In Japan, bathroom culture revolves around what market leader in bathrooms Toto calls the Washlet, an electronic toilet bidet seat that offers an eco-friendly and hygienic alternative to bog-standard toilet paper. Toto have sold over 25 million Washlet systems in Japan where over 70% of households use toilet bidets rather than conventional toilet systems.

This article looks at the benefits for both the young and the elderly.

Why Use an Electronic Bidet Toilet?

Bidets have been around for a long time but conventional bidets are low on the ground and are not practical to use for many people. An electronic bidet toilet, on the other hand, combines the acts of urination and defecation with eco-friendly hygienic after-cleansing that requires no toilet paper.

Electronic Bidet Toilet
Electronic Bidet Toilet

The advantages for the elderly and disabled are obvious in that they can enjoy toilet privacy without the humiliation of needing a helping hand. And for those who simply want a little bathroom luxury, it’s a simple matter of sitting down to business, then pressing a remote control to allow warm water to gently cleanse bodily parts and let the warm air drier finish everything off.

Toilet Bidets – Go Green and Save on Toilet Paper

The Toto brand prides itself on what it calls “Clean Technology” and has launched its toilet bidets in the UK and European markets in the last couple of years. Potential buyers in the UK can try out a Washlet in one of three Japanese restaurants in London, Manchester or Birmingham.

Save Toilet Paper
Save Toilet Paper

Those that try the Toto Washlet toilet bidet seat inevitably want to know where they can get one as they experience the pampering and purifying pleasure that leaves the user feeling “clean and happy.”

Toilet Seat Bidets for the Young or Elderly

Parents will enjoy using toilet seat bidets for themselves as well as with their children as a great way to encourage toilet training; after all who can resist playing with a remote control or a side panel with lots of buttons to press?

And there are additional ecological savings to be made other than toilet paper as the fun of going to the toilet armed with a remote control replaces the need to fill the room with magazines!

Cost of a Toto Toilet Washlet

There are several different models to choose from in the Toto toilet Washlet range with prices starting from just under £460 for the entry level model with side panel control rather than a remote and with fewer features.

Toilet with electric seat automatic flush
Toilet with electric seat automatic flush

The top of the range £400 model has a list price over £1300 but can be purchased on Amazon for less than £1000. For that, users can enjoy a toilet seat that automatically opens and a hands-free flush together with all the features on other models such as front and rear cleansing, a heated seat, a massage function, an automatic air purifier to eradicate odours and 5 different cleaning modes. This model can only be fitted to selected Toto toilet cisterns.

Revolutionise Bathroom Culture with a Computerised Bidet Toilet Seat

Try a computerised bidet toilet seat to enjoy the pleasure of being “clean and happy.” The Toto Washlet may be about to revolutionise bathroom culture outside of Japan.

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