“ Handy for those with limited space, the Wilko ironing board can be securely placed on any table top. Whilst it is limited with larger items, it is both compact and great value for money. „
Introduction: Since moving into my first flat a few months ago it was completely unfurnished so I've had to buy so much furniture and things so it's been really expensive. I went in my local Wilkinsons to see what bits and bobs they had as there's usually something then I saw this for just £8 and an ironing board is a key household item so I just bought it. I didn't really know what to expect at first as my mom always used to nag me with the saying "you pay for what you get". While to some extent that can be true but I've never taken it too seriously as I've bought cheap things before but still with the same quality.
My experience- When I got this out for the first time which was on the weekend so I was planning to iron all of my work stuff and my partners for the week up coming. The ironing board was really easy to put up you just fastened the lever in place and it was up and for me being a fairly tall person I could adjust the height of it so it was taller which is handy. I tend to get a bit lazy with getting the ironing board out and putting it away but this ironing board is that simple I don't mind doing it now. I was surprised by how stable It was when I tried it out as some of the previous ironing boards I move tend to wobble a lot. For me this was everything I was looking for, especially since the cover doesn't curl up or anything either so it makes it easier to iron clothes. Also I love the blue and white polka dot cover which is cute and girly and I still can't get over the price of it just £8.
I would definitely recommend this table top ironing board to people who are on a budget and need a new ironing board to check it out. For £8 you can't complain and it is so good for storage too as many people like myself don't have a lot of room to put things.
Although I usually just put this behind my sofa as there still isn't much room with this but it is great value for money.
--- Introduction ---
When I started university, I didn't realise all of the household items I would need to live on my own. In fact, it was only when I had been living away from home for about a week and I wanted to wear a dress that was all crumpled from being crammed into my washing basket that I realised I would need an iron. Seeing as I only had my student loan to live on, I didn't have big bucks to spend on an iron so I headed to Wilkinson to see if I could find a bargain. I wasn't intending to even buy an ironing board, I thought I could just use my counter tops but when I saw this product I thought it was the perfect product for me.
--- The Product ---
I was very impressed when I saw this ironing board, as I had not seen anything like it before. This product is a table top ironing board that is compact and designed to fit onto small surfaces. This was perfect for me as in my halls I didn't have a lot of space and a full size ironing board would have taken up my entire floor space! The small size of this ironing board means it is also very easy to store and I could easily tuck mine away at the bottom of my wardrobe.
The design of this ironing board is very stylish, with the polka dot cover being basic but trendy. I personally really like the polka dots and I think they make the product look like it costs more than it actually did. Although I wouldn't keep this ironing board out all of the time on my side due to space, I think the design is attractive enough that it would look nice on the side of most homes.
This ironing board is pretty standard, with a metal frame and a foam top, and a cotton cover over the top of it. The material is not particularly luxurious, but seeing as it is only really decorative this isn't a problem for me. The material is sufficiently heatproof and even after some tipsy uses where the iron has been left on the board for a long time, it has not set on fire or burnt, which I would say makes it pretty good! The metal frame is sturdy, and easily able to take the weight of an iron. The frame is also very level and does not wobble when I am ironing.
This ironing board was fairly inexpensive, only costing £8 from Wilkinsons. I have had my ironing board for two years now and it is still working well and looks pretty much identical to the day I brought it. I would say this is excellent value for money. Admittedly, I don't use my ironing board all that often and if you do ironing every day then this ironing board may not last as long as it has for me.
--- My Opinions ---
I really like this ironing board. It is perfect for my needs as it is very compact and small. It fits easily onto my counter top, which is the main bonus for me as it doesn't take up any floor space. This product is perfect for those who don't have lots of space as it is easily stored and really is very compact. I have found the quality of this product to be very good, with the material lasting well and despite the iron being left on it for fairly lengthy periods of time and the metal frame has not rusted or bent. The product looks pretty much the same as when I brought it, which I would say makes it excellent value for money. For a measly £8, I have gotten lots of use from this ironing board and it suits my needs perfectly.
I think if you do a lot of ironing, this board might not be the best as I am not sure how well it would withstand daily use. It is also not that long, so if you want to iron bedding or bigger items, you may struggle to fit them on this board easily. This board also doesn't have a cradle for your iron as many do, which might be frustrating for those who have lots of ironing to do.
Overall, I would recommend this ironing board to anyone who doesn't have lots of space but still wants to get their ironing done. It is very durable and for the price it cost, I think it is excellent value for money. I think for someone living on their own, or with a partner or friend who doesn't have lots of ironing to do regularly this is a perfect product.
I am a big fan of Wilkinsons (although I now see everything is branded "Wilko") and whenever I am in there I like to stock up on all the essential bits and bobs that a house could ever want. I have lived in my current flat for almost 4 years now, and for the first 3 we did not have an ironing board! It just seemed so much hassle as a) I hardly iron all that often to be honest and b) our small 2 bedroom flat really doesn't have much storage so keeping one would be almost impossible to pack away as there is nowhere for it to go! Our safest option was one of these small sized ironing boards, we used to have one from Ikea but it broke sometime before moving to this place so we got this as a replacement one from Wilkinson and it has served us quite well this past year!
This "Table Top" Ironing board (I do that as I use it either on the bed/floor/counter as opposed to a table lol) is quite a nifty little size, the board is 81 x 30cm which is a decent size. It has a metal frame which is merely covered with a piece of squidgy foam in the same shape as the ironing board. The foam doesn't really provide the greatest cushion and support as you would get on a large scale ironing board but it does the job fine. It has a nice purple polka dot design but with time and a few washing machine rinses the colour has significantly faded although this is easily combated with buying a new cover!
The ironing board has 4 metal legs which fold out from underneath the ironing board and allow it to stand upright. This makes the ironing board easy to "assemble" if you can call it that, as literally moving them the ironing board stands upright and folding them down it is packed away! Surprisingly, this ironing board is actually quite sturdy and I am able to rest my iron on it (once the ironing board is on a flat surface of course) whilst upright and does't wobble or shake and can easily hold it's own.
The ironing board is good for little items, like I can use it for my 4 year old daughters pleated skirt for her school uniform, and the occasional sheer top I might wear on a night out. My mum is a bulk ironer, and will always have tons of ironing to do from shirts, to bed sheets so I think this would certainly be unhelpful to her as it doesn't cover a huge amount of space so she would get frustrated with having to keep moving things to iron the entire surface. However, for little quick items it does the job brilliantly for me!
The best thing for us is it is compact to pack away at the end and so my bedroom looks a little less like a storage cupboard which is great! At the time I purchased it, it only cost £8 so it was really good value. It seems to be discontinued on the website, but should they bring it back I would recommend it as it does the job well and helps me iron in a hurry!
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During my visit to my local Wilkinson store I came across this Table Top Ironing Board which was priced at around £8.00. The ironing board had a few different colours to choose from, but all with the same Dot design on the cover. I thought £8.00 was quite reasonable for a ironing board, and considering mine had recently broke, I didn't hesitate to add this to my shopping trolley.
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The Wilko Ironing board has a polka dot design on the cover, and has an overall simple design. The Ironing board is made from metal material that consists of 4 metal legs which are small in length and a surface board that has a small cushion layer. The small legs are designed to enable it stand on top of a work surface or table of your choice, with the aim to save space took up by larger ironing boards that can tend to get in the way.
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Compact & Lightweight
One of the reasons why I opted for this Ironing board was due to its unique small legs, which meant that it wouldn't be taking up a lot of room when not in use. My old ironing board would stay upstairs in our spare room, but with kids running around it frequently became a bit of a safety issue, as sometimes my nephew would either nearly trip over the metal legs or nearly knock it over. Therefore this is why this Wilko Ironing board was ideal, as it meant I could easily store it away when not in use by sliding it underneath our bed as it was so thin and compact in size. It also meant more space in our spare room, and more room for my nephew to run around without me having to worry about him falling over or knocking over an ironing board table.
Its very easy to use, its lightweight so it takes minimal effort to pick up and place on a surface table. It saves me so much time in the mornings when I am already in a rush to get to work, instead it just takes seconds to set up and get using, as there is no fiddling around trying to carry a heavy board and trying to unfold the legs etc.
The Legs Support
I usually place this Wilko Ironing Board on our office desk, and find that the small legs when placed provide a good amount grip due to its rubber feet. The board measures approx 70 cm x 20 and therefore is decent size as well as being compact enough for easy storage. The four legs are positioned on each corner of the Ironing board, which I found ensured that the Board didn't keep slipping out of place while ironing, as you can imagine would be very dangerous when you have a hot iron in your hand.
The Surface Board
The surface board provides a good surface area for ironing, I can easily iron shirts and trousers, however larger items makes it a little difficult to iron as sometimes larger sized clothing doesn't fully fit the surface. The board has a thin cushioned material underneath the cover which provides good soft even padding while ironing out creases. I would say that the cushioning is relatively thin compared to my old ironing board, however it still provides sufficient support and padding to get the job done.
Cleaning The Cover
The cover is made from cotton material and is machine washable, so I just pop into the washing machine whenever it gets a little dirty. It is easy to remove as well as fix back on, as it is just the right size to fit the board without having spend ages trying to fix it back on.
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This is a good quality ironing board from Wilkinson, which is small, lightweight and compact in size while still having a good board size to iron standard size clothing. The only negative is that it is a bit difficult and time consuming trying to iron larger sized clothing, but for the price it is definitely an item I would still recommend.
I bought this Wilko Table Top ironing board about a year ago when I was looking on the Wilko website. I hadn't seen it in the stores and as soon as I saw it I ordered it straight away for £8 as it is something which I knew I would use. I have a standard size ironing board which I keep in a cupboard in the utility room which is where I do the ironing, but I often quickly iron a t-shirt or top on the kitchen worktop on a towel or tea towel which I have grabbed from the clothes airer from the conservatory when I am rushing around in the morning. I also use it to quickly re-iron tops which have been in my wardrobe for some time and I notice a few creases when I pass the mirror at the bottom of the stairs. I find this much easier and quicker getting the ironing board out of the cupboard and setting it up and as I keep this small ironing board in a gap in between two cupboards I just lift it up onto the worktop.
The ironing board came in a clear plastic wrapper and mine is pink with large white dots on. It has a thin foam layer underneath the cover which is 100% cotton, and the frame is a white metal. It measure 30cm x 81cm and is straight at one end with the other tapered in. There is not a plate like a normal ironing board to stand your iron on but as I use it on the worktop I just stand the iron on there. I would say as long as you put it on a flat even surface this will be okay. There are four small metal legs which fold out and lift the ironing board up to around 11cm tall. These legs have small rubber ends which helps to steady the ironing board and prevent it from slipping. I would say this is particularly important if you are using it on a worktop as there could be some moisture or spills on there from cooking.
This ironing board would not be suitable for your weekly ironing as it just isn't big enough but to use for tops and other smaller items it is perfect and it is so easy to move around. I find it very comfortable to use on the worktop as this is the ideal height for me to use without bending or stretching to use it. The cover isn't very thick and I am not sure how long it will last but mine hasn't started to wear through yet. You can buy replacement covers from Wilko or other stores cheap enough though.
I would recommend this portable ironing board for occasional use or when space is at a premium. It seems to be good quality and it is very functional.
I'm not a fan of ironing but like most adults I do need to have an iron and ironing board one in order to look smart for certain occasions, usually work meetings. I didn't want a big ironing board with long legs like my mum used to have as I remember it being permanently set up in the spare room and also being knocked over by us kids a few times. So this Wilko Table Top Ironing Board seemed like the right buy for me when I saw it in Wilkinsons.
The Wilko Table Top Ironing Board is a basic design of white metal and 4 small legs to keep it propped up above the table you're using it on. The legs don't slide around as they have rubber feet, although they do not offer very strong grip so you do have to be aware of this depending on the surface you are using the ironing board on. It has a polka dot cotton cover which is available in pink or blue, with large white dots. The cover is easy to remove and wash and put back on again. The board is covered in foam which the cover goes over and the board is very lightweight so super easy to move from room to room and to set up and put away.
The ironing board measures about 80cm by 30cm so it is very compact and easy to put away and out of sight. I keep it between two storage units so it is not even noticeable but easy to access when I need to use it. On the other hand though, the small size does make ironing larger items difficult, which is my husband's main complaint with this ironing board as his clothing items are much larger than mine. For only £6 I consider it a bargain as it is just right for my occasional ironing needs, and it is fairly durable as I have been using it for several months now. It is not a particularly impressive or versatile product however so I am only giving it 3 stars.
When we first moved in to our flat two years ago, before the start of another academic year, the flat came furnished so we didn't bring much household items with us. The landlord also supplied us with the iron and ironing board on top of everything else we might need for the day to day living. However, the ironing board that came with the house was a bit tatty and it broke after 6 months. We were busy but then and didn't have time to shop for a new ironing board. It was alright for a little while since my friend didn't iron her clothes (it was miraculous I have to say how her clothes look tidy and crisp even if she doesn't iron) and most of my outdoor wear don't need ironing as I wear baggy sweater and chiffon tops/dresses a lot. However, after living without a functioning ironing board for 3-4 weeks, I decided to get a small ironing board at least otherwise I can't wear my clothes made with cotton and other creaseable materials.
I turned to Wilkinson again to find a small ironing board with a reasonable price. I found this Wilko tabletop ironing board for £8.00 on their website and ordered for the store delivery, which means I don't have to pay the delivery charges. My order arrived three days later at the store, which was pretty quick.
This table top ironing board came nicely warpped for easy transportation. The ironing surface is measured at 81 x 30 cm, which is the size I wanted. However, it was a bit fiddly to carry it back home on the bus so I took a taxi back home. The ironing board is uprighted on 4 tiny metal legs fitted with the rubber stopper at the end, this comes to a height of 10 cm approximately.
The ironing board cover that comes with the product is made of 100% cotton, it is useable but the cover is pretty thin compared to the covers that comes with a full size ironing board. However, this ironing board is very flexible and light-weight so it makes it really easy to iron a few clothes every now and then. This comes in really handy when I have the urge to wear certain clothes but they have creases due to being squashed under piles of clothes or if they have just been washed the other day.
However, due to the rubber stoppers on the ends of the metal legs on this ironing board, I need to stablise it a little bit when I'm ironing otherwise the ironing board tends to slide a bit. I mostly use this on the coffee table and the dining table, both made of those synthetic woods.
I have had this for more than a year and I haven't had any major problems with this. The cover is getting slight tatty but for a £8.00 ironing board, it is pretty durable. Overall, I am very happy with the quality and functionality of this product and I think I get my money's worth.
Thank you for reading and reviewing. :) x
~~~ The back story ~~~
No matter how much or little ironing is done in a home, nearly everyone has an ironing board stashed somewhere.
I bought this tabletop ironing board two years ago, when I returned to staying in cramped hospital accommodation. Most of my clothing does not require ironing, which means that I use ironing boards infrequently. If I could get away with not owing an iron or a board, I would do so.
The second reason that I purchased a tabletop ironing board is that I love to sew. While this is currently also an infrequent event, when I do sew I really do require a sturdy ironing board to ensure the fabric is pressed well and any hems or fabric edges are ironed straight. Sewists will know that such an accessory can save much commuting between rooms!
~~~ The product ~~~
I bought this tabletop ironing board from Wilko's over two years ago. I paid £8. It comes in several different colours; I have monochromatic green.
This compact ironing board is designed for use on flat surfaces, such as a table. It is approximately 11cm tall when the two sets of legs are folded out for use. The legs have rubber feet protectors. It is covered in a thinly padded cotton-based material; the web site states that this is made from 100% cotton and that the ironing surface is 81 x 30cm.
~~~ My experience and thoughts ~~~
This lightweight, compact ironing board is affordable and good value for money. It is easy to move and small enough to store almost anywhere.
I use this ironing board to iron a skirt or shirt every month or so. The board is entirely suitable for this. It is also very appropriate for craft-based sewing. I have read elsewhere that sometimes the board can get off balance and become a little wonky, however I have not experienced this.
Additionally, I love that it is small enough to place on my desk in my workplace accommodation and that it takes up so little room when in or out of use.
Finally, I have not needed to wash the surface of the board so cannot comment on how easy is.
~~~ Recommended? ~~~
yes! Perfect for small homes and for craft rooms.
Like a lot of us ironing is something that has to be endured, its not the worst job in the world but its certainly not something I look forward to doing. I always do the bulk of my ironing once a week and any odd bits any of us need in the week I tend to do there and then. This was a pain having to get the ironing board from the garage, set it up just to do one item so I decided to buy a small table top ironing board that I could keep in the kitchen, my mum has been using this particular table top board for years so I decided to get the same one.
The Wilko Table Top Ironing Board came wrapped tightly in clear plastic, to be honest I cannot remember anything else about the packaging as I bought this almost a year ago.
The Table Top Board is made from white metal and comes with a foam base underneath the cover, the board measures approximately 81 x 30cm , this is all ironing area there is no place for the iron. Underneath there are 4 little metal legs which fold out, these make the board stand roughly 11 cm's high. The legs have little rubber feet attached them so the ironing board doesn't slip. As there is no iron space on the board I just stand my iron on a heat proof mat and this works fine.
As I mentioned I have been using this for almost a year and so far have been pleased with it, Its ideal for mornings when I need to quickly iron a top for work, its so much quicker to pop this on the work surface or dining table rather than getting the big one in from the garage. Its nice and compact so I just store it down the side of my fridge freezer.
This ironing board wouldn't be suitable for anything large but for smaller things such as T shirts, tops and shirts its ideal, I also know someone who bought this to use for craft projects.
One thing I really like about using this on the work surface is I don't have to bend or stoop, I have a problem with the muscles in my lower back, they are too short and I often suffer back pain so being able to stand up straight while ironing even a few bits really helps.
When my ironing board arrived the cover on it was yellow and orange, Wilko do state that the colours and designs of the cover vary and there's no guarantee what you will get. I must admit the cover that comes with the board is a bit on the thin side and after about 3 months I could start to see the pattern of the metal the ironing board is made from on the clothes, I was disappointed with this but it was soon solved with a new cover. Tesco do a really good one for table top ironing boards and this resolved the problem straight away.
The Wilko Table Top Ironing Board costs £8.00 and in my personal opinion its been worth every penny.