Since the global toilet paper shortage of 2020, bidets have become increasingly popular in the everyday household. They’re a quintessential part of Asian culture, and anyone who says using toilet paper is more effective than using a bidet probably hasn’t used one before.
I personally have only seen bidets being used in Asia, so I was surprised to find out that bidets are suggested to be a French invention, dating all the way back to the 17th century. I had also always assumed bidets were expensive, and associated them with fancy, heated toilet seats or as a standalone bathroom appliance — truth is, there are many affordable options too, with many of them below $100. If you’re in the market for a bidet, here are a few options you may want to consider.
Toilet Attachment Bidets
Probably the most convenient to install in your personal bathrooms, these bidets simply need to be attached to your toilet, and you’re good to go — the majority of these bidets are designed to be attached to the pipe behind the toilet bowl. The attached knob controls the water pressure, which can be adjusted according to the users’ preference. Most of them also have a self-cleaning function, which can clean the nozzle before and after use.
Tibbers Home Bidet
Available at Amazon (from $136.89).
MWY Self Cleaning Nozzle
Available at Amazon (from $86.23).
Luxe Bidet Neo 320
Available at Amazon (from $110.84).
Most Singaporeans are probably familiar with handheld bidets — you’ve probably used one in a public toilet at some point. Similar to the toilet attachment version, these bidets are to be connected to the pipe behind the toilet bowl. However, some handheld options can also be attached to the bathroom sink, which means they can be conveniently detached when not in use.
Purrfectzone Bidet Sprayer for Toilet
Available at Amazon (from $51.73).
Aqua Nexis Premium Cloth Diaper Sprayer
Available at Amazon (from $82.23).
If you’ve never used a bidet and don’t want to commit to one that requires installation, you may want to try out a portable bidet instead. These bidets are a bit more gentle than the toilet attachment or handheld versions — many of them are actually made for new mums to use as part of their postpartum regimen.
Hibbent Portable Bidet Shower
Available at Amazon (from $15.80).
JP Bathroom Master’s Postpartum Perineal Cleansing Portable Travel Bidet
Available at Amazon (from $14.30).
Brondell GoSpa Travel Bidet GS-70
Available at Amazon (from $19.23).
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