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Best value heated throw?

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My mother is struggling with heating bills. I'm going to buy her a heated throw. They seem pretty pricey though. Any good value recommendations?
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  • Rosa_Damascena
    Rosa_Damascena Posts: 6,336 Forumite
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    edited 20 November 2022 at 9:10PM
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    I'm interested in the recommendations that come forth but at the same time would urge you not to discount non-heated throws or even buying an additional duvet. Layered up, they will keep her nice an toasty for a fraction of the cost.

    Eta: OP, is there any chance you could change your username? Every time I see it, it puts me in the mood for a cheese scone but I am not about to turn my oven on for this purpose.
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    Eta: OP, is there any chance you could change your username? Every time I see it, it puts me in the mood for a cheese scone but I am not about to turn my oven on for this purpose.
    😂 I love a warm cheese scone....sorry
  • Bettie
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    I bought one for £49.95 from Futura on Ebay. I have nothing to compare it with but I wouldn't be without it now. It warms up quickly but not as warm as the electric blanket in bed. I find if it bunches up anywhere that spot gets extra warm whilst other spots may not be. If I set it for two hours I know when time is up as I start feeling chilly, then I realise that I have been warm but never realised. The lower settings can barely be felt but that's the same as my electric  bed blanket - unless it's full on to start it doesn't seem too warm. I've not put my heating on yet. 
  • Farway
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    I bought a Cosi Home off E bay, £47.99 in Jan. It's washable but not washed it yet

    Like Bettie I have nothing to compare against, but I love it, mine states not to "tuck it in" as it will cause overheating, supposed to just drape over, and I find it heats up where it touches my body, and magically it doesn't where, for instance, it is on the chair arm. The instructions also say start off on High, then go down
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  • CJRyder
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    I bought two for £34.99 during the summer, but prices have probably risen. DW loves hers. I do find them a little small though.
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  • Bettie
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    Farway said:
    I bought a Cosi Home off E bay, £47.99 in Jan. It's washable but not washed it yet

    Like Bettie I have nothing to compare against, but I love it, mine states not to "tuck it in" as it will cause overheating, supposed to just drape over, and I find it heats up where it touches my body, and magically it doesn't where, for instance, it is on the chair arm. The instructions also say start off on High, then go down
    I've learned now to start on high 🙄 I put a thin blanket over the top and it got really warm. I took it off sharpish as I was worried it would overheat. Must read the instructions again to see if it has auto cut out. 
  • Farway
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    CJRyder said:
    I bought two for £34.99 during the summer, but prices have probably risen. DW loves hers. I do find them a little small though.
    I was going to advise OP, don't scrimp on size, pay the extra couple of quid for a larger size

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  • shandyclover
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    We bought this one...https://www.amazon.co.uk/Navaris-Electric-Blanket-Double-Settings/dp/B08LDMM84H/ref=sr_1_25?crid=17CVUI35F7DIO&keywords=heated+throw+blanket+extra+large+200cm&qid=1669112506&sprefix=heated+throw,aps,68&sr=8-25&th=1

    I bought extra large so hubby and I could both use while watching tv on the sofa.

    I've never owned a heated throw before so have nothing to compare it with, but we've been really happy with it, means we can keep the heating off while watching tv and sitting our very daftly living room. We still wear a couple jumpers but having s source of heat over lap, legs and feet really makes a difference. The cats love it too!

    It seems to have an automatic switch off as I once fell asleep on sofa with it on, and it switched itself off, though I stayed nice and warm.
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  • moonbeammummy
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    Bought a couple of dreamland ones a few years ago to allow us to sit outside in winter during the pandemic. Absolutely brilliant, washable, loads of settings. Thoroughly recommend. From
    memory they were around £50 each from Argos but I worked at Sainsburys at the time so got my staff discount and also used my survey points towards them so got them for a lot less. 
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