I’ve always wanted a bidet since first learning what one was.
When I moved into my first home, I decided to go with the Brondell Swash 1000.
I’ve had it now for a little over a year, and this review while be about my personal experiences with the product and a highlight of the features that have been most beneficial for me thus far.
Now with that out of the way, let’s jump right into the review!
- You can control the temperature of the water so that you never have to worry about your delicate parts being sprayed with cold water!
- It has a seat warmer! After getting used to sitting on a heated toilet seat, you likely won’t ever want to go back to sitting on a cold seat again; I know that I haven’t!
- You can actually get thoroughly clean after using the bathroom! With just using toilet paper, most if not all people have had those moments of surprise when you didn’t wipe as well as you thought you did. Unless you just get up from the seat too early, this is highly unlikely to ever happen with this bidet!
- It has a built-in drying feature!
- It has a self-cleaning feature for the nozzles!
- The seat itself is sturdy enough to sit on with the lid down! I’ve sat down on mine with the lid down on several occasions and have had no ill effects!
- It comes with a remote control for easy access!
- There are controls on the side of the seat just in case the batteries run down in the remote or if it is lost.
- The seat is pressure-sensitive, so the bidet features only work if a person is sitting on the seat! This can prevent big messes if you have little ones that might get to the remote or the controls on the side of the bidet.
- It is easy to remove the seat and reattach it! This is useful if you need to get underneath the seat for cleaning!
- This is one of the only 2 bidets on the market, that I know of at least, that is designed to fit just about all toilets, even specialty ones! This can be a defining factor if other bidet brands and models won’t fit on your toilet. This was one of the reasons that I went with this model!
- It has an Economy mode that saves energy! I leave mine on this mode all the time and have not seen a spike in my energy costs!
- It has a feminine wash setting! I love this feature for obvious reasons, but it really adds to the value and benefits of the product since men and women were both considered when designing it!
- The bidet must be plugged in to work. I was remodeling this house when I had my bidet installed, so this wasn’t a problem for me. For some though, this might be an issue if your bathroom doesn’t have an outlet that can be used for it. I had a GFCI power outlet installed specifically for it.
- You could be potentially trading in the savings of not having to use toilet paper for a larger water bill. As of right now, I am single and live alone, so my water bill is hardly ever above $35 a month even with the bidet. For those with several people living with them or those with large families, you might run into an increased water bill if you already use a lot of water!
- It’s an investment! The Brondell Swash 1000 is not cheap! I was fortunate to find mine on a Black Friday deal when I bought it last year, but it still ended up costing me a pretty penny! You’ll need to decide if the hygiene and convenience benefits are worth the investment for you and your loved ones. It certainly was for me!
- It can take a while for the nozzle to start to shoot out water sometimes. From my experience with this bidet, there is sometimes a 15+ second delay between when the nozzle comes out and when the water starts to shoot out. This isn’t always a problem, but if you’re in a hurry, every second can count!
- The built-in dryer might not get you totally dry! It’s nice to have this feature, but the dryer isn’t the strongest. To get completely dry, you would need to wait for however long it took for you to get dry, use some tissue to dry off, or use a cloth or something else to dry yourself. From my experience, even on those few occasions that I have to use toilet paper to dry off, it’s not nearly as much as I used to use, so it’s not that big of a deal.
The bottom line is that the Brondell Swash 1000 is one of the best bidets on the market today!
If you want a bidet that has a plethora of the available bells and whistles, you really can’t go wrong with this model.
That being said, it is an investment. If your budget and needs allow for it, I highly recommend the Brondell Swash 1000 for anyone in the market for a bidet!