“Water Does it Better” – The Bio Bidet Advantage
When you have the word ‘Bidet’ in your name, you better live up to expectations. In the commercial world, that’s a dangerous feat in the naming of a company. It takes guts, foresight, confidence, and an unwavering focus to shoulder a name you’ve announced to the world of what you are.
While Bio Bidet isn’t the only company that has ‘Bidet’ in the name, it certainly deserves every bit of its success. Founded in 2008, it is now among the best in the industry alongside the 100 years old Japanese smart toilet and washlet maker.
But let’s not get carried away with what they have achieved (who cares anyway). You are here because you want to know which Bio Bidet bidet toilet seats can best meet your needs and how damaging they are to your wallet. And you are probably overwhelmed by all the reviews you have read.
Well, you have come to the right place because this Bio Bidet review is going to uncover every single bidet seat that the company offers. And help you organized your selection process so you won’t end up wasting time and money acquiring a BioBidet seat with features you don’t need.
With Bio Bidet’s extensive range of bidet seats, from the Premier class right down to the simple bidet attachment, you are sure to find one you like and within your budget.
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Excellent Build Quality
Quality is what makes Bio Bidet stood out and recognized as a
force bidet to be reckoned with. When you give your all to even the finest details, you are unlikely to incur the dreaded consumers’ wrath.
So what are the specifics that make Bio Bidet a high-quality product?
Aesthetic appears to be a core design principle with Bio Bidet. Every bidet is designed to meld and fit snuggly on any regular elongated or round bowl toilets. The immaculate finishing, shape, and proportion will align your perception towards a high-quality product.
And beneath that assuring appearance are some patented innovations that guarantee optimum performance. From the powerful active carbon deodorizer to the motor-driven nozzle mechanism, accuracy and consistency are no coincidence. You will get that predictable cleanliness every single time.
Unless you are already a bidet seat user and experienced to know what you must have or don’t need, it helps to familiarize with the features first before a purchase decision. So let’s move on to the impressive features that make Bio Bidet a serious contender in the ever-crowded bidet seat marketplace.
Features That Are Uniquely BioBidet’s
Some of the most notable features that give Bio Bidet an edge over its rivals are in the wash function, and the self-cleaning nozzle system. And the comprehensive industry standard features all add up to make it a recognized brand in the industry.
Patented 3-in-1 Nozzle System
Standard wands are usually of the 2 nozzle design, one for posterior and the other for feminine wash. Some bidet seats may even come with 2 wands with one nozzle each to serve the rear and front wash respectively (example, Brondell SWASH 1400).
BioBidet is the only bidet seat that comes with a 3 nozzle system. That is, having all 3 nozzles on a single wand. Two for the usual posterior and anterior wash, and a third wash, the signature Vortex water stream. That’s one wash feature you will need when you are having a tough time getting rid of your used meals.
And another patent (pending) feature, the Hydro-Flush offers an unprecedented way of nozzle self-cleaning. But it is only available on the BB-2000 and BB-1700. You will find out how it works a little further down.
There are two versions of the 3-in-1 nozzle system. The stainless steel wand is available only on the premier class models, while the luxury class bidets come with an antimicrobial plastic wand. The 3-port nozzle tip is detachable on both the stainless steel and plastic wand for manual cleaning and sanitization.
The Vortex Wash & Turbo Wash
The vortex wash is sort of like an enema. It is a stronger spray with a helix motion water stream. If you are a regular bidet seat user, you can sure feel the difference and loves it when you are in constipation.
You know that (frustrating) moment when you push the spray to the max and still not getting the power to reach further into your rear…
Well, now you can get all the spray power you want with the vortex water stream. It’s no gimmick. The stimulation on the rectum that relaxes the rectal muscles for a smoother evacuation is real with the Vortex wash.
But not all models come with this feature. If this is what you are looking for, below are the bidet seat models with the Vortex enema function.
In some models, the enema wash is called Turbo Wash instead of Vortex on their feature list. They are not exactly the same thing. The Turbo wash is essentially a water stream with higher water volume giving it a richer and more satisfying wash. It doesn’t spiral like the Vortex.
Bio Bidet’s Bidet Models With The Vortex & Turbo Wash
The dirtiest part of the bidet has to be the nozzle. This is because it is closest to you-know-where during a wash. And it took the blunt of the dirty water splashes reflected from your rear. Some bits and pieces of waste may land and stick onto the wand. And like with all bidet seats, Bio Bidet also has the self-cleaning function. But the cleaning is just rinsing off whatever material that is on the exterior.
What if there is dirt that gets stuck and anchored in the nozzle?
Though the chances of that happening are pretty remote, it’s not impossible. And given that there are 3 ports on the nozzle, especially with the Vortex wash, you can’t be that sure.
That’s when the Hydro-Flush comes into play. It cleanses inside-out where water flows (internally) through the nozzle at high pressure, flushing out any water minerals and debris.
The Hydro-Flush is unique, a feature not seen from all of its competition. It ensures the nozzle exterior and interior is free from any debris, thereby reduces any chances of unwanted microbial growth.
Standard Industry Features
- Oscillating And Pulsating Water Stream
- Patent-Pending Nozzle Self-Cleaning Mechanism
- Powerful Odor Remover
- Warm Air Dryer
- Welcoming Warm Seat
- Intuitive Control And All Other Features
Though the above features are good to have, they are not common across all BioBidet bidet seats. But that does not make the models without those features any less desirable. The standard wash functions are more than acceptable to the majority of users. And a decent hygiene standard is maintained with the self-cleaning functions, even with the lowest priced model.
So here are the standard features that are common with most mid to top range electric bidet toilet seats. Bio Bidet has them all except maybe a few features that are not included in a few models. And probably those are the ones that you can do without to save you some money.
Oscillating And Pulsating Water Stream Standard Features
You can use a soothing massage wash with either the oscillating or pulsating spray at a touch of the button. And you can adjust the nozzle position for a thorough clean.
The nozzle also infuses air bubbles into the water stream (known as aeration) for a softer impact on your delicate area. Even better, you have full control of the water temperature and pressure via the remote control or the side panel.
Patent-Pending Nozzle Self-Cleaning Mechanism Standard Features
The self-cleaning of the nozzle is another notable feature of Bio Bidet. It uses a patent-pending nozzle drive system which operates the rapid movement of the wand during the auto-cleaning process. It has an assisting guide belt which eliminates any risk of jamming and offers a quieter and smoother movement of the wand.
All Bio Bidet electric bidet seats come with a self-cleaning nozzle. And it cleans itself after every wash with water flushes through its exterior removing any dirt that may have stuck on the wand surface.
Powerful Odor Remover Standard Features
If you have a toilet in a small space, like under the stairs or in an enclosed location with poor ventilation, a deodorizer is a must. And one which isn’t using chemicals to mask the odor but effectively removed it from the air.
And the deodorizer that comes with the Bio Bidet bidet seat is equipped with a powerful suction fan and active carbon (charcoal) for removing odor effectively. The cartridge form active carbon is inexpensive and easy to replace.
However, the deodorizer is only available on some models. So if this is a must-have for you, make sure to look for it in the feature list.
Warm Air Dryer Standard Features
When you are done with your dumping and washing, hit the air dryer button and a gust of warm air goes to dry your derrière. OK, using gust to describe the air strength is, frankly, over the top. It’s far from it. You will need to hit the air dryer button several times before you are truly satisfied.
But to be fair, it’s not just Bio Bidet; all bidet seat dryer can’t blow dry with just one hit. You can’t expect a tiny fan motor to produce an airflow like a commercial hand dryer. You may need to use paper to dab dry if you are in a hurry. But it is nice and warm, and the air temperature is adjustable to your liking.
Can you go without the air dryer?
Welcoming Warm Seat Standard Features
Except for the non-electric models, a heated seat is not an option for any decent quality bidet toilet seat. Wherever you are with the weather, you can’t opt-out of this feature. But you sure can turn it off if you don’t need the heat on your butt.
All Bio Bidet electric bidets are equipped with a heated seat with variable temperature.
Intuitive Control And All Other Features Standard Features
All the functions, be it on demand or preset can be executed on either the remote control or side panel. The button labels on the control are pretty self-explanatory with texts and icons. And the more advanced models will have an LCD screen that offers greater ease in operating and presetting of the respective features.
The models with remote control are more popular with users as it offers mobility and flexibility. However, the side control panel is preferred by those who don’t want to deal with battery replacement and the frustration of misplacing the RC. So this is also a consideration when deciding on which bidet model to buy.
And here are all the other features that come with the respective models. (Check here to select models/features)
- Night light – Helps you navigate to the toilet in the dark if you don’t want to turn on the blinding bathroom light.
- Energy saving – This can help prevent the bloat on your utility bills.
- Sittable lid – In a tight space corner, you can appreciate a little convenience when you can sit on the lid to trim or polish your toenails. But if you weighed more than 200 pounds, please use a sturdy chair. (User discretion is advised)
- Quick release for easy cleaning – Don’t forget to unplug the power before doing your “favorite” cleaning sport.
- Easy nozzle replacement – You can have your personal nozzle if you feel icky about sharing. But please don’t keep it next to your toothbrush or other personal effects.
- User Preset – There are only two users preset. So keep one for the person you love most because you don’t want to fight over a trivial wash setting and spoil the relation.
Sitz Bath – A Non-Feature Feature
You don’t need a Bio Bidet bidet to have the Sitz-Bath function. Honestly, it is rather gimmicky to list that as a feature. The “feature” is achieved by simply lowering the water pressure, be it on the posterior or feminine wash mode, to simulate a sitz bath feel.
As long as you have control over the water temperature and pressure, you can create a sitz bath. Never mind if it’s a Bio Bidet, Brondell or TOTO. So don’t freak out when you received your bidet seat and can’t find anywhere in the instruction manual on how to activate a Sitz-Bath.
Power Rating Vs Heater Type Vs Slimness
One of the aspects of choosing a bidet seat is aesthetic. You want the seat to look good on your toilet. Most users will be attracted to one that is slim, or as close to looking like a normal toilet seat as possible. Then you will need to understand and identify the types of water heater that are used on the bidet seat.
There are three types of water heater (Bio Bidet has all three of them) – The tank type, ceramic heater, and the hybrid which is a combination of both tank and ceramic heating. So how different are they and which is a better heating system?
Bio Bidet Water Heater Types
The tank-type water heater is the most common and has a long history. The bidet will have a storage tank in it, and water is pre-heated and stored in the tank.
And to serve you warm water on demand, the heater needs to be turned on continuously. So it is not so energy efficient compared to the other heating systems. Besides, the warm water supply is limited by the tank capacity.
Typically you can get continuous warm water for about 30 to 50 seconds before cold water kicks in. You will have to stop the spray and wait some minutes before warm water resume.
You can easily identify a bidet which uses a tank type heater by its appearance. Because to accommodate the tank, the bidet will have a high back, so it can’t be slim. And the power rating typically ranges from 400W to 600W.
The main advantage of a tank type heater is the strong water pressure it provides because it has an inbuilt pump. So if you prefer a powerful spray over anything else, choose a BioBidet bidet seat with a water tank heater. Heater Types
Contrary to the tank-type heater, the bidet seat that uses the ceramic heating element does not require a tank. That’s due to the quick heating nature of ceramic at high power; water is heated up instantly. And because there is no need to pre-heat the water, you can enjoy unlimited warm water supply for as long as you want.
Since there is no tank, the bidet can be made slimmer. But the drawback is a high power rating. Typically, the power rating of a bidet that uses the ceramic heater starts from 1000W to 1400W. That’s twice the power of the tank heater.
But the good news is, you don’t use that much power on a continuous basis. The heater only gets activated when you are seated. Once you get up from the bidet seat, the power to the heater is switched off automatically.
You can compare the power consumption between the ceramic heater and the tank type heating system with simple mental math.
(Ceramic) 1200 watts for 10 minutes each time versus (Tank) 500 watts for 24/7, which one consumes the most energy?
That’s obvious. The energy consumption of the tank-type adds up significantly over 24 hours.
But of course, no one says you must turn on the tank heater 24 hours every day. You can switch on the tank heater at the start, by the time you are done dumping, the water in the tank may be ready for you. What about number 1? …¯\_(ツ)_/¯
The main disadvantage of a ceramic heater is the lower water pressure it produces. This is because it doesn’t have a pump since there isn’t a tank in the bidet. Heater Types
The Hybrid System
Finally, the best of both worlds. The hybrid system has the characteristics of both the tank and the ceramic heater. It has a tank with an inbuilt pump, and it uses the ceramic heating element.
By comparison, the tank is smaller, so it doesn’t give you that bulky look like the tank-type. And it has the same power rating as the ceramic heater. So you get unlimited warm water on demand with strong spraying power.
Appearance wise, the hybrid models are not as slim as the ceramic type. But it can be difficult to differentiate at times. So the best way to tell is the name or description provides by the manufacturer. And Bio Bidet tells it like it is, the Hybrid Heating System.
And a higher cost is the main disadvantage of a hybrid system. Heater Types
“You need not be too concerned about the heater type you are getting with the Bio Bidet model you like. The differences are there, but they are hardly felt under normal use unless you have the habit of extending the spray time, like over a minute continuously. Then the ceramic or hybrid heater is more suitable for you.”
The 3 Classes Of Bio Bidet Butt Washer
There are 3 classes of bidet seats offered by Bio Bidet. They are the Premier Class, Luxury Class, and Economy Class.
The Economy Class consists of all the non-electric bidet seats and attachments. So if you need features like a heated seat, warm water wash, air dryer and features that require electricity to function, you can skip this department.
Between the Premier Class and Luxury Class, the prices range from $200 up to $700. So that will more or less give you an idea of where to put the cap on your budget. But before you do so, it makes sense to learn what features go with which model. Then you will know how far your dollar can stretch with the available options.
The Premier Class
In this Premier Class, you can see all of Bio Bidet’s best features. Like the 3-in-1 nozzle system, Hydro-Flush, and the industry’s only Vortex or Turbo wash.
And this is where you get the most out of your dollar if you want all of the features you have learned. The lowest priced model in this category is the A8 Serenity which comes with a free Biomist bidet cleaner.
Again, a reminder here. Not all models in this class have all the features mentioned above. So pick the model that best meets your requirement and budget. But there are only 5 models here, so you should be able to narrow down to the right bidet seat in no time.
Here are all the 5 premier Bio Bidet seat models with its respective features.
The luxury class offers a wider range of electric bidet seats and are compatible with most other prominent brands in the marketplace. And some models share the same signature features seen on the premier models, like the patented 3-in-1 nozzle system and the Vortex wash or other enema wash function.
A total of 9 bidet seats are in this category. And out of which, 3 are from USPA, a European branch of the Korean conglomerate IS Dongseo, which produces the USPA-6800U, USPA-6800, and UB-4800 DIVINE (or USPA 4800).
And this is where most folks would end up with a budget of around $500 or less for an electric bidet toilet seat. The lowest priced model in this category is the SLIM ONE; at about $200 you get the 3-in-1 nozzle with the turbo wash — great value for money.
Sounds good enough for you? Here are all the Bio Bidet Luxury Class Bidet Toilet Seats.
Economy Class Non-Electric Bidet Toilet Seats & Attachments
When you can’t have a power outlet anywhere near the toilet, these manual bidet seats and attachments are your best alternative. Though it doesn’t offer the convenience of those electric versions, you can still enjoy a clean wash it provides.
Even if you need warm water, the BB-270 DUO bidet attachment has the provision for hot water supply. Just run a separate water supply line from the nearest hot water source (sink, tub) to the bidet attachment. And it works like the premier or luxury class bidets with adjustable water temperature and pressure. It comes with a self-cleaning dual nozzle for posterior and feminine wash respectively.
There are a total of 9 products in this category – 1 seat (SLIM ZERO), 5 attachments, 1 handheld bidet sprayer, and 2 travel bidets.
Except for the Slim Zero bidet seat, the rest of the models cost no more than $100. So if you are just trying out, these manual bidet seats or attachments will be a good start without breaking the bank.
To use these non-electric bidet seats or bidet attachments, make sure the water pressure is within the range of 20 to 80 psi.
*Please look out for the water pressure limit in the specification sheet/Owner’s Manual of the respective bidet seat or attachment.
Most home should have no problem meeting the water pressure range. But if you aren’t sure, get one of this Water Pressure Test Gauge to measure the pressure at the water supply valve. It’s super easy to use. Simply screw the pressure gauge onto the shut-off valve and turn on the supply to the maximum and you get the reading right away.
Here are all the bidet models in the Economy Class on BioBidet’s official website.
IB-835 – The Integrated Bidet Toilet
Integrated bidet toilets are growing in demand. And it seems to fill the gap between the full-fledged smart toilet and the top end conventional ceramic tank and bowl. If the dollar couldn’t stretch far enough for an automatic crapper, this IB-835 INTEGRATED luxury toilet with bidet functions is a natural choice.
Build to look like the high-tech potty, its functions and performance are nowhere inferior to some known smart toilet brands out there. If you are replacing your old tank and bowl toilet, and intend to add a bidet seat, do include this IB-835 INTEGRATED as a viable option.
Compare to a smart toilet; the main difference is in the flushing. The IB-835 INTEGRATED leverages on gravity and siphon force to remove waste. By definition, it is a one-piece tank and bowl with similar flushing mechanism as any regular gravity flush toilet. The biggest plus here is, you can still flush normally in the event of a power failure, unlike the tankless smart toilet which relies on an electric pump to pull its flushes.
This bidet toilet comes with a single flush 1.6 GPF capacity with Auto Flush function. You can also initiate a flush using the mechanical button located on the side of the seat, or the flush button on the remote control. And on the left side of the seat is a small control panel with a power button and basic wash functions. So in case the remote fails you, you can still do your washing (without the adjustment features).
Except for the Vortex wash and Hydro-Flush, the bidet has similar functions as the prestigious BB-2000 bidet seat. The self-cleaning antimicrobial plastic wand or nozzle ensures you get clean, fresh water with every wash.
Size wise, the overall toilet width and length is a nice 15.8″ x 27.8″ which will fit in any bathroom space without the awkwardness. And it comes with a stylish remote control which adds to the aesthetic of a modern day bathroom.
Last but not least, the bowl height is 15″, which is similar to most standard height toilet. But the approximately 2-inch thick seat makes the seat height slightly over 17 inches, which is within range of a comfort height toilet.
A Little Disappointment
If you have been looking out for the best bidet toilet seat, you are likely to have come across TOTO washlet. And you will tend to compare the two. Feature-wise, the Bio Bidet range is still a step behind the Japanese in the hygiene department.
It lacks in self-sanitization features.
Even the top range of KOHLER bidet seat has the UV-light feature to keep its wand free from contamination. Or the silver ionization method used in Brondell SWASH 1400 and SWASH 1000.
Bio Bidet uses only water.
You may say they are pretty efficient in wand rinsing, the Hydro Flush is a great design, but do nothing to sterilize the nozzle.
And compared to TOTO’s award-winning eWater+ (electrolyzed water) sanitization system, it’s nowhere near the hygiene standard of the Japanese. If only Bio Bidet could incorporate a credible germ-free system, in the future perhaps, it is not in the same league as the industry leader.
Another hygiene related feature which is good-to-have is the remote control opening and closing of the seat and lid.
All Bio Bidet Seat does not have an auto open and close seat/lid, not even with the remote control. You will have to lift and close the seat with your hand. But they are soft-closing like all bidet toilet seats. So, if you are a TOTO Washlet user and are expecting to see this feature on any Bio Bidet bidet seats, sorry to disappoint.
Choosing The Right Size Seat
Before you begin your bidet shopping fun, please do this necessary step if this is your first time. Skipping this step may lead to frustrations later when you discover the Bio Bidet bidet seat you bought is not a good fit. Worst case, you can’t even use it if your toilet is of a certain build.
But nothing complicated here, it is the same way you choose your replacement seat. It only takes one minute to find out if you should go for an elongated or round seat. Pretty straightforward. So get ready your tape measure and follow these steps.
Measure the bolt hole distance, center to center. The minimum has to be 5.5″ and up to 7.5″ max., and anything in between you are good to go.
Measure from the center of the bolt hole to the front tip of the bowl. If the measurement is 16-1/16″ (408mm) or less, choose a round seat model. Anything after 16-1/16″ up to 18-1/16″ (459mm), go for the elongated seat model.
Make sure you have a minimum distance of 1.5″ clearance between the bolt hole center and the tank. Anything short of the minimum distance, the tank will obstruct the full opening of the seat and cover. Or you won’t be able to mount the seat at all.
With the measurement obtain, compare with the model you are interested in and see how close it matches. If the length (bolt hole to bowl tip) is a bit short or long, you will get that little under or overhang, that’s OK as long as it sits sturdily on the bowl.
One final step and this is crucial. If you have a one-piece toilet with a deep French curve connecting the tank and the bowl, the bidet seat might not fit. Chances are, the back of the seat is resting on the curve or the access to the mounting holes is obstructed.
Example of toilets with a French curve between the tank and bowl.
If you aren’t sure at all, your best bet is to contact Bio Bidet customer support for their advice. They have got excellent customer support to provide you with all the answers you need for your purchase.
What Are You Looking For In A Bidet Seat? (Features vs Models)
If you have read this far, you should have at least an idea of the features that you want or must-have. So to make it easy for you to choose, let’s state what the standard features are and what other features go with which model.
Standard features come with every Bio Bidet bidet (including the 3 USPA bidets) regardless of its class. But of course, they don’t apply to the economy class or non-electric models. [Click here for the full-range of non-electric bidet seats & attachments.]
- Oscillating Wash
- Pulsating Wash
- Posterior & Feminie Wash
- Wide Spray
- Self-Cleaning Nozzle
- Adjustable Seat Temperature
- Adjustable Water Temperature
- Adjustable Water Pressure
- Adjustable Nozzle Position
- Slow Closing Seat and Lid
- Quick Release Seat
- Power Saving
The Entire Range You See On BioBidet.com
|Premier Class Models||Features|
BLISS BB-2000 + FREE BIOMIST
DIB SPECIAL EDITION
A8 SERENITY + FREE BIOMIST
|Luxury Class Models||Features|
It’s a safe bet to go with a Bio Bidet electric bidet seat. Given its high build quality and industry standard features, and thousands of satisfied users, you can’t go wrong.
Though lacking in the self-sterilizing function on the premier class models, hygiene is never compromised. It is a good-to-have feature but not a must for most people. Even some of the top end smart toilets are not equipped with an active sanitizing feature. The auto-cleaning of the nozzle is thorough enough to get you a clean spray every time.
And don’t worry about the type of heaters that are used on the respective bidet seats. But if you prefer an uninterrupted warm water spray wash, the hybrid or ceramic heaters will be more suitable for you. Or if you need a stronger spray, the tank-type heater is ideal, but it has a limit on warm water spray time. So it’s up to your preference.
The wand or nozzle hardly needs replacement. Whether it is stainless steel or plastic, they are durable and will last for many years to come. Even if you need to replace the nozzle, it’s easily done, and Bio Bidet carries a comprehensive parts inventory ready to support you.
Last but not least, the customer service of Bio Bidet is top notch and professional. Shoot them with any questions you may have; whether it is pre- or post-sale, you will hear from them within 24 hours, guaranteed.
Excellent customer service is always a trait of a good company. You are in good hands for sure when you own any of the bidet toilet seats from Bio Bidet. Add to Flipboard Magazine.
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