Electric Blanket Easy Care - Award Winner [Editor's Choice]
Although we don’t receive many requests for information about caring for electric blankets or electric mattress pads, ease of laundering and storage should be considered especially by those who might find it difficult.
Washing and Drying Heated Blankets and Heated Mattress Pads
Every electric blanket and mattress pad sold by the major manufacturers in the United States allows machine washing and drying of their products to one extent or the other. The purpose of this article is to show which ones require the least effort and time to do so.
Machine Washing Recommendations from each Manufacturer's User Manual for their Heated Blankets and their Heated Mattress Pads
|Pre-Soak||5 min. Warm||5 min. Warm||15 min. Lukewarm||10 min. Cold|
|Wash||2 min. Slow||2 min. Gentle||2 min. Gentle||2 min. Slow|
|Rinse||1 min. Cool||1 min. Cool||Lukewarm||1 min. Cool|
|Spin||Yes on Normal||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Stretch to Size||Not Necessary||Not Necessary||Yes||Yes|
Machine Drying Recommendations from each Manufacturer's User Manual for their Heated Blankets and their Heated Mattress Pads
|Pre-Heat Dryer||No||No||2 min. on Low||No|
|Dry||5 min. on High||Until dry on Low||10 min. on Low||5 min. on Low|
|Stretch to Size||Yes||Not Necessary||Yes||Yes|
|Finish Drying||Air Dry||Dryer Complete||Air Dry||Air Dry|
Since they can be taken directly from the dryer to the bed, we rate the SoftHeat Electric Blankets and Mattress Pads the Easiest to Care For.
Storing Electric Blankets for the Summer
You can keep your heated blanket on your bed all year around if you like. However if you want to store it away for the summer, to extend its life you should follow the directions in your User Manual or see our helpful and complete guide.