Bidets are handy tools to keep you feeling fresh and clean all day. But did you know that bidets offer you more than that? An average person spends $55 a year on tissue paper and requires 384 trees to support his or her lifetime TP needs. Plus, he or she exposes himself or herself to disease-causing chemicals from tissue paper. So, your quest for the best portable bidet solves not only a personal hygiene issue but a range of problems as well.
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Let’s Get You Started on Your Search for the Best Portable Bidet.
Little Martin’s Electric Bidet
This white and soft blue bidet is battery-operated (also available in white and soft pink). It has a waterproof body fitted with a foldable nozzle that can do a 180-degree rotation. It also has two buttons to control water pressure: a low and high setting. Its water container doubles as a protective casing for the bidet.
Little Martin’s Electric Bidet also turns off automatically after 60 seconds or when water runs out.
- It is lightweight and compact.
- Its nozzle folds in, and its water container transforms into a casing when not in use.
- This electric bidet fits perfectly in your purse.
- It’s more expensive than the others.
Home Comfort Essentials Portable Bidet Travel Cleaner
This white and baby blue portable bidet requires a battery-less operation. It is designed with a collapsible nozzle, an air vent, and a squeezable bottle. It can hold around 20 ounces of water.
The Home Comfort Essentials portable travel cleaner comes with a handy pouch.
- A battery-less operation means you can use it anytime.
- Its retractable nozzle protects it from damage when not in use.
- It’s not that easy to operate, especially when you have to make sure that a finger is covering the air vent part when you invert it. It would have been better if it were some switch instead of an air vent at the bottom.
- The operation is not that smooth and clean. There are leaks, and you can’t prepare the waterway ahead of time because water will drip through the air vent unless you have your finger on it the whole time.
Eco Home USA Portable Travel Bidet
The Eco Home USA Portable Travel Bidet in white and blue is equipped with a 7-inch retractable nozzle, an air pressure lock, and a squeezable bottle. Pressure can be controlled manually by squeezing the bottle as lightly or as hard as you want.
- Manual operation allows you to adjust the strength of the water coming out of the bidet. You can go many levels of gentle and strong pressure.
- You can use it anytime since it doesn’t need batteries or electricity.
- The air vent at the bottom allows you to get a steady stream of water.
- It’s a feat to use without creating a mess. You need to cover the air vent hole as you invert the bottle. Otherwise, you’ll have water spraying at the wrong places. Then, you need to squeeze the bottle if you want stronger water pressure.
- While the air vent at the bottom is helpful in re-inflating the bottle, it also leaks water when it’s in an upright position. You have to have your finger at the bottom the whole time until you are ready to invert the bottle and squirt water out.
- You may find it too big for your taste.
Two of the products in review are both manual portable bidets and are basically the same. They share the same blue body and white nozzle design.
There’s also the same air vent at the bottom that allows the bottle to re-inflate itself. Another unmistakable similarity is the retractable nozzle, which conveniently reduces its height for storage in your purse.
On the other hand, Little Martin’s Electric Bidet is very much different from the other two. For one, this white and pink electric bidet is battery-operated. And instead of a collapsible nozzle, its nozzle neatly folds into a slot in its body.
While the angles of the nozzle of the two manual bidets are fixed, the one that comes with the Little Martin’s version can be positioned anywhere from zero to 180 degrees.
Plus, you don’t have to use grip power to adjust the water pressure of your bidet. You can just select between the high (H) and soft/low (L) buttons to adjust water pressure.
Another design win for this electric bidet is that it has an auto-off function after a full 60-second operation or when water has run out. Then, when you’re done, you remove the water container at the bottom and use it to cover the travel cleaner.
Comparing the two sets though would be like comparing apples to oranges since this one is an electric travel cleaner and the other two are manual bidets.
So, to be fair, there are also advantages to using non-electronic bidets. The most obvious of that is you can use it anytime. There are no batteries dying on you. Plus, it’s cost-effective and more eco-friendly.
All three portable bidet sprayers perform the job well. But you do get a better range of control on the water pressure with the manual types than with the two settings offered by the electric bidet.
If you’re content with just the gentle and hard options, you’ll find Little Martin’s Electric Bidet perfect for your needs because it supplies a steady jet of water in either setting.
Ease of use
You are also likely to struggle less with the electric one. You just invert it, make sure it’s angled correctly, and then push a button.
With both manual bidets, all the trapping of the water in with a finger until you’re ready, positioning the nozzle correctly, and the squeezing of the bottle just right will take more practice to master than with the electric one. The operation is expected to become smoother though as you get the hang of using a portable bidet.
Clearly, Little Martin’s Electric Bidet costs more than the Home Comfort Essentials and Eco Home USA portable travel bidets. And it will eventually cost more, in the long run, taking into consideration that you’ll be using batteries to run it.
If you are looking for the best portable bidet, either of the three is a good choice. The deciding factors here will be budget, the type of bidet that you want to own, and convenience.