Top 8 Best Ironing Boards CanadaCompare the specifications of our top 8 best ironing boards of Canada in our comparison table below.
Ironing: some people love it; other people hate it. Whatever your point of view, a good board will undoubtedly improve your ironing experience, giving you better results, faster. If you struggle to get your ironing board out of the cupboard and have to rearrange the furniture every time you iron, you’re flustered before you even start.
A bumpy surface with a wobbly iron rest just adds to the frustration. And that’s not even mentioning the backache that sets in halfway through. A good ironing board will suit your surroundings and be easy and comfortable to use. Here our our top 8 best ironing boards of Canada compared.
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|Type||Full Sized||Full Sized||Full Sized||Full Sized||Over Door||Full Sized||Tabletop||Tabletop||Type|
|Frame||0.98" Ivory Frame||Steel||N/A||Powder Coated Metal||Steel||Steel||Steel||Steel||Frame|
|Surface||124.4 x 45.7 cm||38.1 x 137 cm||130 x 47 cm||48.2 X 147.3 cm (inc. iron rest)||35.5 x 61 cm||33 x 91.5 cm||80.6 x 30.4 cm||78.7 x 30.5 cm||Surface|
|Cover||Cotton||Polypropylene & Silicone-Infused Strip||125g Cotton||Multi-Layered||N/A||N/A||Cotton||Cotton||Cover|
|Iron Rest||Standard||Heat-Resistant||Standard||Heat-Resistant||Holder||Large Flat||Slide-Out||Slide-Out||Iron Rest|
|Hanger Rack||No||No||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes||Yes||Hanger Rack|
|Safety Locks||• Child Lock|
• Transport Lock
|Child Lock||N/A||• Child Lock|
• Transport Lock
|None||Child Lock||None||None||Safety Locks|
|Heights||76.2 - 96.5 cm||N/A||70 - 93 cm||7 Settings||None||Yes||None||None||Heights|
|Warranty||10 years||1 year||1 year||1 year||1 year||1 year||1 year||Limited Lifetime||Warranty|
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Most Important Features of an Ironing Board
Type of Ironing Board
- Full-sized – Full-sized ironing boards offer the largest surface area for ironing and are height adjustable.
- Wall-mounted – Wall mounted ironing boards are permanently attached in a convenient location, folding flush to the wall when not in use. Over the door ironing boards work in a similar way, but offer more flexibility as they simply hook into place. Both options are ideal when space is limited.
- Tabletop/Portable – These small ironing boards are designed to be used on a table. As some models even fold in half, they are a perfect travelling companion – ideal for caravans and motorhomes – and are great for student dorms, too.
Frame – The best ironing boards feature a steel mesh or polypropylene top which enables water vapour to easily escape from the board, preventing the cover from becoming saturated. Durable, thick steel legs ensure a stable ironing surface and some models also feature wheels, for added portability. Anti-corrosion treatments protect the frame from the heat and steam of ironing, increasing the board’s longevity.
Ironing Surface Size – Full-sized boards offer an ironing area between 15–18 inches wide and up to 54 inches in length. Wall mounted ironing boards and tabletop boards tend to start at around 12 inches wide and 24 inches long. To make ironing easier, go for the model with the largest surface area that you can accommodate.
Ironing Board Cover – Most ironing board covers are 100% cotton or a cotton blend. As a natural fibre, cotton has good breathability and will help to wick moisture away from the fabric. Some models also feature a Turbo-Glide strip which cleans burned fibre remnants from the iron’s hotplate. Look for a cover that has a thick layer (4–8 mm) of foam or multi-layered padding, to ensure a smooth finish when you iron.
Iron Rest – An iron rest provides a space to keep your hot appliance safe, while you swap and arrange garments. Iron rests come in many designs and sizes, from slide out racks on small ironing boards, to large heat-resistant trays and fibreglass safety zones. Remember that a larger iron, especially a steam iron that comes with a station, will need a more substantial iron rest.
Hanger Rack – Most full-sized ironing boards feature a hanger rack as part of the iron rest. A hanger rack or rail is a handy place to hang your garments after ironing, keeping them wrinkle free.
Height Settings – Tabletop ironing boards sit 7-8 inches above the surface and wall-mounted models can be fixed at a convenient height, as long as the board still has enough space underneath to fold back down. However, the best ironing boards for comfort are the full-sized models which are height adjustable.
Guaranteed to help prevent awkward positions and backache, full-sized ironing boards offer a minimum height of around 24 inches – so you can even iron sitting down – up to a maximum of 40 inches.
- Transport Lock – Transport locks ensure that the foldable legs of the ironing board are held securely, while carrying.
- Child Lock – A thoughtful safety feature on some of the best ironing boards, child locks prevent children from collapsing the board accidentally. Only by releasing the child lock in the correct way can the board be folded, helping to prevent trapped fingers or the risk of the heavy board falling on a small child.
Warranty Period – A quality ironing board will last you a very long time. That is why it is not uncommon for ironing boards to come with a limited lifetime or 10-year warranty.