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Detailed Bidet Toilet Seat Comparison: Bio Bidet BB-600 Ultimate VS. Brondell Swash 1200

 

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Bio Bidet BB-600

Brondell Swash 1200

 

Features

Bio Bidet BB-600

Brondell Swash 1200

 

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Weight Limit

Supports up 400 lbs

Supports up to 330 lbs

Warranty

2 year warranty, can upgrade to a 6 year full warranty

1 year warranty, can upgrade to a 3 year full warranty

Average Life Span

6+ Years

4+ Years

Sittable Lid

No

Yes, can accommodate up to 270 lbs

Nozzle Design

Dual nozzles, easy to replace

Dual nozzles, not easy to replace

Nozzle Material

Plastic

Stainless steel

Water Flow

0.26 gallons per minute

0.11 gallons per minute

Water Heater

Tank heater with limited warm water

Instant heater with unlimited warm water

Pulse Wash

Yes

No

Warm Air Dryer

Yes

No

One Button Wash

No

Yes

LED Night Light

No

Yes

User Presets

No

Yes

Remote Style

Attached side control

Standard wall mount remote

 

Detailed Comparison of the Bio Bidet BB-600 Ultimate and the Brondell Swash 1200

If you are looking to introduce an affordable bidet seat to your home, The Bio Bidet BB-600 and Brondell Swash 1200 are two seats worth your consideration. Both of these seats offer comforting wash cycles, as well as some other convenience features that will elevate your overall bathroom experience. Below, we walk through the details and differences between these two models.

Design

Sittable lid

While most people wouldn’t think twice about sitting on a toilet seat lid, this is something that’s not possible with most bidet seats. Because advanced wiring and hardware are typically kept within the back of the seat, they simply cannot support the weight of an adult. This is where the Swash 1200 is different. The Brondell Swash 1200 includes a lid that you can actually sit on and it can even hold a generous 270 lbs. If you or someone in your household likes to sit upon the lid for any reason at all, you will definitely want to consider having this very convenient option. Furthermore, It is also important to think about a seat with a sittable lid if someone in your household requires assistance while bathing and your bathroom is configured in such a way that you need to sit upon the lid in order to help them.

Water Heater

One of the differences you will find between these two seat models is the way in which water is heated by the unit. The BB-600 comes equipped with a tank style water heater that will produce about 60 seconds of warm water before needing to refill and reheat. It then takes around 3 to 5 minutes for the tank to refill. In contrast, the Swash 1200 comes with an instant heater that supplies hot water to the wash cycle on demand. A water heater that heats instantly is generally more desirable and is ideal if you want to enjoy a longer wash cycle.

 

 

Wash & Dry

Nozzle Design

Both the Swash 1200 and BB-600 come equipped with dual style nozzles, with the one nozzle dedicated to the front, feminine wash and the other to the rear wash. Although both nozzle sets function similarly, the BB-600 nozzles are made of plastic while the Swash 1200 nozzles are made of the more desirable material, stainless steel. Stainless steel is considered an ideal material for bidet seat nozzles due to it’s germ and bacteria resistant properties.

Even though it is rare that you will ever have to replace your bidet nozzles, it is worth noting that the BB-600 nozzles are easy to replace while the Swash 1200 nozzles are not.

Pulse Wash

The pulse wash is a feature in which the water stream pulsates to create a massaging effect. This can be beneficial for helping to stimulate bowel movements. The BB-600 offers the the pulse wash option, while the Swash 1200 does not.

Water Flow

A high water flow rate is known to help provide a more effective and faster wash. The BB-600’s water flow rate is 0.26  gallons per minute and is more than twice as powerful as the Swash 1200’s rate of 0.11. A higher water flow rate can be a great option for those who suffer from urinary and bowel incontinence since it can help provide a thorough cleaning after an accident. It is also nice if you just want to get clean and on your way a little faster.

Warm Air Dryer

This is a very convenient feature that is sometimes not included in entry to mid-level bidet seats, however, the BB-600 does include this valuable function. A warm air dryer allows you to eliminate expensive and scratchy toilet paper from your bathroom routine. Not only will you be adopting more eco-friendly bathroom habits by using less paper, you will also save money. Even more importantly, the air dryer is a must have for those with disabilities, injuries, coordination issues, and problems with dexterity. Because of the convenience it adds, the warm air dryer will certainly add peace of mind for a wide range of individuals and is a must have for anyone who physically cannot wipe at all. The Swash 1200 unfortunately does not have a warm air dryer.

 

Additional Details

One Button Wash

This convenient option is carried by the Swash 1200 and is ideal for those whom are not always comfortable with programming multiple settings and buttons. With this function, you can easily activate a basic wash cycle at just the touch of a button. This has been known to be a helpful setting for those of a more elderly age looking for additional simplicity for their bathroom routine.

User Presets

This is an excellent option to have if you will be sharing your bidet seat with another household member. Through user presets, you can program your favorite settings into the bidet, which perform your personal wash options without you having to reconfigure it with every use. The Swash 1200 comes equipped with this convenient feature and allows for you to set presets for up to two users.

LED Night Lights

This is another nice feature that the Swash 1200 offers. With its integrated nightlight, the Swash 1200 produces a soft glow that prevents you from have to turn the light on in the dark and is helpful for those who frequently make trips to the bathroom in the middle of the night.

Remote Controls

One of the biggest differences you will notice between these two seats is the way in which they are operated. The Swash 1200 includes an intuitive standard size remote that can be handheld or mounted to the wall for easy accessibility. On the other hand, the BB-600 has a control panel attached to the right side of the seat for convenience.

 

Final Thoughts

If you are looking for a bidet seat with basic wash options for an affordable price, these are two great seats to consider. Both Brondell and Bio Bidet are highly reputable companies that are known for producing high quality units and whichever you choose will come down to the needs of your household. If you are looking to eliminate toilet paper use in your home, or if you struggle with wiping, a warm air dryer like the one on the BB-600 is a must. However, if the sittable lid, LED night light, user presets and wall mount/hand held remote appeal to you, the Swash 1200 may be your best bet.

 

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