I've had issues with back pain for a few years now and been through MANY other heating pads. While there's no doubt that this is probably the best of the best, and I do love the larger king size, the temps settings on this pad, even at their lowest, tend to run a little high. If you are someone who likes to lay on top of the pad please be careful because even at the 113 degree lowest setting (I've never dared use anything higher) and with the flannel cover and clothing on, I still experienced burning on my back in the shape of the pad's coils which I just recently noticed. I'm not sure who will ever use this at the 160 degrees setting, but if you do, do NOT lay on it; might take a while for the burns on my back to completely disappear and I will be using it a lot less as a result, just glad it's not summer! I've never had this issue with another pad.
I ordered 2 of these heating pads after trying every heating pad I thought was known to mankind (at least on the local retail level). They are more expensive than most heating pads one can find in retail stores but they ARE worth it!. I will say the electronic aspect of these heating pads are not high quality and I actually had to return the first two I ordered because they just would not turn on. The cover (once washed) leaves lint on anything it touches afterwards. My advice is don't wash it. Keep it the way it came as long as possible because once washed you lose that soft velvety touch to the material. Customer service at overstock is AWESOME!!! They immediately took care of my situation without any of the normal jumping through hoops one has to play. The second pair worked right away and I am still enjoying comforting heat. I highly recommend these heating pads unless and until they come up with higher quality electronic portion of the product.
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