Very nice blanket, quality throughout, could be a little wider, but that is personal preference only. Setting 1 is plenty for us, nice features of preheat and 10 hour timer. Have not washed so cannot comment on that feature.
I've had this for less than 24 hours but have already washed (I washed on gentle cold per the instructIons) and slept with it last night and am thrilled that I haven't seen one pill ball from this blanket. I purchased this to replace my horribly pilly fleece sheets, to use in place of a top sheet in winter. It's so soft and warm. The softest blanket I've ever felt, and I have a lot of blankets. I love that this covers the entire bed! Wait for overstock coupons in your email to get an even better deal. I can't speak to long term wear, I assume after time it's possible the fluffiness might diminish a little, but after dealing with pilly balls all over my house from my fleece sheets, the fact that it didn't pill when washing is enough for me to recommend it. I want to buy more for on the couch and gifts. If you're hesitating, buy one!
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