Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Replacement Toilet Lids and Seats - Best Heated Toilet Seats For Warm Seating - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

There’s a lot to be said about heated toilet seats. It definitely keeps you from getting shocked awake in the middle of the night. And it makes sitting on the throne a lot more comfortable. Now, there used to be a time when these things were exclusive to the rich and famous. Thanks to technology and economics, it’s now pretty easy for the average Joe and Jane to indulge in some hot seates. But before you think that any ole heated toilet seat would do, think again.
Not all toilet seats are made the same – some are round, other elongated. Some have extra features like bidet attachments and remote controls for customizing the temperature. Because there are a lot of heated toilet seats being sold today, it can be difficult to pick one that is comfortable and has the features you want. Since you can’t possibly test them all out, we decided to do it for you. And we’ve come up with the list of the best heated toilet seats to choose from.

1. BB-600E BioBidet Ultimate Electric Bidet Seat

This is the Rolls Royce of the heated toilet seat industry. It was specifically designed to be a luxury class toilet seat, loaded with all the features you need and want. You have front and rear warm water cleansing wherein witch you can cycle the two streams for a more thorough cleaning. Also you can adjust the water temperature and the water pressure. You can even adjust the position.
Aside from water, you can dry yourself using warm air “sprayed” your way. No need for tissue then. Naturally, you can enjoy the heated seat (temperature there is also fully adjustable). And as an added bonus, the lid AND the seat have the slow-close function.
BB-600E BioBidet Ultimate Electric Bidet Seat
  • Slow-closing lid and seat
  • Adjustable temperature (water, air, and seat)
  • Easy to use
  • Expensive
  • Some users have complained about poor customer service/warranty issues
  • Manual is a bit vague

2. Brondell S1000-EW Swash

If the BB-600E is the Rolls Royce, then Brondell’s Swash 1000 is the Bentley. It has a lot of the same features – posterior and feminine warm water washes, water and seat temperature settings, water pressure controls, adjustable warm air dryer, nozzle oscillation feature, a wide wash feature, and the slow-closing seat and lid. There are two features that you won’t find in the BB-600E. The S1000 has stainless steel self-cleaning, self-sterilizing nozzles and a deodorizer. Yes, it takes out the stink in the air while you’re doing a number 2 using a carbon filter and fan. Plus, you get a 3 year limited warranty.

Brondell S1000-EW Swash Elongated Toilet Seat

  • Deodorizer
  • Self-cleaning and self-sterilizing nozzles
  • Eco mode uses a built-in body sensor to turn the unit on or off when not in use
  • Expensive
  • Some users have reported that the feminine wash doesn’t reach the desired spot
  • Some users have reported weak water pressure

by Michael Austin

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Replacement Toilet Lids and Seats - CES 2019: This is what a $7,000 toilet looks like - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

Kohler unveiled a $7,000 toilet called the Numi 2.0 at CES in Las Vegas this week.
Kohler unveiled a $7,000 toilet called the Numi 2.0 at CES in Las Vegas this week. (Kohler)

Despite the robots, virtual reality video games and a helicopter that looked like something straight out of the movie “Avatar,” at this year's Consumer Electronics Show manufacturing firm Kohler still managed to capture the attention of convention-goers with none other than a toilet.
For the hefty tag of $7,000, the Amazon Alexa-enabled Numi 2.0 toilet plays music, automatically opens, closes and flushes and can “clean yourself in a way people aren’t typically used to,” said Kohler Marketing Manager Nicole Allis.
Kohler unveiled the upgraded version of their previous Numi model this week at CES, which also features a heated seat as well as ambient lighting to "set the mood."
"The bathroom is a hardworking space,” Allis said. "People typically start and end their day there, and we know people want additional conveniences.”
Allis said some people want to streamline their bathroom experience – get in and out – but others want their lavatory to have a spa-like ambiance.
"So, having Alexa to be able to control the lighting, sound and music and create that spa-like experience they’re looking for in the bathroom," she said, "is something we hear from our customers.”
In addition to the toilet, Kohler also showcased a smart bathtub, which can automatically fill with water to the desired depth as well as temperature, along with a mirror that’s equipped with Amazon and Google.
To turn your bathroom into a technological hub, the toilet, mirror and bathtub altogether will cost about $13,000.
Even with the steep price, Allis said Kohler has seen “a lot of interest."
by Benjamin Brown

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Replacement Toilet Lids and Seats -Kohler’s smart toilet promises a ‘fully-immersive experience’ - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

With built-in speakers, ambient lighting, and Amazon Alexa support, why go anywhere else in your house?

Kohler’s Numi 2.0 Intelligent Toilet (bottom left) features voice commands and ambient lighting. 
Credit: Kohler

CES has barely begun, but 146-year-old plumbing company Kohler has already stolen the show with what will undoubtedly be 2019’s hottest gadget: an “intelligent toilet” with built-in surround sound speakers, ambient mood lighting, and Amazon Alexa voice controls.
Truly, we live in an age of wonders.Kohler’s Numi 2.0 Intelligent Toilet is one of those strange products that draws so heavily on buzzwords and tech trends that it’s indistinguishable from parody. In a press release, Kohler promises that customers will enjoy a “fully-immersive experience” thanks to the many “lighting and audio enhancements” of the Numi 2.0 Intelligent Toilet. They’ll be able to set the mood, using voice commands to cue up music and customize the lighting, all while Kohler’s PureWarmth toilet seat add-on toasts their behind to their preferred temperature.
The only blessing is that Kohler isn’t advertising the product as “artificially intelligent” or “AI-powered” — the empty epithets usually given to gadgets with tacked-on voice controls.
As the “2.0” suggests, this isn’t actually Kohler’s first foray into connected bathroom gadgets. The company unveiled its Kohler Connect line-up at last year’s CES, with a smart shower, smart mirror, and smart tub to keep their smart toilet company.

Not much has changed since then. There have been some minor tweaks (the Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror now supports Google Assistant in addition to Amazon Alexa, for example, and the lighting now uses the Philips Hue API) but the basic offering remains the same. You get music, you get lights, you get Kohler’s PerfectFill™ bathtub technology drawing you a bath to your “preferred preset temperature and desired depth with a simple voice command.” Hundreds of thousands of years of evolution brought us to this.
The main news is that Kohler has finally released pricing for these devices, as reported by CNET. Its smart mirrors start at $1,249 for the 24-inch version, going up to $1,624 for the 40-inch size; the DTV+ Shower System with voice commands and spa presets costs $3,000; the free-standing bathtub, part of the Veil Lighted Bathroom Collection, costs $4,849; and the star of the show, the Numi Intelligent Toilet, goes for $7,000 (or $9,000 in black).
Anyway, if you feel like your life has been missing an app for your bathroom and a fanfare when you use the john, you can find out more about Kohler’s Connect line-up on the company’s website. Get ready to immerse yourself, fully.

by James Vincent

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Replacement Toilet Lids and Seats -Inubox is an automated dog toilet that aims to get some tails wagging - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

Dogs are our best friends and our loyal companions, but they also come with a fair amount of responsibility. You need to be there to take care of them and take them out when nature calls. Inubox wants to give you an alternative to the tried and true method of letting your dog do its business in the yard. The automated indoor toilet for your dog is on display at CES 2019 and will be up on Kickstarter soon.

Inubox’s creators believe the device to be the first automated indoor toilet for dogs on the market, and they are probably right, seeing as that is a very specific claim. According to the company, Inubox works by detecting when your dog steps on the platform. Once the pooch finishes its business, Inubox senses that there was waste left behind and closes the platform to start the cleaning process.

Behind the closed door of Inubox, a cleaning cycle removes waste from the platform and restores it to a clean and usable surface for the next time your dog needs to do its duty. The waste cleaned off the platform, whether it be solid or liquid material, is processed by Inubox and put into a closed bag. Once the machine has processed enough waste, it produces a fully sealed bag that you can easily dispose of however you see fit. By wrapping up the waste in bags, Inubox is designed to make sure your house has no trace of the smell of waste wafting around it.

While Inubox works in an automated fashion to make sure your dog always has a place to go, it also has smart connectivity so you can remotely set it up if you happen to be away from home. That means if you get stuck at work or in traffic, you won’t have to make your dog hold it in until you get home.
Inubox will use Kickstarter to fund its initial production through Kickstarter. The company hasn’t specified when Inubox will be available or how much it’ll cost, but it will likely be available to early backers on Kickstarter (though that means it comes with the all the risks that crowdfunding platforms come with).

by AJ Dellinger

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Replacement Toilet Lids and Seats - Bio-Toilet needs no plumbing, creates household energy - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

Israel’s HomeBiogas introduces a commode that feeds directly into its backyard biodigester in a completely sealed ecosystem.

For the millions of people around the world lacking sewage lines or even basic lavatories, the new HomeBiogas Bio-Toilet could provide an answer for waste disposal and energy production all at once.

Flushed with a manual pump using only 1.2 liters of water, the Bio-Toilet does not need to be connected to a water or sewage line and can use graywater.
The waste is flushed directly into the HomeBiogas solar biodigester, where it is broken down by bacteria and transformed into biogas for household needs along with other waste such as food scraps and animal manure.
While compost toilets can require manual emptying and can attract pests, the HomeBiogas system is completely sealed and there’s no need to have any direct contact or hand-remove waste.

Based in Beit Yannai, HomeBiogas is selling the Bio-Toilet, biodigester and biogas cooking stove as a bundle.