Whitmor Tabletop Ironing Board
At first glance, it seems that Ironing boards are all about the same. But still they are made from different materials, and their sizes, as well as properties, are very different. This, as well as the presence or absence of additional. devices, greatly affects the convenience of ironing.
Feature of Whitmor Tabletop Ironing Board
- Folding tabletop ironing board fits into small places, amazing space-saving design
- Perfect for quick touch-ups, small spaces & travel
- Cotton cover with 5mm foam pad
- Assembled Dimensions: 12 L x 32 W x 3.375 H inches
- Folds flat for easy storage
- Durable steel legs lock into place and collapse for easy storage
- Non-skid leg tips provide enhanced stability and prevent scratches
Ironing board selection criteria
It is worth deciding in advance on the desired board width. The classic size is from 110×30 to 120×38 cm. But a width of 35–45 cm will be more convenient for ironing bed linen, curtains and other large items. The wider the surface, the less you need to drag the laundry and the faster the ironing.
Criterias of choice
Five materials can be used for the countertop:
Particleboard: It is popular due to its affordability. But the board made of it has a fairly large weight and with intensive use (especially under frequent exposure to steam) it quickly deteriorates.
MDF: this material has the same features as the previous one, but weighs less.
Perforated metal: the worktop lasts a long time, but has a noticeable weight. Steam escapes through the holes, so the metal does not deform.
Metal mesh: a lightweight version of the previous version. If the mesh is coarse, it may print on clothing.
Thermoplastic: This gives the worktop a light weight. It also serves long enough, as long as there are holes on it.
The cover is in contact with both clothes and the iron, so you should also pay attention to it. It can be made from:
Heat-resistant synthetics: a pleasant material with non-stick properties. Can reflect heat, making ironing easier.
Canvas: clothes do not slip on it, but if you put too hot an iron on the board, it can get burned.
Cotton fabrics: such covers are thin, and if low-quality dyes have been used on them, the dye can remain on the clothes under the influence of heat and steam.
Can be used with a steam generator
Not all iron boards are suitable for a steam generator . The product should be multi-layered so that hot air can circulate freely.
The bottom layer of the board is usually plastic or metal, with water-repellent walls. Then there should be a layer of foam rubber or felt, which distribute steam well and absorb excess moisture. The next layer is made of foam for easy gliding. The cover should also be tight and resistant to high temperatures.