Everything You Need to Know About Brondell Bidets

Brondell is a privately held company founded in 2003 that specializes in bidet toilet seats, air purifiers, and water filtration systems. The company is backed by David Samuel and by Mark Cuban, the entrepreneur investor from the hit TV show Shark Tank. In addition to offering top notch products, Brondell also offers state side support and warranty services.

A leader in the bidet industry, Brondell offers high quality, affordable and eco-friendly products without sacrificing comfort or style. For example, most Brondell bidet seats have quality stainless steel nozzles without the high-end price tag usually associated with this feature. Additionally, most Brondell seats offer an energy saving instant water heating system, also known as a “tankless” water heater. This saves energy and provides an exceptionally comfortable cleanse.

Over the years, Brondell has won multiple awards for their Swash bidet line. In 2007, Brondell received the American Building Products Award, and in 2011, the Swash product line won Electronic House Magazine’s Product of the Year Award. These and other awards speak to the quality and superior design of Brondell bidets.

3 Reasons to Buy a Brondell Bidet Seat

If you’ve been searching for the perfect bidet toilet seat, the Brondell brand may already be on your radar. Here are the top three reasons a Brondell bidet might be right for you:

  1. Brondell’s support, parts, and warehouse are all based in the United States, and we’ve found that Brondell replies promptly to concerns and warranty claims via email and live chat. As a result, you won’t need to worry about getting a Brondell seat fixed quickly if something goes south. This customer focused approach to doing business is a key reason you might decide to purchase a Brondell seat.
  2. Brondell bidets are feature heavy but won’t break the bank. The competitive pricing alone makes Brondell one of the top selling brands on our site. Even the less expensive bidets are packed with popular features, making them great value for the price.
  3. Many Brondell bidets come in both round and elongated seat sizes, so it’s easy to fit your existing toilet. Some also come in white and beige or offer extended warranty options. This versatility is yet another reason you might choose Brondell.

3 Common Complaints About Brondell Bidet Seats

As a seller of Brondell bidet seats, we see everything, and most of our Brondell transactions are problem-free. And although Brondell does a great job with their Swash bidet seat line, no company is perfect. We want to share some of the problems we have seen over the years so you can make an informed bidet purchase.

  1. Brondell states that the Swash bidet lids can be used as a seat, which is rare in the bidet world. This is because the hardware in the back of a bidet seat makes it hard to design a lid that curves off the back enough for it to be sat on without damaging the electronics. However, some of Brondell’s “sittable lids” have a fairly low weight limit, which may make sitting on them a no-go for many adults.

    Brondell Bidet Weight Limits
    Image courtesy of Brondell’s FAQ page

    Additionally, many customers have had problems getting the Brondell warranty to cover lid breakage. Though this warranty exception isn’t stated anywhere that we’ve been able to find, Brondell will not replace the lid if it cracks. We’ve had zero issues with Brondell covering other breaks and cracks with their seats, but if the lid cracks, you’ll have to pay out of pocket for a replacement.
  2. When it comes to seat size, we tend to get more complaints about the size and design of Brondell bidet seats compared to other brands. Some customers say the seat is too small or report feeling as if they’re being pushed forward.

    If you check our reviews, you can see we have a lot of customers who LOVE the Brondell Swash 1400 and don’t have an issue with the seat. However, if you’re looking for a large or super comfy seat, the Swash line might not be your best option.
  3. In general, Brondell’s bidet seats tend to have a softer wash stream compared to other seats on the market, which means that it can take a bit longer to get totally clean. Plenty of customers are unbothered by a gentle wash stream, but some prefer a firm bidet wash. If you’re in the latter group, a Brondell seat might not be for you.

Our Top Picks for Brondell Bidet Seats

Brondell Swash 1000

Brondell Swash 1000

The Brondell Swash 1000 bidet seat combines style and quality in one great unit. For starters, the Swash 1000 offers front, rear and enema wash options, as well as adjustable settings so you can tailor the seat’s temperature, water pressure and temperature, nozzle position, and warm air dryer temperature according to your personal preferences. The 1000 also comes with an instant water heater, which produces unlimited warm wash water, as well as a built-in deodorizer that neutralizes bathroom odors.

Additionally, the Swash 1000’s durable stainless steel dual nozzles can be sterilized at any time via the seat’s advanced nanoparticle silver oxide self-sterilization system. It’s easy to operate thanks to the wireless remote, and the 3 year limited warranty can be upgraded to a 5 year full warranty should you prefer more protection for your investment. With so many great features, it’s easy to see why the Brondell Swash 1000 is a popular option!

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Brondell Swash 1400

Brondell Swash 1400

The Brondell Swash 1400 comes with all the same features as the 1000, plus a few more that provide an even higher level of comfort and convenience. An especially helpful addition is the one button wash and dry feature. This option initiates a standard wash and dry cycle at the touch of a button.

Similarly, the Swash 1400 comes with a preset option that allows users to pre-program their favorite wash and dry settings into the remote for a fully customized, one button wash and dry. Last but certainly not least, the Swash 1400 features a built-in LED nightlight that illuminates the toilet bowl for safer, easier nighttime bathroom trips. With these great upgrades, it’s no wonder the Swash 1400 is one of our top selling bidet seats.

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Other Brondell Bidets to Consider

We carry more than twenty different Brondell bidet products in our online store, from bidet attachments to handheld sprayers to bidet seats. They range in price from just $40 up to $800, and everything in between. In other words, there’s a Brondell bidet for every bottom and budget! We highlight a few of Brondell’s more popular sellers below so you can get a feel for the various options.

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Brondell Swash Select BL67 – $249.99

You’d never guess that the Swash Select BL67 is one of Brondell’s least expensive bidets! This ultra affordable model comes with an abundance of features designed to provide a terrific cleansing experience.

Brondell Select BL67 Electronic Bidet Seat
Brondell Swash Select BL67

Swash BL67 Pros:

  • Very affordable
  • Lots of features for the price
  • Offers a “strong wash” option in addition to front and rear washing
  • Comes with a night light, nozzle oscillation and pulse (massage) mode
  • Available in round and elongated seat sizes

Swash BL67 Cons:

  • Side arm control panel is bulkier than a wireless remote and can be trickier to operate
  • Hybrid water heater offers limited warm water (60-90 seconds)
  • Cannot sit on the lid
  • No one button wash/dry, warm air dryer, deodorizer, user presets or nozzle sterilization

For just $50 more, the Swash Select BL97 offers all of the same features plus convenient user presets and a sleek wireless remote.

Brondell Swash SE400 – $279.99

The Swash SE400 delivers a comfortable cleanse without blowing your budget! This bidet seat offers all the basics plus some swanky features that are usually reserved for more expensive bidets.

Brondell Bidet Swash SE400
Brondell Swash SE400

Swash SE400 Pros:

  • Very affordable
  • Comes with a warm air dryer, night light, one button wash and dry, nozzle oscillation and pulse (massage) mode
  • Brondell states that the lid can support up to 178 lbs of body weight

Swash SE400 Cons:

  • Tank water heater provides limited warm water (30-60 seconds followed by a 3-5 minute reheat period)
  • Side arm control panel can be cumbersome to use and takes up space
  • Weight limit is on the lower side compared to other bidets (seat: 275 lbs, lid: 178 lbs)
  • No deodorizer, strong wash, user presets or nozzle sterilization

Brondell Swash SE600 – $379.99

The Swash SE600 is an elevated version of the SE400, featuring a remote control and a full slate of comfort and convenience options.

Brondell Swash SE600
Brondell Swash SE600

Swash SE600 Pros

  • Affordable price point
  • Operated with a user-friendly wireless remote control
  • Comes with a built in warm air dryer, deodorizer, night light, one button wash and dry, nozzle oscillation and pulse mode
  • Brondell states the lid can be used as a seat

Swash SE600 Cons

  • Tank water heater produces limited warm water (30-60 seconds followed by a 3-5 min reheat period)
  • Lower weight limit compared to other bidets (seat: 275 lbs, lid: 178 lbs)
  • No nozzle sterilization, strong wash or user presets

Brondell Swash DS725 – $399

If you want a bidet that’s packed with features for a price that’s tough to beat, you’ll want to check out the Swash DS725. The biggest drawback to the Swash DS725 is that it has a tank water heater, which only provides enough warm water for 30 to 60 seconds of wash time. Aside from this disadvantage, the DS725 offers many of the same features as bidets that are twice its price, making it a great value!

Brondell Bidet DS725 Front
Brondell Swash DS725

Swash DS725 Pros

  • Comes with a built in warm air dryer, deodorizer, night light, one button wash and dry, nozzle oscillation and pulse mode
  • Available in round and elongated seat sizes
  • Wireless remote control
  • Affordable price point

Swash DS725 Cons

  • Tank water heater provides limited warm water (30-60 seconds followed by 5 minute reheat)
  • Weight limit is on the lower end of the spectrum (seat: 275 lbs, lid: 178 lbs)
  • No user presets or nozzle sterilization

Brondell Swash 1200 – $429-$488

The Swash 1200 is the budget conscious cousin of the Swash 1400. While it doesn’t have as many features as some of Brondell’s other economy bidets, the Swash 1200 does come with a unique perk: an instant water heater. This type of heater produces unlimited warm water and is usually only found on luxury bidets.

Brondell Swash 1200
Brondell Swash 1200

Swash 1200 Pros

  • Instant water heater provides unlimited warm water
  • Generous weight limit (seat: 330 lbs, lid: 270 lbs)
  • Comes with user presets, one button wash and dry, and a wide spray option
  • Highly adjustable nozzles (7 total positions) provide great wash coverage
  • Generous weight limit (seat: 330 lbs, lid: 270 lbs)
  • Mid-range price tag

Swash 1200 Cons

  • No nozzle sterilization, strong wash, nozzle oscillation, pulse mode, warm air dryer or deodorizer

Brondell Luxury CSL-40 Hand Held Bidet Sprayer – $79.95

We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention at least one of Brondell’s many non-electric bidets! These simple units are powered by your home’s water pressure and don’t require an electrical outlet. Though equipped with minimal features, non-electric bidets like Brondell’s CSL-40 hand held sprayer are one of the most inexpensive options on the market.

Brondell CleanSpa Luxury CSL-40

Luxury CSL-40 Pros

  • Significantly less expensive than a bidet seat
  • No electricity needed
  • Strong wash stream
  • Hand held design allows the user to easily position the wash stream
  • Can be used to hose down the toilet bowl

Luxury CSL-40 Cons

  • Requires more effort to use than a bidet seat
  • Cold water washing only (may be unpleasantly cold depending on the temperature of the water in your pipes)
  • Pressure is difficult to adjust and may be too strong for some users
  • Hand held style can be difficult to operate if you have limited dexterity or hand strength

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