Despite the fact they are electric, you can easily wash electric blankets in your washing machine. However, you do need to do a few things to ensure it can be washed without any problems.
First you want to disconnect the plug and control box or boxes from the bottom of the blanket. Just the blanket itself will go in the washing machine. You also should do a quick inspection of the blanket before washing. You want to make sure there are no tears in the blanket or where the wiring is poking through. It is always a good thing to check your blanket periodically, even if you aren’t planning to wash it.
Popular blanket into the washing machine, and make sure there is enough capacity for the blanket to move properly within the machine. Next, set the machine on your gentler delicate cycle, and use a mild detergent for washing the blanket. Always wash an electric blanket with cold water.
You will only want to wash the blankets for 4 to 5 minutes. This will extend the life of your electric blankets because you don’t want to risk damaging the wiring from an extended agitation cycle.
After washing for 45 minutes, set your machine to the rinse cycle. After rinsing, let it run through a short spin cycled to remove excess water. Then hang it up outside to dry in the fresh air, or you can lay it on the floor or across furniture to allow to dry. Always allow the blanket to be completely dried before you plug it back in for use.