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Best Blanket

Electric blankets have improved in terms of technology and material to be much more versatile and comfortable than their earlier scratchy counterparts. They use much less electricity than a heating fan or radiator would, which can help reduce winter heating bills. Larger blankets have dual controls so two people can comfortably share a blanket. These top picks are comfortable, plush blankets that will warm the coldest nights, as long as you are near an outlet.

Sunbeam Camelot Retreat Ultra Soft Microfiber Heated Blanket

This Sunbeam electric blanket has the plush, ultra-soft microfiber fabric of your coziest sweater. The blanket includes dual controls to regulate the temperature of each side of the blanket. For safety, the blanket shuts off automatically after ten hours and each control has ten heat settings, and a pre-warm cycle is an additional option. It has the same microfiber fabric on both sides so you’ll never be confronted with an icy satin-lined surprise.

Sealy Diamond Electric Blanket

Sealy Diamond Electric Blanket

A pleasing jacquard weave diamond pattern and dual temperature controls for the queen and king sizes makes this blanket a top choice. The lighted control has ten heat settings, and a 10-hour auto shut-off safety feature. The ultra-thin Micro bore wire will not bulk up this blanket, and the acrylic material is washable, although it’s best to wash the blanket by hand to extend its life.

Biddeford Electric Heated Blanket

The Biddeford Electric Blanket is an acrylic electric blanket that will keep both you and a friend warm thanks to dual controls. The blanket shuts off automatically and the digital control is simple to use and figure out. The 5-year limited warranty will also come in handy as the chief problem of every electric blanket is that they sometimes stop working after a few months or a year. This Biddeford blanket should last you for years and it is machine washable and dryable for added convenience.

Sunbeam Royal Elegance Microplush Heated Throw

The microplush fabric of this blanket is comfortable, extra-soft and won’t pill all over the place. It’s a 50 by 60 inch throw, which should keep two people cozy on the couch. It has three heat settings and shuts off after three hours as a safety precaution. This is a high quality polyester throw that’s a value at less than 40 dollars.

MAXSA Innovations Comfy Cruise 12V Heated Travel Blanket

If you’re looking for a portable option in electric blankets, consider the Maxsa Comfy Cruise blanket for your next trip. It plugs into any 12-volt adapter in the car and warms up quickly: something that anyone getting into a cold car can appreciate. It measures 42 by 58 inches, which isn’t long enough to cover the whole body but perfect for draping across the laps of two people. The 7-foot cord is useful if you plan on napping in the back of your car or truck. It automatically turns off after 45 minutes for safety.

Hudson Bay Blankets

The Hudson Bay blankets have a reputation of lasting for generations and that is why I’ve chosen this blanket as the top pick. While steep in price, if you do decide to make the splurge, realize that you’re getting a quality product that will last for a long time. The Hudson Bay blankets are constructed of 100% wool, which makes them exceptionally comfortable. If you decide on the Hudson Bay blanket, you’re investing in something that will last for decades. The blanket will keep you very warm and won’t wear out. Overall the craftsmanship and durability in addition to its unique authenticity make the Hudson Bay blanket an excellent choice for a warm, cozy blanket.

Pendleton Eco-Wise Wool Washable Blanket

For a comfortable wool blanket that is environmentally friendly, this Pendleton blanket will impress. Its rich colors are striking and beautiful and will keep you warm. Additionally, it holds up well to washing and drying. After one cycle of each, it’s ready to use. You may find a sheet in between yourself and the blanket works wonders, as this particular blanket is wool and may be a little scratchy but undoubtedly will provide lasting comfort and warmth. It isn't too bulky and not lightweight either. If you’re interested in leaving as little impact on the environment, the Pendleton Eco-Wise Wool Blanket is an excellent option.

Sunbeam Egyptian Cotton Electric Blanket

If you’re looking for a reliable electric blanket, the Sunbeam Egyptian Cotton Heated Blanket is a great option. What’s great about this blanket is its ability to sense and adjust to deliver you comfort and warmth. With 20 heat settings it’s easy to find just the right temperature for a personalized sleep. Constructed of quilted fleece with Satin binding, you have the ability to pre-heat this blanket, which warms up very quickly (an added bonus!). It is exceptionally soft, due to its Egyptian cotton construction and feels luxurious. One minor drawback is that the heating wires are a little larger than other heating blankets.

Blue Ridge Home Fashions Microfiber Down Blanket

Blue Ridge Home Fashions Microfiber Down Blanket

Filled with nature’s finest down, you’ll get a comfortable sleep with the Microfiber Down Blanket. It’s a great option for those with allergies, as the hypoallergenic comforter has an ultra-soft, suede, downproof microfiber cover. It’s exceptionally constructed and its end-to-end box stitch construction prevents the down from shifting.  It is a light blanket and is suitable for higher temperatures, so if you’re looking for something to keep you extra warm, you may get more use with another blanket. Stains don’t stand a chance as they are easily removed after washing. Your blanket will look good as new. If you’re interested in a soft, comfortable blanket for mild temperatures, the Microfiber Down Blanket is highly recommended.

Supreme Warmth Fleece Blanket

Made of fine polyester fleece, the Supreme Warmth Fleece Blanket is heavyweight yet soft.  Its beautiful appearance can be attributed to its whip-stitched edging along the hemline, which also gives this blanket a durable style. While it is listed as heavyweight, it’s actually quite thin but doesn’t take away from its overall function and quality. It also holds up very well in the washer, and it doesn’t pile, shrink, or wrinkle. Available in a variety of nice colors, this blanket will look great on your bed. It’s also generously sized and stays put on your bed, covering an ample king-sized bed with no problem. This blanket is a great choice if you’re looking for a warm blanket at a good price made of material other than cotton.

Stephanie Hamilton

I'm always on the hunt for latest emergences in indoor living and the lifestyle niche - reading the blogs and even trying out the highly recommended products. I'm a visual designer by trade, and have worked with clients including Martha Stewart, collecting a wealth of knowledge in the process on what makes a product truly functional.

I do consulting work on the side in addition to being a Bestcovery writer. Whenever possible, I like to share my experiences and research with my readers to help add value to their lives. Let my experience go to work for you as you explore the best of indoor living.

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