How did I survive before having this electric blanket? Having a new baby, we used to have to dive back into a freezing bed several times a night. No more. The two separate controls work really well. You can set them from 1 to 9. 1 just about takes the edge off and 9 warms it up as though someone has layered your bed with a hundred hot water bottles and then whipped them out just before you get in. In addition to the 1 to 9 setting, you can set it to stay on for 75 minutes or 12 hours. Forget about new plasma TVs, Blu ray players or new laptops, this item will improve your life more than all that stuff!