I get it: you like to stay clean back there. It’s gross and strange that some people think toilet paper is enough. Plus cleaning with a bidet is soothing and helps with a variety of conditions. But having a permanent bidet installed in your bathroom requires a major remodel and the assistance of a plumber and maybe even an electrician.
When you install a portable bidet on your toilet at home as an inexpensive way to try out a bidet for the first time or a way to avoid having something permanently installed, you’re saving hundreds. Plus, you can do the job yourself in just a few moments. Or perhaps you live in an apartment and can’t put in something permanent without damaging the place.
Whatever your reason for wanting a portable bidet, this article provides information on a great choice that will serve you well for years to come and get you hooked on bidet use for a lifetime.
Please keep in mind as you read this review that this isn’t a travel bidet because it requires some installation — even if it is simple to do. You have to disconnect the incoming water supply from your toilet to hook this up. That’s an easy thing to do, but it isn’t something you want to do in a hotel room. If you want to see options for a travel bidet, click here to see travel bidet options at Amazon.
Portable Bidet Review
For ease of installation, cleanliness, comfort and quality, there’s no better choice in portable bidets than the Astor Bidet Fresh Water Spray Non-Electric Mechanical Bidet Toilet Seat Attachment — available from Amazon. As the name suggests, this unit can be attached to your toilet so you can have all the benefits of a bidet without the hassles or expense of having one installed in your home.
This unit uses no electricity, making hookup a snap. All you have to do is connect it to the water, which takes only a moment, then mount it on the toilet.
This Astor portable bidet sprays fresh water for personal hygiene purposes, a better way of cleaning yourself after using the bathroom than scratchy toilet paper or expensive hygienic wipes.
One concern many people have about this unit is how hygienic it can be since it’s mounted on the toilet, but the spray nozzle retracts when it isn’t being used, keeping it clean. When you turn the water on with the dial on the unit, the nozzle comes out automatically. When you turn it back off, it retracts just as simply as it emerged in the first place.
The dial allows the spray pressure to be adjusted from gentle to as much pressure as you have. Keep in mind that the maximum pressure partly depends on your home’s water pressure.
Mounting is easy and took me about 10 minutes. The maker says that mounting is no problem on any toilet with a separate tank, but it won’t fit on many one-piece toilets. The mounting bars allow for complete adjustment so you can get it in exactly the right place. And as I said, electricity isn’t needed, dramatically simplifying things.
I haven’t had any problems with this unit, but it comes with a one-year warranty. The construction is plastic, but it’s a durable plastic that should last you for quite a while. And there’s nothing to rust. Cleaning is simple too.
Specific features I like include:
- The very quick installation that can be easily reversed if necessary
- The fact that electricity isn’t needed
- The included accessories so that nothing else is needed for hookup
- The quality provided considering the very low price, and
- The exceptionally refreshing way this bidet makes me feel.
A Portable Bidet Is A Necessary Luxury
I consider having a portable bidet installed on my toilet at home a necessary luxury. In addition to providing a much greater level of cleanliness than toilet paper, this unit also helps soothe hemorrhoids and can help with other anal issues as well. Ask your doctor if you aren’t sure whether using a bidet is a good idea for you or not.
I probably wouldn’t ever have bothered to go to the expense and take the time to have a traditional bidet installed in my home, but having this unit is nice. Now that I’ve experienced the difference that a simple portable bidet can make at my home, I’ll never be without one. And I’ll always take a travel bidet with me when staying in hotels. It’s that great.