The Great Toilet Paper Shortage of 2020 has led to an increased interest in bidets among American households. Besides providing a cleaner and fresher feeling, bidets can also help people live more sustainably by reducing reliance on toilet paper made from virgin fibers. Recycling toilet paper and using a bidet can help combat deforestation and save water used in paper production. Testing 19 of the most popular bidets on the market, four of the best options were identified by experts.
For those new to bidets, a simple and cost-effective option is the Tushy Classic that can be attached to most two-piece toilets. The Tushy Classic 3.0 was found to be easy to install, comfortable to use and provides a range of pressure and directional adjustability. For those wanting more features, such as a heated seat, a dryer or warm water, upgrading to a full bidet seat, such as the Alpha JX, is recommended. The Alpha JX is best overall with all the most desirable technologies, such as unlimited warm water, at the lowest price.
The Toto Washlet C2 is a runner-up electric bidet seat that uses a tank to heat water. Although it does not offer endless warm water like the Alpha JX, its stream and dryer performance trump the Alpha’s. The Toto Washlet K300 is the best luxury bidet on the market, providing superior comfort, performance, and unlimited instant warm water.
Bidets can help reduce the reliance on toilet paper made from virgin fibers that contribute to deforestation and save precious water from paper production. Although bidets can be intimidating for first-time users, there are a host of options available, from inexpensive attachments that can be added to an existing toilet to more advanced electric seats that offer a variety of features. The Tushy Classic 3.0 is perfect for beginners, easy to install and use with its simple control features, making it a great value for under $100.