To Bidet or not Bidet?
What is a bidet?A question many North Americans struggle to answer. A bidet is a plumbing fixture that cleanses the user after he/she has used the toilet. This idea was first introduced by the French in the late 1700′s and has become wildly popular throughout Europe and Japan. Today a bidet and or washlet is found in more than 70% of homes in Japan and Europe, and only 20% of homes in North America. The newest form of bidet is the bidet seat (Washlet from Toto www.totousa.com ); this unit takes the place of your standard toilet seat and requires a 120VAC, 15A, 60Hz Class A GFCI outlet. With this more convenient application this unit saves room in the bathroom as opposed to the standard bidet sytle which was a separate fixture beside the toilet.
Some of the features associated with this S400 Washlet from Toto are:
•Auto Flush Activated by Sensors or the Simple Touch of a Button
•Automatic Open / Close Lid Activated by Sensors, or the Simple Touch of a Button on the Remote Control
•Gentle Aerated Warm Water
•Front and Rear Washing
•Warm Air Drying with Variable Three-Temperature Setting
•Automatic Air Purifier
•Heated Seat with Temperature Control
•Convenient Wireless Remote Control with Large LCD Panel With the increased cleanliness and therapeutic effect of water (e.g. great for rashes, hemorrhoids, constipation, pregnancy, menstrual and just everyday cleaning) the bidet almost eliminates the use of toilet paper for greener living.
Stop by the Kitchen & Bath Classics showroom today and see how one works!