Get cosy with these 5 ultra comfy electric blankets

The key to a good night's sleep this season.

Winter is fast approaching and this year we are definitely feeling the chill

One of the best parts of the season is curling up with a good book and a cup of tea under a blanket. And if your regular old sheets and throws aren’t quite doing the job, let us introduce you to – the electric blanket. 

Electric blankets are a great cost-effective way of staying warm all night long, without having to blast the heater and run up your electricity bill. 

Our top 3 electric blankets for 2024

  1. Dreamaker Bamboo Quilted Heated Blanket, $109.95 at Amazon
  2. Breville BodyZone Antibacterial Fitted Electric Blanket, $189.95 at Myer

  3. Bambury Premium Electric Blanket, $199 at Freedom

The best electric blankets to buy in Australia in 2024

Breville BodyZone Antibacterial Fitted Electric Blanket (Credit: Breville)

Breville BodyZone Antibacterial Fitted Electric Blanket

$189.95 at Myer

This is a great option for those with allergies as this blanket is actually antibacterial. It also uses Breville’s Bodyzone technology to distribute heat setting throughout the body with six different options to choose from. Use the auto safety timer to ensure you can turn the blanket off from one to nine hours. 

Key features:

  • Machine washable
  • Stay-fresh antibacterial treated polyester heated blanket
  • 6 individual heat settings
  • Durability tested for over 1,500 hours

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Bambury Premium Electric Blanket (Credit: Bambury)

Bambury Premium Electric Blanket

$199 at Freedom

The Bambury Premium Blanket comes with two controllers for you and your bedmate to select your heating settings – because we all know the struggle of trying to cater to each other’s body temperatures! 

Key features:

  • Illuminated controllers 
  • Send heat to specific parts of the blanket
  • Detachable controller allows for machine washing
  • Made from polyester with a coral fleece top and foam lining material

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Dreamaker Bamboo Quilted Heated Blanket. (Credit: Dreamaker)

Dreamaker Bamboo Quilted Heated Blanket

$109.95 at Amazon

This ultra-soft heated blanket is made from sustainably sourced bamboo materials that are also hypoallergenic and antibacterial. It also has varied temperature settings for whoever is in the bed and can be washed when following the instructions. 

Key features:

  • Crafted with a blend of 32% bamboo charcoal rayon cover and 69% polyester filling 
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Naturally resistant to odour
  • Enhanced with anti-microbial and antibacterial properties from bamboo charcoal
  • Sustainably sourced
  • Detachable single or dual-controller
  • Machine washable
  • Has three heat settings

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Gainsborough Electric Blanket. (Credit: Gainsborough)

Gainsborough Electric Blanket

$149.99 at Adairs

Snuggle into bed and prepare for a cosy night’s sleep thanks to this fleecy-fitted electric blanket that even has a concentrated panel at the bottom for cold feet. 

Key features

  • Led power indicator
  • Automatic overheat safeguard system
  • Pre-heat setting function
  • Two detachable controllers 
  • Three heat settings

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Dreamaker Fleece Top Electric Blanket (Credit: Dreamaker)

Dreamaker Fleece Top Electric Blanket

$79.95 at Temple & Webster

If you live in an extra cold climate, this is the blanket for you. This fleece-topped electric blanket feels like sleeping on a cloud and will keep you warm until spring with up to nine settings, a timer, and individual control. It’s also machine washable – a game-changer. 

Key features

  • 350gsm fleece top
  • User-friendly controller
  • Can tailor heat to personal comfort with 9 heat settings
  • Machine washable
  • Overheat protection

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Cuddle up in comfort with these top products. (Credit: Getty)

Do heated blankets use a lot of electricity? 

On average, electric blankets do not use a lot of electricity – in fact, Energy Australia estimates that it only costs four cents an hour to run an electric blanket. 

It’s not necessary to run an electric blanket all night as well, as the warm air will be trapped underneath your blankets to keep you warm all night long. 

Is it safe to use heated blankets? 

Rightfully, many people are concerned with the safety hazards of using heated blankets. However, if used correctly and following suggestions for proper use, you can ensure you are being as safe as possible. 

  • Turn off your electric blanket when it is not being used. 
  • Ensure to read your blankets safety instructions. 
  • Time your blanket to turn off after a couple of hours if you are going to sleep, otherwise ensure to turn it off before you nod off. 
  • Avoid using an electric blanket on a water bed at all times.
  • Don’t wash electric blankets.
  • Do not turn on or plug in a wet or damp blanket. 
  • Store your blanket rolled rather than folded to keep the wiring intact. 
  • Unplug your electric blanket before you leave the house.

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