Best Ironing Boards

Review & Comparison, Last Update June 22, 2020
Seems like there can't be anything easier than buying an ironing board, and yet, there are certain things you may want to know about different items. Consider our comparison of the best ironing boards on the market and choose the best one for your needs. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2020
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Design and Size
Strength and Steadiness
Convenience
Mobility
Warranty
 
PROS

The large heat-resistant iron tray allows you to safely place there not only dimensional irons, but also steam systems with a capacious remote tank. The storage basket will be useful for storing little ironing supplies and accessories.

CONS

The hanging clothes feature is not very practical.

OUR VERDICT

The large dimensions in combination with patented retractable wings make this model the best solution for ironing not only shirts and jackets, but also outerwear. Six height positions will help people who are tall to use the board comfortably.

detailed parameters
Design and Size

~58 x 36 x 33 inches (with shoulder wings)

Strength and Steadiness

19.7 pounds, non-slip caps on each leg, safety lock (Prevents the board from accidently collapsing)

Convenience

Patented retractable wings, large heat-resistant iron tray, Storage basket, Clothes hanging rail, Cord holder

Mobility

6 height positions (27.5" - 36"), Handy transport lock

Warranty

2 years

PROS

The linen rack makes it possible to neatly stack already ironed linen, and the non-slip legs provide stability even on uneven floors. The 0.98" tubular frame is very durable.

CONS

Iron stand quality is rather poor.

OUR VERDICT

Buy this ironing board from Brabantia, and you can easily adjust it individually for yourself in order to easily iron absolutely anything without extra effort. The child safety lock eliminates accidental folding of the board.

detailed parameters
Design and Size

59 x 38 x 18 inches (with rest)

Strength and Steadiness

18.6 pounds, non-slip caps on each leg, safety lock

Convenience

Large heat resistant iron tray, linen rack, cord holder

Mobility

4 height positions (30" - 38"), Handy transport lock

Warranty

10 years

PROS
The surface of the ironing board has a special mesh top, thanks to which the steam released from the iron or steam station passes through and quickly evaporates. Stainless steel frame is totally rust-proof.
CONS
Some customers might dislike the coloring of the cover.
OUR VERDICT
No matter how tall or short you are, you'll find using this ironing board very convenient. A budget-friendly option for most customers.
detailed parameters
Design and Size

61 x 38 x 19 inches (with rest)

Strength and Steadiness
20.2 pounds, sturdy structure to prevent wobbling
Convenience

Protective feet, Multi-layered board cover (made of extra thick 100% cotton) supported by foam and felt layers, steam station rest

Mobility

4 height positions (30" - 38"), Handy transport lock

Warranty
3 years
PROS

The cotton cover with double-thick padding consisting of 1/4 "Polyester fiber and 1/4" Polyurethane foam boasts amazing durability, and it is very convenient to iron things on it. It is also very practical to take care of.

CONS

No steam rest included in base model.

OUR VERDICT

This model compares favorably with most other similar models with a low weight of only 11 lbs, so it can be easily transported to the place of ironing. However, the ironing surface with dimensions of 54 "x 14.9" will be enough to iron most clothing.

detailed parameters
Design and Size

54 x 39 x 14.9 inches (without rest)

Strength and Steadiness

~11 pounds (without rest), non-slip caps on each leg, safety lock

Convenience

Easy-to care cotton cover

Mobility

4 height positions (30" - 39"), Handy transport lock, Built-in carrying handle

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The advanced stretch system allows you, if necessary, to tighten the cord binder, and thus ensure the best fit of the cotton cover - this solution eliminates the likelihood of wrinkles not only on the cover, but also on clothes.

CONS

For true stability you need to put it on a flat floor.

OUR VERDICT

This board looks no different from other models, but it has a unique, elaborate design. A massive steel frame, practical iron stand and 7 height positions make the ironing process as comfortable as possible.

detailed parameters
Design and Size

49 x 15 inches

Strength and Steadiness

14.2 pounds, solid two leg frame (0.87" diameter steel tube)

Convenience

Steel iron rest, cotton cover with resilient foam underlay, cord binder and stretch system for smooth cover fit

Mobility

7 height positions, a built-in child lock and a travel lock

Warranty

10 years

Mabel Home 8 Easy

Large Dimensions

Many people, who are looking for an ironing board, are looking for one that is large enough to accommodate comfortably ironing virtually any types of clothing or fabrics, no matter how large. Many of the smaller, more compact ironing boards may save a lot of space, but they simply aren't large enough for some larger items, making them a bit less than practical. Not so with the Mabel Home 8 Easy Extra-Wide ironing Pro Board. This large ironing has been made to help fill the role of an ironing board for all purposes, ensuring that nothing is left out in regard to what can be ironed on it.

The large dimensions in combination with patented retractable wings make this model the best solution for ironing not only shirts and jackets, but also outerwear. In addition, this board has 6 height positions that will help people who are tall to use the board comfortably, something that is missing from many other models out there. Ironing can be back-breaking work when using a board that is too short, so this ironing board will be among the most convenient models that you can find.

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Additional Accessories

This isn't just a simple no-frills ironing board, as you may have already guessed. This model features plenty of additional accessories that help make the overall ironing process easier and more comfortable. The large heat-resistant iron tray allows you to safely place there not only dimensional irons, but also steam systems with a capacious remote tank, giving you a safe space to put hot items without the risk of damaging anything. Also, the storage basket that fits underneath the ironing board will be useful for storing useful little things there like a remote control or starch spray bottles, giving you easy access to everything you need for ironing. Fold-out shoulder wings give you an extra wide surface for ironing large items of clothing or fabrics, adding to the convenience of this ironing board. There is also a foldout tray that is meant for hanging clothes that have already been ironed, but according to many users, this isn't really very practical, so it is better to have an additional hanging system nearby.

Mabel Home 8 Easy Extra-Wide ironing Pro Board in the use

Iron in Style

The last thing to note about this ironing board is that it has an overall sturdy and durable design that not only works good, but looks good as well. Overall, this highly functional ironing board from Mable Home will help give you an easy and comfortable ironing experience like you have never had before. Those who want a premium ironing board that is large enough to handle whatever they can throw at it will find few options that can match this model.

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Brabantia _Ironing Board

Made for Large Loads

One of the problems that people run into with ironing large loads is that it is always a hassle to find a convenient place to put items that have already been ironed. Yes, people will often iron near a table or stand, or even a clothing rack where they can place the clothes and linen that has already been ironed, but this is often just not convenient, especially in an already crowded room. Some ironing boards try to help with this by providing some extra accessory that is meant for putting already ironed clothing and linen on, but most of these solutions tend to be less than practical. Many people would love to have an ironing board that fixes this small but important detail.

The Brabantia Ironing Board with Steam Rest is one such model that helps make the entire ironing process much more convenient for users. The included linen rack attached to the legs of the board makes it possible to neatly stack already ironed linen, and the non-slip legs provide stability even on uneven floors. The 0.98" tubular frame is surprisingly durable as well, so even a large stack of ironed linen isn't going to risk toppling the board, making this solution much better and more practical than what is provided on most other ironing boards.

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Extra Stability

Speaking of this board's stability, it truly is exceptional, as it allows you to easily adjust it individually for yourself in order to easily iron absolutely anything without extra effort. The child safety lock eliminates accidental folding of the board, so you won't have to worry about it falling down due to accidentally hitting the wrong part of the board with your body while ironing. The board's dimensions make it large enough to handle most clothing quite easily without finding yourself needing more space, and the board's height can be adjusted at 4 different points to allow for the optimal height for the individual, no matter how tall or short.

Brabantia _Ironing Board Steam Rest Ironing Board in the use

Choice of Cover

This board includes a few extra accessories that help make it stand out from many other models. One of our favorite examples of this is that you have the choice of selecting one of seven different patterned covers when ordering the board, letting you choose your favorite of an excellent selection. Although the looks of the cover aren't that important to some people, it's a nice touch that many others will certainly appreciate. The board also includes an iron stand for resting your iron on whenever you need to put it down. Please take note, though, that this stand is not of the best quality, so care should be taken when using it. Despite this small complaint, the overall quality of this ironing board is exceptional, making it a worthy purchase for any home.

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Bartnelli Pro Luxery Multi layered Ironing Board

Maximum Performance and Convenience

Any homemaker knows how tiresome ironing can be. And if you think it fully depends on the iron you use, you are quite mistaken. Any piece of clothing must be placed properly on an ironing board, then ironed, then folded so that it doesn't lose its shape. That's why Bartnelli Pro ironing board has been designed with users' comfort in mind. First of all, this is quite a large board, measuring 51 x 19 inches, so you don't need to turn or replace clothes too often. Moreover, this item has a special design with a multi-layered  board composed of foam and felt as well as metal mesh. All these features make ironing really simple and effortless! Several layers prevent clothes from sticking to the cover of the board, particularly when ironing at high temperatures. The mesh is used to let the steam (from the steam iron or steam station) pass through and evaporate quickly. Bartnelli ironing board is very stable thanks to special feet design. So, you won't need to worry, just relax and do ironing. The weight of the ironing board is 20.2 pounds; it's heavier than many of its counterparts but at the same time such weight adds stability. No need to mention, the frame is rust-proof while a special lock guarantees that the ironing board doesn't fold down during use.

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Simple in Every Detail

A special rest for an iron or steam station is really convenient since it also contains a hanging rail for hanging the pegs with clothes (shirts, for example). This design feature saves a lot of your time since you can hang all the ironed clothes on the rail and go on ironing. If you have a fragile floor surface, Bartnelli Pro ironing board has special protective caps on the feet, so it will never cause any scratches. Moreover, you can adjust the height of the item - there are 4 available positions, so every member of your family can find the most comfortable height. Finally, the ironing board has a lock that keeps it closed while it's not used.

Bartnelli Pro Luxery Multi layered Ironing Board in the use

 

HOMZ Ironing Board

Light and Stable

Ironing boards are often relatively heavy items, and many people actually prefer them to be so. Heavy ironing boards tend to seem more stable to users, which of course is a very important aspect of any ironing board. Yet, the heaviness does make transporting them a bit of a pain. How about trying a lightweight ironing board that is just as stable as any other? This is what you get with the HOMZ Ironing Board. This heavy-duty ironing board boasts a weight of only around 11 pounds, making it the lightest of all of the models reviewed here, yet it is also extremely stable. Although this may confound some users, the stability of the ironing board has much more to do with its design rather than its weight, and this ironing board serves as proof of that.

Right off the bat, it should be noted that this model doesn't come with a steam rest, which helps contribute to its lower weight. Although steam rests can certainly be handy to have, they're not a necessity, and those who prefer the lower weight of this model won't miss it one bit. If a steam rest is a necessity for you, though, then you may need to take a look at another model. Regardless, this ironing board has everything you need to iron your laundry effectively, outside of the iron itself.

Review of HOMZ Ironing Board Durabilt Steel Heavy Duty, Grey

Large Dimensions

Despite the light weight of this model, most users will probably find the size of this ironing board to be surprising. With dimensions of 54 x 39 x 14.9 inches, this model gives you a wide surface that should be more than sufficient for ironing large loads of clothing or other items. Not only is the surface wide, though, but it is also quite sturdy, with the steel mesh top providing a strong and safe surface for ironing. This is also helped out by the cotton cover with double-thick padding, which is made of 1/4" polyester and 1/4" Polyurethane foam, giving you a sufficiently padded surface that allows for all clothing to be laid flat while protecting the top from the heat of the iron. Most users will be surprised at the high quality of this cover, which should last for a long time, even with frequent use.

HOMZ Ironing Board Durabilt Steel Heavy Duty, Grey in the use

Heavy-Duty Legs

The overall stability of this ironing board is helped in large part by its heavy-duty tubular legs, which flare out to give the board a wide base of support from underneath. The legs are quite easy to fold up, though, whenever you need to move the ironing board, and the board itself even has a convenient carrying handle for easy transport. Overall, those who need a lightweight but stable ironing board but don't require a steam rest will find this model to be an excellent value.

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Brabantia 310102

Premium Ironing Board

Many ironing boards have a similar look: elongated with a pointed tip at one end, and folding legs underneath. As almost every ironing board ever made has retained this traditional look, it is easy to think that most ironing boards are the same, with the differences between each being minor. However, some products can be so well made that they tend to rise above all others in the level of quality, putting them at the top of the pack, and the Brabantia 310102 Ironing Board with Steam Iron Rest is the model that sits alone at the top.

This ironing board features a 100% cotton wool cover that stretches nicely across the top surface of the board, and includes a cord binder and stretch system that lets you easily adjust it to remove any wrinkles from the surface, giving you a completely flat surface for helping to remove wrinkles from your clothes. The wide work surface also gives you plenty of ironing room that allows you to lay your clothes flat with a maximum ironing surface, helping your ironing experience go more smoothly than most other ironing boards. On the back of the board is a steam iron rest that gives you a safe place to put your iron while you need to free both hands, a feature that many other ironing boards sadly lack.

Review of Brabantia 310102 Ironing Board with Steam Iron Rest

Adjustable Height

One great feature of this ironing board is that it is fully height adjustable, giving you a total of four height adjustments for creating the most comfortable and convenient ironing experience. This is especially useful for those who are either too tall or too short to have a comfortable ironing experience with the standard height of most ironing boards. The height is adjustable between 30 to 38 inches, so it should be comfortable to use for people of any height. Your days of experiencing back pain and other discomforts during an ironing session will be at an end if using this ironing board.

Brabantia 310102 Ironing Board with Steam Iron Rest in the use

Sturdy and Safe

One area that many ironing boards seem to lack is a great stable base. It's quite common for an ironing board to start developing a wobble, even after using only a few times, and this can severely affect one's ability to comfortably iron clothes, not to mention the safety risks. With this ironing board, however, you can be assured of the four leg ivory frame retaining an extremely stable base, helped by the non-slip caps that are attached to the feet. Along with this, a child safety lock helps ensure that the ironing board won't collapse while in use, and the travel lock keeps the legs folded whenever the board is put away. For anyone who is looking for the most stable and comfortable ironing board, this model should be just what you're looking for.

Detailed review of Brabantia 310102 Ironing Board with Steam Iron Rest

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What Is an Ironing Board?

Although we believe you know what an ironing board is and what it's designed for, let's see how different models stack up against each other and what features it is important to consider when selecting one for at-home use. No matter what brand you prefer, all ironing boards - both stationary and portable - have a working surface covered with a heat-resistance pad. This pad ensures that you can safely use it with all types of clothes and fabrics as well as allows keeping the frame of the board intact for a longer time. Check the quality of material to make sure it will not tear and wear too soon. The best models will feature thick covers and scorch-resistant properties ensuring the convenience and safety of use. For this article, we've picked five best ironing boards so that you can choose one most suitable for your setting and budget.

And if you want to upgrade your iron, we recommend checking out steam irons and garment steamers reviews.

What Features to Compare

Design and Size

There are a few things to consider when selecting an ironing board. Even if you've been fortunate enough to buy a good one in the past, today, the choice's become much trickier due to a greater variety of models and practicality options added to them. So, before you decide on the model, make sure to check its design and size. An ironing board should not be too big or too heavy; otherwise using and storing it will be inconvenient. Also, make sure the model you choose has an easy-to-use and convenient folding mechanism, allowing you to fold the board with one quick hand movement. When folded, an ironing board shouldn't take much space and you should be able to store it in a discreet location where it won't attract unwelcome attention from your guests.

Strength and Steadiness

Other important aspects to consider is how durable and stable an ironing board is. Indeed, ironing a pile of clothes on the board that wobbles and shakes can hardly be described as convenient and if challenged, many people would prefer ironing without an ironing board at all. That's why we recommend paying attention to the construction of the frame and making sure it is made of high-quality materials. Another thing to look into is whether it is possible to adjust the legs of the board and how many positions are available, especially useful for those who often find ironing boards to be either too tall or too short. Next, pay attention to the cover. For quicker and more effective results, it should be quite wide, smooth, and - what's more important - heat-resistant.

Conveniences

Although many ironing boards are rather simple devices, most of the models included here included some extra features that help add to the overall convenience of using the board. One of the most common features included is an iron rest, which is a safe place to put a heated iron without risk of burning clothing or even yourself. Some other boards may include things such as a linen or clothing rack to give you a convenient place to put already ironed items, and some may even include additional accessory storage for ironing supplies.

Mobility

Last but not least, an ironing board should be easy to move and adjust by everyone from your family, including teenage kids. For that, as we've said before, it has to be lightweight enough and feature a convenient folding mechanism, so you won't run the risk of getting injuries should you do something wrong.

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