Novita Slimline BN-330 Review

The Novita Slimline BN-330

Kohler has teamed up with Novita to create an entry level bidet with some high-level features.

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ProsCons
Instantaneous heated waterNo pulsating/massage function
Slim profileWeak dryer
Strong, sittable lidOnly supports up to 280 pounds
Stainless steel wand
Fits both one and two-piece toilets

First, the basics:

  • This is a bidet seat, so it will be replacing your old toilet seat.
  • It is electric, so you will need access to a power outlet (three pronged).
  • Available in elongated or round sizes.
  • It comes in white only.
  • You will need a phillips-head screwdriver (and possibly a flat-head screwdriver, depending on how your old toilet seat is mounted) for installation.
  • All other installation components are included.
  • A side panel (the attached remote) controls all functions.
  • The stainless steel nozzle self-cleans and retracts after each use.
  • Three-year manufacturer’s warranty with the option for a six-year extended warranty.

The features:

 

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  • Stainless steel nozzle
    • Dual nozzles for both posterior and feminine cleaning.
  • Tankless water heating
    • Heats water instantly and on-demand so you don’t ever run out.
  • Oscillating
    • The wand moves back and forth for a more thorough clean.
    • Works with both the posterior and feminine cleansing options.
  • Turbo mode
    • Cranks the pressure to maximum to annihilate any stubborn, sticky residue.
  • Nozzle self clean
    • Douses the nozzle with water.
    • Works automatically before and after each use, but can also be used manually.
  • Warm-air dryer
  • Adjustable nozzle position
    • Can move the nozzle to desired position.
    • Works for all wash modes.
  • Adjustable water pressure
    • Three levels.
  • Adjustable water temperature
    • Three levels.
  • Adjustable seat temperature
    • Three levels.
  • Adjustable dryer temperature
    • Three levels.
  • Supports up to 280 pounds (127 kg)
  • Eco-mode
    • Normal and Super.
    • Normal lowers the seat temperature and water temperature while the seat is unoccupied, adjusting it to your preferred setting once you sit down.
    • Super will cut the voltage completely to the seat and water heater until you sit down.
  • Slow closing lid

 


The Pros:

  • Tankless water heating (this deserves its own bullet point, in my opinion)
    • The water is heated instantly, not in a tank.
    • This provides the user with instant, endless warm water and is a major value to households with multiple people lining up to use the bathroom in the mornings.
  • Other premium features
    • The stainless steel wand with two nozzles is a wonderful addition.
    • Novita has made the lid incredibly strong, so no worries about sitting on it.
    • A very slim (five inches tall (12.7 cm)) profile does wonders for streamlining the Novita’s look.
  • Easy to install
    • Not unique to the Slimline, but still worth noting.
  • Fits both one- and two-piece toilets (!)
    • Not many other inexpensive bidets can boast this feature.
    • Quite exciting for those with attractive one-piece toilets who have been looking for a bidet seat to no avail.
  • A three-year-long manufacturers warranty
    • A very generous warranty compared to most other bidets in this price range.

The Cons:

  • No pulsating water option
    • This is a feature I really love that helps  with constipation, hemorrhoids and simply feels great.  Sad to see it’s lacking here.
  • Only supports 280 pounds
    • Many people with a heavier frame choose bidets for their ease of use compared to using toilet paper.  It’s unfortunate that many who need a bidet won’t be able to choose this model.
  • The dryer
    • As with many bidet dryers, it isn’t quite powerful enough to dry you if you’re in a hurry, usually taking up to five minutes.

Final Thoughts:

This bidet-seat packs a surprising amount of premium features into its slim body.  The tankless water heating is an absolute wonder at this price, and the durable lid and wand are both indicators of a durable, long-lasting unit.  If you aren’t heavier than the 280 pound weight limit, don’t require a pulsating spray for various reasons, and know what to expect with a typical bidet dryer, this is one of the best sub $300 bidets on the market.

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