It's best to set on high until you get the warmth you want and then dial down a couple steps to maintain heat. I take naps in a cool basement and this works wonderfully to keep me warm.
It is super soft and even fluffy. The only thing i don't like is that it sheds. Its softer, has more settings and my wife loves it.
It is the softest thing i own and is plenty big for cozying up on my recliner. The material is very snuggly.
It sheds so much my entire house is covered in blue fur. This is a waste of money.
This heating pad heats up plenty for bad backs. The remote is very nice and the heating pad is a good size.