4.0 out of 5 stars | Great toasty warm blanket....But for some small exceptions
Been using this blanket for a week or so. Yes this blanket keeps you toasty at relative lower settings (for me 2-3) and will preheat nicely, but gets VERY warm quickly on preheat. There do not seem to be hot spots and the warmth is welcome as it is snowy here now. Things to note, the control is NOT as pictured and is hard to see at night as it lays flat on my bedside table and the buttons are not illuminated. There are 20 heat settings though I cannot imagine using the upper heat settings which should be labeled bake and broil. The blanket is soft and lightweight and you can easily feel the wires within. Please note that this and any other electric blanket I've owned has a failing. Assuming you order the size your mattress is, the heat wires only extend to a bit less than the edge of your mattress. When you the get in and the blanket is lifted to cover you, the edges and several inches more near the edge will not be heated. As I have a queen bed, I order a king. I do NOT tuck in any area with wires and they do not reach the floor, but now the bed shared with hubby has warmth to the very edge and some beyond. Additionally, for some reason the electric blanket industry fully supports the maintenance of cold shoulders. Again, like other brands I've owned, the warming wires only go to within about a foot of the top end of the blanket. As I am short, for me I can merely snuggle down further. For my taller husband, I put on a top fleece blanket that will help keep his shoulders from getting cold. This specific electric blanket has one other feature that discourages intimate marital relations in mid-winter. You see each side is plugged in separately and the wires for each side are not connecting, this is good....BUT. .. there is a 6-8" gap in the heated area going down the centerline of the bed. It is just big enough that you definitely know if you are crossing the midline of your bed to snuggle with your significant other. The only good thing about that is the cat is also aware of this cold stripe in the middle of the bed, so at least the cat is not in the way.
Reviewed in the United States on December 10, 2018 by canonwren
1.0 out of 5 stars | I am a fool--3rd Beautyrest electric blanket bought and this is the worst!
I keep on buying Beautyrest blankets because of their no/lo EMF, but I have yet to have one of their blankets to last more than 3 years. I purchased this one a month ago and it has 2 features that I don't like: 1) It is very difficult to connect the cord to the blanket, which doesn't matter now but will matter in a year when it starts blinking "E3" and I have to unconnect and reconnect the blanket; 2) the controller is impossible to read in the dark, all I am able to see are two yellow bars of light and not the setting number, which is ridiculous--how did that feature get past the quality control people? Next time I'm going to purchase a Serta Luxe Plush Fleece, which is also low on the EMFs, which hopefully doesn't have the same issues that Beautyrest has.
Reviewed in the United States on April 5, 2019 by ebc_from_ct
1.0 out of 5 stars | Sometimes you don’t always get what you pay for!
Ok so I purchased this blanket Jan 2nd it worked for about an hour until it blinked E3 the first time on my side only. I unplugged it for the night because I didn’t know what E3 meant ( I still don’t). The next night same thing. The following night didn’t even work at all just flashed E3. I returned the item to Amazon I won’t be repurchasing even though I bought the 3 year square trade warranty. I figured if it didn’t work for a week it probably wasn’t all that durable and it would have been more of a hassle than its worth. I purchased this because it was the most expensive one and a name I was familiar with (Beautyrest).
Reviewed in the United States on January 13, 2019 by Robert Fluck
5.0 out of 5 stars | Perfectly comfy!
This is very soft and heats up as it should. The blanket washed nicely. I have had Beautyrest products before and I love them. This is the second king-size heated blanket I purchased from Beautyrest. The first one was 5 years ago, they don't make that particular blanket anymore, so I bought this one. This was NOT to replace the old electric blanket but was one that was needed in addition to the old one when it's in the laundry. I still have the old blanket and it is still working perfectly after 5 years and year round to boot. I trust Beautyrest and I love this new blanket. If my opinion changes I will update the status.
Reviewed in the United States on November 17, 2018 by Forensic Doc
1.0 out of 5 stars | Dud
Well. It LOOKED like it would be great. After stripping the bed of the old bedding & electric blanket & wrestling with hooking up & re-making the bed with this new BeautyRest Luxury Heated Blanket; one of the controllers displayed, then remained on E3 regardless of what I tried. I couldn’t turn it off, fix, unplug, plug, change outlet...NOTHING WORKED! Looking up E3 online, it seems 7 out of 10 buyers experience the same thing & hv had to return it. It’s been several times now that I’ve trusted Amazon Warehouse & discovered I bought something that someone else returned bc it didn’t work!
Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2020 by pilatesatplay
5.0 out of 5 stars | Very Satisfied - albeit after only one use.
I rely on electric blankets, especially in winter - and winter is near. They usually last at least 5 yrs. I don't wash them - I use a light weight topper over them and they can last long time, and the topper can be any color you want! This blanket is beautiful, with multiple fine wires that are not intrusive. It feels light weight and comfortable. So, I will definitely avoid washing it. The Sunbeam product purchased last Dec 2019 - usually a reliable product - did not even get me through last winter. I notice others on Amazon saying about the same thing about recent Sunbeam purchases. I love this blanket and the price was excellent! Only one thing that I think others mentioned. The control setting is hard to read. But, I will live with it. I ran it on 8 (8 out 20) and it was perfect.
Reviewed in the United States on September 20, 2020 by lumpy's mom
5.0 out of 5 stars | Very nice blanket.
It cost a little more, but I really like it. I like the look, the feel, and it has a very broad level of heating choices. The only problem I had with it was the smell of the fabric when I opened it. It smelled kind of like a 90 year man's house. Aired it and febreezed it and all is well. Hope it lasts for years.
Reviewed in the United States on October 25, 2017 by Laynie