The 8 Best Bidet Toilet Seats of 2021

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Whether you’re looking to save money on toilet paper or just want a more complete cleaning, a bidet seat helps you accomplish both—and, like full bidets, they’re better for the earth, too. While you could splurge for a bidet, a more affordable option is to keep your existing toilet and add on a bidet seat instead.

Read on for the best options for every type of toilet.

Our Top Picks
This affordable bidet seat has plenty of features, including a stainless steel oscillating nozzle, adjustable heated water, and more.
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This attachment is antimicrobial, can be installed in less than 10 minutes, and works with all standardized toilets.
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This seat doesn't require a battery or outlet, has a soft close seat and self-rinsing wand, and is simple to install.
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The dual stainless steel nozzles have seven different positions to clean from every angle along with an adjustable warm air dryer.
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With a remote control and front and back aluminum nozzles, this seat is easy to control and also offers a one-touch "easy wash."
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With three settings to choose from, you can control the airflow from the dryer so it is effective but does not splash the water.
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Simple to install, this low-profile seat has dual self-cleaning nozzles, a built-in night light, and soft close seat.
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The 3-in-1 stainless steel nozzle has feminine, posterior, and turbo wash functions with five nozzle positions.
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Best Overall: Bio Bidet Electric Bidet Seat for Elongated Toilets in White with Fusion Heating Technology

Electric Bidet Seat for Elongated Toilets in White with Fusion Heating Technology

Shape: Elongated | Control type: Not listed | Material: Plastic | Dimensions: 20.8 x 18.5 x 6.8-inches

What We Like
  • Multiple cleaning functions

  • Adjustable water pressure and temperature

  • Self-cleaning

  • Heated seat

  • Includes air dryer

What We Don't Like
  • No wireless remote

This bidet seat comes at an affordable price and with all of the features one could want. These include a stainless steel oscillating nozzle that offers feminine, posterior, and child cleaning; a wide, turbo, and massage cleaning function; adjustable water pressure and temperature; and a warm air dryer. The nozzle is self-cleaning and the heated seat is slow-closing—so you won’t experience any jarring middle-of-the-night slams.

Speaking of, you’ll also appreciate the night light functions during those evening trips to the loo. It’s designed to fit most standard-size toilets (there’s a round version, as well) and requires a GFCI outlet. The control panel is on the right side of the seat.

Best Attachment: Tushy Classic Bidet Attachment

TUSHY Classic Bidet Toilet Seat Attachment

Shape: Elongated | Control type: Remote control | Material: ABS | Dimensions: ‎18 x 9.5 x 4-inches

What We Like
  • Fast installation

  • Self-cleaning

  • Adjustable water pressure and angle

  • Non-electric

What We Don't Like
  • Doesn't have multiple cleaning functions

If you’re not quite sure you’re ready to invest in a full bidet seat, consider a bidet attachment. The Tushy installs under your seat in less than 10 minutes, and it works with all standard toilets and most skirted toilets. It has a single self-cleaning nozzle; you control the pressure and angle via a knob and switch on the side. We like that both are antimicrobial. It’s completely non-electric and doesn’t even need batteries, just a water connection. Note that it’s only for posterior cleaning, not feminine cleaning. You can feel extra good about buying a Tushy—for every unit sold, the company helps build clean toilets for the poor in both urban and rural areas.

What Testers Say

"I tested the Tushy controls a few times before sitting on it. If you’re tempted to turn the knob all the way up on full force, don’t. The water comes out with a fair amount of pressure, leaving water spray all over the bathroom. You'll appreciate the fountain when using it to clean your tushy, but not when you've got your face looking down at the nozzle."—Katie Begley, Product Tester

Best Budget: Kohler Puretide Manual Cleansing Round Toilet Seat Bidet

Kohler Puretide

Shape: Round | Control type: Control panel | Material: Plastic | Dimensions: 18.5 x 17.7 x 4.3 inches

What We Like
  • Non-electric

  • Fast installation

  • Adjustable water pressure and angle

What We Don't Like
  • No hot water function

If you’re on a budget (or just don’t have a power outlet near your toilet), a non-electric seat like this one from Kohler is your best bet—it doesn’t even require a battery. We love that it’s super simple to install, and with its soft curves, the soft-close seat looks sophisticated in your bathroom. It has a single, self-rinsing wand that sprays room-temperature water. You can control the pressure and adjust the position via a lever on the side of the seat.

Best Splurge: Brondell Swash 1400 Luxury Bidet Toilet Seat

Brondell Swash 1400 Luxury Bidet Toilet Seat

Shape: Elongated | Control type: Control panel | Material: Plastic | Dimensions: 20.5 x 15 x 5.75 inches

What We Like
  • Adjustable water pressure and angle

  • Self-cleaning

  • Includes a replaceable deodorizer

  • Has memory settings

  • Includes air dryer

What We Don't Like
  • Expensive

You’ll never face the shock of cool water on your nether regions again when using the Brondell Swash 1400 Bidet Seat. Thanks to its ceramic core water heating system and ergonomic heated seat, this high-end bidet will deliver a comfortable wash that will make you forget toilet paper even exists. Its dual stainless-steel nozzles have a grand total of seven different positions for thorough cleaning from every angle, along with a warm air dryer that you can adjust to meet your needs.

This bidet also comes with a replaceable deodorizer to neutralize odors, and the nozzles are self-cleaning and sterilizing for extra convenience. A hidden pocket on the side hides the water and power cord connection—great for a less cluttered look in your bathroom—and the built-in night light is perfect for evening trips to the loo. Families and couples will be happy to know that it has memory settings for two different users, so you'll always get a clean that's just right.

Best for Older Adults: ALPHA JX Elongated Bidet Toilet Seat

ALPHA JX Elongated Bidet Toilet Seat

Shape: Elongated | Control type: Remote control | Material: Plastic | Dimensions: 20.8 x 15.1 x 5.5 inches

What We Like
  • Includes a wireless remote control

  • Adjustable water temperature

  • Automatic LED light

What We Don't Like
  • Hard to install

Bidets are a gentle and hygienic solution for older adults who might not be as nimble as they once were. This elongated bidet set from ALPHA has front and back aluminum nozzles to provide thorough cleaning. The seat comes with a remote control that highlights the current settings so there are no surprises, or users can opt for the one-touch “easy wash.” Its built-in, tankless water heating system uses 40 percent less water than other bidet toilet seats. It also has a motion sensor that automatically turns on the LED light to illuminate the surrounding area, making nighttime walks to the toilet safe. The cleaning is super quiet, as is the soft close lid.

Note: With all this functionality, this seat can be a challenge to install, so you might want to call in a professional for help.

Best with Dryer: TOTO SW2034#01 C100 Electronic Bidet Seat

TOTO SW2034#01 C100 Electronic Bidet Toilet Cleansing Water

Shape: Elongated | Control type: Control panel | Material: Plastic | Dimensions: 23.5 x 20.5 x 9 inches

What We Like
  • Adjustable water temperature and speed

  • Self-cleaning

  • Has memory settings

  • Comes in various styles

What We Don't Like
  • No wireless remote

Dryers on bidet seats pose a particular problem: You want them to be strong enough to get the job done, but not so strong the airflow actually splashes the toilet water. The Toto C100 has three speeds that all land in the sweet spot of being effective without being too aggressive. In addition, the seat has three warming temperatures, and the tank style preheats enough water for up to a 45-second cleaning. Other features include both a rear and a front spray with self-cleaning nozzles, a side control panel that recalls personalized settings, and a deodorizer. It’s available in both elongated and round styles.

Best Elongated: American Standard Aquawash 2.0 Manual SpaLet Elongated Bidet Seat

White Spalets 2.0 Manual SpaLet Toilet Elongated Bidet Sea

Shape: Elongated | Control type: Not listed | Material: Plastic | Dimensions: 20 x 14.75 x 3.75 inches

What We Like
  • Multiple cleaning functions

  • Self-cleaning

  • Includes a night light

  • Fast installation

What We Don't Like
  • No dryer function

This low-profile seat fits all American Standard toilets with elongated seats and most other brands, too. It has dual, self-cleaning nozzles for a thorough front and rear cleaning. You control the angle, temperature, and pressure via the easy-to-use dial on the side, and a built-in soft night light makes nighttime trips extra safe. The soft close seat can be removed entirely with the touch of a button, which makes it easy to clean the toilet itself—and with fewer bells and whistles, this seat couldn’t be any simpler to install.

Best Round: VOVO STYLEMENT Electric Bidet Seat for Round Toilet

Vovo Stylement Electric Bidet Seat for Round Toilet in White with Remote Control

Shape: Round | Control type: Control panel | Material: Plastic | Dimensions: ‎19.8 x 15 x 5.1 inches

What We Like
  • Multiple cleaning functions

  • Adjustable water temperature

  • Includes a night light

  • Includes air dryer

What We Don't Like
  • No memory settings

For a round-style toilet, you can't go wrong with this Vovo Stylement Electric Bidet Seat. Its 3-in-1 stainless steel nozzle does triple duty with feminine, posterior, and turbo wash functions and five different nozzle positions and levels of water pressure. That water can be heated to three different levels (from warm to hot), as can the seat and the dryer. It has a helpful LED night light, works with an easy-to-use remote control, and has a one-touch eco-friendly energy-saving option.

The only thing we would change about this Korean-manufactured seat is to add a memory function for the various settings.

Final Verdict

We like the Bio Bidet Electric Bidet Seat (view at Home Depot) both for its functionality—it offers a number of different types of cleaning at various pressures, along with a heated dryer function and a night light—and its value. Or, for a version with a remote control, the ALPHA JX Elongated Bidet Toilet Seat (view at Amazon) comes with a remote with one-touch settings that couldn’t be any simpler to use.

What to Look for in a Bidet Toilet Seat

Shape

Bidets come in two shapes: elongated and round. Choose whatever shape matches your toilet, though you’ll likely find that elongated shapes are more common today. 

Features

It’s worth paying for a model with temperature control and adjustable jets for comfort. Features like UV lights, heated seats, and deodorizers are less necessary but great to have if you can swing it in your budget.

Remote control vs. panel

Even though a remote control is a nice upgrade, an organized control panel is sufficient for everyday use and may ultimately be easier for guests to operate. The remote control might be bigger or smaller depending on how many settings there are on the bidet seat (temperature, pressure, etc.).

FAQs

How do bidet seats work? 

Bidet seats work by directing a stream or streams of water at your nether regions to more fully clean them after you use the toilet. Some are designed for feminine and posterior cleaning, while others are designed for posterior cleaning only. 

What should you consider when buying a bidet seat?

While most bidet seats work similarly, some offer nice extras, including heated seats, heated water streams, and air-drying systems. Other nice options include built-in night lights and remote controls.

You’ll also want to consider the shape of your toilet (round or elongated) and the electrical requirements of the bidet seat. Some require a nearby GFCI outlet, while others are battery-operated.

How do you install a bidet seat?

Typically, bidet seats replace your existing toilet seat. After you remove the existing seat, you’ll install a T-valve to the toilet’s water hose so it delivers water to both the tank and the seat. Then you’ll attach the cord and plug it in. Most seats come with a 4-foot power cord; it's not recommended that you use an extension cord, as the bathroom is a naturally damp area.

How do you clean a bidet seat?

Many bidet seats come with self-cleaning nozzles, but for an extra layer of sterilization, first unplug your seat (if it’s electric), then gently wipe down the nozzles with warm water mixed with a few drops of dishwashing soap. As for the seat itself, spray with a non-abrasive cleaner (such as Windex) and wipe down with a microfiber cloth.

Why Trust The Spruce?

This piece was written by Anne Fritz, a freelance writer who has been researching home products for The Spruce for more than two years. Before writing this article, she gathered information from customer reviews, manufacturers' websites, and third-party articles. She also considered each pick's shape, features, and control system.

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