Detailed Bidet Toilet Seat Comparison: Dignity Solutions Cascade 3000 VS. Brondell Swash 1000
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Dignity Solutions Cascade 3000
Brondell Swash 1000
|Look & Feel|
|Nozzles||Single 2-in-1 Nozzle||Dual Nozzles|
|Nozzle Sterilization||Yes, water is run through tubing and nozzles treated with silver||Yes, nozzles are cleaned with silver-nano treated water|
|Water Flow||0.18 gallons per minute||0.11 gallons per minute|
|Adjustable Spray Width||No||Yes (three width options)|
|Sittable Lid||Yes, up to 300 lbs||Yes, up to 270 lbs|
|One Button Wash and Dry||Yes||No|
|Remote Options||2 styles to choose from: large and standard||Standard Wireless Remote|
|Weight Limit||300 lbs||330 lbs|
|Color Options||White||White or Biscuit (Beige)|
|Compatible with French Curve Toilets||Yes||No|
|Warranty||4 year full warranty||3 year limited warranty|
|Warranty Upgrades||No warranty upgrades available||Can upgrade to 5 year full warranty|
Look & Feel
The Cascade 3000 by Dignity Solutions features an elegant beveled lid and comes in versatile white, making it a great choice for a wide range of bathrooms. What’s more, it comes in both round and elongated seat sizes, and it can be installed on both traditional and French curve toilets, the latter of which won’t accommodate most bidet seats on the market. The Brondell Swash 1000 offers a simple, streamlined silhouette, comes in both white and beige, and is available in round and elongated seat sizes. Unlike the Cascade 3000, however, it won’t fit on most French Curve toilets.
Unlike most bidet seats on the market today, the Dignity Solutions Cascade 3000 and the Brondell Swash 1000 each feature a “sittable” lid that can support the weight of a full grown adult. The main difference between these sittable lids is their weight limit: the Cascade 3000’s lid safely supports up to 300 lbs, while the Swash 1000’s lid can support up to 270 lbs. If you are in the habit of sitting on your toilet lid to dry off, dress, clip toenails or assist someone in bathing, you’ll appreciate the sittable lid that comes on both these units!
Wash & Dry Features
The Dignity Solutions Cascade 3000 and the Brondell Swash 1000 feature two different styles of nozzles, though both are crafted from high-quality, durable stainless steel. The Cascade 3000 has a single two-in-one nozzle, meaning that there is one wand with two nozzles on it; one nozzle is dedicated to the front wash and the other nozzle is dedicated to the rear wash. The Brondell Swash 1000 features dual nozzles, meaning that the seat has two separate wands, each with one nozzle. One wand/nozzle performs the front wash and the other wand/nozzle performs the rear wash. Another nozzle feature to note is nozzle sterilization. Both seats offer this feature but use different methods. The Cascade 3000 runs the water used for bidet washing and for cleaning the nozzles through tubing and nozzles treated with silver, whereas the Brondell Swash 1000 releases silver nano-particles into the water that’s used for sterilizing the nozzles.
Adjustable Spray Width
The Brondell Swash 1000 offers three different spray width options for both the front and rear wash modes, which enables users to widen their wash coverage when needed without having to shift around on the seat. In comparison, the wash modes on the Dignity Solutions Cascade 3000 use a standard spray width that can’t be widened.
Water flow rates theoretically impact the efficiency of the wash, with higher flow rates getting you clean and on your way a bit faster than lower flow rates. When it comes to these two units, the Dignity Solutions Cascade 3000 features the higher wash rate, using 0.18 gallons of water per minute, whereas the Brondell Swash 1000 uses 0.11 gallons per minute. Whether this difference is significantly noticeable is up for debate, but its a difference worth mentioning all the same.
Comfort & Convenience Features
Have you ever fumbled around the bathroom in the dark or been blinded by the overhead bathroom light during a nighttime restroom trip? The Cascade 3000 by Dignity Solutions makes it easier and safer to use the bathroom in low light thanks to its built-in LED nightlight, which illuminates the toilet bowl with a soothing glow. The Brondell Swash 1000 doesn’t come with a nightlight, though users who desire this feature can purchase an after market nightlight and reap the same benefits. The after-market models aren’t as low-profile as the built-in kind, but it gets the job done just the same.
The Cascade 3000 by Dignity Solutions comes with a built-in deodorizer that automatically activates each time the seat is used, leaving your bathroom smelling fresh. The Brondell Swash 1000 doesn’t offer a deodorizer.
One Button Wash and Dry
The Dignity Solutions Cascade 3000 offers a handy feature called one button wash and dry to make life a little simpler. As the name implies, this feature initiates a standard wash and dry cycle at the touch of a button, which is particularly helpful for users who are unfamiliar with operating the bidet, those who have difficulty selecting individual options, or for times that you’re in a hurry and don’t want to select your settings manually. In comparison, the Brondell Swash 1000 doesn’t come with one button washing and drying.
The Cascade 3000 by Dignity Solutions offers two different remote styles so you can choose the one that best suits your needs and situation. The larger remote features intuitive, easy to read buttons, whereas the smaller remote features smaller, flat buttons and a screen that displays your chosen settings. The Brondell Swash 1000 only offers one remote style, with an intuitive layout and no screen.
Both the Dignity Solutions Cascade 3000 and the Brondell Swash 1000 have a generous weight limit, with the Cascade 3000 supporting up to 300 lbs and the Swash 1000 supporting up to 330 lbs.
Dignity Solutions includes a 4-year full warranty with the purchase of the Cascade 3000, giving you peace of mind knowing that your investment is protected for several years to come. The Brondell Swash 1000 comes with a 3-year limited warranty, so it offers less comprehensive coverage for less time. Users who desire better or longer coverage do have the option of paying to upgrade the Swash 1000’s coverage from a 3-year limited to a 5-year full warranty. The Cascade 3000 doesn’t have an upgrade option.
Overall, the Cascade 3000 by Dignity Solutions offers more up front than the Brondell Swash 3000, to include a design that is compatible with French curve toilets, 4-year full warranty, LED nightlight, deodorizer, one button wash and dry, two remote control options, higher water flow, and a slightly higher weight limit for the sittable lid. That said, the Brondell Swash 1000 really shines in a few categories: spray width adjustment, two color options (beige and white), and the option to upgrade to a 5-year full warranty. Determining which unit is better for you depends entirely on which features you consider to be essential, but you can rest easy knowing that you’ll be getting a quality product with either one.
Dignity Solutions Cascade 3000
Brondell Swash 1000 Elongated White: S1000-EW
Brondell Swash 1000 Round White: S1000-RW
Brondell Swash 1000 Elongated Biscuit: S1000-EB
Brondell Swash 1000 Round Biscuit: S1000-RB
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