The vast majority of electric blankets that you’ll find on the market are made of either microfleece or microplush, but some of them – like the Sunbeam TRT8WR-R230-25A00 Reversible Sherpa/Mink Heated Throw – are made with a combination of sherpa and mink. So if you’re someone who prefers the feel of the latter over the ubiquitous fleece/plush, then you’ll want to strongly consider getting this uniquely comfortable dual-sided heated throw.
Heated throws which are basically smaller electric blankets are generally designed to be used anywhere outside of the bedroom, such as when you’re snuggling up on the sofa or recliner in the family room while watching your favorite TV show. They’re great general purpose mini-blankets that you can even drape over you while relaxing in a chair. And the Sunbeam Sherpa/Mink Heated Throw is perfect for such occasions.
Features of the Sunbeam TRT8WR-R230-25A00 Heated Throw
- Advanced heat control system. This electrically heated throw has an advanced self-regulating heat control system that can sense the body warmth of the person using it and will automatically adjust the internal thermostat in order to maintain a comfortably warm temperature.
- Multiple heat settings. It has three heat settings: high, medium and low. It also has an auto-off feature which will turn the blanket off after about three hours. So if you have a tendency to doze off while laying on the couch (who hasn’t done this?), then this feature will come in very handy as you can simply set the auto-off feature without worrying about leaving it on all day and wasting electricity.
- Washer and Dryer Safe. Another feature you’ll like about this electric throw is that it’s completely safe to wash in the washing machine, and it’s even safe to dry in your drying machine as well without damaging it. It’s made with a high quality fabric and the wires are durable enough to withstand the rough and tumble of a fast spinning washer/dryer. However, you’ll want to wash it for a short duration as a long spin could potentially put holes in the blanket if washed too frequently.
- Long cord. An electric blanket with a short cord can be inconvenient to use because if your power outlet is too far from your bed/sofa, you’ll have to use an extension cord. This electric blanket has a cord that is almost 7 feet long, so you probably shouldn’t have any problems getting the plug to reach your nearest outlet.
Should I Buy the Sunbeam Reversible Sherpa/Mink Heated Throw?
This a great throw that you can throw (no pun intended) over your shoulders while lazing on the couch. This is what it was designed for and it does its job well. However, with a width of about 4 feet and a length of about 5 feet, it’s simply too small to be used as a regular bed blanket. But it’s terrific for everything else and you’ll really appreciate the superb feel and quality of the Sherpa and Mink fabric.