Best electric blankets 2019: stay warm and sleep well this winter

The best electric blankets for staying cosy and beating the cold

Best electric blankets 2019
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During the colder months it can be difficult to heat up your bedroom enough to make sure you’re warm and cosy each night. One reliable option, which may also save on heating bills, is to invest in one of the best electric blankets, that way you’re guaranteed to have a warm bed night after night. 

Electric blankets have come a long way in recent years. No longer reserved for your gran and full of obvious wires, now you can get affordable electric blankets that look good, feel good and don’t cost a fortune to buy or use. 

 Choosing the best electric blanket 

The best electric blankets have advanced hugely, which means there are lots of options to choose from. We’d recommend buying from a company you already know and associate with bedding. For example, Silentnight. But you can pick up bargains from lesser-known brands, especially on Amazon. However, it pays to read the reviews.

The biggest consideration after which brand to buy is the style of electric blanket you want. Some electric blankets work under your bed sheets, others are quilts and some others are fleece throws that you can snuggle under at any time of the day. 

So the best electric blanket for you will depend on when you need the heat and whether you want the option to throw it off you if you get too warm or don’t mind it always being on your bed. 

Best electric blanket: Silentnight Comfort Control Electric Blanket

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1. Silentnight Comfort Control Electric Blanket

The best electric blanket for quick-change heat settings

Reasons to buy
+ Quick-heating + Different heat settings + Trusted brand 

One of the most trusted bed brands, Silentnight creates a range of fantastic electric blankets. One of our favourites, and the most affordable, is this simple Comfort Control electric blanket. 

Our top pick for the best electric blanket is an under blanket type, which means you put it directly onto your mattress and then cover it with a bedsheet. This is ideal if you have a bed that’s often way too cold and want to be able to heat it in an instant. 

The blanket has a simple-to-use controller with different settings and is machine washable, which means you can take it off and refresh it whenever you like. 

Best electric blanket: Slumberdown Wonderfully Warm Multi-Zone Electric Blanket

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2. Slumberdown Wonderfully Warm Multi-Zone Electric Blanket

A luxury blanket with different heat zones

Reasons to buy
+ Different heat zones + Machine washable + 9 heat settings 

This luxury heated under blanket knows that you don’t always want the same temperature all over your bed. Luckily, it has a number of different heat zones and 9 different heat settings, which means you can have a different temperature at your feet to warm up cold toes than you do at your torso. 

It’s one of the most comfortable options on our list of the best electric blankets thanks to its elasticated straps, which keep it in place, as well as its soft, quilted fleece layer, which provides a comfy but supportive sleeping experience. 

Best electric blanket: Dreamland Boutique

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3. Dreamland Boutique Dual Control Electric Blanket

The best electric blanket for individual heat settings

Reasons to buy
+ Dual heat settings  + Machine washable + Gets to work fast 

Heated electric blankets can be tricky if your partner doesn’t want the same warm and toasty bed as you do. That’s why this is one of our favourite electric blankets, designed to alleviate bed-based arguments with a dual control setting. This means you can have one heat on one side of the bed and another on the other. 

This electric blanket has a lot of great added features, including 5 heat settings, a fast heat setting that promises to warm your whole bed in just 5 minutes, as well as a machine washable outer material.

Best electric blanket: Monogram Komfort

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4. Monogram Komfort Fully Fitted Fleecy Heated Blanket

A fleece option for soft and cosy bed-lovers

Reasons to buy
+ Soft and fleecy material + 6 heat settings + Quick heat option 

A reliable electric blanket that has all of the basics covered, including 6 different heat settings and a quick heat option that’ll have your bed warm and toasty in under 10 minutes.

This particular electric blanket is great for those who love their bed to be extra specially soft and cosy as it’s made from a fleecy material to make your sleep more luxurious. 

This electric blanket comes in a few variations, one with a single controller if you and your partner tend to agree on the heat of your bed, another with a dual controller for different temperatures on different sides.

Best electric blanket: Dreamland heated chocolate throw

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5. Dreamland Heated Chocolate Throw

The best electric blanket for multiple temperature settings

Reasons to buy
+ Can be used day and night + Soft fleece material + 6 temperature settings 

Some people don’t like a heated electric blanket that goes over their mattress for whatever reason, but a heated throw is a good alternative and versatile option. This way you can snuggle under a heated blanket whether you’re watching TV during the day, relaxing on an evening or sleeping on a night. 

This super soft fleece throw from Dreamland has 6 different heat settings, which can be changed from a small controller. It also has a timer that can be programmed from 1 to 9 hours, so it doesn’t matter if you nod off and forget to turn off the heat.

Best electric blanket: Beurer Monogram Allergy-free heated mattress cover double

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6. Beurer Monogram Allergy-Free Heated Mattress Cover

Allergy sufferers, check out this electric blanket

Reasons to buy
+ Anti-allergy material + 6 heat settings + Quick heat setting 

This electric blanket has an added benefit: its anti-allergy material, which claims to help kill dust mites and eggs, which can cause disrupted sleep. 

As well as its allergy-fighting features, this electric blanket has 6 different heat settings to help you find the perfect temperature, as well as a quick heat setting, which is ideal for putting on just before bed or for waking up to make getting up when it’s cold a little more bearable.

Like many of the best heated electric blankets on the list, this one also has an elasticated skirt round the edges, which means it stays in place no matter how much you wriggle throughout the night. 

Best electric blanket: Cosi Home Electric Blanket

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7. Cosi Home Electric Heated Throw and Over Blanket

An electric blanket that doubles as alarge throw

Reasons to buy
+ Use it day and night + Large size + Super soft fabric 

If you prefer the idea of a heated throw (or over blanket) rather than a heated under blanket or mattress protector, then this is the best electric blanket meets throw for you.

Cosi's luxurious blanket is not only huge at 160 X 130cm, but it also has 9 different adjustable heat settings, as well as the softest fleece material. Because this is a throw, it means you can use it to keep you warm and toasty during the day or at night as a blanket or even over a quilt during the chilly winter months.