Are Bidets Sanitary?

Are Bidets Sanitary?

Bidets have been on the market for quite some time. They are a common fixture in European bathrooms as well as in many other parts of the world. The popularity of bidets is growing in North America. With that growing popularity, there is some confusion out there surrounding bidets. One question a lot of people … Read more

Best Heated Toilet Seat Reviews and Buying Guide for 2021

Heated Toilet Seat

Heated Toilet Seat

Nothing can make you cringe or jump like sitting on a cold toilet seat and it is only worse if you are using the bathroom in the middle of the night as the cold sensation of the toilet seat against your backside jolts you awake.

So what do you do to avoid this unpleasant situation? You could turn the heat up in your home and waste a bunch of money. You could put a space heater in the bathroom and wait for it to heat things up before you use the commode. Both of these options don’t really seem to make a lot of sense. So can anything be done?

Fortunately, there is another option out there. Heated toilet seats. Talk to anyone who has uses one and they don’t want to give it up.

Luckily, heated toilet seats are affordable and easy to use and install. Plus, they use very little energy.

Keep reading to see our heated toilet seat reviews. Click here if you would rather skip to the bottom of this article and read our Buying Guide for Heated Toilet Seats first.

Heated Toilet Seat Reviews

There are a lot of heated toilet seat options out there ranging from the very affordable to the very expensive.

To make things a little less overwhelming let’s break them down into two types: with bidets and without bidets.

Heated Toilet Seats Without Bidets

UltraTouch 01811 12 Watt/12 Volt UL-Listed Soft Round Bowl White Heated Standard Toilet Seat for Standard American Bathrooms, White
BEMIS Radiance Heated Night Light Toilet Seat will Slow Close and Never Loosen, ELONGATED, Long Lasting Plastic, White, H1900NL 000
Brondell LumaWarm Heated Nightlight Toilet Seat - Fits Elongated Toilets, White
KOHLER K-10349-0 PureWarmth Heated Toilet Seat, Elongated, White with Quiet-Close Lid and Seat, Adjustable LED Nightlight and Warmth Settings, App Connected
Model
UltraTouch Heated Toilet Seat
Bemis Radiance Plastic Heated Toilet Seat
Brondell L60-EW LumaWarm Heated Toilet Seat
KOHLER K-10349-0 PureWarmth Heated Toilet Seat
Available Shapes
round
elongated & round
elongated & round
elongated & round
Available Colors
white
white & biscuit/linen
white & biscuit
white & biscuit
Heat Settings
1
3
4
3
Nightlight
Slow Close
Power Cord Length
72 in.
48 in.
48 in.
60 in.
Warranty
-
1 year
1 year
1 year
Prime Eligible
-
Price
$99.99
$126.79
$108.29
$162.91
UltraTouch 01811 12 Watt/12 Volt UL-Listed Soft Round Bowl White Heated Standard Toilet Seat for Standard American Bathrooms, White
Model
UltraTouch Heated Toilet Seat
Available Shapes
round
Available Colors
white
Heat Settings
1
Nightlight
Slow Close
Power Cord Length
72 in.
Warranty
-
Prime Eligible
-
Price
$99.99
BEMIS Radiance Heated Night Light Toilet Seat will Slow Close and Never Loosen, ELONGATED, Long Lasting Plastic, White, H1900NL 000
Model
Bemis Radiance Plastic Heated Toilet Seat
Available Shapes
elongated & round
Available Colors
white & biscuit/linen
Heat Settings
3
Nightlight
Slow Close
Power Cord Length
48 in.
Warranty
1 year
Prime Eligible
Price
$126.79
Brondell LumaWarm Heated Nightlight Toilet Seat - Fits Elongated Toilets, White
Model
Brondell L60-EW LumaWarm Heated Toilet Seat
Available Shapes
elongated & round
Available Colors
white & biscuit
Heat Settings
4
Nightlight
Slow Close
Power Cord Length
48 in.
Warranty
1 year
Prime Eligible
Price
$108.29
KOHLER K-10349-0 PureWarmth Heated Toilet Seat, Elongated, White with Quiet-Close Lid and Seat, Adjustable LED Nightlight and Warmth Settings, App Connected
Model
KOHLER K-10349-0 PureWarmth Heated Toilet Seat
Available Shapes
elongated & round
Available Colors
white & biscuit
Heat Settings
3
Nightlight
Slow Close
Power Cord Length
60 in.
Warranty
1 year
Prime Eligible
Price
$162.91

Heated Toilet Seat Bidets

BioBidet BB-600 Bidet Toilet Seat, Elongated White
Bio Bidet Bliss BB2000 Elongated White Smart Toilet Seat, Premier Class, Unlimited Warm Water, Vortex Wash
TOTO SW2034#01 C100 Electronic Bidet Toilet Cleansing Water, Heated Seat, Deodorizer, Warm Air Dryer, and PREMIST, Elongated, Cotton White
SmartBidet SB-2000 Bidet Seat for Elongated Toilets - Electronic Heated Toilet Seat with Warm Air Dryer and Temperature Controlled Wash Functions (White)
Lotus Smart Bidet ATS-800 FDA Registered, Heated Seat, Temperature Controlled Wash, Warm Air Dryer, Easy DIY Installation, Made in Korea
Kohler Electric Bidet Toilet Seat, Touchscreen Remote Control, Heated seat, Automatic Deodorization and Nightlight, K-4108-0, White, one-size
Model
Bio Bidet Ultimate BB-600 Advanced Bidet Toilet Seat
BioBidet BLISS BB-2000
TOTO Washlet C100
SmartBidet SB-2000 Bidet Seat
Lotus ATS-500 Smart Bidet Heated Toilet Seat
KOHLER K-4108-0 C3 230 Bidet Toilet Seat
Available Shapes
elongated & round
elongated
elongated & round
elongated & round
fits both elongated & round toilets
round
Available Colors
white
white
white & Sedona Beige
white
white
white & biscuit
Heat Settings
3
3
3
3
3
5
Nightlight
Warm Air Dryer
Slow Close
Deodorizer
Remote Control
Power Cord Length
48 in.
48 in.
48 in.
46 in.
48 in.
48 in.
Warranty
2 year
3 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
3 year
Prime Eligible
-
Price
$359.10
$594.98
$427.00
$249.99
$239.99
$585.96
BioBidet BB-600 Bidet Toilet Seat, Elongated White
Model
Bio Bidet Ultimate BB-600 Advanced Bidet Toilet Seat
Available Shapes
elongated & round
Available Colors
white
Heat Settings
3
Nightlight
Warm Air Dryer
Slow Close
Deodorizer
Remote Control
Power Cord Length
48 in.
Warranty
2 year
Prime Eligible
Price
$359.10
Bio Bidet Bliss BB2000 Elongated White Smart Toilet Seat, Premier Class, Unlimited Warm Water, Vortex Wash
Model
BioBidet BLISS BB-2000
Available Shapes
elongated
Available Colors
white
Heat Settings
3
Nightlight
Warm Air Dryer
Slow Close
Deodorizer
Remote Control
Power Cord Length
48 in.
Warranty
3 year
Prime Eligible
Price
$594.98
TOTO SW2034#01 C100 Electronic Bidet Toilet Cleansing Water, Heated Seat, Deodorizer, Warm Air Dryer, and PREMIST, Elongated, Cotton White
Model
TOTO Washlet C100
Available Shapes
elongated & round
Available Colors
white & Sedona Beige
Heat Settings
3
Nightlight
Warm Air Dryer
Slow Close
Deodorizer
Remote Control
Power Cord Length
48 in.
Warranty
1 year
Prime Eligible
-
Price
$427.00
SmartBidet SB-2000 Bidet Seat for Elongated Toilets - Electronic Heated Toilet Seat with Warm Air Dryer and Temperature Controlled Wash Functions (White)
Model
SmartBidet SB-2000 Bidet Seat
Available Shapes
elongated & round
Available Colors
white
Heat Settings
3
Nightlight
Warm Air Dryer
Slow Close
Deodorizer
Remote Control
Power Cord Length
46 in.
Warranty
1 year
Prime Eligible
Price
$249.99
Lotus Smart Bidet ATS-800 FDA Registered, Heated Seat, Temperature Controlled Wash, Warm Air Dryer, Easy DIY Installation, Made in Korea
Model
Lotus ATS-500 Smart Bidet Heated Toilet Seat
Available Shapes
fits both elongated & round toilets
Available Colors
white
Heat Settings
3
Nightlight
Warm Air Dryer
Slow Close
Deodorizer
Remote Control
Power Cord Length
48 in.
Warranty
1 year
Prime Eligible
Price
$239.99
Kohler Electric Bidet Toilet Seat, Touchscreen Remote Control, Heated seat, Automatic Deodorization and Nightlight, K-4108-0, White, one-size
Model
KOHLER K-4108-0 C3 230 Bidet Toilet Seat
Available Shapes
round
Available Colors
white & biscuit
Heat Settings
5
Nightlight
Warm Air Dryer
Slow Close
Deodorizer
Remote Control
Power Cord Length
48 in.
Warranty
3 year
Prime Eligible
Price
$585.96

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What Is A Bidet? What Types Are There? Which One Is Best?

What is a bidet?

What is a bidet?Maybe you are planning on taking a trip to another part of the world that you heard uses bidets. Maybe you are an environmentalist and heard that using a bidet is better for the environment. Maybe you are tired of constantly buying expensive toilet paper whenever you go to the store.

Maybe you got caught up in the middle of the COVID-19 crisis and have a hard time finding toilet paper and are looking for other options and you heard about bidets. Or maybe you just don’t feel clean after using the bathroom and are wondering what else you can do.

So what is a bidet anyway? No matter which of the above situations you are in, you probably want to learn more about bidets and figure out if they might be a good option for you and your family.

Here is what you need to know.

What is a Bidet?

A bidet is a plumbing fixture that helps people with personal hygiene by allowing them to use water to wash their privates after going to the bathroom.

The word bidet in French means “pony”, which as it relates to this bathroom fixture seems appropriate since a person “rides” or straddles a bidet in a way that is similar to what they would do if they were riding a pony.

Why Do People Use Bidets?

When first thinking about bidets you might think to yourself, “Why would I use a bidet? Why wouldn’t I just use toilet paper?”

Actually there are several reasons why people might choose to use, or own, a bidet.

If you are an environmentalist you might want to use a bidet in an effort to greatly reduce or eliminate toilet paper usage at your home. So how big of an environmental issue is toilet paper use? In 2009 Scientific American reported that “Americans use 36.5 billion rolls of toilet paper every year, representing the pulping of some 15 million trees.” As you might imagine those numbers will only increase as the population continues to grow.

Other people might choose to use a bidet for health reasons. For example, people with hemorrhoids might find that cleaning themself up after using the bathroom can cause irritation. Using a bidet can help these people improve their hygiene without the irritation.

Still, other people prefer to use a bidet for religious or cultural reasons. Bidets are very common in the Arab States, West Africa, and southern Europe. In fact, there are certain places in the world that require bidets to be installed in newly constructed or renovated bathrooms.

Types of Bidets

Over time bidets have evolved and they don’t just refer to one specific type of fixture anymore. Depending on how much space you have, what features you want, and your budget there are several options to choose from.

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Best Trail Cameras for Security – Buying Guide and Reviews

trail camera for security

Criminals are seemingly getting bolder by the year. It doesn’t seem like it is enough anymore to lock things up or close a gate. Thieves and vandals seem to be a worry wherever you are. Whether you are talking about your home, your business, or vacation property the need for security and surveillance of your property is ever-increasing.

The monthly cost for a 24-hour electronic security monitoring company can be expensive. Even if cost isn’t an issue for you sometimes you want to monitor something or someplace that is in a remote area where hiring one of these companies isn’t an option.

If you can’t afford a monitoring company or are in a remote area you still have another cost effective security option to help you.

Trail cameras.

Yes, that’s right. The same technology that is used by hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts can also help you secure your property.

They can record up to 4K HD video and take amazing pictures even while remaining undetectable at night. Plus, some of them can even send images directly to your cell phone or email account.

Here are the six cameras we recommend for security purposes. You can read our entire article to find out which situations each of them is best suited for.

Buy the Moultrie P-120i
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If you are worried about vandalism or theft of your property you don’t have to sit by and just hope for the best. You can use trail cameras as an easy-to-use and cost-effective way to monitor your property – even to in remote areas.

However, before buying a trail camera for security purposes you need to know your specific needs so you can better understand the features you should be looking for when buying a camera.

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Do Heated Mattress Pads and Heated Blankets Save You Money?

Save money with heated mattress pads and blankets

Save money with heated mattress pads and blanketsRegardless of if you live in a newer home that is very energy efficient or an older home that might have a few drafts, heating your home costs money. If you happen to live in a place with a colder climate heating bills can be a very significant amount of money.

So what can you do to combat this expense?

A lot of people have tried saving money on their heating bills by turning the temperature down at night when they are in bed. So do you really have to lay in bed with your teeth chattering or pile a mountain of blankets on top of your bed to save money to save some money on your heating bill or is there another way.

A lot of people try using heated mattress pads or heated blankets so they can keep warm and comfortable when the thermostat is turned down on the furnace at night, but how much do these electric mattress pads and blankets cost to run and do the people who use them actually end up saving any money.

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What Size Dehumidifier Do I Need

How big of a dehumidifier do I need?

How big of a dehumidifier do I need?If you are faced with hot and humid weather or are dealing with a damp room or basement you need to be prepared to address the humidity and the problems it can bring. Dehumidifiers remove excess moisture from your home and provide a lot of benefits to your health, home, and belongings.

Choosing a model that is the right capacity (size) is paramount when buying a dehumidifier. They come in a wide variety of sizes, which can make selecting the right one for your living space confusing. So let’s discuss the basics of dehumidifier size so you can choose the best dehumidifier for your home.

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Benefits of Dehumidifiers

Dehumidifier Benefits

Dehumidifier BenefitsIf you live in a warmer climate or experience warmer temperatures during the summer months, the odds are that some rooms in your home may become humid. A little increase in humidity once in a while might not be a big deal, but it can cause big problems over prolonged periods of time. Some homes only have problems with high humidity only during the summer months. Other homes have problems with excess moisture in the air year-round.

To help protect yourself and your home from the problems associated with elevated humidity levels you should consider purchasing a dehumidifier. So let’s learn more about dehumidifiers and what they do.

Signs you may need a dehumidifier

Musty Smells

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