Ironing Board Buying Guide! Here’s a Quick and Easy Reviews
How much thought do you give? I mean REALLY give to your ironing board? This is just something that most of us tend to take for granted. It’s something that, when we need it, we go to the closet or the spare room or wherever we keep it when it’s not being used, squeak it open (usually scaring the fur off the cat in the process), iron whatever it is that we need to iron, squeak it closed, and put it away.
But there is a better way to choose an ironing, board. Things to include the amount of space that you have to store and use the board. Location… where are you using it? Do you need a stand-up model or a tabletop model? How important is attractiveness VS functionality?
Using the reviews below of Amazon.com’s top-selling ironing boards, you can compare features and choose the one that will work best for you.
10: Household Essentials Presswood Table-Top Ironing Board with Folding Legs, 12-Inch x 30-Inch
This ironing board is perfect for those living in limited space. With its pressboard construction, washable blue cover and non-scuff leg covers, this board can be stored and used about anywhere. The non-scuff leg covers allow you to use the board on your table or countertops without fear of ugly scuff-marks. It also gives you a large, comfortable ironing surface.
9: Household Essentials StowAway In-Wall Ironing Board, White
This board hides away against the wall in your laundry room. When not in use, it is neatly covered by a finished cabinet-looking front. When open, you have not just an ironing board with adjustable height and 180 degrees rotation, but storage shelves for your iron, starch and water spray bottle, or even your music player and a small speaker to keep you entertained and dancing while you iron.
8: Magnetic Ironing Mat
This roll-away, magnetic, heat-resistant mat turns any metal surface into an ironing board. Simply place the mat on top of your washer or dryer and the magnets hold it securely while you iron your clothes. And have no fear of the iron’s heat damaging your finish on your machine, the heat-resistant quilting will take care of that. When you’re finished simply roll it up and stow it away on a shelf, or hang it in any open space in your closet for later use.7: Household Essentials Fibertech Top T-Leg Ironing Board with Cotton Cover, Magic Rings
This is your basic “stow-and-go” stand-up ironing board. What differentiates this board from most is the attractive “magic rings” cover, made from environmentally-friendly Fibretech, made from 100% natural plant fibers, taking care of mother nature while taking care of your ironing chores.
6: Polder Deluxe Tabletop Ironing Board, Natural
This small tabletop ironing board with a retractable metal iron rest and foldable legs is perfect for keeping your ironing board hidden away when not in use.5: Household Essentials Steel Table Top Ironing Board with Iron Rest, 12-Inch x 30-Inch
This stow-and-go ironing board with its attractive metallic legs is ideal for smaller spaces. With the included over-the-door hook, you can even hang this over the back of your laundry room door both to keep the board out of sight and within easy reach when it comes time to press your clothes.
4: Brabantia Ironing Board with Solid Steam Iron Rest 49 x 18 inches, 0.98 inch Ivory Frame – Moving Circles Cover
This classic folding stand extra-wide ironing board has an attractive “moving rings” design on its cover, an iron rest to keep your iron safely stowed when adjusting your clothes on the board, adjustable heights from 30 to 38 inches, a transport lock to keep it from unfolding when you don’t want it to, and an anti-collapse child safety locking system.
3: Household Essentials Fibertech Mega Wide Top Bronze Finish 4-Leg Ironing Board with Natural Cotton Cover
With an 18″ by 49″ ironing surface, this board is ideal for ironing even your biggest jobs, such as your sheets. It also includes a tilted iron rest, perfect for steam irons, and a hanger bar for holding your hangers so that you can stash your ironed clothes neatly out of your way without the worry of them wrinkling. The bronze finish and cream cover also add a touch of elegance to your laundry space.
2: Household Essentials 144222-1 Over-The-Door Ironing Board, Satin Silver
Talk about the perfect ironing board for small spaces, this compact board hangs over the back of your laundry room door, completely flush when not in use, folding out when you need to iron and folding out of the way when not needed. It includes hooks for both standard and commercial doors, as well as an iron rest. The ironing board has a two-foot support, keeping the board steady when in use, preventing you from ironing unsightly creases into your clothes. It also has scuff-proof feet, keeping the board from ruining your beautiful paint job. One of the key features of this board is that it is self-retracting, folding up with the touch of a button.
1: Honey-Can-Do BRD-01435 Collapsible Tabletop Ironing Board with Pull out Iron Rest
The top-selling board on this list, this stow-and-go ironing board gives you a large, stable ironing surface but folds completely flat when not in use. This is an added bonus for laundromat users, because the board is extremely easy to fold up and stash in the back seat or trunk of your car without taking up prime space needed for those bags of dirty laundry by folding completely flat. It also includes a folding metal iron rest for convenience.
What makes this board the number one best seller on the list is that not only is it compact and convenient, but it is also considerably less expensive than many of the other table-top models, and far less expensive than its full-sized cousins, while also giving you a larger ironing surface than the magnetic ironing mat.
So when it’s time for a new ironing board, this list will give you some good choice options. Here you have a list of all of the features that you will need in an ironing board for quick and easy reference. Happy ironing!