Martex Raschel Heated Blanket Review including their Sleepwarmer, WestPoint and Patrician Brands

The non-profit Electric Blanket Institute™ presents a professional and scientific review of the Martex heated electric blankets made by WestPoint Stevens which also makes and sells the brands Sleepwarmer, Patrician and Martex Raschel. This evaluation applies to those brands as well since they so similar.

WestPoint Stevens Today

WestPoint Stevens is the oldest and largest American manufacturer of bed and bath textile products. WestPoint no longer produces electric blankets but we have left a basic review in case you need some information about the last models they made. If you particularly want one, you should search the internet for available closeouts. As of the Fall of 2011, there are still a few of them left for sale.

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WestPoint’s current line of electric blanket products is more expensive than the low price brands but features an excellent safe technology, good fabric softness, machine washability and partially machine dry ability.
The only complaints we hear about the WestPoint heated blankets are that their controllers sometimes fail and their heater wires, although soft and flexible, are somewhat large. The size of their cord connector is medium. All of WestPoint’s heated bedding products conform to UL standards and are marked accordingly. Their warranties are for five years.

Who Are These Blankets For?

Although priced on the high side, their heated blankets are a good value for those looking for warmth, safety, comfort and energy savings.

Choosing the Best Electric Bedding For YOU

1. Before You Buy – A MUST Review: the Lead Page of the Buyer's Guide offering:

  1. Major considerations before your purchase; and,
  2. Links to all of our Reviews and Ratings sections

2. Ready to Buy? If you want to see a list of retailers carrying each of the major brands of Heated MATTRESS PADS this year, click Heated Mattress Pad Retailers OR for Heated BLANKETS, click Stores Selling Electric Blankets.

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