The Warm Water Bidet Enema with Dryer? ...What?!
Four Bidet Toilet Seat Features You Should Know About
You know that bidet toilet seats come with a whole range of features, but do you know what, exactly, those features are?
Today, we’re here to talk about a few of the most exciting features and give you all the information you need about each.
Let’s dive in.
What are Standard Bidet Toilet Seat Features?
While every bidet toilet seat is different, most include a few standard features. These could be a heated toilet seat, an air dryer, or even an LED nightlight or Bluetooth speaker.
Most bidet toilet seats on the market, of course, include a dual bidet nozzle designed to get you cleaner than paper. Most nozzles offer adjustable settings and spray features, and a variety of other customization options.
Beyond this, most standard bidet toilet seats also offer eco-friendly modes which use less energy than other settings, as well as automatic warm water, easy installation, and a comprehensive warranty.
4 Bidet Toilet Seat Features to Know About Right Now
While most bidet toilet seats have a few standard features, the features below are worth getting excited about:
The Bidet Enema
Now, before you crinkle your nose and think you understand what this one is all about, let’s walk through it. The bidet enema isn’t quite what it sounds like.
Potty party: bidet seat with "enema" feature
On most modern bidet toilet seats, the bidet enema is mostly for stimulation to help with constipation. Sometimes called the “power wash” setting, the bidet enema is quite a bit different from a standard enema.
While a traditional enema is internal and uses a nozzle or syringe to administer fluids to the lower part of the colon, a bidet enema is much less intrusive. Instead of any internal equipment, it uses a strong, narrow stream of water that is directed toward the derriere from the bidet’s wash nozzle. While the nozzle never touches your body, the stream is designed to allow a small amount of water to permeate the colon. This stream is fully customizable, and users can adjust the strength and temperature settings to their likings.
While the bidet enema can take a bit of time to figure out, it’s an essential tool for anyone who suffers from occasional constipation and needs relief. If you combine the enema with the pulsing spray feature on most modern bidet toilet seats, you’ll find that it’s extra effective.
Many feature the this enema, with one such example being the infamous Toto Washlet.
The Bidet with Dryer
The great thing about a bidet is that it uses water to get your bum clean. The only bad thing about a bidet is that it uses water to get your bum clean.
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This means that, while you’re spic and span when you’re finished using the bidet, you can also feel a bit drippy. This isn’t a big deal, and most people just use a small amount of toilet paper to dry off before they re-enter the world.
For some people, though, their bidet’s built-in dryer will help solve the issue. Many bidet manufacturers produce bidets with built-in warm air dryers.
These dryers turn on automatically or with the push of a button, and are designed to deliver a warm, relaxing blast of air to your bum after you use the bidet. Most models are capable of getting you dry and clean within 30 seconds to one minute and sending you out on your way.
Our bestsellers always seem to have the warm air dryer. I mean, it's a bestseller after all!
Warm Water Bidet
There’s no question that bidets are relaxing and far superior to toilet paper when it comes to cleaning.
There’s also no question that a blast of cold water on your bum isn’t as spa-like as it could be. While some simple bidet attachments and non-electric seats don’t have warm water functions, most modern bidet toilet seats have a warm water bidet feature.
While these bidets warm water using different methods (some tap into your home’s warm water supply and some use instant-warmth technology to warm water as it moves through the bidet), they all provide a stream of warm water every time you sit down to use the bidet.
As if that weren’t enough, most also offer customization features that allow you to customize the temperature and pressure of that warm water. This means your bidet experience is exactly as warm or as cool as you want it to be, every single time.
The Bidet Water Heater
An integral part of the warm water bidet, the bidet water heater is where the magic happens.
A standard feature on most modern electronic bidet seats, electronic water heaters are the new standard of luxury. While a shock of cold water might be great as a wake-up for your face in the morning, it’s not exactly something you want to introduce to your bum.
Luckily, bidet water heaters make this concern a thing of the past. By allowing you to heat and adjust the temperature of the water inside our bidet, these nifty units ensure you’re dealing with warm water every single time you sit down to use your bidet.
Most bidet water heaters allow you to adjust water temperature between 92 and 105 degrees, so you can choose the setting that’s right for you.
While most bidet water heaters offer this setting, there are two different types of water heaters that work in two very different ways. These are as follows:
- The Tankless Water Heater. The tankless water heater is a relatively new development. Unlike the old standby, the reservoir heater, tankless heaters don’t have a reservoir tank. Instead, they use a heating coil that warms water instantly as it passes through. This allows them to provide continuous warm water for all of your bidet needs. In many ways, they’re superior to reservoir water heaters, which only offer a set amount of water for each wash.
- The Reservoir Water Heater. Reservoir water heaters work a lot like the hot water tank in your house. They are common in less expensive or lower-end bidet toilet seats. Most are very simply designed: they use a sizeable reservoir that stores hot water. Each reservoir is home to a small water tank heater, which keeps the water warm to your liking. When you want to use the bidet, the system draws upon this warm water and dispenses it to you. It’s a simple, straightforward setup. The only drawback is that most reservoir systems only provide a few seconds of warm water, so it’s tough to enjoy a truly luxurious bidet experience like you’d get with a tankless heater.
While both systems will provide warm water, most discerning bidet toilet seat shoppers prefer a tankless water heater, as it will provide never-ending warm water.
These systems are also much more energy-efficient than reservoir water heaters, because they offer on-demand water, whereas a reservoir water heater must keep water warm at all times, in case you want to use.it.
Finally, tankless heaters also have a slimmer profile and more modern look, since they don’t have to be built to accommodate a water tank.
If you’re not sure what type of water heater you want, feel free to call us for a chat (or just check out something like the Swash 1400). Your bidet expert will be able to give you some information regarding the benefits and drawbacks of each, and you’ll come away with a better understanding of which is right for you and your family.
Getting a Bidet Seat with the Features You Want
If you’ve been shopping for a bidet toilet seat for a while, understanding which features you want can go a long way toward helping you find the right model.
Today’s bidet seats offer dozens of unique functionalities, and it’s easy to get a bit overwhelmed thinking about all of them. Luckily, keeping an eye out for these four things will guarantee you get a pretty good bidet seat for use in your home. to see how your future toilet seat stacks up, check out our bidet comparison chart.
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