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The Great Toilet Paper Panic of 2020 — and honestly, did you ever think you would read that? — has everyone reconsidering their, ahem, bottom line. Bad solutions: paper towels, old socks, garden hoses. Good solution: a bidet.
Of course, if you’ve been hunting down a bidet from TUSHY or other popular brands, they’re suddenly in short supply, even on Amazon. However, TUSHY isn’t the only name in bidets, and now you can say adios to TP and hola to a perpetually clean bum thanks to Omigo. Heated water, automatic air drying, built-in LED night lights, hands-free and remote-control operated, the Omigo is everything you need in a bidet.
Most importantly? As of writing time, both the Omigo and its little brother Omigo SL are in stock, with none of the months-long wait times you’re currently seeing with so many other popular bidets. But, just in case the secret’s out, it might be worth it buy sooner than later.
Not convinced? Well, for starters, the toilet paper shelves at your local grocery stores aren’t going to be getting any less bare any time soon. And as longterm solutions go, a bidet is absolutely at the top of the list when it comes to toilet paper alternatives. Speaking of lists, the Omigo’s list of features is great. Both Omigo models have a customizable warm-water wash, heated seat, nightlight, soft-close lid, self-cleaning spray wands, and a remote control with a magnetic dock to change the seat and water temperature, spray width and other comfort settings.
The Omigo SL’s features stop there, but the Omigo also has a built-in warm-air dryer, on-demand silver ion sterilization to let you clean the unit without having to put your hands in the commode, a carbon-filter deodorizer to replace whatever candle or fragrant spray you keep handy, and a three-year warranty.
The Omigo also goes from the box to the john in under half an hour, with no plumbing skills or special tools necessary. Just replace your seat with the Omigo, make one simple water connection, and you’re good to go. And if you happen to move or need to replace the whole toilet for whatever reason, the Omigo is just as easy to uninstall and then reinstall.
Many of the bidets on the market are just a simple water-spray attachment for your existing seat, or a simple seat with one water spray. And they’re priced accordingly. So is the Omigo, which comes in at $584 after the 10 percent off you get for signing up on their website. The Omigo SL is $404, and both can be financed through Affirm over 3, 6, or 12 months, and without a hard pull on your credit.
It took a pandemic for people to reconsider toilet paper and take a closer look at the bidet. Of course, they’ve been the preferred method of bum-washing in Japan and much of Europe for decades. They’re better for your posterior, for septic systems and for the environment. This is one of the better models on the market, and it’s available — for now.