Modern Toilet – The New Bidet
The Evolution of the Bidet
The bidet is a personal cleansing device, which uses water jets instead of toilet paper for cleansing after using the toilet.
The bidet, originated in France in the 18th century, is very common in Japan, Europe, in the Middle East and some parts of South America. It is the preferred method of cleaning after using the restroom. Throughout its history, the bidet was unit resembling the toilet, installed next to the toilet.
New electronic toilet seats convert existing toilets into modern bidets. It provides a new experience: a heated seat, cleansing with water spray, and air dry.
Benefits of Washing versus Wiping Using Toilet Paper
more hygienic, reduces the chance of spreading bacteria
pleasant experience, aside from providing a clean
benefits those with certain medical conditions, such as hemorrhoids
benefits seniors and handicapped persons
is eco-friendly; saves paper and flushable moist tissues
The electronic seats are mostly made for elongated toilets.
The seats require power from a GFI close to the toilet and seat.
They unit also needs to connect to the water supply. Some have the option to connect to both the cold and warm water supply.
Some offer heated seats.
There are also very simple bidet seat attachments, which use directly cold water to the wand. Those do not require power connection.
General features: frontal wash water jets, rear wash water jets, gentle air jet, anti-bacterial nozzles and seat, self cleaning nozzles, adjustable water pressure, adjustable water temperature, adjustable position, adjustable water pulsation, temperature controlled heated seat, slow closing toilet seat and cover, water purifier, air deodorizer, power save mode, remote control.