A bidet is a device that sprays your bottom clean after you use the toilet, so you don’t need to wipe with toilet paper. They’re actually more hygienic than T.P. and are more eco-friendly too (more on this later).

The company “Hello TUSHY” makes bidet attachments that can be attached to an existing toilet without any specialized installation or tools. Their bidets are also some of the most affordable bidets on the market, with the Tushy Classic coming in at only $99. 

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Tushy Classic Bidet (White/Bamboo) / Image courtesy of hellotushy.com

But, are they worth their affordable price? Or are there better alternatives out there?

I’ve been using a Tushy Classic bidet for about 6 months now. In this review, I’ll share its pros, cons, and my honest opinion as to whether or not this bidet is worth your money.

Tushy Classic Vs. Tushy Spa: What’s the Difference?

Before I get started, you should know that TUSHY makes two different bidets: the Classic ($99) and the Spa ($119). 

(Images used with permission from hellotushy.com)

I’ll be reviewing the Tushy Classic bidet, however, the only real difference between the two is that the Spa has a temperature adjustment setting, whereas the Classic only sprays cold water. Everything else is pretty much the same, and I’ll talk more about which one I recommend later. 

I also want to say thank you to TUSHY for sending me the Classic bidet (and some other goodies) to review. Just to be totally transparent, I was not compensated in any other way and this review is my honest opinion of their products. I’ll try to keep this as unbiased as possible.

Tushy Classic Features

  • Adjustable Spray Angle with Wide Range of Angle Control
  • Pressure Control
  • Self-Cleaning Spray Nozzle
  • Nozzle Retracts When Not in Use (for Better Hygiene)

The spray is controlled by the control knob. From the centre neutral position, the more you turn the knob to the right, the greater the pressure of the spray.

Here’s a video where I demonstrate the spray and angle controls of the Tushy Classic:

And here’s a video of the nozzle-wash feature, which you activate by turning the control knob to the left for “nozzle-wash”:

Main Pros:

  • Works Well – Just Like A Bidet Should!
  • Sleek Look
  • No Electricity or Plumbing Required
  • Quick and Easy Installation (About 10 minutes with no special tools)
  • Eco-friendly
  • More Hygienic than Toilet Paper

Main Cons:

  • No Temperature Control on the TUSHY Classic – Water is a bit cold
  • Not compatible with some one-piece toilets

Using a TUSHY Bidet for the First Time: How Well Does it Work? 

A lot of people have doubts about using a bidet to clean up after using the washroom. If you’ve grown up in North America, you’ve probably used toilet paper your entire life (I know I have). In Asian or European countries though, bidets are very common.

The thought of using a bidet instead of toilet paper seems dirty and disgusting at first. However, using a bidet is actually a lot more hygienic than using toilet paper.

This quote from the founder of TUSHY, Miki Agrawal, really stuck with me:

“If a bird pooped on you, would you wipe it off with paper, or wash it away?”

Miki Agrawal, TUSHY Founder

Let’s just leave it at that. I don’t want to get too graphic in this review.

Anyways, the first time I used a bidet it did feel a bit weird, but it doesn’t take a long time to get used to it. However, I recommend you start low on the spray pressure setting the first time you use a bidet. Then, you can gradually adjust the pressure and angle of the spray as you get used to the feeling. 

Drying after Washing

When TUSHY approached me to send me the bidet I had one big question in mind: How would I dry myself after using a bidet?

Well, the answer is pretty obvious. Use a towel to wipe/pat yourself dry, or just let your bottom air dry. Whichever you prefer. 

TUSHY actually sent me a few bamboo towels with the bidet, which were surprisingly plush and soft. For reference, a pack of 5 small bamboo towels on their website sells for about $20. 

I think you should just use a small towel that you already have to save money. But, if you do want to buy the towels, make sure you read on because I’ll be sharing a promo code you can use to get an extra 10% off your entire order on helloTUSHY.com.

Quick Summary: Is the Tushy Classic Bidet Worth its Price?

If you don’t want to read my full review, then I’ll get straight to the point on my final verdict for this bidet. 

So, would I recommend the TUSHY Classic? And is it worth your money? (Spoiler: It’s worth it for most people!)

If you’re looking for a basic, affordable bidet that gets the job done, the TUSHY Classic is perfect for you. It will clean your booty after you go to the toilet, has a sleek look, and is simple to install. 

Note: Tushy’s bidets fit on all standard two-piece toilets where the tank and bowl are separate (like in the toilet below). However, if you have a one-piece toilet, make sure that it’ll fit on your toilet before you buy one.

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Gif courtesy of hellotushy.com / used with permission

The Tushy Classic is also one of the most affordable bidets on the market, at only $99.

However, if you’re looking for a more enjoyable bidet experience and you’re willing to spend an extra $20, I’d recommend going for the TUSHY Spa ($119). 

With the Tushy Spa, you get a warm water bidet with a temperature adjustment setting plus all of the existing features already on the TUSHY Classic. 

Personally, I don’t really mind the cold water spray of the Tushy Classic (it’s more like room-temperature water, so it’s not like its ice-cold or anything). However, I’m sure that a warm water bidet would be much more enjoyable. The choice is really up to you.

There are of course other bidets on the market, and if you’re 100% invested in the idea of a bidet, you might want to get a fancier toilet seat bidet with luxuries like air drying and heated seats.

However, these fancier toilet-seat bidets usually cost hundreds of dollars so I won’t be talking about them here.

Also, just to be totally transparent: Buying a TUSHY product through my link will make me a small commission (at no additional cost to you). Know that I’ve only included affiliate links because I personally use and love my Tushy bidet. Thanks for supporting my blog!

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With the summary out of the way, let’s get into my full review and thoughts about my Tushy Bidet!

Cons of the TUSHY Classic Bidet:

Before I get into the good things about this bidet, I want to start off by talking about the main disadvantages.

No Temperature Control on the Classic

If there’s one thing I don’t like about the Tushy Classic bidet, it’s that there’s no way to control the water temperature. The water comes directly from the cold water faucet supply beside your toilet, and there’s no way to make it warmer.

The water isn’t ice-cold (it’s more like room-temperature water) but it was still noticeable, especially the first two or three times I used the bidet. I’m used to the cool water now and I don’t really mind it, so I don’t think this should be a big issue.

I thought about connecting the bidet to the hot water supply, but then the water would be way too hot. There’s only one hose connection for the Tushy Classic so there’s no way to control the temperature.

(Note that the TUSHY Spa bidet has temperature control, so that would fix this problem. The Spa costs around $20 more than the Classic, which I think is worth it for adjustable temperature).

May Not Be Compatible with Some One-Piece Toilets

Tushy bidets fit all standard two-piece toilets. However, they don’t fit all one-piece toilets.

You can learn more about compatibility on Tushy’s FAQ.

Other than that, there really isn’t much to hate about this bidet. 

Pros of the TUSHY Classic Bidet:

The main pro (although this isn’t really a pro, but more of what you should expect): The TUSHY Classic works just as a bidet should. The pressure and angle settings work great and they’ll make you feel nice and clean.

Now, let’s get into the other pros:

Sleek and Fancy Look:

TUSHY’s bidets are some of the sleekest and the fanciest on the market (for their price). 

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Image courtesy of hellotushy.com / used with permission

Obviously looks are subjective and based on your own opinion, but I think it’s clear from the pictures that TUSHY bidets are a nice visual addition to any bathroom. 

No Electricity or Plumbing Required:

This speaks for itself. TUSHY’s bidets do not use electricity, nor do they require new plumbing for installation. 

The bidet takes water directly from your faucet source and you never need to switch batteries or plug the bidet to a power source.

Not even the TUSHY Spa (with temperature control) needs electricity – instead, it simply connects to both a cold and hot water source and changes the mix of water to adjust temperature.

Quick and Easy Installation: About 10 minutes with no special tools

Another thing that I like is how simple the installation process is. The TUSHY Classic bidet should take less than 10 minutes to install and you don’t need any special tools. It’s completely DIY.

The bidet fits underneath your toilet seat and is connected to your toilet’s clean water supply valve using a T-split adapter. The adapter splits the water flow between your toilet and the bidet. No new plumbing is required.

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Keep in mind that if you don’t live in North America, you’ll have to buy an extra adapter for the water supply valve connection for an extra $3 (available on their website).

Personally, it took me about 45 minutes to install the bidet because the way my toilet seat was attached to the toilet wasn’t standard, so it took me a while to remove the seat. However, there were instructional videos and instructions for all the different types of toilets you can find, so there shouldn’t be much difficulty.

Eco-Friendly

The toilet paper industry contributes to major deforestation and water pollution.

The average American uses about 11 rolls of toilet paper each month, or about $120 every year for just a single person. Collectively, Americans spend about $8 billion per year on toilet paper.

While that’s not to say bidets are 100% eco-friendly, they are a better alternative to toilet paper. 

Bidets are significantly more efficient than toilet paper and have a considerably smaller environmental impact. In a standard bidet, about half a liter of water is used in a minute. This equals to about an eighth of a gallon per use.

In comparison, 37 gallons (140 litres) of water is used to manufacture a single roll of toilet paper. All of that water is essentially wasted.

And since TUSHY bidets don’t use electricity, they’re even better for the environment.

A bidet will also help you save money on toilet paper, so that’s a plus. With the average cost of toilet paper at $120 per year per person, you could actually save quite a bit of money with a bidet (tap water for the bidet spray costs less than a cent per gallon).

These prices were calculated before the sudden increase in toilet paper prices because of price-gougers and a certain world-event. Nowadays you’ll save even more with a bidet over T.P., at least in the short term!

P.S: Tushy uses 100% plastic-free packaging!

Conclusion

In all honesty, even if TUSHY didn’t send me a free bidet, I would probably buy one from them with my own money. 

For their price, TUSHY bidets come with great features and are a great introduction to the bidet experience. In my opinion, the TUSHY Classic is so worth it, especially if you don’t want to spend a lot for a bidet! 

Just saying, I still recommend the TUSHY Spa for its temperature control, but it does cost a bit more. Whatever you choose is up to you, but I hope my review has made your decision a lot easier :).

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As always, thanks for tuning in to my blog! This was my first ever product review, so let me know your thoughts (if you have any) in the comments below. If this review helped you out, you can also share this post using the share buttons below. 

See you next time!

Copyright Note: Some images in this review are from hellotushy.com. I obtained permission from TUSHY to use these images – if you want to use them, please obtain permission beforehand.


Last Updated (for Father’s Day Discount) on June 13, 2021.

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12 Comments

  1. The knob on my bidet is verrry difficult to turn. Does this mean it was installed wrong? Any advice? I am a strong person.

    1. Hi Nadya, that shouldn’t be right. You should probably contact Tushy support and they’ll help get it sorted out for you 🙂

  2. Multiple different people use a toilet in families. Is it a PITA for each person to adjust the spray from one to another without soaking areas you dont want sprayed?

    1. Not really. I know approximately where I like the angle control to be at and a little bit of a difference in the control stick each time I use the bidet does not change the angle by too much. It’s become part of muscle memory to adjust the control to where I like it and I don’t really think about it anymore, at least for me.

  3. I am curious, how long does a person typically need to keep the spray on, to clean their bottom? Obviously it varies…are you saying about a minute?

    Just thinking: at 34 gallons of water to make one roll of TP… and one roll good for ??? 70 “sessions”? That would be 1/2 gal per session.

    So maybe 1/4 the water use of TP…

    1. I’d say on average the spray would be on for 30 seconds per use, not 1 minute. So the bidet probably uses about 1/8 the amount of water that TP would.

      Looking back I think I meant that half a litre (per minute) was equal to about an eighth of a gallon (per minute). I’ll update the article to clarify that section and to add on a comparison of how much water a bidet can save relative to toilet paper. Thanks for the idea and I hope this helps!

  4. I’m afraid you’ve paid no attention to the most important consideration of all: Does the water-spray from the nozzle get one’s anal area CLEAN ENOUGH without rubbing with one’s hand? I doubt it very much. P.G.

    1. Hi P.G.

      After getting the correct angle and pressure settings and spraying for enough time (around 30 seconds or so) the spray will clean you perfectly fine. It does take a few tries to get used to the correct settings though and you may have to adjust the angle as you spray to clean off properly.

  5. thank you so much for this review!!! so informative + clear! 🙂 just ordered mine and i’m SO excited for clean butts and less waste 😀

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