Excellent head pad though a little pricey
Wanted to get a heatpad for some low back pain and soreness that rears its head especially during Winter. Bought this pad and it is truly excellent. It is well constructed with a much more sturdy electrical connection than any other pads I have seen and it provides ample heat. Infact this is the first pad I have owned where I don't really feel compelled to have it at the highest setting all the time (the highest setting being 4 since 5 is only for heating up). But for my back, 3 or 4 is absolutely perfect. My only "complaint" is I felt it was a...little expensive but given the therapeutic value that is a minor complaint. Perhaps the only design suggestion I have is that once the pad has heated up at the 5 setting, pressing the temperature button runs through the temperatures backwards (so 4, 3, 2, 1) rather than "recycling" them from 1 as it currently does. But again, a relatively minor and subjective quibble.
Purchased in June 2020.
Absolute garbage poorly designed
Too small to wrap round the skinniest of arms, sleeve to narrow to fit over a chair, Doesn't get nearly hot enough. Prob the most useless item I've bought in my life, designed poorly to say the least.
Purchased in January 2020 at Betta Home Living for $58.00.
Not as good as expected
Just bought one today and even on setting 5 it is only warm. We have an infared thermometer and wonder if Sunbeam can tell us what the expected temperature should be at setting 5 say after 10 or 15 minutes.
Purchased in December 2019 for $59.95.
So good I nicked it from my spouse!
Excellent wide range of heat control where 3-5 is best for back. and lower is great for other uses and conditions. Good safety features ie auto turn off, plug set up and lead length. A strong and not easily damaged cover construction. Useful sitting up or lying down. Fabric cover is soft and unit flexible.
Purchased in February 2019 at Bing Lee for $47.00.
I am really thrilled with my heat pad. I use it regularly, virtually every evening in fact, when l sit in the lounge.
It certainly helps to alleviate my back pain, is great for warming cold feet, and placing over other body parts that need some pain relief e.g. sore elbows. I love that it has 5 heat settings and warms up straight away and that it has an auto switch off mode, as l have forgotten to turn it off a couple of times, when l have got up! Also, l don't have to keep reheating a hot water bottle or other bean bag type warmers....no repeated trips to the microwave and then finding the said item is too hot to use initially!
Fantastic item. Would highly recommend it!
Feel Perfect, feel amazing!
My Chiropractor recommended using heat as part of treatment for an injury so I purchased the Sunbeam heat pad rather than trying a hot water bottle. The product is absolutely fantastic! I am so thrilled with it especially as it allows me to target the pain, the quick heat up function means quick pain relief too.
There are 5 heat settings so I'm in control of the heat applied & it has an auto switch off so no worries about forgetting to turn it off. The slip on sleeve is a great idea - I've been able to use the heat pad during the day whilst a...
Questions & Answers
I am trying to find out the size (dimensions) of this item?
I've just been checking out these [Sunbeam EP500 Heat Pad] on eBay, and in "Item Specifics" the sellers are saying:
"10mm x 360mm x 400mm".
But then scrolling down the same page shows the official product description from Sunbeam, which says:
"Height (mm): 10mm, Width (mm): 340mm, Depth (mm): 400mm"
I tend to believe Sunbeam's measurements.
Is this item flexible enough to use around my shoulder for pain relief?
Thank you for contacting Sunbeam. The EP5000 is flexible enough to wrap around a leg or arm so should be fine with the shoulder. We do however suggest to use it while being mindful of over folding/bending of the wiring.
Kind Regards, Sunbeam
Yes it is Stan. We both use our heat pads against a pillow/s, high backed chair or flat on the bed. Just move it round for comfort. The model we have has an insert sleeve. This can be used or better, move the pad around to a comfortable spot. Don't pull roughly, but gently, firmly, move from under your body. A great resource.
Can I use this on my pelvic region for period pain?
Sure, why not? If you need professional advice or have any concerns, try contacting the Sunbeam customer service team, they are the experts.
I see no reason why not as it would equate to a wheat hot-pack or hot water bottle and in fact would likely be a more gentle but constant form of heat.
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