Are electric blankets safe?
Many electric blankets have built-in safety features that can detect over-heating and can automatically shut off in response or make minor temperature adjustments.
As well as this, all electric blankets sold in Australia must comply with strict safety standards. When you first purchase a blanket, read through the manufacturer's instructions and regularly inspect the blanket for scorch marks, wear, discolouration or damage.
Also be sure to never use one on a waterbed and if you need to store it away, roll it up instead of folding.
Where to buy the best electric blankets in Australia
When it comes to shopping around, the most important features to look out for are auto-timers, washability and adjustable heating zones. Browse our top picks below.
Shop now at Temple and Webster
This popular pick from Temple and Webster is like a furry mattress topper and warming electric blanket wrapped into one. Made with a soft and cosy material you might not even need all nine heat functions.
Shop now at Kogan
Keep the cold at bay with this highly-rated electric blanket. With overheating protection, three-heat settings and a fully fitted knit skirt, this one covers all bases.
Shop now at Target
Target's fitted electric blanket has over 100 5-star ratings and the lowest price tag on this list. With an easy to use slide controller with brail markings and an auto-off function, this budget-friendly option is sure to impress.
Shop now at Adairs
For those that have hard and cold floors, you'll be able to instantly warm your feet after hopping into bed with this blanket's concentrated heat panels near the feet.
5. Breville BodyZone antibacterial fitted electric blanket (Queen), $239 (usually $279), David Jones
Shop now at David Jones
Tailor the temperature of your bed with this electric blanket that has four customisable zones. If you share the bed with your partner who runs a bit hot, you can cleverly target your side of the bed without warming up theirs.
Shop now at Kmart
Feel snug and warm falling asleep every night with this plush blanket on your bed. With three heat settings, auto-off after 12 hours and over-heat protection, you can sleep easy with this reliable option.
Shop now at The Good Guys
While a heated blanket can move from sofa to bed with you, climb into this toasty, soft blanket after a long, hard day. With a well thought-out safety design and detachable controls that make it machine washable, you can't go wrong with this pick.
Shop now at Appliances Online
With free, next day delivery available, you can pick up an electric blanket from this popular brand at Appliances Online. It comes with all the safety measures, three-year warranty and price guarantee. Need we say more?
Shop now at Zanui
Made with a breathable material to prevent you from overheating, this bamboo electric blanket is well worth the investment. Made from antibacterial materials, it will reduce allergies, moisture build-up and musty smells.
Shop now at Catch.com.au
If soft and luxurious is what you're after, then the Dreamaker heated throw is the perfect cosy night-in companion. With nine heat settings, you'll be able to get as toasty as you need.
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