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We all love our heated blankets on chilly nights. But what happens when they get dirty? Can you put a heated blanket in the washing machine? The answer is yes and no. Depending on the type of heated blanket, you may be able to put it in the washing machine. But there are also types of heated blankets that should never be washed, as doing so could damage them or even pose a fire risk. In this blog post, we’ll explore the different types of heated blankets and how to care for them. We’ll also give you some tips on how to keep your blanket clean and fresh-smelling.
How to wash a heated blanket
If your heated blanket has gotten dirty and you need to wash it, here is a step-by-step guide on how to do so:
1. Check the care label on your heated blanket. Some blankets can be machine washed, while others can only be spot cleaned.
2. If your blanket is machine washable, set your washing machine to the delicate cycle and use cold water.
3. Add a mild detergent to the washing machine. Do not use bleach or any other harsh chemicals on your heated blanket.
4. Wash your heated blanket alone in the washing machine – do not add any other items in with it.
5. Once the cycle is finished, remove your heated blanket from the washing machine and shake it out to get rid of any excess water.
6. Hang your heated blanket up to dry, or place it in the dryer on low heat if the care label allows for it.
What type of detergent to use
If you are wondering what type of detergent to use when washing your heated blanket, the best option is to use a mild or gentle detergent. You should avoid using harsh detergents as they can damage the fabric of the blanket and shorten its lifespan.
How to dry a heated blanket
If you need to wash your heated blanket, start by unplugging it from the outlet. Most heated blankets have a detachable cord, which makes washing them easier. Next, check the care label to see if the blanket is machine-washable. If it is, put it in the washing machine on a delicate cycle with cold water. You can also hand-wash the blanket if the care label recommends that method or if the blanket is not machine-washable.
To dry your heated blanket, first check the care label to see if it can be tumble dried. If so, put it in the dryer on a low heat setting. If the care label does not recommend tumble drying, or if you’re not sure, air dry the blanket instead. To air dry, simply hang the blanket over a clothesline or lay it flat on a towel rack or other surface.
Tips for washing a heated blanket
If you need to wash your heated blanket, follow these tips:
-Unplug the blanket and make sure it is completely cooled before washing.
-Detach any detachable cords.
-Put the blanket in the washing machine on a delicate cycle with cold water.
-Do not use bleach or fabric softener.
-Hang the blanket to dry or tumble dry on low heat.
No, you should not put a heated blanket in the washing machine. While it may seem like a convenient way to clean your blanket, doing so can damage the heating elements and shorten the lifespan of your blanket. Instead, opt for spot cleaning or dry cleaning when necessary. By taking proper care of your heated blanket, you can enjoy its warmth and comfort for many years to come.