Operating a modern bidet seat is very easy, but most people still think of the old traditional basin-type fixture when they think of bidets.  Because of some misconceptions, we feel the need educate those who still believe bidets are difficult to use.

Operating a modern bidet seat is very easy, but most people still think of the old traditional basin-type fixture when they think of bidets.  Because of some misconceptions, we feel the need educate those who still believe bidets are difficult to use.

cartoon illustration of a woman using a bidet

Using a traditional basin-type bidet can be quite inconvenient.  First, you’ll have to do your business on the toilet and use toilet paper to wipe your bottom.  You’ll then have to walk over to a separate bidet fixture and position yourself over it by either facing the water controls or away from it.  A simple “how to use a bidet” search on YouTube will lead you to countless videos of people experiencing bidets for the first time.  The videos always send the same message: bidets are awkward and difficult to use.

The bathrooms is meant to be a relaxing place, so installing a modern bidet seat can easily add comfort to a stress-free environment. Bidet seats are easy to install on most residential toilets and replace your original toilet seat and lid.  When you need to use the toilet, just sit down on the seat and do your business.  Once you need to use the bidet, press the wash button to cleanse the rear.  Then use the dryer to remove any residual moisture from your body.  The whole process is much easier and less awkward than traditional bidets.


We’ve listed some features below to show you how to customize the bidet seat to suit your needs.


Seat and Lid

Bidet with lid slowly closing

Every modern bidet seat has a soft close seat and lid.  No more loud, stressful slams.  If you or any of your family members frequently get up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night, you needn’t worry about a slammed seat waking anyone up.  In addition, soft close seats and lids can help prevent cracks on the seat and toilet bowl.

Electronic bidet seats will also have adjustable seat temperatures.  Heated seats add comfort, loosen stiff muscles, and use very little electricity.


Seat Sensors

Washlet bidets can detect when someone is sitting on the seat.  The seat sensor prevents any mishaps that may come from a curious child or other uneducated guest pressing buttons on the remote control.  The functions on the remote will not work unless the bidet senses someone sitting on it so there’s little risk of someone being sprayed on the face.


Nozzle sterilization

Close up of a bidet's dual nozzles

When you first sit on the bidet, the seat will “beep” telling you it’s ready to be used.  You’ll notice the nozzles rinse themselves off before and after every use.  This is a standard functionality for all the bidet seats we carry.  Some models, like the Brondell Swash 1000, go even further with a dedicated “sterilize” function which uses a silver oxide nano particles to prevent fungi and bacteria build up.


Front and Rear Wash

close up of a bidet's nozzle spraying water

Electronic bidet seats have both front feminine and rear cleansing.  Whenever you feel the water is not hitting the right area, you can adjust the nozzle positions by moving the nozzle forward and backward.  During cold winter mornings or hot summer days, you can also change the water temperature to your liking.  If the water pressure is too low or too high, it can also be adjusted to various levels.


Massage, Pulse, Move, and Oscillate

Many electronic bidet seats have added features to go along with the front and rear wash.  The “pulse” and “massaging” functions stimulate the rectum to promote bowel movements.  The “move” and “nozzle oscillation” functions make the wash nozzle oscillate back and forth to clean a larger surface area.


Auto-Wash, 1-Button Wash & Dry, User Presets

Close up of a bidet's remote

Some electronic bidets can be programmed to remember the user’s wants and needs.  For example, the Clean Sense dib-1500R can preset up to 4 different users.  User presets enable quick washing and drying without having to adjust water temperatures and pressures after every use.  The USPA 6800 has a “Auto Wash-N-Dry” option that allows 1 button operation for users with limited mobility.


Child Mode

If your household has small children, some models like the Clean Sense dib-1500R have a dedicated “child” function.  This function reduces the spray pressure and positions the nozzles more forward (like a child would normally sit.)


LED Lights

Models like the Clean Sense dib-1500R and the Blooming NB-R1063 have LED lights.

Bidet installed on a toilet

The Clean Sense dib-1500R has a blue LED light behind the logo at the top of the bidet.  The light turns red when the heated seat is activated.

LED night light illuminating the inside of the toilet bowl

The Blooming NB-R1063 has an LED night light which illuminates the bowl.  This is a great feature to have when navigating to the toilet at night.  The light turns off once it detects ambient lighting in the room.


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