Why a Bidet is for You

Luxe Neo 120 bidet

Bidets are commonplace in a lot of the world, outside of America, it seems. For whatever reason they have not caught on here, which is a shame. I installed the Luxe Neo 120 bidet on my toilet last year and it is a game changer and believe it or not it is frugal. I first came across bidets like the Luxe Neo 120 a few years ago but didn’t get around to buying one until last year. For around $40 and a simple installation,¬†your bottom will be cleaner than ever and you’ll save money on toilet paper. A twelve pack of toilet paper lasts me a few months because I only use it to dry off after using the bidet.

The bidet comes with all the parts you should need to install it onto your existing toilet. The only tools you need are an adjustable wrench and a Phillips head screwdriver. You will need the wrench for the adapter¬†that attaches to your water supply and the screwdriver for the screws on the toilet seat. First you should turn your water supply off and flush the toilet a few times to make sure all of the water is drained. Then I would remove the toilet seat using the screwdriver. The bidet goes on the back of the bowl under the toilet seat. It attaches using the existing screws for the toilet seat. Disconnect the water supply from the toilet bowl using the wrench. There may be some residual water in the hose so I would keep a towel handy. The hose coming from the bidet and the one from the water supply will connect to the included adapter. The input that is left will connect to the toilet bowl. Tighten the connections by hand and the wrench if necessary. Just don’t crank down on them. Once you have the connections tightened and the toilet seat reinstalled you can turn on the water supply to check for any leaks.

There are two control knobs on the Luxe Neo 120. The first one controls the amount of water pressure and the second one is used to activate the self cleaning mode. The water pressure can be pretty intense. I don’t recommend going past the second or third setting. The self cleaning mode basically attempts to clean off any “backslash” on the bidet nozzle. This bidet is pretty basic and does not have heated water, a dryer, etc. Those type of bidets are a few hundred dollars. This bidet is simple but it does a wonderful job in my opinion. The water can get pretty cold in the Winter but it is tolerable. After using the Luxe Neo 120 for over a year, it has made it hard for me to go number two without it and not feel clean. Maybe one day more Americans will realize the benefits of a bidet and they will be more common. Until then, I recommend everyone give the Luxe Neo 120, or any similar bidet, a shot.

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