The 4 Best Heated Toilet Seats on the Market

Have you ever been jolted awake after sitting down on an ice cold toilet seat? It’s unpleasant and makes it hard to loosen up and go. Heated toilet seats solve this problem! Whether you’re using the bathroom in the middle of the night or during the day, a heated toilet seat cradles your rear in a warm embrace so you can do your business in comfort.

What to Know Before You Buy a Heated Toilet Seat

Toilet Shape

Toilet bowls come in a round or elongated shape. A heated toilet seat must match the shape of your bowl in order to have a secure fit. Most toilets have an elongated bowl, so almost all heated toilet seats come in an elongated seat size. Though round bowls are less common, many heated toilet seats also come in a round size.

On most toilets, the space between the tank and the bowl forms a right angle. Some toilets, however, have a distinct curve in this spot known as a French Curve. French curves can make it difficult to install some heated toilet seats, especially those with bidet features. If you have a French curve toilet, please reach out to us before purchasing a seat!

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You can find more tips on getting the perfect fit in our Easy 3 Step Fit Guide.

Electrical Requirements

All heated toilet seats require a GFCI electrical outlet. Most seats have a 3.5-4 ft cord, so the outlet needs to be within that distance of the toilet. If there’s no outlet nearby, you may want to have one installed by an electrician. Installing an outlet varies in price by location, but some estimate the average cost to be between $200 and $275.

You can also use an extension cord as long as it meets three criteria. It must be 14-gauge, have three prongs, and be raised off the floor where the cords meet. Since extension cords pose a trip hazard, they’re not an ideal solution. To minimize the trip hazard, consider routing it through a vanity, along a baseboard, or over a doorway.

Heated toilet seats without a bidet use less power than those with a bidet built in. A bidet seat’s power draw depends on the type of water heater it has. At peak, one of these units might use between 600 watts and 1400 watts. Manufacturers know that even a small energy draw adds up over time, so most bidet seats offer an energy saving mode.

For more information, check out our post on bidet seat electrical considerations.

Features, Settings & Price

In general, the more features a heated toilet seat has, the more deluxe the experience and the happier the bottom.

The most basic heated toilet seats are simple and sweet, offering a warm sitting space and little else. Some might come with a nightlight, adjustable temperature settings and slow close lid, but that’s about it. These usually cost $200 or less.

Other heated toilet seats come with a built in bidet that delivers warm water washing for a truly luxurious bathroom experience. These usually include extra features like nozzle oscillation, pulse spray, air dryer, night light, scentless deodorizer, user presets, nozzle sterilization or even an auto open/close lid. Heated toilet seats with bidet cleansing cost anywhere from $250 to over $1000.

Top Heated Toilet Seats

Brondell LumaWarm Heated Toilet Seat

Do you want a heated seat without any bells and whistles? If so, the LumaWarm Heated Toilet Seat from Brondell is worth checking out. Manufactured by one of the most respected names in the bidet business, this heated toilet seat is simple yet elegant. We don’t currently carry the LumaWarm, but it’s available on Brondell’s website.

Brondell Luma Warm Heated Toilet Seat
Brondell LumaWarm Toilet Seat
  • Heated seat with adjustable temperature
  • Night light automatically turns on in low light and illuminates the bowl
  • Gentle close seat and lid
  • Ergonomic seat design
  • Low profile design blends in to your bathroom
  • “Set and forget” settings
  • Round and elongated seat sizes
  • White and beige colors available
  • Top mount installation
  • 1 year limited warranty

Pros: The LumaWarm is an inexpensive option for making your bathroom trips more comfortable. Plus, customers on Brondell’s website seem highly satisfied with the LumaWarm Heated Toilet Seat, awarding it a whopping 4.9/5 stars. It comes in white and beige, and in round and elongated seat sizes, so it’s easy to pair with most toilets.

Cons: The LumaWarm is a heated seat only and does not offer bidet cleansing. While it is less expensive than most bidet seats, but it’s not cheaper by much. In other words, for $110+ dollars more, you could purchase a heated toilet seat with bidet cleansing and much, much more. Additionally, since we don’t sell this seat, we can’t offer customer support for any issues you might encounter.

Smart Bidet SB-110

Smart Bidet SB-110 Heated Bidet Seat
Smart Bidet SB-110

Heated toilet seats with bidet cleansing don’t get much cheaper than the Smart Bidet SB-110. This budget conscious bidet seat offers all the basics at a price that’s tough to beat.

  • Heated seat with adjustable temperature
  • Front, rear & turbo wash modes
  • Nozzle oscillation
  • Adjustable water temperature, water pressure & nozzle position
  • Air dryer
  • Tank water heater (30-60 seconds of warm water)
  • Child mode
  • Easy to replace, stainless steel nozzles
  • Energy saving mode
  • Side arm control panel
  • Available in white
  • Elongated seat size
  • 1 year warranty

Pros: The Smart Bidet SB-110 is extremely inexpensive, which appeals to buyers who want bidet cleansing on a budget. For being such an economical seat, the SB-110 offers a lot of features. These include three wash modes (front/rear/turbo), nozzle oscillation, an air dryer, and adjustable wash and dry settings.

Cons: Though customers love the SB-110’s super low price tag, this might also be one of its biggest weaknesses. It’s not a particularly durable seat, with a relatively short lifespan of just 2+ years. It also doesn’t offer popular features like a night light, deodorizer or nozzle sterilization. Lastly, it’s only available in and elongated seat option and white color, so it will only fit on certain toilets.

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Brondell Swash Select BL97

Brondell Swash Select BL97
Brondell Swash Select BL97

For a heated toilet seat, bidet washing and an affordable price tag, we recommend the Brondell Swash Select BL97. It offers a range of desirable features and comes in under $300. Plus, it’s made by Brondell, one of the best known names in the business.

  • Heated seat with adjustable temperature
  • Front, rear, strong & gentle wash modes
  • Nozzle oscillation
  • Pulse mode
  • Adjustable water temperature, water pressure & nozzle position
  • LED night light
  • Hybrid water heater (60-90 seconds of warm water
  • Warm air dryer
  • User presets
  • Stainless steel nozzle
  • Slow close seat and lid
  • Energy saving mode
  • Wireless remote control
  • Round and elongated seat sizes
  • 1 year warranty

Pros: The Swash Select BL97 is the same price as the Smart Bidet SB-110 but offers more features. These upgrades include pulse mode, a hybrid water heater, night light, user presets and a wireless remote control. It also comes in both round and elongated seat sizes, so it can fit more toilets than the elongated only SB-110.

Cons: In general, Brondell bidets tend to have a gentler wash stream which means it can take longer to get clean. Some customers enjoy the gentle cleanse, while others wish it had a firmer feel. It does not offer child mode and its nozzles can’t be replaced at home.

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Cascade 3000 by Dignity Solutions

If you’re looking for a heated bidet seat that provides a truly luxe experience, we recommend the Cascade 3000. The Cascade 3000 is one of our top selling seats thanks to its sleek design, thoughtfully designed features, and durable construction.

Cascade 3000 (Dignity Solutions)
Cascade 3000 by Dignity Solutions
  • Heated seat with 3 temperature settings
  • Stainless steel 2-in-1 nozzle
  • Instant water heater for unlimited warm water
  • Front & rear wash modes
  • Nozzle oscillation
  • Adjustable water temperature (3 settings), water pressure (3 settings) & nozzle position
  • Scentless deodorizer
  • LED night light
  • Warm air dryer with 5 temperature settings
  • Sittable lid (supports up to 330 lbs)
  • Autowash
  • Eligible for a 60 Day Risk Free Trial
  • 4 year full warranty
  • ADA compliant
  • Comes in round and elongated sizes
  • Two remote control options: large or small
  • Sterile silver nano coating on nozzle and interior tubing to keep wash water clean
  • Energy saving mode
  • Fits many French curve toilets
  • Simple installation
  • Comes in white

Cascade 3000 Pros: Durable and built to last, the Cascade 3000 delivers top quality cleansing from start to finish. It’s one of the few seats to offers two remote styles, a sittable lid and a 4 year full warranty.

The Cascade 3000 comes in round and elongates seat sizes, so it can fit on most one and two piece toilets. The slim design even makes it possible to install on some French curve toilets. We’re so confident you’ll love it that we’ve included it in our 60 day risk free trial.

Cascade 3000 Cons: The Cascade 3000 is one of our pricier seats, which means it won’t be in everyone’s budget. It’s missing a few higher end features like an auto open/close lid, user presets, and pulse washing. At the same time, it’s also less expensive than seats with these premium amenities. It comes in white only, so it might not be the best option if you have a beige toilet.

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Compare the Cascade 3000 & Bio Bidet BB-2000

Integrated Bidet Toilets & WASHLET+ Systems

If the idea of luxury bidet cleansing strikes your fancy, you might consider a bidet toilet or TOTO WASHLET+ system. Bidet toilets are a bidet and toilet in one streamlined unit. A WASHLET+ system is a high end, traditional toilet paired with a matching bidet seat. They’re great options if you want to trade out your ordinary toilet for one that’s truly extraordinary. Every single bidet toilet and WASHLET+ system offers a heated toilet seat.

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