Ironing may be a time-consuming task; even getting the ironing board out of the closet can be a headache. A excellent ironing board, on the other hand, can make all the difference. The optimal ironing surface gives a smooth spot to lay clothing flat for the greatest crease-free results, whether you use a standard or tabletop ironing board or an ironing mat. It should be solid and not wobble, and it should not feel like a workout to set up and take down.
We do a lot of ironing here at the Good Housekeeping Institute Cleaning Lab, especially when testing steam irons and garment steamers. With all of this ironing, we’re always analyzing ironing boards in the lab. In fact, we perform a “iron tip-over test,” in which we determine how much effort is required to tip an iron over while it is resting erect on the end of an ironing board. Most irons break when the board is bumped and they fall to the floor, thus this allows us to test both the board’s stability and the iron’s durability.
We’ve spent hundreds of hours ironing fabric swatches for steam iron testing, cotton shirts for reviewing the wrinkle-preventing performance of clothes washers and dryers, and even the Good Housekeeping Institute lab coats we wear, so we know a good ironing board when we see one. When we test ironing boards, we look at how simple it is to open, close, and set up. We also consider how smoothly they run, whether they are steady or shaky, as well as the weight and bulkiness of the board while transporting it.
What to Look for in an Ironing Board
Size- Ironing boards available in a variety of sizes to meet the demands of everyone. Larger ironing boards tend to produce better ironing outcomes since they allow you to evenly spread out your clothes. However, not everyone has the space for these, so it’s occasionally advisable to look for a smaller option. Consider looking for one that is adjustable as well. If you like to iron while standing, make sure it’s at hip level.
Durability- While ironing, you don’t want your ironing board to collapse or fall inward. Ironing boards should be supported by a solid metal frame and have a breathable mesh cloth on top to allow steam to move through and evaporate.
Storage- Whether you buy a large or small ironing board, you’ll need to find a spot to keep it out of sight. Built-in ironing boards are ideal for concealing your iron and saving space. However, not everyone has the financial wherewithal to install one in a closet or drawer. An easier approach is to find a storage hook in the back of your closet or behind your laundry room door to hang your ironing board on.
We consider how much ironing area they provide, how much padding they have, and how well the cover handles steam and moisture. Add-ons like as iron rests, sleeve boards, cord holders, and clothes shelves are also considered. Our recommendations include a mix of ironing boards we’ve tested in the lab, editor favorites, and those that have received excellent ratings and reviews online. The following are the top ironing boards for 2021:
This is a Cleaning Lab favorite since it offers almost everything you might desire in an ironing board. It has a sturdy metal iron rest that can accommodate ordinary or steam irons, an adjustable height, slip-resistant feet on wide legs, and a large ironing area that makes the job easier. The top cotton cover remains taut, and because it is removable, you can choose a cover design from the brand’s selection. There is also a child safety lock built in to keep it from collapsing while in use.
- Space-saving and foldable mini ironing table is convenient to use at home or when you are travelling.
- Removable and washable cloth cover gives you the freed to clean it regularly while keeps you’re ironing clothes not be stained.
- Thickened steel tube and anti-slip plastic foot cover for stable support and you can do the ironing without any concern.
- Multi-functional mini ironing board can iron your sleeve cuff, neckline, collar, leg opening, offering you delicate details.
- Made from premium materials, it is high-temperature resistant, durable and smooth for effortless use over time.
- Solid metal iron rest
- Cotton cover stays in place
- Adjustable height
- Ironing Boards Deluxe Steel Top Board with Iron Rest and Clothes Rack, Silver Frame, 122×38 cm Ironing Station, Height Adjustment, High Density Cotton Pad, Green Cotton Cover Ironing Products
This ironing board has many of the characteristics of more expensive ironing boards, but for a fraction of the price. It has an iron rest to rest the iron on while not in use, as well as a garment shelf underneath the board to hold folded, freshly pressed garments. The vented mesh top aids in the passage of steam, and the legs are composed of lightweight, robust aluminum with non-skid rubber feet. It’s also well-liked at Bed Bath & Beyond, though some customers complain that the padding might be thicker.
- SIMPLE AND FAST IRONING: Thanks to the extra-thick heat-reflecting special pad with active coating, the iron slides easily on the ironing board for optimum ironing in the shortest possible time.
- SMOOTHING EFFECT: The multi-layer system made of functional fabric ensures optimum results on both sides – even at low ironing temperatures. Protective fabrics for ironing are made from functional fabrics for shirts, shirts and sensitive textiles.
- TESTED FOR HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES AND STURD: The panel material is made of knitted cotton. The high quality machined ironing pads are made of non-hazardous, contaminated, sturdy materials that are extremely durable and washable.
- SUITABLE FOR STEAM IRONS: The ironing board cover has additional steam permeability. Ingenious layering with a felt layer and special inserts reflects the steam and prevents condensation. Also suitable for steam ironing stations with strong steam surges.
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- Iron rest
- Garment shelf
- Padding could be thicker
- Ironing Boards Tabletop Ironing Board with Folding Legs, 60x37x17cm, Safety Iron Rest, Sleeve Board, Washable Cover, Convenient for College Dorm, Studio Apartments and Traveling Ironing Products
With this little but powerful ironing board, you can save some space. It measures just more than 23 inches long and 14 inches wide, making it small enough to stow in a closet or beneath a bed. It includes folding legs and may be used to iron on top of a table or any flat surface. Almost 1K Amazon reviewers gave this board 5 stars, complimenting it for being wide enough to iron on but compact enough to store. However, because the end of the ironing board is rounded rather than tapered, this is not the greatest board for ironing long sleeves.
- Extra Wide Panel & Dimension: The compact ironing board of overall size: 60 x 36 x 17 cm, the portable ironing board of cover size: 60 x 36 cm.
- Space-Saving & Sturdy Frame: The Folding tabletop ironing board stores easily in most small places, folded when not in use for easy storage.
- Removable & Washable Cover: 100% cotton cover and thick felt pad of mini ironing board provide a resilient and roomy ironing surface, easy to clean.
- Reinforced Steel legs & Cooling Porous Pad: the portable ironing board of reinforced steel folding legs are stable, non-slip feet caps protect the countertop, the porous pad has good vapor permeability and heat dissipation.
- Multi-Use: The countertop ironing board is suitable for sewing or craft rooms or small, confined spaces, where storage space is limited. Also can be used for laptop desk or snacks table.
- Compact size
- Not the best for ironing sleeves
- Household Essentials 144222 Over The Door Small Ironing Board with Iron Holder | Natural Cotton Cover
This ironing board hangs over a door for individuals who want to conserve some floor space. It’s simple to put together, with over-the-door hooks that keep the board in place. When not in use, the ironing board folds down and may be secured in position to lay flat against the door. It also has over 3,000 reviews and a 4.5 rating on Amazon, with reviewers praising its tiny size and ease of use.
- MINI SPACE-SAVING OTD ironing board with self-close technology and hanger hook to store iron
- BUILT IN U-HOOK iron holder at the top of the board
- STURDIER DESIGN with support feet that stabilizes board while open and protects doors
- INCLUDES HOOKS for standard and commercial doors and cover/pad
- IRONING SURFACE: 14″W X 42″L
- Easy to install
- Great value
- May not be as sturdy as ironing boards with legs
- Has a smaller ironing area than a full-size board
Despite its steel build, this ironing board is one of the lightest folding ironing boards on our list. It weighs just 7.5 pounds and is one of Amazon’s most popular ironing boards, with a 4.4 star overall rating and over 2,200 reviews, with one shopper commenting, “I like that the weight and dimensions are lower and I can carry it from one room to another.”
- 53 x 13 inch perforated steel top for a solid ironing surface
- 100 percent cotton cover with polyurethane foam pad
- Ironing board height adjusts up to 35 inches tall
- Durable T-leg stance with patented leg lock for secure ironing and transport
- Butterfly floral cover design with white legs, white non-skid feet. Made in the USA
- Easy to carry
- Ironing surface not as wide as others boards
- Rxakudedo Mini Ironing Board Collapsible Tabletop Ironing Board with Fixed Sleeve/Pull Out Iron Rest Tabletop Folding Legs Removable & Washable Cotton Cover 23.6″ L×14”W×7.3”H, Gray
This Home Essentials tabletop ironing board is an excellent option if you need one. Carolyn Forte, our Home Appliances and Cleaning Products Lab Director, prefers this one because it sits higher off the table, which means your garments will wrinkle less. It also incorporates a retractable iron rest to keep your iron close at reach as you work. When you’re through ironing, the board comes with a hook that allows it to be hung over a door. It’s ideal for touch-up ironing or when you’re in a rush and don’t have time to fiddle with a full-size ironing board.
- Dimension – Overall Dimension: 23.6″ L x 14”W x 7.3”H. Sturdy and rust-resistant plastic frame.
- Removable & washable cover – 100% cotton cover and thick fiber pad provide a resilient and roomy ironing surface. Extra thick padding with a smooth, reticulated surface that dissipates heat and vapor.
- With Small Sleeve.（Add a Hook and Fix it Without Shaking） Folding tabletop ironing board fits into small places, amazing space-saving design.
- Lightweight steel frame with folding legs for stability and non-slip feet that protect countertops and surfaces.
- Ideal for small spaces such as apartments, craft or sewing rooms, laundry rooms, and more.
- Sits higher off table
- Retractable iron rest
- Can be stored over the door
- Smaller ironing area
- Homz Durabilt DX1500 Premium Steel Top Ironing Board with Wide Leg Stability, Adjustable up to 39.5″
Many Homz items have astonished us in the lab due to their high quality. Though we haven’t tested it, this is the first ironing board we’ve seen with heavy-duty legs that also expand widthwise, as well as strong non-skid grippers on all four feet for increased stability and to help eliminate wobbling. It also contains an iron holder with slots for hanging your ironed clothes when you’re done.
- Steel mesh top measures 54″ long x 14.875″ wide
- Front legs expand to 25″ for exceptional stability; height adjusts up to 39.5″
- 100% cotton cover with double thick pad consisting of 1/4″ polyester fiber and 1/4″ polyurethane foam creates the ultimate ironing experience
- Iron rest has hanger slots and silicone pads to dissipate heat
- Platinum color frame; orange accent pieces and feet; gray & orange cover design. Made in the USA of domestic and foreign components.
- Expandable legs
- Iron holder with slots to hang garments
- Houseables Ironing Blanket, Magnetic Mat Laundry Pad, 82.55 cm x 43.18 cm, Gray, Quilted, Washer Dryer Heat Resistant Pad, Iron Board Alternative Cover
This ironing blanket makes it simple to iron on any flat surface, such as the bed, a table, or a countertop — just make sure the ironing surface beneath the blanket can safely withstand some heat and moisture. The top pad is made entirely of cotton and features a non-slip backing to keep the blanket in place when ironing. It’s ideal for traveling, touching up one item on the fly, or for individuals who don’t have enough space to store an ironing board. When finished, coil it up and secure it with a hook and loop fastener.
Don’t worry if the thought of buying and storing an ironing board makes you squirm. You don’t have to take the plunge just now. The Houseless Ironing Blanket is a great alternative to a traditional ironing board. You can almost put this blanket out on any hard surface and iron and steam your garments to perfection.
With this useful blanket, you can turn almost any flat surface into an ironing board without hurting it. You can easily place it on your flooring or even on top of your dryer and washer to create the perfect distraction-free workspace in your laundry room.
Because it is a lightweight blanket, you may easily transport it on lengthy vacations and to family gatherings. It can be rolled up to match the rest of your garments. Houseables offers a 90-day money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied.
- RANSFORM FLAT SURFACES INTO AN IRONING BOARD. Our magnetic ironing mat instantly transforms non-wooden flat surfaces into a convenient ironing board. Its padding is made from a high quality quilted polyester-cotton fabric that can withstand high heats up to 500°F. Each corner of the mat contains a heavy-duty magnet that attaches itself to any metallic body surface for a secure hold while you iron.
- PORTABLE DESIGN ALLOWS IT TO BE TAKEN ANYWHERE. The mat measures 32 ½” x 17” so it will fit completely atop most standard sized washer or dryers. Its lightweight but flexible design allows the mat to be rolled up, folded flat, or hung up between uses for space-saving storage. It also doubles as a convenient padding protector for your washer or dryer tops, keeping the surface safe from dust, scratching, and other minor surface damage.
- PERFECT FOR SMALLER SPACES AND TRAVEL. This mat serves as a clever alternative to traditional ironing boards, proving especially valuable to those who reside in studio apartment, dormitories, RVs, or other smaller living spaces that may not be able to facilitate bulky ironing boards.
- DURABLE ENOUGH TO HANDLE ANY SIZED JOB. Whether all you need is a quick touch up on a garment after it’s been pulled from the dryer, or you are tackling a load of heavier garments, this ironing mat can handle any sized ironing job. Its portability makes it a perfect traveling accessory, anywhere you may roam. RECOMMENDED: Use this on hard surfaces such as washers and dryers. We advise to avoid using this directly on wood or plastic!
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- Rolls up for easy storage
- Need to take caution when choosing ironing surface
- JIAYUAN Console Tables in-Wall Ironing Board Cabinet with Built in Ironing Board Hide Away Ironing Board Center Cabinet Wall Mount with Mirrored Door Hot Iron Station
This all-in-one ironing center was built in our Cleaning Lab years ago as a space saver, and we’ve discovered it’s a terrific solution to keep your ironing board out of sight while keeping your laundry area organized. The cabinet, which is either attached to or recessed into the wall, houses an ironing board that folds down and pivots. A 60-minute timer, a lamp, and an electrical outlet are all included. It also has ample space to hold your iron, and the door has a rod to hang your clothing after you’ve ironed them. “It’s so sleek and out of the way!” Forte exclaims.
The Wall Mount Ironing Station is an excellent addition to any laundry room. On the exterior, it appears to be a handsome mirror, yet it conceals a powerful tiny work station.
The ironing board conveniently folds out of the wall mount, and three helpful shelves inside store your iron, water, starch, sewing kit, and other items. There are also two hooks conveniently located on the back of the mirror to hang goods that you’ve already ironed or stuff that you intend to start on next.
- WALL MOUNTED:Hanging against the wall,the height depends on yourself,no support legs limited,
- FOLDABLE: When folded, the surface is a mirror
- CABINET DIMENSIONS: Cabinet dimensions: 37.4″H * 14″W * 6.9″D ;
- SPACE SAVER: Wall mount design, it can be folded up easily as a small cabinet for saving space in laundry room, craft room, sewing room, bedroom ,any room!
- NO ASSEMBLY REQUIRED: need to hang on the wall.
- Storage for ironing board, iron and accessories
- Rod to hang clothes
- Needs to be installed in wall
- Laundry Solutions by Westex Navy Paisley Deluxe Triple Layer Extra-Thick Ironing Board Cover and Pad, 15″ x 54″
For the ironing surface, the Westex Compact Damask Ironing Board includes an Ultra-thick foam pad with cotton cover. The ironing board’s sturdy steel frame and legs give outstanding stability. Furthermore, the height-adjustable paddle allows you to alter the height of the board up to 32.6′′. This ironing board also has a leg locking device and a polypropylene top for excellent air and steam ventilation.
- Equipped with Ultra thick foam pad with cover
- Extra hanger space
- Large iron rest
- Thick Steel legs
- Adjustable height up to 32.6 “
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 36″
- Shipping weight: 8.801 pounds
Home health care The Ergo Plus ironing board converts a 48-inch ironing area into a 15-inch ironing surface. It has an ergo rest that is inherently comfortable for both left and right-handed users. It is outfitted with the Prozone Cover, which is made of 100 percent cotton and has a heat-reflective metallic covering to provide consumers with a better experience.
This ironing board also includes a loop leg and an Ergo rack for added strength, stability, and a solid low-level rack for the steam generator. It also features a flex guide to keep the iron cord from tangling and annoying.
- Ironing surface: 48″ X 15″
- Ergo rest – naturally comfortable ironing for both left and right handed use
- Prozone cover – 100% cotton with heat reflective metallic coating
- Flex Guide – Prevents iron cord from tangling and snagging
- 4 Leg Design – Robust and sturdy
- 5 year
- Made in the UK
- Ergo Rack
- Prozone cover
- Loop leg for extra strength
- Ample ironing surface
- Expensive Model
- Item Weight: 6.3 Kilograms
- Ironing Surface: 48″ x 15″
- Fabric Type: 100% Cotton
- Duwee 14″x38″ Wall Mounted and Door Mounted Ironing Board with Heat Resistant Cover and Thicken Felt Padding,with Unique Supporting Arm and Automatic Locking System
Duwee desktop ironing board comes with a one-of-a-kind iron rest made of solid metal plate. The iron rest is lower than the iron area, making it safer and more sturdy when you place the iron. It is outfitted with heat-resistant silicone protection. The ironing board also has a mesh top for easy steam passage and good ventilation.
The ironing board has a long-lasting powder coating finish that is anti-corrosive to preserve its longevity. The silicon covers, foldable legs stand, and locking support of the ironing board give buyers with a better user experience.
- Solid metal plate
- Retractable Hook
- Locking Support
- Heat resistant Silicone
- Collapsable legs with hanger
- Shipping weight: 5.467 pounds
- Item dimensions (l x wx h): 45cm x 30cm x 8cm
- Reliable The Board 500VB Home Vacuum and Up-Air Pressing Table Ironing Board, Height Adjustable, Quick-Dry Textured Polyester Cover, Laundry Rack, Tube Frame Construction, Heated Surface, Quick Fold
This extra-wide and ergonomic ironing board adjusts to four different heights (30 to 38 inches) and includes a non-slip foot. It also has four durable leg frames as well as a strong protective non-slip cap. Furthermore, the Board’s Child Lock mechanism prevents the ironing table from collapsing, which is a useful feature for those who have small children at home.
- 𝗟𝗔𝗨𝗡𝗗𝗥𝗬 𝗥𝗔𝗖𝗞 – The rack on this ironing board doubles as a catch tray when ironing longer garments like dresses or robes
- 𝗧𝗨𝗕𝗘 𝗙𝗥𝗔𝗠𝗘 𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗦𝗧𝗥𝗨𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 – The Board 500VB ironing board is made using tube frame construction, which offers maximum rigidity and stability
- 𝗛𝗘𝗔𝗧𝗘𝗗 𝗦𝗨𝗥𝗙𝗔𝗖𝗘 – A heating element comes on as soon as the power switch has been turned on to keep your ironing board dry
- 𝗙𝗢𝗟𝗗𝗦 𝗨𝗣 𝗤𝗨𝗜𝗖𝗞𝗟𝗬 – This ironing board folds up with the pulling of one lever. It will fold down to a very compact 16in. x 7in. x 55in.
- 𝗜𝗥𝗢𝗡𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗦𝗨𝗣𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗧 – This ironing board features a solid steel construction and space saving convenience
- Standard Steam Iron Rest
- Convenient Linen Rack
- Handy Transport Lock
- Extra-wide And Ergonomic
- Quite Heavy
- Item Weight: 8.94 Kilograms
- Product dimensions: 49 x 18 inches with a 0.98 inch Ivory Frame