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Which ironing board?

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printmeanicephoto Sat 23-Jan-16 15:23:12

We need to get a new one (family of four). Am prepared to pay more for a good sturdy one that will last. We don't have a steam generator so would an on board plug socket still be useful or not? What features would be helpful? I always thought ironing board is as ironing board does - but apparently not according to Argos catalogue!

printmeanicephoto Sat 23-Jan-16 22:54:51

Anyone? Just looking for recommendations really. Vileda, Minky, Brabantia?

steppemum Sat 23-Jan-16 23:00:13

My only requirement for an ironing board is that it is high enough. I am 5'8" and most ironing boards make me bend over slightly.

I bought one from Tesco that is extra large and is tall enough for me. It is sooo much easier ironing standing straight.

printmeanicephoto Sat 23-Jan-16 23:14:28

Ah good point - thanks Steppemum.

printmeanicephoto Sun 24-Jan-16 14:52:55

Can anyone help re the on board plug socket feature - does anyone have an ironing board with one of these on? Could it still be helpful even if I don't have a steam generator?

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 24-Jan-16 14:58:37

I think brabantia always look sturdier.

I never used the on board plug feature. Essentially it's an extension lead cable tied to the board.

You could do that for a few quid down at wilkos.

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