Editor’s Note: The manufacturer has discontinued this model, but its replacement, boasting similar features, is now available. Our team is eager to conduct a thorough review of this latest version and will share our insights with you soon.
The TOTO S500e Bidet Seat is one of the highest quality washlets you can find on the market. With a variety of features such as a heated seat, a warm air dryer and its own self-cleaning technology, we highly recommend the TOTO S500e to anyone looking to upgrade their bathroom experience.
Why We Love It
With its wide range of functions, the TOTO S500e/S550e is completely customizable. The water pressure and temperature gauge allows for the best results as well as the most comfortable experience after every use. Its built-in deodorizer keeps your bathroom smelling fresh while its self-cleaning function keeps your system running smoothly. As an added bonus, the S550e model includes motion detection that activates a night light and opens the lid automatically when you enter the room.
The installation process for the TOTO S500e/S550e is quite simple. After removing the existing toilet seat, we attach the base of the bidet washlet to your toilet and connect the seat’s hose to the water supply. We then connect the seat to your power supply and it’s ready to go. If you don’t currently have an outlet behind your toilet, one may have to be installed in order to power this product.
One of the most notable things about this bidet seat is its unobtrusive design. Its sleek appearance ensures that it blends seamlessly into your bathroom—without drawing unwanted attention. We’ve found that whether customers install this bidet washlet in modern or traditional bathrooms, its adaptable style suits a wide range of design styles. The combination of its modest design and array of practical features is why the TOTO S500e/S550e is our top choice for anyone seeking a bidet that’s both effective and visually appealing.
The features of the TOTO S500e/S550e are the main reason we choose to use this product over others on the market.
Here are our favorites:
- Warm water stream – The S500e/S550e’s water stream is instantly heated when turned on, allowing for a consistent and pleasant experience throughout each use.
- Heated seat — With an adjustable temperature gauge and the ability to save your personal temperature settings, every use guarantees maximum comfort.
- Warm-air dryer — This seat can not only dry you off, but it keeps you comfortable with the heated-air feature.
Both the S500e and the S550e are loaded with features to improve your bathroom experience, but the S550e model includes a few exclusive ones:
- Night light – The S550e has a motion sensor that can detect when someone enters the room and automatically activates the seat lights.
- Automatic seat lid – Much like the night light, the seat on the S550e will automatically open when it senses motion. The lid can also be set to close 90 seconds after you leave your bathroom.
The remote control is designed with user experience in mind. With a logical layout and clear markings, you can navigate this bidet’s functionality with ease. Its intuitive design allows quick access to all features including water temperature, pressure adjustments and personalized user settings. The advanced technology in the TOTO S500e/S550e ensures that each function is just a button press away.
Care and Maintenance
When it comes to maintenance, the TOTO S500e/S550e is designed to last. Regular cleaning is straightforward and the device’s built-in self-cleaning features make bathroom hygiene a breeze. Its durable design rarely calls for repairs, and this seat has been known to last many years for our customers. Should any unforeseen issues come up, you can contact TOTO customer service directly or call us to come resolve the problem.
Cost vs. Value
With the modern touch and daily convenience this product has to offer, it is certainly worth the investment. Not only does it add comfort to your everyday life, but it also saves you from having to regularly restock on toilet paper. The additional features included with the S550e model may cost more than the S500e, but the added aesthetic charm and convenience of completely hands-free use is well worth it. TOTO’s vigilant customer service can help with any problems you may have and registering for the manufacturer’s one year product warranty ensures you get the high quality product you pay for.
When comparing a simple appliance such as a bidet to its competitors, it can seem like there is not much to judge on, but the TOTO S500e/S550e still pulls ahead in all aspects. This model has been the top choice bidet since it was first produced in 2018. We have installed other products in the past such as the Brondell Swash 1400 Luxury Bidet Toilet Seat and the Bio Bidet Bliss BB2000 Elongated White Bidet Smart Toilet Seat. But since its release, the TOTO S500e/S550e’s modern design and advanced features make it our product of choice.