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Best ironing boards

Brabantia Size B Ironing Board
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Ironing boards are as essential as irons in order to get the wrinkles out of your freshly washed clothes and linens effectively and efficiently. Matching a board to your height is vital for comfort or, for some, being able to position it for ironing in a seated position could be a requirement. The board also needs to suit the items you iron, and it should fit your storage space as well. The best offers are right here.

Best overall

Brabantia Titan Oval Size D Ironing Board

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Brabantia Titan Oval Size D Ironing Board

Super sized

You can iron linens easily on this board which has surface dimensions of 135 by 45cm. A shoulder shape is incorporated to cope with shirts, and a pointed side makes ironing trousers hassle-free. The board is suitable for those who need to iron sitting down, and, for standing use, can be adjusted between 61 and 102cm.

For small spaces

Minky Apollo Ironing Board

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Minky Apollo Ironing Board

Foam-backed cover

If you live in a small house or flat, this compact ironing board could be a brilliant choice. Choose from two ironing heights with a maximum of 33cm. The cover is steam efficient for great results, and a mesh system makes for faster crease removal. The angled rest stops the iron steaming when it’s not in use. 

Light weight

Vileda Smart Ironing Board

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Vileda Smart Ironing Board

Moulded iron rest

Another of our selections that’s ideal for smaller homes, this design has an ironing surface of 114 by 34cm. Its slim dimensions are complemented by a weight of just 4.23 kilograms for easy moving into place and back to where it’s stored. It locks into place with height adjustment between 77 and 95cm.

Value pick

Beldray Gallant Ironing Board

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Beldray Gallant Ironing Board

Ikat pattern cover

A low budget option, this board looks smart with a geometric-motif cover and folds flat for easy tidying away. The iron rest is adjustable to create individual comfort and has silicone grips for safety. There’s only one ironing height available of 90cm, though.

Family favourite

Brabantia Size B Ironing Board

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Brabantia Size B Ironing Board

Seven working heights

A child lock stops this ironing board collapsing by accident, and it also has a transport lock to ensure it stays folded when it’s stored. The stainless-steel iron rest is designed for steam and non-steam irons and is suitable for both left and right-handed use. Position the board from 69 to 96cm high for zipping through the clothes pile.

Stable surface

Minky Aerial Ironing Board

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Minky Aerial Ironing Board

Fits steam generator bases

Extra-wide tube legs and a loop shape make this a secure board. There’s a zone that’s scorch resistant to allow the iron to be set down without burning while moving clothes around the board. The iron rest is extra wide and fits most stream-generator bases, and can be adjusted to suit irons of different sizes. 

Bottom line

Ironing’s a chore that can be made a whole lot easier with the right board, which needs to be sized to your home, and what’s regularly in your ironing pile. The Brabantia Titan Oval Size D Ironing Board fits large linens along with garments and can be used sitting or standing.

If you don’t have much room available to set up a board, and you’re short on space to put it away when you’re done, the Minky Apollo Ironing Board could be the answer. For comfort, it offers two ironing heights. A steam-efficient cover and mesh system promises speedy results.

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