Top 3 Types of Bidet Nozzles
The nozzles on most bidets are located at the end of a thin rod, called the “wand”. Each nozzle has anywhere from one to three spouts that spray water towards your underside. When you’re not using the bidet, the wand and nozzles retract into a small compartment to keep clean. All the electric bidets we sell have adjustable nozzles, which you can change the nozzle position forward or backward to get the spray in the right spot.
Electric bidet nozzles come in three main styles: 2-in-1, 3-in-1, and dual. These nozzles can be constructed from plastic or metal. Some bidets even come with easy-to-replace nozzles or nozzle sterilization systems. So which type of nozzle is best? Below, we walk you through the pros and cons of each nozzle style so you can feel confident selecting a bidet.
Bidet nozzles are usually constructed from plastic, aluminum or stainless steel. Plastic nozzles are the most common, and they’re found on budget friendly and luxury bidets alike. On the plus side, plastic nozzles are the cheapest to manufacture. On the other hand, plastic is weaker and more porous than metal (the more porous a material, the easier it is for microbes to linger). This doesn’t mean plastic nozzles are unhygienic or won’t hold up, but it does mean that they are more likely to crack or harbor microbes compared to their aluminum and stainless steel cousins.
Aluminum nozzles are the middle-of-the-road option. Aluminum is stronger and less porous than plastic, but it’s more porous than stainless steel and also isn’t as resistant to breakage or corrosion. Even so, aluminum nozzles are likely to hold up well, and they’re less expensive than stainless steel.
Stainless steel is considered to be the “gold standard” for nozzles due to its strength, durability, and low porosity. In other words, compared to aluminum and plastic, stainless steel nozzles are the easiest to keep clean and have the lowest chance of breaking, cracking or corroding.
Bidets with Dual Nozzles
Dual nozzle bidets have two wands, each with a nozzle on the end. One wand and nozzle performs the front wash, and the other wand and nozzle delivers the rear wash. The wands are positioned side-by-side, which means that each nozzle is slightly off-center. As a result, the wash spray will likely hit one side of your body a bit more than the other, requiring you to shift side to side for thorough wash coverage.
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A single nozzle with two spouts is called a 2-in-1 nozzle. One spout performs the front wash while the other spout handles the rear wash. The nozzle is located at the end of a single wand, and the nozzle’s spouts are lined up vertically. This configuration means that each nozzle is directly under you, which reduces the amount of side to side shifting needed to get clean.