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Ironman – the pop art ironing board

Probably the first – and last – time we feature an ironing board on Retro To Go. But stick with us, because the Ironman is a cut above any others you’ve seen.

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Ironman takes a human form, which makes ironing your shirts easier – his broad chest provides a greater surface area. Better still, his legs allow you to slip over trousers and shorts, which again should make life easier. It’s also very sturdy – featuring an ultra-strong woven steel mesh ‘body’ on a lightweight (but strong) tubular frame.

But best of all – you can choose the coloue your Ironman comes in – and you can customise it. Slip on the Union Jack cover to have the ultimate pop art ironing board (especially good if you have the Union Jack Smeg fridge). And if you’re a US reader, you’ll be pleased to know there’s a Stars and Stripes version too.

It’s available now from Firebox for just under £100.

Find out more at the Firebox website

  • marian

    The ironman ironing board is a waste of money, and I wish I’d never bought it. The hole in the head through which the iron plug is supposed to go through is way too small for a U.K. plug, so there is no secure site for the iron to rest. The chest part of the board is too short for shirts, etc. to be ironed flat, so they take twice as long to do. The legs aren’t long enough to press trousers properly. And becuase of the gap between the legs you can’t iron sheets, duvets, etc unless you fold them over and over to fit the chest part.
    It’s a cumbersome, heavy thing to position too.
    I’ve had enough and shall be taking it to the recycling yard, and replacing it with a traditional board. I used to enjoy ironing; now I’m left frustrated and rue the day that I was conned by the advertising and parted with so much money for something that is hardly fit for the job.
    So please don’t be taken in, like I was, with all the hype.