Biddeford Heated Electric Blanket Review
includes their Sealy, Cannon, Delightful Nights Brands
The non-profit Electric Blanket Institute™ presents a professional scientific review of Biddeford™ heated electric blankets. Other brands made by Biddeford such as Sealy, Cannon and Delightful Nights are quite similar and this review applies to them as well.
Biddeford Mills™ is a producer of low price electric blankets, throws and mattress pads. For 150 years, Biddeford Mills was a respected New England company but then in the early 2000’s it was bought out by Microlife®, a Taiwanese company, and production was shifted to mainland China. They have been selling ever increasing amounts of electric blankets and electric throws in this country since.
Biddeford Heated Blanket Review
Biddeford’s blanket safety technology is time tested as they have sold several million units since their introduction in 2000 with very few incidents. Some of their controllers are digital push button types and some are analog rotary dial types. So if this matters to you, you’ll have to shop carefully.. Their blankets are economical, machine washable, partially machine dryable and their heater wires are reasonably thin but seem somewhat hard and stiff. The size of their cord connector is medium compared to those of the other producers.
One advantage of their rotary dial controller is its mechanical ON-OFF switch which allows one to use an appliance timer to turn it on if desirable. Be aware though that this practice is not recommended by any of the safety organizations such as Underwriters Labs (UL) since they believe having heated bedding come on by itself and unattended is an unsafe practice.
The major complaints we hear about Biddeford’s blankets is that their controllers are somewhat prone to failure and their woven blanket fabrics are rather scratchy and may pill after washing.
All of Biddeford’s heated bedding products conform to UL standards and are marked accordingly. Their heated bedding has been a good value for those looking for a warm, safe, energy saving and low cost product. Biddeford’s blanket warranties are generally 5 years.