Bidet Toilet Seat Comparison: Brondell Swash 1400 Bidet Seat VS Bio Bidet USPA-6800
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The Brondell Swash 1400 and the Bio Bidet USPA-6800 both bring a lot to the table when it comes to looks, comfort, and convenience, and we know it can be tough to determine which will suit your needs best. To make it easy, we’ve outlined the main differences between the two below, followed by a discussion of each.
Brondell Swash 1400
|Look and Feel|
|Adjustable Nozzle Position||Yes (7 positions)||Yes (5 positions)|
|Adjustable Spray Width||Yes||No|
|On Demand Nozzle Sterilization||Yes||No|
|Unlimited Warm Water||Yes||No|
|Programmable User Settings||Yes||No|
|Designed to Hide Connections||Yes||No|
|Sittable Lid||Yes (up to 270 lbs)||No|
|Colors Offered||White, Biscuit||White|
|Warranty||3 years (upgradeable to 5)||3 year limited|
Detailed Comparison of the Brondell Swash 1400 and Bio Bidet USPA-6800
Look and Feel
Multiple Color Options
Producing bidet seats in more than one color is a costly endeavor for manufacturers, so most companies only offer their bidet seats in one color. A select few go the extra mile and offer their most premium seats in multiple colors, and this is the case with the Brondell Swash 1400, which is available in both white and biscuit. Having two colors to choose from makes it substantially easier to match the Swash 1400 to your existing bathroom color scheme, so you won’t have worry about having to swap out your existing fixtures to match your new bidet seat or living with a mismatched bathroom. The Bio Bidet USPA-6800 is only available in standard white, making it less aesthetically versatilite than the Swash 1400.
Designed to Hide Connections
When you’ve invested in a sleek, streamlined bidet seat, the last thing you want to see are clunky water and electrical connections poking out the side, and the Brondell Swash 1400’s clever design tucks them out of sight so you don’t have to. Most other seats, including the USPA-6800, aren’t specially engineered to hide these connections, so you’ll be able to see them when you use the unit.
Programmable User Settings, Auto Mode and Child Mode
The only downside to having a wide variety of settings and options is that some users get tired of choosing their wash settings every time, while others feel overwhelmed navigating the remote. The Brondell Swash 1400 makes these concerns a non-issue by offering both auto mode, which initiates a standard wash and dry cycle at the touch of a button, as well as by giving up to two users the option of programming their favorite wash/ dry settings into the unit’s memory system. Then when you’re ready to start your fully customized wash, all you have to do is select the “User 1” or “User 2” button on the remote, sit back, and enjoy the experience. While the USPA-6800 does offer users auto mode, it doesn’t provide users the option of programming in their own preferences. It does, however, offer a “child wash” feature, which initiates a full wash and dry cycle designed for younger users at the touch of a button.
Both the Brondell Swash 1400 and the USPA-6800 provide a gentle, pulsating spray feature designed to soothe as it cleanses. However, the USPA-6800 goes a step further and also offers an enema wash option, which is a more intense pulsating designed to help alleviate painful conditions like constipation.
Easy to Replace Nozzles
The USPA-6800’s nozzles are easy to replace, so should they become corroded or damaged, you can swap them out with new ones in a few simple steps. While the Brondell Swash 1400 features stainless steel nozzles and a special sterilizing wash that helps prevent corrosion altogether, they’re not replaceable, so if you ever had an issue with them, you’d have to package the unit up, buy postage, and ship it out for servicing.
On-Demand Nozzle Sterilization
Promoting good hygiene is what bidets are all about, and cleanliness starts with the unit itself. Both the Brondell Swash 1400 and the USPA-6800 feature nozzles that automatically clean themselves with water before and after each use to flush away rogue contaminants, dirt or residue. While this self-clean feature does a good job keeping the nozzles fresh, the Brondell Swash 1400 offers its silvernano technology as an additional layer of protection against bacteria and soil. This on-demand sanitizing system uses silver, a natural antibacterial agent, to eradicate any lurking pathogens. Bidet seats don’t get much better—or should we say cleaner—than that!
Having to get up in the middle of the night to the restroom is bad enough, not to mention running into a wall on your way there or being jolted completely awake by the bathroom light. The engineers at Brondell took this into consideration when they designed the Swash 1400 and thoughtfully included a gentle, LED nightlight that makes nighttime restroom trips both safer and more tranquil. The USPA-6800 doesn’t come with a nightlight, but users who want this feature can purchase an after-market nightlight and install it in their unit. Though an after market model won’t be as sleek as the built-in kind, it not only gets the job done and gives you a variety of color choices.
Users who rely on your toilet lid as an extra surface for sitting on while painting toenails, bathing children, and completing other bathroom tasks will be glad to know that the Brondell Swash 1400 features a heavy duty lid that is designed to support the weight of a grown adult (up to 270 lbs). The USPA-6800 doesn’t have a sittable lid, so the manufacturer recommends keeping off it to avoid breakage.
Its easy to wonder whether warranties really matter, but the simple answer is, yes! While both the Brondell Swash 1400 and the USPA-6800 are quality units that are built to last, there’s always the small possibility that your unit would require a repair of some kind. And if the warranty has run out, the repair might not be cheap. Fortunately, both the Brondell Swash 1400 and the USPA-6800 offer 3 year limited warranties, the main difference being that Brondell gives users the option of upgrading their warranty to 5 years for an extra $100.
Positionable Nozzles (with Adjustable Spray Width)
Why buy a bidet if you’re not confident you’ll be getting a comprehensive, thorough wash? With the Brondell Swash, you can be confident you’re getting one of the best washes on the market thanks to the unit’s amazing nozzles, which give users seven different position options, as well as three spray width settings to provide even greater surface area coverage. The USPA-6800 isn’t too far behind, offering five nozzle positions, but the width of its wash spray can’t be adjusted.
Endless Warm Water
One of our favorite comfort features offered by both the Brondell Swash 1400 and the USPA-6800 is the warm water wash. That said, its worth mentioning that the units heat their wash water differently, and these differences are important to understand as they can impact user comfort. The Swash 1400 uses an instant water heating system, which heats water as its being used, so you’ll never run out of warm water. On the other hand, the USPA-6800 features a tank water heating system, which keeps a set amount of water warming in a tank that’s built into the unit. The downside is that if the unit is used long enough or multiple times in a row, it’s possible to empty the warm water tank, at which point the unit switches to room temperature water until the tank can refill with warmed water. Normally this will not be an issue, and the tank tends to last for about a minutes worth of warm water, and refills in 3 to 5 minutes, but it’s worth noting.
Few units on the market can outshine the Brondell Swash 1400, which offers a plethora of features that provide unbeatable convenience, exceptional comfort, and a superior wash experience. While the Swash 1400 has more features overall compared to the USPA-6800, the USPA-6800 does offer three options that the Swash 1400 doesn’t have: child mode, enema wash, and easy to replace nozzles. Deciding which unit is best for you ultimately depends on what you consider to be “must-have” features. Looking for an off white unit, hidden connections, endless warm water, extra nozzle positions, a sittable lid, nightlight, programmable settings, or a state of the art nozzle sanitizing system? Then the Brondell Swash 1400 may be for you. But if you’re willing to trade these for a unit that offers a child mode, easily replaceable nozzles, and an enema wash, you’ll want to give the USPA-6800 serious consideration.
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