MILWAUKEE (AP) – Blow out the scented candle and ditch the aerosol spray can.
The Kohler Co. has introduced a deodourising toilet seat that it says eliminates embarrassing bathroom odours and the need for candles and sprays to cover them up.
A fan hidden in the battery-operated seat sucks in air and pushes it through an odour-eating carbon filter, followed by an optional scent pack. Product manager Jerry Bougher said the idea is to attack smells “where the action is.”
The $90 seat is one of many high-tech gadgets that Wisconsin-based Kohler and its competitors have introduced in recent years to make time spent in the bathroom more pleasant. When it comes to toilets, consumers can get seats with features such as slow-closing lids, heat and nightlights that typically add $20 to $100 to the cost.
Kohler sees deodourising technology as something that most consumers can connect with, Bougher said. “In terms of odour, everyone’s experienced it.”