5.0 out of 5 stars | First time user
I haven't used a bidet before this and I don't know if I'll ever go back. I'll miss my toilet seat when I can't hold it at work. The lights are great if you have a pitch black bathroom and it's a middle of the night emergency. The only problem I really had was the chord length, I thought it was around 4 feet long, but it's only about 3 feet, so now I have an extension chord in my bathroom. Still totally worth the experience, now to convince the rest of the household to try it out!
Reviewed in the United States on November 3, 2021 by Tiffany
4.0 out of 5 stars | Good entry-level washlet
The last two years have opened my eyes to washlets (bidet seats) to the point that I swear by them now. The pandemic and resulting toilet paper shortage has produced a glut of models on the market that can suit all budget needs. Feature-wise, I'd put this one in the middle of the pack, since it has most of the luxury features (heated seat, heated water, air dryer) in an otherwise no-frills package (no remote, controls are minimal). Let's start with installation. Things on this front are fairly standard. The bidet seat comes with the requisite hose - in gloss white with chrome fittings, so it looks nice - and T-adapter. The adapter screws onto the fitting at the bottom of the toilet tank (not at the valve) and provides the additional 3/8" compression fitting for the bidet hose. If this is your first time, make sure you turn off the water, flush the toilet until it stops flowing, then place a catch pan under the fittings before you remove the hose. Finger tight only! Installing the seat itself is aided by a thoughtfully provided template. Aligning the template to the front of the bowl allows you to set the mounting plate in just the right location. As with Toto washlets, this one comes with integral screw/rubber grommet fittings that you push through the hole and tighten with a screwdriver for a secure, water-tight fit. There are also a couple of plastic wing nuts for the bottom, presumably to prevent the screws from loosening over time. The seat itself snaps securely into this base, and is removable for cleaning the toilet rim. The provided power cord is somewhat short - 3' (or probably 1 meter) - so if you have a GFCI floor outlet by your toilet you'll be fine. Otherwise, plan on using a grounded (3 prong) extension cord to reach the nearest GFCI outlet. (If you don't know what GFCI is, it's a safety feature that should be in all the outlets in your bathroom per electrical code, and prevents you from getting zapped, so get it done if it's not already there!). Once everything's hooked up and plugged in, the bowl light comes on automatically and the unit beeps to let you know it's powered up. There is a seat sensor that is supposed to keep the bidet sprayer from deploying when no one is seated - but bear in mind this only works when the unit is plugged in. I tested it without power and was able to, well, make a really nice fountain. Something to bear in mind if for some reason you plan to use this without plugging it in. Anyway, once it's plugged in, you have a couple of buttons on the left hand (while seated) side that adjust the temperature of the seat/air and water. There are only three levels - off, low, high - for each one, and they are selected by subsequent presses of the buttons. From experience, I feel the 'high' settings are too hot for most people, but the 'low' ones are nice. Operation - there is a multifunction knob on the right hand (again while seated) side. No remote here, and you can't really see the knob well while seated like on some other washlets, but using it's fairly simple. Twist it forward for a forward wash, twist it back for a rear wash, center it to stop. Then, press the button in the middle for the air dryer. I call this 'no frills' for one reason - the controls. Some higher-end models have an arm that extends out on one side (like the Brondell Swash does) and all the controls, including temperature and operation settings, are consolidated here. Others have a remote for the same purpose. This just has the knobs, which makes it compact and economical, but not quite as user-friendly. However, it does all the same things, so if you're a 'set it and forget it' kind of person, this will appeal to you. The seat itself fits an elongated bowl very well, with a soft-close lid and comfortable glossy plastic seat. There aren't a lot of crags or crannies that are difficult to clean. All in all, a good little seat.
Reviewed in the United States on October 13, 2021 by Greg
5.0 out of 5 stars | This is the one!
I had looked at bidets when everyone was stockpiling toilet paper. The idea of having cold water sprayed at my privates was not appealing. I didn't perform an exhaustive search but many of the ones I found that had a warm water required tapping into the hot water supply which wasn't practical for my bathroom. I saw this one come up as a vine review item. Verified that the size would work with my toilet and that my little water closet had an outlet and thought I'd give this one a try. Installation went very easily. The alignment template works well but is not "necessary" to use. In my photos I had not placed the little rubber inserts in. If you go by the instructions you won't repeat my mistake, although it only took me a few minutes to correct. The T junction that is provided wouldn't tie in on the water supply side but I just flipped it around and it mated right up with the water inlet on my toilet bowl. All of the hardware is very well built and sturdy. Total time for me to install was maybe 30 minutes including corrections for not reading the installation guide. My outlet was on the wall opposite to the toilet so I had to use a surge suppressor. I will eventually get one with a longer lead but for now it works okay and is connected to an GFCI outlet. It would've been nice to have a longer extension from the toilet seat itself but my installation would still have required an extension of some sort. The toilet set itself slides and locks into the mounting plate that you lined up on the top of the toilet. There is a little button on one side of the lid so that you can remove it easily to clean easily. Once locked into place, if you installed the mounting plate correctly, the seat is locked solidly into place. The top lid of this is a thinner plastic. It's very flexible and I guess you can sit on it as you might with other solid lids but I wouldn't personally use it as such. So if you're in the habit of just sitting on your toilet lid this may not be the product for you. The manual leaves a bit to be desired. Play around with the buttons and you'll figure things out. The cleaning cycles work very well. My first time using it was a surprising but not unpleasant experience. Not fully trusting this I have followed up with a bit of toilet paper to check its work and can attest to the thoroughness and efficacy of it's cleaning abilities. It appears that the heated seat will heat at all times which I thought was weird. I thought the sensor that tells the unit you've sat down would turn on the heated seat but I left it for hours and came back to use the bathroom and the seat was still warm. So I've started cycling through until the LED light is off so that I'm not heating the seat 24/7. It would be nice if the controls on this were mounted on a pad to the side like they are on others. It's not terrible as is but kind of requires you to memorize which buttons do what. After using this for a week or so I'm sure it won't be an issue at all. I've almost got it memorized after a couple of days. But that side panel would be helpful for guests so they don't have to be oriented on how to use. Controls: On your left side (from a seated position) there are 2 buttons. One controls the water temp and the hot air temp. The rear button controls the heated seat temp. Both of these buttons have 3 temps and all were comfortable to use. On your right side (from a seated position) there's a lever. Push forward (there's a female icon) and you get a stream to clean the front parts. Push rear (there's a male icon) and you're cleaning the rear bits. On this lever the actual round piece with the male and female icons on it is actually a mutifunction button that does different things depending on everything else: 1. If you're in an active cleaning mode, front or rear, and you hit the center button, it will cycle between clean, powerful clean, or massage clean. I preferred powerful clean. Unfortunately, it does not appear to have a memory and always starts in clean mode so if you prefer one of the other levels you just have to click until you get there. 2. If you're not in a cleaning mode and click the center button it turns on the hot air blower. Click a 2nd time to turn off, or, it will automatically turn off after 4 minutes or when you stand up. 3. If you are not sitting on the seat and press the center button and hold it will turn the LED light off, turn it to illuminate the controls, or illuminate both the controls and the inside of the toilet bowl at night. From what I can tell there's no timer on this. It would be nice if it would turn off when you put the cover down and turn on when you lift the cover up but mine was just on all the time. Even with some of the idiosyncrasies I pointed out above I can easily recommend this bidet. It works and cleans well. It's comfortable to sit on. It's made well. I wish the cover was a bit sturdier to serve as a seat but that's not a deal breaker for me as I don't use my toilet in this way as some do. This bidet has all of the luxury features you'd want and it performs very well.
Reviewed in the United States on September 12, 2021 by Casey