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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.
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.