Blanket arrived promptly and well packaged. When my old duel control electric blanket gave up on one side I was quite upset as I'd always liked it. However, since receiving this one, I'm almost glad it did as this is amazing. No more waiting up for the old one to warm up sufficiently after coming home late. Just switch it, No. 6 and by the time you've taken your make-up off and had a quick shower, it's lovely and warm. I don't have any heating upstairs so my bedroom is particularly cold as you can imagine, so it does take a little longer than 5 mins to be hot enough for me, but after 10 mins, I jump in, and just turn it down to No.1 and it goes off by itself in an hour. I'm sure if you have central heating in your room, 5 mins would suffice. Yes the wires don't go that close to the edges like others have said but then none of them do. Brilliant not having to tie down with tapes. I have a fairly thick mattress and the fitted sheet style is deep enough. My only criticism is that I feel it is a bit pricey, but still £10 cheaper than most places.