Thanks for taking your time to read our detailed information about laundry and ironing accessories. We also include many accessories that we found to be useful for anyone with a utility room, that they use primarily for laundry purposes.
Most UK buyers will be aware of washing machines, tumble dryers, steam irons, steam generator irons, steam presses, and garment steamers. These are all popular items for laundry and the various types of ironing choices.
All of the above can be improved if you have the right accessories. That is what we explain on this page, and you may be surprised at the wide range of products that are available.
Other Ironing Options
Most people will be familiar with the steam iron, the steam generator iron, ironing presses and garment steamers. There are however a few other, more unorthodox options that appear to suit some people. We have included those below.
The main choices in the UK are from the Corby of Windsor brand, and are a convenient way of ironing trousers.
ELECTRIC CLOTHES DRYERS
These ensure that your clothes dry faster and is a great choice for an apartment or small spaces.
IRON ON HEAT PRESS
These are the perfect solution for anyone who likes to iron transfers to t-shirts, bags etc
Ironing Board Covers
There is a wide range of ironing board covers for both steam iron boards and the larger steam generator ironing boards. Most people will be aware of the standard covers. However, there are also some useful cover accessories, which we think can be very useful. We have included those below.
STEAM IRON BOARD COVERS
There are lots of sizes, brands and styles of board covers for the many steam irons in the UK.
STEAM GENERATOR COVERS
There are lots of sizes, brands and styles of board covers for steam generator irons.
IRON BOARD COVER CLIPS
Fed up with your ironing board cover slipping, then check these out as a useful solution.
IRONING FELT PADS
TABLE TOP COVERS
IRONING PROTECTIVE CLOTHS
IRONING TRAVEL MATS
Iron & Ironing Board Storage
Storing irons and ironing boards can be a real pain in the butt. These are bulky and quickly use up space in a cupboard. Unless you are fortunate enough to have some type of utility room, then the options are limited. The good news is that there are some really useful options which we have included below.
IRON BOARD STORAGE
Most of the modern irons do have some form of automatic cleaning function. The steam generator iron typically uses a filter or a cartridge, but there may be times when the sole of the iron gets dirty, if for example, you accidentally iron a transfer on a t-shirt. There are some useful iron cleaners available and you can read about those below.
IRON SOLEPLATE CLEANERS
HOT IRON CLEANERS
Other Ironing Aids and Gadgets
We did find a number of laundry related gadgets when we were doing our general laundry research. We gathered those up, checked if they were actually of any practical use, and have included these just below.
IRONING DOOR HOOKS
IRON FRAGRANCE WATER
IRON FLEX GUIDES
IRONING STARCH SPRAY
IRONING DEIONISED WATER
Utility Room Ideas
If you are fortunate enough to have a utility room, then the key benefit of that is you can keep all laundry related activity in that one place. Instead of ironing cluttering up your kitchen, the machines can stay in the utility room, along with all your other laundry equipment.
Just below we have given you some useful suggestions on other laundry products that you may find useful to have in your utility room.
IRONING CLOTHES HANGERS
CLOTHES AIRING RACKS
RETRACTABLE WASHING LINES
WALL MOUNTED HANGERS
Ioron On patches, Names, Letters etc
Primarily these are used to put names on school clothes for kids. They can of course have a variety of other uses for sports and hobbies, Below we have put together some of our favourite collections.
IRON ON PATCHES
IRON ON NAME LABELS
IRON ON TRANSFER PAPER
IRON ON HEMMING TAPE
IRON ON LETTERS & NUMBERS
IRON ON BADGES