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Best Ironing Board Chair UK 

By  Carol

Thanks for taking your time to read our reviews on the best ironing chairs that are currently available on the UK market. We do a lot of research into products to try and really understand how they can help people out. What we found really interesting about chairs that will help you get through ironing, were also used for a whole range of other purposes.

Many people used these for a wide variety of tasks such as cooking, working at benches or desks, doing the dishes, doing some work in the garden, playing a musical instrument, reading, astronomy, etc. 

We noticed that this type of chair was bought by people suffering from various ailments such as back issues, problems with their legs or those who are trying hard to recover from surgery.

What Makes an Ironing Chair Different to a Normal Chair?

These chairs are designed to be able to help take the weight off your feet and legs for a short period of time. A few buyers referred to these as a "perch" rather than a seat. We like that description as it sums these up nicely.

These are fairly light (average weight 9 lbs) and they fold up quickly for storage. All of these chairs can be adjusted to different heights and that is of course really important.

They are not really designed for comfort, so not suitable for sitting on for any long period of time. They are comfortable enough though for short bursts of sitting up to about 30-45 minutes.

photo of Carol Manse

General Ironing Board Chair Information

There is not massive choice for this type of ironing chair on the UK market. The huge majority of people, who are healthy and well, will simply stand up to do their ironing, or other standing type jobs around the home.

So, the reality is, people who need a chair like this really fall into two groups. My mum, who is in her 80s likes to have one of these around the kitchen, and uses it for some light ironing, cooking, working with plants and her washing up. She likes her independence, and this type of chair really helps her out.

The other group of people who would consider this type of chair, are those who suffer from back pain, or who simply can't spend a lot of time standing up. There can be a whole range of reasons for this, but a chair like this can help them get off their feet, and still be able to get some things done.

Our List of Ironing Board Chairs

We found 4 options, which we think are worth considering, and we have listed these below.

MSV Ironing seat- Overall Winner

88% buyer satisfaction based on 300+ online buyer reviews

When we do our research, we take account of buyer rating and reviews, and also value for money. This is not the best seller on the UK market, but overall we think it is the best value for money choice.

At around £30 it is around the average price, but it also has the highest buyer satisfaction rating of 88%

The maximum weight for this chair is 100 Kg (15.5 Stones or 220 lbs) - if you are heavier than this, don't buy this one as the structure will not support you

There are 5 different height adjustments that range between 60 cm to 80 cm (24" to 30")

This chair is made from tubular steel with a white plastic coating and a black coloured seat.

Our Thoughts

The chair is made in France and has a nice designed look. The base is really well balanced and gives you a secure feeling when sitting on it. It folds away for easier storage and it is light in weight so easy to move around.

People do use this for a whole variety of purposes in the home, the garage or the shed.

Leifheit Multi Seat Niveau- Best Seller

86% buyer satisfaction based on 700+ online buyer reviews

This is the best seller on the UK market, but it is twice the price of other chairs on our list, so please be aware of that.

You can buy it either in a white colour or as a chrome option so you do have a little choice.

The maximum weight for this chair is 100 Kg (15.5 Stones or 220 lbs) - if you are heavier than this, don't buy this one as the structure will not support you

There are 13 different height adjustments that range between 45 cm to 85 cm (18" to 33")

The measurement between the chair legs is 41.5 cms (16") which is handy to know if you are tight for space.

It comes with a 5 year guarantee.

Our Thoughts

The chair is made of tubular steel and then covered with either a plastic white coating or has been chromed depending on which style you prefer. The adjustable height is easy to set, and it folds away very easily.

The seat is made from plywood which has been covered, so it's not a seat of luxury by any stretch of the imagination. It does however allow you to perch comfortably enough. Buyers said that it really helps take the pressure off their back and make their life that bit more comfortable.

Wenko Standing/Ironing Aid - Highest Rated

90% buyer satisfaction based on 300+ online buyer reviews

When we were reading the many reviews on ironing chairs, this one does get the highest overall buyer satisfaction rating at 90%

At under £30, we also think this chair is good solid value for money.

This is a white coloured chair with ablack coloured seat

There are  different height adjustments that range between 60 cm to 78 cm (24" to 30")

The measurement between the chair legs is 47 cms (18.5") which is handy to know if you are tight for space.

Our Thoughts

One thing we always check for is a guarantee and this model has a full 5 year guarantee. Out of all the chairs this model also has the most comfortable seat. the majority of buyers who purchased this suffered from hip or leg pain. Having this chair allowed them to do a range of tasks, as it allowed them to partially or temporarily rest their back and legs.

Ribelli Ironing Support

86% buyer satisfaction based on 250+ online buyer reviews

This chair sells really well on the UK market. Many people also use this type of chair for craft work and at other times when they need a break from standing all of the time

It can hold weights of up to 100 Kg (15.5 Stones or 220 lbs)

It can be adjusted in height from 58 - 72 cm

Most buyers like this because of the slightly larger seat and the back support. - it is also worth mentioning that the back support has a cover that is easy to remove for washing.

It folds down for easier storage

Our Thoughts

When we read through the many reviews, the only complaints we could find about this chair was that the seat is uncomfortable if being used for a longer period of time. The seats on all of this type of ironing chair are pretty much the same.

There is not a lot of padding, and the seat is made of wood to make it strong enough to sustain the weight. For perching this type of seat works OK, and it is not really designed for full weight sitting. This chair is well enough made and feels sturdy enough. Many buyers really liked the distinct orange colour.

Ironing Chair Alternatives.

The reality is that there is not a massive choice for this type of chair. As we mentioned earlier the huge majority of people will stand up to do their ironing. Many homes with both parents working now simply send their laundry out to be ironed. We understand that both of these options are fine, if you are fit and healthy, or have enough money to be able to afford getting the ironing done.

These chairs are however an alternative for people who simply are in pain if they have to stand too long. 

Wall Mounted Ironing Boards

90% buyer satisfaction based on 400+ online buyer reviews

One alternative is to have a wall mounted ironing board. This type of board attaches to the wall, and you bring it down when you want to do your ironing.

That will allow you to get a chair underneath it as there are no ironing board legs in the way. Likewise you can use a small stool if you prefer.

These are also a good option if you are tight for space. Some people attach these to a door so as when the door is closed they are out of sight.

Table Top Ironing Boards

88% buyer satisfaction based on 800+ online buyer reviews

Another alternative is to have a table top ironing board. This type of board simply sits on a table, and you take it out when you want to do your ironing.

That allows you to get a chair underneath the table and you can then iron from your favourite chair.

These then typically hang up by a hook on the back of a door or a wall.

This type of solution works well for smaller items such as shirts and trousers. It doesn't really work for larger items like sheets

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Carol


I hope that you find my How to articles helpful as I know that ironing can be a real chore. On this website, I have tried to help out with buying guides and reviews for the many forms of ironing.

Carol Manse

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