As y’all know, Everyone Poops*. However, what comes after can make a big difference in your daily life.
One of the things the amazing Japanese are known for is improving things to new heights of excellence. As I discovered during my Asian honeymoon, one of those things is the humble toilet. I’m talking about Toto toilet seat bidet products, acknowledged by many to produce the most comfortable bathroom visits on earth.
A Toilet and Bidet In One
The genius of a Toto toilet seat bidet (or Toto washlet) is the integration of a toilet and bidet into one fixture. How they work is that, after you do your business, a controllable wand pops out of the toilet seat bidet and squirts water upwards at your regions, cleaning you up and reducing the need for toilet paper. This not only seems more hygienic, but makes your life easier, more comfortable, and reduces toilet paper friction. Because of this, one of my top priorities upon remodeling my house in 2016 was to install a Toto. Take a look at that beauty:
It cost about $1,600, but was well worth it. It has a heated seat, several bidet settings including water pressure and stream angle, and a blow-dryer. It also opens up when it senses you coming into the bathroom, and automatically flushes and closes up after you’re done.
This thing will improve your life on a daily basis.
It’s controlled with a remote control:
It’s An Electrical Appliance
A Toto washlet or other toilet bidet is best installed as part of a home remodel, because it’s an electrical appliance, and therefore requires a nearby power outlet.
It’s better to have this done by a qualified electrician, to ensure safety. It seems obvious to me that running an extension cord would not only be unseemly, but also very dangerous.
A Bidet Seat Can Be A Less Expensive Alternative
If you only need the basic bidet feature, you can buy the bidet seat separately and have a plumber install it over a regular toilet. This will run you about $250 – $400, plus the installation of the power outlet. Because it’s only a bidet seat (and not a fill toilet bidet) also lack the auto-flush and seat-opening-and-closing features.
You don’t need a Toto washlet to live. However, it’s a huge, daily quality of life improvement. Once you use one, you won’t want to live without it.
Have you tried a toilet seat bidet, or are you inclined to try one?
*Title of children’s book by Taro Gomi, Kane/Miller Book Pub; Ill edition (October 1, 2001)