Installs in 20 minutes
High-pressure water stream
Cleaned really well
Reduces need for toilet paper
No warm water option
Water stream is slightly off center
OMIGO Element Non-Electric Bidet Attachment
We purchased the Omigo Element Bidet Attachment Review so our writer could put it to the test. Keep reading for our full product review.
The toilet paper shortage of 2020 brought bidets into the spotlight in the U.S., but these underside-washing basins are standard in other parts of the world. Often, bidets are a plumbing fixture, separate from toilets installed securely to the bathroom floor alongside a toilet bowl. While that may be the ideal setup, not everyone has the extra space or budget for this significant plumbing job. That’s where the Omigo Element Bidet Attachment comes in.
This non-electric bidet fastens under your existing toilet seat and attaches to your current water line. There’s no need for a plumber or any specialized tools. If your water attachments haven’t been touched in a while, you’ll likely need a wrench. Unbox the parts, turn off your water source at the bottom of the toilet, remove the toilet seat, replace your current water hookups with the piping included in the Omigo box, put the bidet in place, and reattach the toilet seat. The installation may sound complicated—and I was intimidated at first—but I had it set up and ready to go in a little over 10 minutes. The instructions were straightforward and easy to follow; there were no surprises.
Once the bidet was in place, it was time to test it. Growing up, I used to turn on the bidet in my grandparents’ bathroom and watch the water shoot straight up to the ceiling, so I didn’t know what to expect. This bidet attachment isn’t as forceful as a standalone bidet, which is to be expected. However, the stream is still really powerful and quite impressive.
One knob that sits on top of the bidet attachment on the right side controls its operation. You can turn it left or right or leave it positioned in the middle to turn it off. The knob controls two nozzles that sit side-by-side and are placed right at the back of the toilet. One nozzle is for your rear, and the other nozzle is for your front, so when you turn the bidet on, the stream's positioning will differ based on which option you choose.
I turned the knob to test it, and my first thought was, “Wowwee, that is cold!” I hadn't registered the water stream's strength as soon as the cold water hit me since I couldn’t think of anything else. Once I got over the initial shock, I paid more attention to the bidet's cleaning function.
For hygiene purposes, I give it five stars. I wasn’t expecting much. I assumed that to get clean, I would need toilet paper first, then rinse off for some extra freshness. But the bidet did all of the work without the need for toilet paper. I only used a little toilet paper to pat dry.
I used significantly less toilet paper over a week. Omigo states that you can reduce toilet paper usage by as much as 75 percent, a win for your wallet, the environment, and your septic system (if you have one).
The only knock I give it is that the stream always felt a little off-center. The two nozzles spraying front and rear are next to each other. The nozzle never sprayed precisely where I would have liked it to. This positioning issue was easily remedied with a little wiggling and shifting as the bidet was running. You can shift the bidet attachment from left to right during your install to set it up exactly where you want it, but even if you perfectly line up one of the nozzles, the other one will always be a little off-center.
But the bidet did all of the work without the need for toilet paper. I only used a little toilet paper to pat dry.
While I was highly impressed with the cleaning job, I could not get used to the initial cold water shock. I had to brace for it every time, no matter how often I used the bidet. In addition to the initial surprise, the cold water left my bottom feeling chilled. It reminded me of that feeling you get when you leave your wet bathing suit on too long, then changing clothes and still have that lingering cool feeling down there. I always feel cold anyway, but I think a warm water option should come standard on all bidets.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the Omigo Element fit on all toilets?
The Omigo Element fits on most standard toilets. If your toilet is connected to the water source with a rigid hose, you may need to purchase a flexible plumbing hose to complete the setup process.
Do I need to hire a plumber to install the bidet attachment?
The installation process is quick and easy, and the instructions are extremely clear, so you shouldn’t need any professional plumbing help. If you can’t figure out the installation yourself, Omigo has an installation video on their website along with a comprehensive help center and troubleshooting tips to help address the most common issues.
How do I clean the bidet?
The nozzles on the Omigo Element are retracted and covered, so they’re protected from contamination. It has a self-cleaning system that utilizes a high-pressure stream of water to clean the nozzles before and after each use. To give the bidet attachment a deep cleaning, wipe it with a mild household cleaner, like dish soap, Windex, Method, and a damp cloth.
Does it come in a left-handed option?
The manufacturer currently only offers one option, with the knob controller positioned on the toilet's right side.
Does the Omigo Element need to be plugged into an electrical outlet?
The Omigo Element is mechanically-powered, using the bathroom's water pressure to operate itself. Omigo offers other electrical bidet toilet seats (equipped with a remote and all), but the Element and the Element+ don’t need to be plugged into an outlet. The Element+ offers a warm water option for $20 more.
Competition: Omigo Element vs. Tushy Spa Bidet
It’s not fair to compare the Omigo Element to the Tushy Spa Bidet since the Tushy Spa has the hot water element. But since I tested both, I’ll pit them against each other without giving the Tushy extra points for its water temperature (since you can get the warm water option with the Omigo Element+).
The most notable positive for the Omigo is how quickly the installation went. The Omigo took 10 minutes, compared to over an hour with the Tushy. The attachments on the hoses were a lot more user-friendly and easier to work with.
The Tushy gets points for spray nozzle positioning. The Tushy has one nozzle that you can toggle forward and backward to reach your desired spot. I always felt like it was hitting the right place without having to shift or wiggle, as I did for the Omigo, which always felt off-center.
As far as cleaning goes, you can’t go wrong with either pick. They both left everything squeaky clean and fresh. And since they’re available at identical price points, the choice ultimately comes down to which one you think looks better. The Tushy may have a slight edge since it comes in various colors that can bring some personality to your bathroom, rather than the standard white Omigo.
Splurge for the Omigo Element+.
The Omigo Element does a great job cleaning your nether regions, but the shock of the cold water is something I could not endure. For $20 more, get the Omigo Element+ for the second temperature option.
- Product Name Element Non-Electric Bidet Attachment
- Product Brand OMIGO
- Price $80.00
- Product Dimensions 13.46 x .25 x 5.55 in.
- Color White
- Arm Dimensions 2.12” W x 1.31" H x 6.79” D
- Material Durable ABS plastic
- Return Policy 90-day stress-free trial
- Warranty 1 year