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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 150+ consumer experiences.
|Owner Satis-faction||Sample Size||Price||Pocket Depth||Material||# of Color / Print Choices||Pattern||Retailer||Comment|
|Pinzon Flannel||95%||1120||$65-$75||up to 18"||100% cotton||5||solid||amazon.com||soft & potentially warm|
|Royal Velvet 400tc Sheet Set||95%||901||$105-$150||up to 18"||100% cotton||10||solid||jcpenney.com||wrinkle guard|
|300tc Splash Sheet Set||94%||224||$50-$105||up to 17"||100% cotton||8||jcpenney.com||vibrant colors|
|Royal Velvet Pure Perfection Sheet Set||92%||180||$40-$60||up to 17"||100% cotton||7||solid||jcpenney.com||double pleat hem|
|Delray Sateen Striped||92%||865||$50-$63||up to 15"||cotton / polyester blend||8||stripe||overstock.com||potentially cool|
|Tommy Hilfiger Printed Flannel||92%||271||$36-$52||up to 12"||100% cotton||3||stripe, print||overstock.com||warm and soft|
|Hotel Collection Bedding 600 Egyptian Cotton||89%||185||$80-$135||up to 18"||100% cotton||10||solid||macys.com||--|
|Egyptian Cotton 800 TC Striped||88%||476||$85-$93||up to 18"||100% cotton||5||stripe||overstock.com||heavy and thick|
|Horizons 300 TC Printed||87%||701||$32-$45||up to 15"||100% cotton||10||overstock.com||stylish watercolor|
Price. With few exceptions, sheet sets priced below $40 have considerably lower owner satisfaction than those priced above $40. Sheet sets priced between $40-$80 tend to rate highest, while sets above $80 tend to rate slightly lower. In other words, paying top dollar does not ensure higher owner satisfaction.
Thread Count. Thread count is not included in the comparison above because our findings show it to be irrelevant. Our findings show no correlation between thread count and owner satisfaction or thread count and any other factor including softness or durability.
Pilling. Pilling is the formation of small, fuzzy balls on fabric, and it is the top complaint from sheet set owners. In addition to ruining the appearance of a sheet set, pilling can make the sheets feel scratchy and less than comfortable. The sheet sets above tend to have the fewest reports of pilling.
Pocket depth. In addition to pilling, another top owner complaint is that a fitted sheet does not fit the mattress because its pocket depth is too short. Therefore, it is important to measure the thickness of your mattress (including any topper) and buy a sheet that has pocket depth equal to or greater than your mattress thickness. Our research shows that many people tend to underestimate the thickness of their mattress.
The table below rates and compares leading electric blankets and electric pads. (Links go to Amazon.com.)
|Electric Blankets||Electric Mattress Pads|
|Sealy||Sunbeam||Soft Heat||Soft Heat||Sunbeam||Sealy|
|Reliability / longevity||good-fair||fair-good||fair-good||good||good-fair||fair-good|
|Material softness / quality||good-fair||fair-good||good-
|- - -||- - -||- - -|
|Heating wires un-obtrusive||good||fair-good||good-
|Appearance||good||good-fair||good||- - -||- - -||- - -|
|Customer service / warranty||fair-poor||fair-poor||fair||fair||fair-poor||fair-poor|
|Retailer||JCPenney||amazon, JCPenney, walmart.com||amazon||amazon||amazon, JCPenney, walmart.com||JCPenney|
– 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 55 or more consumer experiences. (Links go to Amazon.com.)
|Owner Satis-faction||Sample Size||Price||Sizes||Color / Pattern||Retailer|
|Classic Noir||95%||1097||$36-$52||twin, full, queen, king||black and white damask||walmart.com|
|All Season Down Alternative||94%||55||$40-$46||full/queen||white solid||amazon.com|
|JCP Home Cotton Reversible Hot Rose||92%||75||$90-$120||twin, full, queen||rose solid||jcpenney.com|
|JCP Home Medium Warmth Down Alternative||91%||109||$135-$145||twin, full, queen||white or green solid||jcpenney.com|
|Chezmoi Down Alternative||89%||476||$45||full/queen, king||white solid||amazon.com|
Our ratings are based on 10,000+ consumer experiences gathered primarily from bedding reviews on retailer websites, including JCPenney, Macy's, Walmart, Overstock, and Amazon.
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