How to Choose Between a TOTO WASHLET, WASHLET+ & NEOREST
When it comes to bidet seat brands, TOTO is the name to beat. This Japanese company has been a pioneer in the bidet space from the beginning, and they’re known all over the world for producing top quality products that customers fall in love with instantly.
TOTO offers an incredibly diverse selection of bidet related products, from TOTO WASHLETS (their term for bidet seats) to WASHLET+ systems, to the luxury NEOREST line. Below we’ll give you the full scoop on each of these product lines, so you can understand them better and know which will be the best fit for your needs.
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TOTO’s WASHLET line is very popular because they’re cheaper than many of TOTO’s other bidet products. So what exactly is a WASHLET? It’s simply what TOTO calls their standard electric bidet toilet seats. In other words, it’s kind of like calling a tissue a Kleenex — they’re both the same product, but one is a generic term and the other is a brand name moniker.
The TOTO WASHLET lineup offers a wide range of prices and feature sets. On the low end, you’ll find TOTO WASHLET seats like the C100 and C200 that come with a tank water heater. These WASHLETS have limited warm water, and tend to be very uncomfortable due to the tall back. This design gives the seat room to house the water tank, but it also forces the customer much further forward, making the overall experience feel cramped.
In general, there are a few other brands with tank water heater bidet seats that we find more comfortable. If you’re working with a tight budget, reach out to us for more information on whether one of these alternatives would be right for you!
TOTO’s instant water heater WASHLETS are top notch, and if you’re willing to spend a bit more, we highly recommend both the TOTO WASHLET S500e and the TOTO WASHLET S550e. These TOTO WASHLETs come in two trim styles; Classic or Modern (aka. Contemporary). Don’t let these trim options throw you for a loop – the features are identical regardless of which one you choose.
Not only do high end WASHLETs like the S500e and S550e offer a very comfortable seat, they also have an instant water heater that generates unlimited warm water. Plus, they even use sterile, electrolyzed water (eWATER) to clean the bidet nozzles, so you can rest easy knowing your seat is as hygienic as can be. Other top tier features include multiple wash settings and options, a heated seat, and remote control with wall mount.
TOTO NEOREST Collection
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While a lot of our customers are interested in the TOTO WASHLET line, we sell even more TOTO NEOREST integrated units! An integrated unit is a toilet and bidet in one, and once you’ve gotten a chance to see these beautiful works of art, you’ll understand why they’re so popular. Most NEOREST bidets have similar feature sets, but the more expensive NEORESTs are sleeker and many have a fully ceramic base.
Aside from being easy on the eyes and offering powerhouse features, the TOTO NEOREST line provides a much more comfortable seated experience than anything else on the market. These large, well designed seats are supremely comfortable for people of all shapes and sizes. Add in luxury convenience features like an auto opening and closing lid, or automatic flushing, and it’s easy to see why so many people opt for a NEOREST!
If you REALLY want to pamper yourself, we recommend checking out the NEOREST 750H and NEOREST NX2. Imagine a bidet toilet that offers everything you could possibly want, and then add in a magical self cleaning process that leaves your toilet sparkling clean every day. That’s what you’ll get with one of these high end TOTO NEOREST bidet toilets! Here’s how:
- The bowl of the TOTO NEOREST NX1 and NEOREST 750H is coated with a special glaze that makes it look like a large pearl. This super slick glaze makes it hard for waste or grime to stick to the toilet bowl’s surface and helps keep it clean between uses.
- In addition, this glaze gets sprayed down every night with a sterile, electrolized water created by the toilet, called EWATER+. While the bowl is still wet, these high end NEOREST units turn on a powerful UV light.
- The pearl-like glaze interacts with both the EWATER+ and the ultraviolet light to completely rid the toilet of particles and microbes. The reflective nature of the glaze also allows the UV light to bounce into crevices that would otherwise remain uncleaned.
TOTO WASHLET+ Collection
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Not to be confused with a TOTO WASHLET, a TOTO WASHLET+ system includes both a toilet and a bidet seat. They’re unique because the cord and hose on the WASHLET+ seat line up perfectly with a special hole in the paired toilet. This setup totally conceals the cord and hose for a uniquely sleek look. If you’re not able to spend what it would take to get a NEOREST, but still want the streamlined look, a TOTO WASHLET+ system is well worth considering.
Stylistically, a TOTO WASHLET+ system is much sleeker than a standard bidet seat, but it still won’t match the NEOREST in terms of features, nor will it be as comfortable. Nevertheless, if you’re looking for the best money has to offer at a price tag under $2,000 dollars, a TOTO WASHLET+ is the way to go.
More Questions? Contact Us!
Our number one goal is to help our customers find the best bidet solution for their needs! If you’re still exploring your options and aren’t sure if a TOTO brand bidet is right for you, we recommend checking out our complete Buyer’s Guide or taking our easy bidet finder quiz. And as always, we are more than happy to answer any questions you have about choosing, buying, or using one of our bidets. Here are the best ways to connect with one of our bidet experts: