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Electric Bidets vs Non Electric Bidets

12 Apr, 2022

Electric Bidets vs Non-Electric Bidets

Are you someone who drinks iced coffee in the middle of winter, or perhaps do you choose a hot cup of joe on a sweltering summer afternoon? These may seem like random questions about beverage proclivity, but when it comes to bidet discussion, they can be helpful thought experiments. 

How to choose the best bidet for one and one’s booty when there are so many options? Non-electric or electric? Warm or cool? Bougie or bare bones? There’s a lot to consider, including budget, bathroom layout, and personal preference. Let’s take a look at the options to find the best bidet match for you, so you can poop happily ever after!

Electric Bidet Attachments

TUSHY Ace Electric Bidet Seat

Has your bum ever been touched by a literal angel? If not, the brand spankin’ new TUSHY Ace is here to show you what it’s like. With seat warming, air drying, and oscillating wash options, there’s a lot to behold.

Advantages of Electric Bidets

When comparing electric vs non electric bidets, a key advantage of the electric bidet is the heated seat. Ever driven home in the snow with a heated car seat? Sort of the same, but better. You’ll also get to wash with warm water that’s ready on command, where a non-electric bidet could take a few seconds to heat up. AND, while we’re talking about instant comfort, the air dry option gives you a red carpet to walk right out on all that excessive toilet paper use.

Electric bidets are particularly helpful for the elderly or folks with limited strength or mobility. All electric bidets of course come with remotes that provide all the fancy features at just a click of a button. No knobs or switches to fumble with here.

Cons of Electric Bidets

Electric bidets are definitely the more luxurious item when compared to non electric bidets, with a potentially more difficult installation. An electric outlet is required near the toilet in order for the TUSHY Ace to do its thang, and what do you do if there’s a power outage? Not to mention, you’ll be using more electricity so it’ll likely hike up your bill.

Important to note is that the water stream of an electric bidet is often not as strong as the non-electric, and sometimes (as I’m sure many of you know) we could really use a power wash level clean. 

Lastly, some may associate the heated seat with another bum having warmed the throne just before you, but again, that’s up to you.

Non Electric Bidet Attachments

TUSHY Classic Non-Electric Bidet Attachment

There’s nothing quite like the satisfying simplicity of a fully functional and to the point bidet attachment. The TUSHY Classic and TUSHY Spa are the most affordable and life changing bidet attachments on the market.

Advantages of Non Electric Bidets

Let’s give credit where credit is due to this humble option that started it all! Not fussy and low maintenance by nature, non-electric bidets fit most toilets, need no outlet or electrician, and are very affordable. A con for the electric is a pro for the non: better spray pressure! Like the TUSHY Classic, non-electric bidets are hooked up to your clean water tank, so that top notch booty cleaning water pressure comes right from the pipes, my friend.

Being that non-electric bidets need no electricity, you can even use them if there’s a power outage. Who doesn’t love pooping in the dark?

Cons of Non Electric Bidets

Alas non-electric bidets are not as luxurious. Non-electric bidets mostly have cool water (shocking or refreshing? I refer you to the beverage questions at the top of the article!), but if warm water is a must for you, the TUSHY Spa is a great non-electric option that just needs to hook up to your sink’s warm water connection. Remember though, that just like your sink, it may take a second or two for the stream to warm up.

Usually there’s no remote for a non-electric bidet, so for anyone with limited dexterity or mobility, knobs and switches may be difficult to use.


Electric bidets will require, surprise, electricity! So an outlet near the toilet is required. As with any type of bidet, the electric will also need a hookup to the clean water tank on your toilet. Many electric bidets (like the beautiful TUSHY Ace!) are an entire toilet seat, not just an attachment for under the toilet seat, so once you get your new seat attached, you don’t need to put your previous one back on! Unless of course you’re into double toilet seating, which I’ve never heard of, but could be fun.

A non-electric bidet of course just needs a hook up to the clean water tank, and a hot water hook up to the sink (if you’re opting for non-electric temp control!). Most non-electric attachments fit between the toilet seat and the bowl itself, so you don’t have to part with your existing toilet seat. Saying goodbye is hard, I know.

Cost Comparison

As we’ve said, electric bidets will cost you a pretty penny, priced anywhere from $200 to $700. All that splendor and magnificence unfortunately ain’t free. The non-electric option is more budget friendly, anywhere from $40-$200.

Which Bidet is Better for You?

Well here we are, at the end of our journey. What have you learned? If you want the bells and whistles, fanfare for your fanny, pomp and circumstance for your pooper, an electric bidet like the TUSHY Ace may be the path for you.

Alternatively if you’d like to save a few bones and clean up with no muss or fuss, the non-electric TUSHY Classic or Spa could become your butt buddy! It really just comes down to your bathroom set up and personal preference.

The bottom (hehe) line is that both an electric and non-electric bidet will give you the top notch clean that we all deserve and desire. No booty wants to stay dirty after dropping the kids at the pool, and it’s proven time and again that washing instead of wiping is keeping bums around the world happier and healthier. If you wanna upgrade your bathroom routine, take a moment and meditate on the specifics of what that new dream looks like. Chances are, it includes a TUSHY Ace, TUSHY Classic, or TUSHY Spa. Each is guaranteed to clean your behind like you’ve never experienced before, and once you’ve decided you’re ready to elevate your pooping experience, you just need to choose your fighter.