While it’s hard to beat the comfort an electric blanket provides on a cold night, many users may be confused as to how exactly to wash them.
A blanket that includes cords may not seem like the easiest thing to wash, but luckily, most are machine washable.
Household Appliances and Cleaning Products Lab Executive Director Carolyn Forte says: Good housekeeping service.
To wash an electric blanket in a washing machine, all you need is detergent, a washing machine, and a drying rack.
The first thing you want to do before washing an electric blanket is to check the instructions on the care label to see if you can use the washer and dryer.
Next, it’s important to remove and unplug all chords or panels from the blanket before washing.
Good Housekeeping recommends using a front-loading or top-loading washer, and preferably one without agitators so the blanket doesn’t get tangled or tangled in anything.
If your blanket doesn’t have a wash guide, we recommend using gentle or delicate wash cycles and warm or cool water just to be safe.
If you can’t find specific drying instructions, spread out a blanket or use a drying rack. You can also dry it on the lowest heat setting.
In order not to damage the blanket, you must ensure that the blanket is completely dry before use or the cord may be damaged.
For blankets that cannot be machine washed, hand wash is available.
To do this, just make sure all the cords are removed and fill your tub with cold water with a bit of mild detergent.
Let the blanket soak for a few minutes and then rub the water vigorously with your hands.
To flush the blanket, drain the tub and fill it with clean water, then wring the blanket out until all the soap has been removed.
It is important to remember to avoid high heat when drying the blanket so as not to damage the wiring.
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