Thermacure Moist Digital Heat Pad 14"X27"
I purchased this heating pad when I started my own business. I was used to using hydrocollator packs in the past, but didn't want to purchase an expensive hydrocollator and pay for the electricity it takes to keep it hot. I bought a different brand heating pad that had better reviews from amazon first, but it heated up waaaay too hot, then went down to the set temp. It wasn't safe for clients. This heating pad is sooo much better. Even if it only lasts a year I think it's a decent value. Hydrocollator packs need to be replaced maybe twice a year. If you're only using the xl size, that's about $60/yr in packs alone. Add the electricity it takes to keep the tank hot, and this is still a better deal. I love the weight. It's not too heavy, but has penetrating weight to it. The only reason I didn't give it full stars is because I would prefer the auto shut off to be like my table warmer... programmable up to 8 hours. I think this isn't a safety hazard because people aren't sleeping with it and it's the massage therapist's job to monitor time. I don't like having to turn it back on between clients. I would also prefer if it didn't beep when you are programing it and turning it on and off. It does save the previous setting, though, if you don't unplug it, so the beeps aren't too too bad. Although it is a much better deal than the hydrocollator, I do wish it was slightly less money. That being said, I just ordered two more to heat bamboo with. A note to the person that wished they could see the current temp: if you press the status/on/off button it gives you both the current temp and how much time is remaining before auto shut off. Hope that helps.