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Old 12-05-2007, 03:43 AM
 
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Can I get a survey of which one you have, why you like it and what brand it is.....???
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Old 12-05-2007, 04:23 AM
 
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I have a Sunbeam brand. But this season I opted to not use it and instead have a 'down' blanket and comforter that keeps me very snuggy and warm.
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Old 12-05-2007, 04:28 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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great question sillygal
I always wondered if you could feel the heating "wires" in the heated mattress pad ?
I have considered buying one but didn't want to lay on a bed of wires doesn't sound "cozy"
so if anyone can let me know that would be great
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Old 12-05-2007, 07:09 AM
 
Location: NJ
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We love our electric blanket.

Not sure which brand we have right now but we had one brand where the controls broke, trying to get it replaced was hard & time consuming since they were out of stock. We ended up having to go out and buy a new blanket until the replacement parts came. All in all it took close to a year for them to ship to us.

If you decide to buy an electric blanket, post back or DM me, I will do what I can to see what brand not to buy. We have our house for sale so a lot of our stuff is packed, but I'm sure I have the info in a file.
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Old 12-05-2007, 07:17 AM
 
Location: huh?
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electric mattress pad (only way i made it thru the winter!).
cant remember what brand it is but it is soooo worth every penny.
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Old 12-05-2007, 07:53 AM
 
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Love the electric mattress pad. On our second one. First lasting about 5 years then I suspect a wire broke in it or something. Don't know brand, bought it at bed bath and beyond. Keeps me from waking up stiff.
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Old 12-05-2007, 08:00 AM
 
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We had both and I preferred the pad over the blanket. The wires in the blanket over time bothered me. The pad had the majority by the feet where they were needed.
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Old 12-05-2007, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I prefer the pad as well. A pad is much more durable, keeps me warmer, and has fewer hot spots. I can use my down comforter with it as well, whereas with a blanket you're not supposed to put anything on top of it.

I got mine from JC Penney.
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Old 12-05-2007, 09:43 AM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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I've had both. Hated the feel of the blanket and didn't use it for long. Used the pad until it died but didn't replace it. It was ok but I used a timer to just warm the bed before I got in and go off shortly afterwards. It got too hot to leave it on all night.

Now, I just nuke a seed filled bag and put it down by my feet to warm the bed. Much more energy efficient and it pretty much does the same thing. Oh year, and it is a lot cheaper and lasts much longer.
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Old 12-05-2007, 03:25 PM
 
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Just bought a new electric blanket. Martex SuperSoft Plush King Size from J C Penney.

Two BIG Thumbs UP!!!!

Soft, man is this blanket soft. Has a preheat function that will heat up quickly to the setting you choose. I have mine on 3 and it gets turned off (toggle button) in a couple of minutes. Warms up FAST. I don't want to know what would happen on high.

Oh, no hot spots, can't feel the wires running through it. Did I mention it's soft?

I'd buy one again. Wife is in agreement.
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