As if we haven’t tackled enough taboo topics on this website yet, here we are to discuss bidets! Upon the realization that this should be something we include here on the website, my husband quickly bowed out and conceded the task to me. He knew it was an important topic, but just couldn’t bring himself to write about it. So, here we go. I think we can handle this together, you and me. We can manage this like adults, right? We can get through this one without laughing too hard or losing our lunch, I promise.
As per usual, let’s go through a few things you may want to consider before going ahead and purchasing a bidet. At the end of the day, as with any purchase, it’s always best to go into a decision with as much information as possible and a list of your basic needs and desires.
Know Your Budget – If there is one piece of advice I could give to anyone making any purchase of anything, ever, it would be to know your budget ahead of time. Knowing your budget ahead of time protects you from being swayed into larger purchases than you can afford. Trust me, there will always be one product, slightly out of your budgetary reach, with all the bells and whistles necessary to try to pull you into a purchase. In considering bidets, however, you can probably allow a little bit of wiggle room in your budget. After all, you will likely find yourself saving a lot of money on toilet paper purchases.
Would You Like Warm Water? – Many of you probably haven’t even thought about this question, but I feel it is an important one. Let’s be honest, if you are going to get a spray of water in your nether regions, chances are that you’d prefer that spray to warm instead of cold and shocking. Although warm water is much more comforting, that comfort often comes with a price attached. Bidets which offer a warm water option are usually much more expensive on their own. To top that off, they usually require some plumbing or electrical work to supply the warm water to the bidet.
Electrical or Not? – Many bidets require electricity. This electricity can be used to power the spray nozzles, a heating system, movement of the spray nozzles to provide a “feminine wash”, or to allow you to use a remote to control its functions. Again, things such as this come with a price and usually require a little extra work. If this is outside the scope of your budget or ability, you can always go with a water pressure controlled option.
Would You Like a Feminine Wash? – A feminine wash option is one which makes the nozzle move forward slightly to handle all the cleaning needs a woman may have. As should be clear by that last little bit about electricity, feminine wash options require electricity to run.
Other Options To Consider – If I take the time to talk, in detail, about all the possible options you can elect to incorporate into your bidet system I will be here for a month. Well, maybe not an entire month. Suffice to say that I would have to create an entire page devoted solely to the task of describing those options. Instead, allow me to simply list some of them here and try to talk more in-depth about them as they come up as features on the bidets I’ve included on this page. Possible features include adjustable water pressure, water pulse, water oscillation, self-cleaning and/or sterilizing nozzle, air drying, heated air drying, and heated seat.
On many of these pages I try to include a “best this” or “best that” in the title of each product. Some of these bidets are very different from the others and some are quite similar to the others. Given the breadth of options we will be discussing here and the fact that each of these bidets has more than one major selling point, I have decided to leave out the “best this” and “best that” titles. Instead, I will let you figure out which one is best for you based on its conglomeration of features and options.