COCO Bidet 9500R/RS Review

The COCO Bidet 9500R/RS

With nearly every conceivable feature, the COCO Bidet 9500 is impressive on paper, but doesn’t quite stack up in a real bathroom.

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ProsCons
High quality wand and nozzlePoor customer service
So many featuresNo single feature works amazingly well
Functional remoteTankless heating isn't truly immediate or endless
Good price

First, the basics:

  • This is a bidet seat, so it will be replacing your old toilet seat.
  • It is electric, you will need access to a power outlet (three pronged).
  • Available in elongated (R) or round (RS) 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 separate remote controls all functions.
  • One-year full and three-year limited manufacturer’s warranty.

The features:

 

 

 

 

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  • Aluminum coated three-in-one wand (posterior, feminine and enema modes)
    • Wand has two nozzles.
      • One posterior nozzle covers all basic bidet functions (pulsating, oscillating, etc.) and the enema feature.
      • Anterior nozzle has a more diffuse spray pattern for feminine cleaning.
  • Tankless water heating
    • Heats water quickly and on-demand .
  • Adjustable nozzle position
    • Can move the nozzle to desired position.
    • Works for all wash modes.
  • Oscillating (listed as “massage”)
    • The wand moves back and forth for a more thorough clean.
    • Works with both the posterior and feminine cleansing options.
  • Pulsating
    • Pulses of water can provide therapeutic effects for sufferers of hemorrhoids or constipation.
  • Enema mode
    • Turns the pressure to 11 in order to remove the most stubborn of particles.
  • Child mode
    • Adjusts the pressure and nozzle position for kids.
    •  Provides one minute of oscillating cleanse followed by three minutes of drying time so you child only needs to press one button.
  • Nozzle self clean
    • Douses the nozzle with water.
    • Works automatically before and after each use.
  • Warm-air dryer
    • Heats with Far Infrared in addition to heated air.
      • Far Infrared uses long wavelength infrared waves to penetrate and heat more than air.
      • Completely safe and used in numerous other consumer products such as hair dryers and food processing.
  • Deodorizer
    • Uses activated carbon and a small fan to cycle the air from inside the bowl.
  • Four user profiles
    • Water pressure and nozzle position are saved.
  • Small LED night light
    • The COCO name lights up on the outer lid.
  • Adjustable water pressure
  • Adjustable water temperature
  • Adjustable seat temperature
  • Seat sensor
    • Locks all functions unless someone is seated on the unit.
  • Self Diagnosis
    • Monitors the unit’s operation and can determine where a problem stems from.
  • “Learning” eco-mode
    • COCO Bidet has a similar process to TOTO, where the seat will learn when to conserve power by analyzing times when the unit is and isn’t used.
  • Slow closing lid
  • Can support up to 280 pounds

 

 

 


COCO BIDET 9500R Remote

A look at the 9500’s remote. Solid and smartly designed.


The Pros:

  • Price-performance ratio is high
    • More features than you’d expect for the price.
  • Aluminum-coated nozzle
    • Always a plus, COCO Bidet has made an attractive, compact wand that is durable and functional.
  • Cleaning is effective
    • The spray pattern and pressures combine for a satisfying clean and fresh feeling.
  • Easy to install
  • Nice remote
    • The remote is responsive and generally easy to operate.  There are some functions (like setting/using user profiles and extending the wand for manual cleaning) that you will need to read the manual to learn the right button combination for.

The Cons:

  • Customer service is lacking
    • Many customers report having to pay shipping to and from the Oklahoma service center (amounts to over $50) even though their unit was still under the full one year warranty.
  • Tankless heating isn’t immediate or unlimited
    • The heating unit takes anywhere from 3-10 seconds to adjust the water to your desired temperature.
    • The desired heat can be maintained for 1.5-2 minutes until cooling off a bit (still comfortable, but noticeably cooler.
  • Flimsy lid
    • The lid is a cheap plastic shell that cannot be sat on.
  • Weak dryer
    • Despite the incorporation of far infrared technology, the dryer still takes just as long as most other bidet seats.

Final Thoughts:

The COCO 9500R/RS is a jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none device.  For the price, its a good buy as it packs in every feature you can think of.  Everything fulfills its purpose, but not exceptionally.

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