Top 7 Best Ironing Boards
In order to iron properly though, it takes the right ironing board. If you think that the type of ironing board you choose doesn’t matter, then keep reading. Ironing boards have different sizes and features, some of which could be problematic for your needs. Choosing the right ironing board is important for making the task of ironing a breeze.
Brabantia Ironing Board (Our Best Pick)
One of the reviewers called this ironing board the “Lamborghini of ironing boards.” That a fairly accurate description. This ironing board by Brabantia is 49 x 15 inches. The frame is .89 inches in ivory. It’s an extra-wide set up for ergonomic functionality and has the ability to adjust to four different heights ranging from 30 to 38 inches.
Some of the features of this ironing board include a transport lock. This keeps it from accidentally opening while stored or during transport. It is also equipped with a child safety lock so that small children can’t collapse it onto their little fingers.
Guaranteed for 10 years, it provides a steam iron rest that works with standard irons. This feature helps you from accidentally knocking the iron down when it’s not in use. The 100% cotton cover has a cord binder as well as a stretch system to keep it in place and keep it firm, ensuring that ironing is a smooth experience.
With this kind of frame, you can iron with complete peace of mind on hard flooring or carpeting. It’s sturdy and the feet of the legs have protective non-slip caps so it won’t scuff up your floor or wobble when you iron.”
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Bartnelli 51×19-Inch Multi layered T-Leg Ironing Board – Extra Wide
Bartnelli makes this large ironing board, sized at 51 x 19 inches. Made in Europe, it features a multi-layered board that is covered with a layer of extra thick 100% cotton. Beneath the cotton, foam and felt layers add extra padding to make for easy ironing. These layers can stand up to the heat of your iron and also prevent your clothes from sticking. Go further under those layers and you’ll find a mesh metal top which allows steam to pass through uninhibited.
In addition to an extra large ironing area, it features the ability to be set in 4 different heights ranging from 30 to 38 inches. It also comes with safety features including a steam iron rest to prevent your iron from falling off the board, a safety lock to keep it from collapsing accidentally, and a transport lock to secure the folded ironing board while it is being stored or transported. The feet provide protection from your floors and the metal components of the board are anti-corrosion.
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Real Simple Ironing Board with Bonus Folding Board
Keep your ironing tasks simple with this ironing board by Real Simple. The sturdy 15” x 54” board surface allows for plenty of room to iron even larger items. The extra thick pad cover helps make ironing a breeze. Equipped with a sturdy steel frame and thick legs that lock into place once folded, you’ll find this ironing board to be an efficient choice.
Another feature this ironing board includes is a folding board. Once you iron your foldable clothes, you can use it to perfectly and crisply fold up shirts to tuck away in your drawers.
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Household Essentials Steel Table Top Small Ironing Board – Iron Rest
For those that have little room to spare or perhaps live on their own, this table top-style ironing board by Household Essentials is just the thing to get your ironing done in 2017 and beyond. It’s fashioned from a frame that is 80% aluminum, making it very lightweight at just 5 lbs.
The surface area is 8.5” in height by 12” wide by 30” deep. It’s not very large but offers adequate space to get the ironing done. While it is small in size, it does have a slide-out wire shelf that you can use to put your iron on, preventing it from tipping over of the board. For storage, it offers an over-the-door hook which allows you to stow it away easily. The cover is 100% cotton and features a thick 5mm fiber pad underneath for a smooth ironing surface.
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Homz Durabilt DX1500 Premium Ironing Board
Homz Durabilt ironing board gives you ample ironing space with a 54” x 14.875” ironing surface. A mesh top allows for easy steam flow as you iron, plus you can adjust it in regards to the height up to 39.5”. The legs can be expanded to 25” wide, making it a very stable ironing board.
It also includes an iron rest that gives you options. It has hanger slots with silicone padding that helps absorb the heat. It also has angled support to keep the steam from flowing when you’re not using it. Additionally, it has an integrated garment hanger. You can press your shirts and then instantly hang them up without having to venture off for hangers.
A quick-release paddle on the side makes it easy to fold down the ironing board in a jiffy. It also has a handle allowing you to carry the ironing board with ease for when you stow it away. The ironing board itself has a 100% cotton cover with ¼” foam padding along with a ¼” polyester fiber padding for smooth and cushioned ironing. It’s sturdy at 20.4 lbs.
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Reliable 300LB Longboard 2-in-1 Home Ironing Table with Extension
Reliable has created what they call “the world’s first and only 2-in-1 home ironing table.” As of 2017, it’s the only model of ironing board with this 2-in-1 feature. It offers a large 18.9” x 47.25” ironing surface that has an extension piece that can bring it to a 55” surface for both larger items as well as for those that enjoy quilting and knitting.
This ironing board comes with an iron tray that perfectly stows your iron when not in use as well as a laundry rack which offers the convenience of doubling as a catch tray when needed. The covers are fashioned from cotton and polyester to provide smooth and easy ironing. One is standard size while the other cover included is for the longboard version when you fully extend it.
The framing is heavy duty with what they call a “double wishbone leg design” created to keep it from wobbling as you work. It’s sturdy at 29 lbs, and folds up with a magnetic locking system that keeps it in place, making it easy to store.
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Homz T-Leg Adjustable Height Foam Pad Ironing Board
Homz brings you this T-Leg Ironing Board that features a 53” x 13” ironing surface. With plenty of space to iron even when it comes to larger garments, it also has a foam pad with a 100% cotton cover that fits tight to give you a smooth surface for ironing.
You can adjust it easily in height too, to any height you wish up to 35”. The frame is very sturdy, made from a durable metal. It features a leg lock with a patented design that allows it to easily collapse when triggered for putting away when not in use. It’s a lightweight ironing board that weighs just 9.6 lbs.
Ironing boards for 2017 should be equipped with the best safety features to keep people in any household safe. Boards that have an iron rest and a secure way to open and close it with ease are the best bet. That is why we liked the Brabantia model the best. It had everything including a wide surface area, an iron rest, and safety features, plus it was sturdy and free of wobbles.
Consider your needs when buying an ironing board. If you have children or pets, choosing one that won’t randomly collapse is imperative. One with an iron rest is safe for everyone, however, if you live in a dorm or small apartment on your own and have little to iron, a table top ironing board may be best suited to your ironing needs.