Some of our most common support questions are from people asking the difference between specific models. In this blog post we hope to answer some of those questions. Three of the top selling bidet toilet seats on the market are the Brondell Swash 1000, Bio Bidet BB-2000 Bliss and the Toto Washlet. There are various Toto models, but we're covering the Washlet in general. At the time of this blog post we do not carry the Toto Washlet, however, we may in the near future.
First of all, these three models, and all electronic models we carry are great products. These three specifically are all from reputable brands, three of the top brands in the market. Many of the electronic bidets have similar features as well. When it comes down to it, it should be the one you feel most comfortable with using the research you've gathered. We've never had a single customer contact us and say they wish they went with a different model, or even complained about the model they purchased. We only sell high quality products, so issues with the bidets are extremely rare. Now let's get into the real differences...
Bidet Seat Price
The Brondell is the least expensive bidet at $599, while the Bio Bidet BB-2000 sells for $699. Then you have Toto. Even Toto's most basic bidet starts near the $700 mark, and as models have more features, prices increase to over $1000. While on the other hand, the Brondell Swash 1000 and Bio Bidet BB-2000 are their companies highest prices bidets, respectively. So what's the difference?
As with most brands, the prices vary depending on the features included. Toto, as many know, is a bathroom sanitary giant. They manufacture faucets, toilets, urinals and bidets, just to name a few. They are known across the globe for their luxury products. On the other hand, Brondell and Bio Bidet are strictly bidets (with the addition of a couple other products). Toto spends a lot of money marketing and building a luxury reputation, this allows them to sell their bidets at an extreme luxury price... and many people don't mind paying this price. Some people just prefer the look and feel of Toto compared to other products. Compare the features from the top Toto brand to Brondell, Bio Bidet, or even Clean Sense, the features are almost identical.
Two distinct features that Toto does have on some of their models are the automatic opening of the lid, and user presets. The automatic opening of the lid occurs when you walk up to the bidet, the lid lifts up so you may sit on the toilet seat. The other feature which some may find handy is the user presets. Each family member may set their preset to how they prefer their wash. They can adjust nozzle placement, pressure, temperature and more without having to do it manually each visit. The $379 Clean Sense DIB-1500R also has this feature.
The Toto Washlets do have one drawback, and that is the warranty. Brondell and Bio Bidet offer three year warranties on their top products, while Toto only offers a one year warranty. That is a bit disappointing when you may be paying significantly more.
Brondell Swash 1000
Where Toto spends time equally across all their products, Brondell focuses the majority of their time on their bidets. Because of this extra emphasis, the Brondell Swash 1000 is perhaps the most widely known bidet on the market. It has won several design and sales awards since it first hit the market. Brondell has a great reputation, and their products have proven to be high quality and reliable over the last decade.
One of the most unique features of the Brondell products is their 'sittable' lid. This means while the lid is closed, users can use it as a seat and not worry about it breaking. While other brands do not recommend sitting on their lids. Another feature exclusive to the Brondell Swash 900 and 1000 is adjustable spray width. This means users can control how wide they want the nozzle spraying when in use. This isn't really an essential feature, but it does help Brondell stand out from the rest.
Bio Bidet BB-2000
Bio Bidet released the BB-2000 to compete with Brondell's Swash 1000. The BB-2000 Bliss doesn't have any unique features to it, but they just tried to make everything better.
They created a 3 in 1 nozzle system designed to produce ultimate water volume. Next they use a hybrid heating system. While some systems use a small heated water tank, and others use a heated coil, Bio Bidet uses both system to provide a constant, consistent water temperature of your choice. Add in a sleek design, LED night light and a choice of white or black remote control, Bio Bidet feels they've created the perfect bidet.
Which Bidet to Choose?
As you can see, although these three models are similar, they each have their own distinctive advantages which make them differ. However, none of them really have any disadvantages. There is no extreme flaw in any of them that sets them apart from the other. For you it may come down to price and/or what you've read in this post to help you decide on what is best for you. With the Brondell and Bio Bidet having a three year warranty, and Toto having a one year warranty, that may be a deciding factor.