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Compare Ironing Boards 2013 – Which is the Best Buy?

Best Buys for Ironing Boards Cheapest hereOur compare ironing board table lets you be the judge. Here, at a glance, are the best buy ironing boards 2013 – as voted by the UK's experts - their buyers and users.

Based on our survey results among 4,397 users, you'll find the users’ overall satisfaction ratings per model – its marks out of ten - plus a run-down of the facts owners tell us are important – like is this ironing board suitable for a steam generator iron or sit-down ironing?

In our quest to find the UK’s best ironing tables, we’ve surveyed over four thousand users. Our compare ironing boards table is based on the top 10 boards and 4,397 responders.

 

Users recommend  Brabantia Size D Ironing Board  Leifheit M72509 Sit Down Ironing Board  Leifheit 72542 Steam Generator Ironing Board  Philips GC240-05 Ironing Table 

Make

Brabantia Size D

Leifheit M72509

Leifheit 72542

Philips GC240

Leifheit 72515

Leifheit 72504

Brabantia Size B

Morphy Richards 42505

Leifheit 72502

Brabantia Size C

Delonghi ADS1605

Minky Compact

Best Buy?

Best Buy

Best Buy

Best Buy

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Users' Satisfaction Rating*

9.71/10

9.42/10

9.33/10

9.14/10

9.12/10

9.00/10

8.93/10

8.66/10

8.83/10

8.78/10

8.63/10

8.12/10

Warranty Length 

10yrs

5yrs

5yrs

2yrs

5yrs

3yrs

10yrs

2yrs

3yrs

10yrs

1yr

1yr

Suits:

#

#

#

#

#

#

#

#

#

#

#

#

Family ironing 

Y

Y

Y

Y

# 

Professional ironing 

Y

#

Y

#

# 

# 

Singles/couples 

Y

Y

Y

Designed for sit-down ironing

#

Y

Y

# 

#

#

#

#

#

#

# 

# # # # # # # # # # # # #
Steam ironing 

Y

Y

Y

Supports a steam generator iron

On floor

On floor

Y

On floor 

On floor 

On floor 

On floor 

Y

Y smaller 

On floor 

Cable/hose guide

#

#

Y

#

# 

#

#

#

#

#

# 

Length

c1.35m

c1.20m

c1.30m

c1.20m 

c1.4m 

c1.3m 

c1.24m 

c1.23m 

c1.20m 

c1.24m 

c1.20m 

c970mm 

Width

c450mm

c380mm

c380mm

c450mm 

c400mm 

c450mm 

c380mm 

c390mm 

c380mm 

c450mm 

c480mm 

c333mm 

Closed length 

c1.65m

c1.55m

c1.6m

c1.62m 

c1.6m 

c1.61m 

c1.6m 

c1.6m 

c1.55m 

c1.6m 

c1.55m 

c1.20m 

© 2013 Best Buys For Compare Ironing Boards table

Leifheit 72515  Leifheait 72504 Steam Generator  Brabantia Size B  Morphy Richards 42505  Leifheit 72502 

 

* Overall Users’ Satisfaction Rating
The key question we asked in our user survey was this: “You’ve been using your ironing table for six weeks or more.

Given your experience to date, how would you rate your board overall on a scale of 1 (low) to 10 (high)? Think about your ironing results, durability of construction, ease of use and value for money”.

We then took all these ratings for a given model and found an Overall Users Satisfaction Rating per model.

A best buy ironing board will have a score of 8 or more. A score of 7 suggests a good design marred by poor reliability. A score of less than 7 suggests a product has both design and reliability faults. It’s probably a waste of your money. 

Check out the best ironing tables – as voted by UK users - from Brabantia, DeLonghi, Leifheit, Morphy Richards and Philips. Sadly, just one model from Minky made it into the top ten this time.

 

Make

Brabantia Size D

Leifheit M72509

Leifheit 72542

Philips GC240

Leifheit 72515

Leifheit 72504

Brabantia Size B

Morphy Richards 42505

Leifheit 72502

Brabantia Size C

Delonghi ADS1605

Minky Compact

Best Buy?  Best Buy  Best Buy  Best Buy # 
Stable? 

Y

Y adjusts

Y adjusts

Y

Y adjusts

Y adjusts

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

# 

Heat resistant iron park? 

Y

Y

Y

Y

# 

Y

# 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Iron park 

# 

Y

Y

Y

Y

# 

# 

Adjustable height 

c633mm-1.02m

c655mm-980mm

c655mm-980mm

c700mm-940mm

c655mm-980mm

c655mm-980mm

c710mm-920mm

c730mm-920mm

c655mm-980mm

c770mm-960mm

c750mm-970mm

c650mm-920mm

Child lock 

Y

# 

Y

# 

Y

# 

Y

# 

Carry lock 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

# 

© Best Buys Compared 2013

Compare Ironing Boards Easily

You can compare ironing boards quickly and easily here. Which board will help you quickly and effectively iron all types of garment, provide a secure base for your iron and help you avoid stooping and back-ache?

What you see here are the top ironing boards for 2013. What they give you is a secure and durable ironing table. They help make ironing less of a chore.

The best of the bunch, based on overall user rating is the Brabantia Ironing Board Size D (User rating 9.42/10). The Size D has got the lot: It’s of medium weight with a tubular steel frame that’s well balanced and sturdy.

The ironing table is well proportioned so you can iron flat a t-shirt or half a blouse in one or two passes of the iron.

The Brabantia Size D has a generous iron parking station, one that’s big enough to securely accommodate either a regular steam iron or a bulky steam generator model.

You can adjust the height of this model from 63 to 102cms giving you the option of sit-down ironing and sufficient height, if you are tall, to avoid stooping and backache during a long ironing session.

And, best of all perhaps, Brabantia back their product with a 10 year warranty. It looks good and will last for years. Plus, replacement ironing board covers are readily available.


Guide to Our Ironing Board Comparison 2013 UK Table


Warranty length
Warranty length is a good indication of what manufacturers think of their ironing table’s quality. Brabantia back their boards with a whopping 10 year warranty.

Family ironing
This ironing board will stand up to the rigours of a regular family ironing pile.

Professional ironing
This board will stand up to the demands of a professional ironing service

Couples & singles
This board is suitable for less intensive or occasional ironing.

Sit down ironing
You can sit down iron with almost any ironing board, but you might need to use a stool. A few ironing boards are designed to accommodate knees. These models can be a help to elderly or infirm users.

Steam ironing or
Generator steam ironing
You can use a standard steam iron with any of the boards in this comparison. However, steam generator irons require a different calibre of board.

A pressurised steam iron is bulky and heavy. You need an ironing board that’s of medium weight (to counter balance the steam generator’s weight) and with a big enough iron rest to accommodate the base of the steam generator safely and securely.

You’ll see in the chart that some ironing boards are specifically designed for this purpose.

Many people improvise a solution, parking their steam generator on the floor or on a plinth (eg a coffee table) close to the end of the board.

Cable/hose holder guide
This can be a handy gadget, if offered. It supports the iron’s flex or steam generator’s hose and ensures this comes down toward the surface of the ironing table. That way you aren’t pulling the weight of the cable and it won’t snag the garment being ironed.

Length
Width

Bigger is better for family ironing or an ironing service.

Closed length
All the ironing boards reviewed here are fold down models. The board’s closed length might be important to you if you store the board in a cupboard between uses.

Mesh
A mesh construction allows steam to penetrate the item being ironed and minimises airing time.

Leifheit, use thermoplastic to construct their ironing tables. This reflects heat and steam back into the garment. This can mean you can get smooth results with less heat/steam and, perhaps, use a little less power.

Stable
There’s nothing worse than a rickety ironing board. It slows you down and causes worry over the balancing of your iron.

With the exception of the Minky Compact, all the ironing boards compared here offer a stable work surface. Brabantia models are the most stable, while Leifheit models also offer an adjustable foot.

Heat resistant iron park
Iron park

Some cheap ironing boards come without anywhere to put the iron while you arrange an item for ironing. Most of the boards users told us to compare have an iron park that takes the form of a well, into which you securely place the iron.

Adjustable height
An adjustable height is essential if you are to avoid back-ache while ironing. Most boards have a lever and ratchet system that allows the ironing table to be set at different heights. These heights range from around 65cms (sit down) up to around 1m (stand up).

If you are tall you may find a board that extends to only 92cms will leave you uncomfortably stooped if you have a big ironing pile.

Child lock
A child lock prevents little fingers from tampering with the lever and ratchet system and avoids collapse.

Carry lock
This usually takes the form of a nylon bracket which clips the legs securely in place when you fold down the ironing table. Makes moving and storing your board easier.


Compare the Best Ironing Boards in Britain AND Grab a Bargain

When you’ve compared ironing boards you’ll want the best at the right price.

The Best Buys Compared UK price search service can guide you to the right, comfortable and time saving solution for you ironing chore.

So check out a secure ironing table that enables you to iron without stooping, quickly smooth away creases and minimise airing time.

Thank you for consulting our UK 2013 ironing board comparison table.


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