Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ‘em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written about the best things to keep your house cozy and your body warm — like down comforters, throw blankets, space heaters, even UGGs — we’ve gone deep here on the best electric blankets you can find on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)
Best king-size electric blanket
“I will never buy another brand of electric blanket again. This is the best one out there. Yes, it’s a little more expensive, but it is well worth the price. You don’t feel the wires like other blankets, and it gets very warm!!! Love the dual separate controls. They really are separate, not just strung together like other blankets, and the cord is plenty long enough. I ordered one for every bed in my house!”
Best queen-size electric blanket
“Blanket is soft, lightweight, and warms quickly. The only disappointment is that the cord from the blanket plug to the controller is too short to reach a nightstand or the shelf on our headboard. I have to leave the controllers on the floor, where they are in danger of being stepped on if it’s dark.”
Best full-size electric blanket
“When winter came around this year, I missed having the feeling of getting into a warm bed. The rental we occupy has drafty single-pane windows … And we are keeping the heat down to save on heating bills. So this did the trick. This model has 20 settings, a preheat setting, and an optional auto-off setting. I prefer to sleep on setting three. Backlit display. No clicking. The plush feel of this blanket is luxuriously soft. No shedding. It makes me want to melt in comfort. The wires are average size, but barely noticeable at all … I am sleeping much better with this blanket. Last Sunday, I got up at 6 a.m. after sleeping a full eight hours [then] decided to go back to bed around 8. Slept until noon. Unheard of. I have never done that. This blanket put a spell on me!”
Best twin-size electric blanket
Best electric blanket with foot pocket
“I ordered this as I was having trouble with cold feet at night even while the rest of me was comfortable. I needed something that I could use mostly at night to keep the lower half of the bed warm as I fell asleep. This product is very soft, medium weight and heats evenly. The medium setting does the trick with a very noticeable warming for my feet. It turns off automatically after 2 hours - which can be good if you are just lounging to watch TV or only need it for going to sleep. It may be an issue for those who wish to have it on all night. The length of cord between the controller and the wall plug is a bit too short. Overall very nice product.”
Best heated throw blankets
“I’m a picky reviewer but this blanket deserves 5 stars. The material is SO soft. The cord being short doesn’t bother me as I turn it on & leave it. I’ve had to wash this TWICE already. Spilled soup one day & tea the next so I can say that so far it has washed nicely & works well. The one negative is that it picks up lint easily & because I got navy blue it shows more than a lighter color might. I just use a lint roller though & keep it clean.”
“Purchased for my daughters new condo. She likes to keep indoor temps on the lower side. Used it on a recent visit. Throw heats up promptly and controls are easy to use. The cover is soft and nice to the touch. Construction appears to be of very good quality. A good purchase and gift.”
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