No, do not take the title literally. You do not need to be Einstein to know how to choose a smart toilet. And it has nothing to do with the rich and famous. The purpose of this post is to help you understand and master the various features and functions that make a smart toilet.
What is the smart toilet consist of?
Although not all smart toilets are built in the same way, the arrangement of the parts should not differ much. The following description will give you an overview of the structure of the toilet.
Without a cistern
The floor smart toilet is independent of the gravity or atmospheric pressure for flushing. Instead, an electric pump and a valve are used to power and control the flush. Thus, water is required from the flushing pipe and not stored in the tank.
Built-in multifunctional bidet seat
The entire electronics and processor are in the control center. It is the brain of a smart toilet that controls all interesting functions, including various sensors, heaters, receivers and transmitters that interact with the remote control. But this is not all. The mechanism for automatically opening and closing the seat and lid is also well hidden in the bidet.
The bowl is also a reservoir
A pump is too much for a bidet. Thus, it goes to the back of the bowl along with all the sanitaryware and a small water tank, which is part of the pumping system. And the pump is connected to the control center in the bidet for power and control. The toilet is ceramic, very similar in design to an ordinary toilet. It has an ordinary siphon and water channels for rinsing the bowl surface and flushing waste. And all smart toilets must have a glassed inside surface of the bowl and a siphon for maximum flushing efficiency.
Side control panel
While the real convenience is that the remote control in your hand allows you to control all the functions as you wish, there is a side control panel in case the remote control fails. This way, you can still flush the toilet water and use the basic laundry functions.
Fancy remote controls and smartphone apps
The smart toilet remote is similar to the dashboard of a car. Some are quite simple, and some are designed to add sophistication to any simple Jane bathroom. In any case, it is the central control of all functions, which is always at your fingertips. Besides washing and drying settings, the remote control is also designed to activate or deactivate some functions. Such as automatic rinsing, automatic opening and closing of the seat and lid, lighting, energy saving mode and much more.
Shape and size
Most high-end models have a longer bowl (over 28 inches) and wider. It is probably assumed that if you can afford it, you should have enough space for one. And the fact is that a bigger bowl is more comfortable than a compact size spoon. Because it provides more contact area, therefore, better support.
What standard functions are expected from a real smart toilet?
For clarity you can divide the functions into “Hygiene”, “Comfort” and “Convenience”.
In this hygiene department, functions such as self-cleaning and disinfection are mandatory. They concern the cleanliness of the nozzle and bowl after each use. And most well-established brands will have better disinfection functions than lesser known brands.
Comfort begins at the moment when your buttocks touch the seat. In most cases, the toilet comes with the seat heater activated. You will certainly appreciate this feature, especially in winter. No more cold strokes when you need to use the object. And you should be able to turn the seat heater on and off or adjust the seat temperature with the remote control.
The remote control is the center of all convenient functions. In addition to controlling seat temperature, washing and drying, you can also program several other functions to your liking. And a well-designed smart toilet should offer these functions as standard.
- Opening and closing the toilet lid automatically
- Automatic flushing
- Night light and power saving mode
A smart toilet has more pluses than minuses. They are designed to make life much more pleasant and improve the living environment. Even the sewer pipe gets a break from the waste with less paper or without it. The smart toilet is no longer exclusive to those with deep pockets. You can find one that costs less than 2000 dollars, with all the main functions. And some of them may even cost about as much as a solid classic toilet with a cistern and toilet. The price may vary from 1500 to 10000 dollars. If it is expensive enough for you, you may consider buying a toilet bidet seat, it has quite similar functions, but it is installed on your toilet and costs much cheaper.