You’ve made the big decision: you’re going to buy a bidet. But how do you choose the best bidet for you? After all, there are dozens of options, and each looks, to the untrained eye, pretty darn good.
Luckily, you’re not wrong about that!
Any bidet is better than no bidet at all. That does not, however, mean that all bidet makes and models are created equal, or that all of them are guaranteed to bring you bathroom bliss. Here are a few things you’ll want to consider as you begin the bidet shopping process.
Pick Your Best Bidet: 5 Features to Pay Attention to
When it comes time to choose your best bidet, there are a few things you’ll want to evaluate pretty closely. These are as follows:
Feature, features, features, oh my! Bidets are full of them, and the best bidet will include all the ones you care about most. Here are a few of the things to evaluate your would-be bidet for:
- Front and rear wash. Many bidets include both a posterior and a feminine (front) wash. These are ideal for mixed-sex households and anyone who has company over frequently. Adjustable, comfortable, and ideal for offering maximum choice, these are some of the most popular bidet models out there. As you’re evaluating your would-be bidet for this option, don’t forget to be sure it also offers an adjustable nozzle position! Designed to allow you to move the nozzle back and forth or side to side, this makes for a customized wash.
- Adjustable pressure. Want to create a bidet experience that’s fully adjustable? Look for a model that offers adjustable water pressure. This is popular in bidet seats, and most models offer it across the board. These same models may also offer adjustable water temperature for your comfort.
- Self-cleaning modes. If you’re worried about cleanliness, look for a bidet that offers a self-cleaning nozzle. This is popular in bidet seats made by brands like BioBidet, Brondell, Kohler, and Toto.
The stronger the material, the more durable the bidet. As such, the best bidet for you is one that’s made from durable materials you won’t have to mess with very frequently.
While some bidet units, like non-electric bidets, are made from plastic, other units, like the Brondell Swash 1000 Bidet Toilet Seat are made from durable, high-density materials and will have a significantly longer lifespan than their less-durable counterparts.
On this same note, make sure you’re buying a unit with a stainless steel nozzle since it’ll be easier to clean and sanitize than any other material.
Some bidets include automatic features, such as lids that open and close when you walk into or leave a room or an LED nightlight. These features are ideal for anyone who wants a hands-off bidet experience. If you’re in the market for this, check the chart above to find your ideal fit.
Price range will be a big consideration when it comes time to shop bidets. As you’re shopping, you’ll find it’s easy to drop anywhere from a few hundred dollars to more than a thousand.
While the adage “you get what you pay for” is true to an extent with bidets (bidet seats will last longer than non-electric bidet attachments, for example), you’ll still want to set a budget and stick to it. It should be easy to find a model that suits your needs, without blowing your budget.
Bidets are electric things, and figuring out what’s wrong with them can be tricky sometimes. Luckily, most top-end seats on the market today offer a self-diagnose function. If you’re not sure which models offer this, be sure to ask your friendly bidet expert before you make your purchase. You’ll be glad you did.
Finding the Best Bidet, Made Simple
While finding the best bidet can be a challenge, keeping these five considerations in mind is a smart way to simplify it as much as possible. For more information, contact BidetGenius for help finding your perfect bidet, or check out the chart above for a side-by-side comparison of our best models.