Sunbeam Microplush Heated Throw Review

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 both a great convenience and a 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.

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

Breaking it down


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. Once the temperature is set, it heats quickly, and then shuts off for safety after three hours. The Microplush Heated Throw blanket has three heat settings and a 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. 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 that the controls are very sensitive and that even jostling it a little can turn it on.


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 those who share feedback on or note they purchased this blanket for friends and family who are recovering from surgery or illness.


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 are 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.

Our Sources


Sunbeam Microplush Heated Throw, Pink, TSM8US-R302-25A00, Contributors to, As of November 2015

In more than 1,265 reviews, contributors give the Sunbeam Microplush Heated Throw in its multitude of solids colors and patterns a score of 4.3 stars out of 5. Users say they like the throw's color and pattern selection, warmth and size.


Sunbeam Microplush Electric Heated Throws, Contributors to, As of November 2015

Around two dozen reviews of the Sunbeam Microplush Heated Throw can be seen at, though some were originally posted at the Sunbeam web site. Many of the reviews are positive -- 4 stars or better -- and the heated throw earns a score of 4.2 stars.


Sunbeam Slumber Rest Microplush Electric Throw, Contributors to, As of November 2015

We saw nearly 20 additional reviews for the Sunbeam Microplush Heated Throw at Most posting here are pleased, with 93 percent offering it a recommendation. Users, their spouses, and their pets, are largely pleased with the comfort and warmth.