Welcome to bidetsPLUS. Learn about the bidet seat, which easily attaches to your existing toilet. There’s a reason why bidets are so popular all over the world. Discover what other people are learning about the bidet toilet seat. Be sure to check our bidet reviews where you can find insightful, in-depth video reviews. You will not find better content on the electronic bidet seat, anywhere on the web.
In summary, bidet seats use a stream of water to wash you after using the restroom. The bidet seat is activated by pressing the WASH button on the control panel (or remote control). This will extend a wash nozzle beneath you and start the wash feature. When done washing, press the STOP button – the wash nozzle will then rinse itself off and retract back into the bidet seat. Nothing touches you except water. Read More
Today’s bidet seats are actually a modernized version of the original bidet, which were first created in the early 18th century. You may have seen these types of bidets in your travels to Europe. Also known as basin-type bidets, these are actually separate porcelain fixtures which reside next to the toilet.
Bidet seats on the other hand, are basically high-tech toilet seats which attach to your existing toilet. Just remove your old toilet seat, and attach your new bidet seat. These types of bidets are especially convenient in North American homes, where bathrooms weren’t designed to handle an additional fixture next to the toilet. Sometimes referred to as a japanese toilet seat, a bidet seat taps into the existing water supply which refills your toilet - so there's no additional plumbing to install. Bidet seats do require electricity though, so you’ll need to plug it into a nearby outlet.
Several bidet seat features can be customized. For example, if the water stream isn’t getting you in the right spot, you can adjust the nozzle position of the bidet seat backwards or forwards to best suit your body. Water pressure can be adjusted as well, so you can find a setting that’s just right for you. There’s even a water heater inside your bidet seat, so the water temperature is adjustable too. You won’t have to worry about the water being too cold!
Bidet seats do a lot more than just wash though. For example, it even helps dry you off after washing, as the bidet seat features a built-in air dryer. After you’re done washing, press the DRY button and this will activate the warm air dry. You’ll feel a stream of warm air beneath you. Just like with hand dryers, it will take a couple minutes for you to get completely dry. But if you’re in hurry, just use a little bit of toilet paper to dab off any excess moisture.
To see a bidet seat in action, check out some of the videos we have available on our website. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth a million! At bidetsPLUS, we’re proud to provide our visitors with exclusive content – over a dozen self-produced bidet seat videos, which can’t be found anywhere else. We even have a “What is a Bidet” Video which demonstrates the key features of the bidet seats we carry. You can find this video in the “What is a Bidet” section along the top navigation bar of our home page. Thank you for visiting bidetsPLUS!
Water is more effective at cleaning you than dry paper – this is the key concept behind a bidet toilet seat. Let's say, you wanted to wash your face... would you just start rubbing your face with dry paper? Of course not, that would be totally dumb. You know that you should use water to clean yourself. So why do you use dry, abrasive paper to clean the most sensitive part of your body? Read More
Bidet toilet seats are very popular in many countries throughout the world. In the United States however, using toilet paper is the dominant method of post-potty cleaning. This is largely due to culture and the fact that we are conditioned, since childhood, to use paper to clean ourselves after potty time. We grew up this way. It’s just the way it is. Besides, nobody here even knows what a bidet toilet seat is!
And the toilet paper industry loves it. Make no mistake, the U.S. toilet paper industry is huge – a $9 billion annual market according to USA Today1. $9 billion a year in just toilet paper? That right, Americans burn through toilet paper (and trees) like there’s no tomorrow. The last thing the toilet paper industry wants is for you to go out and buy a bidet toilet seat, much less TWO bidet toilet seats!
But you should. Not only do bidet toilet seats reduce paper waste, a bidet toilet seat cleans you more effectively as well. The gentle water stream bidet toilet seats provide is also much, much more comfortable. We have all had moments when we found toilet paper to be a bit abrasive. And people who are already sensitive in that region often find that toilet paper just causes further irritation (did you know toilet paper is bleached to make it white in color, and often contains perfumes?). Hence, toilet paper companies are always arguing on who has the softest paper. Well, duh? Why we don’t we all just get a bidet toilet seat like the Bio Bidet BB-1000 and use water instead! Problem solved.
Another huge benefit of bidet toilet seats is that it can be a total hands-free experience. Because bidet toilet seats come with a built-in air dryer, you don’t even need to touch yourself (provided you’re willing to sit thru the dry cycle, which lasts a couple minutes). Not only is this more hygienic for you, but it’s better for others since improper hand-washing could lead to the spreading of germs and bacteria. And for people with certain disabilities, the hands-free nature of the bidet toilet seat can enable folks to use the bathroom by themselves. After all, going to the restroom should be a private experience, which bidet toilet seats allow.
Improved cleanliness, reducing paper waste, a hands-free experience… these are just a few of the arguments why bidet toilet seats are so much better than using toilet paper. And once you learn more about other bidet toilet seat features (such as the temperature-controlled heated seat, and the built-in air deodorizer for example) you’ll see that there are many more. Peruse our site, click around, read our bidet toilet seat articles, and watch our videos. There’s so much more to learn about the bidet toilet seat, here at bidetsPLUS!
1USA Today – Kimberly-Clark Rolls Out Tube-free Scott Toilet Paper, October 2010
Did you know a toilet bidet seat can be customized to best suit your wash preferences? Since everybody’s body is different, wash settings on toilet bidet seats were designed to be totally adjustable. An analogy is to compare it to driving a new car. When you get in a new car for example, you adjust the seat so you can comfortably reach the pedals. Similarly, toilet bidets have adjustability components too. Read More
There are four main components you’ll want to adjust when using toilet bidets for the first time – nozzle position, water pressure, water temperature, and the strength of the air dry. All of these features can easily be adjusted by pressing the appropriate button on the control panel (or remote control) of the toilet bidet seat.
Nozzle position is probably the most important adjustable feature on bidet toilets. For example, if the wash spray isn’t getting you in the right spot, move the nozzle forwards are backwards until it’s in the most effective position. Bidet toilets typically have five different settings when it comes to nozzle position. Each setting moves the wash nozzle in roughly half-inch increments. This means that bidet toilets have about two and a half inches of adjustability in nozzle position.
The next adjustable feature on bidet toilets is water pressure. A lot of this comes down to personal preference, just like some people prefer a massage with strong hands, while others prefer softer hands. Increase or decrease the water pressure on your toilet bidet seat until it feels comfortable to you. Some bidet toilets, like the Coway BA-13, even have adjustable spray-width controls where you can choose between a wider, softer spray or a more narrow, concentrated spray.
Water temperature is another adjustable component on bidet toilets. Again, most of this will come down personal preference but let’s face it – most people don’t like to take cold showers. Toilet bidets come with a built-in water heater which warms the cold water supply. Increase the temperature until it feels right. Or if you prefer, the water heater can be turned off on toilet bidets so you can wash with cold water as well.
Adjusting the air dry strength on toilet bidets is important because it reduces drying time. After washing, you’ll have some beads of water remaining on your skin. At the lowest air dry setting, it will take a couple minutes for you to get dry. Or, increase the air dry setting on your toilet bidet seat and this will accelerate drying time.
With all of these adjustability components, toilet bidets really can be customized to the individual. Find the combination of settings on your toilet bidet seat that’s just right for you!
Upgrading your existing toilet, to a toilet with bidet is really easy to do. Toilets bidets are designed for DIY (Do It Yourself) installation and only take about 30 minutes to install. Your toilet seat bidet will arrive with all parts necessary for installation. Keep in mind though, the installation process for toilets bidets really begins before you even place your order. There are a couple measurements you should take on your existing toilet before ordering. Read More
The first thing to do is figure out which toilets bidets are compatible with your toilet. This will help determine which toilet seat bidet you should order. Locate the two mounting holes behind your existing toilet seat (these mounting holes are what secures your existing seat to the toilet). Measure the distance from the center of these mounting holes, to the front of the toilet's water tank. Do you have at least 1.75 inches of clearance back there, all the way across the back?
If you do have 1.75 inches (or more) all the way across the back, then all of the toilets bidets in our store will fit your toilet. You’re free to choose any of the toilets bidets you like. But if you have less than 1.75 inches (or if your toilet tank curves forward, limiting the space in the rear), you should select the Blooming NB-R1060, the BL 17, Brondell Swash 1000, or Coway BA-13. All four of these toilets bidets have similar, or better, features as the rest of the seats in our store, so you’re not missing anything. It’s just that these toilets bidets are compatible with more types of toilets, which makes upgrading to a toilet with bidet easier for all.
All of the toilets bidets in our store come in two sizes – elongated or round. To determine which size you need, let’s take one more measurement. Measure the distance from the center of the mounting holes, to the very front edge of the toilet bowl - measurement should be to the outside edge of the toilet bowl, not the inside rim. If the measurement here is 17 inches or less, you’ll want to order a round toilet seat bidet. If it’s 17.5 inches or more, you should order an elongated toilet seat bidet.
Once your toilet seat bidet arrives, you’re just minutes away from upgrading to a toilet with bidet. You’ll find a mounting bracket with nuts and bolts included in your shipment. Remove your old toilet seat, and then secure the mounting bracket to your toilet. Once the mounting bracket is secured, the toilet seat bidet slides on, and attaches to your toilet. At this point of the installation process, you can see what your toilet with bidet will look like which is exciting!
Now let’s connect the water supply. Behind your new toilet with bidet, you’ll find a water outlet which supplies the water to refill your toilet. First, turn off the valve on the water outlet to stop the water flow. Then, detach the hose from the water outlet and screw on the metal T-Connection which came with your toilet seat bidet. The T-Connection lets the water run two different ways – one way will be back to your toilet, and the other way will be to the bidet. Reconnect the hose from the toilet to the top end of the T-Connection. Then, attach a separate hose (also included with your shipment) to the other opening, with the other end of this hose going to the toilet seat bidet. Once you’ve completed the water connection, use a wrench to tighten all connections. Open the valve on your water outlet, and check for leaks.
Alright, you new toilet with bidet is almost done! All you have to do now is plug the electrical cord in to a nearby outlet. Again, all parts necessary for installation will be included when your toilet seat bidet arrives, including the mounting bracket, T-Connection, hoses, nuts and bolts.
We hope you enjoy your new toilet with bidet for many years to come. Customers call us all the time saying how much they love their new toilet with bidet, and how they wish they had gotten one earlier in life. We bet that you will too. Thank you for choosing bidetsPLUS!