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) 90 degree supply 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
Fitment and Installation Guides
Want to know if your toilet is compatible with bidet seats? Or curious about installation process? Here are some helpful resources:
It’s has been a good experience. I placed the order, and was shipped promptly and arrived quickly. It was easy to install and was ready to use in less than an hour. The power cord was too short to reach my outlet so I am temporarily using a 13 amp extension cord until I can have a closer outlet installed. The remote looked rather overwhelming, but with the help of the instruction book and a little trial and error was able to get it set up for 2 users.
We’ve only been using it for a short while. It is comfortable and is doing a great job cleansing with comfortable water temperature and pressure.
The drying feature is not effective though and have to manually dry but that is not a big issue.
The night light is nice, but it should be light sensitive to ambient lighting so it isn’t on all the time.
At this point, I would certainly buy this unit again. Hopefully it will continue to be a dependable device.
The remote really needs to be backlit for night use.
It takes up too much space in the back of the toilet seat and makes sitting on the lid uncomfortable. I am also not using it so much because of the fact that I can't get the heads to hit in the right areas. I probably needed to go into a store and actually see a unit. I am very disappointed in the product and I am contemplating getting another unit.
Had to replace couple year old Swash1000 seat purch for $650? due to faulty seat sensor, could get no help to learn if returning seat to factory for repair would result in $10 part repair or $$$ replace whole seat repair...
We’re so pleased to have this in our master bathroom that now hubby wanting another for the Man Cave’s bathroom!