Over the past decade, Americans have become interested in owning bidets. But the average bathroom doesn’t have space to add another fixture similar in size to a toilet. Instead, they are buying TOTO Washlets, easy-to-install appliances that vastly improve the toileting experience. Let’s take a look at two of the most popular models to see which one will best fit your needs.
TOTO Washlet C100 Elongated Bidet Toilet Seat with PreMist
How many times have you sat down on a cold toilet seat and wished it was heated? Or felt aggrieved that you were running out of toilet paper yet again? And if you’re suffering with hemorrhoids or other sensitive conditions, using the toilet can be quite painful.
The solution to these problems is simple. So simple, in fact, that you can install it in a few minutes without a plumber. The TOTO Washlet C100 is the base model bidet that fits right onto your traditional toilet and turns it into something terrific.
What can the C100 do? For one, it has a heated seat. You can choose the temperature you prefer to use. Then when you’re gone during the day, the C100 enters energy-saving mode so that you aren’t heating the seat when you don’t need it.
Two, the main feature of the washlet is its ability to wash your underside after you’ve used the toilet. It does this by extending a wand that sprays water upward. The wand only emerges when the seat detects that someone is seated.
You can adjust the water pressure and temperature, but it never gets hotter than 97 degrees, so it won’t burn sensitive skin. The water can be set to oscillate (but not pulse, like the C200 can do) for a better clean than a simple stream.
It’s simple to set the controls using the panel mounted on the side of the seat. Unfortunately, there are no individual user settings. And if you prefer using a wall-mounted remote control, take a look at the C200 below.
Finally, the C100 comes with both an automatic deodorizer and an air dryer with customizable temperature. You might not even need paper when you’re done, although some users comment that air drying takes a long time.
More features of the TOTO Washlet C100:
- Seat removes easily for cleaning
- Performs both front and rear cleanses
- PreMist wets inside of the bowl before use
- Has a SoftClose lid that lowers seat without banging
TOTO Washlet C200 Elongated Bidet Toilet Seat with PreMist
If you liked the Washlet C100, but would prefer a remote control, user profiles, and more options for controlling all the features, you’ll want the C200 instead. The TOTO Washlet C200 lets you customize your experience better.
For example, you can create two individual users so you and another person can pre-set the temperature for the seat, the water, and even the air dryer. There are five temperatures available for each feature. Then you can also select the ideal water pressure and whether the spray oscillates and pulses. Some users comment that using the oscillating and pulsating spray seems to perform better cleaning.
Many customers also prefer having a wireless remote control instead of a side panel like the C100 has. The remote control for the C200 has backlit buttons and it’s pretty intuitive to use. It comes with adhesive to mount it on the wall if you like.
Other than these new benefits, the C200 has a SoftClose lid to prevent noisy bangs, and it’s easy to remove from the toilet for cleaning. Plus, when it’s not in use for a prolonged period, it enters an energy-saving mode.
More features of the TOTO Washlet C200:
- Self-cleaning wand
- Performs front and rear cleanses
- Automatic deodorizer
- PreMist wets the bowl first so waste doesn’t stick around
A TOTO Washlet is an ideal way to include a bidet in your bathroom routine without making modifications to your current plumbing. Both the C100 and C200 are simple to install without professional help, and they are easy to use, too.
If you would like a gentler, more complete clean after using the toilet, a Washlet is the answer. Not to mention all the other comforts like a heated seat and a lid that won’t bang shut.
If you want to customize settings for two user profiles and have more control over water temperature and pressure, get the C200. It has a separate remote control with backlit buttons and you can mount it on a nearby wall.
Otherwise, you get the C100. Although it has a seat-mounted control panel and fewer settings, it’s well-liked by customers.