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Detailed Bidet Toilet Seat Comparison: Bio Bidet BB-800 Prestige VS. Brondell Swash 1200 

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Bio Bidet BB-800

Brondell Swash 1200

 Features

Bio Bidet BB-800

 Brondell Swash 1200

Look & Feel

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Average Life Span

7+ Years

4+ Years

Weight Limit

Up to 400 lbs

Up to 330 lbs

Warranty Options

3 year limited warranty, can upgrade to 6 year full warranty.

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

Nozzle Design

Single 3 in 1 nozzle

Dual nozzles

Easy To Replace Nozzles

Yes

No

Nozzle Material

Plastic

Stainless steel

Water Heater Type

Tank heater with limited warm water

Instant heater with unlimited warm water

Water Flow

0.32 gallons per minute

0.11 gallons per minute

Turbo Wash

Yes

No

Pulse Wash

Yes

No

Warm Air Dryer

Yes

No

Sittable Lid

No

Yes

One Button Auto Wash

No

Yes

LED Night Light

No

Yes

User Presets

No

Yes

Detailed Comparison of the Bio Bidet BB-800 and Brondell Swash 1200 Bidet Seats

The Bio Bidet BB- 800 and Brondell Swash 1200 are affordable seats made by reputable companies that are known for their high quality products. If you are looking to add the luxury of a bidet seat to your bathroom but are shopping on a budget, read on to see why these two great bidet seats are worth your consideration.

Design

Both the Swash 1200 and BB-800 are well crafted and provide the essential wash options along with some other nice options. These two models share a contemporary look, and while their profiles aren’t the sleekest on the market, they certainly aren’t bulky either. The BB-800 and Swash 1200 are made in a clean, classic white color. For additional versatility, both are available in round or elongated toilet seat styles.

Sittable Lid

While most people assume they will be able to sit on a bidet toilet seat lid, this is something that’s not possible with most bidet seats. Because advanced wiring and hardware are typically housed within the back of the seat, they simply cannot support the weight of an adult human. This is where the Swash 1200 is a little bit different. The Swash 1200 includes a lid that you can actually sit on, and it can support a generous 270 lbs. If you or someone in your household tends to sit on the lid, you will definitely want to consider a seat with this convenient option. 

Wash & Dry

Water Heater

The Bio Bidet BB-800 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 refilling process to take place. Alternatively, the Brondell Swash 1200 includes a more desirable instant water heater, which supplies unlimited warm water. This is nice option to have if you don’t want to worry about hurrying through your wash cycle, or if you have several people in your household that will be using the seat.

Nozzles

The Bio Bidet BB-800 comes equipped with a single, 3 in 1 nozzle made of plastic. There is a different spout for each of the seat’s wash functions: front, rear and turbo. Alternatively, the Brondell Swash 1200 comes with dual, stainless steel nozzles with one dedicated to the front wash and one to the rear. In this case, stainless steel is the preferable material for bidet seat nozzles. Stainless steel is naturally a hygienic material and prevents the buildup of germs and bacteria.

Additionally, the nozzles on both the BB-800 and Swash 1200 are self cleaning, have an oscillation function, and are adjustable for a highly customized bidet wash.

Water Flow

A bidet seat’s rate of water flow can contribute to the effectiveness of the wash. In this comparison, the BB-800’s water flow rate is 0.32  gallons per minute and is almost three times as powerful as the Swash 1200’s rate of 0.11. A higher water flow is a great feature for those who suffer from urinary and bowel incontinence since it can help provide a thorough cleaning after an accident. It can also benefit those who are just looking to get clean and on their way a little faster.

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, and it’s a nice soothing wash option to have. In this case, the Bio Bidet BB-800 offers the the pulse wash option while the Brondell Swash 1200 does not.

Turbo Wash

The BB-800 comes with a turbo wash option, which is unique to Bio Bidet products, and is also known as the vortex wash cycle. This wash setting provides a stronger and more focused water spray designed to help stimulate bowel movements. 

Warm Air Dryer

A warm air dryer is a very convenient feature that is sometimes not included in entry to mid-level bidet seats. However, the Bio Bidet BB-800 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 dryer will certainly add peace of mind for a wide range of individuals and is a must have for anyone who physically struggles to wipe. Unfortunately, the Brondell Swash 1200 does not have a warm air dryer.

One Button Auto Wash

This is a nice feature for those who may be intimidated by the multiple wash settings that a bidet seat offers. The Swash 1200 offers this  function so that you can experience an automatic wash at just the touch of a button. In addition, this function is well suited to elderly users who want all the benefits of a bidet seat and are looking for additional ease and simplicity. The Bio Bidet BB-800 does not offer an auto wash.

Comfort & Convenience

User Presets

The user presets offered by the Brondell Swash 1200 are a feature you will especially want to consider having if you will be sharing the bidet seat with a spouse or other household member. This feature allows you to pre-program the desired wash settings for two different users without having to reconfigure everything each time. Unfortunately, the Bio Bidet BB-800 doesn’t have a user preset function.

LED night light

Another nice feature offered by the Brondell Swash 1200 is the integrated LED nightlight, which provides soft illumination for your bathroom. This convenient setting can be programmed via the remote and makes those night time bathroom visits a little easier.

Remote and Control Options

One of the most obvious differences between the Bio Bidet BB-800 and Brondell Swash 1200 is the way in which they are controlled. The BB-800 includes a slim control attached to the right of the side seat for easy operation. Alternatively, the Swash 1200 comes with a sleek and intuitive flat button style remote that is equipped with an illumination feature to display your chosen options. The Swash’s remote also mounts to the wall for added convenience and accessibility and is the preferred choice for users with mobility limitations.

Warranty

Bio Bidet offers a 3 year limited warranty on the BB-800 that can be extended to 6 years of coverage. On the other hand, Brondell includes a one year full warranty on the Swash 1200 that can be upgraded to 3 years. In general, the Bio Bidet company excels when it comes to additional coverage. If you like extra insurance for your purchases, Bio Bidet is a great company to work with. 

Final Thoughts

If you are looking for a bidet seat with some great wash options at an affordable price, these are two great seats to consider. Deciding between the Bio Bidet BB-800 or the Brondell Swash 1200 will come down to your specific wants and needs. Some of the bigger differences between these seats are the remote style and the warm air dryer. If you are in a situation where you don’t want to use toilet paper anymore, a warm air dryer is a must have. In addition, some people prefer a remote control that can be mounted to the wall as opposed to a side control. Both of these features are offered by the Brondell Swash 1200 but not the Bio Bidet BB-800.

On the other hand, you'll want to consider whether the turbo wash and pulse wash included on the BB-800 are must-have features for you. If someone in your household is prone to constipation, additional wash options like these would be beneficial to have. Whichever seat you decide is best for your needs, you can be assured that you are getting a quality unit that will transform your bathroom routine into a healthier and more comfortable experience.

 

Additional Details

Model Number(s) and Pricing:

Bio Bidet BB-800 (Round Only) - $449.00 (Request Best Price)

Brondell Swash 1200 Bidet Seat (Elongated)  - S1200-EW: $429.00 (Request Best Price)

Brondell Swash 1200 Bidet Seat (Round) - S1200-RW: $429.00 (Request Best Price)

 

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