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Last updated: 06 July 2020


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A warm, cosy bed is high on our list of winter wants. Which electric blanket models perform best? We lab test and review the latest models.

Our electric blanket buying guide will help you decide which type you need, and our how we test explains our rigorous testing process.

In response to member feedback, we've placed more emphasis on comfort and ease of use. Models tested before 2020 may have a slightly different overall score due to the change of ease of use rating, but the durability and performance scores remain unaffected.

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We review the latest models to tell you which electric blankets:

  • passed our safety tests
  • get your bed warm the fastest
  • use the least electricity
  • are the easiest to clean.

Our interactive comparison tool shows you results from queen-sized electric blankets that we've tested, but we're confident that results can be applied to all sized blankets from a particular range. (Note that purchase prices and running costs will vary between sizes.)

Recall notice: The ACCC has recalled tens of thousands of electric blankets and throws since 2016. For more information, see the Product Safety recalls website.

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    Individual controller for each side

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    This allows you to control the heat comfort level for either side of the blanket. Helpful for couples who want different temperatures for their blanket. 

      Machine washable

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      Can you put your electric blanket into the wash? Which program can you wash it on? Controllers are removable on washable blankets.

        Maximum temperature achieved (°C)

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        The temperature recorded is that of the blankets heating element. The temperature of the material, say, on the corner of the blanket, could be lower.

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        • Running cost
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        • Overall score
        • Ease of use score
        • Performance 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)
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        • Brand
        • Model
        • Availability
        • Price
        • Temperature level light display
        • Suitable for all night use
        • Auto-off
        • Auto-off condition
        • Controller type
        • Controller removable
        • Extra warm foot zone
        • Individual controller for each side
        • Requires seperate wall socket
        • Illuminates / indicator lights
        • Raised markings
        • Level setting available
        • Number of levels
        • Programmable
        • Recommended pre-heat time (minutes)
        • Machine washable
        • Material
        • Cleaning instructions present on blanket
        • Recommended washing method
        • Drying instructions
        • Timer setting
        • Fitting method
        • Dimensions (W X L, cm)
        • Weight (kg)
        • Warranty (years)
        • Origin
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