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Sunbeam Microplush Heated Throw Review

Est. $45
Reviewed
December 2014
by ConsumerSearch

Best heated throw blanket

Pros
  • Convenient size and soft material
  • Heats quickly
  • Three-hour automatic shut-off
Cons
  • Cord is awkwardly placed
  • Durability issues
  • Just three heat levels
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Bottom line

Owners love snuggling under the plushy Sunbeam Microplush Heated Throw while watching TV, reading a book or working on a computer, reviews say. The 3 hour automatic shut-off is a great convenience and safety feature. The three temperature settings are fewer than with other heated bedding products, including other heated throws, but users voice few complaints about it.

Breaking it down

Heating performance

Heats quickly with three settings. Users say the Sunbeam Microplush Heated Throw warms up quickly and is thick and insulated well enough to maintain its warmth even after the 3 hour safety switch turns the heating elements off. The Microplush Heated Throw blanket has three heat settings, which can be easily adjusted with a simple press of the digital control. The control is connected to the power cord, which detaches to allow for easy washing.

Ease of use

Simple intuitive controls. Using the Sunbeam Microplush Heated Throw is as easy as plugging in the blanket and setting the temperature to high, medium or low. Once the temperature is set, it heats quickly, and then shuts off for safety after three hours. However, many users find the cord placement at the foot of the blanket awkward. Depending on your furniture's location in relation to electrical outlets, this may put the control out of easy reach. Additionally, some users report the controls are so sensitive that even a cat brushing by can turn it on.

Comfort

Microplush fabric is soft enough for all-day use. The Sunbeam Microplush Heated Throw wins top marks from reviewers looking for something to put over their laps while watching TV or working at a desk. It's not a heavy throw, users say, and neatly folds up over the arm of the couch when not in use. Many of the customers who share feedback on Amazon.com or Walmart.com note they purchased this blanket for friends and family who are recovering from surgery or illness.

Ownership

Easy to own, for as long as it lasts. Though the majority of reviewers are pleased with their Sunbeam Microplush Heated Throws, even claiming to use them daily, there is a significant number of owners who have encountered durability issues -- even within the manufacturer's five-year warranty. Many reviewers complain that the blanket either stopped warming, warmed inconsistently, or shut off before the 3 hour timer. On the positive side, users find that the Sunbeam Microplush keeps its shape and feel after machine-washing. The throw comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns. You can find still more in other, similar Sunbeam throws with different coverings, including some with NHL team logos.

Where To Buy
Sunbeam Microplush Heated Throw, Pink, TSM8US-R302-25A00

 (875 reviews)
Buy new: $67.80   3 New from $67.80

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Our Sources

1. Amazon.com

In more than 825 reviews, Amazon.com contributors give the Sunbeam Microplush Heated Throw an average of 4.2 stars out of 5. Users say they like the throw's color and pattern selection, warmth and size.

Review: Sunbeam Microplush Heated Throw, Pink, TSM8US-R302-25A00, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of December 2014

2. Walmart.com

In more than 200 reviews, users at Walmart.com give the Sunbeam Microplush Heated Throw a rating of 4.4 stars out of 5. Most users are thrilled, and 93 percent say they would recommend it to a friend.

Review: Sunbeam Heated Plush Electric Throw, Contributors to Walmart.com, As of December 2014

3. Costco.com

A handful of contributors at Costco.com leave their opinions about the Sunbeam Microplush Heated Throw. All of the reviews are positive -- 4 stars or better; users praise its size and coziness.

Review: Sunbeam Microplush Electric Heated Throws, Contributors to Costco.com, As of December 2014

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