Brondell Thinline SimpleSpa – Review

Brondell Thinline SimpleSpa

Ridiculously inexpensive, smartly designed and simply effective.

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A quick look at the pros and cons of Brondell's newest bidet attachment.

Pros:

☑ Some of the most durable valves available - no risk of leaking.
☑ Looks fantastic compared to most other bidet attachments.
☑ Thin enough to not cause toilet seat tilt.
☑ Easy installation.
☑ Cheap
Cons:

☒ Only one nozzle means some shifting is required for a feminine cleanse.
☒ Lack of warm water may bother those sensitive to cold water.
Breakdown

Features: 7.0

Components: 9.0

Usage: 8.5

Misc: Bonus for its sleek appearance.

Total: 8.8
Bottom Line

A classic bidet attachment with modern looks. Don't expect to be blown away by its features list and stay away if warm water and feminine cleansings are a must, but Brondell has nailed the basic bidet attachment. You'd be hard pressed to find a comparably sexy and functional bidet at this price point.


The parts and features of the Brondell Thinline

First, the basics:

  • This is a bidet attachment, not a full bidet seat.
  • There is one nozzle for posterior cleaning.
  • It has a manual nozzle cleaning function.
  • It houses the nozzle behind a guard piece to keep it clean and sanitary for each use.
  • The nozzle automatically retracts after you finish using it.
  • Non-electric (uses only your home’s water pressure to operate).
  • It will fit virtually almost all two-piece toilets.
  • It comes in white only.
  • You will need a screwdriver and possibly a wrench to install.
  • The water pressure is controlled by twisting a knob.
    • Twist right for rear wash, left for nozzle cleaning.
  • One-year manufacturer’s warranty.

The Pros:

  • Extremely robust, durable brass and ceramic valves.
    • It’s no surprise that Brondell has included a proprietary, high-quality valve in their new Bidet attachment.  After being in the industry for so long now, the folks over at Brondell have a good idea of what their customers expect.
  • A unique silhouette.
    • Forgoing the traditional egg-shaped control area of most other bidet attachments, Brondell has followed in the footsteps of GenieBidet and the Tushy by prioritizing the look of the unit – leaving us with a very attractive and distinctive model.
  • Extremely thin.
    • Brondell has made a point of making sure this bidet attachment doesn’t throw off the zen of your bathroom experience in any way by making an attachment that sits very comfortably under the lid of your toilet without that classic bidet attachment tilt you might experience with other bidets.  
  • Easy to install.
    • Like most bidet attachments, it will take around ten minutes to install.
    • Can be adjusted to fit nearly any toilet.  Brondell uses adjustable plates with slots to ensure it will fit no matter the dimensions of your seat’s attachment (as long as it is a two-piece toilet).
  • An one-year manufacturer’s warranty.

The Cons:

  • No warm water option.
    • Definitely an issue if you live in colder areas.  The icy blast of H2O up the wazoo can be startling at best, an icy terror at worst.
  • Only one nozzle.
    • For men, no issue at all, but for women looking for a more sanitary rear AND frontal cleanse, this could be an issue.  Some scooting and shifting around solves the problem, but there are definitely other bidets which may not be quite as sexy, but can deliver frontal and rear cleansing for the same price.

Final Thoughts:

Brondell is upping their bidet attachment game and certainly raising the bar for many of the other companies who’ve been content with the same, tired designs for years now.  This bidet would suit those who are looking for an inexpensive, sleek looking bidet. If you don’t mind seasonally chilly water or shifting around a bit to get a proper feminine cleanse, definitely consider the Slimline.  If not, consider looking at the GenieBidet for a dual nozzle model (feminine and rear cleansing but trades the warm water feature for sheer sexiness) or the Luxe Neo 320 for a fully featured, if somewhat dated looking attachment.

Check out the Brondell Slimline’s price HERE.

Superior Bidet Supreme Review

The Superior Bidet Supreme Review

A surprisingly expensive bidet attachment.  Does it have the features to justify its steep price?

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ProsCons
Metal valve construction.Pricey compared to others
Full-featured.No innovation or unique qualities.
Easy to operate control panel.

First, the basics:

  • This is a bidet attachment, not a full bidet seat.
  • There are two nozzles; one for posterior cleaning and another for feminine cleaning.
  • It has a nozzle cleaning function.
  • Non-electric (uses only your home’s water pressure to operate).
  • It will fit virtually any toilet.
  • It comes in white with gray accents.
  • You will need a screwdriver and a wrench to install.
  • All functions are controlled by turning one of the three dials.
  • The nozzles automatically retract when the bidet isn’t being used.
  • There is a splash-guard that blocks both nozzles and their housing from coming into contact with bodily fluids.
  • Angle of the nozzles can be adjusted by tilting their housing forward or backward.
  • One-year manufacturer’s warranty.

The Pros:

  • Metal internal valves.
    • Always a pro, for me.  Not having to worry about brittle plastic valves shattering like teenage hearts is reassuring and bodes well for a long-lasting product.
  • Provides all functions expected of a top-tier non-electric bidet.
    • There’s nozzle cleaning, hot and cold water and dual  nozzles.
  • Easy operation via control panel.
    • Clearly labeled controls and easy to manipulate dials.
  • Easy to install.
    • Installing a bidet-attachment could very well be your first exposure to the world of plumbing.  Thankfully, Superior Bidet keeps it simple like most others and shouldn’t be a challenge for anyone without dexterity or strength issues.
    • Can be adjusted to fit nearly any toilet.  Superior Bidet uses adjustable plates with slots to ensure it will fit no matter the dimensions of your seat’s attachment (as long as it is a two-piece toilet).
      • An installation video provided by Superior Bidet:

         

  • The nozzles automatically extend and retract and are protected by a splash-guard.

    • When you activate the water, the desired nozzle will extend and begin to spray.
    • When you stop the flow of water, the nozzle retracts, keeping it clean for the next use.
    • The splash-guard blocks the nozzles and their housing from the front and opens like a door so that you can easily access the nozzle itself.
  • A one-year manufacturer’s warranty.

The Cons:

  • Completely standard.
    • What I mean by this is that while it functions well and is fairly durable, Superior Bidet has done nothing to set them apart from other bidet attachments.
    • This isn’t a big con, but with this bidet attachment costing more than most others, I’d expect some innovation.
  • Another case of a cold-water plastic t-adapter.
    • For the price, Superior Bidet could surely have included two metal t-adapters  instead of one.
    • A leaky t-adapter can destroy a floor like a fedora can destroy your reputation. Once again, I would recommend not chancing a leak and buying a metal t-adapter along with the bidet.
  • Raises the back of the toilet seat up, creating a slight forward angle.
    • This can be slightly uncomfortable as well as a bit unattractive.
    • This is inherent in bidet attachments, however.  Any other bidet attachment review is going to mention the same problem.
    • An easy fix is available, as most home-improvement stores offer toilet seat risers to increase the height of the front of the seat, so that it is level.

Final Thoughts:

Superior Bidet has done a good job of providing a solid, functional bidet that will squirt you with the best of them.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t do this in an innovative or elegant way which I would expect for its premium price.  I would recommend this bidet for those who like the control panel and color scheme, as everything else is very comparable to other, cheaper bidet attachments.

Check out the Superior Bidet Supreme’s price HERE.

GenieBidet AB-2000 Review

The GenieBidet AB-2000

A beautiful, thin, unique bidet attachment with functional cold-water front and rear cleanse.

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ProsCons
Refreshingly unique appearance.No warm water.
Satisfying knob operation.Still raises seat back enough to create slight gap between seat and rim.
Thinner than most bidet attachments.No manual nozzle cleaning option.
Dual nozzles or rear and feminine cleansing.


First, the basics:

  • This is a bidet attachment, not a full bidet seat.
  • There are two nozzles; one for posterior cleaning and another for feminine cleaning.
  • It has an automatic nozzle cleaning function.
  • Non-electric (uses only your home’s water pressure to operate).
  • It will fit virtually almost all two-piece toilets.
  • It comes in white only.
  • You will need a screwdriver and possibly a wrench to install.
  • The water pressure is controlled by twisting a knob.
    • Twist right for feminine cleanse, left for rear wash.
  • The nozzle automatically retracts after you finish using it.
  • One-year manufacturer’s warranty.

The Pros:

  • Solid brass t-adapter and ceramic valves.
    • This is something I have come to think of as required in a bidet attachment.  GenieBidet are following the trend of providing slightly more costly bidet attachments that have much higher quality.
  • Striking looks.
    • The GenieBidet attachment is so different from other bidets in terms of appearance.  It is thinner (about 1/8”) than most others and sports a minimalist knob as the bidet control.
    • If you want something that looks nothing like the other, mostly boring bidet attachments, there aren’t many other options.
  • Easy to install.
    • Like most bidet attachments, it will take around ten minutes to install.
    • Can be adjusted to fit nearly any toilet.  GenieBidet uses adjustable plates with slots to ensure it will fit no matter the dimensions of your seat’s attachment (as long as it is a two-piece toilet).
  • Dual nozzles.
    • For around $40 at most vendors, the GenieBidet manages to impress with separate nozzles for rear and feminine cleansing.
  • An one-year manufacturer’s warranty.

The Cons:

  • No warm water option.
    • The GenieBidet AB-2000 is sleek to a fault.  The minimalist design leaves no room for a warm water connection or control.
    • Could be an issue in colder areas.
  • Raises the back of the toilet seat up, creating a slight forward angle.
    • Despite being the thinnest bidet attachment I’ve seen, there is still a gap that is created after installing, despite GenieBidet advertising the opposite.
    • Not a big problem, as toilet seat risers are available and, honestly, the gap created is hardly noticeable once you’ve sat down.

Final Thoughts:

Buy the GenieBidet toilet seat attachment if your primary concern (besides cleaning your dumper) is appearance.  If you’ve looked at numerous other bidet attachments before arriving here, I’m sure you’ve noticed how they all look like siblings.  The GenieBidet may lack hot water and a manual cleansing function, but it cleans well and looks fabulous.

Check out the GenieBidet AB-2000’s price HERE.