The toilet bowl may be the most undervalued hardware in any house. If it does the job right, everyone barely notices, but when it does not, doing your business can be a significant hassle and it will ruin your entire day.
Over time, people have put more focus on upgrading their latrines. And nothing is better at that than a switch to a classic TOTO, one of the brands that are up there when it comes to quality. Why? Read on!
In this article, go through eight items to see which one’s the best TOTO toilet for you.
TOTO Toilet Bowl Recommendations & Buying Guide
Below is the quick summary of the TOTO products featured in our list.
|Toto Toilet||Dimensions||Weight||Water Consumption||Warranty|
|MW614584CUFG#01 WASHLET+Carlyle II 1G||28 x 17 x 29 inches||75 pounds||One gallon per flush||One-year limited|
|MS920CEMFG#01 WASHLET with Integrated Toilet G400||29 x 12 x 27 inches||102 pounds||0.9, 1.28 gallons per flush||One-year limited|
|MS604114CEFG#01 UltraMax II||35 x 33 x 23 inches||99 pounds||1.28 gallons per flush||One-year limited|
|CST744SL#01 Drake||28 x 20 x 31 inches||18 pounds||1.6 gallons per flush||One-year limited|
|MS854114ELG#01 Eco Ultramax||32 x 29 x 19 inches||99 pounds||1.28 gallons per flush||One-year limited|
|CST412MF.01 Aquia||28 x 14 x 31 inches||96 pounds||0.9, 1.6 gallons per flush||One-year limited|
|CST474CEFGNo.01 Vespin II||29 x 17 x 30 inches||107 pounds||1.28 gallons per flush||One-year limited|
|CST454CEFG#01 Drake II||29 x 17 x 29 inches||94 pounds||1.28 gallons per flush||One-year limited|
1. TOTO Washlet+ Carlyle II 1G One-Piece Elongated Toilet
First on this list is the TOTO Washlet with S350e (the bidet toilet seat included). It is an electronic toilet that is usually in luxury hotels and prestigious offices. The product’s cotton white colorway is premium.
As an electronic toilet, it has a lot of features that no other regular toilet can offer. Before using it, the bowl is already cleaned with water by its PreMist function to avoid waste build-up. It even has a soft light to illuminate the room if it is dark. The lid also opens and closes automatically.
After using the MW614584CUFG#01, an auto-wash function always sprays warm water with five spray settings. The dual-nozzled Tornado flush cleans the entire rim with little water consumption as possible. It also has the EWater+ technology, which sprays the bowl and wands with electrolyzed water making sure the bacteria stays dead. If you’re seeking even more warmth, you can also put a heated toilet seat on this one.
Now, nobody wants to leave the bathroom a smelly one for the next user. The toilet also automatically deodorizes the air. Just like any budget-conscious homeowner, the toilet will save 3,500 gallons of water per year with its one-gallon flush.
2. TOTO Washlet with Integrated Toilet G400
Living small but want the best toilet? The TOTO MS920CEMFG#01 Washlet is your solution. Aside from the fancy features, the toilet is built well and looks like it can easily last for more than five years.
To avoid confusion, Washlets are toilets that have a built-in bidet spray instead of being a separate item beside the toilet. This washlet with an integrated toilet seat has a universal height, which is tall enough to lessen the knee strain when getting up. It has a rear, rear soft, and first spray, which covers your entire bottom.
The Pre-Mist functions wet the bowl to avoid any stain sticking on it, which is usually the case of dry bowls. This dual flush toilet will save you money on toilet paper and the water bill (1.28 GPF/0.9 GPF). It is also ADA compliant (Americans with Disabilities Act).
3. TOTO UltraMax II One Piece Elongated Toilet
Elongated toilets are recently becoming more popular since it saves a lot of space in exchange for a longer shape. Also, this MS604114CEFG#01 model brags a lot of certifications, such as being ADA, WaterSense, CALGreen, and CEC (California Energy Commission) compliant.
As a one-piece toilet, the UltraMax II is more structurally robust and cleaner-looking than its two-piece counterpart. It is also easier to clean. The hole-free rim design is advantageous for its Tornado flush (1.28 GPF), which wipes everything off the toilet thanks to its centrifugal washing.
The SanaGloss coating of this elongated bowl and tank inhibits mold and bacteria growth as well as keeping it stain free. If you are tired of regularly buying a toilet seat, the SoftClose seat makes the closing as soft as possible to reduce impact and noise.
The left-side trip lever provides a responsive flush, as well as a powerful flushing system. It might not be as fancy as the others, but it does the job right.
4. TOTO Drake 2-piece ADA Toilet
The TOTO Drake 2-piece ADA toilet is a simple toilet that does not have a washlet for those who want a more affordable option. However, just like the other products of the brand, TOTO CST744SL#01 is still leagues better compared to standard toilets.
It comes in this elegant cotton white that does not scratch and fade quickly. The main highlight of this toilet is the GMAX flushing system. It has a 125% wider flush valve, which gives an increase in water flow and sucking in the water out of the toilet faster and more reliable. The fully glazed trap way provides a silent flush.
If you want to have the full TOTO experience, you can buy a compatible electronic washlet bidet from the same brand, which gives you a zero-hands-needed toilet experience. The rim height is at 16.5, which is perfect for anyone and a bit better on the knees compared to 15-inch tall toilets.
It is a two-piece toilet, so expect to have a longer installation time. Also, it is an ADA-compliant toilet, so everyone with disabilities or not can enjoy a hassle-free toilet trip with this model.
5. TOTO Eco Ultramax
For those who want to reduce their water usage for mother earth and to save money, the TOTO MS854114ELG#01 Eco Ultramax is for you. This model is proof that TOTO has many toilets for everyone out there.
If the previous toilet had the G-Max flushing system, this one has the E-Max flushing system, which uses less water. It only uses 1.28 gallons per flush. It still has a fast and quiet flush that forcefully removes any waste. It has TOTO’s patented SanaGloss glaze, which prevents bacteria build-up, mold growth, and debris collection. This coat makes the lifespan longer on top of the superb build quality.
It is an elongated one piece toilet that has clean lines and a minimalist look to it. The chrome-plated flush lever is crisp without any weak give. It also uses the brand’s famous SoftClose hinge system, which avoids slamming the sit on its way down to prevent noise while reducing impact.
6. TOTO Aquia Dual Flush Elongated Toilet
Lovers of dual flush toilets should put the TOTO CST412MF.01 Aquia Dual Flush Elongated on top of their list. If you have been using single flush toilets your entire life, this one could be an excellent change in your routine.
It is available in a ten and 12-inch rough-in version. The so-called rough-in is the distance between the wall and the centerline of the toilet. This hole is where the waste and water goes from the toilet to the septic tank.
The chrome-plated dual button on the top portion pairs elegantly with the silky white colorway. It can flush a 0.9 gallon (0.9 GPF) or 1.6 gallons of water (1.6 GPF). Dual flush toilets save water by having a lower flush option for liquid wastes. We also liked that the flush keeps the water surface level and rises a bit only for solid wastes.
As a two-piece toilet, its main advantage over a one-piece toilet is that you can replace the bowl or tank in case either of them breaks.
7. TOTO Vespin II Two-Piece High-Efficiency Toilet
The TOTO CST474CEFGNo.01 Vespin II Two-Piece High-Efficiency Toilet may have the most reliable and most efficient flush among the toilets in this list. This type of toilet will suit, let us say, more challenging businesses in the bathroom.
The Double Cyclone technology flushing system is secure and fast. Even though it uses 1.28 gallons of water only (1.28 GPF), the flush will wipe out any waste there is. We also liked that it did not sound like a loud burble of water.
Its skirted design makes the surfaces flatter, which is easier to clean and avoids mold build-up in the nooks and crannies non-skirted toilets have. The SanaGloss coating keeps it looking new every day.
8. TOTO Drake II 2-Piece Toilet
Marked at using 20% lesser water, the TOTO CST454CEFG#01 Drake II 2-Piece Toilet will surely have a fast return of investment after you buy it.
Another thing to like about the Drake II is the Double Cyclone Technology, which is just powerful despite being almost noiseless. The toilet has a gravity flush mechanism, so it has a higher flow rate but uses less water (1.28 GPF). It is ADA compliant, too, so that anyone in the house can use it.
It does not skirt so you can see the shape of the trap way. This product might be harder to clean, but it lowers the price. It comes with a 12-inch rough-in, which is standard nowadays.
Why Choose TOTO Brand of Toilets?
TOTO toilets are always one of the best-selling toilets in a lot of countries. That alone should convince you to buy one.
With over 90 years of experience starting in 1912, the brand started in Japan by Kazuchika Okura. If there is one thing Japanese are known for, it is their craftsmanship. Combining high-class artistry and cutting-edge innovation, TOTO has set the bar high for toilets, especially for electronic toilets.
Also, this company cares for the environment. In October 2017, they announced the Global Environmental Vision. This vision ties to a lot of the SDGs or Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations. A proof of this is that they donate imperfect fired porcelain to Crossville Tile for upcycling and recycling. This initiative in reducing waste will show up in a lot of TOTO toilet reviews!
TOTO toilet bowls are simply some of the best toilets money can buy. We believe that toilets should not be the last item you prioritize in purchasing things for your house since you use it every day to let go of your body’s wastes. We have listed eight, and we hope one or two toilets are fit for your needs!
Whether someone recommends TOTO toilets to you or you just found out in this article, you can never go wrong with any of the brand’s products.
As an interior designer, I like my home well-furnished, at the same time, classy and beautiful. I always take my time to pick out which items make it into my house, because I want something that would last a long time. I’m meticulous, that’s why I’m a great help to anyone struggling to choose.