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How to choose the best heated mattress pad
Here are the features to consider when buying the best heated mattress pad that fits your specific needs.
Our Top 5 Picks
Sunbeam’s Quilted Heated Mattress Pad – our Best Value pick – uses a low-voltage heat system to provide safe and comforting temperature regulation. The pad offers 11 heat settings, and also includes a pre-heat function that warms the bed before owners go to sleep. After 10 hours the pad will automatically shut off, making this a safe product for any home.
The cover of the pad is made of a polyester and cotton blend with a 233 thread count. The material offers stretch while helping to wick away moisture and regulate the sleeper’s temperature. It features a waterproof thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) backing for added mattress protection, as well.
The Soft Heat mattress pad is made with an ultra-soft micro-velour fabric top. It uses low voltage technology that is safer than other brands on the market now. The wires are also kept hidden inside the pad, making them nearly impossible to feel. It is also built with an over-temperature protection feature for safety. It automatically shuts-off after 10 hours. Best of all, it has a dual zone feature that provides different settings in one bed.
This Sunbeam Quilted heated mattress pad is constructed of 100% polyester, 145 thread count, and 5-ounce fill. It comes with an EasySet Pro Controller which features 10 heat settings and 10-hour auto-off function. It is built with ThermoFine technology which senses and conforms to offer consistent warmth while sleeping. You can wash this in a machine washer and dryer.
The Serta mattress pad is similar to Soft Heat mattress pad in terms of dual controls, soft micro-plush fabric construction, and undetected ultra-thin wire placement through the padding. It also has built-in over-temperature protection for safety. It uses a low voltage technology for safety purposes. This unit shuts itself off after 10 hours of use. It is constructed with a 250-thread count cotton exterior for super softness.
The Sunbeam All Season heated mattress pad is made of 100% quilted cotton top and 250-thread count. It has 2 heating digital controllers for 2 heating zones. Just like the Sunbeam Quilted Polyester, it has a 10-hour auto-off control and 10 heat settings. It is also built with a ThermoFine Warming System which offers consistent warmth to users.
Although Sunbeam All Season Premium is more expensive than Sunbeam Quilted Polyester, it offers dual controls and a higher thread count. This means that it offers more durability and versatility. While the Sunbeam Quilted pad is made of polyester, the All Season Premium is made of cotton, which makes it more comfortable.
Among the 4 products reviewed, the Sunbeam All Season Premium is the best heated mattress pad because it has no reports of fire hazard instances, unlike the Serta and the Soft Heat. It also offers a 5-year warranty.