I have been using a Sunbeam brand electric blanket that I bought from
K-Mart and it sheds so much of its surface fibers that I have to
vacuum the bedroom floor daily. The top fibers seem to be loose and
they just fall off and all over the place even when not disturbed.
I've put it through the washing machine a couple of times and it still
sheds like a hairy dog in summer. Sad, because I really love the
warmth that an electric blanket provides.
Are there any specific brands or fiber types or models of electric
blankets that do not exhibit this fabric separation problem? Acrylic
vs. cotton, etc.?
Any recommendations would be appreciated.
I like Biddleford electric blankets. All my SUnbeams died after a year
(three of them). They slowley stopped getting hot. Biddlefords speciffically
say no degradation over time. I think you will find that all electric
blankets are made with this nonwoven fleece type blanket material and they
will all shed .
On Mon, 17 Sep 2007 10:54:39 -0700, "franzen firstname.lastname@example.org"
You could go with an electric mattress pad instead. It goes under the
bottom sheet. I actually prefer the warmth coming from below. The
one we have (probably sunbeam) has a preheat button that turns it to
high for a few minutes before automatically returning to the setting.
One of us just hits the preheat buttons before getting changed for bed
and it's all toasty by the time we hit the sheets.
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