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Sheet sets typically include one flat sheet, one fitted sheet and two pillow cases. The table below compares sheet sets that have at least 85% owner satisfaction based on a sample size of 200+ consumer experiences.
|Owner Satis-faction||Sample Size||Price||Pocket Depth||Material||# of Color / Print Choices||Pattern||Retailer||Comment|
|Royal Velvet 400tc Sheet Set||96%||1185||$105-$150*||up to 18"||100% cotton||10||solid||jcpenney.com||wrinkle guard|
|Pinzon Flannel||95%||1290||$65-$75||up to 18"||100% cotton||5||solid||amazon.com||soft & potentially warm|
|300tc Splash Sheet Set||94%||313||$50-$105*||up to 17"||100% cotton||8||jcpenney.com||vibrant colors|
|Tommy Hilfiger Printed Flannel||92%||283||$50-$57||up to 12"||100% cotton||3||stripe, print||overstock.com||warm and soft|
|Luxury Modal Cotton Jersey Knit||91%||232||$20-$40||up to 15"||70% rayon, 30% cotton||6||solid||walmart.com||limited breathability|
|Egyptian Cotton 800 TC Striped||88%||501||$80-$90||up to 18"||100% cotton||5||stripe||overstock.com||heavy and thick|
|Horizons 300 TC Printed||85%||765||$32-$45||up to 15"||100% cotton||10||overstock.com||stylish watercolor|
A top consumer complaint for fitted sheets is that they do not fit the mattress because their pocket depth is too short or too long. This can result in loose fitting sheets or sheets that don't stay fitted to the mattress. It is important, therefore, to measure the thickness of your mattress (including any topper) and buy a sheet with pocket depth equal to or greater than the thickness of the mattress. Our research shows that many people tend to underestimate the thickness of their mattress.
An adjustable sheet fastener, such as the highly rated one below, is designed to eliminate pocket depth problems by keeping the sheet tight and secure.
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The table below rates and compares mattress pads that have at least 85% owner satisfaction based on a sample size of 70+ consumer experiences. (Links go to Amazon.com.)
|Owner Satisfaction||Sample Size||Price||Fits Mattress Depth Up To||Material||Retailer|
|250-Thread Count Luxury Cotton||96%||920||$12-$17||16" (estimate)||cotton top, polyester fill||walmart.com|
|Luxurious Down Alternative||96%||209||$30-$45||20"||cotton top, polyester fill||amazon.com|
|Simmons Pima Cotton Trizone||93%||296||$33-$45||20"||cotton top, polyester fill||overstock.com|
|Micro Touch||93%||74||$35-$65||13"||polyester top, polyester fill||jcpenney.com|
|Newpoint Home Deluxe||87%||751||$21-$29||15"||cotton top, polyester fill||amazon.com|
The table below rates and compares waterproof mattress pads / protectors that have at least 90% owner satisfaction based on a sample of 400+ consumer experiences. (Links go to Amazon.com.)
|Owner Satisfaction||Sample Size||Price||Fits Mattress Depth Up To||Retailer|
|Quiet Comfort Waterproof||93%||1709||$16-$33||18" (estimate)||walmart.com|
|Terry Waterproof Mattress Protector||91%||434||$25
|Hanna Kay Mattress Protector||93%||823||$24-$34||22"||amazon.com|
|Priva Ultra Plus Sheet Protector||92%||427||$20||does not apply. pad (sized 34" x 52") lays over bottom sheet||amazon.com|
|Luna Mattress Protector||91%||2102||$33-$50||18"||amazon.com|
|Tuff Guard Waterproof Mattress Protector||90%||1148||$40||21"||overstock.com|
The table below rates and compares leading electric blankets and electric pads with 82% or better owner satisfaction based on 100 or more consumer experiences. (Links go to Amazon.com.)
|Electric Blankets||Electric Mattress Pads|
|Soft Heat||Sunbeam||Sunbeam||Soft Heat||Serta|
|Reliability / longevity||good-fair||fair-good||good-fair||good||fair|
|Material softness / quality||good-
|fair-good||- - -||- - -||- - -|
|Heating wires unobtrusive||good-
|Appearance||good||good-fair||- - -||- - -||- - -|
|Customer service / warranty||fair||fair-poor||fair-poor||fair||fair|
– Electric mattress pads overall have somewhat higher owner satisfaction than electric blankets. The pads, however, tend to be about 20% more expensive.
– Owner data suggests that electric mattress pads tend to outperform electric blankets in generating adequate warmth as well as alleviating pain, such as arthritis. Out of 31 people included in our research who said that they have owned both electric blankets and electric mattress pads, 22 prefer the pads.
– Reliability for both electric blankets and electric mattress pads has greatly improved in the past few years. Nevertheless, reliability / longevity are still the top owner complaint.
The table below compares comforters that have at least 85% owner satisfaction based on a sample size of 75 or more consumer experiences. (Links go to Amazon.com.)
|Owner Satis-faction||Sample Size||Price||Sizes||Color / Pattern||Retailer|
|All Season Down Alternative||97%||170||$45||full/queen||white solid||amazon.com|
|Classic Noir||95%||1189||$40-$51||twin, full, queen, king||black and white damask||walmart.com|
|JCP Home Cotton Reversible Hot Rose||92%||79||$90-$120||twin, full, queen||rose solid||jcpenney.com|
|Chezmoi Down Alternative||86%||846||$45||full/queen, king||white solid||amazon.com|
Ratings are based on 17,700+ consumer experiences gathered primarily from bedding reviews on retailer websites, including JCPenney, Walmart, Overstock, and Amazon.
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