Today we’re looking at the best bidets available for $50 or less. If you can swing between $50 and $100, check out this article.
The best bidet under $50 is the LUXE Neo 180 attachment, as it is their least expensive model that offers dual nozzles. Other great options include the Brondell Thinline and BioBidet SlimEdge attachments. The best handheld bidet for under $50 is the Brondell CS-30 with an adjustable spray head.
To give you an idea of what to expect in the $50 price range, have a look at this table:
|Cold water attachment
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|Electric bidets (air dryer,
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Bidet attachments are added to an existing toilet without replacing any of the toilet’s original parts. They’re inexpensive, easy to install and offer good water pressure. It doesn’t take fancy features like an oscillating spray nozzle or enema mode to get a hygienic experience 10 x better than you’ll get with toilet paper.
So, let’s get right into it.
Best Overall Bidet Attachment Under $50: The LUXE Neo 180
First up is the LUXE Neo 180 (Amazon link). It’s one of their basic models and offers everything you need—namely, the ability to rinse the posterior and frontal regions. IME, their more expensive models don’t really offer many extra perks—warm water which is nice but not needed unless you live in a cold climate.
Pros and Cons of the LUXE Neo 180
- Dual nozzles for posterior and frontal cleansing.
- Self-cleaning nozzles.
- Convenience and ease of use.
- Thicker width (9mm)–extra-sturdy but can pose installation issues.
Dual Nozzles for Posterior and Rear Cleanse
LUXE has a whole line of bidet attachments starting with the most basic models like the Neo 110 and 120 and progressing on up to the Neo 320, each one costing a bit more than the last and offering an extra feature or two.
The LUXE Neo 180 is the first in their lineup to offer a front cleanse capability, a feature that’s essential for women and that most guys find useful for cleaning the entire perennial area (for extra messy BMs or after sex, etc.).
Bidet attachments don’t vary that much, but a frontal wash capability is one of the only features that can set one attachment apart from the next.
Convenience and Ease of Use
Of seats and attachments, attachments are much more convenient as they’re located in the toilet ready to go at a second’s notice. The Neo 180 is marketed as child and senior-friendly.
It has large, intuitive, and easy-to-read controls that allow the user to control water pressure and adjust the position of the jet stream. Unlike handheld sprayers, attachments don’t require reaching down and around so they’re great for those with limited mobility.
Some bidets, when installed, create a gap between the toilet seat and the toilet creating a small area for water to escape and land on the floor.
When you install LUXE attachments, it’ll lift the back of the toilet seat but not the front. So, there’s a slight incline in the seat—noticeable from the side of the toilet, but not when sitting—but no space in the front. Hence, reducing the chance you’ll get water all over the place.
Retractable and Self-Cleaning Spray Nozzles
The nozzles (cleaning wands) on the LUXE Neo 180 are self-cleaning, meaning they can give themselves a quick rinse with the turn of a dial.
It’s still a good idea to manually scrub the nozzles every few weeks or when you notice they’re soiled, but the feature means you’ll have to clean them much less often and it makes sharing the bidet more sanitary.
The nozzles sit behind a guard gate and only extend during use which helps protect them from getting soiled when using the toilet.
You can open the guard gate manually in case you want to clean the inside and/or nozzles.
Quality, Durability, and Aesthetics
LUXE bidets strike a good balance between sturdiness while still being sleek and minimalistic in design. Bidet attachments can be on the bulky side and they’re often covered in colorful stickers.
The Neo 180 is sleek in design and relatively thin (9mm) yet strong and durable.
Quick Installation (~15min)
Most have the Neo 180 up and running in 15 minutes or less, including those who have zero experience installing anything.
It comes with everything you need but a towel (to catch water inside hoses) including an open-faced wrench to take all the guesswork out of the process as far as what tools you’ll need.
Fits a Wide Range of Toilets
As discussed in this article, no bidet truly fits all toilets, as there are so many commodes out there with odd dimensions.
But when it comes to toilet bidets (seats and attachments), it’s the attachments that fit the widest range of toilets because you don’t even have to worry about the elongated vs round bowl distinction.
Unless you have a one-piece toilet that’s extra-wide in the area where the bidet is mounted (where the tank and back of the toilet rim meet), your toilet should be good to go.
LUXE bidets are on the thicker side so depending on the mounting gear on your current toilet, may interfere with the bidet installation. If that’s the case, you can try and source longer bolts w/new nuts (at a hardware store, Wal-Mart, etc.).
Sourcing compatible mounting hardware is cheap and easy, but it’s an extra step you’ll have to take if yours don’t fit.
The thicker bidet design is on purpose—it’s meant to be sturdier. But when you put the bidet under your current seat, it’ll lift the seat up preventing shorter bolts from clearing the bidet and seat hinges.
Best Budget Option for a Bidet Under $50: The Bio Bidet SlimEdge
If you want to keep costs to an absolute minimum, I’d go with the Bio Bidet SlimEdge attachment (Amazon link). It’s comparable to the LUXE model and even offers frontal cleansing. The main thing missing is that it doesn’t have self-cleaning nozzles—a feature that’s pretty standard on attachments these days.
Pros and Cons of the Bio Bidet Slim Edge
- One of the least expensive bidet attachments.
- Convenience and ease of use.
- Front and rear spray modes.
- No self-cleaning nozzles—frequent cleaning needed.
Unlike the LUXE, I haven’t used the SlimEdge personally so I can’t vouch for its durability and leak-resistance over the long term—though, it seems to get good user feedback.
It really stands out in how affordable it is. Even if it’s not as durable long-term, it’s undoubtedly the best bidet for the price.
Best Brondell Bidets Under $50: The Thinline SimpleSpa 150 and 250
If quality and brand are a priority, I’d recommend the Thinline SimpleSpa bidets, both of which are usually under or right at $50 (the more expensive one is usually right at the $50 limit).
The two bidets in the Thinline series, the SS-150 and SS-250 (Amazon links), differ in the number of nozzles and whether the nozzles are self-cleaning. Interestingly, the cheaper of the two has a self-cleaning nozzle while the dual nozzle version doesn’t.
Brondell is probably the most reputable bidet manufacturer in the US and is one of the top brands overall, perhaps second to TOTO.
TOTO doesn’t make bidet attachments (only high-tech seats) so Brondell is probably the best manufacturer of non-electric bidets.
Pros and Cons of the Thinline SimpleSpa
- The least expensive Brondell bidets.
- Convenient and super easy to use.
- You have to choose between dual nozzles or self-cleaning nozzles—whereas the LUXE and Bio Bidet options have both features.
Best Handheld Bidet Under $50: The Brondell CleanSpa CS-30
The list wouldn’t be complete without a handheld option. Bidet sprayers tend to be $50 or less but can reach upwards of $80 if you go with a “luxury” sprayer and pay retail, etc.
My default recommendation for a handheld sprayer is the Brondell CS-30 Clean Spa (check price on Amazon).
Brondell sprayers are pretty expensive compared to other brands (over $50), but the CS-30 is an exception.
I like it, not only because it’s Brondell, but because it has an adjustable spray head which is super useful yet hard to come by for some reason.
To adjust pressure with a handheld bidet, you’re typically limited to a button or lever—the harder you squeeze it, the higher the pressure.
But with an adjustable spray head, you can manipulate the pattern of water flow through the nozzle which allows you to choose between a narrow/concentrated vs wide/soft spray pattern.
- Easiest installation and most renter-friendly.
- Relatively portable though not advertised as such.
- Allows for a truly custom clean.
- Different spray patterns.
- Less convenient to use (manual spray required).
Don’t get me wrong, most types of bidets can be installed on rental properties. More on that here. But some are less invasive than others. Attachments like the ones mentioned above are pretty non-invasive, but with handheld sprayers, all you have to tamper with is the fill valve on the toilet tank.
As for portability, handheld sprayers aren’t advertised as such, but they’re the easiest to pack and install/uninstall. Hence, they’re the most travel-friendly of the non-travel bidets. I never leave home without mine.
I like having different spray patterns to choose from. It helps me find a pressure that’s both comfortable and effective.
You can even use the narrower spray setting for a DIY enema for constipation or if you just feel like a deep cleanse.
The wide spray setting is good for older adults and those who can’t aim well. Wider spray modes are less forceful but they provide more coverage which means less precision is needed by the user.
While it’s not made of stainless steel (as are a lot of handheld sprayers), it is made of durable high-quality materials (e.g., ABS polymers) and quality construction that you’d expect from Brondell.
Bidets Under $50: Conclusion
So, there you have it.
The best bidets under $50 include the LUXE Neo 180, Brondell Thinline, and Bio Bidet SlimEdge bidet attachments. The Neo 180 strikes the best balance between quality, price, and features offered (it has self-cleaning dual nozzles). The Brondell CS-30 is the best handheld option under $50.
At under $50, we’re limited to bidet attachments and handheld sprayers.
For those who are new to the subject, bidet attachments and handheld sprayers are fixed to the current toilet without replacing anything.
While attachments are placed under the current toilet seat, bidet seats (electric and non-electric) replace the toilet’s original seat/lid.
Non-electric (or manual) bidets run off of the home’s water pressure. Manual seats tend to cost between $80 to $100+, so they’re not listed in this article.
You won’t be missing out on much by going non-electric. They cost less upfront and won’t run the power bill up.
They’re the simplest to use and are less prone to breaking (as they have fewer moving parts). They’re also easier to install and thus the most renter-friendly.
Finally, non-electric bidets offer the best pressure which is the most important factor for getting a good clean.
That should do it for now. Thanks for reading.