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.
6 best electric blankets to shop in Australia this winter
While a heated blanket can move from sofa to bed with you, this toasty, soft blanket is the perfect bed-bound product for you to climb into 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.
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.
A sustainable material, bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial which is perfect for the wintertime.
This popular pick from Temple and Webster is like a furry mattress topper and warming electric blanket wrapped into one. It's made with a soft and cosy material, so you might not even need all nine heat functions.
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.
A cosy, cosy pick from Sunbeam to feel toasty on even the coldest of nights.
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