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I reviewed the Toto Washlet TCF570 in a prior review here.

Now to the details. This is a Toto Washlet TCF530. It is so similar to the TCF570, previously rated 8 out of 10, that very little needs to be said about this bidet. It doesn’t have an angle adjustment like the TCF570, but it does have water pressure adjustment and a seat warmer, the latter of which did not seem to work, even after experimenting with the pictured on/off button. A non-functional seat warmer is a non-issue for me, but can certainly be a deal breaker for the more cold-blooded folks out there. The water pressure adjustment ran from a light splashing to, “Well, I didn’t request an enema, but here we are.” The water spray continued Toto’s run of a solid, tight stream, vs the misty cone of shame found on 2 of 3 of the Inax bidets. The controls were also not as tactile as the TCF570. The previous review showed a close-up of the buttons, showing a more raised dome on the STOP button. I don’t know if this unit was more used, or it was a design change, but the spongy controls did not inspire confidence to trust this thing to put some shine on the Drawbridge to Browntown.

 

 

The non-functional seat heater, lack of an angle adjustment, and weak controls ding the Toto TCF530 down a point from the TCF570, of which the addition of the water pressure adjustment, while nice, doesn’t make up the deficiencies. Overall this is a 7 out of 10, still solid, bidet.

 

 

Epilogue: This toilet & bidet are contained in a Hitachi branded capsule bathroom. This seems to be a retrofit to older hotels or hotel conversions. They are horrible plastic mini-rooms that fit in the corner of the hotel room. You have to step up about 8 inches into said room, where you are greated with yellowish plastic and wood paneling that looks more at home on an ’83 LeBaron or an’ 03 PT Cruiser. The back of the toilet flows into the sink, which harshly breaks at the tub/shower. The tub needs a pole vault to enter for anyone less than 6′ tall, and every surface is slick. These things are horrible.