A quality electric heated blanket can be your favorite snuggle buddy all winter long. Perfect for movie marathons on the couch or across your bed on a chilly night, keeping you warm no matter the freezing weather outside. The Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab found the best electric blankets to keep you cozy and snug this winter – plus, all of our picks are machine washable!
Electric blankets will heat your bed, but they’re also ultra soft blankets that you’ll love being all wrapped up in. Whether you have a twin, queen, king, or any size bed, these blankets are available in both smaller and larger sizes. We found the best electric blankets that is the perfect fit for your home.
The 10 best electric blankets to keep you warm for 2021
1. Premium Comfort Double Electric Blanket
This is another great electric blanket for double beds. It is good quality and comes at an affordable price. It has all the usual, essential features such as three heating settings which are illuminated and visible in the dark. It also has overheating protection, although it is advisable to check that you have turned it off in the morning as it does not have an automatic shut-off option.
This Cosi Home’s double electric blanket has dimensions of 120 x 135cm, which fit a double bed. It has integrated corner ties so it can be fitted securely to the bed. It is very easy to use and incorporates all the functions you would expect from an electric blanket. This model, like every other electric blanket from Cosi Home, including their heated throw, is equipped with overheat protection which works from the moment you turn your blanket on, giving you peace of mind that it will not overheat.
As with most blankets, this one has three heat settings (low, medium and high) which are easily managed using the remote control which is included. The cord is detachable and the blanket is made of polyester, allowing it to be washed in the machine. The maximum recommended temperature for washing is 40°C, and it can even be tumble dried on a cool setting.
2. Dreamland Intelliheat
This versatile super cuddly overblanket has luxurious velvet on one side and fluffy Sherpa on the other. Use all night on the bed or snuggle under it on the sofa. It heats up in 5 minutes and has a programmable auto shut off timer for peace of mind and you can even machine wash it! Keep warm in every room for as little as 1p per night.
Luxurious velvet fabric with a sherpa reverse, ideal for use as a heated overblanket or throw, Intelliheat fast 5 minute heat up costs from 1p per night to run helping you save money on your energy bills. Ideal for use with memory foam mattresses.
3. Silentnight Comfort Control Electric Blanket
The Silentnight Comfort Control electric underblanket has three temeprature settings and a single remote control. The blanket is also machine washable and tumble dry safe. Fairly good evenness of temperature but awkward to fit. The Silentnight Comfort Control is also uncomfortable to sleep on however it does maintain a good temperature when used on its overnight setting. Do not use an electric blanket with a memory foam mattress, topper or pillow due to memory foam overheating.
4. Homefront Electric Blanket King Size Dual Control
First of all, we should mention that the material is very durable. If you were worried that the wires used for its electric system would continuously sting your back, you’ll be happy to know that it won’t be the case. The cables are thin enough that you won’t feel anything, and comfort will be maintained all the way through. If you’re someone who suffers from arthritis or blood circulation problems, your feet probably feel cold at night making your sleep uncomfortable. With this homef ront electric blanket, that problem will be solved once and for all. Thanks to the Individual Body & Feet Heat Technology, your feet will feel warm, and you will be able to sleep like never before.
If you need to clean it, you can use the washing machine. At a temperature of 30 degrees, your homefront electric blanket will be clean without being damaged. The controls are easy to use so no need to worry about spending an eternity finding out how to use it. Furthermore, it has illuminated dual controls, with 10 timer settings, 9 heat settings, and a fast heat up time. Thus, it will warm fast. Aside from that, you can get just the right temperature to feel comfortable! You won t regret investing in this homefront electric blanket – it has everything thats needed you rest properly.
5. Bauer Professional Luxury Deluxe Soft Touch Heated Throws
The Bauer Luxury Soft Touch Heated Throw Blanket is great for wrapping yourself in and sleep under, perfect for keeping warm in cold, winter days and nights. Featuring 10 heat settings and a digital controller so that you can get the temperature just right and with a 1 to 9-hour time, you can choose when to turn the heated throw on and off. Snuggle up and never feel cold again. This micro fleece heated electric throw blanket comes in chocolate brown, is machine washable and will ensure you stay comfortable and warm when needed!
6. PIFCO P49002 Heated Under Blanket
Enjoy a great night’s sleep every night with this King Size Fitted Under Blanket. Featuring 3 heat settings and a detachable controller, this under blanket is the perfect addition to bedtime luxury, providing you with a pre-heated blanket or alternatively sustaining an ambient temperature for all night use. With overheat protection and machine washable polyester, you can rest easy in the knowledge that your safety is taken care of and cleaning won’t be any hassle.
7. Warmnite WN48003N Heated Under Blanket
Featuring 3 heat settings and a fixed controller with a slide button for easy selection, warmnite under blankets let you enjoy a cosy nights sleep every night. Compatible with all types of mattresses, including memory foam, these easy-to-use blankets come complete with an overheat protection feature, which offers you peace of mind whilst the blanket is in use and helps ensure you achieve your ideal bed-warming temperature each time.
8. Dreamland Heated Mattress Protector Quilted Cotton Dual Control King
Enjoy a boutique hotel quality experience, every night with this Dreamland’s Award winning Boutique Hotel Cotton Heated Mattress Protector. With a 200 thread count cotton percale with Intelliheat +, this protector is ideal for all seasons, warm in winter and cool in summer. The high quality cotton feels crisp and smooth to the touch and the cotton percale is breathable and it will keep you cool and fresh during summer months, with the added benefit of switching on the heat when feeling cold.
This protector is super comfortable with a luxurious deep 250 grams bounce back polyester spiral filling, adding an extra layer of comfort to your mattress and it also includes a handy deep elasticated skirt, that stretches up to 38cm deep, and secures to the mattress and stays in place. This protector heats up in 5 minutes and only costs from as little as 1p per night to run. The Intelliheat + Technology, cleverly responds to temperature changes while you sleep. This protector is machine washable and tumble dryer safe, to keep it clean and fresh.
9. Bauer Professional Heated Electric Blanket
This durable super king sized electric under blanket is made out of 100% non-woven polyester and is great for all year use to keep your bed warmed for you at night. The blanket comes with a tie down function that goes under the mattress meaning it will stay Put on the most restless of nights.
The super king sized blanket comes with a control panel on both sides with 3 heat settings and off button (low, medium and high) to allow both you and your partner to have a perfect nights sleep. Available in other sizes: single, double, King or super king. Have a look at other health and Beauty products by Bauer Professional to find the perfect product for you or someone else.
10. New large 12v heated car van travel electric blanket
There are many situations that call for heated car blankets: overnight road trips, cold commutes, tailgates, and even lunch-break naps. Because heated blankets are less expensive than heated seats, you can get several: one for yourself and others for your family. Electric blankets can also help reduce home heating costs because they consume very little energy.
The Hamosky heated travel blanket provides cozy, body-encompassing warmth. It plugs into the cigarette lighter socket of any vehicle, quickly heats up, and stays warm for as long as it’s plugged in. Its thin wire gives off comfortable heat and it has a high/low gear switch. You can easily adjust its temperature according to your needs. Once you’re done using it, you can fold it and store it in the backseat or in the trunk. It doesn’t take up a lot of space.
This electric car blanket will help you maintain a good body temperature even on the coldest of days, but it does have a few shortcomings. Despite what the manufacturer says, its heat emission is subpar. In addition, its plug may not fit in your car’s cigarette lighter outlet.
How to use electric blankets?
How does an electric blanket work? The basic design hasn’t changed: a blanket equipped with wiring that warms heating pockets placed throughout the design. Even though new heating blankets are much safer, there are still several safety procedures that are important to follow. Before you cover yourself with one and turn up the heat, it is important to know the dangers of electrical blankets and how to avoid them. The experts at AJ Danboise have provided the do’s and don’ts of using an electric blanket.
- Do examine your blanket thoroughly every time before use. Be mindful of any areas that look burnt or worn by wiring.
- Do read the manufacturer’s manual completely.
- Do keep heat levels within manufacturer specifications.
- Do turn off the blanket when not in use.
- Do use new and up-to-date electric blankets. If you own a blanket that is more than ten years old, discard and buy a new one.
- Do keep the blanket on top of you and never under or squeezed in the side.
- Do allow the blanket to cool off after use before putting it away.
- Do wrap around the cords properly when not in use.
- Do dispose of the blanket when you notice that it has stopped working efficiently.
We have officially entered into some of the coldest months of the year and utilizing methods to help keep warm are in full swing. Whether it’s a relaxing, hot cup of tea or some fuzzy, warm socks that help keep you warm, you may want to consider adding an electric blanket into your nightly routine to help keep you warm and toasty throughout the cold winter nights.