Best Bidet Seat Warm Air Dryers
Best Bidet Seats with Warm Air Dryers
Toilet paper is a staple of the American bathroom routine, but wiping has some pretty big downsides. For starters, quality toilet paper is costly, while cheaper brands just don’t get the job done. In addition, wiping can spread bacteria around instead of fully removing it, not to mention posing a challenge for individuals with mobility limitations or being painfully abrasive on sensitive tissue. Reducing or eliminating the need for toilet paper is one reason most electric bidets come with warm air dryers. It’s worth mentioning, however, that most warm air dryers are not terribly powerful. They generally feel like a hair dryer on a low setting, and it can take several minutes to get completely dry. Some bidet seats come with warm air dryers that offer a bit more power for a shorter dry time, and we’ve highlighted a few of these below.
TOTO S500e & S550e
The TOTO S500e and S550e are truly premium units, so it’s no surprise that their air dryers lead the competition. On average, you can expect to be dry within a couple minutes. The biggest difference between these two seats is that the S550e comes with a lid that automatically opens and closes, whereas the S500e’s lid must be opened and closed manually. Other than that, they share the same quality construction and most of the same amenities, including front, rear, wide front, and soft rear cleansing modes, oscillating and pulsating spray options, and eWater+ nozzle sterilization. An adjustable heated seat, LED nightlight, deodorizer, user presets, instant water heater, and fully adjustable water pressure and temperature controls provide a thoroughly luxurious cleansing experience from start to finish. Both models are available in white or beige and offer a choice of two design styles, modern or classic. They’re operated via a sleek wireless remote for extra convenience and even come with a premist feature that coats the bowl with a thin film of water before each use to stop waste from sticking. With their quality build and top-of-the-line features, these two seats are worth every penny of their luxury pricetag.
The Cascade 3000 is relatively new to the bidet market and offers many of the same great features as the TOTO S500e/S550e without the sky high pricetag. The Cascade 3000’s air dryer is designed to get you dry within a few minutes, though it’s just a bit less efficient that the dryer on the S500e/S550e. With this seat, you get a host of luxury features including a heated seat, front and rear wash modes with unlimited warm wash water provided by the instant water heater, oscillating spray option, and a seat that can support up to 330 lbs. A built in LED nightlight makes nighttime bathroom trips easier, and the air deodorizer stops unwanted odors from taking over. Though the Cascade has no personalized preset wash option, it does offer an auto wash feature that initiates a full wash and dry cycle using the seat’s last used settings, all at the touch of a single button. Two remote control options—large or small—offer added versatility, and the seat’s sleek silhouette allows it to fit on most one or two-piece toilets, including many with a French curve. It also comes in both round and elongated seat sizes and meets ADA compliance guidelines. If luxury cleansing and a capable, efficient air dryer top your priority list, the Cascade 3000 is a seat you’ll want to consider.
Brondell Swash 1400
The Brondell Swash 1400 is a popular seller year after year, and its particularly powerful warm air dryer is just one of many features that make it a customer favorite. According to Brondell, you can expect to be dry and on your way after about two minutes of drying time, which is on similar to the TOTO S500e/S550e’s dry time, and shorter than the dry time of many other seats on the market. That being said, we tend to see it take a bit longer, but still dry faster than most other seats on the market. Stand out features include highly adjustable nozzles (seven positions front to back, and three width positions), a sittable lid, and a sterilization system that releases trace amounts of silver into the water use to clean the seat’s nozzles. It also comes with standard front and rear cleansing modes, an instant water heater that provides never ending warm wash water, and nozzle oscillation for extra comfort. A heated seat with adjustable temperature controls, LED nightlight, and odor busting deodorizer round out the full suite of luxury amenities. Ever the versatile seat, the Swash 1400 is available in white or beige, round or elongated seat sizes, and comes with an intuitive remote control. It’s also worth mentioning that the Swash 1400 is the most budget friendly seat on this list, making it a great option if you want top notch drying power without breaking the bank.