I've had electric blankets since they were first invented when I was a child. They are wonderful. Not in all those years - I'm in my 70s - has there been any problem with broken wires or the blanket overheating without cause (if you think the blanket is overheating, it is usually because your body temp is different and you are responding differently to the blanket. Turn it down, it will be fine...). These blankets wash very well. Just because you don 't understand why they wash well....have some faith. They are labeled for machine washability, so they are washable. Do you think the manufacturer is trying to trick you?? These blankets are nothing to be afraid of. There's enough out there to be afraid of - say, certain obstreperous Congressmen, who are very very scary - but electric blankets are not among them.
Age: Over 65
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I would never use an electric blanket with a person with bed wetting problems of any kind. I would never use an electric blanket with an ill person, with a person with bladder control issues, with a person who cannot get out of the bed quickly and agily, with a child, or with a pet. It just makes common sense that any of the above could cause a dampness issue that could lead to interference with the electric wires. Even washing an electric blanket worries me. I always keep my electric blanket between two sheets that I can wash regularly just so I do not have to wash the blanket. In my opinion, a blanket is a two or three year investment at the most, and in the trash it goes. There is no way to inspect the wires to see if someone has broken the coating...by stepping on it, by your weight crushing it during sleep, by washing/drying it, by rolling the wheels of the bed or a chair over it, or just by a dog doing his regular digging to make a nest on your bed routine. Electric blanks are not fragile, but definitely for use by a competent adult only.
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Well this blanket says that it's washable but I've never understood how an electric blanket could be washable so I've never tried it. I'm just worried that if I throw this thing in the washing machine and get it all wet, then it's not going to work after that since the coils will have gotten wet. My little toddler sleeps in bed with us sometimes and every once in a while his pull-up leaks and it soaks our bed but what I did was put this electric blanket on top of another thick blanket that's on my bed. So when he gets our bed all wet, he just gets the sheets wet and the first blanket. So that way the electric blanket never gets wet since it's on top of another blanket. That works great for us so you might try that. :-)
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Shops in store: Once a month
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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