Bio Bidet 2000 Vs. Brondel 1400
These bidet seats are fully loaded, meaning both will come with a heated seat, endless warm water, warm air dryer, adjustable nozzles, slow closing seats and lids, wireless remote, adjustable spray pressure and more. These are features that both the Bio Bidet BB-2000 and the Brondell Swash 1400 have in common, but let's take a closer look at the key differences between these two high end bidet toilet seats.
Brondell Swash 1400 Bidet Toilet Seat
Differences in Design
As shown in the measurements below, there’s not a huge distinction between the Bio Bidet BB-2000 and Brondell Swash 1400 in terms of size. The BB-2000 is slightly longer and wider, but by no more than an inch. The Brondell Swash 1400 does have a slightly more streamlined look to its overall design which changes its aesthetic. The Bio Bidet has a silver gray accent bar across the rear of the unit, while the Swash does not. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and so we’ll let you make up your own mind about which one you find more attractive.
A key difference between these two models is that the Bio Bidet 2000 has its electrical cord on the right side when facing the toilet, while the Brondell 1400 has its cord on the left side when facing the toilet. You can always add an extension cord and wrap the cord to the other side of the toilet if needed.
|Measurement||Bio Bidet BB-2000||Brondell Swash 1400|
|Front Height||1 5/8"||1 1/4"|
|Rear Height||5 1/8"||5 7/8"|
|Length||20 7/8"||20 5/8"|
|Electrical Cord Length||45"||41"|
In terms of spray pressure, there is a significant difference between the two models. The Bio Bidet BB-2000 offers some of the strongest, if not the strongest spray pressure out on the market. If both models are set to maximum spray pressure, the BB-2000 will be about 30-40% stronger than the Swash 1400. This is not to say that the Swash 1400 has a weak spray, it’s just that the BB-2000 specializes in this field.
In addition to the spray pressure, the Bio Bidet also has a higher spray volume than the Swash 1400. By our own measurements, we found that the BB-2000 is capable of spraying almost 1L/min, while the Swash 1400 is closer to .6L/min.
Water Heating Type
Both models offer endless warm water, but their heating methods are different. The Brondell Swash 1400 utilizes a tankless water heater, meaning that there is no reservoir within. The water heats up instantaneously and continues to produce warm water. Like all tankless models, there will be a split second lag before the water turns warm. The plus side is that it’s extremely energy efficient because it’s never heating the water while not in use.
The Bio Bidet BB 2000 on the other hand has a hybrid heater, which brings the best of both a tank type heater and a tankless. It has a heated reservoir that keeps a small supply of water warm, while also heating the water during a wash to offer an endless supply. There’s no initial lag, but the drawback is it uses more energy while idle.
Night Light: In-bowl LED night lights are growing in demand and the Swash 1400 delivers on that front. It offers a blue LED that makes your toilet bowl glow blue. The BB-2000 on the other hand has a small blue LED light on its auxiliary control panel. This light shines on the side of the seat, not inside the bowl.
Enema Function: The Bio Bidet BB 2000’s unique feature is an enema function that provides exceptional use. It’s a powerful, yet very narrow spray that provides constipation relief. There are a handful of “enema functions” on the market, but the BB-2000’s is one of the few that BidetKing is comfortable standing behind as being very effective. The Swash 1400 does not have this feature.
Sittable Lid: A sittable lid is a very unique feature limited to only a handful of units out in the market. It is a feature that many do not consider but are grateful for having at the end of the day, especially if you are one to sit on the toilet lid while cutting your toenails or watching kids as they bathe. The Brondell Swash 1400 offers a sturdy sittable lid that supports close to 300lbs. The BB-2000 does not.
User Presets: The Brondell 1400 has the ability to save 2 user presets on the remote control. This will save the water temp and spray pressure settings of 2 different people. In theory, this is a great feature, but in reality, it falls a little bit short because the user still needs to press several buttons to get a wash done. The Bio Bidet 2000 does not have this feature.
|Feature||Bio Bidet BB-2000||Brondell Swash 1400|
|Adjustable Spray Pressure||Yes||Yes|
|Adjustable Water Temperature||Yes||Yes|
|Self Cleaning Nozzle||Yes||Yes|
|Soft Close Lid||Yes||Yes|
|Warm Air Dryer||Yes||Yes|
|Sturdy Sittable Lid||No||Yes|
|Energy Saving Mode||Yes||Yes|
|LED Nightlight||Side of seat||In-bowl|
|One Button Wash and Dry||Yes||Yes|
The remote for the Brondell Swash 1400 has some very positive feedback in regard to its function and form. The remote itself is clear and well laid out to provide an overall feel in your hand that is very ergonomic. As for the intuitiveness of the Swash 1400’s remote, it is fairly simple with easy to understand symbols and actual text found on the buttons. The remote is magnetically attached to its wall mount. A big drawback is the use of non-standard batteries.
The Bio Bidet BB-2000’s remote (available in white or black) is a bit more robust in its overall body size. The remote is ergonomic although a bit thicker, and can be preferable for those who wish to have a bigger remote with an LCD screen. The BB-2000’s remote isn’t extremely complex, but the use of all symbols and no text means it may have a higher learning curve. The remote uses 2 AA batteries and slides into its wall mount.
Differences in Nozzle
Both the Bio Bidet BB-2000 and the Brondell Swash 1400 use stainless steel nozzles with antimicrobial technology. Both seats have self cleaning systems for keeping the nozzles clean between uses. The Bio Bidet 2000 uses on single nozzle with 3 sections for its 3 wash functions. The tip is removable for cleaning and/or replacement.
The Brondell Swash 1400 uses a dual nozzle system with one nozzle for the rear wash and the other for the front, feminine. Does it really matter if it’s one nozzle or two? Nope, although some people like the idea of having a nozzle dedicated to each individual washing area.
Seat Durability for Heavier Users
So which one is the sturdier seat between the two? From our research here at
BidetKing we have found that the Bio Bidet BB-2000 is better suited than the Swash 1400 in handling larger users. Rated up to 420lbs, the BB-2000 has a nice sturdy seat and when combined with its great spray pressure - is ideally suited for users over 300lbs.
The Brondell 1400’s seat feels very sturdy and its sittable lid is not flimsy like the Bio Bidet’s. However, its spray pressure strength is not well suited for larger users.
The Brondell Swash 1400 is covered by a 3 Year Manufacturer's Limited Warranty: 100% coverage of all parts and labor for the entire bidet for the first year from original date of purchase, 75% coverage for the second year and 50% coverage for the third year. Optional 5 Year Extended Manufacturer’s Full Warranty ($99): 100% Coverage of all parts and labor for the entire bidet for the first 5 years from original date of purchase.
The Bio Bidet 2000 is covered by a 3 Year Manufacturer's Full Warranty:
100% coverage of all parts and labor for the entire bidet for the first 3 years from original date of purchase. Optional 6 Year Extended Manufacturer’s Full Warranty ($99): 100% Coverage of all parts and labor for the entire bidet for the first 6 years from original date of purchase.
So the overall conclusion? The Brondell Swash 1400 is the ideal bidet seat if you want a luxury quality bidet with sittable lid, user presets, in bowl LED light, and prefer average spray pressure.
The Bio Bidet BB2000 is for you if you prefer stronger spray pressure, would like an enema function, and/or are a heavier user (over 250lbs).
Which one is better? Well that’s a matter of what you value in a bidet and what suits your individual needs - these are both fantastic high end bidet seats.