Detailed Bidet Toilet Seat Comparison: Brondell Swash 1000 VS TOTO S550e Washlet

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Brondell Swash 1000

TOTO S550e - Classic Trim

TOTO S550e - Contemporary Trim

 

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                     Brondell Swash 1000                                                    TOTO S550e Classic Trim                                                           TOTO S550e Contemporary Trim

 

 

Features

Brondell Swash 1000

TOTO S550e

Weight Limit

330 lbs

320 lbs

Warranty

3 year limited warranty, can upgrade to 5 year full warranty.

1 year full warranty, no upgrade options.

Nozzles

Dual nozzles

Single, 2 in 1 nozzle

Nozzle Material

Stainless Steel

Plastic

Nozzle Sterilization

Yes, with a silver-nano solution

Yes, with Ewater +

Pulse Wash

No

Yes

Sittable Lid

Yes

No

Auto Open Lid

No

Yes

LED Night Light

No

Yes

User Presets

No

Yes

Remote Options

One sided, push button remote

Dual sided remote

Color Options

White and Biscuit

White and Beige

Seat Options

Round and Elongated

Elongated

 

Detailed Comparison of the Brondell Swash 1000 and TOTO S550e Washlet Bidet Toilet Seats.  

The Brondell Swash 1000 and TOTO S550e are both designed with luxury in mind. With either seat model you choose, you will be upgrading your bathroom routine to a spa-like experience that everyone can benefit from. Below, we detail the specific differences between these two popular seat models so you may make an informed decision and choose the best product for you and your family.

 

Design

The S550e and Swash 1000 are both elegantly crafted with high quality materials. If you are looking for different design options, The TOTO S550e is available in two trim variations, classic and contemporary.  Additionally, the TOTO comes in two color options, white and beige to further match your style preferences. The Swash 1000 is only offered in one trim option, but is designed with a smooth, sleek style that will look great with any decor. The Swash 1000 is also available in white and a biscuit color.

If you happen to have a round toilet seat, the Swash 1000 is offered in a round option as well as elongated. The S550e is only available in elongated, however, you can find the same features as the S550e in the TOTO S350e, which is a round seat model.

Sittable Lid

Sitting on a toilet lid is something we often take for granted, but this is actually a rare feature to find on a bidet seat due to the advanced hardware that is stored within the seat. If you often rely on sitting on top of your toilet lid for clipping or painting toenails, you will appreciate the sturdy sittable lid that the Swash 1000 comes with. Holding up to 270 lbs, the Swash lid definitely adds versatility and convenience to your bathroom.  

Auto Opening Lid

While the S550e does not come with a desirable sittable lid like the Swash 1000, it does have its own unique feature -  a lid that automatically opens. If you like to keep up with the latest technology, you will love having a lid that opens all by itself when you approach the toilet. This impressive feature can also be controlled by the remote and definitely gives your bathroom a cool, futuristic vibe.

Night Light

This is a great feature  if someone in your home makes frequent nighttime visits to the bathroom. The TOTO S550e comes with a convenient LED night light feature that provides a soft illumination that is much nicer and more desirable than turning on a blinding light.

Wash

Nozzles

The S550e comes equipped with a single plastic nozzle that performs a self sterilization process with an electrolyzed water solution called EWater+. A single nozzle like this has two spouts, one for the front wash and one for the rear wash.  On the other hand, the Swash 1000 includes 2 separate, stainless steel nozzles with one nozzle dedicated to the front wash and the other for the rear. The Swash nozzle also goes through a sterilization process, but instead uses a silver-nano solution.

In this case, stainless steel is considered a superior and more hygienic choice of material for bidet seat nozzles, due to its bacteria and germ resistant properties. Additionally, the nozzles on both bidet seat models are adjustable, oscillating, and self cleaning.

Pulse Wash

This is a nice feature that the TOTO S550e also carries. The pulse wash works by alternating between a water stream with hard pressure, and one with soft pressure. This creates a massaging and soothing effect that can bring extra comfort to sensitive areas. This wash option is also effective for stimulating bowel movements.

Other Details

Premisting

Unique to the S550e is the premisting function. The premist sprays the inside of the toilet bowl with water, ensuring that nothing sticks to the toilet during use. This helps keep the inside of your bowl residue free and cuts down on the time you spend cleaning.

User Presets

The user preset function is very convenient for those who will be sharing the bidet seat with a spouse or other household member. This function allows you to pre-program the desired wash settings for two different users without having to reconfigure the seat options each time. Out of these two seat models, the TOTO S550e is the only one that offers the user preset function.

Remote Options

The Swash 1000 comes with a wireless, push button remote that uses an illumination feature to clearly show chosen settings. On the other hand, The S550e comes with a very modern and sleek, dual sided remote. The front side of the TOTO remote also lights up to show your options and the backside features additional buttons and a screen.

Both remotes are intuitive, easy to use and mount to the wall for additional convenience and accessibility.

Warranty

If you like to insure your purchases with extended warranty coverage, you will appreciate the Brondell company’s 3 year limited warranty that is upgradable to a 5 year full warranty for the Swash 1000. In contrast, TOTO only offers a 1 year full warranty for the S550e with no option to upgrade.

Final Thoughts

Whether you are inclined to choose the Swash 1000 or the S550e will depend on which features are more important to you and your household. If you prefer a sittable lid and the dual nozzle design, the Swash would be the way to go. Alternatively, if you prefer options like a nightlight, user presets and an automatically opening lid, you will love the S550e. Regardless of your choice, both of these bidet seat models are high quality products that will most definitely change your bathroom routine for the better.




TOTO Standard SKUs:

TOTO s550e - Classic Trim - Cotton White: SW3054#01

TOTO s550e - Classic Trim - Sedona Beige: SW3054#12

TOTO s550e - Modern or Contemporary Trim - Cotton White: SW3056#01

TOTO s550e - Modern or  Contemporary Trim - Sedona Beige: SW3056#12

 

TOTO Washlet+ SKUs:

TOTO s550e (Washlet+) - Classic Trim - Cotton White: SW3054T40#01

TOTO s550e (Washlet+) - Classic Trim - Sedona Beige: SW3054T40#12

TOTO s550e (Washlet+) - Modern or  Contemporary Trim - Cotton White: SW3056T40#01

TOTO s550e (Washlet+) - Modern or  Contemporary Trim - Sedona Beige: SW3056T40#12