A bidet is a priceless item for cleaning your private parts. It is often an underestimated item that makes cleaning privates very easy. However, finding the best bidet can be challenging if you have no idea what to look for in such a product. Thankfully, we can lend a helping hand, so stick with us to see what you should look for when you’re on the market scouting for a suitable bidet.
How to Choose a Bidet
Compared to other stuff that you might need around the bathroom, there are actually a lot of things that you have to take into consideration before actually buying a bidet. Here is the ultimate checklist of things that one has to take into account before purchasing such a product:
Electric VS Non-Electric
The first thing that you need to consider before choosing a specific bidet model is whether you want an electrical or non-electrical one. A non-electrical bidet doesn’t offer that many features but it does manage to get the job done. If you opt for an electrical model, you will get all the bells and whistles that come with choosing such a product. However, you need to consider the fact that there is a price difference between these two types and electrical bidets are at least twice as expensive as regular ones.
Male or Female
Considering the fact that this is a product designed mostly for feminine use, the feminine nozzle position option is one of the first things that you have to look out for. In other words, you want a product that will allow you to adjust the nozzle angle so that it will be comfortable to use. If you’re looking to buy a product that will be used exclusively by men, then you don’t need this feature.
A heated seat is also a nice feature to have, especially during the winter. Bidets that are equipped with heated seats should also have the option of turning the heat off.
If you want a bidet that works with warm water, you also want to be able to adjust the water temperature. Electric bidets most likely have this feature already but some of the basic models will not. Even if adjustable water temperature isn’t a mandatory feature, it is definitely a nice one to have, especially if you’re sensitive to different water temperatures.
You might also be interested in products that will allow you to adjust the water pressure. Private parts tend to be really sensitive and every individual will react differently to different water pressure levels.
Some models will also allow you to adjust the spray width. This is a feature that can be changed by operating the nozzle and it doesn’t really impact the efficiency of a bidet, but it is still considered a nice feature to have.
Another potential feature that you might be interested in is oscillating cleanse. This will help cover a wider spray area making it easy to control the width of the spray without having to move your body around. This will allow for more efficient cleaning with less fussing around on your behalf.
Water pulse cleanse is also an optional feature and falls under the same category as oscillating cleanse. By using pulse actions spray, you will find it more efficient to remove solid matter.
Enema wash is a rather uncommon feature which can be found on certain electrical bidet models. It can be an important feature to have for people that suffer from conditions such as constipation or hemorrhoids.
Power saving mode is another feature that doesn’t directly affect the functionality of the bidet, but it’s something that can help conserve electricity and save you some money in the long run.
Something that you may not have known is that bidets can also be equipped with air deodorizers. Contrary to what the name might have you believe, this feature actually uses a filter system to absorb odors. Some of the models that have air deodorizers are actually equipped with a small fan located on the side of the bidet. This will further filter the air, removing any unwanted odors. Keep in mind that if you purchase such a product, you are required to replace the filters every six months.
If possible, try to purchase a bidet that’s been equipped with stainless steel nozzles. Due to their construction, they are more resistant to bacteria due to their lack of cracks and pores that make it difficult for bacteria or dirt to get into places that are difficult to clean. A good alternative to stainless steel nozzles is silver iodide ones. Whatever you choose, make sure that you steer clear of plastic.
Types of Bidets
Even if we mentioned the existence of electric and non-electric bidets, these products can be divided into multiple other types, which is why you need to know about the following categories, so that you may narrow down your choices to products that match your needs and your budget:
- Bidet toilet seats are literally toilet seats with bidet systems integrated. This is basically a 2-in-1 type of product, as it can replace your existing toilet seat with a new one, while also equipping everything that you’ll need for private parts cleaning.
- Built-in bidets are actually a combo between a toilet and a bidet. This is the most expensive type of bidet out there (since you’re basically buying two very important bathroom products integrated into a single item) but they are also very versatile and come with a multitude of features that are really useful.
- Bidet sprayers are very convenient for people who are on a budget, but also for those who don’t have a lot of bathroom space to actually install a separate bidet. They are also referred to as “hand-held” bidets and you can position them in any way you want to redirect water glow. They are the best option for elders that want to remain autonomous in the bathroom and don’t have the required mobility to keep trying to access the control panels or the knobs found on other types of bidets.
- Stand-alone bidets are suitable for people with larger bathrooms that actually have the space to install one of these (that actually occupies just about the same amount of space that the toilet bowl does). These can either be mounted on the wall (just like a urinal) or directly on the floor (just like a toilet bowl).
- Bidet toilet attachments are those products that can be mounted on your existing toilet seat. They are a cheaper option and come with plenty of benefits, but they are not as rich in features as the more expensive electric bidets.
- Travel bidets are exactly what they appear to be: portable bidets that can easily fit in your luggage. They are cheap and quite similar in design to a water bottle. All you have to do is squeeze the water recipient and use the spray to clean your private parts.
Top Bidets for Your Home
The first bidet on today’s list comes in an elongated or round shape and plenty of features that make this product useful and interesting, to say the least. It comes with a dual nozzle feature that makes it easy to use regardless of the gender, but also regardless of age. It equips a heated seat that takes care of your private parts even during the winter.
The buttons located on the bidet are intuitive and easy to press even if you can’t see them (you will memorize their positions in no-time). The power-saving features will help conserve electricity and save you some money. Other features of interest include oscillating cleaning and pulsating massage.
We’re back with yet another BioBidet product because these babies are true gems in their category. This particular one is designed to improve wider feminine wash by offering a variety of features that makes this experience more pleasant and more hygienic. It is one of the models that offers the enema wash features which, as we explained before, isn’t all that common. The stainless steel nozzles are a benchmark in terms of hygiene, but we can’t ignore the huge variety of other features that you can find on this model, such as: heated seat, optimal water pressure technology, deodorizer, nozzle cleaning, and many others.
Luxury that you can afford: this is probably one of the best ways to describe what the Aura bidet has to offer. It comes with plenty of features that you are going to love because they enhance an experience that can be boring and sometimes even frustrating. It has a silent operation and uses electricity to offer you features such as massage, self-nozzle clean, and a wide array of full cleaning features. It is constructed with a high-quality stainless steel nozzle, slow-closing seat, and even a night light that makes it easy to use regardless of the light conditions.
This is a rather expensive product, but if we were to list all the features that you get along with this rather spicy price tag, it would take us forever. Constructed with high-quality materials, this toilet seat bidet comes with everything from a mounting kit to a remote control that allows you to adjust the settings and activate or deactivate features without having to reach for the buttons. It equips an oscillating and a pulsating spray feature, a front and back nozzle that comes with warm and aerated water for easier cleaning without having to move around too much, and even a touchscreen remote control. Some other cool features include the in-line heater, the odor-control carbon filter, and the LED illumination.
As we mentioned at the beginning of this article, bidets are usually divided into two main categories: electrical and non-electrical models. The Luxe bidet falls under the second category and it is a budget friendly option for those who have limited amounts of cash to spend. It has a plastic construction and is equipped with high-pressure valves with metal and ceramic cores. The nozzle guard gate promises to provide a shield that prevents the nozzles from being exposed to bacteria the entire time. This product can easily be attached to the toilet and it comes with all parts and tools required for mounting.
The brand that we’ve praised a lot in this article is here to show you that not all their products are expensive, especially if you opt for a non-electric bidet toilet seat attachment. This product is a thin and lightweight solution to cleaning your private parts without having to install a large electrical bidet. This makes it a viable option not just for bargain seekers, but also for those with very limited bathroom space. It comes with a tilted control panel that uses a comfort grip knob to allow you to select your favorite spray. It has responsive water pressure control and comes with a metal water supply hose plus a quality brass valve.
When it comes to saving space, probably the most efficient option at your disposal is a hand-held bidet. This product can be considered a shower-style attachment that can be placed on your toilet to give you quick access to a stream of water without having to actually get inside the shower cabin once again. You can either hook this to your toilet tank or have it mounted on the wall next to your toilet. It is constructed from stainless steel and has a hose that measures 59 inches in length. The faucet is also included with the purchase.
If you’re interested in hand-held bidet, we have yet another very good item we wanted to show you. This Veken bidet comes with two sprayer options that allow you to choose between soft and jet spray modes. It comes with a brass T-valve that makes the product more resistant with high water pressure. The construction is focused on lowering the potential for leaks, since it comes with a double-protected hose and a quality inner tube. The installation kit comes with all the hardware needed for installation, as well as a set of self-explanatory instructions that will make mounting this bidet a breeze.
A bidet can go a long way not just for washing feminine intimate body parts, but is also of great use to men and children as well. With plenty of features that will keep you clean and satisfied with your personal hygiene, the bidets that we’ve included in this article are some of the best examples that you will find on the market. Just make sure that you understand what each optional feature means so that you can invest in a product that offers the most pleasant and most efficient experience every time.