When it comes to luxury, convenience and features, nothing compares to an electric bidet seat. Imagine waking up on a freezing morning to sit on a warm seat, cleanse yourself with warm water and then dry yourself with a warm air dryer. That is the power of an electrical bidet seat.
While that does sound magical, some people may not feel that they need all those features or simply don't have an electrical outlet near their toilet and choose not to install one.
Electric Bidet Seats
Pros: Many of the pros of an electrical bidet seat are straightforward. They are the epitome of modern day luxury. All electric bidet seats have heated seats and warm water front & rear wash. They are a great option for the elderly or people with limited mobility considering everything from water temperature, water pressure, warm air dryer etc. are controlled with a side panel or remote control. The nozzle positioning and automatic washes means you wont need to move yourself around to get the water to the right areas.
Cons: The cons of electric bidet seats most of the time are related to the higher price compared to non electric bidet attachments. The bidet seats arrange from $200-$800. The other problem is that in order to have all these features, you will need an electrical outlet nearby or use an extension.
Non-Electric Bidet Attachments
Pros: Some of the pros of the attachments are that they fit any toilet since they attach under your existing toilet seat instead of replacing it. The fact that you wont need an electrical outlet is also a plus to some customers but ofcourse you sacrifice alot of features. The water pressure is always good on the attachments since they are getting the water directly from your pipes. They are cheaper in price and range anywhere from $40-$200 and still clean you very well.
Cons: Attachments are usually not recommended for people with limited mobility considering you control water pressure from a control knob and it is all done manually. It will take some time to get used to where your desired pressure is and finding that same pressure every time can be a bit of work although not impossible. Another drawback is that the nozzle positioning are usually not adjustable which means you will have to move yourself around while the water is spraying to make sure you get the proper cleaning. Some attachments offer a warm water option which is great but will require a sink near by to draw water from the hot water line. For this reason, when you are using the warm water to clean yourself, you are at the mercy of how fast warm water reaches the bidet.
In the end, everyone has different needs and wants when it comes to what they expect from a bidet. Generally speaking, if it is within your budget, there is nothing quit like an electric bidet seat. If you feel you don't need all the extra features and want something that gets the job done well, than an attachment might be for you. Either way, no matter what you decide, it is time to ditch toilet paper and treat our world and ourselves better.