The 2020 outbreak of the coronavirus has led many buyers to stockpile toilet paper, leading to empty shelves. But there is an alternative: a bidet. Using one regularly can reduce your toilet paper usage by as much as 90% or more. I know, I have installed 2 bidet seats in my home. I only wish I had done it sooner!
But which one to buy? And do you need to spend a lot of money? The answer to the second question is easy: no! The answer to the first will take a little longer.
Before suggesting any particular model, consider that bidets run anywhere from a few dollars to over $2,000. Does that mean the least expensive are useless, and that you have to spend hundreds or more to get a good one? Again, no! Many bidets under $100, sometimes well under, are perfectly functional for your needs, if limited in features.
One popular category is called: travel bidets. These are the portable units that can be used away from the home or inside it. In fact, given that you could fill one more easily with warm water from your faucet, they work even better at home.
For $10-$60 you can buy any number of really fine units. Some are hand-squeezable, others are battery-operated. The latter are particularly good for those who are elderly or have had operations and can’t exert much finger pressure. To help you narrow down your choice let’s take a look at some of the models toiletbidet.com readers have purchased during the past year (2019).
Of all the travel bidets toiletbidet.com readers bought in 2019 a fully 90% were of the non-electric type. This number includes the hand-squeezable bottles and the nozzle devices. The remaining 11% were of the electric type – typically battery-operated. I can only guess at the reasons, but it’s not hard to imagine that most buyers prefer a low-cost hand-squeezable model in order to save money and avoid changing batteries or charging the bidet all the time.
Best Selling Non-Electric Travel Bidets in 2019
One hugely popular model – the Bio Bidet TP-70 – accounted for 39% of total travel bidet sales in 2019. That’s no big surprise to me since Bio Bidet makes excellent products. I know since not only have I tested that particular one but I regularly use their BB-2000 bidet seat (a full-sized electric bidet seat). So, whether you buy a super low-cost model or one from the higher end of the range you can’t go wrong.
The Brondell GS-70 is another fine non-electric bottle bidet that is quite popular. Together with the TP-70 it totals 65% of the travel bidets sold in 2019 here on toiletbidet.com. The GoSpa, as it’s often called, is uber-easy to fill and use and yet provides plenty of volume and pressure to get a one-time job done.
Fully 93% of the non-electric travel bidets sold here were the hand-squeezable bottle type. However, there were still 7% of buyers that chose one that is even simpler. UYICOO and CuloClean sell nozzles but they use your existing water bottle and simply screw on or plug into the top. It’s an interesting concept.
Best Selling Electric Travel Bidets in 2019
There are electric portables, though, for the many buyers who prefer or need them. They’re moderately more expensive. Many sell from $30-$60, though some are as high as $90+. They’re generally battery-powered.
The electric model by GUSTYLE is a great option. About 4-in-10 (39%) of toiletbidet.com buyers who bought a bidet in this category chose this one, making it the best-selling battery-operated travel bidet in 2019. Like most of this type, the wand flips out from a cylindrical body, and the whole unit is quite waterproof (IPx6 level).
Best Selling Travel Bidet Brands in 2019
With Bio Bidet selling the most popular travel bidet in 2019 it’s no surprise that Bio Bidet was the best selling travel bidet brand among toiletbidet.com readers last year.
And with a fully 90% of all travel bidets sold being of the non-electric type it’s also no wonder that the other two brands in the top 3 (Brondell and TONELIFE) are also non-electric travel bidet sellers.
Only two brands in the top 10 (Bio Bidet and Hibbent) sell both non-electric and electric travel bidet models. While Bio Bidet only sold a tiny percentage of their electric model Hibbent sold just as much electric as non-electric models.
I’ve seen a lot of happy buyers here at toiletbidet.com both of electric and non-electric travel bidets. You don’t have to spend hundreds to get something fully functional on the go or at home.
Naturally, if you want continuous warm water, a heated seat, a deodorizer, and other great features you can always go for a bidet attachment or for one of the many excellent bidet seats available.