Why use toilet paper when there’s a better way to get clean? We’re talking about bidets, of course!
Today we’re diving into the best products for converting your toilet into a bidet. We’ve personally tested all of these recommendations, so you can rest assured you’re buying something that will actually get the job done
What is a Bidet Converter Kit?
Let’s clear up one of the biggest questions we get asked: “what’s a bidet and why should I use one?”
A bidet is a bathroom accessory that cleans your privates with a stream of water. It’s cleaner, gentler and much more comfortable than wiping with toilet paper. And the best part is, anyone can use one!
So when might you use a bidet?
- Bidets are great for cleaning yourself after peeing or pooping, during menstruation, following childbirth, or after being intimate.
- They soothe tender areas, help heal fissures and hemorrhoids, and ease constipation. They’re especially useful if limited mobility or dexterity makes it hard to wipe.
- Plus they go easy on the environment and reduce reliance on toilet paper – so you can save money and help save the planet!
Now that we’ve gotten the basics out of the way, let’s talk about some quick and easy ways to convert your toilet into a bidet:
- Attachments fit between your toilet bowl and seat. They don’t offer a lot of features, but they’re super inexpensive and don’t need electricity to run.
- Non-electric bidet seats are budget friendly, replace your current toilet seat and are powered by your home’s water pressure.
- Electric bidet seats seats need a GFCI outlet and offer tons of comfort and convenience features. They’re an easy way to transform your toilet into a high tech, luxury bidet
There’s one last bidet we ought to mention: hand held sprayers. They don’t actually attach to your toilet, but they mount right next to it. They look and work like a sink sprayer – just point it at your privates, squeeze the button, and presto! A shower of clean water rinses you off.
What Different Types of Bidets Are There?
You should also know that changing your current toilet into a bidet isn’t your only option. If you’re looking to overhaul your bathroom, you may want to opt for a toilet and bidet combo:
- Bidet toilets are a high end toilet with a bidet built into them. They’re usually super sleek looking and are packed with luxury features.
- WASHLET+ systems come with a toilet and a separate bidet seat that are specifically designed for one another. Unlike regular toilets, the WASHLET+ toilets hide the bidet’s cords and water hoses so that you don’t have to look at them.
Travel bidets are also becoming popular option for folks who want to wash with water while on the go. They run the gamut from simple squeeze bottles to battery operated models, and they’re compact enough to fit in a purse or bag.
The Top 4 Best Bidet Converter Kits of 2023 Reviewed
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the best options for transforming your toilet into a bidet!
Best Bidet Attachment of 2023: GoBidet
Bidet attachments have a dirty little secret:
Most are cheaply made, leak, and don’t provide a super comfortable wash.
What else should you know about attachments? Many only connect to your cold water pipe, so if you live in a chilly climate, you could be in for a pretty frigid cleanse.
Some attachments offer warm water washing, but this means you have to run a hose from your toilet to the warm water line under your bathroom sink. Depending on how your bathroom is laid out, this may be easier said than done.
- GoBidet Bidet Seat Attachment$149.95 – $164.00
But it’s not all bad news! There’s one bidet attachment that stands head and shoulders above the rest: the GoBidet.
- For starters, the GoBidet is made out of metal, so it’s a lot more durable than your average plastic attachment.
- The metal construction also means it’s less likely to harbor germs than a porous, plastic models.
- It has a broad wash stream, so it does a good job getting you clean
- The GoBidet fits on most toilets, including many RV toilets.
- It comes in both cold water and a warm water versions
- While there are some reports of leaking, we get a lot less of this feedback with the GoBidet compared to other popular attachments on the market
It’s true that the GoBidet is a little more expensive than some of the attachments out there. But after seeing so many attachments fall short, the GoBidet’s durability and better performance is worth paying a bit extra!
One more key GoBidet factoid: it comes with a lifetime warranty. That’s virtually unheard of in the attachment world!
Most attachments come with a year-long warranty tops, and they tend to break quickly. If you’re having to replace your attachment every couple years, it doesn’t take long for the GoBidet to become the more cost effective option!
Best Non-Electric Bidet Conversion Kit of 2023: Saniwise Elongated Bidet Seat
Nervous about investing in a bidet? No problem! The Saniwise is the perfect bidet seat for testing the waters. There are a few reasons we’re so excited about it:
With a $50 price tag, it’s really, really inexpensive for a bidet! It’s even cheaper than a lot of attachments or sprayers.
“But wait,” you might be thinking, “does ‘cheap’ mean subpar?”
The Saniwise is made out of durable polypropylene plastic, so it’s higher quality than a lot of the other non-electric bidets out there.
What’s more, it has one of the most comfortable seats of any non-electric bidet we’ve tried. And because there’s no water heater to take up space, the Saniwise’s seat feels even roomier than some of the priciest bidets we sell.
Last but not least, the slim design makes the Saniwise look a lot like a regular toilet seat, so it blends into your bathroom better than an attachment or a sprayer.
Just keep in mind that the Saniwise is a non-electric bidet, and it only connects to your bathroom’s cold water source. This means it’s only going to wash you off with cool or cold water (depending on the temperature of your pipes).
In other words, if your heart is set on a soothing warm wash, it’s not the bidet for you!
Second, it only comes in an elongated seat size, so it won’t work if you have a round toilet. And if you’re looking for a bidet that gives you lots of control over the wash settings, you’ll want to skip the Saniwise in favor of an electric bidet.
But if you’re searching for a simple, good looking bidet seat that gets the job done without breaking the bank, the Saniwise is a terrific choice!
Best Electric Bidet Conversion Kit of 2023: Eco Nova Bidet Seat
- Three wash modes (front, rear and a stronger one called turbo) that get you clean no matter the mess.
- Frigid wash water? Never! The Eco Nova’s instant water heater produces warm wash water on demand for a soothing, comforting cleanse. Plus, the adjustable position, temperature and pressure settings let you personalize the wash so it feels just right every time.
- If you’re feeling like a little something extra, you can switch on the Eco Nova’s nozzle oscillation or pulse spray. Oscillation moves the spray forward and backward for better coverage, and pulse mode varies the water temperature – perfect for soothing hemorrhoids or coaxing out a bowel movement.
- The built in warm air dryer does the work of drying you off – no toilet paper required!
- With a 400 lb weight limit and durable polypropylene construction, the Eco Nova is one of the strongest bidet seats on the market. Plus, you can sit on the lid (a no-no on most other bidets!)
- The bowl night light automatically turns on when it’s dark in the bathroom, illuminating the toilet in a gentle glow.
- The spacious, heated seat cradles your behind in a relaxing embrace.
If you’ve ever wondered whether bidets are sanitary, the Eco Nova’s sterilizing system puts those worries to rest. It blasts the nozzles with germ destroying UV light before and after each wash for maximum protection. Additionally, the Eco Nova’s inner parts are coated in an anti-microbial solution that keeps things clean from the inside out.
The Eco Nova is controlled with a wireless remote that uses a radio signal (instead of infrared).
Why does that matter?
Infrared remotes may malfunction in bathrooms that are small or have dark walls, but the Eco Nova’s radio signal remote works like a dream in any bathroom. It even works through walls, which is great if you’re operating it on behalf of a loved one who needs help
We’ve got even more good news!
The Eco Nova is eligible for our 30-day free trial. Install it, try it, and if you don’t love it, return it to us within the 30-day window for a full refund (we pay to ship to you, you pay to ship back to us).
But don’t count on returning it…almost every customer who’s ever purchased the Eco Nova loves it. Our bet is that you will too!
Best Budget Electric Bidet Converter Kit of 2023: Bio Bidet BB-1000
There’s no need for your bum to miss out on a luxurious cleanse just because you’re on a budget! The Bio Bidet BB-1000 is one of our favorite electric bidet seats for our price-conscious customers.
But price isn’t the only reason we recommend the BB-1000! It’s also a good option:
- If you’re dealing with chronic constipation
- Prefer a strong wash stream
- Need a bidet that can support 400+ lbs
- Have a toilet with a round seat
- Want a bidet that is operated by a remote rather than a control panel
Here’s why the BB-1000 is a terrific solution for any of these scenarios:
A handful of bidet converter kits offer a specialized option called “enema wash”. This is an extra setting in addition to front and rear wash modes, and it’s designed to break up hard, backed up stool.
- BB-1000 Supreme (Bidet Seat)$499.00 – $598.00
The enema wash stream is thinner and firmer than a regular rear wash. This allows a small amount of water to enter the rectum and rehydrate poo, making it easier to pass. It also jumpstarts your body’s natural pooping process by stimulating the muscles that help you go.
If all of that sounds a little…invasive…don’t be alarmed! It’s not as bad as you might think.
Our staff think that the enema wash feels pretty similar to an old-fashioned enema, except it’s way more private and a lot less hassle (and mess!). The main thing to remember is that you need to get “lined up” before you start the enema so that the spray hits your bum-hole and not the sensitive area around it.
Pro Tip: To make sure the enema wash hits the right spot, run a rear wash first. Once the rear wash is perfectly aligned with your bum-hole, relax your rear as much as you can and hit the “enema” button.
Strong Wash Stream
The BB-1000 has one of the strongest wash sprays on the market. That’s terrific if you want a high pressure, generous spray that gets you cleaned up quickly. The firm feel comes from the BB-1000’s nozzle design and the fact that it uses 50-75% more water than most electric bidets.
That said, there are a couple drawbacks to this sumptuous wash. For starters, even though the BB-1000 has 5 water pressure levels, all of them – even the lowest one – are pretty dang strong.
Why does this matter?
If you’ve got hemorrhoids or fissures, the BB-1000’s firehose spray is probably going to hurt your tender areas. Instead, we’d recommend a seat with a wider pressure range, like the Eco Nova, Swash 1400 or Cascade 3000.
There’s another downside to the generous wash as well.
Let’s say you live in a drought prone area and want to conserve water, or maybe you’re just trying to keep your water bill down. The BB-1000 uses 0.32 gallons of water per minute, while most other electric bidet converter kits use .11-.19 gallons per minute. If you’re trying to reduce your water usage, the BB-1000 is not going to be right for you.
There’s one last downside to get out in the open: the BB-1000’s high water flow requires an extra large water tank, and that takes up seat space. As a result, the sittable area is a little smaller than other bidets, so it’s not quite as comfortable. If you’re looking for a cushy seat that cradles your rear, check out the Cascade 3000 or Eco Nova!
High Weight Limit
Did you know that most bidets are only rated to support 300-350 lbs? If you put more weight on the bidet and break it, there’s a good chance the warranty won’t cover the damage.
That’s why we get so excited when we come across a bidet seat that’s rated to support more! The BB-1000 is among a handful of electric converter kits that are marketed to support up to 400 lbs, which is great news for heavier customers who want in on premium bidet cleansing.
Fits Most Toilets
North American toilets have either a round or elongated bowl, and it’s important to buy a bidet seat that matches that shape. Most bidet seats come in elongated sizes only, but the BB-1000 is different! A true crowd-pleaser, the BB-1000 is available in both round and elongated sizes, so it will fit most toilets (except those with French curves).
Wireless Remote Control
Lots of bidets have remote controls, so why are we excited that the BB-1000 has one? Simple! The BB-1000 is one of the few bidet seats in it’s price bracket that has a remote control instead of a side arm control panel!
Why might you want a remote versus a control panel?
Well, the BB-1000’s remote control:
- Doesn’t take up space on the side of the toilet like a control panel does
- Doesn’t add bulk to the bidet’s silhouette like a control panel
- Can mount to the wall so it’s always within easy reach
- Has large, easy to read buttons, so it can be operated by feet If you don’t have use of your hands
- Can be operated by a helper, if you need extra assistance
- Is easier to operate than a control panel, since you don’t have to look down and to the side to see and reach the buttons.
So many reasons to love a remote!
More BB-1000 Features
So what else comes with the BB-1000? In addition to standard front and rear wash modes, you’ll enjoy:
- A luxurious heated seat
- A tank water heater that provides 30-60 seconds of warm wash water
- Pulse mode (varies water pressure for a massage feel)
- Nozzle oscillation (moves the wash stream front to back for more coverage)
- A warm air dryer that gets you dry in place of toilet paper
- A deodorizer that cleans the air from the bowl to stop gross odors from taking over
And like other electric bidet seats, installing the BB-1000 is quick and easy — check out the linked video if you want to see just how quick and easy!
It’s not every day that you’ll find a combination of price and features like the BB-1000’s. If a strong wash is your jam, it’s a great option to consider!
Hand Held Bidet Sprayer Kits
“Wait a second”, you might be thinking, “where’s your hand held bidet recommendation?” We’ve got a confession:
We don’t recommend any hand held bidets. None. Nada. Zero. Zilch.
“But why?” you might ask. “Aren’t they inexpensive, easy to install and even easier to use?”
They are. But there’s a caveat, and it’s a big one.
Time and time and time again, we’ve seen customers purchase a hand held bidet only for it to eventually leak all over their bathroom floor. Sometimes they start leaking a few months after purchase, sometimes a year or two later. And sometimes, the leaking begins within days or weeks.
Regardless of the time frame, it happens so frequently and with so many brands that we’ve stopped recommending them altogether.
A potentially flooded bathroom is bad enough, but there’s another reason we don’t like handhelds. Getting the water in the right spot usually involves twisting your torso and shoving your hand between your bum and the toilet seat.
It’s an awkward and uncomfortable process. Plus, there’s a good chance of you’ll get poo on your hand while it’s back there. And that’s just gross!
Nevertheless, if you’ve got your heart set on a hand held bidet, here are our top tips for avoiding issues:
- Carefully inspect all parts, rings and seals before installing to make sure it’s all in tip top shape.
- Turn off the water pressure to the sprayer (at the T-valve) in between uses. It’s a hassle, we know, but it’s the best way to stop leaks
- Don’t ignore drips! If it looks like there’s water around the sprayer or you can see water beading or dripping near the T-valve or the sprayer’s mouth, you may have a growing leak – remove the sprayer before it can cause any water damage!
But the best way to avoid a flooded bathroom? Invest in a high quality bidet seat.
In all our years of selling bidets, we’ve rarely seen a properly installed bidet seat leak. Sure, they’re a little pricy. But so is remodeling a flooded bathroom!
Which Type of Toilet is Best for a Bidet Converter Kit?
You can add a bidet to almost any one or two piece toilet. There’s one major exception to this rule: French curve toilets.
Instead of having a right angle where the tank meets the bowl, French curve toilets have a stylish arc. This arc makes it tough to add a bidet converter kit.
Depending on the model, you may be able to fit a bidet attachment or certain bidet seats onto a French curve toilet. Our team is familiar with the bidets that will and won’t work on one of these special toilets, so reach out to us if you think your toilet might have French curves.
If you’re working with a smaller-than-average toilet, like an RV toilet, you don’t have quite as many options. A handful of bidet seats will work with some RV toilets, but your best bet is probably the GoBidet attachment.
And if you’re purchasing a bidet seat, there’s one key step you don’t want to skip: measure your toilet bowl! Knowing whether you have a round or elongated toilet bowl will guarantee you buy a bidet seat that fits correctly.
How Do I Get in on the Bidet Magic?
There are so many reasons that washing off beats wiping, so why wait any longer to change your toilet into a bidet? We’ve got everything you need to make it happen, from the best products to expert support from start to finish. Our team of bidet gurus is here for you every step of the way. Here’s how to get in touch: