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The Best Ironing Boards on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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While we’ve written about the best irons and garment steamers, here, we’ve rounded up the best ironing boards, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.

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Best-rated ironing board

$108

Nearly 200 reviewers rave about how sturdy and stable this ironing board is. Says one, “This puppy is rock solid with no shifting when pressed on. Substantial without being overpowering in weight.” Another agrees: “I looked at a lot of ironing boards before deciding on this one. In short, very solid construction and stable.” It works on a variety of surfaces, too: “The board is stable, on carpet and hard flooring, with sound engineering and thought put into it.” Others love how wide it is, making ironing large pieces that much easier and more efficient. This reviewer, who does a lot of ironing of church linens says, “the larger surface area is fantastic” and that the board “cut my time in half.” It also comes with a steam iron rest, which this reviewer says “provides more room for me to iron a folded queen-sized sheet without having to shift the sheet on the board. Also, the extra width provided by the size C-board reduces the number of times I have to move the sheets to complete the ironing process. As this reviewer sums it up, “If you are a serious quilter/sewist/ironed-clothing-wearer you should really consider the Brabantia ironing board.”

Best-rated (less expensive) ironing board

Whitmor Tabletop Ironing Board, Cream,
$12

“This is a compact, sturdy wooden ironing board with a bit of padding on top,” explains one reviewer. There isn’t much more to it than that — but that’s exactly what reviewers love about it. “I wanted something small enough to place on top of my work desk but also big enough to cover enough material I need to iron. This does both,” one writes, and more than a quarter of reviewers say this is perfect for small spaces. “I put it on my kitchen island and it’s perfect,” one says. “The little legs fold down for easy storage.” Another writes that it’s “perfect for quick ironing and not bulky like the bigger ones that need folding.” Since it is small, reviewers aren’t attempting big jobs with it, but as one concludes, it’s a “wonderful, little size, table top, all I needed for occasional ironing.”

Best ironing board with iron rest

Brabantia Ironing Board with Steam Iron Rest
$70
$70

Reviewers are seriously impressed with how well made this ironing board is, specifically the iron rest. “I really like the little stand to place the iron,” one writes. Another says, “I also like how well welded the iron rest is, as the last board I tried had an iron rest so rickety that I was scared to use it with even a lightweight iron.” The rest also doubles as a place where “I could hang my ironed clothes on the side then bring everything into the closet once I’m done.” Reviewers like how versatile this ironing board is, too. The incline bar is reversible, so one reviewer says “being a leftie, I appreciated that the iron stand can be set up for left-handed use.” The height is also adjustable, which one reviewer likes because “I can raise it higher than most boards, which means no more hunching over.” 70 percent of reviewers describe this ironing board as sturdy. “You could knock it over if you really wanted to but it’s plenty sturdy for normal use, no worrisome wobbles or creaks,” one user says. And perhaps best of all, it lasts: One reviewer notes theirs is “still working fine after 18 months.”

Best extra-wide ironing board with shoulder wings

$139

The main draw of this extra-wide ironing board is the shoulder wing attachment. “I love the retractable shoulder wings; they make everything so much easier,” says a reviewer. They’re ideal for ironing shirts, as this reviewer notes: “The wing extensions enable ironing of entire shirt backs in one shot.” Another calls it a “game changer”: “Dress shirts get done in about ONE THIRD the time. By far this is the best ironing board I’ve ever used.” Dozens of reviewers like how solid it is: “It is so sturdy that it does not wobble,” says one, and another agrees, saying This is the absolute BEST ironing board I have ever owned. I iron every day, so I was looking for a good sturdy ironing board. This one exceeded my expectations. It doesn’t wobble at all — not even on carpet.” Another reviewer notes, “There are also several thoughtful features, such as a cable guide for the iron’s power cable, and a small pouch to store accessories by the side of the ironing board.” As this customer concludes, “No screeching metal parts, smooth operation, a wide surface with optional shoulder extensions all add up to a superior product. The extended bar is great for holding shirts and cord management. If you want a serious tool for doing the job, this is a great choice.”

Best ironing board with adjustable height

Reviewers were impressed with the height on this ironing board, like this one who says that it’s “very well designed, and the extra height adjustment gives my back a rest, as I’m five-foot-11 and like to have the board up high.” This reviewer agrees, saying that “it features a greater adjustable height than most ironing boards,” while this one says, “the adjustable height is fantastic. I have it as high as I can make it.” Others like it for how easy it is to set up: “It’s easy to fold and open,” says one. “It’s really ergonomics and easy to use,” says another. Reviewers also note that it makes ironing clothes feel less like a chore. “My ironing time (I iron a shirt and pants everyday) has been cut in half and the clothes come out so much better than with a cheap board,” says one. Another agrees: “It is like the ultimate ironing board. Sturdy and smooth. Actually makes ironing a lot less of a hassle. Love it.”

Best ironing board for occasional ironing

Homz ironing board T-Leg, Charcoal Grey
$30
$30

If you don’t iron your clothes on a daily basis — or not at all and you just want one because it is the adult thing to do — reviewers say this is a great ironing board for lightweight jobs. “If you’re just doing a little ironing here and there, this is easily the ironing board for you,” one writes. “It’s light, it’s sturdy, and folds up quick to put away.” Almost one-fifth of reviewers specifically mention how lightweight it is, which they prefer because it’s “easy to set up and take down.” That doesn’t mean it’s flimsy, though. One reviewer explains, “I bought the cheapest ironing board and expected just basic but the construction is pretty solid.” Another sums it up thusly: “It is sturdy, with a good quality pad.”

Best tabletop ironing board

More than 70 percent of reviewers give this ironing board five stars, and many love how compact it is. “We live in a really tiny apartment with no counter space and very little storage space,” one user says. “We ended up storing it in the gap between the refrigerator, but it’s small enough to slide under a low bed. You get a lot for your money with this board. It’s sturdy, well-made, and pretty.” And while it is compact, one reviewer says, “This is much larger than I anticipated, but that’s perfect for my craft/sewing needs.” They add, “The height is also enough for me to work with and I absolutely love the pull out iron rest.” Others agree that it’s perfect for a seamstress, and really any use, because it is so well made. “The entire frame, including the legs, moving parts and clamps are sturdy metal, screwed into place with good screws,” one reviewer says. “The board is thick particle board … The board doesn’t move at all because of good quality plastic feet.”