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Brondell has an extensive lineup of bidet seats (they make non-electric bidet seats, electric bidet seats, and travel bidets) that make it difficult to distinguish between them. Without knowing how to tell them apart, it’s hard to know which one to get. To make things easier for you, we put together some comparison charts of their most popular non-electric and electric bidets. We hope these charts help you pick the right one.
Brondell Non-Electric Bidet Comparison Chart
Let’s start with the non-electric attachments first. Most non-electric bidets tend to be attachments, rather than seats, that you would install in between your existing toilet and toilet seat, rather than replacing the whole seat. They provide an inexpensive way to add a bidet function to your toilet.
When it comes to non-electric bidets, they have a lot less features than electric ones, but there are a few key features that you may want to look for in your non-electric bidet. For instance, is having warm water important to you? Since we’re talking about non-electric bidets, they would not have power and thus the ability to heat water, but they can definitely connect to an existing hot water supply to source hot water. Among the Brondell non-electric bidets, the PureSpa Dual and the FreshSpa Dual (“Dual” meaning dual temperatures) have a hot water connection.
You may also notice from the chart above that there is a SimpleSpa Dual, but the “Dual” in this case refers to dual nozzles – one feminine wash nozzle and one rear wash nozzle. If having a bidet with dual nozzles is extremely important to you, then pick the SimpleSpa Dual.
The next thing we want to point out is the nozzle positioning. The SimpleSpa bidets have fixed positions, the PureSpa bidets have adjustable positions, and the FreshSpa bidets have three positions. In our opinion, this feature carries less importance because you can always reposition yourself on the toilet seat. But we understand that some people like the ability to move the nozzle around to different positions. If that’s you, you might want to go for the PureSpa or FreshSpa bidets.
When it comes to durable parts, the FreshSpa attachments stand out because they use brass valves that do not wear out the way plastic valves do (may cause leaks after several years use). This also means you will pay a slightly higher price for them as you can see in the chart. The SimpleSpa is the least expensive option and offers the most streamlined, flat, and modern design, whereas the PureSpa and FreshSpa attachments can feel clunky.
All the Brondell attachments come with a 1-year limited warranty.
Brondell Electric Bidet Comparison Chart
Brondell has a number of electric bidet seats. To simplify things, and to ensure you choose a quality model, we included only the most popular ones. These bidets have everything you’d expect as far as cleansing features go, with a front cleanse and rear cleanse. But only the higher end models like the Swash 900, Swash 1000, and Swash 1400 have adjustable spray width. These models also have a gentle “bubble” spray made for sensitive skin as opposed to the regular massage spray, so it could be argued that their sprays are more advanced, but in reality all these bidets will clean just fine.
Other than the Brondell Swash SE400, which has an attached control panel, the bidets in the chart above come with remote controls. Which one you choose is simply a matter of preference, but some people like the remote control better because they can place them anywhere they want, and the toilets look better without something sticking out from the side.
All of the bidets above have a soft closing seat/lid as well as a self-cleaning nozzle, but they start to differ in relatively important features like an air dryer and deodorizer. For instance, the Brondell Swash 900 does not have an air dryer, so don’t pick that one if you are looking for an air dryer. Along with the Swash SE400, it also doesn’t have a deodorizer. While all the bidets have stainless steel nozzles, the Swash SE400 and SE600 come with one nozzle rather than two nozzles. Dual nozzles mean the bidet has separate nozzles for front (feminine) and rear wash.
One of the really important things to consider when purchasing an electric bidet is what kind of water heating system you want. There are typically three kinds: tank system, tankless system, and a hybrid system that uses both tank and tankless technology. You can read our full explanation of the advantages and disadvantages of tank, tankless, and hybrid water heating systems here, but what we can tell you now is that Brondell uses either tank or tankless systems.
Under a tank system, there is a reservoir that keeps warm water stocked and ready to use, but the tank reservoir will run out of water usually after one person uses the bidet (or before the person even finishes using the bidet!), so the next person will have to wait for water to warm up again. Under a tankless system, the water heater works “on-demand” so that when someone uses the toilet, the water heater heats the water as it passes through, and thus will require a higher power draw.
As for luxury features like the night light, you can find it on the Swash SE400, Swash SE600, and Swash 1400 bidets. They also have what’s called a one-touch auto mode that starts a 90-second wash cycle followed by a 2-minute dry cycle. This is a convenience feature intended to take the guesswork out of using a bidet. It’s ideal for toilets that will be used by visiting house guests. So you might want to pick these bidets for this handy feature.
The Swash SE400, SE600, and 900 each come with a 1-year limited warranty, while the Swash 1000 and 1400 each come with 3-year limited warranties.
As you can probably tell, the features really vary among the Brondell electric bidets, so make sure you read to chart carefully to see which bidet has the features you want.