01. 16. 2007
Use the Biffy to build your own bidet
I can't even remember where I came across this link, but it was probably from someone's Cribcandy list. The Biffy is a retrofit toilet add-on that delivers a cleansing burst of water to your bathing suit areas in the interests of good hygiene! To be honest, I'm almost speechless at the simplicity of their patented method of aiming the bidet spray at the buttocks.
So here's the deal on the Biffy. It mounts to an existing toilet with minimal work, and a flick of the wrist brings it out for business. The Biffy hides under the toilet seat, and swings out of the way when not in use. The Biffy also cleans itself before cleaning you, and then hides back inside a holder so it's always nice and tidy. There's also an optional ambient warming system to remove the shock of getting freezing cold water shot at your tookus. There's even a Biffy t-shirt complete with double entendre for those with delightfully poor taste.
For those unfamiliar, a bidet uses a gentle jet of water to cleanse the body in lieu of, or in conjunction with, toilet paper. The bidet is all over Europe in one form or another, and many Middle Eastern countries use handheld Water Pik toilet wands that clean and sterilize themselves between uses. It's quick, hygienic, and very effective.
The company did a good job of designing a spray nozzle more efficient than the weak stream delivered by most bidets, and for $99 it's worth a shot. As an added bonus I'd like to point out that the Biffy is also great for the environment: The average person uses 20,000 sheets of toilet paper a year, and it doesn't take Ed Begley Jr's shennanigans to see that using a little water is about as eco-friendly as it can get.