I first encountered a hand held bidet during my travels in Asia years ago. More often than not there would be a spray nozzle hung right next to the toilet; initially I didn’t know what it was for but I soon learned that this manual sprayer offers maximum control of cleaning after using the toilet. The plumbing in Asia is not as robust as in North America so using less toilet paper is key to avoiding clogged pipes. The hand held bidet is a key tool in the efforts to minimize the amount of toilet paper being used.
In Muslim countries the hand held bidet is referred to as a shattaf. The practice is the same; washing with water after using the toilet – just the name is different. Travelling always exposes you to new experiences and customs!
Bidets are becoming more popular in North America as we try to reduce our use of paper products and discover that the clean from a bidet is much better than when using toilet paper. A hand held bidet is an inexpensive, but highly effective, way to get the benefits of a bidet in your bathroom.
Best Hand Held Bidet
- HANEBATH Brass Hot/Cold Toilet Bidet Sprayer – temperature control makes this model a winner
- Brondell CSL-40 CleanSpa – a mid-priced version that has all the features
- Luxe Hand Held Bidet Sprayer– an adjustable spray pattern makes this model stand out
- TURLEE Bidet Sprayer – the coiled hose makes this model very compact
Choosing a manual sprayer is the simplest and fastest way to add a bidet to your bathroom. If you’re looking for a more traditional bidet but still at a budget price, check out our article about the best bidet attachment; a quick addition to your toilet.
ABSOLUTE BEST: Hanebath Hot/Cold Toilet Bidet Sprayer
- Handheld Spray Bidet with adjustable water pressure
- Wall Mounted Brass Hot&Cold Mixer
- Brass Hand held Sprayer head Strong Water Pressure Sprayer Jet
- 47 inch Stainless Steel Hose
- Also use as a cloth diaper sprayer
Things to Like:
- Hot and cold water
- Adjustable spray
- 47″ flexible stainless steel hose
- Brass plumbing fittings and stainless steel fixture
The ability to adjust the water temperature makes this model a standout hand held bidet. While it will take a little more to install, having warm water to wash with on cold, winter days will convince you that it’s worth it! It truly is a luxury experience.
The water temperature is adjusted at the wall fitting and then the spray is controlled in the hand held device. The long, flexible, hose is long enough to make using the sprayer convenient and easy. Modifying the water presser is as easy as pressing the handle more or less.
A modern, clean design will add to your bathroom, making this functional bathroom fixture part of the decor.Check Price and Reviews on Amazon
NAME BRAND: Brondell CSL-40 CleanSpa
- Ergonomic stainless steel hand held bidet sprayer
- All metal T-valve with water pressure control for spray adjustability
- Elegant metal spiral bidet hose with patented inner woven core
- Easy installation with sprayer holster suitable for wall or toilet mount
- All accessories included for standard bidet / Diaper sprayer installation
Things to Like:
- High quality, stainless steel components
- Dual spray widths
- Manually adjustable water pressure
- Approx 45″ long hose
This is the mid-price version of sprayer bidets that Brondell makes, but it has all the features you would want in a hand held bidet. It’s easy to install with all the included hardware and uses high quality, stainless steel components. The 45″ hose is plenty long enough to reach from the water input to the toilet bowl.
When mounted on the toilet, or on the wall nearby, it’s quick and convenient to use. Adjusting the water pressure is easy using the lever on the hand held sprayer; simple aim in the right direction and press the lever until the desired pressure is achieved. The water is cool and refreshing – being sourced from the same water line that fills the toilet tank.Check Price and Reviews on Amazon
BEST VALUE: Luxe Hand Held Bidet Sprayer
- STAINLESS STEEL NO RUST CONSTRUCTION - the best rated hand held bidet is built to last and will not rust, the hose is covered in stainless steel with brass fittings, and the 3-way adjustable valve is made of brass with long lasting ceramic washers. It is sure to offer years of trouble-free use
- EASY TO INSTALL- HAND HELD BIDET SPRAYER - Easy to install in under 15 minutes, Includes T Valve adapter to connect to your water supply and divert water to the hose. The sprayer can be mounted on the included hook either on the wall or your toilet tank; everything you need is included.
- ADJUSTABLE JET SPRAY FOR TOLIET - Adjust the water pressure and flow by simply pressing harder or softer. Adjust the spray pattern by turning the head on the spryer. Versatile uses as a cloth diaper sprayer, toliet sprayer, baby rinsing, or anything that needs a wash.
- MULTIPLE USES - the Luxe Bidet sprayer mounts to your toilet tank - Great for handicapped care or when regular clean-up is difficult, no special plumbing required.
- NO PLUMBER NEEDED- the Luxe personal bidet toilet attachment is a low-cost way to achieve freshness like never before with a simple addition to your existing plumbing to create a toilet bidet combo.
Things to Like:
- Adjustable spray pattern
- Manually adjustable water pressure
- Stainless steel components
- Easy to install
The price of this model would make anyone wonder why every bathroom doesn’t have one installed! Such a simple, inexpensive, efficient way to clean; and so easy to install! Simple connect the fittings to the existing toilet water intake, mount the hanger to the toilet (or an adjacent wall) and that’s it.
One of the best features of this hand held bidet is the adjustable spray pattern. The water pressure is manually adjustable using the lever on the hand held nozzle, but the user can also change the spray pattern of the water by twisting the water end of the nozzle. From ‘jet’ stream to soft spray as quick as a twist.Check Price and Reviews on Amazon
RUNNER UP: Turlee Bidet Sprayer
- INCLUDES -- 1) 304 Stainless Steel Sprayer Head. 2) Brass T Valve. 3) Spring Coil Hose. 4) ABS Mounting Clip Adapter. 5) Accessory mounting accessories.
- FITS -- Fits Standard American Toilet Fixtures.
- EASY INSTALLATION --Connect as shown.(Dont forget the gasket)
- ECO DESIGN -- This Joyway hand held bidet spray combo is made by top premium stainless steel material, let you grasp and handle gently and comfortably, precise surface guarantees for rust-proof and anti-corrosion. More hygienic than paper, help with health problems effectively
- BENEFIT --Beneficial and great contribution to a healthy and happy lifestyle-Perfect solution for daily personal hygiene, and even can be used for muslim shower, baby cloth diaper sprayer, dog shower and so on
Things to Like:
- Stainless steel and brass fittings
- Coiled hose stays up off the ground/floor
- Simple installation
- Manual water pressure adjustment
This is the only model that has a coiled plastic hose, rather than a long stainless steel one. On the one hand we like that it keeps the entire unit compact and off the ground, but we also worry about the durability of the plastic hose. Checking out the reviews though, we can see that users love this feature, with many stating that this is the reason they chose this model (plus the attractive, low price, of course).
It installs quickly and easily to the existing water input for your toilet, and mounts either on the toilet or a nearby wall for convenient use.Check Price and Reviews on Amazon
Learning Through Travel
It’s interesting what we can learn through travelling. Whenever we leave our own home there is an opportunity to have new experiences, learn new things, and see how others live in this world. Sometimes this leads us to thinking that how we do something is the best way, but other times we can learn a new way to do something that is truly better than what we know.
That’s how it is with bidets and bidet sprayers; they may not be common in North America (yet) but as more and more people travel and encounter them, the more those same people will return home and want to have one themselves. An experience had while travelling changing habits and customs once you get home.
Best Toilet Seat Bidet (Electric and Non-Electric)
This article has focused on finding the best hand held bidet. If you’re looking for a more traditional bidet experience, check out our Best Toilet Seat Bidet and Best Electric Bidet articles.