You may of discovered whilst shopping that there is a huge number of toilets to choose from. Undoubtedly, there is going to be some poor quality ones among them. However, there are steps you can take, alongside tell tale signs to reduce the chances of wasting your money on a bad product.
To find the best toilets, according to Toilet brains, you should look into the flush power, which will consist of checking either the Class rating (up to 5), or the MaP rating system (up to 1000g) Both of these things we use to assess a toilets flushing performance. However, some of these high performance options are nowhere near as efficient as they could be. In this day and age, we don’t think there is any reason to choose products with a 1.6 gallon flush. 1.28 efficient flushing systems are more than enough to achieve the desired results. Keep your eyes open whilst shopping, as such models will come with a WaterSense label attached (usually on the tank). We’ve used this information to our advantage to pick a few of what we see as among the top toilets on the market.
Toto Eco Drake CST743E#01
Taking time to look at the specifics, the Eco Drake is number one on our list for obvious reasons. The three main points we would like to point out are related to the brand, the price, and the water consumption. On all three specs, this model smashes our expectations.
Let’s start with the brand. TOTO are a reputable company not just in the USA, but also worldwide. A bit of research will tell you a lot about the quality of their products, with the majority of consumer feedback left on online stores being far more positive than negative. Very few complaints across the board because they manufacture durable bathroom hardware, and this toilet is no different.
Then there is the price tag. This is a unit affordable for the majority of consumers. Where we consider three hundred and fifty dollars to be average, this toilet can often be found for a respectable two hundred and fifty dollars. Great for people not wanting to break the bank on the renovation of their bathroom.
Finally, our point about water consumption may fly over many of our readers heads. But there is an important distinction between low flow and standard toilets. When you compare the numbers over time, you stand to save up to twenty percent more water on average which your household bills will thank you for! However, because it utilizes TOTO’s E-Max flush, you get all the benefits of a strong flush, with none of the drawbacks of excessive water usage.
So, to conclude, we have a toilet that’s affordable to the masses, doesn’t waste water, and has a reliable brand behind it. A solid pick for any home owner.
American Standard Cadet 3 2989.101.020
The Cadet 3 from American Standard fits nicely into second place on our list. Doesn’t quite reach the same heights as the TOTO Drake in our opinion, but it still has plenty of great things going for it. The major difference between them is the price and design. They share plenty of similarities when it comes to flushing performance. Lets break it down below.
Price wise, this is certainly the more expensive of the two. Falling around the four hundred bucks mark, depending on where you shop. That’s a negative, however, you can ask why it’s that little bit more pricey. For me, it’s all about the design. A concealed trapway makes the world of difference to the aesthetics. Only you can decide if its worth that much more.
Moving onto the flush, it’s equipped with a three inch flush valve, and operates on FloWise technology which utilizes 1.28 gallons. Nothing heavy, but strong performance can be expected. The EverClean glossing only improves this as it provides a glossy finish for the water to clean the bowl thoroughly.
Whilst second place, this still beats the majority of its competition in our opinion, and is certainly a toilet that should be on your radar.