If you are reading this, you are probably planning to build a house and install an efficient yet powerful toilet for your convenience. Or, maybe your home’s old flushing toilets are not working well and you are tired of the constant maintenance.
A home with toilets that flush poorly is just a pain in the butt (pun intended). It might even cause you to be apprehensive about inviting your family and friends and over to watch the big game. Luckily, there is a solution.
Reviews of Efficient Yet Powerful Toilets
Like every other item in your house, not all toilets are made to the same standards. Some are basic lower quality that do the bare minimum, while others are more premium. In this article, we will review three of the best flushing toilets in the market today. In the end, you should be able to choose which one works best for you according to your tastes, preferences and budget.
TOTO Eco Soiree
This product from the very respectable TOTO is a toilet with a high efficiency flush system that uses about 1.28 gallons of water every time you flush. When you purchase this product, you can be sure you’re getting a premium design.
This toilet complies with ADA requirements with regards to the shape and height of the toilet seat, and is considered to fit the “Universal Height” specification. It comes fully packaged with a lid and a soft closing seat so you don’t have to worry about that annoying loud thump of a dropped seat in the middle of the night.
The toilet is manufactured in China. It is basically a one-piece toilet with a skirted bowl. Its high profile tank reduces the amount of floor space used when compared to many of the standard toilets in the market.
This particular model also uses an elongated bowl design, which is extremely popular as many people feel it’s more comfortable. It also uses a chrome trip lever that stands out from the rest of the toilet.
The very efficient Tornado flush system is one of TOTO’s major selling points. The Tornado flush system that comes with this model pushes water using two jets that create a centrifugal action hence increasing the efficiency rate of the flush. Once you start using this flush, you will notice how efficient and effective it really is and wonder why you went so long without it.
The Tornado flush system isn’t the only unique thing TOTO brand toilets have going for them. Some of them also use something called SanaGloss. SanaGloss is a special gloss that prevents the buildup and accumulation of stains, mold and bacteria thus making it easier to keep your Eco Soiree clean, and making cleanup a breeze.
The TOTO Eco Soiree toilet only uses 1.28 gallons of water every time you flush. The flush is also high efficiency meaning it’s quite powerful.
The amount of water used combined with high efficiency in flushing off waste makes this product to be among the most efficient and powerful flushing toilets on the market today.
This model comes in different bowl sizes to make it suitable for different people and spaces. You can get the standard size 12”, or instead opt for the 10” or 14” versions.
With all the advantages that come with this model, the Eco Soiree can be quite difficult to install because of its weight due to it being an all in one single piece design. Most people do not consider this a problem because they normally hire an experienced technician to install it for them, but if this is for a DIY project, it’s something to keep in mind.
The TOTO Eco Soiree Toilet is an ADA and EPA Water Sense approved product making it great for homes but also suitable for use in office restrooms and commercial centers catering to the general public.
TOTO Drake II
The Drake II (model # CST454CEFG) is another very highly efficient option from toilet manufacture TOTO as it also only only 1.28 gallons of water for every flush. Even with this small amount of water the Drake II can flush down up to eight hundred grams of pure solid waste making this model to be among the best flushing toilets available.
The basic design of the Drake II is your typical 2-piece set up. It does however use an elongated bowl, which is very popular with homeowners these days. It is also considered to meet the Universal Height guidelines making it an excellent choice for homes or for workplaces and public restrooms.
As mentioned previously, this TOTO toilet is a two-piece toilet. It uses the same Tornado flush system as the Eco Soiree. You get a powerful flush without using excess water. It’s so efficient, using only 1.28 GPF which is twenty percent lower than standard toilets that normally use at least 1.6 GPF, that it qualifies for the EPA’s WaterSense recognition.
When it comes to cleaning a toilet, it really comes down to three things. How well does it stay clean on its own, how well does it clean itself (the flush), and how easy is it to clean. The answer to all three of these questions for this model is, pretty darn easy.
The SanaGloss (normally called CeFiONtec in some Toto literature) ceramic glaze helps to keep it clean and makes cleaning easy, and the powerful flush does the rest,
Feel good about not wasting water with each flush as this model only uses a paltry 1.28 gallons per. That’s about as efficient as it gets. But, it does not take away from how powerful it is either, so you can feel confident your business is going to vanish when you press the handle.
The two piece design makes this a rather simple install as it’s not overly heavy. It’s ADA compliant so it’s of standard height. That means there aren’t any curveballs you’ll have to deal with.
If you can install a standard toilet, you can install this one.
The Kohler model #K-3889-0, is part of their Highline series. It is a clean, efficient and well-designed toilet that conserves water through both style and function. Like the other toilets mentioned above, this Kohler model does not sacrifice flushing power for the sake of water efficiency. You get the best of both worlds.
The K-3889-0 is covered here due to its flushing efficiency, but it covers some others areas of modern design that people tend to love. It uses an elongated bowl shape that’s more comfortable than your standard bowls. And, it’s manufactured to Kohler’s Comfort Height standards making sitting onto it and standing up from it easier on your knees.
The Kohler K-3889-0 has a high precision tank engineered to deliver a quality service for you. The bowl and the trap way work perfectly together to create a powerful siphon when you flush. It delivers excellent performance while only using a very conservative 1.28 gallons per flush, which Kohler estimates saves the average person over 16,500 gallons each and every year.
This model uses Kohler’s Class Five flushing technology to get the most out of each flush. That means a cleaning interior bowl for you. The exterior is easy enough to wipe down, and the chrome flushing handle cleans up well if taken care of.
Just like the TOTO models, this Kohler matches them exactly as far as water consumption. It’s a very minimal 1.28 GPF. That has earned the K-3889-0 a WaterSense certification. It uses approximately 20 percent less water than most standard toilets in the market and has also been qualified by the California Energy Commission (CEC), Colorado SB 14-103 and CAL Green. This is a quality toilet that will save you time and money in the long run.
The installation process is quite easy when it comes to most Kohler models and this one is no different. All the equipment is quite light compared to many standard toilets on the market. While it is possible to DIY, it’s never a bad idea to have a professional install the toilet for you.
Your home, workspace, or commercial center needs quality toilets. But, quality is just one side of the coin. Choosing an efficient model can save your family or business a lot of money while also helping out the environment.
We reviewed three such toilets above, and they all at a minimum converse water.
The TOTO Eco Soiree is a one-piece design that has a high profile tank. That makes it perfect for smaller spaces such as commercial restrooms or small apartments as it doesn’t require as much floor space.
The TOTO Drake II is an excellent mid-range model that has all the bells and whistles of higher end toilets. It’s efficient, easy to clean, looks great, and is a breeze to install.
The Kohler K-3889-0 is also an excellent choice and is a real bang-for-your-buck option. You get the exact same water efficiency as more expensive low water usage models without having to pay a premium. It’s also one incredibly comfortable choice due to the elongated bowl and Comfort Height design.
All these toilets use the exact same 1.28 gallons of water per flush making them the best of the best in regards to conserving water. None of them sacrifice flushing power and tend to be a bit more powerful than many expect. This is due to the need to compensate for the low water expenditure.
They are all very solid choices, and choosing between the three basically comes down to budget and personal preference.