Unexpectedly Useful Features on a Bidet

Electric bidet seats have many features designed to enhance your bathroom experience and improve your overall hygiene. Installing one in your bathroom is sure to elevate your time spent on your toilet. However, some customers find that the plethora of features included in our bidets can be a little overwhelming to get the hang of when just starting out. Some users are really interested in a few particular features while others are looking to use most, if not all, the features available on their bidet seat. 

In this article, we will discuss which features on your bidet seat, apart from the core features, are the most unexpectedly useful. We’ll explain why and how we came to choose these features and how you can best utilize them to enhance your bidet seat experience! 

Oscillation Feature

The main feature of any bidet seat is that of its spray function. All bidet seats, regardless of their price point or model, will have a spray function that is designed to thoroughly clean you after you have relieved yourself. A useful companion to this core feature is that of the oscillation feature. When activated, this feature will move the spray nozzle back and forth during its wash cycle. 

This helps to thoroughly clean you by providing a wider area of cleaning/spraying. Many bidet seat users find that using this feature improves their overall hygiene by getting a better cleansing experience in less time than a stationary wash. The oscillation mode can even be automatically activated on some models when the rear/front wash cycle is activated. The oscillation mode works for both rear and front washes. If you have yet to use this feature on your bidet, be sure to give it a try. You’ll be glad you did! 

User Presets 

Another useful feature available on some bidet seat models is user presets. This feature allows users to save their favorite settings on two separate user profiles. This is especially useful for those who will be sharing their bidets with multiple people. No longer will you have to switch back and forth between different settings when using your bidet seat. By simply pressing your user profile you can have instant access to your preferred spray pressure setting, water temperature setting, and nozzle position. 

When another person is ready to use the bidet seat they can choose their user profile and have instant access to their preferred settings. Many customers find that once they use a bidet seat with user presets, it’s hard to go back to a model that lacks it.

Some bidet seat models that have user presets are:

  • Alpha UX Pearl
  • TOTO S550e Washlet
  • TOTO K300
  • Brondell Swash 1400
  • Clean Sense dib-1500R


An unfortunate aspect of going to the bathroom is having to deal with unpleasant smells. But that doesn’t have to be the case when you have a bidet seat with a built-in deodorizer. A bidet seat model with a deodorizer will help reduce any unpleasant smells that may arise while using the toilet.

A deodorizer does not spray any fragrance into the air to mask smells but rather reduces foul odors by using a fan that pulls in air from the toilet bowl and out through a carbon, or heat, based filter. While deodorizers will not and cannot eliminate all odors, they definitely help reduce them. The deodorizer feature can be turned on or off and can even be an automatic feature that activates when a user sits down on their bidet seat. 

Some bidet seat models that have a deodorizer are:

  • Alpha UX Pearl
  • Bio Bidet BB-2000 Bliss
  • TOTO S550e Washlet
  • Brondell Swash 1400
  • Clean Sense dib-1500r
  • Kohler Novita BH-90/93