Bidet Toilet Seat Comparison: Brondell Swash 1400 bidet seat vs Brondell Swash 300 bidet seat
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The Swash 1400, Brondell’s newest seat, and the Swash 300, a Brondell classic, are both great units in their respective classes. That said, there are some notable differences between them, which are outlined in the chart below.
Brondell Swash 1400
Brondell Swash 300
|Look and Feel
|On Demand Nozzle Sterilization
|Endless Warm Water
|Adjustable Spray Width
|Warm Air Dryer
|Easy to Replace Deodorizer
|Programmable User Settings
|Designed to Hide Connections
|White, Biscuit (Off-White)
|3 year limited
|1 year limited
Detailed Comparison of the Brondell Swash 300 bidet seat and Swash 1400 bidet seat
While the Swash 300 is a great basic unit, the Brondell Swash 1400 simply can’t be beat when it comes to features and quality. Below, we’ve broken down the main differences between the two to make it easy to decide which one is best for you.
Look and Feel
Multiple Color Options
Companies typically only offer multiple colors on their premium products, so it’s no surprise that the Brondell Swash 1400 comes in both off white (biscuit) and white, making it easy to match any bathroom décor. With the Swash 300, you’re limited to white only.
Designed to Hide Connections
With the Swash 1400, you’ll never have to look at unsightly cords sticking out because this unit comes with a pouch that keeps them tucked out of sight. The Swash 300, like most other bidet seats, doesn’t come with this feature, so the unit’s cords will remain visible.
Programmable User Settings
Want the convenience of being able to preset your favorite settings and initiate a fully customized wash and dry cycle at the touch of a button? Then the Swash 1400 may be for you! Up to two users can pre-select their preferred water temperature, pressure, nozzle position, spray width and oscillation, ensuring the perfect experience every time. It’s an especially great feature for those who desire the comfort of a fully customized wash experience but feel overwhelmed trying to navigate the numerous remote buttons. Because the Swash 300 is a simpler unit and doesn’t offer the same wide range of wash features as the Swash 1400, it doesn’t include this feature.
Using the Brondell Swash 1400 can be as simple as pressing a button thanks to the auto mode feature, which allows users to start a wash and dry cycle when they select the “auto” option. It’s perfect for guests who may not be familiar with bidet units, those who want the flexibility of choosing their settings only some of the time, and families in which some members need a simpler option while others want the benefits of customizing their wash. The more basic Swash 300 doesn’t have an air dryer and only has two wash options, so it doesn’t offer an auto mode feature.
Built in Nightlight
No one likes stumbling to the bathroom in the dark or being blinded by the bathroom light, and with the Swash 1400, you’ll never have to worry about this thanks to its built in LED night light. The Swash 300 doesn’t come with a nightlight, so you’ll either have to make your way to the toilet the old fashioned way at night or consider purchasing an after market toilet bowl nightlight. After market nightlights are more visible than the built in kind but function the same and come in a variety of fun colors.
Positionable Nozzles (with Adjustable Spray Width)
As a luxury unit, the Swash 1400 features top tier components, including two stainless steel nozzles that can be positioned seven different ways. Moreover, the front nozzle is extra long, allowing it to reach even further than previous models which reduces the amount of body repositioning needed for a thorough wash. The Swash 300 features dual plastic nozzles that are a standard length and aren’t repositionable.
On Demand Nozzle Sterilization
The Swash 300’s antibacterial nozzles resist contamination and self-cleanse with water after each use to improve hygiene. While this is a great feature, the Swash 1400 takes cleanliness to a whole new level. It features a sterilizing nozzle wash that uses silver, a natural antibacterial agent, to keep the nozzles sparkling clean and reduce the risk of corrosion.
The Swash 1400 offers nozzle oscillation, meaning that the nozzle sweeps back and forth during the wash cycle, resulting in a supremely comfortable and thorough wash. This luxury feature isn’t included with the Swash 300.
Endless Warm Water
Not all water heating methods are created equal, with some providing limited warm water and others generating endless warm water. The Swash 1400 features an instant water heating system, which provides limitless warm water. In other words, you’ll never run out, no matter how frequently you run the wash cycle. The Swash 300, on the other hand, features a tank water heating system. This provides a set amount of warm water. After it’s used up, the unit switches to using cool water until the water heating tank has a chance to refill. So, while both units offer the benefit of a warm water wash, the 1400’s heating system ensures you’ll never run out.
Warm Air Dryer
The Swash 1400’s warm air dryer thoroughly dries your nether regions following the bidet wash, which means you can enjoy a hands free toileting experience without needing expensive and abrasive toilet paper. The Swash 300 doesn’t have an air dryer, so users will have to dry off the old fashioned way.
Say goodbye to unwanted, lingering odors thanks to the Swash 1400’s deodorizer, which eliminates odors by passing the air from the bowl through a replaceable, activated charcoal filter. It’s more effective and convenient than air fresheners, which often just mask odors, and it uses no harsh chemical agents. The Swash 300 doesn’t come with a deodorizer, so users will be reliant on traditional air fresheners to cover bathroom odors.
Warranty wise, the Swash 1400 comes out ahead as it offers a 3 year limited warranty, compared to the Swash 300’s 1 year limited warranty.
The Brondell Swash 1400’s plethora of features sets it head and shoulders above the simpler Swash 300. Users looking for a completely customizable, luxury toileting experience won’t be disappointed with this unit. That said, those working with a smaller budget who are willing to forego features for a cheaper price tag will find that the Swash 300 provides a solid basic wash while still offering a heated seat and warm water.
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