The Best Heating Pad

The Best Heating Pad

Our pick

PureRelief Heating Pad

PureRelief Heating Pad

Affordable heat with options

A comfortable, top-rated pad with six heating levels to choose from.

Buying Options

$35 from Amazon

A quality electric heating pad is safety-certified, quickly reaches and maintains desired temperatures, and is equipped with an auto shut-off function as well as a machine-washable cover. The PureRelief ticks every box plus offers added comfort and conveniences such as a plush—but not excessively sweat-inducing—cover, six heat settings, a grip-friendly controller with a backlit display, and a storage bag. It’s also covered by a five-year warranty.

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Runner-up

Sunbeam King Size XpressHeat

Sunbeam King Size XpressHeat

A well-rated model from a known brand

It has the same feel and features as our pick but is a bit pricier.

Buying Options

$37* from Amazon
$31 from Target

May be out of stock

*At the time of publishing, the price was $44.

If the PureRelief is unavailable or jumps significantly in price, Sunbeam’s King Size XpressHeat is essentially the same heating pad (and appears to be made by the same manufacturer). Like our pick, this pad offers six levels of heat, a comfortable cover that can be machine-washed, and a backlit controller. Compared with our pick, the cover texture, plug, and controller shape are different on the XpressHeat. It also sounds more “crinkly” when bent or adjusted, according to some testers. It’s a top-rated, best-selling product from Sunbeam, the most prominent heating pad brand in the US and, like our pick, is also warrantied for five years.

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Our pick

PureRelief Heating Pad

PureRelief Heating Pad

Affordable heat with options

A comfortable, top-rated pad with six heating levels to choose from.

Buying Options

$35 from Amazon

Runner-up

Sunbeam King Size XpressHeat

Sunbeam King Size XpressHeat

A well-rated model from a known brand

It has the same feel and features as our pick but is a bit pricier.

Buying Options

$37* from Amazon
$31 from Target

May be out of stock

*At the time of publishing, the price was $44.

Source: NY Times – Wirecutter

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