Non-Electric Bidet Toilet Seats Buying Guide
Last Updated on August 11, 2022 by toilethaven
Whenever time gets tough and there is a shortage of toilet paper, owning a non-electric bidet is something everyone should consider, as it is convenient, inexpensive, and does not require the use of an electrical outlet. You may not fully know what to look for in these bidets, but we hope to provide a guide to buying one.
A non-electric bidet that has a good seat size that is easy to use and inexpensive, which are the factors that most people are looking for in a bidet. The best non-electric bidets are ones that are easy to use, have a good seat size, and are inexpensive.
Having a non-electric bidet provides acceptable benefits just like an electric one and will not burn a hole in your wallet while doing its intended purpose of cleaning. Let’s explore the details of these three factors and some non-electric bidet options! Keep reading to find out more!
How can we start off talking about the non-electric bidet seat guide other than the seat size itself? Perhaps the most important feature of any seat is the size of the seat. Having too small of a seat size is constricting and awkward to use. You may also feel that the seat will “break” since you are sitting on a seat that cannot effectively house your behind.
On the other hand, having too large of a seat is a recipe for disaster. The larger the seat, the harder it is to stay out of the toilet bowl. You will be fighting against gravity if you get a larger than usual seat that you cannot sit comfortably on.
Finding the perfect seat size will also depend on the average number of people using the bidet. For example, if you are roommates with four or six other individuals, find a seat that will suit everyone’s size so no one is restricted by a too small or too large of a seat.
If you live alone, it will be easier since you are not accounting for others’ sizes. If you are the only one who will be utilizing the seat, only your seat size will matter. On the other hand, finding a seat size for your toilet itself is just as important. It is the same concept with the size of the person but for toilets.
It is important to note that there are bidets that only attach themselves to the rear of the toilet seats. In other words, these bidets do not include a seat portion, only the water system. Therefore, this is convenient in not having to find a proper size for either the toilet or the size of the person, though it will slightly raise the rear side of the toilet seat, making it slightly angled.
Overall, make sure you find a seat size that is comfortable and operable and find a reasonable toilet seat size that multiple people can easily use.
What we mean by this is if the non-electric bidet is easy to use and does not require a learning curve to operate for most individuals. There is nothing worse when everyone cannot properly operate the seat when they need to use it. Find a seat that is simple and easy to use. Try to avoid features that will be complicated for most people.
If you are trying to find a simple non-electric bidet that does the job, stick to the simplicity of this concept. Electric bidets have many features that may be overwhelming to use, while non-electric bidets are simpler by nature. If you plan to own a bidet only for you, you may be able to get away with having a more complex system that only you can handle since it will be tailored only to you.
Another concept of the easy-to-use idea is maintenance involvement. With non-electric bidets, maintenance is extremely easy compared to their electric counterparts. For one, you are not dealing with any electrical devices that may be subject to damage through water exposure or drops. It costs a lot more to replace components of an electric bidet than a non-electric one.
You may also consider that the installation process of non-electric bidets is significantly easier than electric bidets, as non-electric bidets do not require the use of a power outlet and there aren’t any fancy features to set up.
Bidets that lack a seat component are easier to clean since we are not dealing with a full seated bidet, only the water system portion. They are lightweight and easy to clean, however, you must remove the toilet seat to do a deep clean of the bidet’s water system. Other than that, though seatless, non-electric bidets are irritating for some, they are superior in maintenance and usability.
Overall, non-electric bidets are simple, easy to clean and install, and do not require any electrical means to be used properly. Sounds perfect, right?
Finally, our last factor when deciding on a bidet is the price itself. Less of a cost is best for everyone! Each person has their own budget limit and that will determine which bidets we will decide to purchase. The significant reason why someone would spend more money than usual is for the extra features aside from the general cleaning purpose.
Non-electric bidets will range from $40-$100, while electrical bidets will be at least $200 on average. The obvious caveat is that the cheaper it is, the fewer features are included with the bidet. A lower price usually means that the bidet will do the job it is intended for and nothing more.
For example, a $40 non-electric bidet will have one nozzle and a single spray pattern, while a $100 non-electric bidet will feature two nozzles, more spray patterns, and adjustable seats. Other extra features may include water pressure adjustment, temperature change, or even a night. Just as with non-electric bidets, electric bidets follow the same principle, just relative to their design.
The non-electrical bidets without a seat component typically cost around $20, which is much lower than $40-$100. This price range is very cheap but may be considered too cheap for someone to own. Most people I know would like a seat component to their bidets and other convenient features instead of just the water system.
The price will depend on whether the bidet that you want has extra features and the type of bidet you want. In the end, they will all do what bidets do best: clean.
Here are some bidet features that are popular and found in many bidets.
- Nozzle/Spray Patterns: Having a dual nozzle system for any bidet means there is a feminine wash. This means this wash is tailored to women specifically which is a welcomed feature for them along with the standard wash for everyone. For spray patterns, more patterns mean more unique sprays that can suit the preferences of many people. A light, mist spray to a heavy, focused spray provides accessibility for whatever purpose the individual sees fit, and more options will allow us to have freedom in how we want to use such devices.
- Warm Temperature Adjustment: While this feature is rare on non-electric bidets, you will be able to find some which have a water temp gauge that can replace the cold spray with a warmer one. Not hot, but warm. Only electric bidets can raise or lower the water temperature.
- Self-Cleaning Nozzle: As with water temperature, self-cleaning on non-electric bidets is not common, but is a welcomed feature if you manage to find one with it. Some manual cleaning will still be required, but it can be helpful if there is a feature that does more of the washing, while you scrub and dry.
- Guard Gate: The guard gate keeps the nozzles clean and out of harm’s way when not in use. Again, not common in non-electric bidets but can be installed through outside purchases.
- Night Light: This is a silly feature that can be useful for anyone not wanting to turn on the lights in their bathroom. The night light feature does what it is expected to do: be a night light. This is perhaps the only feature on a non-electric bidet that will require batteries to be installed.
Listed below are some great non-electric bidets that you should consider purchasing.
- GenieBidet Elongated Bidet Toilet Seat: designed to provide maximum comfort, this bidet toilet seat offers ambient water temperature, Rear and Feminine modes, and a slow closing seat and lid. The dual nozzles of the design allow for ambient water temperature to be used, and both are retractable, self-cleaning nozzles. The two modes, Rear and Feminine, allow for different water pressures for different users in order to ensure the greatest comfort possible. The slow closing seat shuts gently and quietly so as to prevent loud noises and possible damage from fast closing.
- Kohler 5724-0 Puretide Toilet Seat: this bidet toilet seat has a quiet-close lid, manual water operation, and is easy to clean. The lid is designed to close slowly and quietly so as to avoid slamming and loud noises. The manual operation allows users to adjust water pressure and position for ideal washing. The bidet wand is self-rinsing and automatically rinses after each use, and the seat itself has easy-release hinges designed to make removal and cleaning easier.
- SAMODRA Ultra-Slim, Minimalist, Non-Electric Bidet: rather than a toilet seat, this bidet is a toilet seat attachment that is specifically designed to integrate flawlessly with whatever toilet you have. It has dual nozzles and provides two different modes: Posterior and Feminine. Posterior Mode has stronger water pressure and stronger cleaning strength, while Feminine Mode has a softer, weaker water pressure for more sensitive users. Additionally, the water pressure itself can be adjusted regardless of which mode is in use. It’s made of high-quality materials and designed so it won’t break under external force or pressure.
- Brondell Swash Non-Electric Bidet Toilet Seat: this bidet can operate as both a warm and cool water bidet. It includes 81″ hot water flex tubing that can be connected to a nearby faucet for hot water supply. Additionally, it has a dual nozzle system for front and rear washing and can be sized for round or elongated toilets. All in all, it has a lot of versatility and is easily self-installed.
- LUXE Bidet Neo 120: this bidet attachment is designed with high-quality looks and low prices in mind. It offers a rear wash with a variety of water pressures available. It may only be an attachment, but it doesn’t require power, so it is considered a non-electric bidet. The nozzle retracts behind the Guard Gate so as to be protected when not in use. Additionally, when retracted, the nozzle is rinsed and protected from splash back. It’s easy and quick to install and is designed to fit a variety of toilet sizes.
Should You Buy a Non-Electric Bidet
Though electric bidets are fancier, cleaner looking, and accessible with a wider range of features, there is nothing wrong with purchasing a non-electric bidet. Money may be tight and toilet paper remains in abundance, however, having a bidet can do wonders for accessibility.
If you want a bidet that simply cleans, nearly all cheap bidets will do the job. If you want a little extra, put aside extra cash so you can get one in a higher price range. Your budget will greatly depend on personal preference and the purpose of the non-electric bidet.
Now that we have discussed some ideas and guides about non-electric bidets, here are my final thoughts about non-electric bidets. I feel that electric bidets are growing more popular than ever, especially in non-American countries such as France and Japan, and the non-electric bidets are slowly declining.
Though declining in popularity, they remain a source of an easy, cheap alternative to their electric counterparts. Only purchase what you are willing to purchase and think about both the short- and long-term benefits and even possible consequences.
Be smart in how you purchase and enjoy your non-electrical bidet! Good luck and have fun bidet shopping!