Perfect Fit SoftHeat Micro-Fleece Heated Blanket
Last updated date: April 3, 2020
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In our analysis of 33 expert reviews, the Perfect Fit Perfect Fit SoftHeat Micro-Fleece Heated Blanket placed 10th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.
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From The Manufacturer
We’ve designed a safe and incredibly soft electric blanket that is probably one of the most comfortable blankets you'll ever have the luxury of snuggling up in. This electric blanket starts with super soft micro-plush fabric that is refreshingly smooth next to your skin for the ultimate in luxurious comfort. Constructed within the blanket is the patented Safe & Warm low-voltage technology. This low-voltage blanket includes a small power supply box that changes 120 volt AC home current into non-hazardous low voltage DC current (very similar to a battery) to provide warmth, protection and safety even if the blanket becomes wet. Unlike other warming blankets with their thick bulky wires, the wires in the Soft Heat blankets are so small and thin; they are virtually unnoticeable. During construction we place the thin wires 3-inches apart and evenly distribute them from head to toe. The benefit to you is a blanket that gives more of an even heat and all over penetrating warmth with no annoying hot or cold spots. The queen size blanket is divided in two separate zones and comes standard with two easy to read, easy to turn, non-slip computerized controllers to adjust the temperature of each side of the bed giving individual comfort and control. A giant backlit display with auto dimming feature provides more convenience for night time adjustments with out having to turn on the lights. It has an automatic pre-heat and hold feature that makes sure that your bed is warm and cozy before you climb in for the night. You simply turn it on and the blanket will warm up on HI until it reaches the temperature that you pre set your dial on and then adjusts itself to hold it there. For your safety, convenience and power conservation it has an automatic shut off feature that will shut the blanket off after 10 hours just in case you forget. It also comes standard with built in over-temperature protection for that extra bit of safety and peace of mind. This warming product has been designed to provide you a gentle relaxing heat. It will NOT feel warm to the touch of your hand, even on the highest (HI) setting. You must actually use it to experience the cozy warmth that it will generate. If the control lamp is lit, it is working. We suggest you start at the HI setting for the first use and then adjust down to your personal comfort level. To receive the most pleasure from your warming product, read your User Manual. This warming product has been designed to provide you a gentle relaxing heat. It will NOT feel warm to the touch of your hand, even on the highest (HI) setting. You must actually use it to experience the cozy warmth that it will generate. If the control lamp is lit, it is working. We suggest you start at the HI setting for the first use and then adjust down to your personal comfort level. To receive the most pleasure from your warming product, read your 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.
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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.