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Last updated: 04 May 2022


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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? We lab test and review the latest models, rating heating time, energy efficiency, and ease of use.

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Our lab test results will tell you which electric blankets:

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

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, 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.

        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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        • Running cost
        • Fitted or tie down
        • 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)
        • Good points
        • Bad points
        • 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 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 (W X L, cm)
        • Weight (kg)
        • Warranty (years)
        • Origin


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