Product Use Guidelines

Caring for your Hot Cherry Pillow

Heating Hot Cherry® Pillows


Microwaves and pillows differ in size and wattage. Always test Hot Cherry® pillows first on lowest setting and increase in 30-second to 1-minute increments. Larger pillows may be too big for small microwaves. Microwave turntable must rotate completely; otherwise, the pillow may get scorched. Hot Cherry® is not responsible for burnt pillows or other fire damage do to operator error. 

Maximum Heating Times:

Conventional Oven

Preheat conventional oven to 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Place Hot Cherry® pillow in an ovenproof glass baking dish. Quickly open the oven, position dish on rack, immediately close oven door and turn oven OFF. Ovens differ in insulation, so you may need to test the timing to achieve desired temperature. Smaller pillows usually warm in approximately 15 minutes, while larger pillows warm in about 20 minutes.

Product Alerts:

  • Moist heat is not for every condition; consult your doctor or health care practitioner before using Hot Cherry® therapeutic pillows, especially if you suffer from diabetes, have a heart-related disorder, or are pregnant. Do not use heat therapy on open wounds, bruising, or other skin conditions. Do not put a heated
    Hot Cherry® pillow on people who cannot move them off if the pillow is too hot; such as infants, the elderly, or disabled.

  • Check the wattage of your microwave.  If you are unsure of its wattage, begin with lowest setting and increase in small increments. Hot Cherry® pillows are most effective when hot, but be careful not to overheat.

  • Do not allow pillow to touch microwave oven walls.  Make sure it is centered to allow for turntable to rotate completely.(Fold large pillows to fit them in smaller microwaves).

  • If the microwave is also used for food, remove all food particles before heating the pillow.  They can cause "hot spots" that can burn the pillow.

  • Be careful when using a hot pillow. Do not place directly on skin; separate with a layer or more of clothing or blankets.

  • Never allow a child to warm or use a Hot Cherry® pillow without adult supervision. 

  • Do not use heat therapy on open wounds, bruising, or other skin conditions.

  • Do not put warm Hot Cherry® pillows on those who cannot move them off if the pillow is too hot, such as infants, the elderly, or disabled.

  • Do not place a heated moist pillow on wood furniture.

  • Hot Cherry® not responsible for burned or scorched pillows. 


Cleaning Hot Cherry® Pillows

  • Each time you heat the Hot Cherry® in the microwave it sterilizes the fabric; there is no need to regularly wash the pillow.

  • If spot cleaning is needed, hand wash in cold water and dry flat on paper towels. 

  • Hot Cherry® pillows can be washed in a washing machine. Wash separately on gentle cycle, with like colors. 

  • Dry pillows in the dryer on medium heat with several towels to soften the fall. Make sure your Hot Cherry® pillow is dried completely before storage.