This is Jbidet.com’s original review of the Bio Bidet BB-1000 toilet seat. We would consider this bidet toilet seat to be a mid-level product. It is similar to the Toto C200 in terms of features. In this review, we will take a look at the BB-1000 in depth so you’ll have a good idea what to expect with this bidet.
We’re going to start this review by taking a look at the design of the BB-1000 in terms of its appearance, dimensions, and built.
This bidet, like the Toto C200, is operated by a remote control. The remote is powered by two AA batteries, not unlike the C200. You will have to replace the batteries once in a while. If that doesn’t sound appealing to you, then consider a bidet with an attached control panel, like the Toto C100. The remote for the Bio Bidet BB-1000 is very easy to read, with large buttons. Across the top there are the buttons “Stop”, “Posterior”, “Feminine”, “Vortex” and “Dry”. And underneath there are buttons to control the water pressure and warm air dryer temperature, the seat and water temperature, the nozzle position, the oscillating or pulsating modes, and the energy saver modes.
The BB-1000 is available in two designs: elongated and round. You should be able to see what kind of toilet you have simply by looking at it. Precisely, elongated toilets are about 18.5 inches long from the mounting bolts at the back to the front, and round toilets are about 16.5 inches. Either of these models will fit either your 1 piece toilet or 2 piece toilet. However, they may not fit your 1 piece French curve toilet, if you have one. We recommend checking with the manufacturer if you’re not sure.
The elongated version of the BB-1000 measures roughly one inch longer than the round version. Its dimensions are 20.6 inches long, 18.7 inches wide, and 7.28 inches at the highest point in the back. The round version is 19.4 inches long. In comparison, the BB-1000 is about 3 inches wider than the Toto C200 bidet, which is something to consider if you are deciding between the two models.
The Bio Bidet BB-1000 comes in white or beige.
There are three dedicated cleansing modes: Posterior, Feminine, and Turbo/Vortex wash. The Posterior wash cleans the back, the Feminine wash cleans the feminine area, and the Turbo/Vortex wash is a more focused wash for the back. While using the Posterior or Feminine sprays, you can turn on the oscillating feature which will move the wand back and forth to wash more thoroughly. You can also turn on the massage feature which will alternate the water pressure between soft and strong, as if you’re being given a massage.
The cleansing functions of the BB-1000 are customizable. The water and seat temperature can be adjusted to three different levels. They are low (93.2°F/34°C), medium (98.6°F/37°C), and high (104°F/40°C). The nozzle position can be adjusted to five different levels. There is also an air dryer and heated seat with adjustable temperatures.
The Bio Bidet BB-1000 has something called an Economy mode. Essentially it is a feature to save energy. If you select “Economy 1”, the water temperature will be kept low at 89.6°F/32°C at all times. If you select “Economy 2”, the water will be kept low at 89.6°F/32°C when not in use and go back to normal levels when being used. In comparison, the Toto C200 also has an energy saver mode, but instead of lowering the water temperature it lowers the seat temperature during infrequent use, which we think makes more sense from a function standpoint. It’s also a slightly smarter function because it can lower both the water and seat temperature when the toilet is never used, such as during the day when you are at work. So we like the energy saving mode on the Toto bidets more.
The nozzle cleans automatically before and after each use on the BB-1000. We think this is redundant, because if you clean it after each use why do you need to clean it again before using? Regardless, the nozzle cleans itself, which is good. You can also extend the nozzle out to give it a manual wipe. Just press “Posterior” for about three seconds and the nozzle will come out. When you’re finished you can press the “Stop” to return the nozzle.
There is a deodorizer for the BB-1000. You need to insert a deodorant cartridge into a deodorant case which goes into the right side of the toilet seat. Of course, the cartridges would ideally be replaced every 4-6 months. The replacement cartridges cost about $15. On the other hand, Toto tells you to scrub their deodorizer filters with a toothbrush to clean instead of replacing them.
Finally, many people ask this question: Do you need a hot water supply? The answer is no. The toilet seat heats the water and this particular model has a water tank reservoir to store the warm water. But you will need to plug the seat into an electric outlet.
Why the Bio Bidet BB-1000?
Choosing a bidet toilet seat can be difficult. You will have to pick from many makes and models to find one that is reliable, within your budget, and that you’ll enjoy using multiple times a year for many, many years. We completely understand. That’s why to help with your decision, we put together some reasons why the Bio Bidet BB-1000 might be the one you’re looking for.
You should buy the Bio Bidet BB-1000 if:
- You want a bidet toilet seat with a heated seat, warm water, and customizable cleansing
- You want a spray with oscillating and massage modes
- You want a remote control operated toilet seat
- You want the option to save energy by lowering the water temperature
- You want an odor-free toilet
- You want a warm air dryer to minimize the use of toilet paper
- You have a 3-prong plug near the toilet, are willing to install one, or will use an extension cord
- You want to spend less than $500
The first drawback that we’d like to highlight has to do with the deodorizer. We feel that some people might not want to deal with changing the cartridges or having to buy a new one every 6 months or so. Another drawback is that the “Economy 1” mode for the BB-1000 is less than ideal. That’s because it saves energy by lowering the water temperature, instead of the seat temperature like the Toto Washlets, and we think that it makes using the toilet less than comfortable.
Final Thoughts & Where to Buy
Overall the Bio Bidet BB-1000 is a solid product. It is a strong competitor to the C200 made by the king of bidet toilet seats – Toto. One reason you might buy the BB-1000 over the C200 is that it has a three-year warranty compared to the one-year warranty provided by Toto. During the first year you are covered 100% for all parts and labor. It lowers to 75% during the second year and 50% during the third year. You can buy the BB-1000 conveniently on Amazon – their prices are unbeatable and you don’t pay for shipping. Plus, depending on where you live, you can hire a handyman on Amazon to do the installation for you.