Updated 7 Jun 2016

Zip

903 Double/Queen

Snapshot: The Zip ZIP 903 Double/Queen tie-down electric blanket has 3 heat settings. How quickly does it heat up?

903 Double/Queen
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$100

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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 (2 for “all night”).
  • 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).
  • No timer settings.

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
$100

Specifications

Heat-up time (minutes)
6
Running costs ($/yr)
6.47
Construction
Polyester
Style
Tie-Down

Features

Heat settings
3
"All-night" heat setting positions
1, 2
Timer settings
None
Machine washable
×
Removable controllers
×
Two controllers
Warm-foot zone
×
Size
Queen
Overheat safety cut-off

More Info

Availability
Exclusive to Briscoes.

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