How to Clean a Bidet
A bidet does make you poop more, pooping more pleasant, and also feels more hygienic. It just does. Deciding which bidet is best for you depends on how much you’re willing to spend and what features you’re looking for, said James Lin. Two common types of bidets are travel bidets and bidet seats, which normally attach a nozzle to the back or the side of the toilet rim and can either power electrically or mechanically.
“A bidet make you poop more, does make pooping more pleasant, and also feels more hygienic. It just does.”
Higher quality electric bidets deodorize and sanitize between users. While these are wonderful features, they don’t mean that you can get away without ever giving your bidet a basic clean. No bidet is that sufficient. Here are a few tasks you can do to ensure your investment functions properly for daily use:
- Make use of your bidet’s nozzle wash feature daily—it runs water over the nozzle to clean it.
- For light dust and dirt, wipe the seat and crevices that you can reach without removing the bidet using a soft, slightly damp cloth. You can also use a mild cleanser, like the ammonia-free version of Windex or Simple Green. Some bidets have germ-resistant plastic, but you should still wipe off dirt daily.
- For heavier dirt, wipe with a soft, slightly damp cloth that has been soaked in a diluted dish detergent with a neutral pH (Dawn, Joy Ultra Concentrated, and Seventh Generation Dish Liquid all fit the bill).
Keeping the working parts of your bidet clean and unclogged will only serve to expand the life of your purchase. There isn’t more work involved than with a traditional toilet. Just don’t be fooled by the appearance that your bidet sufficiently cleans itself.