Bio Bidet BB-2000 Bliss Bidet Seat w/ Remote
- Product Review (submitted on February 28, 2016):
I purchased this bidet just over five months ago, upgrading from an Inax cw-130.
The BB-2000 does have more features than the Inax, but I had been looking for a stronger spray(and I was tired of the two nozzles catching on each other).
I do remember being very impressed with the strength of the bb2000 at first, but in the past several weeks, it seemed to lessen. We tried cleaning both the nozzle and strainer to really no avail. Changing the filter brought results, but it still does not seem as powerful as I remember.
Also, while I have tried to bear in mind that it is harder for the water to be hot, or be kept hot, when it's colder weather...lately it has been much warmer and very little difference in water temp, which is low temp even on max settings.
I can't really fully review the seat warmer as I can't stand that, but when we first installed it, it was very warm.
I feel they have gotten something backwards here. The seat itself has a nightlight feature for the manual buttons. It is very bright, cannot be disabled(that Ive seen), and when you have this thing installed in a master bath, it can be irksome when you turn off the lights to go to bed.
And yet, the remote is not back-lit. When you get up in the middle of the night, you don't want to turn on all the lights; it would be nice if the remote lit up so you could see the screen and the buttons. I do not use even half of the buttons. I feel like this was a little over-thought on the designers part.
Another issue is that the bracket that attaches the seat to the toilet is cheaply made plastic.
This bidet seems to have been designed with plus size people in mind... I say seems, because of how much weight capacity they made sure it could hold...seems a selling point... and yet the brackets are plastic.
I am plus size, and I can attest the actual seat so far does hold up well. On both the Inax and this model though, I've had to remove the lid completely from the unit.
Plus size people generally have extra padding in the back area, and it can be painful to try and sit and have a lid digging in your hips. Not to mention being forced to sit to far forward that the sprays can't reach their allotted areas. So bye to the lid.
That also brings me to the dryer. It has the same power as the previous Inax, which is hardly anything. I don't turn it on because it makes absolutely no difference. I don't have the time, inclination, or frankly even the physical endurance to sit on the toilet for as long enough that it would take to dry; instead I have to use alternate methods.
As far as cleaning strength-again, in the beginning, it was strong, and I felt like it did its job (sans dryer). Now, however, it does not lend me the feeling it has fully cleaned. You can just tell.
Would I buy this bidet again? I think so, but I haven't had it long enough to truly discern whether it will last for the amount I've paid for it.
However I really do like that it is one nozzle, and there are three different sprays- also an added option for oscillation.
I do like that even at its current weakest point, it's still stronger than the Inax. It is a lot better than toilet paper at any rate.
Would I recommend this? For non, or even mild plus size persons, I think a solid yes, because they can use the full functionality of the seat (including lid).
For those a bit more weighty, I still would, but just advise they don't have as high expectations for it. And for any of those in the extreme category (over even the bidets weight capacity), it's worth it if you can afford it. You may have to adjust and wiggle (carefully) for the spray to have access, but the seat is very sturdy(except for the bracket). I would note that while the seat is considered elongated, it is shorter than the Inax from back to front.
Also, the seat is easy to clean. I do recall in previous research, reading that some bidet seats had issues. If mine has any, I've yet to see them.