Detailed Bidet Toilet Seat Comparison: Brondell Swash 1400 vs. TOTO S500e WASHLET

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Brondell Swash 1400

TOTO S500e WASHLET Contemporary Trim

TOTO S500e WASHLET Classic Trim

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 Brondell Swash 1400                                                    TOTO S500e Contemporary Trim                                        TOTO S500e Classic Trim



Brondell Swash 1400


Average Lifespan

6+ Years

5+ Years

Weight Limit

330 lbs

320 lbs

Warranty Options

3 Year warranty, option to upgrade to 5 full years

1 year full warranty, no upgrade options

Sittable Lid

Yes, hold up to 270 lbs


Nozzle Design

Dual Nozzles

Single Nozzle

Nozzle Material

Stainless Steel


Nozzle Sterilization

Yes, Silver-nano

Yes, with EWATER+

Pulse Wash



One Button Wash & Dry



Seat Options 

Round & Elongated


Color Options

White & Biscuit


Trim Options


Yes, classic or contemporary

Remote controls

Single sided wall mount remote

Sleek, dual sided, wall mount remote

Detailed Comparison of the of the Brondell Swash 1400 and TOTO S500e Bidet Seats

Whether you are looking into the stylish S500e or the popular Swash 1400, it’s important to consider the defining features to find what suits your household best. In the following article we go through the details and differences between these two high quality bidets seats.


The Swash 1400 and TOTO S500e are both thoughtfully crafted with durable materials, and designed to add convenience and style to your bathroom. These seats also provide various style options so that you can get the right look for your bathroom space. With the TOTO S500e, you can actually get the exact same seat in two different styles, Classic and Contemporary. The Classic style features a sophisticated beveled edge, while the contemporary version is sleek, streamlined and perfect for even the most modern of bathrooms. Both the S500e and Swash 1400 are offered in white as well as beige, so they are great options if you are looking for an off-white hue. Additionally, you will find that the Swash 1400 is available for both round and elongated toilets, while the S500e is just built in an elongated style.

Sittable Lid

This feature is certainly one of the advantages of the Swash 1400 over the S550e. A sittable lid is actually not an easy find when it comes to bidet seats, however it’s a feature that sets the Swash 1400 apart from a lot of other seats on the market. While the sittable lid is a convenience feature for most that provides a nice option for clipping or painted toe nails, certain situations do prove this feature to be a necessity. Those with certain handicaps or certain disabilities may benefit from the possibility of sitting upon the lid when moving around the bathroom. Furthermore, caretakers of those with special needs and a certain bathroom configuration may require a lid to sit upon when helping someone bathe. If you think your lifestyle may require or benefit from the sittable lid, the Swash 1400 is a wonderful option to consider for your home.


Nozzle Design

In terms of design, the Swash 1400 includes dual stainless steel nozzles which perform the unit’s front and rear washed. On the other hand, the TOTO S500e offer a single nozzle made of plastic. Both units offer nozzle sterilization for extra hygiene, EWATER+ is used for the S500e and a silver nano solution for the Swash 1400.

Overall, stainless steel is known as a step up for bidet seat nozzles. It naturally is comprised of bacteria and germ repelling properties and is considered more hygienic and durable. However, as mentioned above, the S500e does offer additional sterilization for it’s plastic nozzles.

Another point worth considering regarding nozzle design of the Swash 1400 is their placement. Because there are two nozzles sitting side by side, neither of them are perfectly centered on the bidet. While this does not cause any issues, it’s possible that some more body adjustments may need to be made in order to achieve the right cleansing position

Pulse Wash

Pulse wash is a nice feature that the S500e offers that can provide extra relief for your sensitive areas. The pulse wash alternates between a hard and soft water pattern to achieve a massaging like effect. This can be beneficial for stimulating bowel movements or just for experiencing a more soothing wash option.

Other Details

One Button Wash & Dry

If you or someone in your household would benefit from additional simplicity, the one button wash and dry that is included on the Swash 1400 is a must have. To some, the programming involved with using a bidet seat could be a turn off. Especially for those belonging to older generations, who could particularly benefit from the use of a bidet. If this is a concern, the one button wash and dry offers a basic wash and dry cycle that automatically initiates at just the touch of one button.

Remote Controls

With the TOTO S500e, you will receive a very sleek, silver remote for controlling your bidet options. This remote is wireless and can be mounted to the wall in a location of your choosing for convenience. The S500e remote is very modern and attractive and will look great with any style. The Swash 1400 offers a more practical and intuitive looking remote that may be easier for some to use. This wireless remote also features LED indicator lights for showing chosen options and can be handheld or mounted to the wall depending on your preference.

Warranty Options

If the longevity of your investments is something you prefer to protect, you will love the generous warranty and extended warranty option that Brondell offers. For the Swash 1400, you can stick with the standard 3 year warranty or upgrade to a 5 year, full warranty for additional peace of mind. While TOTO is known for its high quality, long lasting products, only a 1 year warranty is offered for the S500e.

Final Thoughts

Both TOTO and Brondell are known for producing reliable units and you really couldn’t go wrong with either one. The most important and defining feature to really consider is the sittable lid. If sitting on the lid is something you can’t pass up, the Swash 1400 will probably be the way to go. Alternatively, if the sittable lid is not necessary and you are more interested in a sleek looking unit for your bathroom space, the S500e is a favorable option. If you are leaning towards the S500e, also check out the S550e from TOTO. The S550 has the same features as the S500e, but adds an exceptionally convenient auto-opening lid that is sure to impress.