Brondell Swash Ecoseat Bidet Seat Reviews

cristina7

Very green (if you drip dry)

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Pros: Energy efficient, easy to install

Cons: Always a bit of a shock, doesn't eliminate TP use all together

Ever since the Huddler debate of whether or not bidets are greener than toilet paper, I've been interested in the technology.  When I came across the Brondell Swash Ecoseat at West Coast Green, it gave me a chance to see the seat itself and consider the environmental impact of making toilet paper. The Swash Ecoseat from Brondell is definitely a basic bidet seat (as bidet seats go).  That means it's quite energy efficient (it only takes something like 4 AA batteries).  Of course...energy efficiency in this case is both a pro and a con.  Yes, fabulous by "green" factor.  It doesn't use tons of energy.  But...it also means the seat doesn't have a lot of fancy features like a warm air dryer...
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Deej

Good? Yes. Green? I don't know.

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I want to give this thing 5 stars, I really do. It's a very cool device, but as we're looking at products through Green colored glasses here, I need to be honest in my skepticism and say I don't know how "green" this thing really is.  To start with - a very brief intro. The Ecoseat is a retrofit kit to turn your existing toilet into a bidet/toilet, the theme being that it saves significant amounts of toilet paper.  This may be a bit too much information, but I don't really feel like there's much of a toilet paper reduction happening here. From a cleanliness perspective, I hold off on using the bathroom in other places so I can use this thing in the office. True story. It's great. But...
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