This is an electrical model that includes a motor timer, outlet, and safety disconnect switch along with a fixed position 42" ironing board. The standard length board coupled with the ventilated top provides an excellent surface for steam ironing. The sturdy telescoping steel support leg provide for outstanding stability. The sixty-minute motor timer turns on power to the built-in work light and the electrical outlet. The electrical cord wrap and restraints helps guide the cord over the board, eliminating potential snags. You can leave your iron plugged in at all times and when finished, store it while hot. A built-in safety switch disconnects all power when the board is returned to the upright position. The increased hot iron storage compartment allows for storage of most irons.