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Detailed Bidet Toilet Seat Comparison: Brondell Swash 1400 VS. TOTO S550e Washlet 

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Brondell Swash 1400

TOTO S550e - Classic Trim

TOTO S550e - Contemporary Trim

Brondell Swash 1400

 

TOTO S550e

Classic Trim

TOTO S550e

Contemporary Trim

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Features

Brondell Swash 1400

  TOTO S550e Washlet  

Nozzles

Dual Nozzles

Single Nozzle

Nozzle Material

Stainless Steel

Plastic

Nozzle Sterilization

Yes, with Silver Nano

Yes, with Ewater+

One Button Wash & Dry

Yes

No

Pulse Wash

No

Yes

Sittable Lid

Yes, up to 270 lbs

No

Premist

No

Yes

Automatic Opening Lid

No

Yes

Color Options

White & Biscuit

White & Beige

Trim Options

1

2 -  classic & contemporary

Seat Options

Round & Elongated

Elongated

Remotes

One sided remote

Dual sided remote

Warranty

3 year limited warranty, upgradable to 5 year full warranty

1 year full warranty, not upgradable

Detailed Comparison of the Brondell Swash 1400 and the TOTO S550e Washlet Bidet Seats

If you are considering adding a bidet seat to your bathroom, chances are you have come across the Brondell and TOTO brands. Below we compare two of the most in demand, luxury models that these brands offer, the Brondell Swash 1400 and the TOTO S550e.

Look & Feel

Design

Both the Brondell Swash 1400 and TOTO S550 are designed with high-end features for comfort and satisfaction. On each model you will find comfortable and ergonomic seats with adjustable heating functions, as well as warm air dryers with multiple temperature settings so you can save on your toilet paper costs. Both the Swash 1400 and S550e boast a convenient night light features for late night bathroom trips as well as eco-friendly energy saving modes for those looking to conserve power.

Unique to the TOTO S550e is the ability to choose between two different trim options. Depending on you style and decor, you can opt for the beveled classic trim or the sleek and modern contemporary trim. The Swash 1400 only offers one trim, but unlike the S550e it is available in both round and elongated seat options. It is worth noting that the TOTO S350e model offers the same features as the S550e but, unlike the S550e, is available in a round option. Both the S550e and Swash 1400 are available in white and off-white color options.

Lid

One desirable feature that sets the Brondell Swash 1400 apart from the competition is its sittable lid. Oftentimes we don’t think twice about sitting on a standard toilet lid, but this feature is often not available on many bidet seats. For those who enjoy the convenience of sitting on their toilet lid for activities such as clipping or painting toenails, the Swash 1400's lid can accommodate up to 270 lbs.

While the S550e lacks a sittable lid, it does offer an impressive automatic open/close lid. Thanks to a built in motion sensor, S550e's lid opens all by itself when it senses someone is near, and it can also be programmed to open at the press of a button. This is a great feature if you dislike touching the toilet seat and are looking for a more hands-free experience. Both The S550e and Swash 1400 offer a soft closing lid, so you don’t have to worry about accidentally slamming and damaging the seat. 

Wash

Water Flow & Wash Options

Both the Swash 1400 and TOTO S550e utilize a standard water flow rate and offer top of the line wash functions to leave you feeling your cleanest. These great features include adjustable front and rear washes, wide spray, oscillating spray and aerated spray stream for a gentler wash.  

The S550e does provide an additional pulsating wash, while the Swash 1400 does not. This is a great option for times when you need a bit of extra comfort and pampering as it creates a massaging sensation that soothes tender areas and helps relieve constipation.

One Button Wash and Dry

If you or someone in your household is intimidated by all the numerous options available on a bidet seat, you will appreciate the one button wash and dry function that the Brondell Swash 1400 offers. Whether you don’t want to worry about multiple settings or are simply in a hurry, you can get a simple and automatic wash and dry at the touch of a single button. This feature is also very popular with elderly users who are looking for an easy and convenient way to enjoy the benefits of a bidet seat without needing to press multiple settings each time they use the seat. Unfortunately, the TOTO S550e does not offer this feature. 

Nozzles

The Brondell Swash 1400 comes equipped with dual stainless steel nozzles, with one dedicated to the front wash and the other to the rear wash. The 1400 nozzles are further reaching than most and can be adjusted to seven different positions, more than any other bidet seat on the market today. In general, stainless steel is more desirable than plastic because it acts as a deterrent for germs and prevents the build-up of bacteria on the nozzles.

Additionally, the Swash1400's nozzles run through a self-cleaning process before and after every use, while deeper sanitizing using a Silver-nano solution can be activated on demand via the remote. 

In comparison, the S550e Washlet comes with a single plastic nozzle. Like the Brondell Swash 1400, the TOTO S550e nozzle also self cleans with every use, but further sterilization with Ewater+ is also an option that can be selected via the remote control.

Other Differences

Pre-misting

Another feature that is unique to high end TOTO units, including the S550e, is the pre-misting function. Before each use, a thin coating of water is sprayed all over the inside of the toilet bowl. This prevents residue from sticking to the bowl during use, making it a little easier to keep everything clean.

Remotes

These two models come accompanied by sleek and intuitive wall-mountable remotes, but they do differ stylistically. The TOTO S550e's remote is dual sided with the basic features shown on the front and the more advanced options available on the back side. There is also a screen on the back of the TOTO remote for easy programming and selection. The Swash 1400 remote is just one sided, and while it is not equipped with a screen, the buttons feature LED lights that illuminate when settings are selected.

Warranty

If an extended warranty is an option you like to have, you will appreciate Brondell’s 3 year limited warranty that can be upgraded to a 5 year full warranty for the Swash 1400. Comparatively, TOTO only offers a 1 year full warranty on the S550e, with no option to upgade.

Final Thoughts

Both these seat models offer a lot of wonderful options, and either one will add comfort and cleanliness to you bathroom routine. If you love the automatic opening lid, the pre-misting function and multiple trim options, you may be inclined to go with the TOTO S550e Washlet. Alternatively, if a sittable lid, one button wash and dry and an extended warranty are must have features, you may want to opt for the Brondell Swash 1400. You can't lose with either of these units, so the model you choose will depend on the specific needs and preferences of you and your family.

Additional Details

Model Numbers (SKUs)

TOTO Washlet+* SKU:

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

*NOTE: Washlet+ refers to a version of the seat that allows the hoses and cords to be hidden

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

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Brondell Swash 1400

TOTO S550e Classic Trim

TOTO S550e Contemporary Trim

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