- Sleep Express Fitted Queen (BL4851)
- Verified purchase
Died after 20 uses
Purchased June 2016. Yes it is out of the 3 year warranty period. Used around 20 times. one side stopped working last year, the other side this year.
I am amazed that such a simple electrical product fails after such little use. Given the number of similar complaints about malfunctioning electric blankets, you'd have to believe that there is an incredible failure rate and that Sunbeam have real issues in manufacturing a lasting product consistently.
I would love to know of a reliable brand as a replacement.
It heats up quick and feel nice to sleep with the warmness. You can adjust 3 levels of the heat. Easy to hing it and fold it in the sun.
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- Sleep Express Fitted Queen (BL4851)
- Verified purchase
Adequate, but heating area too small
I'm reviewing the queen size Sleep Express with three heat settings. On the highest setting (3) the blanket heats up in about 10 minutes and if you leave it on that setting for half-an-hour you'll have a very hot bed. It's fitted, so there's no fiddling around with annoying ties.
In terms of reliability, I've had this for three-and-a-half years and haven't had any problems with it so far, a big contrast to the Sunbeam Sleep Perfect which I owned previously. The controllers on that model failed after several years. The replacement controllers f...ailed after another year or so, and then the replacement for the replacement also failed after another year. Avoid the Sleep Perfect: it costs 50% more than the Sleep Express and is a DUD. In terms of features, since this is the budget model you miss out on more heat settings and any sort of timer. Heat setting 1 seems entirely useless to me as it barely heats up the bed at all. Because of this, there are effectively only two heat levels: 2 which gives a good medium level of heat, close to body temperature, and 3 which is full power. Because there's no timer, if you accidentally leave the blanket on, it will stay on forever. My biggest complaint is that the heat pad (the area covered by the heating elements) is too small. A queen size bed is 203cm long (head to foot), but the heat pad on this model is only 123cm long, which leaves 80cm not covered by heating elements. Half of that is under the pillow, but that still leaves 40cm unheated: 20cm at the feet and 20cm at the shoulders. That's the part you'll feel when you get into bed - from your scapula downwards will be warm, but your shoulders and upper back will be cold! Why, Sunbeam?
Great to get into a nice warm bed.
I like the idea of having a warm bed to hop into but I can feel every wire under the sheet and don't like that feeling. Can I put a mattress protector over the electric blanket, or is that not a safe thing to do.
Excellent electric blanket
I purchased the Sunbeam Express QB electric blanket from Betta Home Living on special.This is the best one I have ever owned,heats up quickly with a simple 3 setting switch.Very happy with this purchase.
- Sleep Express Fitted Double (BL4841)
- Verified purchase
Can’t survive without it
During Winter I turn the electric blanket just before I go to bed every night and it makes getting a good night’s rest so much easier. Prior to this I was shivering and dreaded the idea of hopping into an ice cold bed. The blanket heats up very fast and has 3 adjustable levels. I’ve had this for about a week and I would definitely recommend it.
I couldn't go thru winter without My electric blanket
My Wife & I just love our Sunbeam electric blanket. We couldn't get thru our very cold winters [was 1c degree this morning and usually around 6c degrees when We go to bed. I love the digital readout too. One look and you know what heat setting and how long it is on for... It also just fits our queen sized bed perfectly. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED .... BUGBUYER
Purchased in March 2018 for A$99.00.
so far so good
Mines on the spare bed so only gets used once a month or so. Its working ok so far. my friend said it was good and nice and warm and heated up quickly.
Just bought this unit from Harvey Normans $99-99 sale $66
Just replace my old blanket with this unit ,still trying the controls as the first one is very low heat, wife just turn on the third number to see how long it takes to get hot ,serpose to be ten min ????.
Wish use luck
Let there be light
This blanket is easy to fit soft texture, it heats up fairly quickly, my previous blanket was also a Sunbeam, had it for 10 years never a problem. The only thing I can say about this one is that the controls have a blue light when turned on and it lights up the room
Purchased two of these for the kids beds. Easy to switch on and off.
Simple to clean in the washing machine.
Stay securely on the bed without moving about.
It's not durable
After i think a week or two of using it didnt work anymore. It's not durable. It has warranty but the shop is not that close to our place that is why we still didnt exchange. We just thought we can use it for at least months but we didnt.
Comforting and warm
We got this for winter and it's been really good. Individual controls on each side allow us to have it at the temperature my partner and I are comfortable with. I'm very happy with it.
Lasted 3 months before one side stopped heating
This is the second Sunbeam blanket I have purchased in 2 years. First purchase I lost the receipt when, after one winter, one side stopped heating. With some caution I purchased another Sunbeam as it was on sale at the time. I kept the receipt and returned faulty blanket today. There is no replacement available (until next winter), but at least I got a refund. I won’t buy another Sunbeam electric blanket.
Great electric blanket
It heats up very fast n is ideal for cold climates
It is the best item I have bought in years
I highly recommend it to everyone to use through winter
I bought this electric blanket just over a year ago. It was working perfectly and then about 3 months ago one side stopped working whilst the other side kept working. Now the other side has stopped working. I would not recommend buying this product.
Durable and does it job
I've been using this electric blanket for a couple of months, the temperature is adjustable to 3 different levels. The wiring was subtle enough to not interfere with sleep. For the price I'd say this is impressive.
Really great quality compared to most lower costing electric blankets! Would highly recommend to anyone, works as described, reputable brand, and feels comfortable, easy to use premium controller. No problems from start to finish, and heats very well.
Warm and can't feel a thing
The blanket fits perfectly with my bed. Keeps my bed warm, and feel comfortable too. The electric cables in the blanket blend in well enough that I couldn't feel a thing when we are lying on it.
Works well, keep me warm in winter
Actually I use this product not only in winter, as it has been quite cold in night in melbourne, even it's still summer. This blanket allows the temperature to be adjusted at 3 levels. Usually I barely feel any heat when using the lowest level, middle level works the best, top level heat is an overkill for me most of the time.
Only downside is the light is too bright, it disturbs my sleep at the beginning, I had to use something to wrap the light so I won't be bother by it.
Questions & Answers
Just brought a new Sleep Express fitted electric blanket. Used for a few nights but doesn’t seem to get overly warm and I wonder what it’s going to be like as we head in to winter. Our last blanket got really hot on the high settings but sadly no longer works.
Not had a Sunbeam blanket before. I had expected more heat than we are getting.
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