What is a Toto Washlet? [2021]

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Is a toto washlet common on toilets in Australia? | Toto washlet vs bidet | The most popular toto washlets in Australia | What is a bidet toilet seat? | Does a toto washlet bidet need to be installed by a plumber in Australia? | How much water does a toto washlet or bidet use? | Do all toto washlets include a remote control? | What is the comfort level of toto washlets?

A Toto Washlet is a type of bidet that is connected to a toilet so that freshwater can be sprayed on your bottom.

It was invented in Japan and it may use either a manual or an electronic bidet seat. The parts are made out of durable stainless steel and it uses an outlet hose to drain the water after use.

It also has an automatic seat sensor, heated seat, heated toilet position, and spray options for warm and cold water.

The Washlet seats are very sophisticated and it is the best way to clean yourself after using the toilet.

Is a Toto Washlet Common on Toilets in Australia?

Toto Washlets are not as common on toilets in Australia as they are in Japan. This is because of the culture and use of bathrooms & public toilets in Australia with different local customs.

A Toto Washlet is a very expensive investment and depending on your location, you may have to replace the toilet too. For this reason, many people will not take the plunge and purchase a Toto Washlet in Australia.

It is also common for most Australians to use their washing machine or shower after going to the toilet, instead of using a bidet.

Toto Washlet vs Bidet

A Toto Washlet is a very expensive investment, which is why it’s not too common in Japan. The price of the toilet seat combined with the cost of plumbing could be expensive and costs for labour will likely need to be factored in as well.

A downside of this device is that you may need to replace the septic tank and pipes at your residence because some people say they clog up, which could lead to expensive plumbing fees.

The Toto Washlet may be a more hygienic way to clean yourself after going number two, but it can cause problems with your plumbing and hygiene. It’s still up for debate, as some people believe that using a paper towel or toilet paper is just as good as using the Toto Washlet.

If you do decide you want to get a Toto Washlet in Australia then you will need to check with your local plumber who will inform you of any renovations which are required before they install the bidet feature at your home. It may cost around $2000-$3000 depending on the type of model that you choose. You may also want to keep in mind that most new houses already come with a toilet that has a washlet installed already.

If you do decide to get one then it will likely be a more hygienic way of clean yourself, but if not then you may also want to look into getting a handheld bidet or just keeping a roll of toilet paper on hand next to the bathroom.

If you live in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide or any other major or regional centre in Australia and you’re looking for a Toto Washlet, then there are many great models at various stores within the area such as Bunnings Warehouse. 

You can find online toto washlets for sale, however, most people who purchase these devices from outside of their respective state or territory need to check with plumbers before they install them in their home.

What is a Bidet Toilet Seat?

A bidet toilet seat is a type of bidet that is connected to a toilet so that freshwater can be sprayed on your bottom. It was invented in Japan and it may use either a manual or an electronic bidet seat.

The parts are made out of durable stainless steel and it uses an outlet hose to drain the water after use.

It also may have an automatic seat sensor, heated seat, remote control, side control, nozzle, heated toilet position, and spray options for warm and cold water. A Toto Washlet is a very expensive investment, which is why it’s not too common in Japan.

The price of the toilet seat combined with the cost of plumbing could be expensive and costs for labour will likely need to be factored in as well.

Does a Toto Washlet Bidet Need to Be Installed by a Plumber in Australia?

No, a Toto Washlet does not need to be installed by a plumber in Australia assuming you had all the right tools, hoses, experience & equipment to install the product in your home straight on various toilet seats (depending on the model).

You can install the bidet with some additional materials that you can easily purchase from a hardware store or your local home improvement stores such as Bunning Warehouse, Mitre 10 or Home Hardware.

How Much Water Does a Toto Washlet or Bidet Use?

There are no specific flow rates for toilet seat bidets, so it is difficult to answer this question. A washlet may use much more water than a bidet toilet seat because it uses additional functions such as the heated toilet seat.

A normal bidet will only use between 1.5 to 3.0 litres of water per minute, while a washlet may use 5 to 7 litres of water.

Both toilet bidets and Toto Washlets provide different benefits for consumers in different ways as some models are focused on being more hygienic when compared to others.

If you are looking for a bidet toilet seat or a Toto Washlet then it may be worth checking with your local hardware store, plumber, online retailers and even Bunnings Warehouse if they have any devices on display so that you can see the features of each device first hand before purchasing it.

Do All Toto Washlets Include a Remote Control?

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No, Toto Washlets don’t all include a remote control.

However, if you’re interested in purchasing a Toto Washlet with one then you can expect to pay approximately ~$500 AUD for the product.

What is the Comfort Level of Toto Washlets?

Toto Washlets are very comfortable and easy to use.

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