Toilet washlets save water and create a better bathroom break (infographic)
Since TOTO launched the washlet in 1980 in Japan, the company has sold more than 40 million units worldwide.
During the past 35 years, TOTO has expanded washlet sales around the globe, and today these revolutionary personal cleansing systems are available on all seven continents, in countries as diverse as the U.S., Germany, France, Korea, the Philippines, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Taiwan, India, Brazil, Mexico, China, Singapore, Korea, and the United Kingdom – to name but a few.
A washlet combines the idea of a bidet with a standard toilet, creating a new type of seat. Washlets use pure, clean water – and myriad technological innovations – to make their users cleaner, happier, more refreshed than they have ever felt after a bathroom break by reinventing the humble toilet seat as a warm water personal cleansing system.
When its cleansing cycle is activated, a streamlined wand with Wonderwave technology extends from the beneath the seat to provide a soothing warm flow of aerated water for complete cleansing. Because the water is drawn directly from the home's fresh water supply, the Washlet delivers warm water that is always clean and pure. Once the cleansing cycle is completed, the user may engage the drying cycle, which uses warm air to gently dry the area, protecting environment by reducing the need for toilet tissue.
TOTO's latest innovation is the first use of electrolyzed water designed to make the toilet bowl easier to clean. To create eWater+, TOTO engineers use only the home’s incoming water supply and the company’s patented technological process. eWater+ is applied to the bowl after every flush and once every eight hours during non-use. It returns to its natural state within two hours. A pre-misting of plain water further enhances bowl cleanliness by sealing the surface against the adherence of matter approximately 80% better than dry porcelain.
eWater+ is good for the planet, too. It reduces the need for toxic chemicals used to clean the toilet, which helps to protect the environment as it saves consumers money on cleaning supplies and time cleaning the toilet. TOTO’s eWater+ technology is available on the Washlet S350e and S300e.
TOTO's new Connect+ System neatly conceals the Washlet’s power cord and water supply hose for a clean installation. To achieve this, TOTO predrilled holes in Connect+ toilets behind the bowl (near the seat bolt holes), which enables specially designed Washlets' power cord and water supply hose to pass easily through, hiding them from view. Concealing the Connect+ Washlets’ power cord and water supply hose offers homeowners an elegant seamless look that enhances any bath décor.
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