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Last updated: 13 June 2018

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 how we test our rigorous testing process.

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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: Since 2010, more than 400,000 electric blankets have been recalled by the ACCC. For more information, see the Product Safety recalls website or our article on electrical winter product safety.

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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. 

      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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      • Durability score
      • energy consumption per winter
      • Temperature at all night (lowest) use level (°C)
      • Time taken to reach peak temperature at maximum level (min)
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      • 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
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      • Cleaning instructions present on blanket
      • Recommended washing method
      • Drying instructions
      • Timer setting
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