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Old 11-01-2007, 03:40 AM
 
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years ago I know electric blankets were said to cause cancer, and fires....lol. Since then I am sure they are better can anyone recommend one to me? I think I haven't bought one because I like the weight on me, and with the electric blanket it is so light. Anyone have one they like? If so, where did you get it?
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Old 11-01-2007, 01:26 PM
 
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You know whats better than an electric blanket.... and electric mattress pad!!! Those things are great and keep you so so warm. I got one at JCPenney 3 years ago and we use it every winter.
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Old 11-01-2007, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Ditto on that. I also bought an electric mattress pad from JCPenney.

Electric mattress pads operate at lower temperatures, are built to withstand tossing and turning, and can handle multiple layers of bedding on top of them. Which is great if you like to lie on your bed, or in your case, like the weight of comforters and blankets.

In the winter on my bed, we've got the electric mattress pad, flannel sheets, a wool blanket, and a down comforter!
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Old 11-01-2007, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I vote for the mattress pad too. We love ours. I turn it on high about 1/2 hr before bed then turn it off when I go to bed.
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Old 11-02-2007, 08:27 AM
 
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Ive never had either of those but thermal blankets work wonders in cold weather.
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Old 11-16-2007, 03:20 AM
 
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Default question for mattress pad users

I bought an electric mattress pad and used it for the first time last night......Mine took about an hour/and a half to heat up, is this normal? Also I noticed the coils were kinda bothering me last night. What did you guys do about that......Guess my sheets are not thick enough, that I don't feel them. I had the idea of putting my old mattress pad on top of the electric one then put my sheets on. Wondering if that would help some. Any suggestions? and is my pad working right when it takes so long to heat up?
Wow, how toasty it was, I ended up turning it down about halfway during the night. I wonder how that would feel with an electric blanket....wooohooo!
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Old 11-16-2007, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Remember seeing an ad just a couple of days ago for a 3 zone elec. blanket. Don't remember where or who. But you could set different temp's for your neck/shoulder area, back/upper leg area, and your lower leg/feet area. Thought that was kindda neat.
I do like the sound of the pad though.
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Old 11-20-2007, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Lakeside. Of course.
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I also like the weight on me... it's like a giant full-body hug! :-)

Our last electric blanket I really liked... I think it was a Sunbeam. It had a "pre-heat" feature that I really loved. You could set the temp (I think it was a 1-20 scale) for the temp that you're comfortable sleeping at. But, before you climbed in the bed, you could turn it on using the Pre-Heat button. It would set the temp at 20 for a 10 minutes (or so) then it would drop back down to your pre-set sleeping temp.

I either couldn't find another one, or I was being too cheap when I bought our current one... no pre-heat. :-(

And I think they ALL have an automatic 10-hour shut off now. So that's nice too.
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Old 12-05-2007, 03:37 AM
 
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I just wrote the company about mine, I purchased a biddeford and it is not that warm on the highest temp and then only heats at the bottom. I wrote them a letter, we will see what happens there is a warranty on it and it is only about 1month old. Guess I should have gotten one from JCPenney ha? But I went with this one because it was cheaper. Anyone have one besides JCPenney that they really like? It was like 80.00 if I remember right for one at Penneys.
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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Ditto on that. I also bought an electric mattress pad from JCPenney.
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You know whats better than an electric blanket.... and electric mattress pad!!! Those things are great and keep you so so warm. I got one at JCPenney 3 years ago and we use it every winter.
I just want to thank you both very much. I was thinking about posting about where to get the best kind of electric blanket for my mother, who's heater broke, and I saw these posts.

So, I'm off to JcPenney's to get her an electric mattress pad. Thanks again!
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