How to Wash a Heating Pad

Heating pads were designed to warm various parts of a person's body to better manage pain. Heating pads can be used by trained physical therapists during a therapy session. They can also be used by individuals in a home setting. After using a heating pad a few times, the heating pad can become dirty and you'll need to clean it.

Step 1

Remove the cover from the heating pad. Depending on the model you own, you may have to unsnap it, or it may just be Velcro.

Step 2

Turn your washing machine on to small load. Set the water temperature to cold water.

Step 3

Add a mild detergent to the water. The amount depends on the brand of detergent you use, but it should be for a small load of wash.

Step 4

Add your heating pad cover to the washing machine along with a few other items of the same color. You can wash the heating pad cover by itself, but that would be a waste of the water.

Step 5

Hang dry your heating pad cover. Then slip the cover back on the heating pad.