Detailed Bidet Toilet Seat Comparison: Dignity Solutions Cascade 3000 VS. Brondell Swash 1400
A Word From The Owner
While both seats are very popular they are very different at the same time. In my opinion, the Cascade 3000 is the seat to get. When it comes to looks and comfort of the seat, it’s just larger and more comfortable, while maintaining a sleek look. It also offers the best IR sensors on the market. This coupled with the fact that it has one IR sensor on either side of the seat means that it will still work where other remote control seats won’t work. It also means the quickest response time. The Cascade 3000 offers much better water pressure than the Swash 1400, and offers a slightly better reach. When it comes to remote design, everyone will have their favorites, but the Cascade’s ease of use is very hard to beat! Air dryers on bidet seats are often sub-par. It’s safe to say that both the Swash 1400 and Cascade 3000 offer some of the best dryers on the market, and are fairly evenly matched. The only seats I’ve used that offer better would be high end TOTO seats like the S550e. While it might be a bit nit picky, I also prefer a single nozzle setup, as it’s totally centered, so there’s no adjusting that needs to be done left to right. The Swash 1400 does offer user presets, which the Cascade does not. For me, this is not a deal breaker, but if user presets are important to you, the Swash 1400 is a good option to throw into the mix.
View These Seats:
|Look & Feel|
|Nozzles||Single 2-in-1 Nozzle||Dual Nozzles|
|Nozzle Sterilization||Yes, interior tubing and nozzles are coated with silver nano solution||Yes, silver nano particles are released into 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 350 lbs||Yes, up to 270 lbs|
|Remote Options||2 styles to choose from: large and standard||Standard Wireless Remote|
|Color Options||White||White or Biscuit|
|Weight Limit||350 lbs||330 lbs|
|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 comes in a crisp white color and features a streamlined, elegant silhouette that will look great in any bathroom. It’s available in both round and elongated seat sizes, and it’s even designed to fit on French curve toilets, which often won’t accommodate bidet seats due to their atypical design. The Brondell Swash 1400 is similar to the Cascade 3000 in that it features a sophisticated silhouette and offers both round and elongated seat sizes. While the Swash 1400 is not compatible with French Curve toilets, it does come in two colors, white or biscuit (beige), making it easy to match with most bathroom color schemes.
Unlike most bidet seats on the market today, both the Dignity Solutions Cascade 3000 and the Brondell Swash 1400 come with a lid that can support the weight of a full grown adult. The main difference is their weight limit: the Cascade 3000’s lid safely supports up to 330 lbs, while the Swash 1400’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 1400 feature two different styles of nozzles, though both are crafted from high-quality, durable stainless steel, which is widely considered to be the gold standard for nozzle material. 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 1400 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 relevant feature to mention is that both these units offer nozzle sterilization, although they use different methods to do so. The Cascade 3000’s interior tubing and nozzles is treated with silver to kill any contaminants that might come into contact with the interior surfaces, thereby keeping water clean as it passes through the unit. In comparison, the Brondell Swash 1400 uses water treated with silver-nano particles to sterilize its nozzles (when sterilization is selected on the remote).
Adjustable Spray Width
The Brondell Swash 1400 allows users to adjust the wash spray to three different widths in order to optimize wash coverage, thereby reducing the amount of body shifting required to achieve a thorough cleanse. In comparison, the Dignity Solutions Cascade 3000’s wash options come with a standard spray width and don’t provide users the option of widening it.
Water flow rates can theoretically impact the efficiency of the wash, with higher flow rates getting you clean a bit faster than lower flow rates. In this case, the Dignity Solutions Cascade 3000 features the higher wash rate, using 0.18 gallons of water per minute, whereas the Brondell Swash 1400 uses 0.11 gallons per minute. This additional water flow, along with a very well designed nozzle means the Cascade 3000 can offer a much more powerful wash than the Swash 1400.
Comfort & Convenience Features
User presets are a desirable feature because they allow regular bidet users to program their favorite wash and dry settings into the remote prior to use, eliminating the need to select them manually each time. When you’re ready to enjoy your customized wash, simply press the appropriate preset button, then sit back and relax while the Swash 1400 does all the work. The Cascade 3000 by Dignity Solutions doesn’t come with user presets but it does offer a one button wash and dry feature, which initiates a standard (though not personalized) wash and dry cycle at the touch of a button. This wash uses whatever settings were used last.
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 1400 only offers one remote style, with an intuitive layout and no screen.
Both the Dignity Solutions Cascade 3000 and the Brondell Swash 1400 have a generous weight limits, with the Cascade 3000 supporting up to 350 lbs and the Swash 1400 supporting up to 330 lbs.
Brondell offers a 3 year limited warranty on the Swash 1400, but users have the option of upgrading to a 5 year full warranty if you’d prefer greater peace of mind regarding your investment. The Cascade 3000 by Dignity Solutions offers a 4 year full warranty with every purchase, but it doesn’t include the option to upgrade should you wish to extend your coverage.
There are clearly a lot of benefits to both the Dignity Solutions 3000 and the Brondell Swash 1400. Both are durable, quality units and each is equipped with all the features needed for a comfortable wash experience. From a features standpoint, the Brondell Swash 1400 offers user presets, higher weight limit, adjustable spray width feature, two color choices, and option to upgrade to a 5 year full warranty. That said, there are several areas where the Cascade 3000 by Dignity Solutions shines brighter: the greater sittable lid weight limit, two remote choices, higher water flow, standard 4 year full warranty, and a design that can be installed on French curve toilets. The good news is that with either of these bidets, you’ll be getting a great unit that will take your toileting experience to the next level!
Dignity Solutions Cascade 3000