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Good but could be better
on 23 December 2011
I suffer intermittently from abnormally cold hands and feet which my doctor tells me be Raynaud's Syndrome. Since I have no wish to begin long term medication I am content to put up with the discomfort and just wear gloves or padded socks when the need arises. Sometimes, when watching TV my feet get cold so I thought I'd give the Beurer Cosy Foot Warmer a try to see if it helps.
Looking through Amazon I see there are many versions of this particular footwarmer available at different prices and under different names. I chose this one as it is available through Amazon prime. Shop around to find the best one for you.
It is softer and more flexible than I thought. I was expecting a reinforced body with heating element with a softer padded interior, In fact it is like a very thick quilted sock with detachable inner sock. This means it will easily fold up for storage and will take up little space in a drawer. However, it might not be good for it to try and roll it up too tightly, just lay it flat. The build quality and material used seems to be very good. The controller unit is quite big and chunky with an easy to read illuminated status indicator to show which heat setting it is on.It has a quite a heavy duty power cable of about four foot in length, a lighter weight and longer cable might be better.
So how well does it work?
It could be better. It is quite slow to warm up and on full power it warms the feet nicely but does not get uncomfortable. I would prefer it had the maximum setting been hotter. Ideally, I would like to be able to turn it on to number 3 at first to warm up quickly and then turn it down to 1 or 2 after a while. In fact I found I was setting it on 3 and leaving it there. In use it takes a good ten minutes or so before a sustainable warmth is obtained. I never found it too hot even after leaving my feet in it for half an hour or more. Yes, it does work OK, I would just like it more if it got even hotter.
It does warm your feet up satisfactorily
Folds up easily for storage
No danger of burning your feet
Detachable and washable inner lining
Illuminated and easy to use wired remote control
Power automatically cuts off after 90 minutes
Good build quality
Could be hotter
Lack of a rigid sole or casing may reduce product life
Longer, lighter cable would be better
Expensive, price varies greatly according to vendor or rebranding