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Superb Electric Blanket

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It's that time of year again. Bah! Humbug! ;)


Anyway, this is regarding saving money on heating bills. I'm sure many on the forum use or are considering buying an electric blanket. I got this one from Amazon the other day and it's just great. Never heard of this brand before but, it looks great, covers the [king] bed more than adequately, dual controls, optimal thickness, soft, etc, etc. Great christmas present! I recommend it highly. ~$145.00 (different colors have slightly different prices.)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0041R ... 09_s00_i00
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I just bought what appears to be the same brand at Costco for only $119.00 for a Cal-King. Ours is actually is a mattress pad instead of a blanket though but has the same exact control units as your blanket. We love it.

Here is a link to Costco but they may be sold out or have significantly lowered their price:

http://www.costco.com/heated-mattress-pads.html

Here is the blanket version at Costco which is about the same price as your blanket:

http://www.costco.com/ProductDisplay?st ... =100007385
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Jerilynn wrote:It's that time of year again. Bah! Humbug! ;)


Anyway, this is regarding saving money on heating bills. I'm sure many on the forum use or are considering buying an electric blanket. I got this one from Amazon the other day and it's just great. Never heard of this brand before but, it looks great, covers the [king] bed more than adequately, dual controls, optimal thickness, soft, etc, etc. Great christmas present! I recommend it highly. ~$145.00 (different colors have slightly different prices.)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0041R ... 09_s00_i00
I've been using a Sunbeam one for a few years and I would recommend it also. I was concerned about electromagnetic fields being so close to the body. But it seems that electric blankets manufactured after 1992 use much weaker EMF's.

http://www.electricblanketinstitute.com ... -care.html

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jeff1949 wrote:I just bought what appears to be the same brand at Costco for only $119.00 for a Cal-King. Ours is actually is a mattress pad instead of a blanket though but has the same exact control units as your blanket. We love it.
Yup, mine is a warming blanket not a mattress pad. And no Costco around here.

Good information, though. Thanks, Jeff.
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Jerilynn:

We are very pleased with our king size, individually controlled, electric blanket purchased 5 or 6 years ago--so your post caused me to read the label. It is called a "Perfect Fit." I googled this link:

http://www.electricblanket.net/p-14-per ... anket.aspx

Yes, we sometimes need electric blankets in Florida. :wink:

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Whatever happened to goose down comforters? You know, the non-electric version of electric blankets.
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Not to throw cold water on this post but I thought researchers had long ago determined electric blankets to be unsafe, especially for extended use. And as was mentioned earlier it's hard to beat down.
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livesoft wrote:Whatever happened to goose down comforters? You know, the non-electric version of electric blankets.
I use those (down/feather filled duvets) both above and below in winter. Wool socks too (I can't fall asleep if I'm cold at all). They work really well, but I've been eyeing a heated toilet seat...maybe it'll be a gateway to electric blankets. ;)
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Get a Tempurpedic mattress and you can fry eggs.
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Electric blankets are best when used on a timer to pre-heat the bed before getting in.
Turn them off while sleeping and rely on the down for continued comfort.
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Don't forget to get the whole-house electric generator backup for your blanket.
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livesoft wrote:Whatever happened to goose down comforters? You know, the non-electric version of electric blankets.
Lot's of allergy problems. Although, now I see "hypoallergenic down", I wonder how that works, exactly. :)
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fsrph wrote:
Jerilynn wrote:It's that time of year again. Bah! Humbug! ;)


Anyway, this is regarding saving money on heating bills. I'm sure many on the forum use or are considering buying an electric blanket. I got this one from Amazon the other day and it's just great. Never heard of this brand before but, it looks great, covers the [king] bed more than adequately, dual controls, optimal thickness, soft, etc, etc. Great christmas present! I recommend it highly. ~$145.00 (different colors have slightly different prices.)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0041R ... 09_s00_i00
I've been using a Sunbeam one for a few years and I would recommend it also. I was concerned about electromagnetic fields being so close to the body. But it seems that electric blankets manufactured after 1992 use much weaker EMF's.

http://www.electricblanketinstitute.com ... -care.html

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The one I posted uses DC current, which, according to their information (propaganda?), has never been shown to cause any damage.
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yukonjack wrote:Not to throw cold water on this post but I thought researchers had long ago determined electric blankets to be unsafe, especially for extended use. And as was mentioned earlier it's hard to beat down.
Supposedly, the problem is with ones that use AC current, not DC current.
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interplanetjanet wrote:
livesoft wrote:Whatever happened to goose down comforters? You know, the non-electric version of electric blankets.
I use those (down/feather filled duvets) both above and below in winter. Wool socks too (I can't fall asleep if I'm cold at all). They work really well, but I've been eyeing a heated toilet seat...maybe it'll be a gateway to electric blankets. ;)
Best wool socks I ever have used, by far.

http://www.rei.com/product/664970/rei-m ... tion-socks
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I have a down comforter between my skin and my electric blanket.... it is the ultimate. Soft downy comfort, and warm. I have a quilt above the electric blanket for aesthetic coverage.
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Just for reference I've had a few different electric blankets not work or half of them not work after folding them up and storing them for the summer.
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