Finding the right ironing board matters. Our team has put in the sweat and elbow grease to help rate the available options and ensure you are prepared to find the best of the best.
Portability: We found that you don’t always need to iron in the same place. As a result, portability can be beneficial. However, there are others who prefer a stationary option. We have found great options for both of these styles, but you need to determine which option is best for you. If you are searching for a board that is extremely portable, then weight matters. We found that the heavier a board is, the less likely you are to use it regularly.
Size: No one wants a massive ironing board that’s cumbersome to use. We also found that you need enough surface area for your clothing. As a result, finding a happy medium is the ultimate goal. For a stand-alone ironing board, there are some options that are just 13 inches wide, while there are others that go up to 18 inches. We found the more surface area, the more efficiently you could get your ironing done.
Height: Ironing isn’t a chore that most people look forward to but having a quality ironing board that is the right height can make the process a bit less difficult. If you are going to be the only one ironing, we found a board at a set height is fine. However, if multiple people are going to be ironing, then it’s a good idea to choose an adjustable board. We found this is the easiest way to get through the ironing as quickly as possible.
Sturdiness: We found that the sturdiness of the board you choose is directly related to the price. In most cases, the more expensive a board is the higher quality and sturdier it’s going to be. Additionally, we found that sturdier boards are worth the additional investment because they are going to last longer. Think about it: when you iron, you are applying pressure to the surface. If the board doesn’t have a quality design, it may collapse.
Weight: As mentioned above, if you are like us, you aren’t going to be ironing in the same location all the time. As a result, it’s a good idea to find a lightweight ironing board you can easily move from place to place. A caveat here is that some of the lighter weight models have thinner legs. We found that you have to be careful with the model you ultimately purchase to ensure all the components can stand up to day to day use.
Extras: Ironing can get tedious, and after a while, or testers found that having a few extra features could make the process a bit easier and more efficient. Some of our favorite extras include a sleeve attachment, iron rest, hanging rack, and storage hook or organizer to keep your ironing board off the floor when you aren’t using it.