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Take a Seat on the Best Non-Electric Bidets

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Top Pick: eModern Decor Soft Close for Elongated Toilets | $69 | Home Depot

If you haven’t had someone in your life loudly proclaim that everyone should own a bidet, you probably haven’t been reading The Inventory for very long. Bidets are relatively easy to install and offer a massive improvement to your bathroom hygiene experience. But if you’re not quite ready to commit to the complicated electric bidets, here are the best non-electric options.

All of the below recommendations are non-electric bidets. To which you might ask: what’s the difference? For starters, there’s the cost. Non-electric bidets tend to be cheaper, on average, than their electric counterparts. They also don’t need a power outlet to plug into, which is nice since you might not have many in your bathroom.

The downside is that non-electric bidets tend to have fewer features, and can’t provide warm water unless you tap into an existing warm water pipe. However, they can often provide more water pressure, since they’re using your home’s existing pipe infrastructure to directly provide pressure. With all that in mind, here are our recommendations based on every need.

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Best Toilet Seat: eModern Decor Soft Close for Elongated Toilets

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Looking for a great toilet seat that can do both rear and feminine cleansing with the quick turn of a knob? The eModern Decor Soft Close Non-Electric Bidet Toilet Seat for Elongated Toilets provides totally hygiene without the mess of toilet paper wiping or the need for additional electrical work in your home. The nozzles are extendable and retractable, and the overall bidet is powered by your water supply only for eco-friendly living. Note that the water temperature will be the same as the one coming out of your tap. Also, before purchasing, be sure that your toilet size and shape are compatible with this product.

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Best Adjustable: Kohler K-5724-0

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Getting the aim right on a bidet can be a little difficult, which is why this manual bidet seat from Kohler is so useful. It features a handle that lets you position the bidet nozzle where you need it. You can also adjust the pressure of the water with it. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with warm water options, but it might be worth the trade-off for adjustability depending on your situation.

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Best Attachment: LUXE Bidet Neo 320

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If you like the seat you have on your toilet, you might just want an attachment. These are simple to install and work with the seat you already have. The Luxe Bidet Neo 320 features a dial that controls both temperature and pressure, as well as an option to switch to a front-to-back spray. It’s one of the more feature-packed bidets that doesn’t break into the triple-digit price tags.

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Best Budget: LUXE Bidet Neo 185 (Elite)

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For the most luxurious bidet at an economic price, the LUXE Neo 185 Bidet features a sleek design and high-quality parts.

This product was constructed with high-pressure valves and steel hoses instead of plastic. It also has a gentle, forward-facing second nozzle for feminine hygiene and a nozzle guard gate to ensure its protection for future use. This bidet includes all the parts and tools, so it’s easily attachable and detachable from any standard two-piece toilet.

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As a bonus, this bidet has an 18-month warranty, meaning that the solutions to your product problems are one phone call away.

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This story was originally published by Eric Ravenscraft on 02/16/2021 and updated with new information by Juliana Clark on 03/04/2021.


Eric creates video essays as Lord Ravenscraft on YouTube. He's also a freelance writer with bylines in The Inventory, Wired, The New York Times, and a former Senior Writer for Lifehacker.

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