The Best TOTO Bidets

TOTO has too many solid bidets to pick only one as the Best TOTO Bidet.

It’s true; these Japanese bidet-smiths have been crafting the finest bidets and toilets in all-the-land for countless centuries (well, since 1917 at least).

To help choose the best TOTO bidet for you, we’ll look at the best of what TOTO has to offer in three categories: best value, best overall, and a wildcard pick.


Let’s hit the floor running with the best value TOTO bidet: The TOTO C100

The TOTO C100 is a very handsome bidet.

I’ve gone on and on about how the TOTO C100 is just the best thing ever for those of us with a more frugal approach to bidet buying. 

Coming in at around $360 at most retailers, the TOTO C100 packs so much under the lid, it blows my mind every time I think about it.

Check out the current price of the TOTO C100 here.

With premium features that are usually reserved for the $500 and above club, TOTO has created one of the best value bidets. Period.

Those features I’m swooning over include both a deodorizer AND a warm-air dryer. In this price bracket, you can usually choose one, but rarely both.

Another feature I’m in love with and totally surprised to see at this price is a pre-misting function which will  coat the bowl with a mist of water as soon as you sit down.

This is especially useful for those of us with eco-friendly low-flow toilets. The lower water level can sometimes lead to some, erm, “evidence” being left behind on the inner bowl after a session. Not with TOTO’s pre-mist!

A short and sweet demonstration of TOTO’s premist function.

There’s also a soft rear cleansing feature which is a more diffuse, gentle spray that is not expected at this price point, but absolutely welcome.

In addition to these incredible top-tier features, you get everything else that one would expect from an electric bidet-seat. 

Heated seats, heated water, adjustable temperatures for both, adjustable nozzle position and water pressure as well as an oscillating function for the nozzle which wiggles it back and forth, cleaning a wider area. 

Most importantly, it also includes a gentle frontal cleanse for the ladies. If you’re a woman or live with one, this feature is required!

In the end, the TOTO C100 is sure to provide everything needed for someone looking to get their first bidet, or even someone looking to upgrade from an entry level. For something you’re going to use every day, you really can’t go wrong with the Best Value TOTO bidet, the TOTO C100.

Also, check out our review of the TOTO C100 for a more comprehensive analysis.


Next up we’ve got the best overall TOTO bidet: The TOTO S550e.

The contemporary version of the TOTO s550e washlet
The TOTO S550e and its remote.
*drool*

I’ve gushed over this bidet more than any other, and for good reason.

The TOTO S550e ticks every box on the Best Bidet checklist.

It looks beautiful.

It packs in every conceivable feature.

It’s reliable and well constructed.

And for all that it does, is very reasonably priced.

Check the current price of the TOTO S550e here.

Auto opening/closing seat and lid, a warm-air dryer, deodorizer, instantaneously heated water, EWATER+ spray, a sleek remote and all the features you’d expect when it comes to the bidet itself. 

While you may be familiar with the features listed above, I’m sure more than a few of you may be left wondering “What the heck is EWATER+?”

Well, it isn’t a gimmick. EWATER+ uses some basic chemistry to keep your toilet clean. The TOTO S550e electrolyzes water, creating a mild acid that aids in cleaning your toilet bowl.

A quick peek at what TOTO’s EWATER+ is all about.

This solution is sprayed into your toilet bowl as a mist before and after each visit. In practice, it’s surprisingly effective in saving us from needing to use that nasty toilet brush.

These features and the high degree of quality control TOTO implements with this premium unit, and you’ve got an unparalleled luxury bidet.

To get a fuller idea of why this is the Best TOTO Bidet, check out our review of the TOTO S550e.


Wildcard time, baby! The TOTO C200 – The bidet I really want to write about that just doesn’t fit into a proper category.

The TOTO C200 with remote control operation.
The TOTO C200 with remote control operation.

Nearly edging out the TOTO C100 as the king of value, the TOTO C200 comes extremely close to dethroning (pun intended) the C100.

The C200 is about $50 more expensive than the C100.

Check out the current price of the TOTO C200 here.

What do you get for the added expense? 

Well, you get a very sexy remote, a pulsating water mode and more settings for water, air and seat temperature (5 vs. 3) .

The remote is wonderful for those with mobility limitations, as sometimes the control panel can be tough to reach. It also lends a more streamlined look to the toilet.

The pulsating water mode is extremely useful for those of us who suffer from the occasional bout of constipation. The gentle pulses are kind of like a massage and will relax the muscles, allowing you to “go” more easily.

If these features are calling out to you, consider the TOTO C200, and also take a peek at our more in-depth article The TOTO C100 vs. The TOTO C200.

TOTO C200 Review

 

How does the TOTO C100’s younger, more tech savvy brother -the TOTO C200- compare?

See up to the minute pricing on the C200 HERE.

The TOTO C200 has a lot in common with TOTO’s king-of-entry-level-bidets, the TOTO C100.

How similar ARE they?

The features the C200 shares with the C100 are exactly what makes the C100 (and therefore the C200) so great.  Features you would never expect in a budget-friendly bidet:

It has an amazing pre-mist function which makes your bowl a slip n slide for turds.  No more scraping off lil brownies from the sides of your toilet bowl.

There’s a deodorizer – erases all odorous evidence which makes it perfect for taking a stealthy dump while company is over.

The warm-air dryer allows you to have a totally hands-free experience.  That’s right, hands-free.  Sit down, do your business, push a button on the remote to clean, push another to dry, voila – you’re done.  No reaching down into the shadow realm to poke around a poopy hole above a fetid swamp of poopy water.  So much poop being avoided here, it’s really marvelous and my favorite thing about high-end bidets (especially those with budget friendly prices, like the C100/C200).

And of course, the standard bidet wash and the feminine frontal wash with the option to change the stream from wide to narrow, both with adjustable nozzle positions.

The TOTO C200 vs C100

So, am I paying more for the same bidet just with a remote?

Nearly!  But, not quite.

TOTO would (IMHO) be justified to simply pump out the same bidet, change the control panel for a remote and charge more.  Other companies have done it (and with a much higher $$$ premium for the simple luxury of having a remote), but TOTO has also added a pulsating/massage cleansing mode AND two custom user profiles to retain the perfect set of parameters for the ultimate booty cleanse every time.

TOTO made the C200 sleeker, sexier, and also more feature-packed than the C100, all for around $60 more than the C100. 

Some, ahem, OTHER companies have ONLY added a remote, yet upped the price by $100.

I give serious props to TOTO for their ability to produce a seriously well-built and endlessly functional bidet without giving into the easy temptation to gouge the customer’s wallet.

If you’re looking for the best budget-friendly bidet seat (or washlet, as TOTO calls them) with a remote, look no further than the TOTO C200, the king of sensible washlet upgrades.

 

The Best Brondell Bidets, 2018

Oh, Brondell.  I’d sing an ode to your bidets if I weren’t a bidet disguised as a human who writes about bidets and therefore unable to sing.

Brondell has been in the competitive bathroom scene since 2003 and since then has become one of the most well-know bidet and toilet makers.

Let’s take a lil peek at their best bidets so far in 2018.


Brondell Swash 1400

See up to the minute pricing HERE.

The Brondell Swash 1400 washlet bidet seat comes in two colors, white and biscuit.

Biscuit on the left, white on the right.

Brondell’s top of the line bidet still ranks as its best.  With one of the most beautiful shapes and ominous yet wise looking sensor areas, the Brondell Swash 1400 is one of the best looking bidets around.

In fact, I love this bidet so much, they used to call me Big Swash Dude or BROdell back in high school.

The reasons I love the Swash 1400 bidet are two-fold.


First, and most obviously, are the features

The Brondell Swash 1400 has dual steel nozzles and a warm air dryer which can both be seen here.

The Brondell Swash 1400 has dual steel nozzles and a warm air dryer which can both be seen here.

There are all the features one could expect of a high-end bidet and even a few more.

For example, the Brondell Swash 1400 lets you control the width of the spray – meaning that you can choose from a concentrated, narrow spray to a wide, softer spray.

There is also a little dash of sci-fi in the nozzle.  It is sterilized by silver nano-particles which literally rip bacteria and viruses apart.  Intense.  Metal.

The dryer is quite effective, as is the deodorizer – which, thank God, can be replaced easily, as needed.

Oh!  And I almost forgot to mention the two programmable user settings.

The Swash 1400 certainly makes it pretty darn easy to clean yer ass.


The second reason the Swash 1400 bidet reigns supreme is its looks.

I'm a sucker for night lights and the Brondell Swash 1400 has a glorious one.

I’m a sucker for night lights and the Brondell Swash 1400 has a glorious one.

While it isn’t doing anything necessarily mind-blowing/avant garde (nobody is asking for an avant garde bidet…yet), it checks all the right boxes as far as style goes.

Resembling other bidets in Brondell’s lineup, the Swash 1400 has sexy lines, and a hinge that frames the area which houses the guts that make this bidet tick.

The shape of the seat conforms nicely to most any batoot, and the hidden rear pocket stows away the unsightly power cables and water lines, leading to a sleek, minimal look.

Speaking of sleek and minimal, the Swash 1400 is thin, due mostly to its use of a ceramic core heating system which instantly heats water on-demand and forgoes the need for a large water reservoir system.

When push comes to shove, the Brondell Swash 1400 is the best bidet easily available in the USA.  I’m a huge fan.



Next up is actually a very similar bidet, but in the neighborhood of $200 less.

Brondell Swash 1000

See up to the minute pricing HERE.

The Brondell Swash 1000 is quite similar to the Brondell Swash 1400.  They both share a ceramic core instant water heating system, oscillating dual nozzles with silver nanoparticle sterilization, a warm air dryer and a deodorizer.

If these features sound good enough, then, hey, my job is done and you can just go ahead and buy that butt buffer.

If you need a little more convincing, read on.


The features on the Brondell Swash 1000 toss it right up into the “super ultra luxury bidet” category.

As mentioned earlier, the Swash 1000 has instantaneously heated water, a warm air dryer, two stainless steel nozzles which tear bacteria and viruses apart with badass silver nanoparticles, and a deodorizer.

What The Swash 1000 lacks versus the Swash 1400 is either going to make you triumphantly shout out: “Heh!  I never needed all those bells and whistles anyway.  All I want is a clean booty.” OR “Ehhhh, well….. I love night lights, hidden cables, user profiles and replaceable deodorizers.”

Brondell Swash 1000 versus Brondell Swash 1400

The Brondell Swash 1000 on the left and the Brondell Swash 1400 on the right.

Maybe I should have used a spoiler tag up there, but in short, the main differences between the Swash 1000 and the Swash 1400 come down to aesthetic changes.

  • The Swash 1000 doesn’t have a hidden compartment to clean up the look of the water and power connections.
  • It also doesn’t have a night light (personally, something I gotta have, but I know many couldn’t care less).
  • There have also been some cosmetic changes to the Swash 1400 that aren’t seen on the Swash 1000, such as contouring the base of the unit to better blend in with the toilet, creating a more seamless look.

Honestly, though, I love the look of both.


Earlier, it may have sounded like I was bashing the Swash 1000, but that’s far from the case (wouldn’t be on this list, otherwise)

In reality, many of the things it lacks ARE just extras and don’t actually directly contribute to a bidets prime directive: clean asses.

The features of the Brondell Swash 1000 are completely focused on booty blasting, posterior polishing, rear refreshing cleanliness.

This makes it a wonderful buy for those looking for a nice starter bidet that accomplishes its main goal in a satisfying and effective manner.

BioBidet BB1000 vs. BB2000. A closer look.

Ahhhh, BioBidet.

One of the top contenders in the fight to be recognized as the major player in the battle of the bidets.

Along with the likes of TOTO, Brondell, Novita and others, BioBidet is one of the most prominent manufacturers of bidets – both electric and mechanical – and consistently makes innovative, quality bidets.

Two bidets from BioBidet have left lots of people wondering which one provides the best value: the BB1000 and BB2000.  

See the current price for the BB1000 and BB2000.

Bottom Line Up Front

To save you a smidge of time, I’ll give you the verdict right off the bat:

The BB2000 is a clear winner in every category.  The looks, features and value provided are leagues ahead of the BB1000.

While some of the BB2000’s features aren’t revolutionary, the whole suite is simply a much better package than what you’d get with the BB1000.

Unless you’re truly strapped for cash and have a surprising fondness for the appearance of the BB1000, the BB2000 is definitely the way to go.

Read on to see for yourself how we’ve come to this conclusion.

Major Differences

To make the arduous task of selecting the proper poop-chute shiner a bit more bearable, we’ll start off with the major differences between these titans of tush cleaning.

The Look

The BB1000’s remote (top) looks like an outdated relic compared with the BB2000’s refined lines (bottom).

 

In my opinion, BioBidet have really missed the mark with the BB1000.

It has been compared to a “medical device fit for a retirement home” and honestly, I agree.

It’s big, bulky, sterile-looking (in a repulsive, hospital kinda way) and so far from sexy that giving it an Ed Hardy sleeveless T-shirt and slathering it in hair gel couldn’t make it look worse.

Even the remote for the BB2000 (you can choose either black  or white) looks sleeker and more modern.

The BB2000 however, while not a feast for the eyes, is much more pleasant to behold. 

With some nice curves and a slimmer profile due to its lack of a water heating reservoir, the BB2000 is a bidet seat fit for most toilets.

Instantaneous Heating

Besides the look (and majorly contributing it) of the two bidets, the second major difference between them is the BB2000’s instantaneous heating system versus the BB1000’s reservoir heating system.

When it comes to actually using these two systems, you probably won’t notice much of a difference.

The BB1000 has ample water to clean your rear – unless you expect multiple people to be using the seat in quick succession.  In that case, the latter users may get the shaft as whoever got in there first has most likely used a good deal of the warm water already.

The BB2000 doesn’t encounter this problem as its water is heated instantly and continuously.  Feel euphoric as infinite amounts of warm water caress your ass.

Stainless Steel Nozzle

The BB2000’s stainless steel nozzle is easier to clean and more hygienic.

The BB2000 has a stainless steel nozzle and the BB1000 does not.

In my opinion, a stainless steel nozzle is a feature that any bidet I’m going to buy should have.

Stainless steel is more durable, looks better, is easier to clean and is a more hostile environment for bacteria, viruses and fungi.

Hydro Flush

Cleaning from the inside out, BioBidet claims the BB2000 offers superior hygiene, although the jury is still out on if that’s entirely true.

The BB2000 has this feature, the BB1000 does not.  What it is refers to the way the nozzle of the BB2000 is cleaned by blasting water through the nozzle from the inside-out to more thoroughly sterilize it.

This is opposed to the way most other bidets simply run water over the outside of the nozzle to remove any nasty lil-bits that may have found their way onto the nozz.

Now, whether this is actually going to increase the cleanliness of your dump sessions is still up for debate as other bidets without this feature have been sufficiently cleaning asses for many many years without issue.

The bottom line on this feature is: if it makes you feel more comfortable knowing the inside of the nozzle can be cleaned at will, BioBidet’s Hydro Flush feature may be worth it for you.

Belted Nozzle Cleaning

The motorized nozzles on the BB2000 are able to move more precisely and more quickly than other bidet nozzles.

Basically, this means they can quickly shimmy in and out as the outside is being cleaned with water to more throughly remove anything on the outside of the nozzle.

The motor operated nozzle is also able to be more precisely adjusted than other nozzles, although how much this is going to affect your morning session is up for you to decide.

Most bidets have several positions for the wand/nozzle to allow for a customized fit for each user.  BioBidet’s motorized nozzle technology on the BB2000 allows for much smaller and more precise adjustments.

If you are unable to shimmy your rear a little bit to accommodate one of the BB1000’s preset nozzle positions, the infinitely adjustable BB2000 may be the bidet seat for you.

Night Light

Cool enough to impress any guest.

This is one of the coolest features of the BB2000.  Its cool, blue nightlight illuminates a small control panel on the side of the bidet for easy use even in the darkest, windowless bathrooms.

While it may not seem like a game-changer, a night light really makes your bathroom seem more modern as it is bathed in a calming blue light.

Not only is this useful for your late-night sessions, it’s probably the single most impressive feature for guests who haven’t experienced anything outside of a vanilla toilet.

 

 

At the end of the day, it should be obvious to most that the BB2000 is ultimately the better bidet.

As a bidet is a serious investment of money, you really shouldn’t settle for something unless you’re completely satisfied with the features provided.

If all you want is a bum-gun, there are plenty of other, cheaper bidets that fit the bill. Head on over to our reviews of the TOTO C100 and the Novita Slimline for our favorite budget bidets.

If you’re looking for a premium bidet, the BB2000 is a decent offering from BioBidet.

Also, take a peek at our favorite bidets from last year.

Which Bidet Seat / Washlet is the Best in 2018?

 

2017 has faded into yesteryear and we are finally warming up into the spring of 2018, but many of last year’s best bidets are still just that… The best bidets.

Take a look at what reigned supreme last year in these two categories:

Best Overall 

Best Bang For Your Buck.


Best Bidets 2018

These bidets are the premium, no holds barred whizzes that will vie with your children and pets for attention.  These beasts not only tickle the fancies of premium gadget-lovers, but also those who have an affinity for strong construction and high quality materials.


Brondell Swash 1400

First things first, who is this bidet for?

This bidet suits couples and families who are willing to spend a fair amount for a durable, attractive bidet that should last many many years.
It covers all the bases when it comes to multi-user usage – a rear and (improved from the Swash 1000) feminine wand as well as an auto wash and dry mode that is great for kids.
This bidet is also perfect for those who simply want the best, no matter the expense.  Brondell is a very well regarded company and this is their flagship bidet seat that compromises on very little.

 

Brondell has been in the Game of Bidets since 2003 and has consistently been one of the top manufacturers of washlets in the United States.  With their new Swash 1400 bidet seat, Brondell have proven why they are held in such high regard among us bidetophiles (there are dozens of us!).

The Brondell Swash 1400 washlet bidet seat comes in two colors, white and biscuit.

Biscuit on the left, white on the right.

Designed with North American toilets in mind, the Swash 1400 should fit nearly any elongated or round toilet in the USA in terms of size, shape and color (it comes in both white and an off-white cutely labeled as ‘biscuit’).

Its smooth, contoured lines help the 1400 beautifully pair with any toilet and any bathroom.

In addition, the power cord and hose can be hidden away in a compartment in the rear of the seat, which will keep your bathroom from looking like the elastic jungle in Nickelodeon’s GUTS.

Along with its extremely sexy looks, the Swash 1400 packs an incredible features list that has nearly everything a bidet seat could possibly have.

It sports: 

Two stainless steel wands (for both posterior and feminine cleansing) that resist corrosion, bacteria and virus contamination.

The Swash 1400 has a blue night light feature that illuminates the bowl at night.

Adjustable spray width that allows a concentrated stream for those extra clingy peanut butter episodes to a much wider spray for gentle cleaning of a larger area and also a setting between the two for that Goldilocks in the family.  This is a very impressive feature and a remarkable piece of engineering.

An easily replaceable and surprisingly effective deodorizer whisk the smells of last night’s digested lasagna through an activated carbon filter, providing astoundingly breathable air.  This is a major upgrade from the older Swash 1000 model which didn’t allow for user replacement of the filter.

A warm air dryer for a completely hands-off, butt-cleaning experience.

A blue night light to help you find the pot in the middle of the night.

Programmable settings for up to two users to eliminate having to adjust the settings to your liking after Uncle John messed them all up when he had his morning BM. There is also an “auto” mode which will run through a full cleaning and drying cycle so anyone can easily experience the splendor of a completely clean tooter.

Remote control and magnetic docking station keeps your remote control easily accessible.

Ceramic core heating system allows for instant and unlimited warm/hot water.  This system is remarkably effective and outclasses most other on-demand heating systems available from other brands.

The only gripe I have with this bidet seat is the lack of a pulsating spray feature (great for relief of constipation).

All in all, this bidet sets the bar at a lofty height and ticks nearly all the boxes any great bidet should be striving to fill.  It’s built with quality materials and sounds construction, the features are all useful and lastly, it looks absolutely fantastic on any toilet.


 

TOTO Washlet S350e

First things first, who is this bidet for?

This is the perfect bidet for those who want a more automated, smart-toilet experience.  Features such as the auto open/close lid and the ewater+ bowl misting (essentially cleans your toilet bowl periodically throughout the day) truly project the feeling of living in the future.
The S350 is absolutely packed to the rim with technology fit to impress Dr. Bunsen Honeydew.  It is truly the Tesla of Toilets.
Much like the Brondell, the S350 suits multiple user households, however it isn’t quite as child friendly as the Brondell with no auto wash/dry cycle button.  If you have young children and want them initiated into the Bidet Club, then the  S350 might make it a smidge more difficult.
Once again, this bidet is for those who want the absolute best in class when it comes to bidets.  The TOTO S350 even outclasses the Brondell in the sheer volume of features.  Read on and decide for yourself if they’re worth it.

The TOTO S350 is 3.9 inches in height.

It’s just so slim!

 

TOTO is probably the name most people think of when electronic bidet seats or washlets are mentioned.  As a matter of fact, TOTO coined the term “washlet” in 1980 and has sold 30 million of them since.

Unlike the Brondell Swash 1400, the TOTO S350 hasn’t been designed with the North American bathroom in mind.

However, don’t let that deter you, as toilet sizes/shapes as well as connections are pretty universal and the S350 is available in both round and elongated versions (the “e” in the S350e stands for the elongated version).

This washlet is slim and somehow houses all of its tricks inside a shell only 3.9 inches high.

While (in my opinion) not as stylish as the Brondell, the TOTO does just as good of a job at keeping your bathroom looking neat and tidy, with both water and electric attachments coming from the right side of the washlet, allowing for easy cable management.

Now, on to the MASSIVE features list.  Hold onto yer butts.

It sports: 

One adjustable plastic wand which may seem like a huge step down from the Brondell’s two stainless steel nozzles (which I prefer), but TOTO’s inclusion of an advanced water electrolysis system makes up for it (more on that, later!).

The soft exterior night-light is visible on the left side of the unit.

The soft exterior night-light is visible on the left side of the unit.

ewater+ water electrolysis system creates electrolysed water which, according to Wikipedia is “a known cleanser and disinfectant / sanitizer.”  This water is used to spray both your bowl and the plastic nozzle, cleaning much more effectively than standard tap water.

Automatic open/close lid will allow for a completely hands-free experience and is just pretty damn futuristic when you actually experience it.  It’s as if the toilet has been waiting excitedly for you to mount and make your daily doody deposit.  For those of us that pee whilst standing, a button on the top of the remote can also raise the seat.

Wider “Soft Rear Cleanse” option which widens the spray to provide a less direct, more soothing spray for sensitive heinies.

A night light built into the side of the toilet will illuminate the area to the left of the toilet as well as the bowl, like the Brondell.  The soft light on the side is actually quite useful and gives the TOTO the edge over the Swash 1400 in this category.

Programmable settings for up to two users – just like the Brondell.

Remote control which features a very basic (in a good way) front panel with the most frequently used options – front and rear cleanse, dryer and the stop button.  On the sides are buttons to control the pressure, wand position and to toggle the oscillating and pulsating features.  The back of the remote has a somewhat old-school LCD panel for controlling temperature (water and dryer), adjusting the lighting options and creating user profiles.

The front and back of the TOTO S350 remoteThe deodorizer will keep your bathroom smelling less crappy.  While not quite as effective as the Brondell’s, you don’t need to replace it as often and can simply clean the filter occasionally.

On demand hot water much like the Brondell.  Water is not stored and heated in a reservoir, but instantly heated as it passes from your water supply, through the unit to bathe your bum in perfectly warm water every time you use it.

Bowl premist uses the ewater+ to mist the bowl when you sit down to grease up the bowl to prevent unsightly poo-stains.  The unit also sprays after each use and intermittently throughout the day to keep it noticeably cleaner.  This is about as close as you’re going to get to a mini Roomba (Poomba, anyone?) that cleans your toilet bowl.

A warm air dryer.  Does what is says…eventually.  Like most bidet seats, the dryer is essentially a slightly better bathroom hand dryer, so don’t expect a bone-dry ass in fewer than two or three minutes.

With every conceivable feature packed into one of the smallest electric bidets on the market, the only issue with the TOTO S350 is it’s price.  If that doesn’t bother you and you’re in the market for an electric bidet seat, then you better hurry up and buy this thing because you will certainly get what you paid for.


Best Budget Bidets 2018

These are the Honda Civics of bidets.  They balance price to performance by sacrificing some of the bells and whistles of their more expensive counterparts.  For most users, you probably won’t need more than what these wonderful bidets have to offer.


Novita Slimline BN-330

First things first, who is this bidet for?

This bidet seat packs many of the features of more pricey models (including on-demand heated water!!!) for less than half the price.  It’s also quite attractive for its price point as well as slim (who woulda guessed with a name like that).
The major missing feature here would be a deodorizer, so, if that doesn’t bug you and you simply want a bidet that cleans your ass and cleans it well, consider the Novita Slimline.

Novita Slimline Bidet

 

Novita is a a subsidiary of Kohler, whom you may have heard of.  Novita is one of South Korea’s leading bidet manufacturers and has a long and established track record dating back to its founding in 1984.

With the Slimline BN-330, Novita has really taken their engineering to another level and have been able to inexpensively create an electric bidet seat which has a very small form factor and includes nearly all the key features of much more expensive bidets.

Lacking a remote (the bidet is controlled with an attached side panel, instead) and a deodorizer, this bidet has cut a few corners to bring you the best butt-blasting experience for a bargain price.

Read on to see what features you get with the Novita Slimline.

It sports: 

Two stainless steel wands is an impressive package for a bargain bidet to come packing.  Seperate nozzles for rear and frontal cleansing make sure that each area gets that nice does of TLC that it deserves.

Instantaneous heating system provides warm water on demand and doesn’t ever run out, unlike a reservoir system which might come up short in multi-user households.  I feel like it is worth noting that most other bidets in this price range feature a tank-reservoir system and Novita is really giving users a wonderful feature for such a low cost.

A warm air dryer is another nice feature that many budget-friendly bidets lack.  Although, as always, don’t expect it to blow you away and prepare to wait a little while if you want a truly TP-less experience.

Strong, sit-able lid gives peace-of-mind to those who often find themselves seated on the lid applying those final touches of makeup, drying their hair or whatever else.

Oscillation and aeration make for a very pleasant cleaning experience.  The oscillating nozzles can cover a larger area and more easily provide that spotless butt that we’ve all been seeking.  The aerated water gives the stream a more gentle feeling with less splash and splatter.

Feast your eyes on those smooth lines.

For what it costs, the Novita Slimline provides such a huge value that it’s almost impossible for a beginner bidet-er to pass up.  The instantaneous hot water and the Novita’s striking appearance are the two best features and are already close to covering the cost of admission. Don’t forget to check out our full review of the Novita Slimline!


TOTO Washlet C100

First things first, who is this bidet for?

 

Oh boy, this bidet is for almost anyone.
Really, this thing is just great and is a legend in the world of bidets.
Get this bidet if you want all the features of a much more expensive bidet minus instantaneous heating.  If you live in a house where multiple people use the toilet in quick succession, then the tank-heating might be an issue, but if you have a small number of people in your home, then this bidet could fulfill all your wildest toilet fantasies.

The TOTO C100 with attached panel control.

 

Once again, TOTO brings another titan into the neverending battle of the bidets.  With all its years of experience designing and manufacturing bidets, TOTO has been able to somehow slip so many features into this bad boy that it’ll blow your freaking mind.

Containing everything but instantaneous water heating, the TOTO C100 gives other bidets in higher price ranges a serious run for their money.

This is another remote-less bidet seat, opting instead for a connected side panel.  This might turn a few people off, but in all honesty, I really like  the look of it on this TOTO.

It really makes you feel like you’re in a futuristic Tokyo restroom taking the best dump of your life.

Here are all the features this jack-of-all-trades bidet dude brings to the table.

It sports: 

One plastic wand nozzle which can clean both front and rear areas effectively due to its multiple nozzles.

Tank-reservoir heating system utilizes a large tank to hold and heat water – even when you aren’t using the toilet – so that you will, in most cases, have a decent supply of warm water ready to go.

In special circumstances (house-wide food poisoning, anyone?) where there is a mad run on the bathroom, the tank might deplete it’s warm water supply under heavy use.

In this case, you might have to deal with some lukewarm or even chilly water.  Barring acts of God like that, however, the C100 should have sufficient hot water. 

A warm air dryer is packed into the rear of the seat and does just as well as more expensive bidets at completely drying you off sometime before your 100th birthday.

A deodorizer has also found a home in the C100.  Somehow, the brains at TOTO found a way to squash both a dryer and deodorizer into this absurdly cheap bidet.

Premist bowl-spraying just like its more expensive siblings.  The premist does a surprisingly good job of keeping the toilet clean and I think it’s a very worthwhile feature.

Oscillating cleanse.  Like nearly all bidet seats, the TOTO C100 has an oscillating cleaning function to sweep the area with water to fully blast any and all nooks and crannies where turds may be trying to hide.

Toto C100 Washlet

 

With high-end features like a dryer, deodorizer and a pre-mist function, the TOTO C100 clearly punches well above its weight.  Once again, the only thing holding it back is the lack of an on-demand water heating system, but that shouldn’t be an issue in most cases. Read our TOTO C100 Review and our TOTO C100 vs. the TOTO C200 Head to Head.


All in all, there are many many bidets out there, and they’re all competing for your hard earned cash.  I hope this guide will help you narrow down your choices to the electric bidets that I believe outrank the rest in their respective categories.  Hopefully now you have a bit more confidence in selecting a bidet so that you can ditch the TP and toilet seat and start pooping like a king.

As always, comments are very appreciated.  Any bidet you’d like to see reviewed or do you think a different bidet should occupy one of these spots?

Let me know, I’d love to heard from you.

Cheers, and happy bidet-ing.

If you’re more interested in bidet attachments, come see our list of the best of the bunch.

SmartBidet SB-110 Review

The SmartBidet SB-110 Review

The Basics|The Features|The Pros|The Cons|Final Thoughts

SmartBidet has streamlined their look without compromising features in this exceptional addition to their ranks.

The SB-110’s current price and more photos here.

ProsCons
Learns when to save powerCan't turn off heated seat/water
Unique bowl premisting functionLarge tank reservoir
Price is rightLid is too weak to sit on


First, the basics:

  • This is a bidet seat, so it will be replacing your old toilet seat.  Find a place to toss that thing because you’re never going back to it.
  • It is electric, so you will need access to a power outlet (three pronged).
  • It comes in only the elongated size, so be sure that your toilet bowl depth is at least 20 inches.
  • Comes in white.
  • 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.
  • The control panel on the side of the unit controls all functions.
  • The nozzle self-cleans and retracts after each use.
  • Nozzle cap can be removed for easier, more thorough cleaning.
  • The water is heated instantly, as there is no reservoir.
  • One-year manufacturer’s warranty.

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The features:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Rear cleanse
    • Your typical bidet function.
  • Front cleanse 
    • For feminine cleaning.
  • Turbo cleanse
    • Nearly enema-level pressure.  This is for when you need to really blast the undercarriage.
  • Oscillating cleanse 
    • Available for rear, front and turbo cleansing functions.
    • The wand will move back and forth while spraying, so you don’t miss anything.
  • Kids’ mode
    • Automatically runs the rear wash for 30 seconds followed by a minute of the dryer.
    • Nozzle position, water pressure and dryer temp are all toned down a bit to suit a child.
  • Warm-air dryer
  • Five settings for water pressure
  • Wand position adjustment 
    • So you don’t have to move on the seat as much to get a thorough cleanse.
  • Slowly closing seat and lid 
    • The lid won’t slam shut, but rather slowly close.
  • Heated seat and water with three temperature options for each
  • Quick release seat for easy cleaning 
    • Flip a switch on the rear and pull the unit off to clean it/underneath it.
  • Self-cleaning wand 
    • Cleaned before and after each use.
  • Eco mode
    • Will lower the temperature of the reservoir tank and the seat while not in use.
  • Seat sensor 
    • Won’t activate any of the features unless there is a booty on the bidet.
    • Useful for curious kids and house guests.
  • Wand cleaning mode

 

 

 

The control paneel of the SmartBidet SB-110

The SB-110’s panel and its beautiful bounty of features.

 

 

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The Pros:

  • Full suite of features.
    • SmartBidet have crammed features up the wazoo of the SB-110.  All of them are useful and everything works as you’d hope.
    • The oscillate feature is especially nice.  Being able to combo it with any other wash function is a major win.
    • The turbo function is actually quite powerful and is just a few PSI away from an enema.  Recommend for those with especially messy bathroom sessions.
  • Instant water heating system.
    • A fantastic feature that provides instant, unlimited warm water directly to ya bum.  Usually found in higher priced units, seeing this in an entry-level bidet seat is wonderfully surprising.

      A picture of the SB-110's replaceable nozzle cap.

      With a replaceable cap, the SB-110 is easier to clean and maintain.

  • Replaceable nozzle cap.
    • Just twist the cap and pop it off.
    • This makes cleaning and maintenance a lot easier.
  • Durable construction.
    • SmartBidet have forged a herculean bidet seat, one that can accommodate up to 440 pounds.
    • Everything else feels very sturdy and built to last as well.
  • Clean look.
    • The SB-110 was the first of SmartBidet’s attempts to redesign their bidet seats.  Previously,  their models looked quite utilitarian.  Thankfully, the new design looks sleeker and more modern.
  • Great customer service.
    • With any product, there will be reports of users experiencing some defective units.  While this isn’t good (obviously), the SmartBidet team has been quick to respond with replacements at no cost.

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The Cons:

  • Smaller seat opening.
    • The bidet seat will be a bit smaller than your old seat in regards to the opening.  This might be problematic for larger users.
  • Water heater can be a little erratic.
    • While it functions well 90% of the time, the water heater can sometimes provide  dips in temperature.  While not a huge problem, it can be slightly annoying.
  • No pulsating/massage cleanse.
    • I’ve grown to really like this feature, as have many others who suffer from hemorrhoids and/or constipation.

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Final Thoughts:

Another fine Korean bidet seat.  Coming from a country where bidets are the norm, the SmartBidet SB-110 provides nearly everything you could want from a bidet.  For the price, SmartBidet have created a super product that should please nearly anyone.

Unless you are unwilling to go without a deodorizer and pulsating function, consider the SmartBidet SB-110 as one of the front-runners in the budget bidet realm.

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Buy the SmartBidet SB-110 HERE.

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.

More pictures and current price.

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.

Check out more photos and the current price.

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.

More pictures and current price.

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.

Check out more photos and the current price.

Best Bidet-Seats Under $300

It’s surprisingly easy to find feature-packed, high-quality bidets for under $300.  Picking which of those are the best though, isn’t so straightforward.

Here are the three best bidets for less than $300

These are the best and the brightest, the star pupils of the affordable luxury world!  So, without further adieu….

Novita Slimline BN-330

The Novita Slimline is a cute little number that punches well above its weight.

Why is it special?

This bidet-seat completely blows many other, more expensive bidet-seats out of the water.

Made for Kohler by Novita in Korea, they’ve somehow managed to provide a tankless water heating system that provides unlimited, instantaneous warm water, a dryer, and a premium, stainless steel nozzle (great for keeping bacteria and viruses at bay, as they have trouble infiltrating the material as it is less porous than plastic) in a compact size and a budget-bidet price.

What about other features?

Feast your eyes on those smooth lines.

The Novita BN-330 also has all of the features you’d expect any quality bidet-seat to have (and a surprise or two for a sub $300 product). There are two nozzles on the stainless steel wand, one for posterior and one for feminine washing.

 

These are capable of changing positions as well as oscillating and also have adjustable pressure and water temperature settings.  The last nozzle-related characteristic is a turbo function that can really blast you, should the Enterprise encounter some resilient Klingons.

The lid is slow-closing and designed to be strong enough to be sat on (bathroom make-up artists rejoice!).  Not only is the lid strong, but its rear (which houses its electronic components) only rises five inches above the toilet rim – this is truly slim compared to units that heat water in a tank/reservoir system, many coming in at 7 or more inches tall.

Lastly, there is an eco-mode which will save you power/money by lowering the seat and water temps.

Anything lacking?

The Novita is missing a couple features I’d like to see in an updated model somewhere down the line.  A massage/pulsating feature and an auto-wash option (read more about these below in the Aura A7 overview) would fill out the otherwise impressive suite of attributes.

Bottom line.

Go with the Novita if your primary concerns are a slim profile with a strong lid and having enough warm water, as the tankless system is incredible and tough to find for less than $400.

Also, have a gander at our review of the Novita here.

BioBidet Aura A7

 

BioBidet offers the Aura A7 as its flagship budget-bidet.  This bidet is not only comparatively cheap, but also well thought-out and smartly engineered.

Why is it special?

The A7 Aura's stainless steel nozzle

The stainless steel wand. What a beaut’!

With the Aura A7, BioBidet has tried to differentiate itself from the competition by giving this bidet-seat some seriously smooth lines.

The lid is one single surface instead of being broken up by the electronics/reservoir housing like many other bidet-seats (see how the Novita Slimline’s seat differs above).  It also sports a cool, blue LED side panel that pulses with the water for what is probably the coolest butt cleaning experience in the universe.

The side panel isn’t the only thing that lights up, either.

There is a night light feature that illuminates the bowl with a soothing blue light that acts like a lighthouse in the dark, guiding you towards its heated seat’s warm embrace.

The Aura A7 also boasts two user profile settings.  These save the nozzle position and water pressure for a more streamlined experience.

What about other features?

While it lacks a dryer, it does have a stainless steel wand with two nozzles much like the Novita.

There is also a pulsating massage option that the Novita and SB-110 (below) lack.  This pulsating is quite nice for those who suffer from constipation or hemorrhoids and feels pretty darn therapeutic even for those without any booty problems.

The option to use any wash feature while the nozzle is oscillating is also present in the Aura.

One last wash function that is sadly missing in the Novita is the auto-wash function.  This gives you a grand tour of the bidet’s washing capabilities (and gives an incredibly thorough clean) by giving your first 20 seconds of regular washing, then 20 seconds of oscillating washing and finishes with 20 seconds of pulsating washing.

Eco-mode is also available and works just like that in the Novita.

Anything lacking?

The BioBidet washlet profile.

Contoured lines make the A7 a sleek addition to your bathroom.

The Aura gets edged out in the heating category (compared to the Novita) and in durability.

The Aura A7 uses a tank-heating system, so it has a limited (although almost always sufficient!) amount of warm water for cleaning.  This could potentially be a problem if someone uses the bidet directly after someone else.

The durability issue stems from the lid being quite flimsy – BioBidet provides warnings not to sit on it.  While not a deal-breaker, this could affect some more than others.

Bottom line.

If you want a futuristic-looking toilet that lights up the night and impresses guests, the Aura A7 is your best bet.

The pulsating stream and user profiles are also worthwhile (especially if you have issues with constipation or hemorrhoids.  Seriously, it is wonderful for both).

And finally, head over to our review of the Aura A7 for an even more in-depth look.

SmartBidet SB-110

 

SmartBidet has entered a new contender into the Battle of the Bidets.

An updated look and some new features make this a worthy heiny hose down device.

Why is it special?

The qualities that most sets the SB-110 apart is its removable/replaceable nozzle cap and its small profile.

The nozzle cap snaps on/off the stainless steel wand which makes for easier and more comprehensive cleaning as well as letting you replace it should you so desire.

A drain feature allows the user to release all the water in the bidet’s tank, which can be useful if you find yourself on an extended leave from home.

Additionally, this is one of the more stalwart posterior polishers – it can support up to 440 pounds!

There’s also a kids’ mode and a very nice air dryer all packed into a seat that’s only an inch taller than the impossibly slim Novita.

An updated and very attractive side-panel control (nice job, SmartBidet!) adorns this wonderful washlet.

What about other features?

A picture of the SB-110's replaceable nozzle cap.

With a replaceable cap, the SB-110 is easier to clean and maintain.

The SB-110 has all the standard features you’d expect on a fully-capable wazoo washer.

There’s a feminine and posterior clean, and a turbo mode (not quite an enema, but useful for those of us with some shag carpet decorating the basement) with an oscillate option for each.

The air dryer has five levels of intensity and the water pressure has five levels, too.

An eco-mode similar to that in the above models rounds off the list of features.

Anything lacking?

The tankless heating of the Novita is missing, as is the pulsating wash of the Aura.  This shouldn’t shatter the relationship you made with the SB-110 in the previous sections, as every other capability of this washlet is stellar.  Perhaps SmartBidet will add these somewhere down the line, as it seems they take customer feedback seriously.

Bottom line.

The SB-110 will appeal to those who want a slim, jack-of-all-trades bidet.

The new look SmartBidet is going for is great, and the drain feature is incredibly useful as well.  Also, if you are a bit larger, the 440 pound limit is wonderful for the added peace of mind.

Finally, get your booty on over to our full review of the SmartBidet SB-110.

I hope you found this guide helpful!  As always, questions and comments are more than welcome.  Happy spraying!

BioBidet Aura A7 Review

The BioBidet Aura A7

The least expensive electric bidet seat offering from BioBidet.  How does it stack up?

Check out the Aura A7’s price and more photos.

ProsCons
Price to feature ratio is extremely highLid is flimsy and can't be sat on
Lots of attention to appearanceMight encounter rare issue with lid not fully opening on some toilets
Seat can support up to 400 pounds
Two savable user profiles

The Basics|The Features|The Pros|The Cons|Final Thoughts


 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).
  • Only available in elongated size, with no round size available.
  • 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.
  • The Animated Response LED Side Panel (the attached remote) controls all functions.
  • The stainless steel nozzle self-cleans and retracts after each use.
  • One-year manufacturer’s warranty with the option for a six-year extended warranty.

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The features:

 

 

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  • Stainless steel nozzle (looks nice and gives the impression of something that will last)
  • Oscillating (the nozzle moves back and forth for a more thorough cleansing without having to shimmy your bum around. Available for both rear and front cleaning by pressing the respective button twice)
  • Wide cleaning (this is just referring to the oscillating feature.  Not sure why BioBidet has listed these as separate…)
  • Pulsating (same as the massage cleaning.  I’m not sure why BioBidet listed these as two separate features.  There is only a ‘massage’ button, nothing on the control panel suggests a hidden pulsate feature.  Maybe just trying to pad their list of features?)
  • Massage cleaning (a rhythmic pulsating stream of water which is actually quite nice. As mentioned above, this IS the pulsating feature that is listed)
  • Satisfying posterior cleaning (yes, it is indeed satisfying)
  • Soft feminine cleaning (a more gentle cleansing from the front-most nozzle on the cleansing wand)
  • Adjustable nozzle (five different positions)
  • Nozzle self-clean (before and after cleansing)
  • Auto wash (20 seconds each of standard, oscillating and finally massaging sprays)
  • User controlled warm water (three levels of heat as well as the ability to turn it completely off(!))
  • Animated Response LED Side Panel (admittedly cool. Pulsates as cleansing is engaged and gives the toilet a futuristic quality)
  • User presets (two seperate profiles that save the wand position and pressure, although not the seat or water temperature)
  • Adjustable heated seat (three levels of heat as well as the ability to turn it completely off(!))
  • Night Light (a very nice, blue light that illuminates the bowl so you can easily find your way to the toilet at night)
  • Intelligent body sensor (a sensor on the seat that recognizes if someone is on the toilet or not.  The toilet won’t function if nobody is sitting on it.  Great for deterring kids from playing with the sprays)
  • Splash guard (this is simply the retractable nozzle which keeps soiled water from coming into contact with it)
  • Slow closing seat/lid
  • Quick release for easy cleaning (small switch on the side off the bidet enables it to be painlessly removed and then reattached)
  • Eco mode (sets the water and seat temps to low)
  • Silent mode (this refers to the beeps that are made when using the control panel. You have the option to turn these off)
  • Hide away hose clips (clips the water and power cables together and close to the unit to give it a cleaner profile)

 

 

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The Pros:

  • High price-performance ratio.
    • The number of features for its price is impressive.
    • Some features (like user profiles and the ability to turn the heating elements off) actually aren’t found in many higher-priced bidet seats.
  • Sleek look.
    • What sets BioBidet products apart from many other brands is the attention spent on design.
      • The lid covers the whole unit and gives the appearance of one piece, instead of being broken up into the reservoir and the rest of the unit.
    • The side control panel also has some curves to it, so it more seamlessly blends with the rest of the unit.
    • The blue night light and lighted side control panel are nice touches and really modernize your toilet.
  • Very easy to install.
    • As with most bidet seats, it isn’t hard to install this, but it is still worth mentioning.
  • The unit is very durable.
    • BioBidet rates their seats as being able to accommodate up to 400 pounds for 20,000 uses.
    • All the connections and components are made to last (that stainless steel wand really makes this unit seem tough)
  • A year-long manufacturers warranty.
    • Again, most bidet seats have this but it is nice to know you’re protected for a year if something goes awry.

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 The Cons:

  • Depending on your toilet shape, the lid may not be able to open fully.
    • The slick, one-piece look of the unit may have issues with some toilets.  If your toilet tank curves outwards at all, or if you position the unit too far back, the seat might be blocked from fully opening.
    • BioBidet have a good guide on their website as to which kinds of toilets are compatible. A and B are ok, but not C.
  • Somewhat weird Amazon presence.  I found their list of features misleading as some singular features were mentioned twice by two different names.  This may or may not be intentional (I’d wager it was just along the lines of a typo), just a small gripe which might confuse your average consumer (it certainly confused me!).

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Final Thoughts:

If you aren’t concerned with a dryer or deodorizer, by all means, grab this bidet seat.  It has all the essential functions such as hot water, an adjustable, self-cleaning nozzle and exceptional durability that you should look for.  The bidet function itself works perfectly, the LED lighting on the control panel and the blue night light are nice touches, and it is one of the more stylish looking bidets (even outside this price range).

Take a peek at some nice, high res photos of the beautiful Aura A7 here.

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