Smartbidet SB 1000 Bidet Seat Review

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If you are on the fence about buying a bidet seat, a cheap but multifunctional model would be a good model to try. Smartbidet SB 1000 seems to meet these criteria but we know you want to know more details about it. In this review, we will go through the functions and features of this model and tell you if this Smartbidet SB 1000 bidet seat is a good option to go for.

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Why You Need a Smartbidet SB 1000?

If you are in a hurry and on a budget, we would say Smartbidet SB 1000 is one of the best and cheap bidet seats in the market.

Even though Smartbidet is not as big as TOTO or Kohler, you can rest assured that you will get good customer services.

With the same features, you will pay less. As an entry to mid-level bidet seats, this model comes with a heated seat, an air dryer, a soft close lid, and a multipurpose nozzle. With the nozzle, it will move forward and backward to clean the posterior and front areas. You can adjust the settings on the remote and control the temperature and water pressure as well.

Generally speaking, it gets the job done well as an electronic bidet seat. However, it doesn’t include some advanced features such as night light, deodorizer, or auto open and close lid. If you don’t care about these bells and whistles, you are likely to feel satisfied with this bidet.

Pros

  • Same features but lower price.
  • Heated seat included.
  • Feminine wash function included.
  • Has a powerful turbo function to clean your back area.
  • Adjustable water temperature and pressure.
  • The air dryer helps to save more toilet paper.
  • Has an energy-saving mode.
  • Good customer service.
  • Self-cleaning nozzle.
  • Very easy to install.

Cons

  • The spray coverage is too narrow for some customers.
  • The turbo spray is too powerful.
  • No night light.
  • No auto open and close lid.
  • No deodorizer.
  • The warm water will run out very soon.
  • It is bulkier than some tankless bidet seats.
  • No child mode.
  • No pulsating/massage.

Features of Smartbidet SB 1000 Bidet Seat

If you are new to the world of bidet seats, it is a bit hard for you to understand those fancy features. We will explain these functions in an easy to understand way.

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  • Heated seat

We will say a heated seat is a must-have for every family who live in a cold area. It will totally change your experience using the bathroom. You can change the temperature from low to high according to the local temperature and your preferences. It is especially useful for seniors and boosting bowel movement.

There is a skin sensor in the seat , ensuring the bidet only activate when someone sit on the seat.

  • Air dryer

If you want to get rid of toilet paper completely, you will need an air dryer. The dryer in this model will start to work after the washing is finished. Don’t expect the dryer could get the job done immediately for you. Most dryers are not as powerful as you think.

As for this Smartbidet SB 1000, the dryer is located beside the nozzle and you should prepare to wait for 3 to 5 minutes if you don’t want to use any TPs.

  • Warm water

The water stream of this model is very steady due to its water tank design. Even better, there are 4 levels of water temperature available ( room temperature, low, middle, high). This makes the toileting become the “shower spa” and bring you a better experience than a travel bidet.

However, the tank design also means that the warm water is limited and it is going to run out if you spend too much time using it.

  • Self-cleaning nozzle

While the nozzle is not made of stainless steel, it is still a good one. It is durable and features a self-cleaning function. It will automatically clean the wand before and after each use which greatly reduce frequency of physical cleaning. You will feel much comfortable especially when you have to share the bidet with others.

  • Posterior, feminine and turbo wash

We feel quite surprised by the washing ways that you get with this bidet. As you know, some mid-level bidet seats don’t have a washing option for the feminine area. This model provides a gentle water spray to take care of your sensitive skin.

It also features a “turbo wash” which is not common in the bidets from other brands. This function offers a powerful water spray to clean your back parts. However, the water coverage is very narrow and you may feel a bit painful.

  • Oscillating

The ideal of oscillating is great as it can clean your butt thoroughly just like taking a shower. Most entry-level bidet seat doesn’t include this feature but this Smartbidet SB 1000 does. The nozzle will move forward and backward to clean both posterior and front areas. However, it will not move from side to side, making the spray coverage is not wide enough.

  • Remote control

This product is operated by remote control. The buttons on the interface are straightforward and you can learn how to use it by reading the manual. The only backward we find is that there are no user preset buttons.

  • Energy saving mode

Rest assured that this new gadget will not break your bank account. It comes with an energy saving mode that maintain the seat and water temperature at 89.6℉.

  • Soft closed lid

The lid is plastic and has a soft-closed mechanism which prevent the slamming.

Design of Smartbidet SB-1000

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We have to admitted that it is bulkier than other advanced bidet seats. But for the price, you can’t ask for more. It is due to the fact that this model use a water tank which greatly increase the size.

You can choose from an elongated version and round version. But if you happen to have a french curve toilet, this bidet will not fit.

The elongated version is 17.3″ wide, 20.6″ long and 7.13″ high and the round version is 17.3″ wide, 19.4″ long and 7.13″.

How to Install SB 1000 Model

Luckily, the manufacturer offered a detailed video to teach you how to install the Smartbidet products. We also write down some important steps for your reference. If you don’t have any plumbing experience, you can get the job done. Note that the installation of this brand is a bit different from other brands.

  1. Remove your old toilet seat.
  2. Turn off the water valve.
  3. Install the T valve and connect the T valve to the bidet hose and toilet hose.
  4. Remove the protective films.
  5. Insert bolts and place the plate in the bottom.
  6. Place the bidet seat on the toilet and secure it.
  7. Connect the bidet hose to the bidet and turn on the water supply.
  8. Plug in the outlet and it’s done.

Conclusion

Smartbidet SB 1000 bidet is definitely a cost-effective option whenever you want to buy a bidet seat. It has a lot of wash options and include air dryer and self-cleaning nozzle. You can change the settings on the remote and get good customer service. While it is builkie and doesn’t contain some fancy features, but it is still a sturdy and durable bidet seat to go. Hope the info in this review could help you out.

Kevin Chow is an enthusiast of home improvement. He is an engineer and likes to test all the tech gadgets on the market. He starts to use bidet seats after his journey to Japan and he had tried a few brands.

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