Best Electric Heated Blankets of 2021
The best thing to help you brave those cold winter nights is a snuggle companion in the form of an electric heated blanket. These blankets are perfect for movie marathons, a reading session on the couch, or just some quality time with your partner.
What we like about heated blankets is that even when it’s not that cold, you can simply use them as a throw or cover-up, and heat them up when it’s truly cold. We want you to know that we have your back by compiling a list of the best electric heated blankets you can buy today.
List of the Best Electric Heated Blankets of 2021
10. WAPANEUS Electric Blanket
This luxuriously soft blanket from WAPANEUS offers three heating options. You won’t have to wait too long for the blanket to warm up as it offers fast heating. This means you can get warm and comfortable in no time. Made from flannel and velveteen that is skin-friendly, the blanket offers a luxurious and warm feel.
Thankfully, this blanket is machine washable. All you have to do before you throw it into the washing machine is remove the heat controller. The blanket is highly durable and no matter how many times you detach the controller or wash the blanket, it will still serve you for a long time.
You also won’t have to worry about overheating incidences thanks to its overheating protection and short-circuit protection. This also ensures that you have protection during an electric failure or surcharge. We particularly like that it comes with a 9.8-foot-long power cable. This means that you can comfortably use it even in a large room.
- 3 heating options
- Made from skin-friendly materials
- Overheat and short-circuit protection
- It only has three heating options
9. MaxKare Electric Blanket
MaxKare offer this 50” by 60” blanket that we are sure you’ll love. Made from premium quality polar fleece, the blanket offers the best in terms of heat development and preservation. Fleece offers great warmth but also remains breathable and highly flexible.
With 4 heating levels, you can warm up quite easy with this blanket. If you somehow forget to switch the blanket off, it has a built-in feature that automatically switches the blanket off after 3 hours of continuous use. It also offers protection from overheating and electric surges.
If you have sensitive skin, you won’t have to worry about this blanket causing irritation. This product offers an irritation-free and skin-friendly experience. It is also machine washable, and is hydrophobic, meaning it dries quickly. The stitches are neat, yet strong, ensuring that the blanket remains durable enough to serve you for a long time.
We also love that this electric heated blanket comes with a one-year replacement/return offer if the product does not live up to its standard.
- Made from premium polar fleece
- 4 heating levels
- One-year replacement-return
- Thin material and wires are felt through the blanket
8. iTeknic Heated Throw Blanket
This electric heated blanket from iTeknic offers, not one, not two, but 10 temperature settings! Unlike some blankets that only offer warm and hot settings, we like that with the iTeknic blanket you can toy around with the settings to get just the right temperature. You do need to read the manual carefully before you use the blanket though.
Made from cosy flannel, this blanket is ideal for keeping warm, and you can also use it for heat therapy in case you have an injury. Simply wrap your injury in the blanket and let it offer you some comfort.
When it comes to protection, we like that the iTeknic switches off automatically after 240 minutes. This is ideal if you are forgetful or have such a good time under the blanket that you fall asleep without switching it off. It also has NTC overheating protection which protects you from an electric surcharge. It also ensures that nothing faulty happens when you wash the blanket.
- 10 temperature settings
- Automatic switch-off after 240 minutes
- NTC overheating protection
- The blanket is heavy
7. Beautyrest Fleece Blanket
Who wouldn’t want to own a blanket that doubles up as a poncho? Even on the coldest of days, you can still look stylish. You can choose to wear it on its own without the heating feature, or you can cover yourself up, snuggle in and let the heat work its magic. It comes in the ideal size of 50” by 64” meaning it is ideal for a reading session on the couch, watching television, cuddling up with a partner or simply taking a nap.
If you are a forgetful person, you’d love that this electric heated blanket automatically switches off after 2 hours of continuous use. This helps prevent any accidents from occurring. For added protection, the blanket also has overheat protection and short-circuit protection.
If you do not like the blanket, or if it does not live up to the expectation, the company offers you a 5-year satisfaction and a 30-day return window. The blanket is machine washable and needs tumble dry on low heat.
- Machine-wash friendly
- Auto shut off feature
- Offers only 3 heating options
6. Biddeford MicroPlush
Another electric heated blanket on the list that offers 10 heating options, this one from Biddeford does not disappoint. You are truly spoilt for choice with 10 options to choose from. If you simply want a little warmth as you cuddle on the sofa, then the lowest setting will do. On the flip side, on a cold winter night, the highest temperature control is your best option.
This is a really large blanket as compared to the others reviewed on this list. It measures 72 by 84 inches in size. This makes it the ideal cuddle blanket for two people. To clean it, you can toss it into the washing machine after removing the controls. Once its dry, simply reconnect the control and it is ready to use again.
We particularly like that the blanket automatically shuts off after 10 hours. This is amongst the longest times we’ve seen on an electric blanket. The automatic shut off ensures that if you accidentally forget to switch off the blanket, it will switch itself off after 10 hours.
- 10 heating settings
- Automatic shut-off after 10 hours
- Machine washable
- May take too long to dry
5. Biddeford Twin Electric-Heat Blanket
Yet another product from Biddeford, this time it comes in a pair. It’s not fun if you find yourself having to squeeze and share an electric heated blanket with a friend or partner, and it’s even worse if the blanket is small. Biddeford fixes this by offering a twin blanket package. Now you can purchase a pair and have an extra one ready to share with a friend or your partner.
This too offers 10 heating controls. It offers flexibility as you can toy around with the settings as you look for just the right amount of heat you need. In case of an injury, you can also use this blanket for heat therapy.
We also like that it comes with a reusable bag with a zipper. This means that you can carry your blanket with you everywhere you go, be it camping or for a long flight. It is machine-washable, and all you need to do is remove the controls before tossing it into the machine.
- Comes in a pair
- Machine washable
- 10 heating levels
- Because it’s a pair, it is bulky
4. Perfect Fit Plush Blanket
Perfect Fit did not play when it comes to safety, and with this blanket, we can see just how seriously they take their safety. This electric heated blanket comes with an automatic shut off that switches the blanket off after 10 hours of continuous use. This comes in handy when you fall asleep and forget to switch off the blanket. The blanket boasts of offering the lowest EMF readings on the market. This makes it safe to use for both babies and pets too. The blanket is also safe to use in the presence of moisture. It boasts using only 25 volts each use.
The blanket comes with a triple ribbed design which makes it quite eye-catching. One unique feature that this electric heated blanket has it that it is separated into two zones, and each can be controlled differently. This comes in handy when you want to warm up just a little bit, or if you are using the blanket for heat therapy.
- Dual zoned
- Uses 25 volts only
- Safe for babies and pets
- Inner wrapping made out of plastic
3. Perfect Fit Micro-Fleece Low-Voltage Blanket
We love that this electric heated blanket from Perfect Fit is made from polyester micro-fleece. It thus offers a warm and luxurious feel. It comes with an easy to hold and turn knob. The controls feature a handy large backlit LCD screen that you can read in the poorest lighting conditions. The screen also offers automatic dimming. We love that it comes with 10 personalized heat settings, meaning you can play around with the controls until you find the setting that is suitable for your needs. This makes it also ideal for heat therapy for injuries.
Unlike other blankets that have thick warming wires, this electric heated blanket comes with thinner microwires instead. This makes the wires undetectable underneath the blanket. The thinner wires offer more flexibility, can lay down flat and offer even heat distribution.
It has a patented low volt technology that makes it safe to use for pets and babies. It is also safe in the presence of moisture. For added security, the blanket automatically shuts off after 10 hours of continuous use.
- Thinner internal wires
- Automatic shut off after 10 hours
- 10 temperature control levels
- Connections cheaply made
2. Sunbeam Heated Fleece Blanket
If you are looking for a no-fuss electric heated blanket then this is the right choice. This product from Sunbeam is made from extremely soft fleece that will have you feeling warm and comfortable each time you use it.
Other blankets are known for offering spotty heating, where some parts of the blanket are hot while others remain cold. Thanks to its Thermo-fine technology, it manages to distribute heat evenly throughout the blanket offering an amazing heating experience.
The blanket comes with 3 heat control levels which does not offer much in terms of flexibility, especially since we have other blankets on the list that offer 10 controls. However, as a basic heating blanket, it gets the job done.
For added safety, the blanket comes with an automatic shut-off feature that switches the blanket off after 3 hours of continuous use. This comes in handy in case you forget to switch the blanket off, or accidentally fall asleep thanks to the comfortable heat.
- Thermo-fine technology offers even heating
- Ultra-soft fleece
- Auto shut off after 3 hours
- Offers only 3 heat control levels
1. Sunbeam Heated Microplush Blanket
The number one electric heated blanket on our list is from Sunbeam and offers everything you could need in an electric blanket. One of the features we appreciate, is its large LCD display, with large numbers makes it easy to read the screen even under low lighting conditions. It also features large push buttons controls.
Another feature we love is that it offers preheating options. This comes in handy when you want to sleep and your sheets are really cold. It doesn’t make sense to have a warm cosy blanket with cold sheets and the preheat feature allows the blanket to warm up your sheets for you.
It also comes with 10 temperature control levels which make it easy to adjust the temperature to one that is suitable for you. It is quite handy as you can also use it for heat therapy. When it comes to safety, the blanket has an auto-shut feature that switches the blanket off after 10 hours of use. This is handy in case you ever forget to switch it off.
- 10 heat controls
- Controller with digital display
- 10-hour shut-off feature
- Some users complain it requires lots of care.
It is hard to turn down a warm cuddle blanket, and it’s even harder if the blanket is heated. With this list of the best electric heated blanket you can buy, we hope you are better placed to choose one suitable for your needs. With our choices, your cuddle sessions on the sofa should be far better.