What else we tested
We tested more than two dozen bidet toilet seats and attachments while researching this guide. Here are some models that missed the cut for our guide but that you may still want to consider.
Other bidets we recommend and why:
Bio Bidet USPA A8 Serenity: There’s a lot to like about this bidet, and it’s almost as good as our top pick. The A8 gets plenty warm and has enough pressure to thoroughly clean you. It features a heated seat and air dryer. And, it comes with a three-year warranty. However, the remote was a little confusing to use with unintuitive symbols, and we didn’t like that the lid wasn’t comfortable for sitting. Still, if our top pick isn’t available, this is a worthy alternative.
Toto Washlet C5: The C5 is an update of the Toto Washlet C200, which we’ve recommended previously. The new model has a variety of self-cleaning features that most users will notice, such as pre-misting the toilet bowl to reduce the chance of material sticking. While it performed well, at this price point, we’d like to see a longer warranty than the standard one year. Also, the lid isn’t comfortable for sitting. However, it might be worth considering if you find it on sale.
Toto Washlet C2: This is an update to the C100, which we also recommended in the past. The C2 is essentially the same as the C5. The difference is the C5 is controlled with a remote, while the C2 relies on controls attached to the right side of the seat.
Brondell GoSpa: This one is for serious bidet fans who want a portable option. The GoSpa is a travel bidet that stays in my overnight bag and goes with me everywhere. It has a 13.5-ounce reservoir/bottle attached to a nozzle. You fill the bottle with tap water before you sit on the toilet. Once you’re done, you aim the nozzle at the area you want to clean and squeeze the bottle for a makeshift bidet experience.
Other bidets we don’t recommend and why:
Whisper Bidet: This is a relatively new brand of bidets, and we didn’t find anything that made it stand out. It’s a basic non-electric bidet attachment. You can’t adjust the water temp. You’re stuck with the temp of the water feeding into your toilet. There’s only one nozzle position, which make it easy to use, but it would be nice to make adjustments. We think the Tushy Spa or Classic with their nozzle adjustments are better attachments.
Brondell Swash S102 Non-Electric: The S102 features a warm water hookup that attaches to the hot water connection under your sink — like the Tushy Spa. The pressure is outstanding, and it has an attractive appearance. However, the knobs are hard to read, and as with other non-electric bidets, you’re missing a lot of features that make a bidet a luxury experience. If you’re going non-electric, we think you’d be better off with the more affordable Tushy Spa.
Kohler C3-430: The water consistently stayed at the temperature I wanted, the pressure was strong and adjustable, and the remote control was easy to use once I get the hang of it. But, at this price point, I’d expect the bidet to have a dryer. I also couldn’t get this to stay securely in place.
Kohler C3-230: This has a dryer, but it didn’t perform as well as the C3-430 in other categories. I couldn’t get it to stay in place either.
American Standard Advanced Clean SpaLet 2.0: American Standard has been a trusted name in the bathroom fixture space for nearly a century. The SpaLet 2.0 is a quality unit with excellent warm water and pressure cleaning. Plus, it has plenty of options for a custom wash. However, I feel strongly that if you’re going to be spending more than $300 on a bidet seat, it should be able to dry you, and this model doesn’t have a dryer. The SpaLet 2.5 has a warm air dryer, and we hope to test it in the near future.