Now, if you want to do your part in helping the environment, one eco-friendly alternative is using bidets. And if you are interested in installing one for your home, here’s a pretty neat unit you may try – the Clear Rear Bidet.
Clear Rear Review
Design & Build - 7.4/10
Features - 8/10
Comfort - 8.4/10
Total Value - 8.6/10
If you are looking for a simple, easy-to-install, and affordable toilet bidet that can do its job, the Buttler Clear Rear is undoubtedly a good choice. While it may take time to get used to, it will help reduce your toilet paper consumption at home while keeping your bum fresh and clean. Of course, having the Buttler doesn’t mean you won’t use toilet paper at all. It simply helps you to use less of it.
- Easy installation
- Controls are easy to understand and use
- No power needed
- Uses only cold water
- May require the use of seat bumpers for other toilets
The Clear Rear Buttler is a bidet that you can attach to any toilet seat. It is designed to give you a hygienic and gentle wash at a simple turn of a knob. Yep, it’s that easy. Find out more about this product with our clear rear bidet review. Can’t read the whole thing? Click on any of the links below to skip to that section.
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The Buttler Clear Rear, like every other bidet, can significantly reduce your need for toilet paper. Just add it to your toilet seat and it will wash your undercarriage with water right after you do your business. Thus, leaving you fresh and clean just as you should be.
Now, the Clear Rear is just an attachment to your toilet, unlike others that comes with a complete seat, like the Toto Washlet C200 or Coway Bidetmega 150. It is also non-electric, so it doesn’t have a timer, raising seats, or heated water. Sure, having cold water sprayed on your tush may not sound very comfortable. But once you have gotten used to it, you may never have to rely on toilet paper ever again – well, at least not as often as you normally would. On the other hand, if you really prefer warm water, check out the Clear Rear Grand Duke Bidet.
Since the Buttler bidet doesn’t come with all the luxuries and extra features electric bidet offers, you can expect the Clear Rear Bidet cost to be much lower. It is cheaper than the Toto Washlet C200, which has a list price of $715, and the Coway Bidetmega 150, which costs $399. The Buttler Clear Rear Bidet is also more affordable than other leading non-electric bidets like the Kohler K-5724-0 Puretide Bidet Toilet Seat ($165) and the Tushy Classic 3.0 ($129). There are, however, much cheaper units around like the ($35.99) and Brondell Bidet ($34.99).
You can attach the Buttler Clear Rear Bidet to most toilet seats and it will fit perfectly. It is designed to fit almost every regular toilet, so you don’t have to worry about installation. However, some users have had problems with their toilet seats not going down when this bidet is attached. But that’s nothing a toilet bumper and some long screws can’t fix.
Self-Cleaning Nozzle Mode
With a simple twist of a knob, you can quickly rinse off the Clear Rear’s spraying nozzle. This way, you won’t have to do the dirty job of washing it yourself. But more importantly, this feature keeps things in your toilet hygienic.
One of the important features of a toilet bidet that you should look out for is strong spraying pressure. This will ensure an effective actual cleansing. However, since everyone has their preference of how strong the water should be, it is also important that you look for a bidet that allows you to change the pressure level – which the Buttler can. This toilet bidet has a knob to control your desired pressure level, from a dainty spritz to a power wash.
With the Buttler Clear Rear, you will always hit the target with its angle customization. This feature allows you to control the angle of the water, cleaning either your front or back.
|Dimension (W x D x H)||16.14 in x 10 in x 4.13 in|
|Installation Range||3.35 in – 8.66 in|
|Installation Materials (Included)||
The Buttler bidet used to come with a plastic T-connector, which was prone to leaks and failure. Thankfully, the company changed this with a brass T-connector, which some of the leading non-electric bidets are already using.
Take note, however, that the Clear Rear isn’t the slimmest or the thinnest toilet bidet around. It is quite thick, making it a problem for some toilets since the seat won’t go down. In this case, you will have to use toilet seat bumpers, which would hold your seat high enough for the Buttler to fit well under it. You would also need long screws to keep it in place.
What we love about the Buttler is that its two knobs are clearly labeled and it doesn’t just rely on pictures. This is more convenient than the Brondell Bidet, which simply has two unlabeled drawings on the control. It is also better than Kohler’s Puretide Bidet Toilet Seat, which has a simple lever that when pushed down changes the angle of the water, and when turned left or right will increase or decrease water flow. With all that instructions, you might as well leave the manual near the toilet whenever you have guests around. But with the Clear Rear, this isn’t an issue.
In terms of design, most non-electrical bidets look and function the same. They only differ in the controls. And like others, the Clear Rear is made of plastic. But it isn’t the brittle plastic-type. It actually looks and feels sturdy.
What’s It Like to Use
Because of its well-designed controls, the Buttler is extremely easy to use. Anyone can just take their seat, do their thing, and immediately figure out how to control it. Aside from that, it is also easy to install. In fact, you can set it up on your own in just under 15 minutes. No need to call a plumber and spend more than you have to. You don’t also have to buy installation materials since it is all provided for. Just make sure you have your wrench and flathead screwdriver with you. Of course, that is if the Buttler matches with your toilet. Otherwise, you may have to buy some bumpers to keep the seat down.
For our Clear Rear bidet review, we must say that the Buttler is pure simplicity. While it may not spray warm water and lower or raise your seat, it does do a great job in cleaning your tush. The controls are easy to reach and the knobs are extremely easy to understand. Installation is also a breeze, even for those who aren’t exactly “handy” around the house. Moreover, it won’t burn a hole in your pocket. Overall, the Clear Rear bidet is one of your best choices when it comes to non-electric toilet bidets.
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