Today, we’re looking at the best bidets under $200, mostly focusing on bidets between $100 and $200. For something cheaper, check out the article on bidets under $100. We’re now getting into the electric bidet territory, but still covering some good non-electric options.
The best bidet often found under $200 is the Alpha GX and BB Slim ONE. They offer more features than what’s typically included with entry-level seats. Other good options include the BB Slim ONE and Slim ZERO.
To give you an idea of what to expect from a bidet in the 200 price range, here’s a table to quickly summarize the usual options.
|$100 or less||$100-200||$200+|
(regular and dual-temp)
Cold water non-electric
|Dual-temp non-electric |
bidet seats (hot/cold)
Handheld bidet with mixing
valve (for warm water)
|Electric bidets (water heater, |
warm air dryer, special spray
As for the bidets listed in this article, prices are subject to change. I’d say the #1 recommendation, the Alpha GX, is the option that’s most commonly found in the target price range. It happens to be the best bidet in the article, so that works out well.
|Warm Water||All but Slim ZERO|
|Best Water Heater||Alpha GX|
|Tricky Installation||SWASH S102|
|Side Panel||Alpha GX|
|Warm Air Dryer||Alpha GX|
|Oscillation and Massage Spray Modes||Alpha GX|
BB Slim ONE
|Sittable Lid||Alpha GX|
BB Slim ONE
|Best Overall||Alpha GX|
So, let’s get right into it.
The Best Electric Bidet Seats Under $200
The Alpha GX (~$177 to $230)
The Alpha GX is the most advanced bidet for the money, by far. It’s typically available from most retails for around $215, but Bidet King’s Open Box special lists it in the $175 to $180 range.
You can check out the current prices here (affiliate link).
The standard version (non-open-box) is usually about $230–a great deal.
Open-box bidets have not been used for toileting purposes. They still come with the usual warranty. So, it’s a great way to get bidets on the cheap.
It’s also available at Amazon, so if you don’t mind paying a little bit more, you can check out their prices here (affiliate link).
Features of the Alpha GX:
- Heating system that provides warm water flow of ~45 seconds. Entry-level bidets typically have basic tank-type heaters that only provide 30 seconds of warm water. This one is advertised as a hybrid heater, but performs as a basic entry-level tank-type heater.
- The warm air dryer w/adjustable temperature is another feature rare in bidets at this price range. For example, the BB Slim ONE and Brondell S300 (below) don’t have an air dryer. Neither does TOTO’s entry level bidets (the A100 and A2).
- Heated seat w/adjustable temperature.
- Sleek side control panel.
- LED nightlight to help navigate and use the bidet in the dark. So, no blinding yourself with bathroom lights.
- A single 2-in-1 stainless-steel nozzle for rear and front cleansing.
- Adjustable wand. Choose between 5 nozzle positions for the best aiming accuracy.
- Two nozzle self-cleaning functions. One operates on-demand (via side panel) and the other automatically before and after each use. This adds a layer of protection and hygiene.
- Great water pressure. The Rear+ turo mode has a flow rate of 0.21 gallons (or 1L) per minute.
- The usual special spray modes, including nozzle oscillation and massage-pulse. The oscillating mode covers a wider area by causing the wand to move back and forth. The pulse mode rotates softer and stronger pressure for a massage-like effect.
- Sturdy, sittable lid. This feature is so rare that it’s hard to find with premium and luxury bidets. The user can sit on the toilet when the lid is closed. It’s useful for resting, sitting to text, clipping toenails, etc.
- Other seat and lid features: the gentle-close feature saves wear and tear on the seat and lid. The quick-release tab makes for easy bidet installation and removal.
- Power-saving Eco modes cuts down on energy consumption by reducing the water/seat temp when the bidet isn’t used.
The Bio Bidet Slim ONE Electric Seat
Another entry-level electric bidet is the Bio Bidet Slim ONE (affiliate link). It’s a good catch for the price. To get the Slim TWO (the next upgrade) costs an extra $150 or so and only offers the remote control.
Features of the BB Slim ONE:
- Never cold tank/fusion heating system makes sure the water never runs cold, even when the warm water tank runs empty.
- Stainless steel nozzle.
- Heated seat.
- Single nozzle for rear and front (feminine) cleansing.
- Turbo wash mode.
- Several spray modes: oscillating, pulsating, massage mode, child mode, and wide spray pattern.
- Self-cleaning, retractable nozzle.
- Gentle/slow-closing seat and lid.
- Power saving mode
- Quick-release seat for easy cleaning.
- Night light.
- No warm air dryer.
On the Different Spray Modes
As you can see, the BB Slim ONE offers several spray settings—way more than usual and definitely more than the other two options mentioned.
The turbo mode should (in theory) create decent water pressure that some users complain of when it comes to electric bidets, in general. However, it does seem to get mixed feedback as some users still report lackluster pressure with the highest setting on the Slim ONE.
I really like the oscillating spray pattern. With most bidets, you have to rely heavily on body positioning to get sufficient coverage. When you spray in the exact same spot for the entire session, you usually won’t pass the white glove test (post wipe) inspection.
One exception is when a bidet has an extra-wide spray or oscillating spray function. When something oscillates, it sprays back and forth or side-to-side like a sprinkler covering a wider area.
Oscillating nozzles clean better and keep the user from having to rock back and forth to get good coverage.
The Brondell SWASH 300-RW Advanced Bidet Toilet Seat
Next up, is the Brondell S300 bidet (Amazon link).
This bidet has fewer features compared to the two above.
The S300 is one of the higher-quality electric seats you’ll find for less than $200. However, for some reason, the version for round toilets (S300-RW) tends to be the only one available in the target price range.
Features of the Brondell S300:
- Available for round toilets.
- Remote control (no side panel).
- Warm water heater (no sink hookup needed).
- Heated seat.
- Dual nozzles for rear and front (feminine) cleansing.
- Self-cleaning, retractable nozzles.
- Gentle/slow-closing seat
- Eco (power saving) mode
- Quick-release seat for easy cleaning.
- No warm air dryer.
On the Remote Control
The remote control was a big surprise to me initially when I first ran across this bidet. Entry-level electric seats tend to have a couple of things in common: a side panel (instead of a remote) and no air dryer.
The S300 is an exception for side panels for some reason. Remote controls are great for a few reasons. For one, they interfere less during the installation process making bidets that have them compatible with a wider range of toilets.
Secondly, they’re better for older adults and those with limited mobility. My grandad has an electric bidet and he says the remote is essential for him.
He can’t see well and has to hold it up close to look at the buttons, something he couldn’t do with a side panel. Plus, it would be difficult for him to reach down and around to the side to operate the controls.
The Best Non-Electric Bidets Under $200
Non-electric bidets have their own benefits: they’re inexpensive, easy to install, offer higher pressure, and have a simple design which means there’s less that can go wrong over time.
Cold Water: The Bio Bidet Slim ZERO Non-Electric Seat
Non-electric bidets will almost always fit within the $200 price range. The best option for elongated toilest is the Bio Bidet Slim Zero (Amazon link).
- Dual nozzles for front and rear hygiene.
- Super simple to install and operate.
- Self-cleaning wands for hygiene.
- Slow-close seat and lid to save wear and tear.
- Aesthetic, low-profile design.
- Cold water only.
- This one tends not to be available for round toilets.
Hot/Cold Water: The Brondell S102 Dual Temperature Non-Electric Bidet Seat
The best non-electric option for round toilets is the Brondell S102 dual temperature bidet (Amazon link).
- The Brondell S102 is a dual temperature bidet. Warm water is a feature less common to non-electric bidets, in general, so it’sa nice perk.
- Dual nozzles for front and rear cleansing.
- Low-profile shape.
- Self-cleaning nozzles.
- Easy to use.
The main drawback of this model is that the installation can be tricky. For the warm water feature to work, the sink and toilet need to be close together (within 9 feet usually) and preferably against the same wall.
Also, if you have a vanity around the sink, you’ll need to drill a small hole for the warm water hose (it feeds from the shutoff valve under the sink). For the cold-water option, check out the S101 (Amazon link).
Also, keep in mind, the warm water setup is optional. So, it’s great to have even if you can’t use it now. If it turns out your current bathroom is incompatible with the needed hookup, you set that part up if/when you move to a new location.
So, there you have it.
The best bidets for under $200 include the Alpha GX, BB Slim ONE, and Brondell S300 electric seats. The best non-electric options under $200 include the BB Slim ZERO and Brondell S102.
Finding a good quality electric unit under $200 is challenging, but not impossible. As you move from a $100 to a $200 price limit, a few good options do start to pop up.
If you’re looking to keep costs to an absolute minimum, make sure to check out the best bidets under $100 (article link). It includes bidet attachments which are the simplest of simple toilet seat bidets.