Pain is something everyone has to deal with during every stage in life. However, the older you get, the less capable you are of managing pain. One simple yet effective tool people have turned to recently is heating pads, specifically those made by Sunbeam.
Sunbeam’s standard-sized heating pads measure about 12 × 15 inches (30.5 × 38.1 centimeters). There are also various sizes for normal, specialty, and wrap Sunbeam heating pads, which we will go into detail in later sections.
Sunbeam Heating Pad Sizes and Uses
In general, heating pads are used to relieve pain localized on various parts of your body. Sunbeam’s selection of heating pads come in all sorts of sizes, which make them fit nearly any part of your body without falling off.
If you checkout Sunbeam’s online store in the General Muscle Pain section, you’ll find that their heating pads come in a variety of sizes. The standard heating pad measures 12 × 15 inches (30.5 × 38.1 centimeters), but you’ll also find much smaller and much larger sizes.
The following chart will briefly break down the sizes of Sunbeam’s heating pads available in their online shop.
Normal Sunbeam Heating Pads
|XS||9 × 9||22.9 × 22.9|
|S||12 × 12||30.5 × 30.5|
|Standard||12 × 15||30.5 × 38.1|
|King||12 × 24||30.5 × 61|
|XXL||20 × 24||50.8 × 61|
Normal Sunbeam heating pads are large square or rectangular-shaped pads that can sit on any part of the body. They come with weighted beads built inside the fabric, which allows them to stay on limbs, joins, and even the user’s head with minimal risk of falling off.
Due to their large shape, they will not deliver concentrated heat to tiny parts of your body—i.e., wrists, eyes, neck—without heating up adjacent parts.
Wrap Heating Pads
|Standard Wrap||12 × 11||30.5 × 27.9|
|Large Wrap||12 × 42||30.5 × 106.7|
Sunbeam’s choices of wrap heating pads are used to do what the normal heating pads can’t—introduce heat onto tiny, hard-to-reach parts of your body. The wrap heating pads come in two sizes with various widths, which will allow you to coil the heating pad once or multiple times, depending on the girth of the body part you wish to heat up.
Specialty Heating Pads
|Patch||3 × 5||7.6 × 12.7|
|Portable||12 × 9||30.5 × 22.9|
|Compact||12.5 × 7||31.8 × 19.1|
|Large||14 × 14||35.6 × 35.6|
Similar to wrap heating pads, Sunbeam’s specialty heating pads are small, easy to transport, and deliver concentrated heat onto tiny portions of your body. The patch heating pads are tiny rectangular pads that can be used to heat up joins, eyes, necks, ears, and any other small-sized body part.
While the large heating pad is comparable to the small and standard heating pads in terms of size, it’s mainly used for knees and elbows without heating up your thighs, shins, upper arms, and forearms.
What Is Sunbeam’s Largest Heating Pad?
Sunbeam’s largest heating pad is the Premium XXL Size Heating Pad with Compact Storage. It measures 20 × 24 inches (50.8 × 61 centimeters) and can be used for covering a wide area of your body at once.
When not in use, you can roll it to reduce its overall size, making it easier to find a place to store it at home. Elastic straps will retain the rolled-up heating pad’s shape during longer storage periods.
The 20 × 24-inch heating pad comes with 4 heating modes, an automatic 2-hour shutoff timer, and it’s washing machine safe. The flexibility of the Premium XXL heating pad makes it perfect for wrapping around your underside, covering your upper body like a blanket, and undoing tight knots that have accumulated all over your body over the course of the day.
Maximum Sunbeam Heating Pad Temperature
According to the Sunbeam website, the maximum temperature of their heating pads can reach ranges between 135 and 140°F (57 and 60°C). However, some models can go up to 160°F (71°C). However, none of Sunbeam’s products are designed to go past 176°F (80°C).
Many of Sunbeam’s heating pads have different heating modes—namely, low mode (110°F or 43°C), medium mode (138°F or 59°C), and high mode (160° or 71°C).
How Long Should You Use a Sunbeam Heating Pad?
Before using a Sunbeam heating pad—or a heating pad by any manufacturer, for that matter—you should always read the instructions manual. Even though some Sunbeam heating pads can retain their maximum heat for up to 2 hours, you should avoid using it for such extended periods of time to avoid burns.
In addition, overusing your heating pad can burn the motor, which will break the heating pad and possibly void the warranty.
What Size Sunbeam Heating Pad Should I Get?
The ideal heating pad size ultimately depends on which part of your body you want to heat up.
If you want to heat your belly and chest at the same time, you should opt for a King or XXL Sunbeam heating pad. If you only want to heat up your wrist, your thigh, or your ankles, then a Sunbeam wrap heating pad would be more efficient.
That said, because of their pliable design, you can roll up large Sunbeam heating pads and use them to heat up hard-to-reach parts of your body, including your temples and wrists.
How Long Do Sunbeam Heating Pads Last?
Judging from the maximum warranty Sunbeam offers, it’s safe to assume that a heating pad has a maximum lifetime of around 5 years. However, it’s possible that your Sunbeam heating pad could outlast the warranty, but even then, you should be careful when using it.
These heating pads draw power from an electrical outlet or battery, and if anything goes wrong in the pad’s inner workings, you could end up getting shocked.
Before using a Sunbeam heating pad, make sure you read the instruction manual cover to cover. If you have any questions, you can always reach out to Sunbeam via the company website.