Cold water only
A little pricey for minimal features
GenieBidet SB-1000 Electric Bidet Seat for Elongated Toilets
We purchased the GenieBidet Seat so our writer could put it to the test. Keep reading for our full product review.
The GenieBidet Seat doesn’t have many bells or whistles but it gets the job done. This bidet seat connects to your toilet and features two mechanical sprayers, one for a front wash and one for the rear. One knob controls both and their respective pressure. It’s a relatively easy unit to install and is half the cost of luxury models. Read on to see if this bidet seat is the right choice for your bathroom.
Installation: Not bad
The GenieBidet comes with the seat, a T-adaptor to divert the water supply line to the unit, and mounting hardware to attach the seat to your toilet.
Installation and setup are fairly simple and straight-forward. A plastic plate is screwed down on to the toilet the T-adaptor splits the water line to both the toilet tank and the bidet seat, which clicks into the adaptor and the unit is ready to go.
As this was my third bidet install, I’ve learned that because of thread differences on the adaptor and the (Fluidmaster) ballcock assembly on my toilet’s fill valve, I need an adaptor hose purchased through Amazon to stop leaking at the T-adaptor. Though some may find a combination of washers and rubber O-rings will solve any leaks that may occur at any of the junctions.
Performance: It does what it should
Overall, using the GenieBidet is easy and effective but doesn’t compare to luxury models that boast more features. A single knob controls each of the dual sprayers. You can use it to select front wash or back and control the pressure to both, which can get pretty intense, so go easy.
Both the lid and the seat on the GenieBidet utilize a soft close feature, so you never hear either slam into the porcelain, which is a nice touch I appreciated.
Design: Slim and slick
While many bidet seats look rather thick and chunky, the GenieBidet offers slim lines that are easy on the eyes. It also flies a bit under the radar. If the knob and hose are facing away from the door, there’s almost nothing to indicate that it’s not just a regular toilet seat.
But because of the bidet mechanism, the opening is a bit smaller than you would find on a typical elongated seat, which might be less comfortable for some. It was not an issue for me.
The controller knob, while appears to be chromed metal, is plastic and feels rather fragile, like if you turn it a bit too hard, you might snap it off. An actual metal toggle would make it feel not only sturdier but higher-end and worthier of the price point.
Care: Easy peasy
The GenieBidet’s sprayers clean themselves as they retract. But for general cleaning, a damp soapy cloth works well with a rinsing wipe down afterward. For thorough cleaning, the seat detaches with a press of a button, located on the right rear of the seat, allowing you to get to the hard to reach the underside of the seat and the porcelain beneath.
Price: Not worth the cost
At $109, the GenieBidet is not expensive. But it’s not cheap either. Other attachments that work as well can be had for less than half that price, though the GenieBidet’s design does offer a bit of value as does the soft close seat and lid.
While many bidet seats look rather thick and chunky, the GenieBidet offers slim lines that are easy on the eyes.
For a little more than twice the price, you could get a bidet with a heated seat, heated water, a dryer, and an automatic deodorizer, as well as soft-close functionality, which in my opinion would be money well spent and a substantial life upgrade that helps me use less toilet paper and fewer wet wipes.
Much like flying first class, It’s hard to know what you’re missing if you haven’t experienced one of the higher-end models, but once you have, you’ll never want to go back to coach or your regular toilet seat ever again.
Competition: Loads of competitors
Luxe Bidet Neo 120: If you’re looking for one of the most affordable entry-level bidet’s this no-frills attachment is simple to use and effective. At $35, it costs a fraction of the cost of many other brands and models. The bidet uses water from your existing toilet supply to spray a cleansing jet of water toward your posterior after you go.
TOTO Washlet C100: The TOTO Washlet C100 bidet toilet seat is a lovely life upgrade. It’s nearly three times the cost of the GenieBidet, but if you’re going to get a bidet, TOTO is the gold standard in bidets. The company makes a variety of models, but the entry-level Washlet C100 is packed with features, including a heated seat and water, a dryer, and an automatic deodorizer.
Pass on it.
The GenieBidet is a good product. It effectively does what it’s supposed to do. But for what you get, it is a little expensive. Similarly functioning devices can be had for substantially less and while it’s a nice product the GenieBidet doesn’t quite get there for me. If I’m going to bother installing a bidet seat and spend a decent amount of money, I think it’s worthwhile to pony up a little more for a product with more features that will improve my bathroom experience.
- Product Name SB-1000 Electric Bidet Seat for Elongated Toilets
- Product Brand GenieBidet
- Price $109.00
- Weight 5.5 lbs.
- Product Dimensions 21 x 18 x 3 in.
- Color White