Cosy Comfort electric underblanket - Double £5 or kingsize £6 @ Tesco instore
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Cosy Comfort electric underblanket - Double £5 or kingsize £6 @ Tesco instore

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Found 15th Oct 2012
I don't know if this is a store specific but went into my local tesco in Bristol to buy an electric blanket as I saw quite a few online and wanted one tonight as it's getting quite cold now!
They only had three brands in store. One was around 50£ which was a silent night I think. Had a Warmnite one but only came in single which was £15, but saw the cosy comfort in three sizes but they had no price. Got a price check and came up as £5 for the double! Also available in single and kingsize! I looked on there website to check reviews but it wasn't available yet so not sure if it was good. But for that price hey Ho.

Opened it and its quite small for a double although it says it fit double beds, but it seems more like for a single or smaller! Just took it back and exchanged for a kingsize for £1 extra.
One downside is that I think it takes a while to heat up.

(Sorry for waffling and telling my life story)

Description found online:
The Cosy Comfort double electric blanket is ideal for staying warm and comfy on chilly winter nights.With 4 heat levels to choose from, you can set the blanket to suit your individual needs. Great for extra foot warmth, this heated under-blanket features overheat protection for added safety while you sleep.Made from 100% polyester the Cosy Comfort blanket is machine washable for added convenience.

UK produced Ultra-thin Energy Efficient Nano wires.4 Heat levels.Washable and Tumble dry safe.Extra foot warmth.Overheat protection.Tie cord fittings

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I got one of these awhile back. It only covers the middle of the bed, and has tapes to tie it in position. Very old fashioned. The more expensive ones that fit on like a fitted sheet are better, but this will keep you warm, or warm the bed before you get in.

Hi, which Bristol store was this?
I'm going into Yate at lunchtime, hope they have one.

I'm surprised people still buy these when you get 15 tog quilts these days. Even with a 10 tog, I'm too hot in bed in night, wish you could get ones that can cool the bed !

Decided we need to dig out our electric blanket just last night. We only use it to stop the chill when getting into a cold bed and turn it off once in. Stopped using our model as it was too lumpy bumpy and couldn't sleep with it under the covers, this might do the trick for just taking the edge off cold tootsies in bed.

lianne21

I'm surprised people still buy these when you get 15 tog quilts these … I'm surprised people still buy these when you get 15 tog quilts these days. Even with a 10 tog, I'm too hot in bed in night, wish you could get ones that can cool the bed !



Most people would use them to pre-heat the bed I think and then turn off when in the bed. That said I have occasional used all-night mode. I tend to like a warm bed but a cold bedroom so the air is lovely and fresh to breath. Makes me sleep better.

bonzobanana

Most people would use them to pre-heat the bed I think and then turn off … Most people would use them to pre-heat the bed I think and then turn off when in the bed. That said I have occasional used all-night mode. I tend to like a warm bed but a cold bedroom so the air is lovely and fresh to breath. Makes me sleep better.



Totally agree! My window is left open at night even when it frosts. Doesn't do my heating bill any favors! Anyway Good deal, shall look down in tescos today.

bonzobanana

Most people would use them to pre-heat the bed I think and then turn off … Most people would use them to pre-heat the bed I think and then turn off when in the bed. That said I have occasional used all-night mode. I tend to like a warm bed but a cold bedroom so the air is lovely and fresh to breath. Makes me sleep better.



I keep my bedroom radiator off too and I'm still too hot.

Are these safe to use while you are actually in the bed now then? I ask as my brother has a massive scar on his leg where he fell asleep with his on and it went on fire??

Original Poster

katg

Hi, which Bristol store was this?I'm going into Yate at lunchtime, hope … Hi, which Bristol store was this?I'm going into Yate at lunchtime, hope they have one.



I got it from the Bradley stoke branch but there was one single left and two double. (Took the last kingsize) not sure if they stocked up yet as I went in around 12 last night.

waste of money these, just get a hot water bottle!

My house has central heating, and I actually use it.

For safety concerns go to Directgov web page and type in "Electric blankets and heaters - safe use"
Good source of information.

MisterQ

For safety concerns go to Directgov web page and type in "Electric … For safety concerns go to Directgov web page and type in "Electric blankets and heaters - safe use"Good source of information.



Was having a read about safety issues when using these as I would never use one after what happened to my brother. I also found THIS which is a bit worrying.

Maybe best to just turn the heating up if you are cold in bed.

lianne21

I keep my bedroom radiator off too and I'm still too hot. Are these safe … I keep my bedroom radiator off too and I'm still too hot. Are these safe to use while you are actually in the bed now then? I ask as my brother has a massive scar on his leg where he fell asleep with his on and it went on fire??



Well mine has both pre-heat and all night modes. I believe there are models for pre-heat use only. I think the earlier unsafe models use high voltages into the mattress pad but more recent models use something like 24V so are much safer. You would of thought using modern technology some sort of heat transfer only design would be possible with the heating done away from the pad to be safer again but I guess they would be a lot less efficient. As some heat would be wasted.

Years ago I used to have a bed warmer. It was a metal disc case about 1-2ft in diameter and inside was a bulb holder. You simply put it in the bed to warm it with the wattage of the bulb setting the temperature. Wouldn't be much good nowadays with energy saving bulbs.

I looked in Yate, but couldn't see any electric blankets (Was looking around the duvets and sheets) but I was in a rush to get back to work though, so may have missed them.
I've never used one before, but think we could do with one. We only have a couple of storage heaters and a few electric heaters in the house, so want want to warm the bed in the evenings as it usually very cold by night time.

cool

beaware that this blanket is total crap, I just returned them now after 6 months as I found my receipts. Bought 3, one of each size because they where on a sale and the all lot went faulty in within a week for the same reasons, the switch will not get current through. One went faulty after few days, the other one after a week and then we tryed the bigger one and after a week became intermittent and decided not to use it anymore. They got exactly the same switch as I can see. Saying so, would be interested to hear from someone if their blanket is still working and therefore switching on and off without any problems.
BEAWARE, faulty blankets can kill or burn your house.
Edited by: "neroneuk" 15th Oct 2012

I have a morphy richards fleece king size blanket, it is the older type with ties coming off it to tie it in place, I have however chopped these ties off and just placed it to the centre of my double bed. It had dual controls and is very soft to touch as its fleecy material.

It's still works amazingly, bought it from the actual Morphy Richards site, it was posted as a deal on here many moons ago, maybe 3 or 4 yrs ago! No difference in heating up to when I bought it all those yrs ago.

Highly recommend it, if on offer go for it.

nicki1987

waste of money these, just get a hot water bottle!


Useless for heating the bed up before you get in, as it only heats a small area.

lianne21

I'm surprised people still buy these when you get 15 tog quilts these … I'm surprised people still buy these when you get 15 tog quilts these days. Even with a 10 tog, I'm too hot in bed in night, wish you could get ones that can cool the bed !


Do you leave your heating on all night or something?

pibpob

Useless for heating the bed up before you get in, as it only heats a … Useless for heating the bed up before you get in, as it only heats a small area.



the quicker u get into the bed the quicker it will warm up!

Thanks for posting, heat added. We actually use one and we’re very happy to leave it on all night long.

Some of you need to start looking into your hairdryers, shavers, electric toothbrushes... the list can go on... if you worry about possible effects of electric blanket. I did adjust to 21 century long time ago and don’t let myself get paranoid about everything. It’s like listening to my 82 year old grandmother moaning about all the bad in the world.
Oohh... and I’ll tell you another secret: I even leave standby lights on as I do understand one of the main functions of the remote control ........... ouch now I’m going to get crucified, right?

Good deal, thanks for that.

I got the Kingsize one a while back at the same price (Tesco have had them this price for ages, so you'll be lucky to find any). It does not even reach down the side of my double bed from Ikea. So if you have a double, you might want the king size. Particularly as the plug thing will otherwise get in the way.

I bought a single... it lasted under 1 month and died, no current getting through. Tesco happy to replace, so I took the opportunity to upgrade a size to the double. It did last a little more than a month, then it was stored away for a few months over the summer. Got it down last week, and used it one night, tried to switch it on tonight ...and it too has died. So my advice is unless you want a quick fix blanket for 1 or 2 nights only it is cheap, and decent value. If you are looking for a long term effective and decent size electric blanket this is NOT a good deal. I'm in for a cold night wearing thermal socks in bed instead. Brrr

Frosti

I bought a single... it lasted under 1 month and died, no current getting … I bought a single... it lasted under 1 month and died, no current getting through. Tesco happy to replace, so I took the opportunity to upgrade a size to the double. It did last a little more than a month, then it was stored away for a few months over the summer. Got it down last week, and used it one night, tried to switch it on tonight ...and it too has died. So my advice is unless you want a quick fix blanket for 1 or 2 nights only it is cheap, and decent value. If you are looking for a long term effective and decent size electric blanket this is NOT a good deal. I'm in for a cold night wearing thermal socks in bed instead. Brrr



got the 3 different sizes and all died in whithin 3 weeks. The switch is the problem,lol

DizzyDaisy

I have a morphy richards fleece king size blanket, it is the older type … I have a morphy richards fleece king size blanket, it is the older type with ties coming off it to tie it in place, I have however chopped these ties off and just placed it to the centre of my double bed. It had dual controls and is very soft to touch as its fleecy material.It's still works amazingly, bought it from the actual Morphy Richards site, it was posted as a deal on here many moons ago, maybe 3 or 4 yrs ago! No difference in heating up to when I bought it all those yrs ago.Highly recommend it, if on offer go for it.



waffe, waffle - and your point is
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