The Brabantia Ironing Board 346385 Size C is our best ironing board which has a safety child lock that keeps the ironing board from collapsing by accident. It is easily adjustable up to 4 various heights from 30 to 38 inches. The size of the ironing board is 49 inches by 18 inches and has an ivory frame which measures 0.98 inch and you can easily transport and store this ironing board because of its handy transport lock that helps to keep the table folded, giving an overall ergonomic and wide design. It has a 10 year warranty.
Our step-up pick is the Household Essentials StowAway In-Wall Ironing Board and coated in white finish which measures 41 inches by 11 3/4 inches. This is an in-wall design that saves your space at home – perfect for small houses. It is ambidextrous and accommodates both left-handed and right-handed usage and also has a 180 degree rotation so it is very flexible as an ironing board. It comes with 2 shelves for storing accessories and the iron itself while not using and has an adjustable board height.
The budget pick is the Minky Hot Spot Pro Ironing Board and the material is made from 40 percent cotton and 60 percent polyester. There is a heat reflective cover with Bespoke Prozone technology that helps to speed up your ironing activity and the height adjustment is up to 36 inches. It easily folds to a compact size of 55 inches and the iron rest is a Hot Spot and movable so you can move it wherever you feel convenient. The board is family sized.
Table of Contents
- A Little Background
- How we picked
- Our pick
- Flaws but not dealbreakers
- Step-up Pick
- Budget Pick
- Best Wall Mount Ironing Board
- Ironing Board with Bamboo Legs
- Best Aluminum Ironing Board
- Ironing Board with Extension
- Unique Folding Shoulder Ironing Board
- Ironing Board with Heat Resistant Cover
- Best Anti-Corrosion Ironing Board
- The Competition
- Other Frequently Asked Questions
- Wrapping it up
A Little Background
Ironing boards have been around ever since people wanted to straighten out their clothing using heat and iron. Today, boards have become more convenient to use and ergonomic and this is why more and more people are innovating ironing boards that are not just space-savers but also fit for extreme heat and has safety features.
How We Picked
Ironing boards we picked here were chosen based on the following criteria:
What is the price of the ironing board? Most ironing boards that are high quality are priced $50 and above so you can guarantee that they are very sturdy and will stand up to any kind of heat or high temperature.
Does the ironing board have safety features and locks that keep it in place? Ironing is a very dangerous household chore due to the fact that it uses heat to straighten up clothes and cloths. Make sure that the ironing board has enough features and stability to keep it from wobbling or damaging anything.
What do the reviews say about the ironing board? Know if they are cons that might break the deal for the ironing board and know if the advantages are great.
What is the material of the ironing board’s cloth cover as well as legs and surface? Some ironing boards are made from aluminum, especially foldable ones, and this makes them resistant to rusting and light weight as well.
Brabantia Ironing Board 346385 Size C
Our best ironing board is the Brabantia Ironing Board 346385 Size C and you can easily transport and store this ironing board because of its handy transport lock that helps to keep the table folded, giving an overall ergonomic and wide design. The size of the ironing board is 49 inches by 18 inches and has an ivory frame which measures 0.98 inch and for its flexibility, it is easily adjustable up to 4 various heights from 30 to 38 inches.
For stability, it has a safety child lock that keeps the ironing board from collapsing by accident. As for the design, it is available in various patterns: ecru, moving circles, ice water, feathers, pink santini and titan oval. This is a great ironing board in which the cover is made from 100 percent cotton that also comes with a resilient form and an underlay made from viscose so you will always have ironing that is crease-free.
As for this ironing board, it weighs 19 lbs and is ideal for ironing large bed sheets and linen due to its wide size. Additionally, it is very sturdy and light weight as an ironing board. For its multipurpose features, the board has a shoulder shape that is ideal for ironing shirts and blouses, as well as a pointed end for ironing pants and similar clothing.
For its build, without the padding, the board itself is made from white coated steel mesh that enables circulation of air and steam properly. And also, furthermore, the solid steam iron rest has nonskid and protective strips that are resistant to heat so that it will not damage the iron and it will easily store your iron without causing brown marks on your ironing surface.
Adding to its great features, the cover also has a tensioner that keeps the surface taut and smooth and it does not rock and very steady due to the nonslip caps on the end of each of the ironing board’s feet to keep in place.
All in all, the Brabantia Ironing Board is very suitable for conventional irons in which the rest is made from solid steam iron. It is laso available in size B, C and D. Do know that this is a size C model with moving circles pattern and has a 10 year warranty.
Flaws but Not Dealbrakers
The only flaw of this ironing board is that some users complain that the iron rest basket takes up way too much space compared to the ironing board itself and some models have quite loose underside clips.
Household Essentials StowAway In-Wall Ironing Board
The Household Essentials StowAway In-Wall Ironing Board comes with 2 shelves for storing accessories and the iron itself while not using and is our step-up pick with an adjustable board height. It is an in-wall design that saves your space at home – perfect for small houses.
Being coated in white finish, this ironing board is ambidextrous and accommodates both left-handed and right-handed usage and it measures 41 inches by 11 3/4 inches. For flexibility, it also has a 180 degree rotation so it is very flexible as an ironing board. As for design, it is also available in white finish and unfinished oak.
This ironing board needs to be installed on a place away from mechanical and electrical services and do know that the board housing is 14.25 inched wide. Also, a 60 inch clearance will be needed. If you chose the light kit, it uses an electrical outlet nearby so get a certified electrician to help you out and also, the wall that it will fit in should be studded 16 inches on the center.
The StowAway In-Wall Ironing Board also includes an instructional DVD for installing and it weighs 64 lbs. The storage shelves also have a garment hook that is very convenient for hanging clothes that have been finished ironing and the light kit is optional and will keep your working space lighted up with a 35 watt light bulb that is halogen and attached to an adjustable arm, which also has a 15 to 30 minute timer and also includes a 3-prong electric outlet.
The top part of the shelf also has a heat barrier so it does not matter whether you store hot irons or cold irons in there and additionally, you can also replace the pad cover, purchased separately. Its pad covers have a bungee cord binding, a thick fiber pad and a nose pocket for easy installation.
Minky Hot Spot Pro Ironing Board
Our budget pick for this article is the Minky Hot Spot Pro Ironing Board in which there is a heat reflective cover with Bespoke Prozone technology that helps to speed up your ironing activity. Also worth noting is the fact that the height adjustment is up to 36 inches.
As for its safety and flexibility, the iron rest is a Hot Spot and movable so you can move it wherever you feel convenient and do know that the board is family sized. For its build, the material is made from 40 percent cotton and 60 percent polyester and it also easily folds to a compact size of 55 inches.
The iron rest is made from silicone and the crease removing is easy because of the heat reflective dots of the Prozone cover. The Hot Spot Pro Board gives an ironing surface that is super smooth because of the extra thick felt underlay. It weighs 12 lbs and it is extremely durable and sturdy. It also comes with an iron rest heat pad.
Overall, it is a great ironing board for those who want a more light weight choice. It also has a violet gradient cover. The board measures 48 inches by 15 inches and has a 5 year warranty.
Best Wall Mount Ironing Board
Hafele America Wall-Mounted Ironing Board
The Hafele America Wall-Mounted Ironing Board is your perfect choice for a wall mounted ironing board, as the board can swivel 90 degrees left and right and is able to lock into place in any position. Additionally, it also includes an ironing board cover one cloth.
For its material build, the steel has been constructed with white epoxy coating for extreme durability and stability and for its flexibility and easy installation; you can mount it onto any wall easily. It weighs 23.6 lbs. The board measurements are 37 3/8 inches tall by 11 7/8 inches wide and as you can see, it is a very space-saving design for any room, preferably the laundry room.
This ironing board is highly recommended for mounting on walls with studs and might also mount on cedar wood walls if supported. All in all, the Hafele America Board is truly very compact and fits on any home space and additionally, a replacement cloth cover can be bought separately for this ironing board.
Ironing Board with Bamboo Legs
Household Essentials Fibertech Top Ironing Board
The Household Essentials Fibertech Top Ironing Board is an all-natural ironing board which has sturdy bamboo legs as well as a natural cover that is perfect for homes with a natural motif. The ironing surface is made from fibertech, which is very friendly towards the environment. It weighs 14.2 lbs and the bamboo legs measure 35 mm by 20 mm while the ironing surface has a measurement of 14 inches wide and 54 inches long.
For safety, this ironing board comes with a metal leg lock that secures the legs and keeps them in place when you are storing the ironing board. What’s more, the ironing surface is made from 50 percent cotton and 50 percent polyester. Do know that the cover itself is made from 100 percent cotton and comes installed with a fiber pad which unembellished to give you a seamless ironing surface.
Fibertech is biodegradable material made from natural plant fiber waste, as compared to plastic ironing board tops and it is important to know that Fibertech was taken from the leftovers of food processing such as bamboo, wheat, rice and sugar cane. Additionally, Fibertech is also resistant to flame and a great insulator from electricity and the ironing board is okay to use with home steam irons.
Most high temperatures are managed by this ironing board so it will give you a super safe home ironing experience. Did you know that Fibertech material can break down 120 to 180 days in any landfill so it is truly environment-friendly? This ironing board passed CTL testing as well as many other environmental and safety tests so you can be sure of its quality.
For its design, the ironing board uses a T-leg stance that keeps it very stable and comes with an easy height adjustment. And also, aside from bamboo, you can also choose from eucalyptus or metal stands such as bronze, copper, silver and black ad you can easily collapse this ironing board with a metal leg lock on the board’s underside.
The Fibertech Top Board comes with a convenient sleeve board to specifically iron sleeves and smooth out wrinkles as needed, compared to traditional methods of smoothing them out and it also has a cord minder and hanging bar for storage and organization purposes. It has a matte-free ironing surface and it uses the standard size cover for most ironing boards, so you can replace as needed.
Best Aluminum Ironing Board
Household Essentials Fibertech Aluminum Ironing Board
For those who want a sturdy but light weight aluminum ironing board that is resistant to rusting, you would want the Household Essentials Fibertech Aluminum Ironing Board in which the surface cover is made from 100 percent natural cotton which also has a fiber pad that measures 8 mm that keeps the ironing surface matte-free and makes your ironing surface resilient.
It has a 4 leg stance to keep the ironing board as stable as possible. The legs are made from super durable and light weight aluminum and it comes with an iron rest that can hold the iron at almost any angle, which is ideal if you are using a steam iron. What’s more, the iron rest also has heat resistant pads so your clothing and surface stays safe and it comes with a hanger bar and furthermore, it weighs 15.4 lbs.
As for the measurements, the ironing surface measures 18 inchex by 49 inches and is made from environmental friendly and biodegradable Fibertech. It comes with a metal leg lock that keeps your ironing board stored properly and keeps it sturdy while ironing.
What is Fibertech? Fibertech is made from natural plant fiber waste so it can easily break down from 120 to 180 days once the ironing board has been used up badly, making it friendly towards the environment. Also, Fibertech is also ideal for steam irons as it is flame-proof and can withstand very high temperatures and they are great at insulating from electricity.
This ironing board also has a height adjustment and the board is very light due to the aluminum construction. You can easily set it up due to the easy locking of the legs as it has a very large ironing surface. Adding to that, the pad itself is very thick and you wouldn’t have to worry about using steam ironing and the iron stand is super convenient as well as the iron rests that are angled and will less likely damage your ironing space.
The Fibertech Aluminum Board comes with a convenient pouch for keeping water bottles and strach sprays and also, you can choose from a variety of leg finishes and materials. It comes with a convenient metal leg lock and it includes a sleeve board for easy ironing of sleeves. It also has cord minder to keep your ironing organized and the height is adjustable from 31 inches to 38 inches. The total collapsed thickness is 3.5 inches so you can know if it will fit your storage compartment.
Ironing Board with Extension
Reliable 2-in-1 Ironing Table with Extension
The Reliable 2-in-1 Ironing Table with Extension can easily fold up this ironing board securely and have an easy storage due to its magnet locking system. The pressing surface measures 18 inches by 47 inches.
Having a 2 in 1 design, the leg design is a double wishbone shape that keeps your ironing board from wobbling and also, the construction is tube framed and heavy duty. Adding to its stability, you can easily adjust the height from 30 inches to 38 inches at 7 steps and what’s more, the extension can create a wider length up to 55 inches so you can iron larger items or clothing.
As for its surface, the cover is made from polyester and cotton that keeps your ironing surface as smooth as possible and also, it has two covers for the two sizes: a standard cover and a longboard cover. This ironing board weighs 29 lbs and also comes with a convenient catch tray and laundry rack for storing clothes during ironing.
Adding to that, the iron tray doubles as an ironing station or just be used for an iron and it is also great for those who love quilting or knitting. The end has an insert that is heat and fire resistant and it has a tube frame construction to keep it rigid and stable. It uses a correct resting spot for the iron due to its ergonomic iron rest tray and has a double strap system on the cover to keep the length flat and secure.
Surprisingly, the Reliable 2-in-1 Table supports any ironing station’s weight – even those filled with water and the folded dimensions are 18 inches by 3 inches by 60 inches (67 inches with extension). Also worth noting is the fact that the work surface is made from treated galvanized, and it is covered with a mesh screen that is okay for steam ironing. You get a 10 year warranty for the frame.
Unique Folding Shoulder Ironing Board
Parker & Company The Pro Board
The Parker & Company Pro Board has unique shoulder wings that can be easily folded for convenience. The ironing board has an extra wide surface. It comes with a child safety lock system to keep it secured and has a cord holder to keep ironing organized as well as for portability and transport.
Being great for home or industrial use, the structure of the ironing board is made from powder coated metal and is equipped with extra stability and also, the tray is heat resistant and is ready for regular irons or steamers. Do know that this is an XL board size which weighs 22 lbs.
The height can be adjusted from 2 feet to 3 feet above the ground and also, the cover that comes with it is gray. It is very silent and does not make a grinding sound when extending the board and additionally, its highly durable aluminum material makes the ironing board resistant to corrosion.
The measurements (including iron rest) are 19 inches by 63 inches and the ironing surface is made from cold steel mesh. The Pro Board comes with a garment hanger as well as a plastic tray that has a lock-in place mechanism and it also has a multi-layered board cover included with the ironing board.
Ironing Board with Heat Resistant Cover
Perilla Liana-A 4-Leg Wide Ironing Board
The Perilla Liana-A 4-Leg Wide Ironing Board has a 4-leg design and the ironing board has a wide surface and a heavy duty build. The cloth cover is resistant to heat and high temperatures. It weighs 14 lbs and as for the size, the board measures 48 inches by 16 inches while the iron rest measures 57 inches.
As for its adjustability, the maximum height adjustment is up to 37 inches so it is quite tall for an ironing board and it is widely available in a variety of patterns and models such as LUX, Liana, Liana A, B, C, D and E. Also, it comes with a comfortable iron rest as well as a wide mesh iron table that is ready for steam ironing. As for the finish, the powder coating is electrostatic epoxy and as for the base, the iron base is highly protected with non-burn silicon stoppers.
Best Anti-Corrosion Ironing Board
Bartnelli Pro T-Leg Wide Ironing Board
The Bartnelli Pro T-Leg Wide Ironing Board is the board you would want if you live in a highly humid place that is prone to rusting. It has a T-leg design and do know that the ironing surface is extra wide for ironing large items. As for the size, it measures 51 inches by 19 inches and made for European standards.
The board cover is very thick and multi-layer and is made with 100 percent cotton with foam and felt layers underneath and also, the board also comes with a handy transport lock to ensure portability and easy storage which keeps the table folded properly. The feet are resistant to corrosion and it is easily adjustable from 4 different heights.
You don’t need to worry about wobbling because of its sturdy build, backed by protective feet to keep your floors scratch free. It is not just for ironing but also for tablecloths, knitting ad quilting and it is highly adjustable from 30 inches to 38 inches in height. The top surface of the ironing board is made from metal mesh that helps steam evaporate and also, the cover is super heat resistant and does not stick to clothes. It also has convenient hanging rails and weighs 20.2 lbs.
With its design, the iron will not fall due to its steam iron rest that is designed ergonomically. You can protect your board from collapsing by mistake due to its safety lock, which also keeps it stored properly and when fully extended, it stands at 96 cm or 37.7 inches. Being made in Europe, the Bartnelli Pro Ironing Board is a great ironing board for big items which has a 3 year warranty.
The ironing boards that are too low quality are not listed here.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do you pick an ironing board that best suits your living space and lifestyle?
A: According to WikiHow, one should consider the type of ironing board. Classic boards which are traditional towel and table boards while free-standing ironing boards that are sturdy and won’t collapse and can be easily moved from one place to another. Table-top ironing boards are great for small spaces such as apartments, dorms and RVs while over-the-door boards are ideal for sewing rooms and some dorms. Last, but not the least, wall-mounted or stow-away ironing boards are space-savers for apartments and some homes that are too small to store irons, or if you don’t like moving iron boards from place to place.
Q: What are the different advantages of various types of ironing boards?
A: According to Ezine Articles, portable ironing boards have foldable legs that allow you to move them from any place you want and the height of the board is also easily adjustable so you can iron at your convenience. However, the wall mounted type may be harder to install at first but are space savers especially for condominiums or apartments where the space is limited. Table top ironing boards are great for portability and small spaces.
Q: Any tips on maintaining your ironing board?
A: According to Cleaner Team UK, you should use a damp cloth first to clean up the board cover and then use a wet cloth in spot cleaning the cover of the iron board and make sure the ironing board is completely dry before placing the cover. Non-washable covers can be cleaned with a cleaning solution using liquid dish soap and warm water. However, washable cloth covers can be hand washable or okay to use for washing machines. Do not use dryers to dry up ironing board covers so that the protective coating will not get damaged and keep the ironing board away from moisture to keep it from rusting.
Wrapping It Up
All in all, the Brabantia Ironing Board 346385 Size C is our best ironing board because of its great storage capability, safety features and sturdy build as a ironing board.