Updated 7 Jun 2016

Necessities

SRO8221 Queen

Snapshot: The Necessities SRO8221 Queen tie-down electric blanket has 3 heat settings. How quickly does it heat up?

SRO8221 Queen
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$39

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Test results

Overall score
72
Heat-up
?/10
Controls
?/10
Fitting
?/10
Cleaning
?/10

Good points

  • Very fast heat-up.
  • Very good illuminated controls.
  • OK to fit.
  • OK to clean.
  • Has raised markings on controls.
  • Has 3 heat settings.
  • Has overheat safety cut-off.

But

  • Controllers aren’t removable (so the blanket can’t be machine-washed).
  • No warm-foot zone.
  • Not fitted (so tends to move around on the bed).
  • Only includes one controller.
  • No timer settings.

How we test

Overall score includes:

  • Heat-up (40 percent)
  • Fitting (20 percent)
  • Controls (20 percent)
  • Cleaning (20 percent)

Price guide is the recommended retail price (RRP).

Heat-up: Shows how quickly the blankets reached their peak temperature on their highest heat setting.

Controls: Assessed on the user-friendliness of the controls.

Fitting: Assessed on both the initial fitting and whether the blanket stayed in place.

Cleaning: Assessed on how easy the blanket was to clean and dry.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$39

Specifications

Heat-up time (minutes)
7
Running costs ($/yr)
2.17
Construction
Polyester
Style
Tie-Down

Features

Heat settings
3
"All-night" heat setting positions
0
Timer settings (hour)
no
Machine washable
×
Removable controllers
×
Two controllers
×
Warm-foot zone
no
Size
Queen
Overheat safety cut-off

More Info

Availability
The Warehouse only.