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Why has it taken this long for me to buy one?!
on 11 January 2015
After thoroughly searching Amazon and reading all the reviews for electric blankets I decided on this one.
It was within my price range and seemed to have all the requirements I needed from a blanket.
After noticing electric blankets as a whole come in very small (why is this? No one want's just a little square in the middle of the bed warming up!) I decided on a king size to go on our double bed. I would advice anyone to carefully check the measurements before buying any electric blanket as they do seem to vary and are on the small side. Some of the double ones I was looking at were just over 1m squared and that's no use to anyone!
This blankets fits from the bottom of our pillows, right to the end of the bed, and width ways, fits just over the edges of the mattress. With it being that bit bigger, the connectors hang over the edge of the bed so you're not sleeping with them in your face. I suppose you could always turn the blanket round and have the connectors near your feet, but for convenience sake, I wanted them at the head of the bed.
There's 2 temperature controls 1 and 2. I would have liked a bit more variation, but actually, it's really not needed. We put the blankets on 2 while getting ready for bed and within 5 minutes at most, it's toasty and warm. The number 2 setting feels like an all over water bottle, it's amazing. If I'm sat reading I'll turn it down to number 1 setting but usually turn it off for the night as it gets too warm leaving it on.
I often put in on 2 on a morning before I get up as I suffer from a chronic pain condition and it really helps to take the edge of my morning pain, it's like a giant all over heat pack!
Having 2 controls is great, I can warm up my side if I wake in the night without disturbing my partners sleep and there's no complaining about one being too hot or cold.
I would highly recommend this product and can't believe it's taken my this long to buy one. I think it's one of the best purchases I've ever made.
Do be careful about reviewing the size before you buy though, I definitely recommend measuring your bed and then checking the size of the blanket before you purchase, or do as I did, buy a king size for a double bed to get edge to edge warmth!