When deciding on an electric blanket that is best suited for you, the heat levels tend to be one of the first features consumers look out for.
For this choice, we have not taken into consideration any electric blankets that have unsafe levels of hotness or those that are of poorer quality. Also, electric blankets and pads that have the tendency to burn your body or your feet were also not considered.
How hot do the blankets get?
Some people may remember that in the past the electric blankets used to be much hotter. In fact, it was possible to feel the warmth of the electric blanket by touching it with your hand and deciding whether it is warm enough for you, or not. Because different parts of the body are sensitive to heat to a different degree, such blankets in the past could also cause burns if left on, and slept with, a long period of time.
Today, however, this is no longer the case, at least so in the U.S. Due to safety issues, the electric blankets have been refined on many levels, including the way they generate heat. The real warming benefit of the modern electric blanket cannot be necessarily felt by hand touching it, but rather, it requires getting underneath the blanket or laying on top of the mattress pad to get the real feel of the warmth.
Many electric blankets nowadays use very low voltage, as opposed to the older models that had intense heat radiating through the blankets, but were using a much higher voltage. These types of electric blankets became the cause of fires in many homes, thus forcing the industry to create safer blankets, which were still able to do the job.
The much lower voltage electric blankets on the market today have virtually eliminated the accidents that once were very common in households around America, and certain brands have impeccable heat control systems designed to detect and prevent any overheating that may be a hazard.
Biddeford MicroPlush Sherpa: The hottest and Warmest electric blanket on the market
With this in mind, we have found that the Biddeford MicroPlush Sherpa Electric Blanket is one of the hottest electric blankets on the market. As is the industry standard, the blanket may not feel exceptionally hot upon touch, but it’s heating capability is not in the least impaired.
In addition to having 10 different heat settings, the Biddeford MicroPlush Sherpa Electric Blanket is soft and thick, thus eliminating the need for an extra blanket on top of the electric blanket.
Many customers often express concern about using an extra non-heated blanket in addition to the electric blanket and whether this practice is safe. Most, if not all, electric blankets on the market today allow for an extra non-heated blanket or a cover to be used with the electric blanket, especially on extremely cold nights. This is one of the reasons we have chosen Biddeford MicroPlush Sherpa Electric Blanket as the warmest one in its class.
In addition to its electric warming capabilities and the array of temperature settings, the Biddeford MicroPlush Sherpa Electric Blanket’s construction is made in such a way that it provides additional warmth.
The Biddeford MicroPlush Sherpa Electric Blanket is 100% Polyester made and it features MicroPlush on top and Sherpa on the bottom of the blanket. Due to this and the sheer thickness of the blanket, it provides extra warmth, so the higher heat settings are often not even needed.
Since electric blankets should not be used with other electric blankets or pads, the Biddeford MicroPlush Sherpa Electric Blanket removes the need for the extra non-electric blanket layers, without compromising the safety of the blanket or its warmth.
As with many other blankets and pads, the Biddeford MicroPlush Sherpa Electric Blanket employs the 10-hour auto turn-off feature as well, however, should you change the temperature on the electric blanket throughout the night (to either lower or higher), the timer for the turn-off will reset and will turn itself off 10 hours after the temperature change as opposed to 10 hours after the initial turning on.
In terms of both, hotness and safety, we have judged the Biddeford MicroPlush Sherpa Electric Blanket as the hottest modern electric blanket on the market, taking into consideration the safety it provides and the warmth it generates, as well as the quality and the make of the blanket which give it the best warming capabilities.