have to worry about spilling your cup of tea when you’re relaxing on the sofa or sat in bed. Just throw it in the wash and enjoy the comfort of your fresh and clean blanket again.

Safety

All blankets are fitted with a clever system that automatically shuts off the power after a set amount of time to give you peace of mind. And, all of our blankets are BEAB Approved which means they meet the latest safety standards, so there’s nothing to worry about. If you’re planning on leaving the blanket switched on overnight, just be sure to check that the product you’ve chosen has the necessary settings that are suitable for extended use.

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