Best Washlets of 2018

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Recently washlets and bidet seats have become more popular in Western culture, with consumers realizing the many benefits of using these products. While some people prefer the design and integrated experience of Japanese toilets, washlets offer the flexibility of retrofitting your existing toilet with a new toilet seat that offers many of the same functions as a smart toilet at a cheaper price point.

There are many great washlet options available at different price points. We have spent over 9 weeks using, researching and interviewing long-term owners of washlets to determine our choices for best washlets. We are confident you will love on our choices for Best Washlets.

Best Washlets

Brand and ModelKey FeaturesRatingPriceReview
Advanced Clean AC 2.0 SpaLet
  • Adjustable Heated Seats
  • Air Deoderizer
  • Soft Close Lid
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Toto C100
  • Adjustable Heated Seats
  • Air Deoderizer
  • Pre Mist Bowl
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Brondell Swash 1000
  • Air Deodorizer
  • Instant Water Heating
  • Antibacterial Properties
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Bio Bidet Ultimate BB-600
  • Eco Friendly
  • Dryer
  • Adjustable Pressure Wash
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Toto S300e
  • eWater+
  • Premist
  • Air Deodorizer
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Toto S350e
  • eWater+
  • Automatic Lid
  • Night light
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SmartBidet's SB-1000
  • Adjustable Water Pressure
  • Heated Seat (3 levels)
  • Warm Air Dyer (5 levels)
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AC 2.0 SpaLet

The Advanced Clean AC 2.0 SpaLet is the latest and most luxurious model in American Standard's line of smart toilet seats. With a clean and modern design, the seat can be fitted to most toilet bowls without issues. The AC 2.0 SpaLet Seat has many of the functions of a modern smart toilet, including adjustable settings and a wireless remote control. The unique antibacterial properties of the model are also a bonus. On the flip side, the SpaLet 2.0 does come at a slightly heftier price compared to most washlets, and the lack of the automatic drying function is disappointing; adding an extra step to the cleaning process and not fully eliminating the need for toilet paper!

Toto C100

The Toto C100 washlet is one of Toto's most popular products. For cleansing, this model has all the basic functions found in most washlets on the market. The C100 offers a dual action spray with a massage setting that directs a stream of aerated warm water for a pleasant cleansing. Users can adjust the water temperature and volume as needed, and use the air drying function to dry off. The air dryer temperature is also adjustable, for added comfort. The seat is heated with controllable temperature, and the unit also comes with a built-in air deodorizer.

Brondell Swash 1000

Brondell's SWASH 1000 Bidet Seat is one of the company's more affordable models that still come with a full array of functions. Similar to many of their other models, this one has a ceramic-core heating system that heats water immediately as soon as it passes through the washlet. Thus, there is essentially an unlimited supply of warm water available for cleansing purposes.

Bio Bidet Ultimate BB-600

The Bio Bidet Ultimate BB-600 is arguably one of the most popular product on the market, and it has  received overwhelmingly positive reviews from its users, and it is easy to see why. With many of the essential features of full Japanese style toilet, this product comes at an extremely reasonable price.

Toto S300e

The Toto S300e washlet unit is one of the company's newer models, and boasts a sleek, beautiful design in addition to quite a few hi-tech features. The basic features of every Japanese style toilet are incorporated into this model, with adjustable water temperature and pressure, air dryer temperature, and heated seat temperature. A new feature is the tankless design, which instantly heats water up as it passes through the washlet, resulting in an endless stream of warm water available when you need it. The unit also comes with an air deodorizer and illuminated control which can store up to 2 users' desired settings.

Toto S350e

The Toto S350e washlet is the next evolution of the Toto S300e, with some additional thoughtful features that makes the overall bathroom experience more complete for the user. The smart toilet features in this model include adjustable water temperature and pressure, air dryer temperature, and heated seat temperature. The tankless design instantly heats water up as it passes through the washlet, resulting in an endless stream of warm water available for cleansing. The unit also comes with an air deodorizer and illuminated control which can store up to 2 users' settings. The seat also has a built-in nightlight that guides users for ease of use at nighttime. 

SmartBidet’s SB-1000

SmartBidet's SB-1000 Electric Bidet Seat is a washlet product hailing from South Korea. Overall, the product is very positively reviewed by its patrons and comes with a feature set that is comparable to some units that are priced quite a bit higher. This product boasts a simple DIY installation that can be done without the need to hire a plumber in most cases.

Benefits of Washlets

Consumers often debate whether to buy a Japanese toilet or washlet. Below are some of the benefits for washlets that may make this option more feasible for you:

  • Health and Hygiene – Like Japanese toilets, washlets use water and not friction to clean your bottom, helping to remove bacteria that can lead to infections and discomfort . These washlets attachments also allow you to clean and dry regions that you normally would not be able to reach. For those not able to clean their own bottom or suffer from pain in the back or abdomen pain, washletsattachments provide relief in a hygienic manner.
  • Comfort – The washlets we review offer a level of comfort and luxury that rival what you see from a high end Japanese toilet. From heated seats to warm water, various massage options and in-room deodorizers, washlets can add a level of high luxury to your favourite washroom in the house!
  • Value – Washlets offer luxury at a much cheaper price point. While Japanese toilets can range from under $1,000 to $10,000+, washlets are generally under $1,000 and often even much cheaper than that.
  • Eco-Friendly – Washlets are eco-friendly products as they allow you to minimize the use of toilet paper, which contain many bleaching agents and pollutants, and water. Many of the washlets we review also have toilet bowl spray options that spray the bowl after use, thereby minimizing the need for harsh toilet bowl cleaning agents.
  • Accessibility – Some washlets offer control panels with braille text for individuals who are visually impaired as well as large buttons and text for the elderly or those with vision problems. In addition, many washlets offer wall-mounted buttons to raise / close the lid and flush the toilet, perfect for people who have a hard time reaching for the flush handle.

Factors to Consider

There are a number of important factors to consider when deciding on a washlet:

  • 1-Piece vs. 2-Piece Toilet – You need to first determine if you have a 1-piece or 2-piece toilet. This is simple to figure out. A 1-piece toilet has the tank and the bowl fused into one seamless unit while a 2-piece toilet consists of a separate tank and bowl that are bolted together during installation. 2-piece toilets are more common in households and will fit most washlets. If you have a 1-piece toilet, the selection is limited. Prior to purchasing, please read the product descriptions carefully.
  • Round vs. Elongated Toilet Bowl – Prior to purchasing a washlet, you need to determine if your toilet bowl is round or elongated. Below is a simple illustration to determine which bowl you have:

    How to determine if you have a round or elongated toilet bowl

  • Access to Electricity – Because most washlets need electricity to power its functions, you need to ensure there is a power outlet close by, generally within 3ft of the toilet’s current location. If you need to add an outlet, please contact an electrician or skilled handyman to assist as adding an outlet can usually be done quickly and inexpensively by a qualified individual.

How to Install a Washlet

We get emails from our users every day asking us how to install a washlet. While it may look intimidating, installing a washlet is about as simple as installing a regular toilet seat and should take you about 20 to 30 minutes.

What you need: Screwdriver (flat and Philips-head), wrench and cloth for cleaning. All other parts required should be included in the washlet box.

4 Simple Steps

1. Remove your oil toilet seat

There are two caps that attach your toilet seat to the bowl. Using a screwdriver, loosen this cap to reveal screws that keep the toilet in place. Carefully loosen these screws and the toilet seat should come out by lifting it up with little resistance. At this point, it is a good idea to use a clean cloth to clean the area before moving onto step 2.

2. Mount washlet bracket and slide washlet in place

Using the mounting bracket provided, place it over the existing holes on your toilet bowl and mount it in place using the screws provided. After the mounting bracket is installed, slide the washlet into the bracket until you hear it make a click sound. At this point, ensure the washlet is sturdy enough that it wont move during use. If it is not sturdy enough, please remove the washlet from the mounting bracket and tighten the screws.

3. Connect the water hose supply

First you need to shut off the water supply to the toilet. Behind your toilet where your existing water hose supply is located, there will be a knob at the connection point – turn this clockwise to turn off the water supply. Next, unscrew the water hose and attach a splitter or T-Valve connector (included in the box) to the current water hose. Attach the washlet hose provided to the T-Valve connector and the other end of the hose to the washlet

4. Turn on the water supply and connect your washlet to your power outlet

Turn your water supply back on by turning the water supply knob turned in step 3 counter-clockwise. Plug in your washlet to a power outlet and you are ready to start using your brand new washlet!