Best Ironing Boards

Review & Comparison, Last Update October 1, 2019
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
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PROS
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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 37 x 18 inches

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
This ironing board is very stable thanks to the expandability of the legs. A carry handle makes the transportation of this item really simple. You can quickly fold the board by just pulling a quick release paddle.
CONS
Avoid placing an iron on the plastic parts of the versatile iron rest.
OUR VERDICT
That's a functional and durable ironing board for any family. It's very convenient and stable so you will be able to quickly iron all clothes and bedding you need.
detailed parameters
Design and Size
54 x 39.5 x 14.9 inches
Strength and Steadiness
22.1 pounds, legs expand up to 25 inches wide for the maximum stability
Convenience

Multifunctional iron rest (with silicone pads and hanger slots), Padded cotton cover with thick fiber

Mobility
Quick release paddle for opening and closing the board, carry handle
Warranty
30 days
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

51 x 38 x 19 inches

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, handy transport lock
Warranty
3 years
PROS

A heat-resistant 3-layer pad ironing surface is perfect for the fight with unwanted wrinkles on long-piece clothes.

CONS

The cover of the board isn't long-lasting.

OUR VERDICT

A good ironing board at an affordable price with a wide working area and long lifetime.

detailed parameters
Design and Size

49 x 38 x 18 inches

Strength and Steadiness
18.7 pounds, ivory construction with non-slip caps on each leg
Convenience

Iron-rest, Extra rack, Multi-layer heat-resistant cover

Mobility
4 height positions, a built-in child lock and a travel lock
Warranty
30 days
PROS
This ironing board is very durable and stable owing to metal elements of the frame. Boasts lots of simple solutions that facilitate the process of ironing.
CONS
The item is rather heavy, which is a plus for stability though.
OUR VERDICT
This ironing board is designed for frequent use and for lots of clothes, so it's a perfect tool not only for home but for hotels as well.
detailed parameters
Design and Size
62.6 x 19.5 x 4 inches
Strength and Steadiness
22 pounds, thick legs for superb stability
Convenience

Retractable shoulder wings, Multi-layered board cover, Child safety lock, Cord holder, Storage basket

Mobility
Adjustable height, extra wide table
Warranty
30 days

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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HOMZ Durabilt DX1500 Premium Ironing Board

Functionality for Your Convenience

Homz is a renowned company that manufactures high-quality products for the American market. The product range includes a lot of items for homeowners and you will certainly find something you need! We've picked the DX1500 ironing board for this review and it's certainly a decent item that can facilitate the tiresome process of ironing and make it quick and effortless. The legs and frame of this board are made of metal, which means the item is very stable and you won't need to balance it - just unfold and start ironing. The iron rest is multifunctional - you can not just place an iron on it, but hang the hangers as well. We would also like to draw your attention to the design of this board's legs - they can be expanded up to 25 inches wide. Though DX1500 is just a simple ironing board, it's a truly well-though-out item. For example, you can easily transport the unit to a place you need thanks to a special carry handle. Close the ironing board and a special lock will keep it closed. Thus, the storage is so simple! No need to mention, the legs have small plastic caps that protect your floors (you will never scratch them). If you live in a house and need a durable ironing board - this model from Homz will surely come in handy.

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Lightweight Board

Another great feature of this ironing board is its lightweight design. Despite the extreme sturdiness and durability, you will find it to be lighter than many other ironing boards of the same size. This is due in large part to the industrious design, which only uses a steel mesh top with just enough metal to keep it sturdy without adding extra weight to it. There are also some plastic parts to it that are light enough to keep the weight down while sturdy enough to be durable for their tasks. Just be careful not to rest the iron against any of the plastic parts, though, as an iron that is hot enough will easily melt or burn the plastic. However, using the built-in iron rest properly should prevent this from ever becoming an issue.

HOMZ Durabilt DX1500 Premium Ironing Board in the use

Suitable to the Task

In the end, anyone who does ironing regularly should find this ironing board to be suitable to most ironing tasks. Although it is not the largest board out there, it is large enough to handle most home ironing tasks with easy, sturdy enough to not have to worry about it toppling over, and flexible enough to be used comfortably by people of any height. For those who want a simple ironing board that is made to excel at its primary purpose without being overly expensive. this model from HOMZ will be exactly what you are looking for.

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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

Interesting Facts

Is there anything common between an ironing board and mount Everest?

You might be astonished but there exists so-called extreme ironing! And it appeared in Europe, in the UK to be more precise, when Philippe Shaw had to do his chores. But he wanted to leave the town and go to enjoy the wilderness. So, he took his ironing board, iron, and the clothes he had to iron and started his journey. Then, one of his friends joined his. Afterwards, half of the town followed them! That's how extreme ironing appeared and became popular.

The most dangerous types of extreme ironing

True daredevils practice Airstyle ironing that is performed in a parachute jump, on a paraglider, or in a sports plane. The next type of extreme ironing is a Rocky Style - up in the mountains or on a cliff; the most difficult part is to climb up that high. The third place goes to Water Style - in this case, the ironing takes place in a fountain or even underwater (in this case, a scuba suit is required). Of course, Water Style makes no sense since all clothes get totally wet!

Moreover, there are several more types of extreme gliding: on the trees (Forest Style), on the roofs of houses (Urban Style), team ironing competitions, and so on. Thus, if you wish to attract everyone's attention, try some kind of extreme ironing!

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More Products to Consider

Since this amazing ironing board has a hanging rail, don't forget to get Home-it 50 pack clothes hangers.

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Brabantia Ironing Board

Design and Size

This is a stylish ironing board with blue moving circles printed on a wide padded working area. You will comfortably iron all types of clothes including extra-large sheets, linens and other long fabrics on it. 49x18 inch table surface provides just enough space to spread long-pieces clothes and achieve smooth results. With a 17.5 pounds weight, it’s rather lightweight and yet, solid as a rock. It’s not going to wobble or bend whilst being at work.

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Strength and Steadiness

The ivory frame of the ironing board is firmly abutted to the floor. The protective non-slip caps on each foot ensure that the construction doesn’t wobble or rock when used on uneven surfaces. It also features an inbuilt safety lock that prevents a board from accident folding flat, and a transport lock for comfortable carrying.

Brabantia Ironing Board with Solid Steam Iron Rest in the use

Convenience

A multi-layer heat-resistant cover of this ironing board ensures smooth and effective ironing of the wrinkles of most fabrics and clothes. The shoulder-shaped edges of the board allow customers to ideally iron blouses and shirts while the rack mounted to the end of the board prevents quick bruise of the pants and skirts. Brabantia ironing board comes with a comfy iron rest welded on to the board so that one can spread the bed sheet with both hands.

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Mobility

Brabantia ironing board features 4 adjustable height positions (30-38 inches), an inbuilt child safety lock and a transport lock for easy transportation and storage. This ironing board will ideally work for all members of your family as it’s easily regulated to any height and easily set up.

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Parker & Company Extra Wide

Design and Size

Parker & Company is a big and wide XL-size ironing board, measuring 62.6 x 19.5 x 4 inches. Parker & Company has a multi-colored board cover thanks to which an iron glides very smoothly so that you can cope with more clothes, bedsheets, etc. This is, actually, the biggest ironing board on our shortlist and that's why it's the most helpful one for ironing big items such as table clothes and bedding.

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Strength and Steadiness

This ironing board is rather heavy - its total weight is 22 pounds. However, this isn't a drawback because it's exactly what gives the item true stability. Unlike a vast majority of ironing boards resting on 4 legs, this one stands on only two legs. That said, these legs are wider than average and are made of durable metal with powdered coating. All this makes the item more stable ensuring you can use it without tipping over. It goes without saying the board should be placed on a flat surface, or else wobbling is inevitable, but we think you know that.

Parker & Company Extra Wide Ironing Board in the use

Convenience

This broad ironing board might seem bulky to you but it's incredibly convenient and we're going to tell you why. The item includes some design features that make using it a real pleasure. First of all, it has unique retractable shoulder wings that are very helpful for ironing shirts - you can iron both shoulders at a time. Next, Parker & Company ironing board comes with a special hanging rail where you can hang your clothes right after ironing. Such a rail saves your time since you don't need to hang each piece of clothing in a wardrobe and then go on with ironing. Also, a power cord of your iron won't get in your way thanks to a convenient cord holder (you can adjust its height). But that's not all - this board has a handy small pocket for your belongings (such as a cell phone, for example). Finally, the unit is safe for your kids owing to the efficient Child Safety Lock system (it prevents collapsing of the board).

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Mobility

Any customer is curious about the mobility of an ironing board since it's sometimes necessary to move it from one room to another. As we've already mentioned, this item is rather heavy (22 pounds) but it's designed for ironing big items and for industrial use. After all, it isn't a small and portable board you take on a trip. Of course, you can adjust the height of this ironing board. If you need to collapse this unit, you should unblock a Child Safety Lock before.

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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 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. Agree, 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 make 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. 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. Other things that can add to the convenience of use include a built-in extender, a metal stand for the iron, a storage tray for ironing supplies and more.

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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