MaxKare Electric Flannel & Sherpa Reversible Heating Blanket

Last updated date: June 10, 2020

DWYM Score
9.1

MaxKare Electric Flannel & Sherpa Reversible Heating Blanket

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Overall Take

We can't get over how comfortable the sherpa lining of this electric throw blanket feels. The two sides let you choose which one you want to snuggle up with and the 4 hour automatic shut-off timer is safe but still allows you to go quite a long time with your warm throw. In our analysis of 33 expert reviews, the MaxKare MaxKare Electric Flannel & Sherpa Reversible Heating Blanket placed 5th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note June 10, 2020:
Checkout The Best Electric Throw for a detailed review of all the top electric throws.

Expert Summarized Score
9.5
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.4
1,599 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The blanket is luxuriously soft and you can customize your blanket’s warmth. There is a safety assurance as it automatically shuts off after it runs for four continuous hours. The maintenance of this blanket is very easy since it is machine washable. The blanket has been affordably priced.
- CTOP Reviews
This has a 4-hour shut-off feature that turns off the heat before you wake up in sweats. ​The 9.8-ft power cord will allow you to hide the cord behind your bed, without having to move your room around. The blanket can be easily machine-washed to keep it fresh and new-feeling.
- Sleep Health
One side features Sherpa and the other a plush flannel. Three levels allow you to adjust the temperature, but an automatic shutoff kicks in after four hours of continuous use. The power cord is extra long. The control unit detaches, allowing this machine washable throw to be cleaned regularly.
- Best Choice Reviews
This electric blanket has received the coveted designation as an "Amazon Choice" product, and it's easy to see why. It's large, has an extended power cord for added flexibility, heats up quickly, is supremely cozy, and has an automatic shut-off to keep you safe. It's also machine-washable.
- The Oprah Magazine
What experts didn't like
A bit small.
- CTOP Reviews

From The Manufacturer

Product Operation Guide: 1) Connect the luxury blanket with the controller first and then connect it to the power supply 2) Set with the highest heating level, and then set with a proper level after the desired temperature has been reached 3) Cover yourself in the blanket and stabilize with the snap button for better heating effect 4) After using, please shut off the controller and disconnect it from the power supply, then put away the blanket User Tips: After turning on the electric heated throw blanket, you can choose the highest heating level for rapid increase in temperature. If you do not feel warm enough, you can use the product with less clothes for its closer contact with the skin, or place a covering (like a quilt) for better effect. Do not use at the highest heating level for long. Included: 1 x Large heated blanket 1 x Controller 1 x User manual

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An Overview On Electric Throws

A great way to save on your energy bill while still staying toasty warm during the coldest winter months is to invest in a heated throw. Heated throws transfer electricity through a series of flexible coils that are stitched into the inside of a blanket. The heat radiates out softly, providing warmth from head to toe. Most heated throws are made from soft materials that you would happily cover yourself in while you curl up on the couch to snuggle with your pooch or children as you watch a movie during a cold winter night.

Heated blankets come in a few different fabrics and it is a good idea to think about which one suits you and your needs best. One common design is to have a polyester or flannel fleece fabric on both sides of the blanket. With this system, the blanket is basically reversible and will often have the same look on either side. Polyester fleece is highly water-resistant while still feeling super soft and comfortable on your skin, not to mention it is great for when your pets choose to snuggle up in it as they resist absorbing odors.

Other models have micro plush fabric and extremely comfortable materials like sherpa lining, which resembles something similar to fluffy white wool. Any fabric that you choose, be sure it is machine washable and that the product is designed for safe laundering.

There used to be a potential issue with unattended heated throws overheating, which can lead to scorching the things they are lying atop or even worse, starting a fire. This hazard has been addressed by most companies through the offering of throws that will automatically turn off after a set amount of time, usually two or three hours. This automatic shutoff makes the heated throws much more inherently safe and keeps them from being left on for days at a time while they constantly pump out heat. Be sure to buy a heated blanket that has an automatic shutoff timer for the safest results.

There are many sizes and designs to choose from when you are perusing the selection of heated throws online. Like with any other blanket, think about how many people you might have under it at one time, as you can find a great throw that suits the needs of one person by being a smaller size or you can get much larger ones that will fit a few people underneath comfortably. As for the patterns and designs, have fun while you see what there is and how it will look in your bedroom or living room.

Your heated throw will have a controller built-in to the power cord. This controller does the basics of turning the blanket on and off, but it also gives you an option to select a heat setting. Some simpler models will have low, medium and high settings that are easy to toggle through for those who aren’t terribly picky about the exact amount of heat being produced. For those of you who think you’ll really want the perfect setting for throw, look for products that have more adjustability like ten varying heat settings and you are sure to find one that is perfect for you.

DWYM Fun Fact

Heated throws have slowly made their way to the great outdoors in settings like campsites and ballgames. This might sound a little off since they need to be plugged in, but with the great advancement in battery technology that we have seen in recent times, it isn’t uncommon for people to carry a battery pack along with them on these excursions, often letting them have enough energy to plug in their heated throw for a couple of hours as the evening air turns chilly.

The Electric Throw Buying Guide

  • Pets frequently fall in love with heated throws and claim them as their own, so be ready to purchase two or three and ensure everyone is happy.
  • Even with the automatic shutoff timer, it is always good practice to unplug the heated throw when you are not using it, just to be extra safe.
  • Your heated throw will be effective and it might cause you to even sweat while you’re underneath it. Wash your throw regularly and keep it fresh, but be sure to follow the instructions on the label.
  • Try not to have the throw folded over itself too much while it’s on. This overlap traps a lot of heat inside and can shorten the life of the blanket as it runs hotter than it is intended to.