With 2019 way back in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to start looking into which bidets are the best of 2020.
Toto has established itself as one of the premier if not the premier bidet manufacturer.
With a lengthy history, going back 100 years, Toto has a legacy of making wonderful bathroom fixtures.
2020 hasn’t been the most exciting year for the guys and gals of Toto’s bidet division. With continued support of older bidet models, nothing has happened as far as new washlets or washlet technology popping up on the scene.
However, this isn’t a bad thing. Toto’s lineup of bidets is already stellar, with a bidet to fit any budget and bum.
Here are the best bidets you can buy from Toto in 2018.
In Q1, the Toto C100 still ranks as the best budget bidet you can buy.
It all comes down to the exhaustive features list that truly boggles the mind when you compare it to the price tag.
Of course, it has all the standard features found on any budget bidet worth its salt, such as heated seats, heated water, an eco mode, adjustable nozzle positions and pressure and a self cleaning wand.
That’s where a sane person would assume the features stop.
But they don’t stop.
Toto somehow packs a warm air dryer and a deodorizer into this beast.
It’s as if TOTO wants to gaslight everyone who is interested in buying the C100, the price to performance ratio is just so good, it’s absolutely insane.
You can find models in both the round and elongated sizes, too, so any bowl can become a powerhouse of anal cleaning.
On the other end of the spectrum is Toto’s S550e with eWater+.
This bathroom behemoth comes packed to the brim with features.
In addition to everything the C100 has, the S550e features the use of eWater+ which is electrolyzed water that acts as a surprisingly able disinfectant.
The S550e will squirt that eWater+ all over the bowl before and after each dump session, providing you a much cleaner bowl -without you having to break out the disgusting, poo-water soaked toilet bowl cleaner- when compared to washlets that lack this feature.
The washlet also features a very suave looking remote, a night light and an auto open and close lid.
Besides the eWater+, the other major difference is the instantaneous water heating that provides endless, on demand hot water with no exceptions. This allows the bidet to be much thinner than its budget bidet brethren.
This is in contrast to the C100’s tank reservoir system, which will still provides a good deal of warm water, but only until the tank is dry. Consider the S550e if you expect multiple people to be using the toilet in succession.
Some may be wondering what difference is between the S550e and the S350e and if it justifies the leap in price.
The S550e features pulsating and oscillating cleansing modes, whereas the S350e lacks these.
IMHO, oscillation is a MUST. The rapid sweeping of water back and forth removes filth so much better than just a constant spray in the same spot. Think about how you clean anything with a hose – your car, deck, dog, kids, etc. You sweep that mother back and forth.
The pulsating spray is also extremely nice to have (especially for us poor folks with a lack of fiber in our diets) as it can help with constipation better than a traditional spray. This feature isn’t as necessary as oscillation, but it’s a wonderful addition to have.
Oh, it also features a much more attractive lid.
All of these features are worth the price difference.
Overall, the S550e is the best washlet that TOTO currently offers, and also one of the best bidet seats available for purchase from any brand.