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4 Ways to dry after using a Smart Toilet

Updated: May 22

Discover the artwork of drying after the use of a Smart Toilet, a practice that marries comfort & cleanliness. This blog unravels the best techniques tailor-made for Indian homes and existence. Dive in to discover ways to elevate your private hygiene routine whilst contributing to environmental sustainability.



But.. what are Smart Toilets?

Bidet, a term derived from the French language, is a revolutionary device that sprays a controlled stream of water to cleanse after using the toilet, as an addition to private hygiene practices. Originating from Europe, the use of bidets has spread worldwide, offering an environmentally friendly and a more comfortable alternative to conventional toilet paper. 


The water provides a fresh and thorough clean, decreasing the risk of bacterial spread and irritation regularly caused by toilet paper.


There are diverse sorts of bidets, each catering to different needs and preferences. The most common types include standalone bidets, bidet attachments that can be added to your existing toilet, hand held bidet sprayers much like a kitchen sink sprayer, and high-tech Japanese toilets, also known as smart toilets, which include bidet functions along with many different features.


The concept of bidets is slowly gaining popularity, with more households embracing their benefits in terms of hygiene, comfort, and sustainability. As we move towards globalization and greater environmental consciousness, understanding and acknowledging the use of bidets can be an important step.


So, the next time you hear the word ‘bidet’, remember that it’s not just a fancy French word, but a way to improve personal hygiene and a greener planet. Stay tuned as we go deeper into the world of bidets in our upcoming parts


Types of Bidets

  1. Bidet Toilet (Washlet or Toilet Bidet) : A pot that comes equipped with a bidet function. Unlike conventional toilets, bidet toilets have nozzles {sometimes two} that allow the toilet to spray water for cleaning after use. The water pressure is adjustable for thorough cleaning and sanitizing.

  2. Japanese Toilet (Smart Toilet) : :These are known not only for bidet function but various others like heated seats, automatic lid opening and closed, air deodorizers and even music masking sound. It usually comes with a variety of sprays to provide maximum comfort.

  3. Smart Toilet:  In addition to bidets, smart toilets can include seat warmers, automatic flushes and self-cleaning capabilities.Some models come equipped with remote controls or can be operated using a smartphone app, creating a modern and convenient bathroom experience real.

  4.  Portable Bidet : A perfect option for people who travel frequently or don’t have the space or budget for a full bidet toilet. They are small devices that can be filled with water and squeezed to provide spray for cleaning. Some portable bidets are also battery operated and have features such as adjustable water pressure.

The Bidet experience in India:

In recent years, the interest in bidets is growing in India. A combination of factors are driving this trend, including increased awareness of personal hygiene, home improvement shows and blogs

Here are a few reasons why bidets are gaining popularity in India.


  1. Effective Cleaning: The bidet allows you to thoroughly clean by using water, which is more efficient and comfortable than using your hands or toilet paper.

  2. Environmental sustainability: Bidets can dramatically reduce the use of toilet paper, resulting in less waste and less environmental impact This is India’s growing mindset on environment and environmental protection align.

  3. Cost savings: While the initial investment may be higher, a toilet with a bidet can provide long-term savings by reducing the need for toilet paper

  4. Comfort:  Bidet is often associated with luxury and comfort. Having a toilet with a bidet can add sophistication to your bathroom, enhancing the overall look and comfort of your bathroom.

  5. Access: For the elderly, individuals with postural difficulties or those recovering from surgery, a toilet with a bidet can provide a bathroom experience much easier and more comfortable.


Ways to Dry After Using a Bidet


Toilet Paper:

Yes, surprisingly, toilet paper still finds a place in the bidet’s use. however, they are not widely used, mainly for drying. The advantage is simplicity and convenience. However, on the downside, overuse can still cause environmental problems and may not be as comfortable or hygienic as other methods. Some ways to dry after using a bidet include:

Towels : 

Some people prefer to use a small dedicated towel to dry after using the bidet. This can be a very comfortable and environmentally friendly option. Towels can be washed and reused, reducing waste. However, it is important to keep cleanliness in mind. Each family member should have their own dedicated bidet towels, and these should be cleaned regularly to prevent bacterial growth.



Air Dryers : 

Many high-end bidets and smart toilets come with built-in air compressors. This is an alcohol-free method, and very clean. This eliminates the need for additional supplies such as toilet paper or towels. However, it can take a long time to dry completely and these can be expensive.

Patience and Air Dry

If you don’t have an air dryer or heated seat, you can also air dry it naturally. After using the bidet, sit for a while to let the air dry your skin naturally. This method is effective, environmentally friendly and requires no additional equipment.


Conclusion

In this blog post, we’ve journeyed through the world of bidets, exploring their meaning, types, and the growing trend of their usage in India. We’ve learned that bidets, whether they’re standalone fixtures, part of a smart toilet, or even portable versions, offer a level of cleanliness that’s hard to achieve with traditional methods.


We’ve also discussed the various drying methods after using a bidet, each with its own set of advantages and considerations. Whether you choose to use toilet paper, a dedicated towel, or an air dryer, the key is to find what works best for you.


The adoption of bidets, particularly in India, signifies a shift towards improved personal hygiene and environmental sustainability. As we continue to evolve and adapt our lifestyles, it’s worth considering the installation of a bidet or a smart toilet in our homes. Not only do they offer improved hygiene and comfort, but they also contribute to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly world.


Remember, change begins at home. And sometimes, that change can start in the bathroom. Here’s to embracing hygiene, comfort, and sustainability with bidets! Stay tuned for more insightful discussions in our upcoming blog posts.


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