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Brabantia Ironing Board size C, 124x45cm
on 8 June 2012
I am delighted with the large size of this board, particularly the width. It is very nicely padded and has a plain Ecru coloured cotton cover which I like as it doesn't give me a headache when I am ironing, unlike some other very colourful, wild patterned covers! In order to protect the new cover I bought an additional one from Brabantia in the same colour and put it on straight away. This has added to the padding so I now have a great surface to iron on.
I would give this board 5 stars if the release handle was on the side nearest to you when you're ironing i.e. for a right handed person like me. As it is, it is positioned on the other side of the board which makes it a bit difficult to reach and release in one easy movement - however I'm getting used to it now! I always buy Brabantia products (I also have one of their outdoor rotary driers which is still going strong after 25 years!!)) as they are extremely solid, good designs, well made and last for ever! I've donated my last, smaller, ironing board (also a Brabantia) to my son hence the need for a new one for me.
The steam iron rest works well but, as mentioned in other reviews, you have to be careful when putting the holder down flat after use as it may be hot - this is only common sense after all! The heat is not an issue if you leave your iron on the rest to cool down before you put the whole lot away!
Go and buy a cheaper board if you must, however I guarantee it will fall to bits long before a Brabantia one! Great service and quick delivery from this company. Highly recommended.