If your current ironing board is on the brink, or you just want crisp, professional-looking clothes that aren’t riddled with creases, a quality ironing board is a must. Running your iron over the smooth flat surface can be satisfying as you watch the lines disappear, yet some people believe they all do a similar job.
This isn’t true, a sub-par ironing board will not have adequate padding to make the job easy. The best on the market will have a variety of adjustable heights, and some are even scorch proof. There are those that fit into smaller spaces and even have fancy patterns and designs. Whatever you are looking for, make sure you read my top ten ironing boards list to find something that will last.
My Picks for The 9 Best Ironing Boards
#9 Brabantia Ironing Board with Steam Iron Rest
For most people, a basic ironing board will do. If you are like me, then you will appreciate the fun designs and patterns that Brabantia has created. Choose from Ice Water or Tropical Leaves, perhaps your home will suit the Fading Lines pattern. There are others to choose from and with an ironing surface of 49 x 15, and 7 adjustable heights it has the scope to tackle any job. The 100% cotton cover is resilient and won’t let the foam slip underneath. It comes with a steam iron rest and non-slip caps on the feet. It is a very good entry-level iron.
7 adjustable heights
#8 Honey-Can-Do Door Hanging Ironing Board
Convenience seems to be key to a lot of people when it comes to choosing an ironing board, and a door hanging version can mean it rests on the back of a door, ready to go every morning. This version hangs over any standard door to save space and has a safety lock when upright to make sure it always stays in place. If you are worried about what it might do to your door, then the cushioned bumpers will put your mind at rest. At 7mm, the foam padding has enough cushioning to help your iron glide over creases and with an ironing surface of 42″ x 14″ it is full size yet packs away easily.
#7 Camco Folding Ironing Board
Even people on holiday need freshly pressed clothes and this folding ironing board works as you would want it to whilst folding up small enough to fit into a camper where space is limited. Even keeping it around the home is convenient. The chrome wire ironing rest is robust and scorch resistant so you always have somewhere to place your hot iron. It stands at 7 inches tall and measures 32″ x 12″ for a good ironing surface. The legs fold up and it folds in half so it fits almost anywhere.
Ideal for travel or small spaces
#6 ADDIS Really Wide Board Irons Design
For anyone who doesn’t want to sacrifice space for an ironing surface, this Addis wide board can be a game-changer. The width measure 18 inches, making it easy to get your ironing done faster, less moving your clothes along and more getting the job done. There are 10 adjustable heights and a heat resistant rest and fabric cover. The product feels well constructed and the quality is evident from the first use. The cover itself has a design that is friendly on the eyes and it is convenient to pack away and store in your cupboard.
10 adjustable heights
#5 STORAGE MANIAC Tabletop Ironing Board with Folding Legs
When space is your most important consideration, this convenient ironing board is one of the best. The cover measures just 23″ x 14″ making it big enough to iron your regular load but small enough to fit into small spaces, it works best when placed on a table to get rid of creases. The 100% cotton cover can be removed and washed and there is a thick layer of foam that gives it a quality feel. The steel legs fold down so it is compact when storing.
Steel legs fold down
#4 Hafele Wall-Mounted Ironing Board
For people who live in a studio or apartment, a wall-mounted ironing board can be an important addition to their living space. The board measures approximately 38″ x 12″ so it is great for ironing shirts and dresses but does not take over the whole area. Once mounted, the board can swivel 90 degrees left and right yet locks into place to keep it secure. The cover is included and additional ones can be purchased separately. It doesn’t taste long to install and when you have found the perfect place, it will always be at your height.
Board swivels 90 degrees left or right
Easy to install
#3 Bartnelli Pro Luxury Ironing Board
This sturdily built iron board has a professional feel about it that will make ironing easy. Thanks to the extra-wide surface that stretches to 51″ and wide legs, it will stay in place offering you a layer of safety. The cover is made from 100% cotton and has been made extra thick to withstand heat. It comes with a hanging rack, this is more useful than I realised at first, hanging ironed clothes rather than placing them on a sofa or kitchen top helps to keep them looking great. It packs up pretty flat and features a storage lock to make sure it doesn’t open until you want it to.
Includes hanging rack
#2 Honey-Can-Do Tabletop Ironing Board
If you are the type of person who travels a lot for business or just needs something that folds up small then a tabletop iron is worth considering. Honey-Can-Do has made one of the best thanks to its metal iron rest that stops you from scoring clothes of the cotton surface. It folds up like a full-sized ironing board only this one can be stored in smaller cupboards and spaces. The ironing surface of 32″ x 12″ is plenty enough for most people and it gives those who live in dorms or apartments the chance to make sure they always look their best.
Folds up very small
#1 Minky Ergo Ironing Board, Blue
With over 70 years in the industry, Minky is a household name in many homes and in this high-quality ironing board, they have applied their decades of knowledge to create the best around. On the cover, there is a metallic coating on its surface that is heat repellant protecting the thick felt underneath. You can attach the ironing cord to the flex guide on the side of the board to make sure it doesn’t tangle or get in the way and has numerous ironing positions thanks to the adjustable heights. It looks great, is robust and made from quality materials including non-slip feet.
Thick felt underlay
Flex guide for ironing cord to keep it out the way