The Brondell Swash 1400 is the latest flagship luxury bidet toilet seat from Brondell (S-1400). The Swash 1400 boasts a number of improvements over the previous generation and brings the Brondell Swash series up to date with the latest in bidet toilet seat trends. Brondell has been one of North America's best selling bidet toilet seat brands in the past 5 years and the Swash 1400 is here to continue that legacy.
Available in ROUND or ELONGATED sizes and WHITE or BISCUIT/BEIGE colors.
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At first glance, the Brondell Swash 1400 bidet toilet seat looks pretty similar to the previous Swash 1000 model. Upon closer inspection, you'll notice that the silohuette has been updated with a more modern profile. The lid remains sturdy and sittable, but the water supply inlet and electrical cord are now hidden in a pocket towards the rear left of the unit (when facing the toilet). This creates a more streamlined look for the bidet seat by allowing you to hide the supply hose and electrical cord on the same side. Just in case you already have the power outlet on the other side of the toilet, the Brondell S-1400's power cord should be long enough to wrap around behind the toilet to the right (3.5ft).
An LED nightlight is another smart addition to this latest Brondell Swash lineup. A popular trend in modern bathrooms, an LED nightlight for the toilet allows users to use the bathroom at night without having to turn on the bathroom lights--an important safety feature so your eyes won't need to readjust in dark hallways. The Brondell Swash 1400 bidet has an automatic air deodorizer, but unlike the previous generation, this deodorizer has a replaceable catridge so it can be refreshed in the event that it loses effectiveness.
The Brondell Swash 1400 toilet seat bidet is still operated via a wireless remote control that comes with a magnetic wall mount. The remote control has been updated with a thinner profile and less bulk. The remote still has a nice clean layout, but now you also have the ability to save 2 user preset profiles. This will help you save a few button presses in case different users prefer different settings. The other new button that's been added is an "auto" button that will run through full rear wash cycle and then a full drying cycle with one press.
The last big improvement that Brondell added to the Swash 1400 bidet toilet seat is to the wash nozzle itself. To address a concern from the previous generation, the Swash 1400 wash nozzle has been extended and there are more position settings during cleansing. This gives the bidet seat a longer cleansing range and provides a farther reaching front feminine spray.
Same Great Quality
The Brondell Swash 1400 bidet toilet seat is a step forward for an already uber popular model. In addition to the great improvement listed above, it still sports all the great standard features you'd expect from a luxury washlet including a tankless water heating system, dual stainless steel nozzles, heated seat, warm airy dryer, deodorizer and sturdy construction.
Full Feature List
- Front and Rear wash
- Dual stainless steel nozzles with adjustable position
- Nozzle oscillation
- Self cleaning nozzles with nozzle sterilization function
- Adjustable water temperature and spray pressure
- Tankless water heating system with ceramic core for endless warm water
- Heated seat with adjustable temperature
- Aerated cleansing spray with 3 adjustable spray widths
- Warm air dryer with adjustable temperature
- Air deodorizer with replaceable cartridge
- Slow closing seat and lid
- 2 programmable user presets
- LED nightlight (blue)
- Quick release for easy cleaning
- Automatic eco mode
- Wireless remote control with wall mount
- One touch auto button
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- (1) 7/8" Metal T-Valve
- (1) Bidet Seat Supply Hose
- (1) 90 Degree Elbow
- (1) 7/8" to 3/8" Metal Braided Hose
- (2) Mounting Screws
- (1) Seat Mounting Bracket
- Batteries for Remote
The Brondell Swash 1400 from BidetKing.com 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 of all parts and labor for the entire bidet for the second year from original date of purchase
- 50% Coverage of all parts and labor for the entire bidet for the third year from original date of purchase
Optional 5 Year Extended Manufacturers Full Warranty ($99):
100% Coverage of all parts and labor for the entire bidet for the first 5 years from original date of purchase
Brondell is one of the leading bidet companies in the United States. Brondell has made a reputable name for itself with popular models like the Swash 1000, and the updated Swash 1400 bidet toilet seat. Here, our bidet expert breaks down the features, strengths and weaknesses of the Brondell Swash 1400.
FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS
The Swash 1400 is Brondell’s flagship model. It boasts great luxury features such as adjustable heated seat, adjustable spray pressure, oscillating spray, wide spray capability, and many others. In its arsenal, the 1400 also carries a handful of unique features like user presets, a cool blue night light, dual nozzles, and a sittable lid. Here is the break down of these terms and what they entail.
The Brondell Swash 1400 is one of the few popular models that utilizes separate nozzles for the front and rear wash. The first thing to clarify about this dual nozzle feature is that both nozzles do not spray at the same time. One nozzle is dedicated solely for the rear wash, while the other is solely used for the front, feminine wash. Some users like the idea of having separate nozzles for each function for cleanliness. In practice, you’ll never actually be able to tell whether the bidet seat washing you is using one nozzle with different sections, or two separate nozzles. They feel the same. Also, the nozzle never touch you and are self cleaning, so cleanliness isn’t much of an issue. The Swash 1400 does have a better front feminine reach than its predecessor the Swash 1000, and is now about the same as other top bidet seats.
Tankless, Ceramic Core Heating System
The Brondell Swash 1400 has a ceramic heating component that is tankless and is fully capable of producing continuous warm water. The Swash 1400 has four modes of temperature that are displayed on its remote above its “Spray Temp” button. No light on indicates room temperature water is flowing through the bidet, blue light on means low 90 degree water, pink light on indicates 95 degree water, and a red light on means high 100 degrees fahrenheit water is flowing through the unit.. The Swash 1400 water heating is consistent and lasts for the entire wash cycle. There’s a tiny lag of room temperature water in the beginning, which is normal for tankless on demand style heaters.
The Swash 1400’s dual nozzles are composed of stainless steel nano coated nozzles. This stainless steel nano coated nozzle prevents bacteria from thriving upon the nozzle all while keeping aesthetic integrity. Stainless steel is a natural antibacterial element which also helps with corrosion. Similar to the dual nozzle feature, a stainless steel nozzle is a nice-to-have but not necessarily crucial element. As a user, you’ll never be able to tell what the nozzle is made out of, and some of the most expensive bidet seats on the market (TOTO) still use plastic.
Adjustability and Convenience
The Brondell Swash 1400 has fully adjustable nozzles in spray pressure, nozzle positioning, water temperature, and in a more unique convenience: wide spray. These conveniences are designed for precision as well as an effective wash. Water temperature is capable of changing between four temperature settings as described above in the Heating System section. The nozzles also have 7 different nozzle positions for the best targeted wash possible. With the precision also comes the ability to go wide, a unique adjustment that changes the width of the spray. The wide spray feature has 3 different settings of width. The widest setting hits your body with roughly a 3” diameter and is a more gentle feeling spray. The narrowest setting hits with roughly a 1” diameter and is the most forceful. Overall, the spray pressure of the Swash 1400 is about average for the market.
The Brondell Swash 1400’s deodorizer is a replaceable deodorizer that is very simple to swap out. One quick slide of its tab and a switch with a new cartridge and you’re done. It is important to note the deodorizer is a carbon deodorizer and not scented. It is due to carbons properties that this feature helps to deodorize the smell of the room. It’s fairly effective, but like all deodorizers, doesn’t completely eliminate all odors.
The presets on the Brondell Swash 1400 has the capability to remember two users. The program is capable of remembering the following options: Water Temperature Level, Nozzle Position, Spray Level, Spray width, and Nozzle Oscillation. Programming of these presets isn’t too hard and should only take about a minute or two.
Nozzle Sterilization / Self Cleaning
One of the best features on the Brondell Swash 1400 is its sterilization feature. This feature is activated with a simple button labelled “sterilization.” Once pressed a cleansing silver oxide nano-particle water treatment will begin. This will last for 60 seconds while the nozzle extends and retracts. This Silver oxide nano-particle system was designed to be antifungal and anti-bacterial in order to keep your nozzles sterile and free of corrosion. The nano-particles according to Brondell never lose effectiveness and never need replacing. In reality, it’s hard to say how much better this feature is than other brands’ self cleaning nozzles, but we’ll take Brondell’s word for it.
Seat Heating and Seat Size
The Brondell Swash 1400 offers a seat warmer like most bidets. This seat warmer is as simple and as intuitive as most features found on the Brondell Swash 1400. To activate the seat warmer simply press the “Seat Temp.” button. A blue light will immediately appear displaying its low setting of 89 degrees, if pressed again the unit will switch over to Medium displaying a pink light indicating 93 degrees, its last setting is a red light and this will offer warm heating of 97 degrees.
The seat on the Brondell has some slight differences from other bidet seats. These differences may be seen as beneficial knowledge so we decided to include them. One nice design difference we noted on the Brondell Swash 14000 is that it has a slight bit more opening space than most units. It is not much, but the opening is about ½” longer. Where most elongated bidet seats have an average opening of 8” x 11, the Brondell Swash 1400 is a little bit bigger at 8” x 11.5”.
Seat height is another highlight of the Brondell Swash 1400. The Swash is what one would call a slim profile seat. At its highest rise on the rear end of the unit it is 5 inches, and at its lowest point on the front lip of the seat it is about 1.5”.
What surprises many first time bidet seat users is that the lids are not sittable. That means when you close the lid down, it’s not designed to support adult weight. For some users that use their toilet lid like an extra seat in the bathroom, this is a deal breaker. Others don’t care. The Brondell Swash 1400 is one of the few bidet toilet seats that has a sturdy, sittable lid that will support up to 300lbs. A very nice feature.
Another strength of the Brondell Swash 1400 has to be its remote. The Swash 1400’s remote is simple in use and sleek in design. All functions are jotted down in simple to understand words or symbols. The remote easily sits in your hand and is not overly big or thick for ease of use. Its wall mount is slim and the remote attaches to it magnetically. The one minor downside to the remote that is powered by less conventional batteries: coin cell batteries, but shouldn’t be hard to find at any local store.
The installation process for the Brondell Swash 1400 is fairly standard - not harder or easier than any other bidet seat once you have an electrical outlet in place. It is a matter of twenty minutes for anyone who is fairly handy. The installation of the Swash 1400 does not require any real plumbing and all parts for standard installation are included with the unit. Note that the 1400 requires a minimum of 1.75” clearance behind the toilet seat bolt holes. It is not compatible with one-piece toilets with a french curve.
The Brondell Swash 1400 runs on a standard 15 amp 110/120 volt outlet perfectly fine. A dedicated circuit is not required so long as there’s no other heavy appliances on the same circuit. At its highest settings, the Swash 1400 will draw about 1400 watts during a wash. The seat will only draw this much power when all temperatures are set to maximum levels and while it is currently spraying - so maybe 5 minutes per day. It will only draw about 55 watts or less when idle. On average, electronic bidet seats will cost $30-$45 a year in electricity.
The Brondelll Swash 1400 is a very nice bidet seat and its flaws are minimal. In our opinion. Its biggest drawback is a relatively weak warranty for its price. Its competitors in this price range offer a 3 year 100% coverage of parts and labor warranties. The Swash 1400 has a limited warranty that degrades in coverage each year (100%, 75%, 50%). Brondell does offer a 5 year premium warranty of 100% full coverage for an additional $99.
Another potential drawback is the spray pressure. The Swash 1400 has good enough pressure for normal cleansing, but if you are used to higher spray pressures from other models, than you may find it lacking.
Lastly, the Swash 1400 seat has a bit of a slope near the back that we’ve heard is an issue for some users. It is not a common complaint, but some customers find this to be true and it is something to note.
Why Should You Buy the Brondell Swash 1400?
The Brondell Swash 1400 is truly a luxury class bidet seat built with great quality from a company with a strong reputation. It is loaded with solid features as described above, but what makes it special is its sleek design and unique features. The fully sittable lid on the Brondell Swash 1400 is one that isn’t found too often in many bidets. The cool blue night light, presets, dual nozzles, and very sleek remote are also very unique features found on the Brondell Swash 1400. Lastly, The Swash 1400’s simple use of functions upon the remote make this a great seat for anyone, no matter how tech savvy, to use with ease. Additionally, it comes with a 30 day money back guarantee trial. Brondell, as well as all of us here at BidetKing are confident you’re going to love this bidet seat.
Other Models to Consider
- Bidet seats in the same category:: Bio Bidet BB-2000, Kohler Novita BH-90, TOTO K300
- Another bidet toilet seat with a sittable lid: Alpha JX
- A more luxurious bidet seat: TOTO S550e Washlet
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
I really wanted to try this product. I yearned for it so long until I was able to save enough money to be able to pay once I charge it. I used to have a working outlet but there was an issue, waited several months before management decided to replace it, then they sold the building without doing the work. New management took over and replaced it in 12/2020 although I purchased it in 12/2019. Got hospitalized and new management demolished bathroom to redo it. Unfortunately they changed our round toilets to elongated. I had never opened the box ever and asked if it was possible to do an exchange and I was told no because 45 days had passed. I was willing to send it back so they can see it was never opened. Customer service is everything and special circumstances do happen. I am totally disappointed in the customer service I received.
Features are good and it works well. We all like it. Only the pipe connections are little bit hard to install.
This is our first Bidet so I am no expert and have only used a few of these things when traveling over seas. In all the installation was easy and well documented. The product comes with most everything you need, but everyone's setup is different so you may have to go to the hardware store and get different fittings and hoses. Overall, the construction seems sturdy and the unit does as advertised. I have had no major complaints or issues with the unit in the first few months of use. I didn't think the remote was necessary when I made the purchase, but it is awesome and I'm glad we got it.
Now for the not great part:
Water temp is not even close to consistent. It hasn't frozen or scalded us, yet, but you never know what it will be when it hits you. Sometimes is starts off hot and then gets cool, or vise versa. Always a surprise.
There is a long delay when you push the button to clean yourself. It goes through a third cleaning process (it cleans after you are done, it cleans when you sit down, and then again when you press the button), and is supposed to drain the water in the line so you get warm consistent temps. The delay when you press the button to clean and when you get cleaned is never the same so it is always a surprise when it finally hits. I guess this is great if you like surprises. They should add a tone or something to warn you when the action is about to happen.
The light never turns off. I think it's a great feature for middle of the night visits but during the day or when the lights are on it is unnecessary. Looks like they would add a light sensor, like most appliances have, to turn it off if there is another light source.
Like other's have said the fan is about useless unless you have a lot of time to wait.
Don't buy into the 30 day satisfaction guarantee either. The documentation clearly states that you can only return the item new and unused with a restocking fee. Basically a buyers remorse clause. You can't install it, try it, and then return it, unless I miss read something.
Overall, I would purchase again, but the varying temperature and surprise spray really needs to be addressed.
I’ve had my bidet a few months now and love it. This is my first one and I’ve learned all of the features and how to use it. My husband and I both enjoy the freshness that we feel as a result of using this product.
This review is for the Brondell Swash 1400 Round Bidet seat.
Let me begin by establishing that we love our Brondell Swash 1400; and the reason for a score of 3 stars, rather than 5 will be addressed shortly.
Sensitivity alert: Please be aware that this review has been written to give you a factual account of the unit based upon personal experience in a subject area where certain descriptions may be distasteful to some readers – for that I apologize and if you are squeamish, I encourage you to read no further – but for the rest who want to know and understand the pros and cons of these units before deciding whether or not to fork out ½ grand – I invite you to read on.
Note: Some of these points made in this review will be general to all automatic bidets regardless of the manufacture, while other pros/cons specific to this unit alone – so for purposes of clarity each paragraph will begin with a descriptive header (General or Brondell).
General Myth: “When you have an automatic bidet you no longer need toilet tissue” and, “Join the Wash Don’t Wipe Revolution! “ – Reality: you will still need toilet tissue (albeit in significantly reduced amounts) for 2 purposes: 1) to absorb the water that remains (see below about the drying function) and 2) to ensure that you are clean (see my next comment about how well it does its job).
General Myth: “You will be clean as a whistle” – Reality: at the end of each wash/dry cycle, you must check with toilet tissue because I have found that about 10% of the time, you will need to run a second cycle and on very rare occasions a third.
Brondell 1400 Reviewer Myth: Many have reported - the blow dryer does not work – Reality: the air dryer, on warm setting, will evaporate about 80% - 90% of the water that was sprayed during the cleaning process. You then will need only need a small amount of toilet tissue to absorb the small few drops that remain – personally - I like the dryer and use it every time.
Brondell 1400 Myth: “This electronic bidet features an endless warm water spray” Reality: The unit’s water temperature fluctuates considerably during a 2 minute wash. While neither scorching hot nor chillingly cold, it does cycle from VERY warm to quite cool, testing those extremes.
General Advice: If you have Hemorrhoids which may be irritated or inflamed the first shot of water can be real eye opener. If you feel this may be the case, “clench-up” and after the irrigation begins, gradually relax and you should find that the discomfort/burning will be greatly decreased/eliminated.
General Observation: A separate hand controller is very, very useful. The wand supplied with our Brondell Swash 1400, is excellent. Because body position and situations differ, during a 2 minute cleaning, I like to change head positions and spray-width during a programmed wash cycle to achieve better results. I cannot imagine having to reach down to the side of a unit to hunt around for the appropriate button.
General Observation: A heated seat is really nice and appreciated even more so when the weather turns cold – think about that the next time you sit yourself down.
For the Brondell 1400 Circular Model: the measurements required for clearance from the water tank to the screw holes (1 ½”) are MINIMUM requirements and if just met, – the seat (even though it is flat against the water tank), is pushed forward, exposing part of the front rim of the porcelain bowl. The results are that one’s male “member”, will come in contact with the upper porcelain rim several times. If you find this unacceptable, you may want to reconsider, or purchase an elongated toilet and accompanying bidet seat.
Brondell Myth: “[… you can] create your ideal bathroom experience with endless combinations from this home bidet”. Reality: THIS is the reason for my 3 star rating i.e. The programming capability for a unit that costs in the range of ½ a thousand dollars is abysmal since what is offered is, at best, the very minimal needed to enable it to qualify for the description “programmable” .
The Reality: while pressing the “Automatic” (read: preprogrammed wash/dry) Button does the following – the User Programmable Mode WILL NOT:
Allow you to program a dry cycle that begins automatically after the wash – yes, you can manually press the dry button after the wash cycle has finished, but that is not befitting a product that costs this much.
Program a wash cycle for anything other than 2 minutes - yes, you can manually press the stop button to stop the wash, or press the rear wash button twice to extend the wash - but that is not befitting a product that costs this much.
The Brondell User function will not allow you to program discrete segments of a given attribute (e.g. first 20 seconds narrow spray width, followed by next 20 seconds medium spray) – yes, you can manually press the appropriate button(s) during the wash to change settings (e.g. the spray width, the spray position, the water tempe...