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"Brabantia Cotton Ironing Board Cover with 2mm Foam back, Size B, 124 x 38cm, Metallized Silver"
I'd never heard of this company before I started looking for ironing board covers, but apparently their ironing board covers are supposed to be the "Bees Knees" so I decided to order a metallized silver. Size B which is 124cm by 38cm with 2mm foam back, ironing board cover. When I read the product title of the ironing board cover I was ordering, I couldn't help but wonder why they couldn't just call it what it so obviously was, "a Silver ironing board cover", some companies make me laugh with the fancy words they use in a product title. Anyway I'll get back to my super snazzy 100% cotton, metallized ironing board cover.
These particular ironing board covers come in various different sizes, ranging from A being the smallest to E which is the largest. Now when it comes to having to measure something before I can order something it's going to be connected to, you can guarantee I will get the measurements wrong, somehow I always manage it. On this occasion however I didn't have much of a choice other than to order the one I did which was size B because the A size would have been way too small and the C far too big. But when the ironing board cover arrived I really had no idea how I was supposed to fit it on my ironing board. Now I know I'm making myself look stupid here but the thing was huge, I had to double check I'd ordered the right size. It was apparently right so I proceeded to get it on my ironing board; I tried every which way but failed. I left it for my husband to fit when he got home from work.
The cover is of very high quality and the silver side, the side on which the iron runs over is incredibly smooth to the touch and also heat resistant. It has the 2mm foam back which is good as this give a little extra thickness to the actual cover. A drawstring runs all around it so once fitted it can be pulled tightly into place and secured with the little attachment accessory that comes with the cover. Ideally this would be the perfect ironing board cover but although we are using it, we have had to cut it down and tape the stupid thing down to the ironing board with silver masking tape. It looks a sorry sight but it does make ironing very easy as the cover doesn't rumple up or crease when ironing. We actually fitted the cover over the top of our old cover to give even more thickness and it works really well.
I guess I could have just sent it back, but to be honest I really couldn't be bothered, so made the best of what I had. So although I had some sort of personal art design project going on with my ironing board cover, I would still recommend this cover because with the right fit it would in my opinion be perfect. Just in case you were thinking this cover was for you I've noted down some sizes, I'd hate to think of anyone having to do what we did.
The bigger the size, the more you will pay.
Size A = 110 x 30cm available in Silver and Ecru
Size B = 124 x 38cm available as above
Size C = 124 x 45cm available as above
Size D = 135 x 45cm available as above
Size E = 135 x 49cm available as above
You can also buy extra underlay especially made to fit their ironing boards and covers; you may like to visit their store on the Amazon website they sell lots of different things as well.
My ironing board cover cost me £8.53 with free delivery from Amazon and that was back at the beginning of March, I have to say that now, some 4 months later, the cover still looks as it did when we first fitted it, (bloody ridiculous with tape all over it) no seriously what I mean is it doesn't have a mark on it and it continues to make easy work of the ironing, I know this because my husband tells me so, since he does the majority of the ironing, but I do chip in from time to time and I have found the cover to be really easy to glide the iron across. But I did have to laugh when I read.....and I quote:
"All Brabantia covers come with a colour coded label. This enables you to choose the right replacement cover quickly and accurately".
They obviously don't know me at all, thanks for reading my review which may also appear on other sites.
Ironing table covers 100 x 30 cm ; which come in a wide variety of designs: Twisted Hay; Roses; Ecru; Pebbles; Shells; Spring Water; Weather; Cow and others.