Bio Bidet BB-1000 Supreme Bidet Seat w/ Remote
- Product Review (submitted on January 28, 2013):
I have decided to write a review on it now because I know there are people like me out there who are on the fence about it but actually really need something like this to be a part of their lives.
I purchased this online a few months back. Like many others wrote reviews, I was also skeptical because this is a generally unheard of product where I live and I had very little information. The information that I found online gave me a basic understanding of what to expect: water spray and heated seat. At the time, I needed a bidet on short notice so I chose the BB-1000 based on the many reviews I read about it on various sites.
Even after I received it, I still held some reservations against the product. I paid $500 and still raised an eyebrow at the thought of it. The installation I did myself since it was very straightforward and easy.
The water is tapped straight from the wall valve and does not draw water from the toilet tank while the built in bidet tank heats the water. The heated water can be adjusted to three levels (low, medium, high) and the highest is very warm yet not painfully hot (aka perfect). The warm water lasts for 30 to 40 seconds and when I inquired about this I was informed that any longer than that would not be beneficial since it would weaken my tissue. This makes sense to me. I had compared and read about some bidets with in-line heaters and although that seems like a great feature and might entice some people, it makes sense that endless warm water can do more harm than good.
My main concern was with where the water would come from or if it would affect my toilet’s flushing capabilities. Since the water used in the bidet comes straight from the water line, it doesn’t affect my toilet at all.
Like the warm water, the heated seat can also be adjusted to three levels. With the recent chilly weather, I’ve kept it on the highest and it is so nice. Although one drawback is that it has become a bad habit to doze off on that seat in the mornings and makes waking up a little more difficult than usual.
The deodorizer is unscented and eliminates some odors in the bathroom. It does start running once the seat is occupied and continues to run for a few seconds after the seat becomes unoccupied. This can be manually turned off if the slight humming noise bothers you. The cartridge contains active carbon, I read.
The lid and seat are both soft closing. It is always better to shut the lid before you flush to prevent germs and bacteria from splashing out and the soft closing lid is nice since it won’t slam shut and startle you.
The seat will not work unless it detects someone sitting on it. This is a great safety feature especially for those who have kids like I do who are prone to being curious and button mashing. And with the remote being so attractive and easily accessible to my kids, I have found that remote in my living room a few times so I’m glad that the bidet will not respond when they try to use the remote like a TV remote.
This bidet has a 3-in-1 nozzle that is exclusive to this brand – one of the reasons I chose this model over others. The one nozzle contains the posterior wash, feminine wash, and vortex enema wash and is powered by a motor that regulates movement and flow. All three of these washes can be manipulated to move back and forth or pulsate. The pressure can also be changed according to my preference. The water stream on this bidet is mixed with air bubbles to create an aerated effect which causes the water to be more powerful yet gentler than conventional water streams. The posterior wash is your basic family wash. It will clean the rear with oscillating, pulsating, or stationary. The feminine wash also does the same but it reaches further up anatomically. The enema wash is a concentrated stream of water. This seems to be unique to this bidet and although I have no need for an enema yet at my stage in life, I can imagine this becoming a great tool in the future.
The warm air dryer is just a pleasant flow of warm air that is a nice topper.
This nozzle will “self-clean” in between each function. This means that water will be drained over the nozzle before and after each use so I do not have to worry about cleaning it myself.
For a product that was bought on a whim, it has proven to be one of the best investments I have made.