Toasty warm bed, on a cold winter’s night? Yes please! If you’re looking to take the chill off cool sheets before bedtime, or warm up cold toes, electric blankets are a great choice especially in cold locations. Gone are the days when it is all or nothing heat with limited settings - “Zoned” options mean you can target where you want the warmth the most.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to use an electric blanket?
Electric blankets have had a bad rap in the past, so it’s important to follow all manufacturing safety guidelines to the letter. Leaving any type of heating device on for long periods of time could be dangerous. Electric blankets are very easy to use. It’s as simple as placing your electric blanket under your bottom(fitted)sheet directly on top of your mattress, facing up. Plug the cord into the power, set to your preferred warmth setting and selected zone/s. To get ready for bed, turn your electric blanket on 30 minutes before bedtime and switch it off once you get in. Your electric blanket should not be left on overnight, as sometimes overheating can cause disturbed sleep – refer to the manufacturer’s guidelines for full instructions.
Can you put an electric blanket over a mattress topper?
We would not recommend using your electric blanket over a mattress topper. It is recommended to use an electric blanket directly on top of your mattress. Some mattresses come with an in-built cushion-top, which is considered the mattress. You may place an electric blanket over a mattress protector if this fits within the manufacturer’s guidelines. We do not recommend using an electric blanket with any type of latex or foam product.
Can you put an electric blanket under a wool underlay?
The natural insulation properties of wool mean you are unlikely to need an electric blanket, but you can place an electric blanket underneath your wool underlay if you are especially sensitive to the cold. Without exception, be sure to switch your electric blanket off once you get into bed.
How do you wash an electric blanket?
It is recommended to wash your electric blanket sparingly and strictly adhering to the manufacturer’s guidelines. Electric blankets are not waterproof, and the electric controls should be removed before washing. Whilst in some instances electric blankets are machine washable, it is recommended that you rather wash your electric blanket by hand so it can be handled carefully. Use lukewarm water, as opposed to hot water and soak the blanket for 5 minutes. Rinse your blanket thoroughly and lay flat to dry. Do not wring or spin dry your blanket.