Updated 7 Jun 2016

Sunbeam

Sleep Perfect BL5131 King Single

Snapshot: The Sunbeam Sleep Perfect BL5131 King Single fitted electric blanket has 9 heat settings. How quickly does it heat up?

Sleep Perfect BL5131 King Single
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$170

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Test results

Overall score
88
Heat-up
?/10
Controls
?/10
Fitting
?/10
Cleaning
?/10

Good points

  • Extremely fast heat-up.
  • Very good illuminated controls.
  • Extremely easy to fit.
  • Excellent to clean.
  • Has 9 heat settings (3 for “all night”).
  • Controllers are removable.
  • Is machine washable.
  • Has timer settings.
  • Has warm-foot zone.
  • Has overheat safety cut-off.

But

(No obvious bad points.)

Why we recommend

This is the joint best-performing electric blanket we tested. It topped all our tests except controller usability (where it still achieved a respectable 8/10) and reached 57°C.

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
$170

Specifications

Heat-up time (minutes)
2.0
Running costs ($/yr)
4.96
Construction
Polyester
Style
Fitted

Features

Heat settings
9
"All-night" heat setting positions
1,2,3
Timer settings (hour)
1.25,12
Machine washable
Removable controllers
Two controllers
×
Warm-foot zone
yes
Size
King Single
Overheat safety cut-off

More Info

Availability
-

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