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86 reviews | 3.5 out of 5
I love this heating pad! First of all, the cover doesn't come off so there is no shifting and trying to get the pad and cover going in the same directions. Nor does this pad bunch up, and wind up a hard clump when it cools off -- it stays soft and pliable. The heating pad stays on as long as you want it on -- it doesn't shut itself off as soon as your muscles just start to get warm. It has a nice, long cord for convenience. It's on the smaller side -- if you want a larger version, get one. This one is perfect to cover all but the largest of muscles (I'm 5'1" and it covers my back from just under the top of my shoulders to the middle lower small of my back). It has 6 heat levels -- the highest is very hot. I usually start at 6 and turn down to 5 or 4 once my muscles loosen up. We are purchasing a second one of these because my husband and I are always fighting over who gets it first. :) Other heating pads we've chosen with the blue snap-covers never last us a year and we're getting tired of throwing our money away on them. The cover on this pad is soft to the touch, and I love the red color -- it doesn't get lost and it looks good even sitting out. I wouldn't use this pad on someone who is TOTALLY disabled and can't move the pad themselves, but you aren't supposed to be doing that anyway. But most disabled persons can move a light pad around when they want to, so unless the person using this is totally infirm, it is a great little pad and WELL worth the price!
I have major back pain & purchased the Sunbeam XpressHeat Heating Pad without reading any reviews. I bought it because it was electric (had the microwave pad) and it looked nice.
I am impressed!! Heats up quickly and is comfortable. It does get a little too hot on the high setting BUT that's why they make 6 settings. I set it on 6 & after my back starts to loosen up, I turn it down some. A really great product for the price and I would definitely recommend it!!!
I wanted to buy another Sunbeam Health King-Size Programmable Heating Pad item (# 0002704565282, $19) but my local store was out so I bought this one instead. As compared to the King-Size programmable this pad is more expensive, smaller, does not get as hot on the highest setting (as measured with an IR temp gun) and when the pad comes unplugged from the cord (which is every night so far), the controller flashes "F" until it is reset by unplugging the cord from the wall. On the plus side the controls are easier to understand on this model, but that's it. If you want a big pad that gets hot and can be programmed to stay on indefinitely, buy the Sunbeam King-Size Programmable Pad instead.
It has auto off after 2 hours or you can set it to go off when you want it to. Very nice velour material on the top side, easy to read control and excellent quality.
I wasn't sure about this based on the mixed reviews, but I adore mine. Because the velvet top is part of the heating pad, and not just a cover, it doesn't crinkle or feel hard, even when not in use. I use mine religiously due to chronic headaches, and I can't stand it when something doesn't feel soft under my head when its hurting. When I turn it on, I can feel it start to heat within about 15 seconds, and it is fully hot within about 45 seconds. I always use it on the hottest setting, and find that to be about perfect. Any hotter and I would be concerned about it possibly burning my skin. I also like that it has a 2 hour auto turn-off (and the option to keep on until manually turned off). My old one would shut off after 30 minutes and it felt like it was just finally warming up and then it would go off.
I know others have expressed concerns about the cord coming undo from the pad, but thats never happened to me. And the way it is shaped, if it were a problem, it could easily be taped to keep it from pulling apart.
I find this was money well-spent. If this one quits working, I'd buy the exact same one again.
This is difficult to write my first negative review.
However, I believe that reviews require us to be honest.
I read your reviews & drove a little over 42 miles round-trip to purchase this item.
I also paid more for this heating pad then I've ever paid.
Big price & too much hype.
I could put a warm wash cloth on my shoulder and have more heat then this thing produces.
Seriously, the highest setting was extremely weak.
Maybe the manufacturer decided that all the bells and whistles were more important then the actual useful heat.
Suffice to say, I will be returning to the store tomorrow for a complete refund.
Yep, it does get hot in 30 seconds, but after a minute it quit and will not heat up again. Will display F in the window every time, no matter how much a check the cord. That means another trip to the store, I will pick a different one this time.
It's true that it begins heating up quickly. However, its not very useful for treating a sore back as the heat pad only gets lukewarm.
This is great heating pad, but has two cons. The size of the pad is good but it could be better if it was 12X18 instead of 12X15. The other con is the plug in for the power cable into the pad. It is not a snug enough fit for the cable to stay plugged in when you move positions. It can come unplugged quite easily. Love how quickly it heats up though. The power off feature is good also. You don't have to worry about forgetting to shut it off. Great pad for the money!!
Have used this heating pad several times since purchasing. Was a little hesitant because of the reviews about it not getting hot enough. Have had no problem with it getting hot enough on the highest setting and will usually lower it after a short time. Really like that the pad holds its shape and doesn't crumple up like my old one did. So far, I am very pleased with this purchase.
It is an okay product. I like the auto off feature you can choose but I just wish it would get hotter.
I purchased this heating pad because it did not shut off unless you put it on 2 hr shut off, but it does not give off very much heat even on the highest setting. The cover is nice and is very soft, and the controls are very easy to understand, but I will be returning it because of the lack of heat.
It is not big enough to cover my hurt area. It constantly comes unplugged where the pad plugs into the cord. I only bought it because it was the only one that the Walmart in Snyder, Tx had in stock.
Plug fell out more than once. F error code appeared in window. Brought it back
I have a bad back, it helps.
I love this item. What a pleasure having the heat stay on and also not having to contend with a supposedly washable cover that needs to be snapped on and usually opens and causes the entire heating pad to crumble up. After I bought one for myself, I sent one to my son. This heating pad is the best one I've ever owned.
the pad does not get hot in 30 seconds nor does it keep the heat.. i find this product very disappoi9nting...
It does work properly, and it doesn't really heat up at all.. Not wotlrth it..
Works great, wish it was cheaper. Really fuzzy and gets HOT so be careful. Does it's job and I would recommend to others.
My previous Sunbeam Heating Pad was pretty good until it died out on me. This heating pad is a little smaller. I like that it's a soft towel like material, but like others have said, it's not very hot at all. I put it to the highest setting and it's just warm. I wouldn't really recommend it if you are looking for something hot.