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We measure how long it takes the blanket to pre-heat to its maximum temperature. The shorter the time, the better the score. We also collect general data, measure energy use, check for correct labelling, and take thermal images to see how well the blankets distribute heat. We then run the blankets through our electric blanket rig, which simulates 2000 turns of the blanket, and examine them for breakages in the wiring. They are also moistened and have 3000 volts passed through them to test for moisture resistance.
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Maximum temperature achieved (°C)
The temperature recorded is that of the blanket's heating element. The temperature of the material, say, on the corner of the blanket, could be lower.
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Individual controller for each side
This allows you to control the heat comfort level for either side of the blanket, which is helpful for couples who want different temperatures for their blanket.
Can you put your electric blanket in the wash? Which program can you wash it on? Controllers are removable on washable blankets.
Shop Ethical rating
Shop Ethical rates the environmental and social impact of the company (not the product) using independent sources. This rating is not included in our total score. NA means not available: there is no rating for that company.
Ease of use score
We assess whether the control's connector may cause discomfort when lying on the blanket, ease of using controls, ease of fitting the blanket to the bed, how easy it is to clean and whether the blanket can be washed and dried in a dryer.
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Energy consumption per winter (kWh)
Kilowatt hours, based on a 92-day period for winter.
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Number of levels
The number of levels that are available in the temperature controls.
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This feature will turn off your blanket automatically after a certain amount of time has passed. This can be helpful for safety and comfort.
Temperature level light display
The controller is illuminated so that when it's dark you can see the selected heat or temperature level.
Whether you can remove the controllers to clean the blanket.
Handy for use in the dark or for the visually impaired.
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Running cost per winter
- Fitted or tie down
- CHOICE Expert Rating
- Performance score
- Ease of use score
- Durability score
- Energy consumption per winter
- Temperature at all night (lowest) use level (°C)
- Time taken to reach peak temperature at maximum level (min)
- Maximum temperature achieved (°C)
- Good points
- Bad points
- Shop Ethical rating
- Temperature level light display
- Suitable for all night use
- Auto-off condition
- Controller type
- Controller removable
- Extra warm foot zone
- Individual controller for each side
- Requires separate wall socket
- Illuminates / indicator lights
- Raised markings
- Level setting available
- Number of levels
- Recommended pre-heat time (minutes)
- Machine washable
- Cleaning instructions present on blanket
- Recommended washing method
- Drying instructions
- Timer setting
- Fitting method
- Dimensions (cm, W X L)
- Weight (kg)
- Warranty (years)
- Country of origin