Last Updated: September 16, 2020
If you are just learning about the value of a heated toilet seat, you are in for a life-changing event. However, you may be surprised to find out just how many different brands there are, as well as how many other features besides heat that some of these seats have.
We have chosen 10 different heated toilet seats to review for you. We’ll help you sort through the brands as well as the features so you can see what kind of seat you want. We’ve also included a buyer’s guide where we discuss how these devices work and what you should look for before buying.
Join us as we take an in-depth look at the heated toilet seat and look at temperature settings, cord length, durability, and bidets to help you make an educated purchase.
A Quick Comparison of Our Favorites
|Best Overall||Bio Bidet Ultimate BB-600||
|Best Value||Toastie Tush||
|Brondell L60-EW LumaWarm||
The 9 Best Heated Toilet Seats — Reviews 2020
1. Bio Bidet Ultimate BB-600 Heated Toilet Seat – Best Overall
The Bio Bidet Ultimate BB-600 Heated Toilet Seat is our best overall. This model does a lot more than just heat the seat, features a convenient side panel that allows you to make all of your adjustments in comfort. It features a heating seat and includes mechanisms for a posterior and a feminine wash. A tank reservoir holds heated water for a better experience, and you can also receive an oscillating and pulsating massage.
The only downside we experienced while using the Bio Bidet Ultimate BB-600 Heated Toilet Seat is that the air dry function only uses cold air to do the drying.
2. Toastie Tush Toilet Seat Warmer – Best Value
The Toastie Tush Toilet Seat Warmer is our pick for the best-heated toilet seat for the money. This model attaches directly to your existing lid, and it warms your seat while closed. The warmer uses a waterproof material that won’t collect moisture and is easy to clean. It’s very lightweight and is less than one pound.
The only real downside to the Toastie Tush Toilet Seat Warmer is that it doesn’t fit all seats. If you have children, you will need to train them to keep the toilet seat down.
3. Brondell L60-EW LumaWarm Heated Toilet Seat
The Brondell L60-EW LumaWarm Heated Toilet Seat is a very basic toilet seat heater that is very basic but effective. It’s easy to install, and you can be using it in a few minutes from opening the package. It has four heat settings for maximum comfort, and a night light helps you find your way in the dark.
The primary downside to the Brondell L60-EW LumaWarm Heated Toilet Seat is the extremely short power cable will require many users to need an extension cord.
4. SmartBidet SB-1000 Electric Bidet Seat
The SmartBidet SB-1000 Electric Bidet Seat has three built-in heat settings for the seat, and the water is also adjustable to three different temperature settings. You make both adjustments as well as the water pressure adjustments using the included remote control. It also comes with a built-in air dryer.
What we didn’t like about the SmartBidet SB-1000 Electric Bidet Seat that the water pressure from the bidet was very low and didn’t clean thoroughly. The seat itself is also sensitive to some cleaners and stains easily. Unfortunately, there is no list of stainers that stain. The last problem we had was that the air dryer doesn’t work. It blows air, but it’s not useful.
5. Kohler 75796-0 Cachet Heated Front Toilet Seat
The Kohler 75796-0 Cachet Heated Front Toilet Seat is available in a wide range of colors and features an automatic night light to help you locate the toilet at night. It operates extremely quietly. Rubber grippers keep the seat in place, so it doesn’t slide around like many other brands. It also has quick-release hinges for fast removal when changing or cleaning.
The downside to the Kohler 75796-0 Cachet Heated Front Toilet Seat is that the seat is plastic, and if you are overweight or just sit down too quickly, it can crack and even shatter. There is also very little room under the seat, so you cannot add additional components like the bidet.
6. Lotus Smart Bidet ATS-500 Heated Seat
The Lotus Smart Bidet ATS-500 Heated Seat is a full-featured heated toilet seat for elongated shaped toilets. It features an adjustable warm water bidet that allows for one size fits all, and you can also adjust the strength of the dryer air. You can also select between five different heat settings for the seat. There is also an energy-saving feature that can help save money over time, and it includes an easy to use remote.
While using the Lotus Smart Bidet ATS-500 Heated Seat, there were a few problems we discovered. It has a very short cable, which makes it hard to use without an extension cord unless you have one close to the toilet. We also found the seat to get too hot even on the lowest setting, which we think contributed to its short lifespan. This model only heated our seat for about six weeks before the heating elements gave out. The water pressure is low and not enough for proper cleaning, and this model is only good for elongated toilets.
7. BEMIS H1900NL Radiance Heated Toilet Seat
The BEMIS H1900NL Radiance Heated Toilet Seat features three heat settings for maximum comfort. It uses a unique STA-TITE fastening System that keeps the seat fixed to your toilet and won’t loosen up like several other brands we have tried. Grip bumpers keep the seat in place and prevent it from sliding while you are sitting down, and a slow closing seat prevents accidental slams. A helpful blue nightlight helps you find the toilet in the dark.
The downside to the BEMIS H1900NL Radiance Heated Toilet Seat is that it has a very short cord like many of the other brands on this list, and will more than likely require an additional extension cord to plug it in. It doesn’t have the right measurement for older toilets, and it heats very slowly and never reached temperature while we reviewed it.
8. KOHLER K-10349-0 PureWarmth Heated Toilet Seat
The KOHLER K-10349-0 PureWarmth Heated Toilet Seat is the second Kohler heated toilet seat on or list, and this one is easy to install and features three heat settings. It also features dual lighting for when the seat is open or closed, and you can change the color of the lights as well as schedule timers using a compatible Bluetooth smartphone app. A hidden cord compartment helps keep things neat, and quick release hinges make easy work of removing the seat for cleaning or replacement. It also features a quiet close lid to eliminate breaks due to slamming closed.
What we didn’t like about the KOHLER K-10349-0 PureWarmth Heated Toilet Seat was the flimsy cover that comes with it. It’s too thin to sit on like many people like to do when changing, and the buttons that control the seat are hard to press, and we feel that that will also cause it to wear out quickly. The seat itself does take the chill out, but it doesn’t get the seat hot. Therefore you will most likely leave this seat on, so the cell phone app doesn’t have much use outside changing the light color.
9. VOVO VB3000SE Heated Toilet Seat
The VOVO VB3000SE Heated Toilet Seat is the last brand on or list, but it still has some great features that you may like. You can choose from three levels of heat for ideal comfort while you sit, and a multiple setting bidet features a built-in self-cleaning mechanism. It also features a nightlight to help you find it and reduce accidents at night.
The downside to the VOVO VB3000SE Heated Toilet Seat is that we found nit hard to install. It was challenging to line up as well as follow the instructions. Once installed, the bowl size is reduced by several inches from the back. Another problem that we had was the nozzle didn’t always retract. If it didn’t withdraw completely, you would get water on your back and the back of the toilet.
Let’s look at some of the more important things to look for when you are choosing a heated toilet seat.
How It Works
The heated toilet seat works on the same principle as the electric blanket, electric gloves, etc. Electricity moves through a special wire called a heating element. Electricity moving through this type of wire creates heat, which transfers to the toilet seat.
Some seats use battery power, but the overwhelming majority of heated toilet seats require an electrical outlet.
When choosing a heated toilet seat, the heat that it can produce is your primary concern. Many brands allow you to choose between two or more heat levels for maximum comfort, and we recommend looking for a brand that provides at least three settings for year-round use.
If your seat doesn’t fit your toilet, you’re not going to be able to use it. Make sure you take accurate measurements of the bowl, the bolts, and the distance to the outlet. We found many brands that claimed they worked with multiple sized toilets but didn’t, so get a brand that is the right size.
Various parts of the heated toilet seat suffer from durability issues.
Many people like to sit on the closed lid to get changed or bath their children. If you need to sit on the lid, you will need to check brands to ensure durability.
The seat on some heated toilet seats is thin and easily broken. You will need to look at each brand for a durable seat. We tried to mention any brands with questionable seats in ou reviews.
The Heating Element
In many cases, the heating element in a heated toilet seat can last many years, as it’s relatively safe from damage when compared to the heating element inside an electric blanket. However, if moisture gets in the seat, the seat itself gets too hot, or there is a sudden power surge, the heating element can suffer damage ad fail to work. Some inexpensive brands use underpowered heating elements that burn up quickly under the stress of continuous heating.
Along with the heating element, many brands come with additional features you may enjoy.
Many of the models we reviewed include the bidet, which does not add much to the installation and can save you money over time in toilet paper savings. Many people prefer this method of cleaning and consider it more sanitary. When choosing a brand with a bidet, look for a brand that has adequate pressure and warms the water beforehand.
The night light is another feature that can come in handy if you frequent the bathroom at night. Many of the brands on our list feature a soft nightlight that can help show you the way, and some allow you to adjust the color and intensity.
We’re confident that once you have chosen a high quality heated toilet seat for your bathroom. You will never go back to an unheated kind again. We recommend the Bio Bidet Ultimate BB-600 Heated Toilet Seat, which is our choice for the best overall heated toilet seat. It’s durable, features a handy controller, bidet, and it also has two types of massage. The Toastie Tush Toilet Seat Warmer is our best value seat heater, and this inexpensive unit attaches to your already existing seat lid and heats your seat while it’s closed.
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