I bought this, not realising it came with a removable iron rest. What a difference! The cover is easy to fit, stays in place and gives good padding but the iron rest is a stroke of genius. The 'business' end of the ironing board where I rested the iron was always the part that wore out and became discoloured while the rest of the cover was still in good condition. Now, my cover is still like new after many uses and, should I need to use the full length of the board, the elasticated bands on the iron rest make it easy to slip off. Brilliant.