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Reviews of TOTO SW554-01 Washlet S300 Elongated Front Toilet Seat, Cotton White by TOTO

TOTO SW554-01 Washlet S300 Elongated Front Toilet Seat, Cotton White by TOTO Reviews

luxurious indulgence

Fred M. Schecter from NYC, NY United States - 5 out of 5.

I have traveled to Asia many times in the past and enjoyed the TOTO toilets and toilet seats in my hotels only to return to an apartment whose toilets could not affordably be retrofitted. HOwever, we moved about a year ago and now I am the proud owner of the SW554. Thought I would need a plumber but the installation proved easy enough for a handy guy. As the winter is approaching the benefits of a heated seat are a joy for my wife and me. I insisted she try the wand and drier. SHe liked it, but I don't think it's her cup of tea. Sure is mine

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Service rating is zero so far. Weeks and weeks of waiting for a simple answer!

Inventor from Triad, NC - 1 out of 5.

We have been waiting for weeks for a parts list for the S300 Washlet.

A few years ago we attempted to get some help from the somewhat detached types in Atlanta and were told that we would have to ship the complete unit back to them! We spoke with the phone fellow then to his boss. Both insisted that to get a 5 cent washer or gasket replaced we had to spend over a hundred dollars (!!!) send the Washlet back to Georgia.

We put a bucket under the leak and ignored the problem until we noted that Toto seems to publish parts lists. But NO parts list for the Washlet. And stonewalling from don't care types.

I don't recall any instance in my 77 years of purchases that can equal this low level of service.
We discovered another suppler called Coco and have purchased a new Washlet type unit from them. Not made by Toto. LOL.

HUGE savings under the price of the Toto: $389 vs $685.00.

Toto takes premium money for lousy service and an extremely poor product.

GO COCO! :>)

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I laughed at the idea, then I tried it...

Mr. Tasteful from Southern Cal - 5 out of 5.

I think this is one product that would not best be served by a video review. Some of us still have a social conscience. My mother-in-law, at the behest of my daughter, had two of these installed in her home. I laughed and made a few sardonic "power washer" jokes, until I tried it. It didn't take me long to want one for myself. Toto makes an excellent product that was unbelievably simple to install. The directions are clear, and the job was done in about half an hour. I did run a short extension cord for a couple of days until an electrician installed an outlet in the bathroom.

Toto's washlet gets you CLEAN the first time. I have no need for several of the bells and whistles that come with this model, but it does its job magnificently, and is very comfortable in the bargain. The dryer can't really get you dry very quickly, just as blow dryers in public restrooms take a long time. To me, that doesn't really matter. One pass with TP gets the job done.

I chose this model because it heats the water on demand as it passes through the unit. It doesn't have a tank of heated water like cheaper models, which can empty and give you a shock of cold water where you don't particularly want it. You may roll your eyes at this type of product, until you actually try one. I think Toto is going to sell an awful lot of these things in this country.

On top of all that, Amazon has a very good price, and unlike other perhaps fly-by-night Internet retailers, you have the protection that Amazon affords.

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Be careful!!!

quadrotor - 1 out of 5.

I am not going to blame this product. It works OK.
The thing is: I received a USED one at the first time! It was well packed, but dirty inside! there was even water left in it.
I called and Amazon did send me another brand-new one the next day. but you know, it is really disgusting.

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clean rear end

Al Mori - 5 out of 5.

Once you have one, you hate to go anywhere that doesn't have one. It's pricey but sure is worth it.

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Not your kind of cleaning device?

VJ from Orange County CA - 4 out of 5.

It's easy to install and operate. This thing does the job, it cleaned your stuff and removed the odor from the waste you dumped. However, there is a little problem with the water aiming, even with the adjustment I have to move back and forwth just a little to get to the right spot if you know what I mean... I will give it a 5-star if the cleaning range can be a little longer.

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Excellent but the dryer *does not work*

CA Woodworker - 4 out of 5.

First off, I would buy this bidet seat again (and in fact, I may for the other bathroom). Having this kind of hygiene, especially before bed at night, is a big health benefit.

If you're ever in a hurry and gotta do a #2, these washlets are gems.

I also like using it before going in our hot tub to keep it that much cleaner. Ever since I heard my hot tub man refer to the scum in the tub feeding on "bather waste" (a term I find equally gross and hilarious at the same time) I've been more conscientious about being clean prior to using it.

Coming from a guy who has wrenched on a lot of things for a long time, the S300 is a fairly sophisticated device and Toto did an excellent job with their template, mounting, and installation instructions. Beware though that this is in the neighborhood of a 1200 watt appliance (the C110 is less than 1/2 that). This doesn't mean that it will be less energy efficient (in fact it's more efficient than the lesser models) but it does mean that it draws a lot of power when it needs it. If you don't have a dedicated circuit for this bidet seat and your lights (in particular) are on the same circuit, they will dim a great deal when you operate it. Our bathroom was undersupplied with power so I opted to run an additional circuit dedicated for the S300. Prior it was a real light show.

The dryer on these units *does not work*. Don't bother considering this as a feature if it is part of the justification of your buying decision. I would guess a good 15 minute stay would be required to dry off with the wussy little blower this unit has with it. The way I figure it, if I'm going to drop 700 bucks on this rig, can't they stick $25 worth of hairdryer parts in it ? Maybe they should sell a holster accessory with it that you can stick a hairdryer in to properly dry off (just don't drop it in the can).

Be sure to flip up the cover on the remote and find the goodies in there. The seat, water, and dryer heat settings are in there.

The rear washer is hard on the butt. The soft rear washer and, with futility, the dryer are all I really use.

The unit is structurally sound but it does feel somewhat flimsy / cheap. I don't mind it being plastic but they should use a heavier mold.

No comments on the air fresher. Mine don't stink. :) Seriously, I don't know if it really works or not. I believe it does.

It's funny, I had a moment of buyers regret after I pulled the trigger on this purchase. It occurred to me that when I go to work I won't have one of these to use and that is going to be a drag. Turned out this was right on. Every morning at 10 AM after coffee I'm reminded of this little premonition.

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A dream come true!

Laura from Lancaster, Panama - 5 out of 5.

I have wanted a bidet for years, but there is simply no room in my bathroom. I'd heard and read about this type of toilet seat but was hesitant to spend the money on an unknown item.

However, on vacation this summer, I visited a spa where they had this wonderful bidet/toilet seat and I tried it out. It was LOVE at first wash!!! I promptly went shopping for the exact model I tried out.

The features are great. You can adjust the pressure, direction, temperature, and action (oscillation or pulse) of the water. It actually even deodorizes itself and has an energy saver feature. The primary buttons are Stop, Rear wash, Soft rear wash, Front wash, and Dry. Nothing like walking away from the toilet feeling fresh and clean every time. And the seat (which is also heated) and lid are also antibacterial and simply wipe clean.

The control panel can be put anywhere that is convenient. It is completely wireless. And it comes off of its mount to make adjustments even easier.

Installation is also easy, but you will need to bring a GFI outlet near the toilet as it does plug in. It would be wise to read the manual (available on the Toto website at [...].). That will make preparation easier. You can also get a great deal of additional information on their product page ([...]) with pictures, videos, and full information.

So now not only does my bathroom at home sport this fabulous addition, but I bought one for the ladies room at the office as well. Amazon's pricing and service makes it the very best source for this terrific product.

So give yourself this wonderful gift! It is worth every penny!

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it's everything I asked for!

124589 - 5 out of 5.

the best purchase I made this year! It works flawless as advertised. Easy install with the included manual. It's a typical japanes product - thought out to the last detail! I don't think I want to ever be without this anymore :)

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Tushie Bliss

JM - 5 out of 5.

Beautifully designed. Installation easy to follow and easy to do, but it take a little longer than you might think because of all the connections. Works great.

I enjoy the irony of now having a toilet with a big red warning label on the inside of the lid that says "Do not get water on this appliance." (It's a peel-off label, but I'm keeping it because it makes me giggle.)

CAUTION: At one point in the installation instructions, it tells you to test the spray function by pressing the start button. MAKE SURE YOU COVER THE SPRAY OPENING WITH YOUR HAND BEFORE DOING THIS or you will get sprayed in the face with toilet water. They really should warn you...

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Thank you, Japan

C. Byrne from Alabama - 5 out of 5.

Why didn't an American company invent this wonderful device? I knew my wife would like this version of a bidet, but I've been amazed at how helpful it is to me also. It's easy to use, it's comfortable, and it gets the job done! We are on a septic system, so I am very glad for a major reduction in the use of toilet paper.

I did pay a local plumbing\electrical company to install the required electrical outlet and the new Toto toilet with the Washlet option. It cost more, but I wanted to be sure everything was as it should be. I judge my expenditures based on the value I get for the price; Washlet S300 has been the best money I have spent in a long time. I encourage other penny-pinchers who are wavering about spending this much for a toilet device to find a reputable supplier\installer and go for it! Thank you Japan!!

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Toto S300

zalusky - 4 out of 5.

I like the Toto S300 and it is certainly well known. I have had it for 3 weeks or so now. In the US there really is no places to test these out so reviews are important.
I have a few small complaints:
1) I wish the move range was a bit larger it seems like you have to compensate by moving your bottom around while its spraying to get everything.
2) I wish the top cover was harder so you could sit on it closed.

For my second toilet I chose to get a Coway BA-13 (similarly priced) because it had a Wide spray option on the remote and stainless steel sprayers.

Either way I do less wiping than before.

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Washlet S300 : well worth the effort/cost!!

Vercingetorix - 5 out of 5.

We were introduced to washlets while visiting Japan, and recently got one for our home. It quickly became so popular with our family that we got a second unit shortly afterward! A lot has been said about these wonderful devices, so I'll try not to repeat what's in other reviews, and offer my perspective instead. Now that we're used to washlet, I can't imagine going back to the old ways!

* It takes some minor changes to get the most out of the washlet. One has to adjust seating posture, scooting a bit farther back than usual. One may also have to shift side to side a bit, to get the most benefit from cleaning action. It's well worth making these easy adjustments -- the reward is a hygienic & hands-free clean!

* This thing is very useful for kids. Toto really should market it as a kid-friendly device. Kids were not interested at first, but they tried it and within a couple of days, they became huge fans! They love the hands-free clean, and for parents it's great knowing that kids are always being well cleaned (kids aren't always very good at using toilet paper....). It's very easy to use the big buttons, and they can hold the wireless remote in their little hands.

* Electrical: As others have pointed out this unit requires an electrical outlet very near toilet, something that most North American homes don't have. Wanting to know how many Amps this thing actually uses I took some measurements using a Kill-A-Watt P3 meter: Startup - about 10.8 Amps for a few seconds; Deodorizer - about 0.1 Amp; Seat heater + deodorizer - about 0.48 Amp; Cleansing with water heater - 8.45 Amps to 10.5 Amps; Dryer - about 1.85 Amps. All these at 122V line voltage. Your mileage may vary, of course.

Toto recommends a grounded outlet on a dedicated 15 Amp circuit. Based on my measurements, I decided to share a 20 Amp circuit to avoid the cost of running a new circuit, leaving about 9 Amps for other devices when washlet is running cleansing cycle (a minute or two), and 15 Amps+ at other times. I DON'T recommend you do this though, unless you have the required electrical expertise & tools and know the condition of your wiring.

* Deodorizer: This is a non-obvious feature, and is perhaps the most amazing part of the washlet S300! It's like magic -- captures foul-smelling air at the 'source' via small fan, removes odors, and releases smell-free air back into bathroom. It really works (gets rid of smells better than an exhaust fan), and doesn't require much, if any, maintenance! Being a skeptic I didn't believe these claims and assumed this must be some sort of activated charcoal filter -- similar to those in canister respirator masks, they require frequent replacement. I was wrong, it turns out Toto has invented an entirely new method to chemically remove the odor-causing substances using a catalyst, and have built this catalytic converter into washlet. They've filed US & European patents on this technology:[...]

If you're interested in how it works and have a chemistry background, the patent is worth reading. Now I can't be sure that this amazing piece of technology is exactly what's in the S300, but it sure sounds similar.

* Installation: Once you have an outlet nearby it's easy. Suggestion: Washlet connects to the existing water inlet of your toilet's fill valve; this is usually plastic and sometimes the weak treads are stripped (note the washlet itself has metal treads of excellent quality). It's a good idea to replace fill valve when installing washlet. Also a good idea to replace toilet flapper (these things wear out over time).

* Washlet is big & thick especially the back part near toilet tank, it needs space for all those features. Took us some time to get used to having a large item where there used to be a thin toilet seat. Purely a looks issue, though.

Overall this is an amazing product, worth every cent of its price and the effort needed to install it!

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Important Size Information "round" or "elongated"

rhendrie - 4 out of 5.

For the E300 and E400 washlet if the distance from the center of the seat moaunting hole to the front of the outer edge of the toilet bowl is

16.5 inches then order the "round" size

18.5 inches then order the "elongated" size

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Eric Simon from Coral Springs, Florida USA - 5 out of 5.

I got this for my wife for our vacation home in Aspen, CO. Our other home has a bidet which she likes to use. She was THRILLED with this washlet which she said was much better than a bidet. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Hao Yan from El Segundo, CA USA - 4 out of 5.

* easy to install - a splitter needs to be connected to the water tank for connecting the washlet water hose, and a mounting plate for attaching the washlet to the toilet, more information regarding size and fitting can be found on Toto's website. It took me some time to install only because the threads of the plastic connector on my water tank is worn out
* air filter really works
* 2 energy saving modes for seating warming, one you can set to activate for 3/6/9 hours every day, another that's automatic based on your usage pattern, and they can be used together
* water hose uses quick disconnect fitting and the washlet just clicks onto the mounting plate, allow the entire unit to be removed quickly without any tools
* the lid and seat can also be disconnected from the unit without any tools for easier cleaning
* a water filter built into the water splitter prevents the unit from getting clogged, it can be removed and cleaned
* there're buttons for the basic functionalities on the unit itself, allowing operation without the remote if needed

* the spraying wand is a bit too far back, I need to sit further back than I used to and set the wand to the front most position
* the lid is really flimsy, definitely can't be used as a seat
* this purchase is a choice of lifetime, once you get it, there's no going back. I know I will always be getting one if I ever move again or this unit breaks down.

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Great Product. Poor Fit.

K. Hsiang from SF Bay Area - 4 out of 5.

I have Toto toilets throughout the entire house-- the Ultramax model. After a recent trip to Japan, I became convinced that it would be a good idea to install a washlet in our master bathroom. I agree with most everyone here that this product is great.

The only issue I have is that the unit sits wider than the Toto toilet that I mounted it on. I had gone through the trouble of going through Toto's website and finding which model Toto recommends for the Ultramax. And, sure enough it's this one. However, after installation I find that the toilet seat itself sits about 3/4 inch wider than the toilet's exterior rim at some points. All the washlets in Japan seemed to have a perfect fit with the toilets on which they were mounted. There is nothing wrong with the installation nor am I dissatisfied in anyway with the performance of the unit. I just thought Toto should have noted that these washlets do not maintain the clean lines that Toto is known for-- even when installed on a Toto toilet.

Had I known this, I would have most likely replaced my entire toilet and bought an integrated washlet / toilet.

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Toto Washlet S300 is an excellent product

N. Don from San Francisco, CA USA - 5 out of 5.

We held off buying the Toto washlet for years because it is expensive. We sprung for replacing our old Kohler toilet with a Toto Carlyle and the Toto Washlet S300. It works well. Installation was very straightforward, about 15 minutes. It took less time than to study the instructions and program the unit. The adjustments for wash temperature, pressure, and position are very flexible. It can learn to reduce energy use during low use periods although it is easy to push a button to turn off the unit to save energy. It is easy to clean and can be dissembled to completely clean all modules.

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Toto Washlet appreciation

Fastidious homemaker from Los Angeles - 5 out of 5.

This is our second Washlet and it is even better than the first one purchased 4 years ago.
The Amazon price was the best available.

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Unique product I have waited 9 years for!!

Vincent D. Librizzi from Charlotte, North Carolina, US - 5 out of 5.

I have wanted one of these Washlets since I visited Japan in 2001 and stayed in a hotel where all the toilets were equipped with this device. I must say I was a little apprehensive at first, but a warm seat, cleaning your bottom without repeated wiping and chafing, and a deodorizer and dryer was an awesome idea!

Then I needed to wait to 1. Buy the house 2. Remodel the bathroom (with dedicated GFCI outlet installed for this purpose!) 3. Convince everyone that I REALLY WANTED THIS WASHLET for my 40th Birthday, which is next Tuesday, the 27th.

I got a really great price through Amazon.com from Buy [...], it was less than $700 delivered, which was the best price I could find anywhere. I installed the Washlet shortly after it arrived. It was easy to do..the only thing is to make sure the alignment of the two anchor bolts is where you want the seat to be situated...not too far forward, or it will look weird over the lip of your toilet (I installed it on a TOTO Drake Elongated Toilet)

Since I have just started to use it, here are my initial thoughts:

1. The warm seat is very inviting and comfortable, and can be set to turn on and off by an Auto timer that "learns" your habits or a set timer for 3/6/9 hours every day at the same time (like when you go to bed). This saves energy by turning off the heater when it's not needed. If you sit down and use the Washlet during this Energy Saver Cycle, it immediately powers up and warms the seat in about 3 minutes.

2. The warm spray is very powerful and adjustable. I can get clean and feel refreshed in very little time. The softer setting is like a shower, but for heavy duty "cleaning", the regular rear setting is very effective. It's best to take your time and relax while the washlet is doing it's job; don't rush it, or you will be negating its benefits.

3. The dryer doesn't work very quickly. It's great if you're reading the paper or a book and would like to relax after you've done your business and don't mind waiting. But if you're in a hurry, let it run for a minute and just pat your bottom dry.

4. The deodorizer not only masks the sounds but nearly all the odors. It is a great feature to have, and well worth the step up from the lower models. No need for artificial smelling sprays or other crude ways to mask odors any more.

Don't let the stigma of this product keep you from purchasing it. Yes, it is an expensive addition to your toilet, but if you have "problems" back there, or your wife would like a bidet, here is the best compromise I have ever seen.

I'm glad I got to "test drive" it while I was in Japan 9 years ago. Nearly every well established hotel (and most homes too!) have Washlets. It's just Americans and their issues with talking about going to the bathroom and the fact that it's about twice the price here in the USA than in Japan. Oh yes, the product is actually MADE IN JAPAN...and has the markings to prove it!

Update, I had a party this 1st weekend in May for my 40th Birthday...and EVERYONE who came had to see the Washlet! I activated the Wand Cleaning button on the remote to show guests how the Wand works, and was greated with some very surprised looks! Some people totally didn't get it, others thought it was an amazing, wonderful product that leaves you fresh and clean. I just couldn't believe the big draw of the party was my WASHLET and not the guy having the birthday!

Meanwhile, the experience has been wonderful. No issues with operation, it just takes some experience to learn the proper amount of water pressure, wand position, and time to get everything cleaned. It's true if you run the dryer, the deodorizer function is negated, so it's best to not hit the dryer until you are thoroughly clean and any offensive odors are neutralized. I've gotten so spoiled that I dread having to "do my business" in another bathroom!

So what are you waiting for? If you have the issues, you should make the purchase. Just have that GFCI outlet installed near your toilet (the power cord is less than 3 ft). You don't need to change your water line or do any sort of plumbing. All that is needed to connect your toilet to the Washlet is included and can be easily assembled by most anyone with basic mechanical abilities.

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Great product, minor shortcomings

W. Nicholls from USA - 4 out of 5.

We've had our Toto over a year now, and it's well worth the investment. If you have problems with inflammation, water cleansing is a huge help to a happy hiney. Installation isn't too difficult, but you're unlikely to have the necessary power outlet near the toilet so you'll need to take the electrical installation into account.

We don't use the air dry since it takes a lot of patience (and confidence). We still use a little paper but much less than before the Toto seat. The wall mount remote is nicely designed, but I agree that oscillation ought to be a single button option instead of a two button function. The rest of the settings have stayed constant after we figured out our preferences.

There are a couple of details I don't like. The lid is thin and isn't suitable for sitting on when closed. And the thin lid is so light it often needs a little push to get the slow close to operate. In fact, we have occasional embarrassing toilet slamming events when we're not at home because we get used to giving the lid a push and letting go. That's not a good idea on a regular toilet seat. The looks are good for this type of toilet seat, but it does look odd perched on a traditional design toilet like our Toto Promenade. Since the seat has to have it's own water reservoir, pump and electronics, there's no way around having to make the unit large. It's a little intimidating for the uninitiated and a little too Star Wars looking for our bungalow's bathroom.

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works as advertised

Keith Hendley from saratoga, ca usa - 5 out of 5.

Works as it should. Installation was very simple and straight forward (I had added a power outlet during a bathroom remodel a couple years ago for this purpose). Will buy another one for another bathroom in the house.

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Toto S300 Washlet

Thomas M. Stapleton from San Pedro, California - 5 out of 5.

Outstanding product! I recommend this to everyone, especially those over 55. Be sure to order for your respective toilet--round or oval, because you cannot return this product (due to sanitation issues), even if never used. We'll probably order another one for our guest bathroom.

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Recommend highly!

Teddy T from Glen Rock, NJ - 5 out of 5.

I've had mine for about 2 months now and it's great! Here are some thoughts in addition to what's already written in other reviews:

1) Dryer definitely takes a while. I use it on occasion depending on how much time I have. 2 minutes of the dryer and 3 squares of toilet paper is all I need.

2) Do not dismiss the deodorizer feature! I have no idea how it works but it works. It does not work by perfume or air blowing. You just hear a humming sound and smell nothing. AMAZING.

3) I agree with the one reviewer who said the lid seems cheap. I like the lid though. It seems cheap because it is light but I like that you don't need to lower it by hand. Just tilt it down a little and it slowly goes down by itself. I keep it closed to keep the cats out.

I like my washlet so much, I posted youtube video of it:

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Reliable after years of use

Gry_Sql from USA - 5 out of 5.

The previous Review's pretty accurately summarize the features and operation of this appliance. But, I can relate that my unit has been reliable. I purchased my Toto S-300 Jasmin Washlet in early 2005, it was fairly new on the market at that time.
This unit has been in use almost daily since 2005 and it is still operating perfectly.
I also have a friend who is very disabled and I suggested he get one of these. He bought his in late 2006, I installed it for him and it is still functioning perfectly.

If mine were to fail and not be repairable, I would buy another. It is indispensable to me.

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Everyone should have one

S. Kruger from Montreal, QC, Canada - 4 out of 5.

Installed in the main bathroom at home, and only can use this one. The sense of cleaness is priceless. Could be less expenssive and it will probably be as it is widely adopted. Love it.

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I love it, but...

Erica Paris from Dallas, TX, USA - 4 out of 5.

I got the Toto washlet S300 a few weeks ago. I spent a little over $1100 on the toilet, and another $500 or so to get a three prong GFCI grounded outlet installed next to my toilet and to get the Toto installed. It's a lot of money for someone like me. I spent weeks researching bidet-type toilet seats, and wished that I had more information than I could get over the Internet. That's why I'm writing this review. I apologize for how long this is... I'm just trying to be as thorough as possible, so you can be as educated as possible about it, before spending that much money for yourself.

The first time I saw the toilet, I was disappointed by how cheap-looking and flimsy the lid appeared to be. I thought that a toilet seat that cost that much shouldn't *look* cheap. However, now that I've gotten used to it, I actually like the lid. I wouldn't sit on it for fear of warping it, but it's actually very comfortable to lean back on, during extended visits. And I like the fact that when you want to put the seat down, it closes slowly and doesn't slam.


Rear: This is one direct stream of water, and it's very powerful. Even when I turn the water pressure down quite a bit, it still feels a bit like a laser beam. It's so powerful, it feels like my toilet is trying to give me an enema.

Rear (soft): This is my favorite. It's like a shower for your butt.

Front: This is also a shower, but it's very soft (even turned all the way up). I practically have to sit on the lid in order to get it pointed in the right direction. This model of bidet toilet seat only has one wand. I wish it had 2 wands instead (who wants to think of their butt germs getting sprayed on their girlie bits?)

Dry: Warm air blows on you, but it doesn't really get you dry. I still use toilet tissue to get dry. I guess if I sat there for 5 minutes it *might* get me dry... not that I've ever tested it, since I just don't have that kind of patience.

Oscillating: Pushing this will cause the wand to move in a forward/backward spraying motion. It doesn't move very much. Since I always use it, I wish that it would automatically assume I want it on Oscillating, so I don't have to press it every time.

Pulsating: Pushing this will cause the water to slowly go from soft pressure to normal pressure. (It's so slow that I'm not really even sure why this is a feature.)

Position: This will allow you to point the wand more forward or backward, but the most forward position is not much different from the furthest back position.

Pressure and heat buttons are fairly self explanatory.

Pros: Ahhh... the joys of a warm toilet seat! And soft closing lid, so no more slamming. It cleans the wand between every use, so it's always clean. I use less toilet tissue, although I still use a couple of wads to dry myself. And the tissue is clean, so I know the bidet works. The water is warm and comfortable, no matter how long I have it on.

Cons: It only has one wand, the "dry" function blows too softly to get you dry, and I have to scoot alllllll the way to the very back of the toilet seat to get the wand to hit anything but the crack of my butt, (even when the wand position is set all the way to "forward"). And apparently the space between my girlie bits and back parts are further away than it's designed for, since the "front" button only hits the area between the two (which means scooting even further back!)

I won't ever be without a bidet type toilet seat again. I never had a second of buyer's remorse after buying this item.

I hope this was helpful.

****UPDATE: I have had the toilet for several months now. I have to say that I am STILL thrilled with it. It's definitely one of the best things I've ever spent money on. There are just a couple of things that I forgot to mention in my original review.

One thing I forgot to mention is the deodorizer. This little fan is amazing. You can turn this feature off, but why would you? You can completely throw away the air fresheners you keep on the back of the toilet, because you will never need them again. This is a wonderful feature when you have guests... they never need to know what you're doing in there. The sound of the fan is not loud enough to be annoying... it's just loud enough to camouflage any unfortunate noises that might occur. It comes on as soon as you sit down, and automatically turns off about a minute after you get off.

The other thing I forgot to mention was cleaning the toilet. The instructions say not to use harsh products around it, because it will mess up the mechanisms. So I've just been using regular dawn hand/dish soap, which seems to work fine. The plastic of the seat is supposedly made up of an anti-bacterial material that kills germs, which is pretty cool.

I posted a picture of how it looks, with the seat up. (Please ignore the dirty floor, I have a dog that likes to run around in the mud, and then lay down beside the toilet to cool off.) The reason I posted the picture is so that you could see that it over-hangs the rim of the toilet a bit, so it's kind of tricky to clean under that. However, you can press two levers (one on each side, at the back), to completely remove the seat, and wash everything down.

Anyway, sorry that I made a very long review even longer. I just wanted ya'll to know that I'm still happy with this purchase. (Although I'm kind of mad to see how much cheaper it is now, than it was when I bought it!!!)***

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best thing in my house

Steven Russell from usa - 5 out of 5.

i have been using this bidet for two weeks now and i wonder how i have lived without it. the bidet is very high quality and made very well even the mounting screws for the remote are stainless steel. i was debating on the brondell 700 or this Toto 300 and i am very happy i spent the extra money to buy the name brand. Toto is the number one bidet sold in japan. i will never live without a bidet again.

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Toto is the way to go!

Sheri Glavan from Mobile, AL - 5 out of 5.

Do not waste your money on any other brand of washlet.
Toto has perfected hiney hygiene. This Toto model has all of the features that you need. The 400 model has two additional features than the 300 model auto-flushing, and auto-lid open/close.

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