Since most homes in the U.S. aren’t built with bidets installed, adding one to your existing toilet seat is a great way to upgrade your bathroom experience. If you’re considering which to get, you should take a look at the just-announced Bio Bidet BB-1200 Bidet Toilet Seat; not only does it offer all the bells and whistles you’d expect, like a heated seat, unlimited warm water, multiple cleaning modes, a nightlight, and warm air for drying, it’s also first-ever North American bidet toilet seat to be controlled by a smartphone app.
If you’re from the U.S., you might not have encountered many bidets, but they are super common in other parts of the world and with good reason!
Not only does using a bidet substantially cut down on the amount of toilet paper you have to use each time you go to the bathroom, but they also offer a superior cleaning experience when compared to using toilet paper alone because a bidet’s targeted water spray effectively removes bacteria and residual waste.
If you want to add a full bidet to your bathroom that replaces your existing toilet, it can cost thousands of dollars, and then you have to add the cost of a plumber’s visit.
But adding a bidet toilet seat is much more cost-effective, as it simply replaces the seat on your existing toilet, and — assuming you already have a nearby outlet — it can easily be done as a DIY project.
Using a bidet toilet seat add-on can also mean less plunging; if you aren’t using much toilet paper at all, you won’t have to deal with the typical clogging that can accompany it. Bidets are also helpful for those with hemorrhoids or other sensitivities, as the gentle water stream is less abrasive than traditional wiping with toilet paper.
So, with that said, Bemis has just announced three noteworthy additions to its lineup at CES: the Bemis Living App, the Bio Bidet BB-1200 Bidet Toilet Seat, and the Empower CleanCare System.
The Bemis Living App will integrate seamlessly with compatible Bio Bidet toilet seats to enhance and personalize the experience of using them. With the Bemis Living App, you can create customized presets, conveniently adjust settings, and manage all functions from your iOS or Android smartphone.
They’ve also announced the BB-1200 Bidet Toilet Seat, which will be the first to connect with the Bemis Living App. It’s made to fit popular elongated toilet seats and boasts features such as unlimited warm water with a front and rear wash, a turbo wash setting, a heated seat, a warm air dryer, a self-cleaning nozzle, a seat sensor, and a night light.
It does require an electrical outlet to be within 4′ of the toilet, so you may need to call an electrician to ensure that all of those fab features work in your bathroom.
The Bio Bidet BB-1200 Bidet Toilet Seat will be available this spring on their site and on Amazon for $399.
Bemis is also introducing the Empower CleanCare System, designed to clean, disinfect, and protect users during the bidet wash experience.
The Empower CleanCare System is a state-of-the-art bidet toilet seat solution that automates hands-free cleansing and drying and applies refillable cleansing and barrier protection. This cutting-edge system ensures consistent care for users, offering a seamless experience in personal hygiene.
The bidet seat has a user-friendly, simple, programmable remote control, allowing users to customize their preferences easily. They can enjoy the comfort of adjustable heated water and seat settings for a personalized and soothing experience.
The elongated and elevated seat feature is designed to facilitate both sitting and standing, making it easy for people with varying mobility levels to use.
With a robust seat capacity of 325 pounds and a matching lid capacity, the Empower CleanCare System promises durability and reliability.
The Stay·Tite Seat Fastening System guarantees that the hardware stays tight and never loosens for a secure and stable experience. Additionally, the seat incorporates Four Super·Grip Bumpers for enhanced stability and safety during use.
Made with convenience in mind, the $2999 Empower CleanCare System features an easy-to-clean plastic construction with a residential-style cover, ensuring hassle-free maintenance, and the simple, DIY installation makes the system easy to set up in their preferred space without needing professional assistance.
Via Bio Bidet