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The Kohler Purefresh toilet seat also features a nightlight, but that's not its big claim to fame
The Kohler Purefresh toilet seat also features a nightlight, but that's not its big claim to fame
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The Kohler Purefresh toilet seat also features a nightlight, but that's not its big claim to fame
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The Kohler Purefresh toilet seat also features a nightlight, but that's not its big claim to fame
The seat incorporates a fan that's activated when the user sits down, which directs the toilet bowl air through a replaceable carbon filter and a scent pack
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The seat incorporates a fan that's activated when the user sits down, which directs the toilet bowl air through a replaceable carbon filter and a scent pack

If you're like most people, you probably don't like leaving the bathroom smelling of "what you've done" after using the toilet. While spray cans and matches may mask the odor, Kohler's new Purefresh toilet seat goes a step further – it filters the air right at the source, plus it adds a fresh scent of its own.

The device incorporates a fan that's activated when the user sits down, which directs the toilet bowl air through a replaceable carbon filter and a scent pack. It's powered by two D-cell batteries, which should reportedly be good for about six months of use. The filter should be changed after that same amount of time, whereas the scent packs will need to be refilled about once a month. They're available in three scents, by the way: Garden Waterfall, Soft and Fresh Laundry, and Avocado Spa.

The seat incorporates a fan that's activated when the user sits down, which directs the toilet bowl air through a replaceable carbon filter and a scent pack
The seat incorporates a fan that's activated when the user sits down, which directs the toilet bowl air through a replaceable carbon filter and a scent pack

There's also a dual LED nightlight built into the seat, which first assists users in locating the toilet within a dark bathroom, and then serves as a "task light" – in other words, it helps keep male users from peeing on the floor.

The Purefresh can be attached to most existing toilets, and sells for US$90 (the filters and scent packs cost $7 and $8 a pop, respectively). A previously-available similar product, the Brondell Breeza deodorizing toilet seat, is no longer being manufactured. That said, you could still check out the Breezy Seat or (if you've got a bigger budget) the Odourbuster-equipped Expellor toilet.

Source: Kohler via StarTribune

4 comments
Stuart Wilshaw
I would rather just have a heated seat for those cold winter days we get here in Scotland. No point in deodorisers as I don't live in the toilet the smell stays there when I come out.
cwolf88
Toto toilets have had these features (and more) for years.
Abby Normal
just the thing for those of us with money burning a hole in our pocket and with a significant other.
Mark Salamon
It strikes me that if the fan and carbon filter are doing their work properly, the "scent packs" aren't really necessary. For example, we've been buying an unscented cat litter from the supermarket that utilizes carbon crystals to control odors, and it does a better job of that than any scented litter we've ever tried. Many people have respiratory reactions to synthetic fragrances, and I've almost always found that artificial scents start to become cloying after a short time. I'd rather do without them, if possible.