Developed in Japan, the Toto Washlet is a new toilet mechanism that combines American comfort with European cleaning. Take this quiz to see what you know about this latest toilet design and how it may benefit both the environment and your health.
What type of toilet accessory is popular in Europe?
The bidet is a popular toilet accessory in Europe. Americans prefer to make do with just a flush toilet.
Do you need to replace your toilet in order to install a Toto Washlet?
The Toto Washlet fits onto most standard flush toilet seats. Before purchasing a Toto Washlet, make sure your existing toilet is compatible. If your prefer a matching set, the Toto Company also manufactures toilets.
The most expensive model includes a warm-air drying feature.
As the price increases, additional features are included. The most simple C110 includes front and rear cleaning with water and temperature control, plus a heated seat. More expensive models include warm-air drying. plus other features.
The Toto Washlet uses more water than a flush toilet. Is that bad for the environment?
The Toto Washlet estimates it uses 1 gallon of water per day for a family, but the production of toilet tissue uses 473 billion gallons of water every year in America. It is possible that the Toto Washlet may save on water.
Why does the Toto Washlet company claim its product makes using the traditional flush toilet more sanitary?
Washing with water is more sanitary than cleaning with toilet tissue.
The Toto Washlet cleans with warm water and water pressure, rather than toilet tissue. Some experts caution about bacteria build-up on the spray nozzle, but recent improvements in antimicrobial materials make this less of a concern.
Cleaning with toilet tissue is more sanitary than washing with water.