What to Look for When Buying a Bidet: A Comprehensive Comparison

We think a person’s first bidet experience should be transformative. To make sure that’s true for you, you’ll need to find the right unit type and bidet features.

We hope this is a useful reference for doing your own research – or for asking the right questions when you speak with one of Bio Bidet’s knowledgeable representatives.

Make Room in the Bathroom

The first step of selecting a bidet is determining how much space you have for one.

Some bidet attachments extend six inches or more from the right-hand side of the bowl. Make sure there’s plenty of clearance between your toilet and the cabinets, walls, or bathtub.

Don’t have much room? You will likely need a bidet seat to attach to your existing toilet, or a full bidet toilet that roughly matches the dimensions of your current toilet (and that probably does not have a non-fixed remote control).

If you are considering a Bio Bidet model, you’ll find comprehensive measurements for every bidet under the “Manuals & Spec.” tab on each individual product page.

Select a Non-Electric Bidet or Electric Bidet

Non-Electric bidets (all types) are typically less expensive than electric bidets. They are also easier to install. However, the lack of electricity rules out creature comforts like a night-light, and highly adjustable nozzles.   

If you are leaning toward purchasing an electrical model, think of how you’ll run the cord safely and discreetly. You may need to install an additional outlet if there isn’t one near the toilet.

Here are some of the luxurious bidet features you can get with an electric model:

  • Air-dryer
  • Massage washer
  • Deodorizer
  • Nozzle sterilization
  • Nozzle oscillation
  • Multiple user profiles

Bidet Comparison: Weigh Your Options

There are three main categories of bidet technologies. Two of them complement your current toilet; one of them completely replaces it. As you read through this comparison of types of bidets, think about your bathroom, your needs, and your budget.

  1. Bidet Attachments

Bidet attachments are affordable add-ons to your current toilet. These are available in non-electric models. A bidet attachment includes a panel that controls a nozzle. Non-electric attachments rely on a built-in panel located on the right side of the toilet bowl. Since the water is sourced from your home’s water supply, you will need basic plumbing skills to hook up a bidet attachment. Bio Bidet offers a slew of bidet attachment options for any household and budget!

  1. Bidet Seats

Bidet seats are the most popular choice because they have many features, they look more elegant than an attachment, and they don’t require replacing your current toilet. While a bidet attachment is fitted under your existing toilet seat, these replace the toilet seat completely. They’re more affordable than a bidet toilet, and you can install one with minimal to no plumbing experience.

Like attachments, bidet seats include either a side control (like the one found on the BB-500) or a wireless remote that can be placed (or mounted) elsewhere. Electric bidet seats have more spray options than non-electric ones, like pulsating, oscillating, multiple nozzles for posterior and feminine cleaning, and our favorite: a heated seat to make sure your rear is warm and cozy on first contact! We make several bidet seats to suit anyone’s preferences.

  1. Bidet Toilets

Bidet toilets are the total package. Because they completely replace your current toilet, they require a bit more installation time and effort, but it’s oh-so-worth-it! These veritable thrones offer loads of options.

Excellent features like these are often available with a bidet toilet:

  • Auto-flush. There’s nothing worse than walking into the bathroom and seeing or smelling evidence of the occupant before you. With the auto-flush feature, everyone gets a clean slate when they use the throne.
  • Self-rising toilet lid. Can’t use the toilet without playing a game on your phone or scrolling social media? The self-rising and -lowering toilet lid like on the Discovery DLX is a must. You won’t have to touch the lid with your hands, which means fewer germs on your phone.

Shop our full line of bidet toilets to find the model that meets your needs.

Have Questions About Which Bidet Is Right for You?

If you would like help deciding on the right bidet for you or have any questions, use the chat feature on our website to speak with a customer service representative. You can also send us a message on social media. We’re on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

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