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The all new Brondell Swash 1400 is the latest series model from Brondell. While on the outside it sports a similar body as the current Brondell Swash 1000, the Swash 1400 incorporates some updates and improvements based on feedback from Brondell's loyal customer base over the past several years.
The Swash 1400 still retains all the main features you would expect in an advanced bidet seat. These features include posterior wash, feminine wash, adjustable water temperature, adjustable water pressure, adjustable spray position and spray width. With all of these customizable features, you'll be able to find the right combination that works best for you. Even the temperature of the warmed toilet seat can be controlled with the touch of a button. When done washing, use the built-in warm air dryer to help with residual moisture after washing. The slow-closing seat and lid close gently, so the sound of slamming toilet seats in your home will be no more. And you're free to sit down on the sturdy, sittable lid of the Swash 1400 which unlike other bidet seats - is designed so you can sit on the lid too.
In addition to improved internal components designed to increase the durability of the seat, this newly designed unit features an all new wireless remote control. This is noteworthy since the remote control is your primary interface to interact with the seat. You'll notice three additional buttons towards the bottom of the remote when compared to its predecessor: an "Auto" button, a "User 1" button and a "User 2" button. The "Auto" button activates the wash cycle which is immediately followed by an air dry. This eliminates the secondary step of pressing the "Dry" button after washing. The "User" buttons work as user presets. This allows you to set individual wash preferences such as water temperature, water pressure, spray position and spray width for two different users.
Another addition is the convenient night light. As people get older, night-time restroom use becomes more common but who wants to turn the lights on and blind themselves in the middle of the night? With the Brondell Swash 1400 you'll have a handy night light which provides a gentle glow of the toilet so you know where to walk to, or know where to aim! The removable/replaceable carbon air deodorizer cartridge represent another upgrade. With the prior model, the carbon filter was not replaceable which would result in reduced efficacy of the air deodorization system over time. But now if you feel your air deodorizer isn't working like it used to, you can insert a fresh cartridge.
Brondell has taken the steps to take what was already a great product and make several improvements in this new model. We expect these product refinements to be well-received from the bidet community and existing customers who are looking for an upgrade/replacement of an older model. And when you consider that the lifespan of a bidet seat is several years, it's nice to have an option with these advanced features which will hold up with technology developments over time.
Available in white and beige. Also available in 220V/240V for international customers.
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Brondell Swash 1400 Features:
Brondell Models At-A-Glance:
|Model||Controls||Key Feature Differences||Accompanying Perks||Just to Nitpick|
|Swash 1400||Remote Control||Hidden pocket for water hose is more discreet, electric cord moved to the left, longer feminine nozzle, replaceable air deodorizer cartridge, 1 touch wash/dry||With BOTH the water hose and electric cord on the same side, things look a bit more tidy. The added night light is a nice touch||The only thing this bidet is missing is the auto open/close seat and lid|
|Swash 1200||Remote Control||Exactly the same as Swash 1400, except no warm air dry, air deodorizer, or oscillating cleanse||Shares the same body as the Swash 1400, so aesthetic improvements carry over||Doesn't have oscillating cleanse.|
|Swash 1000||Remote Control||Every feature of the Swash 1000 has been carried over to the new Swash 1400. When facing the bidet, electric cord will extend from the right side.||Had a successful 6 year run as Brondell's flagship product, prior to the Swash 1400 coming out. Long history as shown solid durability||Feminine nozzle does not extend forward enough for some women|
New to Brondell? A Brief Q & A:
|What is the Brondell Swash 1400?||The Brondell Swash 1400 is a bidet toilet seat which provides a warm water wash after using the restroom. This is Brondell's latest and 3rd generation model - supplanting the 1st generation Swash 800 and 2nd generation Swash 1000 series.|
|When was it released?||The Brondell Swash 1400 was released in May 2017. Notable upgrades over previous models include a night light, 1 touch auto wash & dry, replaceable air deodorizer cartridges and a longer feminine nozzle providing more forward reach for women. Improved body design is more attractive and sleek.|
|Why would this model be a good choice?||The Brondell Swash 1400 does a good job blending looks with performance. It's a good-looking seat that works well too. Swash 1000 owners looking to upgrade will welcome the subtle yet noticeable improvements to the body design, and the night light is more handy than you think.|
Some Feature Highlights:
The all new redesign of the Swash chassis includes a hidden port for your water and power connections. A pair of cable clips are included, which join your water and power cords together for a convenient look. Also new is the replaceable air deodorizer. While the previous Swash 1000 had a deodorizer too, it wasn't accessible and the carbon filter couldn't be changed. These active carbon cartridges can now be replaced and are easy to swap out.
Who is the Brondell Swash 1400 best for?
We often hear from customers who are researching bidets who tell us they feel a bit overwhelmed by the number of different models out there and need a little help narrowing down the options. This is understandable, especially for anyone who is relatively new to bidets. Just imagine if you walked onto a car lot with no previous experience driving or even riding in a car! It would be tough not having a frame of reference helping guide you to the choice that is best for you. The same thing goes for a bidet toilet seat. So that’s why we wanted to offer a practical break down of the Brondell Swash 1400. It is one of our top-selling units, and here we would like to outline some of the features that might make the Brondell Swash 1400 a good choice for you.
The Brondell Swash 1400 has all of the basic features plus many unique extras that make it a customer favorite. One of the most unique features of the Swash 1400 is the sittable lid. Unlike other models that do not have weight-bearing lids, you can safely sit on this lid, up to 270 pounds. If being able to sit on the lid is important to you, then the Brondell Swash 1400 would be your best option for that. There is also an adjustable spray-width on this model allowing you to choose how wide of a spray you want with three different width settings. You also get a night light illuminating the bowl area, and a nozzle sterilization function at a lower cost than the similar but higher priced TOTO S550e and S500e. If you want these high end features in a well-made unit at a better price, then the Swash 1400 could be the right choice.
Some people also prefer this seat because of the built-in user presets, which allow you to pre-program water temperature, water pressure, spray width, and spray position for two different people. Then, using your bidet is as simple as pressing the “User 1” or “User 2” button on the remote control.
Additionally, people looking for a seat in beige (also known as biscuit) color can choose this color as an alternative to the standard white color. The Brondell 1400 Swash series is also available in Round size for installing on a round size toilet. Other popular models like the BB 2000 and TOTO S550e only come in elongated size. If these features and options fit what you are looking for then the Brondell Swash 1400 bidet toilet seat would be the right choice for you.
Next, we will discuss how the remote control operates the unit and what the various features do.
How do I use the Brondell Swash 1400? A breakdown of features and using the remote control
The Brondell Swash 1400 comes with a small white remote control with a wall mounting kit so you can place the remote wherever is most convenient. The mounting kit holds the remote in placing using a magnet that is strong enough to keep it secure but simple enough to remove and hold while using it if you prefer. The remote has a total of seventeen buttons all spread out over the front side of the remote. We will break the buttons down into three sections.
The top section of the remote has five buttons which you can think of as the Primary Functions buttons. Next, in the middle section of the remote are seven buttons which are used to adjust the settings of various features, so we’ll refer to these as the Adjustment Control buttons. Finally at the bottom of the remote you will find what we will call the Additional Features buttons. Below, we will break down each of the buttons in the three sections so you can understand what each one does.
Primary Functions Buttons
The five buttons at the top of the remote are generally the five most commonly used functions of the Brondell Swash 1400. These buttons all have a small icon on them plus they have text so you can read what they do. The top left button says Rear and activates the posterior wash function, while the top right button says Front and activates the feminine wash function. The icons are similar so the text definitely helps clarify the difference here. This model has separate wash nozzles for the posterior and feminine wash functions, so these buttons will extend the corresponding nozzle. One of these two buttons will likely be the first button you press whenever you use the unit.
Directly below the posterior wash, is a button with up/down arrows that says Move. This operates the Oscillating wash feature on the Brondell 1400 Swash series. You can press this and the oscillating feature will begin moving the wash nozzle back and forth as it sprays. This is a very useful and popular feature since this function covers more area during the wash cycle and thus provides a more thorough cleaning. Directly to the left of the Move button and below the Front wash is the button marked Dry with a small fan icon. Use this after you are finished with the wash cycle to activate the warm air dryer. The final button in the top primary functions area is the Stop button, clearly labeled "Stop" and with a red square icon. This will stop any feature that is operating so you don’t have to sit through the full cycle.
Adjustment Control Buttons
The middle section of the remote is where you will be able to make adjustments to various settings, so you can think of these as the seven adjustment control buttons. The Plus (+) and Minus (-) buttons, which says Water Pressure / Dry Temp, are used for adjusting the water pressure and the air temperature for the warm air dryer. Simply press these buttons during the wash cycle and the Plus button increases pressure and Minus decreases pressure. These two buttons are also used to increase or decrease the air temperature if pressed when the air dryer is being used. There are three water pressure settings as well as three air temperature settings on the Brondell Swash 1400 bidet toilet seat. To the right of the Plus and Minus buttons are the Up and Down arrow buttons. As it says between them, these buttons are used for adjusting the nozzle position. There are seven nozzle position settings for both the posterior and feminine wash nozzle. Using the “Up” arrow during either wash cycle will move the position forward and the “Down” arrow will adjust the position farther back.
Just below this set of buttons is a row of additional feature adjustments which are clearly printed with their function on each button. First is the Seat Temp button which you will press to adjust the temperature of the heated seat across four settings (Off, Low, Medium and High). Next is the Spray Width button for choosing one of the three width settings for the wash spray. Finally there is the Water Temp button for choosing the temperature level of the water used when the wash cycle is in use. This also has four settings like the Seat Temp button, with Off, Low, Medium and High options. Beneath these three adjustment controls is a small indicator light so you can see what setting is currently in use. A blue light means low, pink light means medium, and a red light means high. If the Seat Temp or Water Temp indicator light is not lit up, it means that setting is turned off.
Additional Features Buttons
There are five buttons at the bottom of the remote that are used for additional features on the Brondell Swash 1400, which you may or may not use regularly depending on your personal preference. These five buttons are laid out in the same pattern as the five Primary Function buttons at the top of the remote. The first additional feature button at the top left of this bottom section says “Sterilize” and as you’d expect initiates the sterilization function. When pressed, a small amount of silver oxide is released in the water and acts as an antibacterial agent to sterilize the nozzle. You don’t need to use this on a regular basis, (just periodically is OK) as a way to do a more thorough nozzle cleansing. The upper right button in this area says Deodorize which activates the deodorizer fan to pull air through the carbon filter and remove odors from the toilet bowl area.
In the middle area you will find a button that says Auto. Use this to initiate a 90 second rear wash cycle (at medium water temperature / medium width / high pressure) with the oscillating feature on. As soon as the 90 second wash completes, a two minute dry cycle (set to medium air temperature) will begin. If you keep the Auto button pressed for five seconds this will initiate the same auto wash/dry but for the feminine wash.
The final two buttons, on the bottom left and right, are the User Presets and are marked as User 1 and User 2. These are used to save the preferred water temperature, spray-width, water pressure, nozzle position and oscillating preference for two different users. To save the settings, you simply use the bidet and choose your preferred settings. After you stop the wash cycle or it automatically ends after two minutes, you can press User 1 or User 2 for five seconds. You will hear a beep which tells you the settings have been saved.
The remote control is the key to taking advantage of the many features of the Brondell Swash 1400 bidet toilet seat. Most people find it to be a fairly intuitive layout that is easy for new users to understand and use quickly. It’s also a user-friendly and practical design that is a slimmer upgrade from Brondell’s previous models.
What might I be missing with this bidet seat compared to others?
Sometimes the hardest part in making a new purchase is deciding what features you can do without. There are many similarities among the best bidet seats, but there are small differences that are often what help people make their final decision. We covered some of the reasons the Brondell 1400 seat may be a good choice for you in the paragraphs above. Now we will go over a couple of the features you won’t get with this model that you can find on others.
The Brondell Swash 1400 is loaded with lots of features and functionality, so there are only a couple of omissions left off this unit that you can get in other bidets. First of all, if you are looking for a unit that has an automatic opening and closing lid and seat, you aren’t getting that with the Brondell Swash 1400. Other models, specifically the popular TOTO S550e and the Kohler Novita BH90/90, are the models you’ll want to choose if you want the auto open and close functionality. Another feature not found here is the enema wash feature. The Bio Bidet BB 2000 as well as the older BB 1000 model are both equipped with an enema wash feature that can be useful for people with certain medical needs. These Bio Bidet seats also have stronger wash sprays compared to the Brondell and other models. If you need a model with an enema wash or stronger spray pressure, and don’t think features like a sittable lid or user presets are important, then the BB 2000 may be a better option for you.
Here is our head-to-head comparison of the Brondell Swash 1400 vs Bio Bidet BB 2000
And here is our head-to-head comparison of the Brondell Swash 1400 vs. TOTO S550e
Final Thoughts on the Brondell Swash 1400
The Brondell Swash 1400 bidet toilet seat is a fully-loaded model which includes several user-friendly features that make it one of the most popular models available. The upgrades that Brondell has added to this latest in their Swash series makes the Brondell 1400 one of the best-equipped seats on the market. The sittable lid and spray width adjustment are unique features that make this model stand out, not to mention the user-friendly functions like the Auto feature, two user presets, night light and deodorizer. Brondell is a well-regarded brand within the industry, and compared with similar quality units with similar features, the Swash 1400 is very competitively priced. Brondell also offers an optional five year extended warranty for $99, so they stand behind their product. Overall the Brondell 1400 Swash series will continue to be one of the most popular bidet seats thanks to its combination of great features and options in a high-end model at a very reasonable price.
A: Yes, the Brondell Swash 1400 and all of our electric bidet toilet seats must be plugged into a standard 120V GFI outlet in order for any of the features to work. The power cord extends from the rear left side of the bidet as you are facing the toilet, and it is approximately 4 feet long.
Q: Do I need to hire a plumber to install?
A: The bidet seat is designed for do-it-yourself (DIY) installation and does not require a plumber. Most customers can install the bidet in about 30 minutes or less. All of the installation hardware needed for installation comes with the bidet, including a T-Valve and bidet hose for connecting to your existing water line as well as a mounting kit to install on top of your toilet.
Q: Do I need a hot water connection?
A: No, the Brondell Swash 1400 and other electric bidet seats heat the water internally. The bidet uses a tankless system for instant and continuous warm water that stays warm for as long as you wash. You should only connect the bidet to a cold water line. Connecting to a hot water line is not necessary and may damage the bidet.
Q: What is the weight limit?
A: The weight limit for the seat is 330 pounds. And unlike most bidet seats, the Swash 1400 has a lid you can sit on with a weight limit of 270 pounds.
Q: Can I return it if I don’t like it?
A: Bidet seats are hygienic products and typically are not returnable once they have been installed, however the Brondell Swash 1400 is covered under our 30 Day Risk-Free Trial. So you can return the unit if you are not satisfied with it by contacting us within 30 days of your purchase date.
Q: Can I use the bidet as a regular toilet seat if I don’t want to use the bidet functions?
A: Yes, if you don’t activate the features through the remote control, you can simply use the toilet as you normally would.
Q: What if I have a problem with the bidet?
A: The product is backed by a three year limited warranty from Brondell. You have 100% coverage of parts and labor during your first year of ownership, and then 75% during year two and 50% during year three respectively.
Q: Is it hard to use the different features?
A: All of the features are operated through a remote control which comes with a wall mounting kit so you can place the remote wherever is most convenient. To use the wash functions, you simply press either Rear or Front to begin the wash you want, and you can press the Stop button at any time to stop the spray. Making adjustments to the water temperature, pressure and nozzle position is done the up and down arrows on the remote which are marked. Most people find the remote very simple and easy to use.
Q: How do I clean the bidet seat?
A: We recommend using warm soapy water and a soft cloth when cleaning the surfaces of the bidet. Avoid caustic cleaning chemicals as they may streak or scratch the plastic of the bidet. The seat also has a nozzle sterilization feature which uses silver oxide to sterilize the wash nozzle. You can use a brush to clean the nozzle more thoroughly as well, though you do not need to regularly do this as there is a self-rinsing feature that cleans the nozzles with a pressured wash of water before and after use.
Q: What is the difference between the Swash 1400 and Swash 1200?
A: Brondell’s most popular bidet seat by far is the Swash 1400, which looks the same as the Swash 1200 but has some important differences. For example, the 1400 includes a popular oscillating wash function which moves the nozzle back and forth during the cleaning cycle for a better wash and larger area of coverage. Many users utilize the oscillating wash every time they use the bidet. Another feature on the 1400 not available on the 1200 is the warm air dryer with adjustable air temperature. Other notable features missing from the 1200 include a built-in air deodorizer, nozzle sterilization and a stronger warranty (one year vs. three year limited warranty).
Q: What color is the Brondell Swash 1400?
A: The Swash 1400 is available in a standard white color like most bidet seats, and there is also a beige color option. The beige color, also referred to as “biscuit” is a light beige that matches toilets that are beige or biscuit colored. The beige option is an additional $99.00.
Q: What is the width adjustment feature?
A: The Brondell Swash 1400 has a unique width adjustment not found on other bidet seats. The feature allows you to change how wide the stream of water is during the washing cycle. The stream width is initially set to the narrowest setting, and to adjust the width you simply press the button marked “Wide Spray” on the remote control. There are three width settings that increase width each time you press the button until you are at the widest setting. Pressing the button again while on the widest setting will change the spray back to the narrowest stream setting.
Q: What does it mean that it has a twin nozzle system?
A: Some bidets use a single nozzle for both posterior and feminine wash. The twin nozzle system of the Swash 1400 uses two separate nozzles, one for posterior wash and a separate nozzle dedicated for feminine wash. Some people prefer having separate nozzles for the different wash functions, but functionally speaking the single nozzle and twin nozzle systems both provide exceptional cleaning for both posterior and feminine needs.