An electric blanket is a blanket with built-in electrical heating elements that allow users to adjust the warmth level using controls connected to the blanket. These blankets are typically used to provide extra warmth during colder months or for individuals who prefer a warmer sleeping environment.
Electric blankets are generally safe when used properly, but it's important to follow safety guidelines such as avoiding folding or bunching the blanket while in use, ensuring it is in good condition without frays or exposed wires, and turning it off when not in use or during sleep. Regularly inspecting the blanket for any signs of damage and adhering to usage instructions can help ensure safe use.
It's generally not recommended to wash an electric blanket, as submerging it in water can damage the electrical components. Instead, spot clean any spills or stains according to the manufacturer's instructions, and use a removable, washable cover for added convenience.