If the cold weather has you wanting to update your bedding collection with a heated solution to stay warm, then it’s well worth looking out for the impending arrival of an affordable electric blanket at Aldi.
Arriving in stores from this Sunday 14th January, the Aldi SpecialBuys electric blanket in question is none other than the branded Silentnight Comfort Control Electric Blanket, voted as our favourite ‘compact’ best electric blanket. This highly rated blanket offers a brilliant budget heating solution to sleep comfortably during the colder months.
As ever, the affordable supermarket is offering the branded blanket in different sizes at unbeatable ‘Specialbuys’ prices from £16.99 – deals that even Amazon can’t match.
Don’t miss Aldi’s SpecialBuys electric blanket this weekend
Aldi Specialbuys Electric Blanket
The Aldi Specialbuys Silentnight Single Electric Blanket is just £16.99. The heated blanket is also available in a double priced £19.99 and a king-sized blanket for £24.99. Aldi states: “Perfect for heat seekers and those who like to stay warm, this heated blanket is a great addition to your soft furnishing collection. With overheat protection you can turn it on without worry and with 3 different heat settings you can make your bed the perfect temperature.”
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Silentnight Comfort Control Electric Blanket
The same Silentnight Comfort Control Electric Blanket is available from several other retailers, but as you can see the RRP is £30. The best deal right now is a discounted price of £20.29 at Amazon – but that still doesn’t beat the Aldi Specialbuys price.
Why the Aldi electric blanket is worth buying…
Our expert tester Siobhan Grogan was impressed by this model when testing it for our buying guide. She was notably delighted by the fantastic price of this option, which is now even more affordable thanks to Aldi Specialbuys.
“If you’re considering an electric blanket, you’re likely keen on other money-saving tips so it makes sense to look for the best budget electric blanket to start with,” she writes.
Speaking of the Silentnight Comfort Control Electric Blanket Siobhan says: “It’s made of soft but durable fleece so actually made our bed more comfortable even when it wasn’t switched on.”
“It’s very easy to get up and running with elasticated straps that secure the blanket to the mattress, below any style of best sheets. The blanket also sits away from the edges of the bed so remains flat even if you move around a lot during the night. Ours started to heat up just over five minutes after being switched on and was perfectly toasty in less than half an hour.”
Despite only offering three heat settings, Siobhan found the warmth level to be perfectly pleasing, with the medium heat being preferable, “although the low setting is best if you plan to keep the blanket on all night or for a long time,” she adds.
Siobhan also notes: “Best of all, it folds very flat so you won’t need to find too much space to store it when it’s not on the bed, ideal when organising a small bedroom.”
A heated blanket is an ideal energy-saving buy this winter because despite how much it costs to run an electric blanket, which is probably less than you think from only 9p per night, you are effectively heating yourself not your whole room. It might not be the best method for keeping your house warm in winter but it is the perfect way to stay snug when the temperatures drop.
Marie Urmston, energy expert at Love Energy Savings demonstrates how to calculate how much this specific blanket costs to run, explaining: “Based on the highest heat setting the Silentnight Comfort Control Electric Blanket has, the wattage for a single size is 40, a double size is 70W, and a king-size wattage is 90W. Here’s how much each size of this blanket costs to run for eight hours a night: Single 9p per night; Double 15p per night and King 19p per night.”
Siobhan is a highly experienced journalist who writes product reviews and shopping guides on everything from food and wine to homeware and beauty.
While the best weighted blankets are hugely comforting there’s no beating an electric blanket for making your home feel cosy. The heating element allows you to warm the bed to ensure a better night’s sleep during the cold winter months.
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