Product Type: JML in Homeware
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Fast fitting and faster ironing!
JML Fast Fit Ironing Board Cover
Member Name: jeffjen
JML Fast Fit Ironing Board Cover
Advantages: Great quality, easy to fit, faster ironing.
This has resulted in me having to take covers back to shops and also struggle to fit one or two I have purchased to my ironing board, where much pulling and tying of strings has been needed to try and achieve a secure fit. Indeed there is nothing worse than the cover sliding around the ironing board when you are trying to iron and as ironing is a task most folk don't particularly enjoy to start with, you do want it to be as easy an experience as possible.
I recently began looking out for a new ironing board cover once again and was shopping in my local Morrisons when I spotted some. Unfortunately they were too small, but as I continued with my shopping I discovered some more hanging near the end of another aisle and a closer look revealed that these were JML fast fit ironing board covers. I had never seen these before and although at £5.99 they were slightly more expensive than the other covers, I was intrigued by the elasticated fit which promised these covers will fit almost any size board.
The packaging stated "as seen on tv" which is often the case with JML products and the cover itself appeared to be quite thick and overall a good quality product from what I could make out.
The packaging also told me that the cover will fit ironing boards up to 139cm x 49 cm and so I decided to buy one. I liked the idea of not having to tie strings etc but did wonder if it would indeed fit securely to my board.
JML state that these covers have strong elasticated edges and it will only take seconds to fit and fix firmly in place. The cover also has a non-slip 100% cotton surface which will keep garments secure on the board and create a smooth ironing surface every time. The cover has a thick polyester underlay which retains and reflects the heat back into the fabric which helps reduce ironing time, which is something I think most people would find appealing!
The covers are available in around six different striking designs which are shown on the packaging. Unfortunately Morrisons only had two of the designs in stock, a brightly coloured striped design and a white cover featuring brightly coloured pegs. They were quite 'loud' designs, but the peg design appealed to me more than the stripes, plus at the end of the day it is only an ironing board cover after all so it shouldn't matter much. I would have preferred the purple design shown in the photograph here, but as long as the cover serves it purpose then I am happy.
After removing the cover from its packaging when I got home, I was impressed by the quality and indeed it is the thickest cover I have ever purchased. Fitting it on to my board was as easy as it promised to be and the strong, thick elastic was snugly secured around the board in a matter of seconds. I was impressed.
You are advised to iron the cover after fitting it to the board to both smooth it out and seal the dye used to produce the pattern. After doing this, I then ironed a few garments and was really happy with the cover. It never moved and its thick quilted design ensures a comfortable ironing experience. I also found that heat does indeed reflect and I didn't have to iron both sides of many garments, thus reducing the ironing time.
A few weeks on and I am happy to report that this fast fit cover from JML is by far the best ironing board cover I have ever purchased. I cannot fault it at all and wouldn't hesitate to buy another, but I have a feeling this will last me a long time. You can also remove it and machine wash it on a 40 degree wash.
I purchased my fast fit cover from Morrisons priced at £5.99 but you can also purchased these covers online from Amazon and from JMLdirect.com.
Summary: The best ironing board cover I have ever bought.
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