Forget notions of granny’s old blanket, the electric blanket is having a resurgence. But they’re often not cheap, that is until now thanks to the Aldi electric blanket that costs just £34.99.

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As you can see we’ve done our research so we know the benefits, costs to run and more importantly…we know what a bargain this Aldi electric blanket is too!

The new heated blanket is available for pre-order now, exclusively online. Arriving in stores next Sunday 22nd November – sure to be met with a warm reception.

New in: Aldi electric blanket

Aldi electric blanket

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This stylish double layer soft flannel fleece heated blanket looks as good as it feels, and can even be turned into a sleeping bag! It’s the pockets featured on the snug design that cover legs and feet like a sleeping bag.

This year’s Kirkton House electric blanket features an easy-to-use controller with a digital display, and the overheat protection ensures safety. This model boasts nine temperature settings each for upper, lower and whole body.

Thanks to a detachable lead cable it’s even machine washable, to ensure it’s easy to keep fresh and clean. Available in 3 neutral, stylish shades – cream; light grey and dark grey.

Pre-order now: Heated Electric Blanket, £34.99, Aldi

Benefits of an electric blanket

blankets on bed

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There’s a question of how much do electric blankets cost to run? This all depends on how much you use it of course. It can either be kept on all night on a low setting, or used for a short amount of time to heat the bed before you get in.

Our chief tester Alice informs us, ‘Energy Helpline tested a 60 watt and a 70 watt blanket for seven hours a night over six months, which is as much as you’re likely to use the blanket for. The annual cost for the 60 watt was £14.60 (8p a night) and £16.42 for the 70 watt – (9p a night).’

More than just great for staying toasty, electric blankets also offer health benefits. The heat they provide increases blood circulation, to help muscles relax. This in turn helps to alleviate any muscle tension or stiffness.

Various studies have found the benefit of heat to aid with a number of health conditions such as arthritis.

Related: Could heating your home all-year-round actually save you money?

Electric blankets have long divided opinion here at HQ, half love them and own one, while the other half can’t shake off the granny association. At this price, will non-conformers be converted? We think it’s a strong probability.

Will this be the electric blanket to win you over?

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