Toto’s A100 and A200 are a little disrobed versions of their C100 and C200, respectively. They have all of the very same features, but lack the dryer and deodorizer. If you make sure that you’ll never utilize these functions, these need to be simply as great as our choices. The rate distinction for the upgrade is so minimal though, generally less than $50, that we feel most would prefer to explore the included features.
We also looked at the Toto S550E and the S500E, both of which are typically cost around $1000. They have a more structured look than the C200 and C100, however include just a couple of extra functions. The S550E has a night light and the cover opens and closes automatically. Both designs use ewater(electrolyzed water with disinfectant qualities) on the bowl and wand. These appear like really good bidets, however we do not consider these included features to be necessary, specifically provided the added cost.
The Brondell Swash SE600 is in line with the Toto C200 as far as cost and functions go, however our main gripe is that the electrical cable sticks straight out of the left side of the seat (as you’re sitting). The plumbing line is on the best side, and the majority of bidets integrate the 2 and often make it so they can be clipped together in a cool package. We much prefer the cleaner appearance of having them both on one side of the seat.
The exact same can be stated for the cord of the Brondell Swash SE400, which is a very comparable model. The primary difference is that it comes with a control panel and not a remote.
The Brondell Swash 1400 is a feature-filled design that we had a number of concerns with. First, it’s tankless, so as the wash starts, it provides a blast of cool water, which is a little uncomfortable. Also (and we saw this with a lot of bidet seats) the controls are scrolled, instead of on a+/-scale, so if you move to a temperature or pressure that is greater than you like, you need to go through the entire cycle to return to where you’re comfy. Our choice has a basic +/-interface that removes this small but notable drawback.
The Coway Bitmega 200E is in the exact same cost variety as our choice, however it has a side control. It also has the cord sticking out of the side, like the Brondells. We liked that the buttons on the control panel have braille labeling on them.
The Kohler C3-230 K-4108-0 and the Kohler C3-455 K-8298-CR-0 were both extremely good, but the remotes weren’t as user-friendly as that of our Toto recommendation (the C3-230 features both a side panel and a remote). For instance, the buttons on the C3-455 remote have 3 lights to indicate five settings. We likewise found that it wasn’t as simple to disengage or engage features like the night-light and the automobile fan.
The Kohler C3-155 K-8298-0 is similar to our runner-up, however we preferred the Toto C100’s control panel.We also evaluated 2 other non-electric cool-water designs.
The Luxe Bidet Neo 120 is extremely equivalent to the Brondell SimpleSpa SS-250, but it’s simply not as smooth, and our testers discovered the objective of the spray a little off by contrast. The controls on the Luxe Bidet are large dials, which are more attracting to children than the subtle controls on the Brondell (remember, these less-expensive designs don’t have seat sensing units ). There are numerous other cold water designs readily available, however none provide any noticeable advantages over the Brondell SimpleSpa. The Tushy Classic is generally twice the rate of the Brondell, however adds some directional controls to the spray( our testers thought the aim of the Brondell was great ). Accessories like the Tibbers Bidet, Greenco Bidet, and the Veken Ultra-Slim Bidet all look similar, however we’re not as positive in the service warranty and client support as we are with Brondell. The GoBidet Accessory is an all metal cold water design that does not have the discretion of the Brondell. It has an interesting look that might interest some, however the user feedback is so-so and it costs nearly $150 for the exact same functionality.
The Kohler K-5724-0 Puretide Elongated Manual Bidet Toilet Seat is a cold-water design that enables you to have control over the positioning of the spray. When you tilt the handle down, like a joystick, the spray instructions likewise shifts forward.
This model is priced at around$100, and, unlike the$ 30 models, it includes the toilet seat. We liked this Kohler a lot, however the seat felt inexpensive, and it bent under almost any weight. It likewise made a loud creaking sound each time one of our testers took a seat or shifted their weight.
We did not evaluate any of the non-electric warm-water designs that need to connect to the under-sink hot-water line, such as the Luxe Bidet Neo 320. These designs use warm water at a budget-friendly expense. However we think setup offers a lot of variables, including the distance of the sink shut-offs to the toilet and the probability of cutting a hole through the side of a vanity. There are well-reviewed designs out there, consisting of the Neo 320 and the Brondell FSW-20. However, if warm water is an important feature for you, we believe you’ll also value the other upgrades that the electrical models, like the C200, have to offer.
We likewise left travel bidets out of our research study and testing. Such devices are portable and offer neither the high-end nor the physical assistance of a standard bidet. If you are definitely a bidet fanatic and want to try one, you might want to check out the highest-rated one on Amazon, the Toto Travel Washlet.
The Bio Bidet BB-600 finishes the job simply great. It just does not look or feel as nice as our top choice, and it has a side panel. Our main complaint about this bidet is that in our tests the water pressure was greater than our top pick’s, even on its lowest setting. But setting the mode to “oxygenated” fixed that concern.
During the cleaning process, the water was a bit cooler than with our leading choice, even on the highest temperature setting, however not uncomfortably so. The button that controls water pressure is the same one that manages air-drying strength, which might be bothersome if you plan to utilize the air dryer and you choose a soft water stream.
We discovered two dealbreakers with the Brondell Swash 900: It’s sluggish and it’s loud. After we pushed the button, it took a full 15 seconds prior to we felt the stream of water (a PR rep for the company verified this was common), whereas with other designs that we tested, it took less than 10 seconds. Those extra seconds felt long. To boot, the bidet made a whirring sound during that entire time.
With the SmartBidet SB-1000 we found that the water pressure was too high– even at the lowest setting, which is a dealbreaker on an otherwise good (and affordable) bidet.
We liked the Bio Bidet Happiness BB-2000, but its high price purchases you many functions you do not require. This leads to a remote that’s overcrowded with buttons: In addition to pressure and temperature settings, it uses a massage function, an enema function, an auto wash, a kids’wash, something called a bubble infusion, and a wide spray. In general this design does not have sufficient rewarding extras to be worth about$300 more than our top choice.