Bidet seats are popular all over the world and more and more households are installing them for in-home use because of their ease of use and purpose.
Bidet manufacturers have been expanding and upgrading their features, with new models being released annually.
In this article, we will be giving you the best bidet toilets you can find in the market now right now.
As more models are released from time to time, we’re giving you an updated list with reviews on this product.
Compared to other online reviews, we’re assuring you that with our experiences and expertise, we will give you the most extensive feedback and review on the best bidet there is to find in the market this 2021.
If you’re wondering how we came up with this shortlist; experts behind combined customer feedback, reviews, product testing, reliability, maintenance, and an overall quality check to ensure that this article comprises the 10 best bidets that you can find this year.
Other factors include the price range and ratio to give a more balanced outlook on how to rank these products.
At the end of the day, experience and value are most important.
Starting this list, we’re giving 10th place to the Kohler Novita BH-90 / BH-93 bidet toilet seat.
High-end and quality features like continuous warm water, deodorizer to keep good odor, motorized toilet lid, and an LED night light; this bidet toilet seat is no small player in the market.
It’s capped off with a simple metallic-chrome finish, yet assured of quality and perfect for value.
Despite its luxurious status, the model BH-90 / BH-93 has been a popular and fan-favorite amongst customers because of its features and the solid spray that it squirts.
The spray is better compared to its counterparts, with the backlit remote control and an unbelievable automatic toilet seat.
Backed by a 3-year warranty, this model under the Kohler umbrella of Novita is one that you can’t miss out on this list.
Coming in at #9 is a new player in the market which is the Bio Bidet Discovery DLS.
The DLS models under Bio Bidet is one of its high-end, premium and elegant bidet seat that takes pride on its mind-blowing features that includes: motorized toilet seat and lid, a UV sterilization for sanitation and a powerful warm air-dryer.
This modernized bidet toilet seat comes at an expensive price but its positioning presents itself as a strong competition because of its performance plus a 5-year long warranty for maintenance purposes.
To round this one up, its design is sleek and clean with a 4.7” high in the rear.
While the Alpha Bidet has been around since 2016 and is considered as the “affordable luxury” in the market, we positioned them at #8 because of the highly anticipated release of the Wave Series of the Alpha GXR.
It has maintained its luxurious status with features like strong water pressure, with 3 wash modes, an LED nightlight, and a comfortable toilet seat, its modern, simple, and very low profile design and so much more.
A two-punch combination of its modern design and very competitive features, it easily wins against its opponents on its weight class.
Number 7 in the list is the high-performing and “you can never go wrong” bidet toilet seat, the Bio Bidet BB-1000.
As an old saying goes, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Despite its longevity in the market and has been around for a decade and years of experience under its belt, this model has solidified its fan-favorite status with a cult-like following because of its powerful features.
Still using the old tank-type water heating system, the BB-1000 still boasts of its strong spray pressure beating any competitor there is in the market.
With other features like a solid toilet seat and large format remote, the BB-1000 still deserves to be in the top 10 list of bidets this year.
Toto has been actively innovating its bidet toilet seats as they have released their new generation C series with the C5 as their flagship model.
The C5 model sets itself on another level of standard compared to the C200 model because of its improved product design and water nozzle cleaning system.
It boasts of its more hygienic experience with the addition of the EWATER+ system.
The C5 Washlets of the Toto C Series plus the improved sleek design and appearance with more modern features is a fresh model in this list.
The Brondell Swash 1400 secures a strong position as it lands at the top 5 of the list among the luxury bidet toilet seats.
This model remains one of the more popular ones in the industry with a solid fan base.
It includes high-performing and modernized features like adapting an LED nightlight, a farther-reaching nozzle system, a removable deodorizer that cleanses the atmosphere, user presets, and much more improvements in the product.
Compared to its counterparts, the Brondell Swash 1400 and its sleek and slim design and the comfortable seat get the upper hand from the customers.
The Alpha iX Hybrid Bidet Toilet Seat is the most popular and best-selling unit of the Alpha bidet series.
The Alpha iX made the biggest improvement in sales from last year with its great features but still fall within the means of most people who are more practical and budget-conscious.
Although defined as an entry-level model, the unit’s features are anything but amateurish.
These include a stainless steel spout, a continuous warm water supply, a heated air dryer, and even a LED nightlight.
Even the lid is contoured and is modern-looking, albeit minimalistic.
All these features for less than $300 make the Alpha iX our best value bidet toilet seat for this year.
We guarantee that it would be very difficult to find something comparable.
Even though the Alpha JX’s price is a tad higher than the iX, it’s not a deal-breaker.
If you are looking for a great option from the mid-range premium division, nothing beats the Alpha JX.
Popular publications and independent critics both offer great reviews on the Alpha JX.
Some features include a continuous warm water supply, LED night light, firm yet comfortable lid, silent operation function, and it even comes with a 3-year warranty.
The spray pressure is more than adequate.
Plus, the remote is so simple to use that even people with special needs will be grateful for its ease of control.
One-piece toilets such as Santa Rosa and San Raphael love the Alpha JX’s slender design because they fit almost seamlessly.
This mid-range unit fills the need of some people who want a more-than-basic bidet but yet doesn’t empty the wallet.
All these features make it a good buy at the $600 range; but when you consider that the Alpha JX is around $400, then it’s a no-brainer.
Anyone who knows bidet seats knows the brand TOTO, which is the world’s leader in bidet sales.
And the TOTO S550e Washlet SW3056 is the flagship design of the industry leader.
You can make a decent argument that this unit is the most modernized bidet toilet seat available in the market today.
Here are a few of its highlights:
When it comes to performance and quality, the TOTO S550e Washlet SW3056 is second to none.
So why is it only in second place in our rankings?
For two main reasons:
The first one is because of its relatively short one-year warranty.
The second reason is the price; many people definitely won’t be willing to shell out $1,000 for a toilet seat.
And this leads us to the champion of this list…
Our 2021 ranking comes to its climax with the Bio Bidet BB-2000 Bliss topping the list for the second year in a row.
Although the number one and two on this list are quite astonishing when it comes to highlights and features, what separates them is the economical value.
The Bio Bidet BB-2000 has innovations that rival even the most expensive bidet seats – a powerful spray that is effective even when bigger individuals (up to 400lbs) are using it, stainless steel end, endless warm water supply, built-in deodorizer, air dryer, and a whole lot more.
The BB-2000 comes with a three-year warranty, a price point in the $600 range, and a prominent brand track history.
And this combination of high-end performance and mid-range pricing makes the Bio Bidet BB-2000 Bliss Bidet Toilet Seat our 2021 winner.
Since the outset of the pandemic, people’s mindsets on health and hygiene have changed drastically.
For some, it has been quite annoying; for some, it is not essential; but for most people, it would be a consensus that being and keeping healthy is not only a good idea but a very important part of modern everyday life.
One clearcut example is how we use the bathroom.
Do you recall the time last year when people were hoarding bathroom tissues?
It was a big deal, and it still is. So why worry about looking for bathroom tissues when there is already a modern solution to this situation?
The bidet toilet seat.
There are myriads of options in the market today adding credence to the idea that even though bathroom tissues are here to stay, there is a better and more sanitary way of cleaning up after your intimate yourself.
This reference guide will help you compare and choose which bidet could be the right one for you.
Prices and basic features don’t tell the whole story.
We will look at the different features of the bidet toilet seat, which brands and models have these specific features, and we will even show you which bidets are the most practical in every price range (low, mid, premium).
Let’s begin with the standard features that almost all bidet toilet seats have in common.
Most standard bidet toilet seats are installed the same way.
Also, virtually all of them have seats with built-in motorized lids which enables the lids to close slowly.
The basic features include, but not limited to:
Other basic features can be adjusted depending on the bidet model:
These basic features are sufficient enough to make our bathroom breaks as comfortable as possible.
However, if you are looking for something next level, you need to look at highlights which are unique to different brands and models.
Factors such as length of the warranty, toilet fit, brand reputation, brand reliability, and even the strength of the spray pressure.
If you think that the basic features might not be enough for you, then there are numerous unique bidet toilet seat features that you can look at.
However, before settling on a brand or model, the first thing you need to decide is what features are most important to you.
Are there some features that you need more than the others?
Which features can you live without?
Do I really need this specific feature and is it worth this much price difference?
Answering these questions can make your buying decision quicker and faster, if not easier.
Alpha JX, Brondell Swash 1400, Kohler Novita BH-90
Alpha JX, Brondell Swash 1400
TOTO S550e, TOTO S500e
Bio Bidet BB-2000, Bio Bidet BB-1000
Bio Bidet A8, Brondell Swash 1400, TOTO S550e
Kohler Novita BH-90, TOTO S550e
For first-time buyers, this might not sound like a big deal.
For the regular bidet users, this is essential.
Unless you purchase the most expensive bidet models which give you total control over the spray pressure, most models have specific spray pressure strength (even within the same brand).
Spray pressure is very subjective and consequently, personal preference comes into play.
Others favor the soft drizzle, whereas others want the super blast that gives the ultimate cleansing.
You have to decide what type of sprayer you are to make the decision somewhat more straightforward.
Just for your consideration, the Bio Bidet BB-1000 is the ultimate strength spray pressure, but the Bio Bidet BB-2000 is a very close second.
It is common knowledge that toilet seats have different sizes and shapes.
This is very vital to recognize because bidet toilet seats need to be compatible with your current toilet seat.
And compatibility doesn’t mean simply the same shape; in this case, size really does matter.
Most homes have a two-piece elongated toilet and this type has the most space to fit the bidet toilet seats.
For those with a one-piece, or wall-mounted, or customized toilet seats, please do careful research before purchasing one.
There are still multiple options for one-piece toilets, but just note that there are specific bidet toilet seats for those.
Kohler San Raphael and Santa Rosa are common one-piece toilet seats.
They have very restricted space to fit the bidet seat.
An example is the Alpha JX Bidet Seat which can fit into these one-pieces.
If you want help in determining what type of toilet you have, then comment down below and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
You can never get too much warranty coverage.
Normally, we would assume that the more popular the brand, the better the warranty coverage.
However, that is not always the case.
The important thing to remember is that warranty coverage is something you can’t afford to skimp on.
Most of the brands have somewhere between one to three years and most of them offering extended warranties, whether in added years or optional inclusions.
Be sure to take the best one they offer and haggle to get a bit more without giving up too much additional cash.
Be sure to keep track of what the warranty covers as there might be some fine print you didn’t expect.
The normal coverage includes basic labor costs and parts. However, in the event that additional parts have to be shipped from other places, you would need to pay the shipping costs.
Some warranties have you covered for the whole duration of the contract while others gradually diminish the coverage after each passing year.
Be sure to take note of all the details, big and small, as insurance coverages usually want to spend as little as possible when it comes to your product.
We have all experienced that horrible feeling of helplessness when after buying an expensive product that was supposedly “good quality”, it didn’t last long enough for you to get a fair return on your investment.
It’s bad enough that you paid too much, the company then doesn’t accept any responsibility at all.
The same thing applies to your bidet purchase. Admittedly, there are so many good brands that are on sale, and on paper, might be a great acquisition.
Still, it is best to check if the model or brand is authentic by going to their official website, checking out the product from there, and just to be safe, even contact customer support to make sure the website or brand is legit.
Look for a brand that has been around for a long time as these are the ones who are usually the most reliable and would also offer the most guarantee and warranty.
Start by filtering out brands that have been in the market for less than 10 years.
Bidet toilet seats that come from good brands usually last between 6-10 years under normal circumstances.
Buying a bidet toilet seat is not as simple as “add to cart” and then “checkout” like most of today’s online purchases.
This needs careful investigation and some preparation as getting the wrong one will not only cost you a lot of time but a lot of money as well.
Many factors can affect your choice of purchase – size and layout of your bathroom, size of the toilet seat itself, type of toilet seat, and so on.
Due diligence is needed to avoid the annoyance of returns and re-installations. A bidet toilet seat is a great thing to have but like any good thing, it doesn’t come easy.
Here are the top 5 biggest mistakes most people make when purchasing a bidet toilet seat:
Just because bidets belong in the bathroom doesn’t mean they should receive the least attention.
Washing machines which cost close to $1,000 get more attention but are actually used only a couple of times a week. Bidets, on the other hand, are used by multiple people multiple times every single day.
For this reason, buying a bidet toilet seat at the cheapest possible price is not always a good idea.
You should look at it as a long-term investment for your home and for your family.
Health and hygiene should not be taken for granted, especially when it comes to family. Something that is being used daily deserves your attention.
Buying bidets from the cheapest brands usually come with consequences, the least of which is the low-quality standard.
You can get away with cheap, low-grade brands most of the time, but do you really want to get stuck with a bad-quality toilet seat? Me, neither.
Be careful of ordering products from overseas.
To be fair, many of the products from overseas can pass for good quality, however, the issue is when you experience problems and need customer support.
Imagine calling an international number to explain your problem and expecting to get a replacement.
Good luck with that.
Brand name, country presence, quality control, independent reviews, and longevity of the company are good indicators of whether you should trust them.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that good quality needs to be expensive, but if a product is too cheap, then it most probably is too good to be true.
All modern bidet toilet seats that are worth buying run on electric power.
Therefore, an electrical outlet that is built into the bathroom is a must.
If you choose to purchase a bidet, you have to make sure there is at least one good power outlet in the bathroom.
You can also ask a professional electrician to check your lines to make sure it’s safe and not a makeshift power outlet.
And by makeshift, I mean simply running an electrical power extension from outside the bathroom and hoping the bidet runs efficiently; and at the same time being safe from any water entering or leaking into the outlet.
This can work, most of the time.
But if it too sounds too scary for you, get professional help to be safe.
Getting a professional electrician might be more costly but this is the electricity we’re talking about.
You can never be too careful around it. Just for some technical details, bidets bought in North American are typically run on 110V and 15AMP circuits.
You could opt for a 20AMP circuit if you ever want to add other appliances inside the bathroom but it’s not necessary.
If you don’t know what any of these words stand for, then read on.
One of the key features of the modern bidet toilet seat is the water heating system.
And there are three main types.
You guessed it – tank, tankless, and hybrid heating.
First of all, let’s be clear on the fact that having a water heating system is non-negotiable.
The only question is what type of system you are willing to install.
Tank System – As the name suggests, water is stored in an internal reservoir and is pre-heated there.
These are the most cost-efficient types.
The heated water is also almost immediately because it is already stored and pre-heated.
One limitation is that the heated water is proportionate to the size of the tank.
Most tank-type heating systems have about 30 seconds of heated water in them and if all of it is used, then there will be some waiting time before the tank is pre-heated again.
Another weakness with the tank system is that electricity is always running in the background especially in the seat itself, even when no one is using it.
This may increase your electricity consumption by a few dollars.
The good thing about this system is that heated water flow continuously.
The bidet toilet seat could be running all day and yet the water will still be heated. That is great news for places and areas that are always cold and definitely need heated water.
Another benefit of the tankless system is they are much sleeker in design and can easily fit in almost any empty space.
They are also much more energy-efficient and can save you a few dollars throughout their entire lifespan.
There are very few disadvantages to the tankless system.
One disadvantage happens at the initial installation or when there is a power outage and the system has to restart.
The system starts out as lukewarm, or even cold, water before gaining momentum and returning to its typical function.
Many people don’t really notice the contrast but for some, this can make a huge difference.
Hybrid Heating System
This is probably the most practical and best long-term investment among the three systems.
This system combines the advantages of both the tank and tankless with very few, if any, of its limitations.
The hybrid system has a small reservoir to make sure there is a small amount of heated water always on the ready.
And when it is in full operation, the tankless system takes over and the heated water continues.
And because the reservoir of the hybrid system is smaller than the tank system, there is relatively no issue when it comes to space.
The only negative is that because it is basically a mini-tank system, there can be the issue of a small increase in the cost as it has to keep the reservoir heated.
This is probably the most common mistake made by first-time buyers.
As previously mentioned in the main article, it is very critical that you know which bidets are compatible with which toilet seats.
Knowing the type of toilet seat (one-piece or two-piece), determining the size of the toilet seat, and even identifying if your seat is round or elongated will go a long way in the purchasing process.
For those who have acquired a bidet toilet seat before, you might already have an idea of what you want because you can assess your previous purchase.
For first-time buyers, please check the fitment guide and even ask for as much information as needed from the store experts.
Let me make it clear. Bidet toilet seats can make our bathroom experiences so much more comfortable and sanitary.
But just to be fair, these are not super-appliances that are a substitute for healing or rehabilitation products.
Its most fundamental purpose is to clean your behind after doing a number one or a number two.
That’s basically it.
The problem is when we expect them to do more than their basic function.
They cannot diagnose any sickness, they are not supposed to be used to clean your toilet bowl, nor are they expected to wash any other thing other than your precious rear.
These are some misconceptions that need to be cleared up:
Although the spray pressure strength can vary from bidet to bidet, they are still only designed to hit an area that is slightly larger than the size of a coin. Some people actually expect the bidet to become a fire hose and do a total cleansing of the private end.
An adequately pressured spray will do its job, and this is a fact in almost all bidet toilet seats.
Truth be told, some models and brands can adjust the spray pressure, it is more likely that you would not need the full blast to get the business done.
For those that really want and need the fire hose power, some bidets are available that can fulfill those desires.
But for the most part, modern bidets can achieve their main goal – cleanliness plus sanitation.
These are exactly what they sound like.
These saved presets are designed for the different users of the bidet toilet seat.
And though they can recall the most basic functions like water heater settings, spray pressure strength, and even the spout position, they are not supercomputers, to say the least.
Of course, you can make an excuse for the highest quality, most expensive kinds of bidets out there, but most presents can’t recall the precise oscillation settings or the sequence of the wash itself.
Again, there are exceptions to the rule, but these are very rare models.
You still need to do some of the settings yourself. Probably not too hard, is it?
This is designed to gradually dry and warm up your private part.
It’s probably not a good idea to devise a hand dryer-type of power.
It’s not comfortable or safe.
Dryers are designed to be a part of the whole experience, and it needs to work as slowly and safely as possible.
Patience is needed, of course. For those who are not really in the mood to wait, then you can use good ol’ tissue paper.
In closing, these mistakes can best be avoided by doing proper research, reading up on independent store reviews, and even asking those who have purchased bidets before.
Know what features you want to prioritize, set a budget, then go for it.
You’ll never know what it feels like (both the good and bad) until you buy one and experience it personally.
Leave a comment if you want us to help. Happy choosing.
Thinking about using bidets?
People spend too much time in the “throne room,” just a funny way of saying toilet.
Most people don’t want to even talk about what they do inside. Most commonly, people use toilet paper as a system to gently wash off their excretion.
However, it doesn’t really make sense as you are dealing with very sensitive areas in your body.
The bidet was made.
The question is, “Is it hygienic?”
While most first-world countries use bidets, are they actually better than using toilet paper?
The answer is yes and here’s why:
Let’s get straight to the point.
Bidets are sanitary.
Just better sanitation compared to using toilet paper in general.
Whether it be bidet toilet seats or bidet attachments, both are hygienic options compared to the traditional system.
Let’s first talk about bidet attachments.
They are attached directly to an existing toilet spray and water simply sprinkles out from your water source.
Technically, the same water that flows from your shower, faucet, and bidet is the same.
What it does is it sprays off the dirt from your body and goes sinks down to your toilet.
Compared to using toilet paper, bidet sprays water to your area and gets all the dirt cleaned up. Dr. Evan Goldstein, a rectal surgeon says this in an interview with Insider, “wiping with toilet paper alone smears fecal matter around the skin.
He adds, “Charmin and all these brands have done a great job making us think that toilet paper is hygienic. It’s not.”
Dr. Goldstein recommends to everyone that it is preferred to use bidet than toilet paper. Dr. Phillip. J. Buffington points out the same sentiment and says in an interview, “Think about using dry toilet paper. You’re leaving a residue of stool and bacteria, whereas if you’re using a bidet, you’re washing that away.”
Other doctors and experts agree with the statements said above.
One, in particular, is Rose George, author of the book “The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters” who talks about sanitation and hygienic cleaning in an interview with Vice, “We wash every part of our body except the dirtiest part. You wouldn’t shower with a dry towel; why do you think that dry toilet paper cleans you?”
Bidet Toilet Seats
Very similar to bidet attachments, bidet toilet seats cleanses the dirty parts of your body with clean water and these toilet seats also have a front-washing feature for vaginal health benefits.
If you’re thinking about switching to using a bidet, Dr. John Cluley, a gastroenterologist, says that using bidets can prevent major health problems such as Hemorrhoids.
He says, “Hemorrhoids are a big one and these occur in people of all ages.” Hemorrhoids can be a result of poor hygiene.
Women are more subjected to this and UTI most especially if their bottom is not cleaned well. He adds, “If you’re a healthy person in general and you have poor butt health, any of those conditions can develop out of nothing.”
Whatever type of bidet you use, you can never see toilet paper attached to it.
It’s very opposite from each other. In fact, some bidets have a drying feature that doesn’t let you reach out to toilet paper. Dr. Cluley who advocates not just the use of bidets but also the drying feature says that they “get rid of the rubbing and spreading, and get you as clean as you should be.”
Are you still wondering if bidets are sanitary?
The answer is yes.
If you are particular with your hygienic experience or good sanitation, consider switching to a bidet, and more so, use a drying feature or a use a small pad of toilet paper to dry your bottom.
That way, the sensitive areas of your body don’t get irritated by the use of toilet paper.
The cleaner the butt, the healthier it is.
The healthier it is, the happier it is.
What do you use to dry your bottom after using a bidet?
Bidets are more sanitary and hygienic compared to wiping your backside with toilet paper.
The use of toilet paper has raised alarm just for the lack of sanitation you have to deal with.
Doctors and experts have recently recommended the use of bidet as a substitute for the use of toilet paper.
If you’ve been using bidets for some time now, this question might be irrelevant.
For those who have not used a bidet before, you might be wondering how to dry yourself.
Some still use toilet paper to thoroughly wipe their bottom and dry their back part.
However, good and high-quality bidets now have built it an air-drying system that makes you not use toilet paper at all.
The answer is a resounding yes.
In fact, bidets spray water that allows residue from your butt to sink directly to the toilet bowl.
To put this into perspective, you cannot clean your car with mud and dirt by just using a towel or toilet.
Not only does it take you a while to get the cleaning done, but it’s also not going to wipe off all the dirt that there is.
In order for you to thoroughly get back the shine and the cleanliness of your car, you have to use flowing water to take the dirt away.
That’s a very similar picture of what it is to clean your butt.
After which, you might want to use a towel, in the case of cleaning your car to dry your vehicle.
For wiping your rear part, we will be answering the question shortly.
Now that we got it straight that bidets can clean your rear, the question you might be asking is how do you dry yourself?
The answer is simple.
You just take a dry toilet paper and pat the wet areas or gently wipe the excess water that’s on those sensitive areas on your rear.
Again, you are already clean.
You don’t have to wipe yourself too much to get the residue away.
Just a little gentle wiping can make you dry already.
Also, we’d recommend that you use tissue paper, and not a towel, to dry your hands.
Other public toilets have towels that are placed near the bidets but it’s meant to dry your hands.
There are also bidets now that have air-drying features that make you put away those toilet papers.
Product engineers from Bio Bidet have designed high-quality bidets for more than a decade.
They’ve constantly added more features in a bidet that make cleaning your bottom more comfortable, cleaner, and hygienic.
Whether it be using a bidet attachment or a bidet toilet seat, these new adjustments are meant to give your cleaner experience and avoiding the dirt on your hands.
So, if that convinces you to never use toilet paper anymore, get yourself clean and dry with a Bio Bidet.
They have placed a lot of time in creating advanced bidets, particularly with their air-dry feature.
They not only do the cleaning for you, but they also do the drying. All hands-free. Check them out and see for yourself the difference of experience in traditional toilet paper systems and the more advanced, suggested, and hygienic cleaning system for your rear.
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