Updated 7 Jun 2016

Goldair

GUB-LS Large Single

Snapshot: The Goldair GUB-LS Large single fitted electric blanket (with mattress protector) has 3 heat settings. How quickly does it heat up?

GUB-LS Large Single
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$120

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Test results

Overall score
80
Heat-up
?/10
Controls
?/10
Fitting
?/10
Cleaning
?/10

Good points

  • Extremely fast heat-up.
  • Very good illuminated controls.
  • Excellent to clean.
  • Has 3 heat settings.
  • Controllers are removable.
  • Is machine washable.
  • Has overheat safety cut-off.

But

  • Somewhat difficult to fit.
  • No warm-foot zone.
  • No timer settings.

Why it's worth considering

This electric blanket heats up quickly, is easy to use and achieved a maximum temperature of 50°C. We couldn’t recommend it because it was too difficult to fit. But mattress sizing in New Zealand is quite variable, so if you’ve got a king- or large-single bed that’s on the small side, and you want a blanket with a mattress protector, then we think this model’s worth considering. See Made to fit for more information.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Heat-up (40%): Shows how quickly the blankets reached their peak temperature on their highest heat setting.
Controls (20%): Assessed on the user-friendliness of the controls.
Fitting (20%): Assessed on both the initial fitting and whether the blanket stayed in place.
Cleaning (20%): Assessed on how easy the blanket was to clean and dry.

Running costs are calculated from the energy consumption of the blanket during warmup, then running it for 8 hours per night over the 3 months of winter on its “All-night” setting. If there is no “All-night” setting then only the warmup consumption is taken into account.

Price is from a June 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$120

Specifications

Heat-up time (minutes)
3
Running costs ($/yr)
12.51
Construction
Polyester
Style
Fitted

Features

Heat settings
3
"All-night" heat setting positions
None
Timer settings
None
Machine washable
Removable controllers
Two controllers
×
Warm-foot zone
×
Size
Large Single
Overheat safety cut-off
×

More Info

Availability
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