Today’s article looks at the best bidets you can get on a $100 budget. It’ll focus mostly on bidets you can get for between $50 and $100. If you’re looking for something even less expensive, check out the article on the best bidets for under $50.
The best bidets under $100 include the Brondell SWASH S101 and American Standard AquaWash non-electric bidet seats, with the former being the best for those willing to spend closer to $100. The best attachments include the Tushy Classic 3.0 and LUXE Neo 320.
For an idea of what to expect from bidets in the $50 to $100 price range, have a look at this table:
seat (cold water)
|Non-electric bidet seat
Handheld bidet + mixing
valve (for warm water)
|Electric bidets (electric water
heater, air dryer, heated seats,
different spray modes, etc.)
Anyway, we’ll get right into it.
The Brondell SWASH ECO Seat: Best Non-Electric Bidet Seat Under $100
For a good manual (non-electric) bidet seat, I recommend the Brondell Ecoseat S101 (Amazon link). I used to recommend against non-electric seats because I thought they offered no benefits over attachments that could compensate for the extra cost and installation hassle, but I was wrong.
Pros and Cons
- Comes with a high-quality, sturdy toilet seat.
- Dual nozzles for posterior and feminine hygiene.
- Self-cleaning nozzles.
- Comes in round and elongated.
- Less splashing.
- Great pressure.
- Installation takes a little longer.
Pros of the Brondell ECO Seat S101
Comes with a High-Quality Toilet Seat
Most bidets in this article attach to the current toilet without replacing anything but the mounting gear, but this one attaches to your current toilet bowl replacing the existing seat.
Even if you could take or leave the seat, it’s still a nice perk of going with a bidet seat over an attachment, as Brondell is known for high-quality sturdy bidets.
Some claim it’s a sittable lid, though it’s not advertised as one. This is big if you like to pop a squat to clip your toenails, etc. Sitting is usually limited to porcelain toilet seats unless the plastic lid is extra sturdy in its design and materials.
Also, the seat and lid are slow-close to prevent wear and tear over time.
Dual Self-Cleaning Nozzles
Instead of being adjustable, the S101 has an extra nozzle for feminine hygiene that only extends from its housing when needed.
The nozzles clean themselves so you don’t have to scrub them down as often. It’s still suggested you brush them with vinegar water about once a month when nozzles are self-cleaning.
Don’t get me wrong, using a bidet attachment doesn’t guarantee you’ll have to deal with some water landing on the floor, but splashing is a problem more commonly encountered with attachments.
Part of it is just the higher pressure compared to electric bidets, but it’s also the design. Attachments lift the seat up acting as a spacer between the seat/lid and toilet rim. The gap isn’t huge, but it’s there. In some cases, the extra space allows for some water to escape.
It’s a problem that can be overcome with practice and getting the right pressure dialed in, but getting a seat helps avoid the problem from the beginning. Bidet seats sit flush on the toilet rim, and most are designed with a curve on the inside of the seat rim that seems to help keep water from leaving the toilet bowl.
Available for Round and Elongated Toilets
Every major bidet manufacturer has seats that fit round toilets (toilets that are more round than elongated), but bidets for round toilets are less plentiful overall.
It’s not uncommon for someone to find a bidet seat that ticks all their boxes for pretty much every feature they’re looking for AND fits their budget, only to find that it’s not available for round toilets.
Being non-electric, the water pressure with the S101 is far superior to what you’ll get with electric SWASH bidets. I measured the output at about 0.5 gal/min (or ~1.7 L/min), using a measuring cup and stopwatch.
Cons of the Brondell ECO Seat S101
If you’re a renter or someone who just doesn’t want to tamper with the current property, you may not want to install a new seat.
You can install bidets in rental properties so long as the installation is temporary and reversible, you put things back as you found them, and you avoid misplacing any of the original parts. For the exact steps to install bidets in an apartment, check out this article.
But if you’d rather keep it as simple as possible, have a look at some of the other options.
Tushy Classic 3.0: Best Overall Bidet Attachment Under $100
First up for bidet attachments is the Tushy Classic 3.0 by Hello Tushy (Amazon link). They make one of the more popular bidet attachments in the US.
It’s high-quality, looks great, and offers good water pressure. But, the reason it’s a go-to recommendation is that Tushy has instructions, tips, and extra parts for about any installation issue you could run into.
There’s almost nothing they haven’t thought of.
Pros and Cons
- Easy to install.
- Among the higher-quality attachments.
- Adjustable self-cleaning nozzle.
- Works with difficult toilets (wall-hung, tankless, flushometer, etc.).
- Great customer service.
- It sometimes takes practice to keep from making a mess.
Pros of the Tushy Classic
The Tushy Classic is well within the price range, but a bit more than others in this article.
If you want to maximize toilet paper savings, it’s important that you don’t have to replace your bidet very often. Also, quality parts and construction are important for avoiding leaks.
Tushy makes high-quality bidet attachments. In fact, they only make attachments (no seats or sprayers). Specializing in one type of bidet, they put a lot of effort into the end-product.
Adjustable Self-Cleaning Nozzle
Instead of using two nozzles, the Tushy Classic allows the user to adjust the wand position and hit different areas in the front and back.
The nozzle is self-cleaning which helps keep the bidet hygienic.
Aesthetic Minimalist Look
For whatever reason, bidet attachments are often bulky and plastered with stickers and bright colors. I know it’s a matter of preference, but I think the Tushy is the best-looking. Being minimalistic in appearance, it’s compatible with the widest range of bathroom designs.
It’s available in several colors but the default design is white with a grey or bamboo-colored knob, but it’s available in a range of colors.
Compatibility with Difficult Toilet Designs
This is the main reason I list it first. You’d be surprised how many people have bathrooms and toilets that pose installation issues they didn’t realize they had until trying to install a bidet.
If you have one of those annoying tankless or wall-hung toilets, the Tushy Classic is a good choice, because they make parts that allow you to source water from the shutoff valves beneath the bathroom sink (I.e., instead of the valve next to the toilet).
Extra gear includes workarounds for:
- Skirted toilets (top mounting gear and special T-valves).
- Metal pipes (instead of braided hoses).
- Flushometer toilets.
- Wall-hung (concealed cistern or “tankless”) toilets.
- Toilets with odd seat, lid, and bolt hole placement.
Great Customer Service
You will have questions along your bidet journey, so being able to get ahold of the manufacturer is a must. I’ve never had an issue with reaching Hello Tushy customer service. Just head to the website and jump on a live chat during business hours and you’ll get your questions answered.
Cons of the Tushy Classic
The learning curve is short, but Tushy has been known to garner complaints of water spraying between the seat and rim of the toilet. The problem often resolves with a bit of practice, but some find it to be an ongoing issue.
Basically, it comes down to getting the pressure and body positioning right.
Anyway, it’s something worth mentioning.
The LUXE Neo 320: Best Warm Water Bidet Under $100
The best choice for those looking for a bidet that can spray warm water is a bidet attachment called the LUXE Neo 320 (Amazon link).
For those who are new to the subject, bidet attachments are attached to an existing toilet but don’t replace anything–as opposed to bidet seats that are swapped out for the original seat.
Pros and Cons of the LUXE Neo 320
- Least expensive in the lineup.
- Warm water capable.
- Good quality.
- Limitations with warm water functionality.
Pros of the LUXE Neo 320
The LUXE Neo 320 is the least expensive bidet in the article, despite offering warm water. You can get warm water with the Tushy, but for well over $100.
This one comes with all the gear you need to source water from the shutoff valves underneath the sink.
Warm Water Capability
Again, even if you’re not be looking for warm water, that’s okay, as the Neo 320 comes with a plug just in case you decide not to use it or find out your bathroom won’t allow for it.
You can give it a try and uninstall the warm water connection if you find you don’t like or need it. And, if the warm water connection can’t be installed, you can set it up later if you find yourself in a more ideal bathroom—the warm water hookup has installation limitations (more on that in the Cons section).
Dual Self-Cleaning Nozzles
Most bidet attachments are self-cleaning and the Neo 320 is no exception as it self-rinses with each use. The nozzle (cleaning wand) sits behind a “guard gate” so that it’s not exposed to the toilet’s contents when you’re doing your business.
Like the bidet seat listed above, this attachment has dual nozzles, the second being for frontal hygiene.
Great Customer Service
Like with Hello Tushy, LUXE customer service is consistently easy to get ahold of via live chat. They’re not always the most knowledgeable but if the rep doesn’t know the answer, they’ll pass it off to someone who does.
Cons of the LUXE Neo 320
For the warm water to work, you’ll need the right kind of bathroom setup.
Specifically, make sure to consider:
- Toilet and sink positioning. The toilet and sink are on the same of the wall or at a 90-degree angle. If on opposite walls, the warm water supply hose to the sink would have to remain draped across the floor which would be impractical and pose a tripping hazard.
- Toilet and sink proximity. This is rarely an issue, but the toilet and sink can’t be any more than 9-10 feet apart or the warm water hose won’t reach. If the sink and toilet are at a 90-degree angle, they’ll need to be even closer unless you can find a way to keep the hose off to the side/against the wall.
- Cabinetry around the sink. If there’s a vanity, you’ll have to drill a small hole to feed the warm water hose through. If you’re a renter, that may be out of the question.
Also, the water runs cold at first as it does when coming out of the sink. You’ll have to give it a bit to warm up otherwise you may be done cleaning before the warm water kicks in.
American Standard Aqua Wash: Best Budget Bidet Seat Option
Lastly, I recommend the American Standard Aqua Wash if you can catch it during a good sale. You can check out the current prices here (Amazon link).
Note, that this one isn’t always significantly cheaper, as prices fluctuate throughout the year. But it tends to be less expensive than other bidets of its kind. Most non-electric bidet seats are closer to the $100 price limit, but I’ve seen the AS Aqua Wash for a lot less.
- Cheaper price (closer to that of most attachments).
- Different spray patterns.
- Front and posterior wash capabilities.
- Sturdy sittabe lid.
- Nightlight (requires batteries).
- Lower water pressure. For whatever reason, the AquaWash is often reported to have lackluster water pressure for a non-electric bidet.
- Lower quality. It’s less expensive than the Brondell model and you get what you pay for.
Bidets Under $100: Conclusion
There you have it.
The best bidets for $100 or less include the Brondell SWASH S101 and American Standard AquaWash non-electric seats, the former being higher quality but closer to $100. The best attachments include the LUXE Neo 320 and Tushy Classic 3.0 by Hello Tushy.
With a $100 limit, we focused on non-electric bidets, as they cost much less than their electric cousins. You’d have to be a member at Costco and get a sale on top of a sale to find an electric bidet for $100.
But non-electric bidets have their perks. Not only are they cheaper upfront, but you’ll save money over the long haul as you’ll avoid the increased electrical costs common with a lot of electric bidets (e.g., the kind with tank-type heaters).
Also, you will get a great clean with a non-electric unit — heck, a lot of folks find them to be more effective because the water pressure is greater.
That should do it for now. Thanks for reading.