Review of Toto Washlet A100
Solid design the seat is made from the highest quality grade plastic that meets all the codes and standards and complies with Proposition 65.
The seat itself weighs in at around 15 pounds which is pretty heavy compared to similar seats. As with all Toto seats finding the maximum weight capacity is broad across all their seats 320 pounds.
It’s not recommended to use the lid as a seat and I’m hard press to find any data. From what I can find is it will be ok if you don’t weigh more than 100 pounds.
If this is something you think needs to be the Brodell Swash SE600 has a higher capacity of 178 pounds. I know some of you like to sit on the lid or need it for a seat.
Toto has been in the know for over 100 years and just cause the A100 is their entry-level seat, it doesn’t mean it doesn’t rate well.
The A100 washlet provides comfortable warm water that is adjustable to get the perfect warmth for any time of the year cleanse
With just a touch of the button from the armrest control panel, the seat will go into cleanse mode giving you a cleanse set your own desired temperature.
You’ll still need to follow up with toilet paper to dry off as the A100 doesn’t have air-dry facilities.
So to speed things up unless you want to sit and drip dry, you’ll need toilet paper… just not as much as before.
The seat only comes as elongated and measures 23.5 x 20.5 x 9 inches. If your not sure if you need an elongated or round seat you can just follow this guide on how to measure a toilet seat to make sure you get the right seat.
This seat only comes in cotton white color.
Having a temperature controlled toilet seat is perfect for those cold winter trips. Just adjust the temperature to a setting that you’re happy with and in the summer months just turn it down or off.
With its new sleek slimline control panel, controlling all the functions of the seat is at your fingertip. Just push the right button when the time is needed then let the seat do the rest for you.
My preference regarding having the control arm mounted permanently
I like the idea of having the control mounted to the seat over having a wireless remote.
But there are always pros and cons of the two.
I reckon the control panel is ideal for those with limited mobility and for those with arthritis you already know what it’s like to grip those small remote controls.
The technology of the TOTO SW2014#01 A100
Here is a list of the top features TOTO A100 WASHLET Electronic Bidet Toilet Seat
- Elongated heated seat with temperature control
- New streamlined control panel with button control for all functions
- Gentle aerated, warm water, dual-action spray with oscillating feature
- Heated seat with temperature control
- Adjustable water temperature and volume
Easy To Install:
Installation is rated very easy and the toilet seat comes with all parts for the install.
One feature I like is the quick release system that it has. Makes installing so much quicker and for cleaning the quick release system comes in its own then. Just a touch of a button and it’s off.
It makes everything simpler to clean even those tight little spaces where it was a pain to clean on other toilet seats.
The controller runs on 2 AA batteries that you will have to supply yourself. It’s recommended by the manufacturer to use alkaline batteries.
The Toto A100 is a stylish sleek-looking seat designed to suit modern bathroom decors. Its high tech technology is innovated and world-leading to provide you with the ultimate in personal comfort and enhanced cleanliness.
Its one sure way to upgrade your bathroom with its latest cutting edge looks and technology. No more slamming of the lid or seat either with its soft closing lid and seat feature build in.
The Toto Washlet A100 is well priced for what the seat is. There are other seats on the market for around the same pricing, some lower and others higher.
Some will have more features, so you can say there is no one fits all.
Here’s what others are saying
Most who have used and purchased this seat love how easy and simple it is to install… the heated seat is a blessing – especially in the cold winter months.
The control arm panel is well laid out and easy use, altho its an arm panel don’t apply a lot of force or use it as a rest to help stand up. It’s not that strong.
There have been issues with the water connection and the tee fitting supplied. This seems to a bit of a problem across the entire range of Toto’s seats.
Another thing to think about is this seat doesn’t have an air-dryer so after the cleanse you either have to wipe dry or hang and drip dry.
This seems to be a big deal. Most of the reviews I’ve seen would have not purchased because of not having an air-dryer and would have selected the next model.
In saying that not everyone cares for it but it does seem to be the biggest downfall of this seat
Overall most say that its a good starter seat and has great positive reviews
How Does It Compare?
The Toto washlet A100 bidet seat is a great number with entry-level features. Not having the air-dryer is a bit of a letdown and something to consider and think about.
We’ve reviewed a ton of seats and you can see them on our best bidet seats for 2021 post.
It’s simple to use and install just remember there have been problems in the past with the water T connector part.