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Electric heated throw versus electric blanket

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Kenton · 27/09/2022 15:15

Is there any difference between the above? Can a heated electric throw only be used whilst sitting on the settee? I've just ordered a Dreamland electric throw which I thought would double up as a heated blanket that I could put on top of my duvet to warm the bed up before I got into it.

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gingeristhenewblack43 · 27/09/2022 15:18

No we have 3 and my DD has one of them on top of her duvet to warm her up in bed.

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lobsterkiller · 27/09/2022 15:18

A heated blanked goes under the bed sheet, a throw goes on top. The don't recommend lying under a throw. I have a throw, i put it on top of me and on top of the duvet and run it a few hours before I go to bed. I've not wrecked it or set myself on fire yet.

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gingeristhenewblack43 · 27/09/2022 15:19

I think of an electric blanket as one of those ones that goes under your bed sheet to warm the bed up.

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OhMerde · 27/09/2022 15:20

You can put a heated throw in your bed to take the chill off but they're not specifically for that purpose and don't really get quite as hot as an actual electric blanket. If I was only buying one tho, I'd get the throw and use it in bed aswell (not sure how safe they are to actually sleep on tho?).

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Kenton · 27/09/2022 15:32

Brilliant, thought I'd ordered the wrong thing. I really wanted it to put on top of my duvet to take the cold away before getting into bed. I won't be sleeping on top of the electric throw. Thanks for all your replies.

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lobsterkiller · 27/09/2022 17:26

And mine is a dreamland. I'm under it now. At first I was disappointed but love it!

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Sally99 · 27/09/2022 17:46

I cannot live without my electric blanket. Happy to go without all other heating but my blanket is essential!

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dragonbreaths · 27/09/2022 17:50

I've got both. I make a sandwich of them when its really cold and bake myself in between them

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StopStreet · 27/09/2022 17:52

lobsterkiller · 27/09/2022 17:26

And mine is a dreamland. I'm under it now. At first I was disappointed but love it!

@lobsterkiller why were you disappointed? 😮 mine is being delivered tomorrow!

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Branleuse · 27/09/2022 17:58

In my experience, an electric underblanket is much cosier, but i have a memory foam mattress and i think it made it sag, so i got a heated throw, which is still nice, but not quite as lovely

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middleager · 27/09/2022 18:14

I have the dreamland throw on now, I love it. I went thtough 2 non branded ones previously off Amazon, which lasted a day in total, as faulty.

I have a Dreamland heated electric mattress topper having previously had an electric underblanket and overblanket. The current one is my favourite, as can't feel the wires - heats up a treat (thanks MN for recommendations)

My kids have electric duvets - from Dreamland. They're only ok, not very thick and they don't heat up that well.

Thinking I could start an AMA thread based on this amount of electric throws and blankets we have had. I've always had some sort of electric blanket. I used to wfh from under one. Now I drape a throw over me (with an Oodie).

I think the cat wants a heated pad now to complete the collection.

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lobsterkiller · 27/09/2022 19:47

@StopStreet I just thought it would be hotter and instant. My expectations are sometimes off lol, I have it on setting 3 and it does keep you toasty without making you lethargic. If I put it over the duvet I have it lower as you will be too warm. I'm a definite convert. I hope you enjoy it!

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