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Last updated: 27 May 2024


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A warm, cosy bed is high on our list of wants on a chilly night. So which electric blankets perform best?

Our lab test results will tell you which electric blankets:

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

We've also partnered with Shop Ethical on this update to show the ratings the Ethical Consumer Group gives to each company.

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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, check the Product Safety recalls website.

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List of brands we tested in this review.


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    This is the manufacturer’s recommended retail price but you can often save money by shopping around.

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    Performance score

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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)

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    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

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    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. 

      Machine washable

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      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

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        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.

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          • 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
          • Price
          • Shop Ethical rating
          • 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 separate 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 (cm, W X L)
          • Weight (kg)
          • Warranty (years)
          • Country of origin


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