Praise the Bidet
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11 Highly Rated Bidets to Help Stretch Your Toilet Paper

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Praise the Bidet
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Praise the Bidet

Listen, we get it — most of you weren't thinking about bidets six weeks ago. Neither were we, but my, how times have changed. In researching this story, we discovered that there are pre-coronavirus bidet converts out there who are near-evangelical in their devotion to bidets over toilet paper (even if they could find some). Comments range from the hyper-enthusiastic — "two years with a butt sprayer has been life-changing" — to the hopeful — "if you receive a lot of samples, can you send one my way?" Below are a number of bidet toilet seats and attachments that might turn you into a convert too.

Note: Prices and availability are subject to change. Due to high demand, some items may temporarily have inflated prices or be available only from third-party sellers.

Butt First …
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Butt First …

Here's a bit of a primer before we get started. A traditional bidet, used in Europe and elsewhere overseas, requires its own plumbing and own space (something few Americans can accommodate). Bidet toilet seats, which also go by the name Japanese toilets (in part because they were popularized by the Japanese toilet company Toto who licensed the design from American inventor Arnold Cohen), and washlets, which is actually a registered trademark of Toto, can replace your standard seat but be used with the rest of the toilet. And then there are bidet attachments — these can be used with your current toilet, seat and all, but might require a bumper kit to fit property (we've included a link to one later). Some bidet options are electric, others mechanical. Both seats and attachments require installation, but if you have a nearby electric outlet and modern plumbing, you won't need much beyond a wrench and maybe a screwdriver. These range in price, with features like heated seats, water pressure and temperature options, and remote control driving up the cost.

Hello Tushy Classic Bidet
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Hello Tushy Classic Bidet

Price: $79 from Hello Tushy
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Hello Tushy's classic bidet has pressure and angle control, requires no electricity or plumbing, a self-cleaning nozzle, and claims a sub-10-minute installation time. It comes in nine colors and with a 60-day guarantee. Want more luxury? There's a spa version as well for $109 that offers temperature control.

Rave review: "Installing Tushies will change your life. Since we installed our original several years ago my entire family has purchased and installed them, they are the best!!" —Steven S.

Lotus Smart Bidet ATS-908
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Lotus Smart Bidet ATS-908

Price: Starting at $599 from Amazon
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If you consider generally accepted stats about Americans' toilet paper usage — on average, we use around 141 rolls per year, and each roll costs 84 cents — we're spending about $118 per year, per person. That means if you live in a five-person household, this thing pays for itself in about a year. And, with features like three levels of water temperature, five levels of water pressure and air dryer, a temperature-controlled seat, and energy-saving mode, it certainly sounds like a lot more fun than its alternative. It even has something called PureStream that claims to help with constipation.

Rave review: "We've had our unit for more than 10 years and it has never needed anything other than occasional cleaning due to hard water deposits." —PapaSierra

Clear Rear
Clear Rear

Clear Rear

Price: $58 from Clear Rear
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The non-electric Clear Rear bidet attachment has dual nozzles and customizable pressure settings, and the company offers discounts for customers that purchase more than one.

Rave review: "I was leery on my first purchase but it was far more superior in functionality than I could have imagined! Now I have three and even bought one for my 90-year-old dad." —David B.

Tonelife Travel Bidet Set
Amazon

Tonelife Travel Bidet Set

Price: $25 from Amazon
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If you'd rather try out the idea of a bidet before committing a lot of money to it, Amazon buyers seem to love these portable versions. Plus, if you do commit to a bidet seat or attachment at a later date, you can easily pack these for camping trips, hotel stays, and other travel excursions down the road.

Rave review: "We are totally happy customers, and you get two, one for her and one for him. I’m typing this review from a tropical island ... bidet squeeze bottle at the ready. Never leave home without one." —DRK

Toto Washlet C200
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Toto Washlet C200

Price: $429 from Lowe's 
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Features on this bidet toilet seat include a pre-misting function (for the toilet bowl, to help keep it clean), warm-water cleansing, adjustable temperature and pressure controls, a pulsating-cleanse feature, self-cleaning wand, heated seat, warm air dryer, and automatic air deodorizer. All this functionality is made easier with a remote control that lets you choose the features you don't like and turn off the ones you don't.

Rave review: "The remote is great vs. having controls on seat. It may not seem like a big deal, but it's awkward trying to see the controls when you are sitting on them or very close to them." —Adam Kramer

Luxe Bidet Neo 320
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Luxe Bidet Neo 320

Price: $90 from Luxe Bidet 
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Luxe Bidet's Neo 320 bidet attachment includes warm water cleaning, dual nozzles for rear and frontal washing and a hygienic nozzle guard that retracts when not in use. It also includes an 18-month warranty.

Rave review: "The science and mathematics that must have been done to ensure the exact triangulation needed to achieve such sharp-shooter precision should be applauded, and I am quite proud my toilet is capable of such feats." —M Ham Mon

Tushy Travel Bidet
Tushy

Tushy Travel Bidet

Price: $29 from Hello Tushy
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The folks over at Hello Tushy have a travel version as well. It's "collapsible and expandable for discreet portability," and comes with a hinged nozzle with 3-point spout. It has a carrying case with attached carabiner. It comes in four colors.

Rave review: "This is now an invaluable addition to our travel pack!" —Antony B.

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Toto Washlet C100

Price: Starting at $366 from Amazon
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Features on this bidet toilet seat include everything the C200 has except the pulsating cleanse feature. And the C100's control panel is attached to the seat — in other words, no remote.

Rave review: "My wife poo-poo'd getting one when I talked to her about it, but backed down. She did squeal a bit when the jets first did their work. However, she now loves it, especially the heated seat and the blow dryer." —xyz

Toto Washlet A100
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Toto Washlet A100

Price: Starting at $539 from Amazon
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The most basic of the three Toto models here, the A100 has a heated seat, warm water capability, and a self-cleaning wand. If you don't need a lot of bells and whistles but like the idea of a bidet seat vs. an attachment, the A100 fits the bill.

Rave review: "It was simple to install and easy to use. My Costco case of toilet paper is lasting a long, long time. It is the most basic model and is more than enough for a regular person." —Stinky

Brondell Swash SE400
Amazon

Brondell Ecoseat 101 Bidet

Price: $160 from Amazon
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The Brondell Ecoseat 101 is a non-electric seat that features a self-cleaning dual nozzle, gentle-closing seat, and adjustable water pressure. 

Rave review: "All in all, I am very happy with this purchase. It’s an excellent price for a very useful piece of equipment that I think everyone should have in their home." —Val

Astor Bidet Attachment CB-1000
Amazon

Astor Bidet Attachment CB-1000

Price: $40 from Amazon 
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This straightforward, non-electric bidet attachment has adjustable water control and a single, self-cleaning nozzle that retracts after each use. Buyers give it high marks for its ease of use, durability, and easy installation.

Rave review: "One of my sons has used the bidet. Like clockwork, he uses our master bathroom (where the bidet is installed) instead of his own now, so I'm assuming that can be a positive testament." —Travis

Bidet Bumper Kit
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Bidet Bumper Kit

Price: $21 from Amazon
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Not all toilet seats are suitable for bidet attachments. This 12-piece kit includes all the pieces you'll need to convert yours.

Rave review: "Purchased a bidet, the height difference caused the toilet seat to break. The variety pack of bumpers gave us the right amount of options with varying height choices. Everything now works as planned with no concern about breakage!" —Kay Young