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no more toilet tissue, the future of the toilet-seat bidet

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    Deb Welchposted 4 years ago

    The Bidet will Wash and Dry by the touch of a button.
    This futuristic bathroom feature will eliminate paper waste,
    sanitation will be upgraded and giving a nice new water cleansing to
    your day.   I can see new homes and new apartment complexes
    with this idea being added within the next two generations.  Sewer problems
    could be lessened too.   I read or seen on a television program that Japan
    has these installed along with a warming seat.

    (source: aarp.org)

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
      Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I would definitely go for that smile

    2. AliciaC profile image95
      AliciaCposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I love this idea! I hope that this device will be available very soon.

    3. IzzyM profile image85
      IzzyMposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      And I hate to point out the obvious on a writer's site but you should have said "I read or saw" not seen.

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        Deb Welchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        You are correct IzzyM - I had written it - I had seen or read - also - my first question didn't appear - maybe too many characters.

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      pinpinchen007posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I believe this is one of big reason.. 

      Toilet Paper will not remove bacteria from squander

      I use MB-2000 at home and I am consider to get E-200A

    5. facebookpokerguy profile image80
      facebookpokerguyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I would really love to see this implemented for sure

    6. boundarybathrooms profile image87
      boundarybathroomsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      We have a toilet at one of our showrooms that does this. You press one button to wash yourself with water, then another to dry yourself. I understand that this type of toilet is widespread in Japan, but over here in the UK it's yet to catch on - largely because such a system is pretty expensive and we don't sell an awful lot of them.

      To me toilet paper will always be more convinient and I can't really see this changing for the majority of the population anytime soon.

  2. harmony155 profile image85
    harmony155posted 4 years ago

    Do you still need to dry with toilet paper?

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      Deb Welchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      No.  Dries with the same button.

  3. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 4 years ago

    And it will do this while using only 1.6 gallons of water? big_smile

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      Deb Welchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The article did not give the amount of water that would be used for the bidet.  I will google this to get more specifics.  Thanks wilderness.

      1. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Although you would never find it, it would be interesting to know how much energy this thing would require as opposed to the energy to produce, transport and dispose of the appropriate amount of toilet tissue.  I'm assuming the drying action is via heat, not a hurricane of air like a hand dryer.

        Truthfully, it looks to me like another near useless gimmick - another toy to use up limited resources we all need in return for a little luxury.

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          Deb Welchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          www.wikihow.com/Use-a-Bidet    -  quite the process - it uses hot water - too.  It is cleaner than a regular toilet once you learn it.

        2. Greekgeek profile image96
          Greekgeekposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I have been in European hotels in the 80s that had a bidet. As Crocodile Dundee said, "Oh, I get it! You push a little button to wash your backside!" It didn't use toilet paper.

          I don't remember how we got dry, but it was much nicer than using toilet paper. (hands free -- and considering all the studies done on how much fecal bacteria there are on handrails, smart phones, and everything else people touch, there could be major sanitation advantages).

          1. ngureco profile image86
            ngurecoposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            You'd have to use a dryer, a towel or a toilet paper to dry yourself.

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      Deb Welchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I am surprised to find so much information on the Bidet.  They are available at Home Depot, Amazon - plus many other companies.  All prices and styles.  The French developed the Bidet in 1710.  Yes - they save electricity, water and paper.  Complete personal hygiene is accomplished with the Bidet.  B-Day. - they are electronic and you may adapt a heater.

  4. recommend1 profile image71
    recommend1posted 4 years ago

    The first image that sprang into my demented mind was of a skydivers face when at maximum airspeed and the screaming mouth blown open !!!!   sorry to put that image into anyone's mind but when this gadget arrives I want to see all the safety devices before I use it !

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      Deb Welchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I can imagine - one must learn the steps or it would be a horrible experience.  Jet Water - hot and cold water - an air drier - plus other features. www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-a-bidet

  5. MizBejabbers profile image90
    MizBejabbersposted 4 years ago

    There are several brands of retrofit bidet attachments on the market, and they work successfully. Most do not come with heated water or dryers. My family wouldn't be without theirs, and nobody even notices the cold water on the hiney. The only problem is that one must use a towel to dry off. It would take too much toilet paper to dry off a wet bottom. LOL

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      Deb Welchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Bill Gates wants to re-invent the toilet - there is an article on-line in Time World - this is an idea for countries where they cannot flush their waste and his idea would turn their waste into compost - other ideas concerning urine being converted into powder form and used for fertilizer.  It would be the ultimate toilet the article states.  Bill Gates Toilet Project - News Results - I could not copy the link.  As far as the Bidet - it has a dryer - maybe some would not want to wait to be completely dry.

      1. Healthy Pursuits profile image88
        Healthy Pursuitsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I wrote an article on urine, and have experimented with using it for fertilizer as is, watered down. Works great! I've even considered a composting toilet, but can't seem to get off my hiney to go that far. big_smile

  6. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 4 years ago

    Oh wow, is this gadget going to hike our utility bills? yikes hmm mine is high enough. sad

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      Deb Welchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The new invented toilet that I mentioned, Bill Gates is working with Germany on - is for poor countries that are not flushing their wastes.  Bidets,however are available in numerous stores if you wish to convert your present bathroom toilet facilities.  I read an article in.aarp.org stating that the future may bring the Bidet toilet to homes for savings and cleanliness of the person and sewers.

  7. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 4 years ago

    Well I'm not sure I want water squirting "up there." roll

    1. boundarybathrooms profile image87
      boundarybathroomsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      This is the same thought I have! I haven't tried it at our work one as the thought of it just really puts me off lol.

  8. homeapplia profile image60
    homeappliaposted 4 years ago

    Well, this didn't catch on 40 years ago (except maybe in Japan), I doubt it will this time.

    Color me skeptic.

  9. Thelma Alberts profile image81
    Thelma Albertsposted 4 years ago

    I think bidet is only good if you have that at home. What about when you use it in the toilet of a shopping mall and your lower clothes will get wet? I just can´t imagine using it.

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      Deb Welchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      ► 1:21► 1:21
      I have the following link that you may want to view for Bidet use.
      I have never used one - I imagine the dryer would help - possibly you
      would lower those clothes so they wouldn't get wet. There are different models.