We used WASHLET by TOTO throughout our home remodel for various reasons, the biggest of them being cleanliness. If you haven’t read my post all about why we put WASHLET in our master bathroom, I encourage you to read that here!
With three busy kids and lots of friends and family in and out of the house, the bathroom area can be, ahem, well, well-loved! Add to that the constant hurried environment of kids rushing through the bathroom and hand washing process and things can get harried!
To protect the WASHLET trademark, we can’t say TOTO WASHLET or make WASHLET a possessive or use an article in front of it (e.g., a or the).
Which is why WASHLET is already doing its magic in helping with all of the above! Not only does WASHLET do a ton of self-cleaning, deodorizing and general freshening to the toilet itself, but it also makes going to the bathroom kind of fun! No, really! My kids tend to go slower and use its “services!” The bidet style functions of WASHLET encourage them to clean themselves more thoroughly (and my kids all three love the services! Sometimes I have to say “you done in there?!”)
Where We Installed Our
Our master bathroom has the Connelly toilet and WASHLET S550e. My husband came up with the idea. As a family, we’ve used WASHLET at these restaurants (read story here) and think they are awesome. So, we knew we already wanted one for our adult bathroom!
The mudroom bath is our primary guest bathroom. This became the first additional no-brainer place to put an additional WASHLET. This is the workhorse bathroom of the house. It sees all five of us (Too much info here? Oh, we’re just getting started!) plus all of our guests.
Having WASHLET in the primary home bathroom just makes so much sense. We installed the Aquia IV WASHLET+ S550e One-Piece. The WASHLET+ S550e helps keep the Aquia IV toilet spic and span which means less cleaning, yet more cleanliness. It’s true – think through this with me.
The WASHLET by TOTO has a 3-step process to help keep the toilet clean, starting even before you use it.
When you walk up to the toilet, the seat lid of the WASHLET+ S550e will open automatically and a PREMIST function begins, spraying the bowls surface with tap water. The PREMIST helps stop waste or yuckiness from sticking to the bowl 80% better than typical dry porcelain.
It also features a DYNAMAX TORNADO FLUSH and water efficient dual flush operation. This allows for you to help the environment by using only the water needed for either a liquid or solid stop.
Lastly WASHLET offers EWATER+ to mist the bowl with water that has some sort of PH balance to help clean the bowl and keep it fresh. This is where I get confused on the scientific stuff. All I can say is that it works!
Put this all together and you’ve got one nice little helper keeping the “yuck” be not so yuck!
One major bonus of the Aquia IV model in our guest bathroom is that it auto-flushes! Woo hoo!!!!!
Plus, plus, plus! The toilet seat auto opens and auto closes. So literally no hands have to touch the toilet.
But the actual toilet cleanliness isn’t the only major benefit. Your kids, and guests, will feel so fresh and so clean-clean, too!
The WASHLET models that TOTO manufactures are high-tech toilet seats that act as a full bidet with an array of very useful functions to keep you clean. Using the included remote, you can activate a small wand that comes out of the back of the seat to spray your under-areas with a warm-aerated jet of water. The WASHLET will make your “areas” super clean!
To encourage your kids to sit and stay awhile and clean themselves, the WASHLET has a heated seat, that can be set to your preferred temperature.
Add in the built-in air freshener, warm water cleanse, an air dryer plus the auto open/close lid and auto flush and you have happy Mommy magic happening with kid cleanliness!
I do have to say I giggle when friends come over who haven’t used it. I can hear them laugh from the bathroom when they discover the wall mounted remote that controls the bidet features of WASHLET!
Most everyone immediately comments that they never knew how nice a heated seat would be!
We didn’t stop sharing the love with our guests. Our daughter was in need of a new toilet (our house had aged to the point of the old one clogging a lot. I told you we were getting down & dirty in this post be-dum-bum!)
We put the same Aquia IV WASHLET+ S550e in her bathroom. Why? Well, because she’s a pre-teen and cleanliness, if it wasn’t important before, is about to be of the highest importance as she blossoms. You getting me?
I love the idea of teaching her good hygiene processes. It calms me down that she uses WASHLET and it’s doing its job nicely!
We have yet to replace our identical twin boy’s toilet but they are next on the list. Right now, they each use the mudroom bathroom when they need to “do some paperwork” because they love the features!
Cleanliness is paramount with TOTO. The company believes in creating cleaner and healthier living spaces. This is not just a toilet for show or giggles (though it does steal the show and make you giggle!) It takes a room filled to the brim with germs and does all it can to make it cleaner.
The Aquia IV model lets you not touch the toilet, stays clean between uses, and deodorizes. All that and it keeps your body clean!
If you’re building a home, remodeling, or updating fixtures, I can’t recommend WASHLET by TOTO enough. Remember to think beyond the master bathroom when buying them. Why should adults be the only clean ones? Those little people probably need even more, ahem, focus. 😀
Shop the Aquia IV WASHLET+ here.
Be sure to read the earlier post all about features here!