The Brondell Swash SE600 is according to the Toto C200 so far as price and options go, however our fundamental gripe is that twine sticks straight out of the left facet of the seat (as you’re sitting). The plumbing line is on the proper facet, and most bidets mix the 2 and sometimes make it to allow them to be clipped collectively in a neat bundle. We a lot desire the cleaner look of getting them each on one facet of the seat.
The identical might be mentioned for the twine of the Brondell Swash SE400, which is a really comparable mannequin. The primary distinction is that it comes with a management panel and never a distant.
The Brondell Swash 1400 is a feature-filled mannequin that we had a few points with. First, it’s tankless, in order the wash begins, it delivers a blast of cool water, which is a little bit uncomfortable. Additionally—and we noticed this with quite a lot of bidet seats—the controls are scrolled, slightly than on a +/- scale, so if you happen to shift to a temperature or strain that’s increased than you want, you want to undergo the complete cycle to get again to the place you’re snug. Our decide has a easy +/- interface that eliminates this small however notable downside.
The Coway Bitmega 200E is in the identical worth vary as our decide, however it has a facet management. It additionally has the twine protruding of the facet, just like the Brondells. We appreciated that the buttons on the management panel have braille labeling on them.
The Kohler C3-230 K-4108-0 and the Kohler C3-455 K-8298-CR-0 have been each very good, however the remotes weren’t as intuitive as that of our Toto advice (the C3-230 comes with each a facet panel and a distant). For instance, the buttons on the C3-455 distant have three lights to point 5 settings. We additionally discovered that it wasn’t as straightforward to disengage or have interaction options just like the night-light and the auto fan.
The Kohler C3-155 K-8298-0 is similar to our runner-up, however we most well-liked the Toto C100’s management panel.
We additionally examined two different non-electric cool-water fashions. The Luxe Bidet Neo 120 may be very similar to the Brondell SimpleSpa SS-250, however it’s simply not as smooth, and our testers discovered the purpose of the spray a little bit off by comparability. The controls on the Luxe Bidet are massive dials, that are extra attractive to kids than the refined controls on the Brondell (bear in mind, these less-expensive fashions don’t have seat sensors).
The Kohler K-5724-0 Puretide Elongated Manual Bidet Toilet Seat is a cold-water mannequin that permits you to have management over the positioning of the spray. If you tilt the deal with down, like a joystick, the spray path additionally shifts ahead. This mannequin is priced at round $100, and, in contrast to the $30 fashions, it consists of the bathroom seat. We appreciated this Kohler quite a bit, however the seat felt low cost, and it flexed underneath virtually any weight. It additionally made a loud creaking noise each time considered one of our testers sat down or shifted their weight.
We didn’t take a look at the Toto A100. In some ways, it’s much like the C100, our runner-up advice, however it lacks the pre-mist function, the deodorizer, and the air dryer. In the event you’re completely certain you don’t need these issues, the A100 is an okay choice. However as we present in checks of the C100, there’s quite a lot of enchantment in upgrading to a extra full-featured mannequin which you can personalize to your liking.
We didn’t take a look at any of the non-electric warm-water fashions that want to hook up with the under-sink hot-water line, such because the Luxe Bidet Neo 320. These fashions provide heat water at an inexpensive price. However we expect set up affords too many variables, together with the proximity of the sink shut-offs to the bathroom and the probability of chopping a gap by way of the facet of a conceit. There are well-reviewed fashions on the market, together with the Neo 320 and the Brondell FSW-20. Nonetheless, if heat water is a necessary function for you, we expect you’ll additionally recognize the opposite upgrades that the electrical fashions, just like the C200, have to supply.
We additionally left journey bidets out of our analysis and testing. Such gadgets are handheld and provide neither the luxurious nor the bodily help of a regular bidet. In case you are completely a bidet fanatic and need to strive one, you may need to try the highest-rated one on Amazon, the Toto Travel Washlet . However even Bidet.org’s Kyle Bazylo, who sells journey bidets, says he doesn’t trouble utilizing one when he travels.
The next fashions are bidets we examined earlier than 2019.
The Bio Bidet BB-600 will get the job achieved simply high-quality. It simply doesn’t look or really feel as good as our prime decide, and it has a facet panel. Our fundamental grievance about this bidet is that in our checks the water strain was increased than our prime decide’s, even on its lowest setting. However setting the mode to “aerated” fastened that subject. Throughout the washing course of, the water was a bit cooler than with our prime decide, even on the best temperature setting, however not uncomfortably so. The button that controls water strain is similar one which controls air-drying power, which may very well be annoying if you happen to intend to make use of the air dryer and you favor a comfortable water stream.
We discovered two dealbreakers with the Brondell Swash 900: It’s sluggish and it’s noisy. After we pushed the button, it took a full 15 seconds earlier than we felt the stream of water (a PR rep for the corporate confirmed this was typical), whereas with different fashions that we examined, it took lower than 10 seconds. These further seconds felt lengthy. In addition, the bidet made a whirring noise throughout that complete time.
The SmartBidet SB-1000 harm to make use of. We discovered that the water strain was too excessive—even on the lowest setting, which is a dealbreaker on an in any other case respectable (and low-cost) bidet.
We appreciated the Bio Bidet Bliss BB-2000, however its excessive worth buys you a lot options you don’t want. This results in a distant that’s overcrowded with buttons: Along with strain and temperature settings, it affords a therapeutic massage operate, an enema operate, an auto wash, a children’ wash, one thing referred to as a bubble infusion, and a large spray. Total this mannequin doesn’t have sufficient worthwhile extras to be value about $300 greater than our prime decide.