Lidl’s sell-out winter gadget to avoid putting the heating on is returning to shelves TODAY and costs just 1p to run | The Sun

Lidl’s sell-out winter gadget to avoid putting the heating on is returning to shelves TODAY and costs just 1p to run | The Sun


LIDL'S sell-out gadget is back on shelves from today and it could save you money on your energy bills this winter.

The discount supermarket chain has brought back its bargain heated blanket, and it costs just 1p to run.

The Silentnight Comfort Control blanket is back for the first time since this winter.

The energy-saving gadget sends shoppers into a frenzy each time it returns to stores.

It will be back on Lidl shelves from today, but will likely sell out fast so you might want to be quick.

The blanket costs just £19.99 for a single,£24.99 for a double, and £29.99 for a king size.



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It will cost you just 1p an hour to run as they only use 40W of energy.

This means it can be a great alternative to putting the heating on as it's much cheaper to run than if you heat your whole house.

The latest figures from CheckaTrade show that the average cost of running your heating per hour is 7p per kilowatt-hour.

It means that if you have a 24 kW boiler, it could cost you £1.68 an hour. 

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So if you have your heating on overnight for eight hours, it could cost you £13.44.

Alternatively, Lidl's heated blanket costs just 8p to run for eight hours.

It's made of polyester microfleece and is secured with an elastic belly band.

The blanket comes with a single detachable control with three heat settings.

According to Lidl, it take 15 minutes to heat up to 37C.

Plus, you can use it all night long because it has over-heat protection too.

A single is 65cm wide by 135cm tall, a double is 120cm by 135cm, and a king is 137cm by 165cm.

You'll be able to buy the heated blanket in store but it isn't available online.

You can find your nearest Lidl using the store locator tool on the chain's website.

As always it is good to shop around the make sure you are getting the cheapest deal.

There are several heated blankets and throws on offer at the moment from different retailers.

We had a look and found that Lidl's price beats other shops selling the same Silentnight gadget.

You can get a double sized gadget at Asda for £25 at the moment, reduced from £28.

Matalan is selling a single for £25, while Argos has the same size listed for £35.

If a blanket, which goes under your bedding, isn't what you're after though Aldi is bringing back its heated throw soon too.

The Silentnight heated throw will be back on Aldi shelves from November 23.

But remember to always have a quick shop around first as you might be able to find a similar product cheaper elsewhere.

Prices vary by brand, size and retailer so it's worth having a browse elsewhere before you make a decision.

Use price comparison tools like Google Shopping to find similar products from other retailers and compare prices.

How do electric blankets work?

Electric blankets are designed to fit below the bottom sheet and they are typically used to pre-warm a bed.

During this pre-warming phase, they have a relatively high power consumption, around 100 watts for a double-sized bed.

Once you are in bed, an electric blanket must be turned down to the sleep setting.

This setting uses about a quarter of the electricity, typically around 25 watts, which is equivalent to a couple of mid-power low energy light bulbs. 

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Meanwhile, thousands of households could be eligible for a free heated throw from their energy supplier.

Plus, Lidl is also selling a gadget that’s the cheapest around to help dry washing without putting the heating on.

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