The Best Heated Toilet Seat: Beat Winter This Year

Finding the best heated toilet seat for my family was a game changer; a simple, quick, and relatively inexpensive addition that, quite frankly, we should have installed a long time ago.

I don’t know about you, but it’s cold in the winter where I live. And while this isn’t the 1920’s, and we do have central heating, that toilet seat gets mighty chilly in the middle of the night. I will, inevitably, stay uncomfortable in bed for hours rather than face being fully awoken by the bone chilling ‘welcome’ that it offers. Enter the heated toilet seat – one of the best upgrades we’ve ever made to our bathroom.

Best Heated Toilet Seat

There are a few things to consider when looking for the game-changing heated toilet seat for your bathroom.

  • Is there an electrical outlet near the toilet? Electric heated toilet seats require plugging in so the closer an electrical outlet, the better. A small extension cord could work if there is an outlet nearby but not right next to the toilet.
  • Is a bidet feature worthwhile? Many heated toilet seats come in combination with bidet features that perhaps you had not considered. Warm water washing, variable spray patterns, heated air drying, and environmentally friendly; these toilet fixtures are worth taking a look at.

1. SmartBidet SB-100R Electric Bidet Seat

SmartBidet SB-100R Electric Bidet Seat
  • Heated Seat and Water for comfort.
  • Slim and sleek design.
  • Child Wash Setting Available
  • Multiple Settings for water pressure and spray pattern
  • Conveniently attached Control Panel

Things to Like:

  • Heated seat
  • Heated water with multiple spray patterns
  • Warm air dryer
  • Control panel

There is some argument to be had that, if you’re going to replace your toilet seat with a heated version, then you might as well ‘level up’ and get one that includes bidet features. This SmartBidet model made our list of Best Electric Bidet Toilet Seat and yet the price point is within the same range as other heated toilet seat options.

The bidet features are what make this model stand out from the other heated toilet seats; heated water spray, adjustable water pressure, adjustable water direction (front and rear), a child wash setting, and a soft close seat. It is definitely the King of Kings when it comes to heated toilet seats; worth a look!

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2. Brondell LumaWarm With Nightlight

Things to Like:

  • Four temperature settings
  • Slow close lid
  • Nightlight
  • Quick heating

With four temperature settings, the LumaWarm has a heat setting for every member of your family! From ‘low’, that matches body temperature so that you don’t even notice the heat but you DO notice the absence of cold, to a ‘high’ setting that creates a cocoon of warmth on even the coldest of days. The toilet seat can be left on and always ready, or can be turned on just prior to use to save electricity – it heats up within a minute or so.

Obviously the seat heater is the major draw here, but the nightlight is a pretty cool feature too. A soft blue glow in the night-time so you don’t have to turn on a bright light to find your way. It’s like you almost don’t have to wake up in the night anymore. 🙂

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3. Bemis Radiance Heated Toilet Seat

Things to Like:

  • 3 Temperature Settings
  • Soft Close Lid
  • Night Light
  • Stability Grips

Another great entry in the game-changing heated toilet seat category. Three temperature settings to match whatever brutally cold winter you might experience where you are (I’m in a ‘medium’ setting part of the country – what about you?). The nightlight and soft-close lid allow for a stealth-level trip to the bathroom in the middle of the night.

This toilet seat also comes with stability grips underneath. No more slipping and sliding; the toilet seat stays put while you’re seated on it.

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4. ToastieTush Toilet Seat Warming Pad

Things to Like:

  • Innovative design
  • No need to replace existing toilet seat
  • Three temperature settings
  • Easy to clean

The best part about this toilet seat heater is that is works on your existing toilet; no need to replace the existing toilet seat!

This is an innovative design in the world of heating toilet seats – a heating pad is affixed (using velcro strips) to the underside of the toilet seat lid. When the lid is closed, the heating pad is in contact with the toilet seat, warming to a comfortably toasty level.

Just like other heated toilet seat options, this one also has three temperature settings. Remember though, that the heating pad is on the underside of the lid; this means that it is touching your back when you sit. Some users have reported that the highest setting heats the seat up nicely but that it is a bit warm on the back when sitting down. The middle setting seems to be the magic point.

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5. LivTribe Toilet Seat Heating Pads

Things to Like:

  • Installed on existing toilet seat
  • Inexpensive toilet seat heating option
  • Multiple heat settings

To be honest, I’m not sure about the design of this method of heating a toilet seat. Sticking heating pads underneath the toilet seat seems a bit rudimentary. BUT, it works! The heating pads do heat the toilet seat as they should, and the manual control allows a full range of temperature settings.

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Heated Toilet Seat Benefits

  • Warm comfort on cold winter nights. It can’t be stressed enough how much having a warm toilet seat changes those cold winter night bathroom runs. A comfortable, warm, inviting toilet seat will have you out of your bed, and back again, before you’re barely awake.
  • Relief for arthritis sufferers. A cold toilet seat may actually be painful for those with arthritis in their hips as the cold temperature causes stiffness and discomfort. Having a warmed place to sit can help relieve that stiffness, making it easier to get up and continue with the day.
  • Lower room temperature. With the toilet seat heated, the ambient temperature of the bathroom can be lowered, saving money on your heating bill. Some people have reported that their basement, or garage, bathroom is completely unheated but the heated toilet seat allows it to be used even in the middle of winter.

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