In this Guide
- Best Toto Toilets: 2019 Reviews
- Tips in Finding the Best Toto Toilet
- What’s Next
Have you decided to get Toto toilets for your home? Good choice. Toto has always been associated with quality, so whatever you are getting, you know that you will get an excellent toilet that will serve your needs in performance, style and comfort for a long time.
But Toto also has a lot of options when it comes to toilets, so which of their products should you ultimately go for? That’s what we’re here for. We will help you find out which of Toto’s toilet offerings have the best features and guide you in making the right buying decision. By the end of this guide, you should feel more confident in finding a Toto toilet that suits your home.
Toto Toilets Comparison Chart
|Toto Drake II 2-Piece Elongated Toilet||Gravity Flush||94 lbs.|
|Toto Ultramax II||Water Saving||99 lbs.|
|Toto Entrada||Siphon Jet||36 lbs.|
Best Toto Toilets: 2019 Reviews
1. Toto Drake II 2-Piece Elongated Toilet: Best Overall
“The Toto Drake II is a great choice for anyone looking for an efficient and powerful toilet.”
It doesn’t matter whether you need a family toilet, a toilet for your master bathroom or a toilet for your guest bathroom, the Toto Drake II will serve whatever your needs might be because it is efficient and has excellent flushing power. We recommend this reliable toilet to anyone who is sick and tired of their old toilet that keeps on clogging or keeps on racking up high water bills.
The Toto Drake II’s design features a more elongated toilet seat. Because of this shape, it is capable of accommodating different sizes of individuals. It doesn’t feel too small or too constricting. It doesn’t come with a toilet seat though but we do recommend getting Toto’s soft close seats for a perfect fit.
If you are looking for a water-saving toilet, look no further because the Drake II can deliver it to you. Its 1.28 gallon per flush system offers huge water savings. You are looking at annual water bill savings of over $100. Eventually, you will get what you pay for in these toilets.
We find its Tornado Flush technology effective. It flushes down everything, so there is no need to flush a second time. The dual nozzle design also makes sure the water circles the bowl for a more thorough cleanse.
Toto also made use of their signature Cefiontect glaze in this product. This gives the bowl that nice and shiny appearance and glossy exterior that prevents sticky materials from adhering to it. Sure enough, the bowl retains its cleanliness and requires minimal cleaning from time to time. The exterior also remains clean. Save from the occasional dust here and there that often settle at the back pipes, it’s a fairly easy toilet to keep clean.
You know how there are toilets out there that are so loud, you can hear them in the next room or even in the other floors of the house? Well, you won’t have that problem with this toilet. It is still baffling to us how one powerful toilet can flush down with minimal noise.
“With the seats installed, the height of this toilet can go up to 17.5 inches.”
This is good news for taller people who used to crouch low with the standard height toilets out there. Since it is taller, it can provide comfort. It’s not too tall that petite individuals will have difficulties setting themselves on it. It’s still accessible.
The rough in distance of this toilet is more than your standard toilet. That can present some challenges during installation, especially in rooms where you might have a limited space for your toilet. You need to have more clearance to install the tank as it tends to have a back projection that is more than the others.
The problem with this is that the flapper isn’t universal. Eventually, you will have to replace it. That’s inevitable with toilets. It has to be cut off and is impossible to snap or bend on your own. Also, you will have to order the flapper replacement specifically from Toto because the universal ones sold in stores just won’t fit.
2. Toto Ultramax II: Best for Tall People
“We recommend this for people who are looking for a toilet that sits higher than others. It is a good choice for taller people.”
Although advertised as a universal height toilet, the UltraMax II sits higher than other toilets. It is better for average to tall-sized people but not for petite users who might find their legs dangling over it. We also do not recommend this to people who have small children who will use the toilet. But size specifications aside, this is an excellent low-flow toilet that can save you a lot of money on your water bills.
Just like the previous model from Toto, the UltraMax II is also efficient, using only 1.28 gallons of water per flush. Coupled with the Tornado Flush system, everything comes down with ease. We do find that you occasionally need to flush a second time for bigger loads but other than that, it works well.
This is an ADA model, which means it is great for older adults or those with mobility problems. Since it is taller than standard toilets, it is easier to get on and off of it.
“Unlike the previous Toto, this one already includes a SoftClose seat.”
That is one less thing for you to worry about.
We like the design of the tank. It is more compact compared to others, so if you have a small bathroom, you will find that it doesn’t take up too much space.
Since it is a one-piece toilet, it feels sturdier than the two-piece ones. You can lean back and not worry that you will topple the tank over. But because of its one-piece construction, it is a bit trickier to install because hauling it is more difficult. That is a trade off we were willing to take given how sturdy it is.
Like the first toilet, this one also features a SanaGloss coating. We really like this coating because it allows sticky residues to slide off and prevents dirt from clinging to the exterior surface of the toilet.
The high-impact plastic seat has been designed to accommodate heavier loads. It is ergonomic and features molded bumpers for more comfort to people with disabilities or mobility problems.
You can’t use the top of the tank for storage because it has a slight curve to it. It’s not a flat surface, so anything that you put on top of it might just slide off.
This Toto toilet is also the most expensive product in this list. Those who are on a tight budget might find this too pricey. Most ADA toilets tend to be expensive though. We think it really doesn’t have too much of a difference with the previous model in terms of features, so if you don’t have a need for the added height, you can simply go for the previous model.
3. Toto Entrada: Best Price
“The Toto Entrada’s main appeal is its price, which is affordable and accessible to those people who are on a tight budget.”
Our best recommendation for people who are conscious about their budget is the Entrada. It is a lot cheaper than the previous models but it still boasts of the same features as the more expensive models above. It is hard to go wrong with the Entrada. It seems to have everything – a streamlined look perfect for modern bathroom and water-saving features.
This is another universal height toilet from Toto. It is far less expensive than the previous one, so if you want a comfort height toilet but don’t want to spend a lot on one, this should be the best choice for you.
It is just as efficient as the other two, with a flush only using up 1.28 gallons of water. But although it uses less water, it still has a powerful flushing system. Its E-Max flushing system is made up of 3 inches of flush valve. That is wider than standard flush valves out there, which makes it more capable of delivering a forceful flush. You don’t have to worry that the waste will get stuck somewhere in the trapway though. This toilet features a trapway with 2-1/8 inches of size.
“We found installation to be easier and less stressful largely because it is not as heavy as the other two.”
In fact, it is almost half the weight of the previous Toto models. It is easier to carry and position even when you are working all by yourself.
When the valves fill up, they can get a bit noisy. We think this is why it is less expensive. There are no parts and mechanisms that reduce noise.
Construction-wise, it doesn’t feel as solid as the other two. The flush handle even feels a bit loose and flimsy.
Our best recommendation for anyone who wants a reliable toilet to use in their home is the Toto Drake II 2-Piece Elongated Toilet. It is powerful, efficient and works quietly. It’s really hard to find something wrong with it. The only caveat is the price. Although not as expensive as the UltraMax II, the price can be a setback to some people.
If you have more money to spare, get the Toto Ultramax II. It might be the most expensive one in this list but it is worth it because of how well-made it is. Forceful flush, water-saving functions and a stylish design, you will find this toilet worth buying.
A more affordable alternative to cash-strapped individuals out there is the Toto Entrada. It is less expensive but still has Toto’s excellent flushing system.
Tips in Finding the Best Toto Toilet
We understand how important toilets are at home. The wrong toilet could cause daily annoyances like clogs, leaks and inefficient flushing. It’s only right that you take your time in choosing the best toilet for your home. Let us assist you even further with these tips in buying:
Think About the Type of Construction to Go For
The two basic types of toilet you should consider getting are the one-piece toilets and the two-piece toilets. Like what their names suggest, the one-piece toilets come in only one piece while the two-piece toilets have a separate tank and bowl.
You will have to assemble the two-piece toilet before installation. It is easier to carry two separate pieces of toilet parts if you are installing the toilet yourself. With one-piece toilets, you will have to carry everything to the bathroom, which can be a challenge to those who are doing the installation by themselves.
The one-piece toilets tend to be sturdier because there are no parts that can come loose overtime. Now think about which style will work best for your needs.
Consider What Design and Size to Go For
Measure the space you intended for the toilet and make sure the size of toilet you pick will work there. Also think about the height that will provide the most comfort to you. Comfort height toilets are generally intended for people who have a hard time moving around such as seniors or people with disabilities. These toilets are taller, making access to the toilet easier when the person using it is in a wheelchair. Seniors with chronic conditions will also find it easier to sit on these toilets.
It Should Have a Forceful Flushing Action
Check what kind of flushing technology it uses. Pressure-assisted toilets tend to have more forceful flushes compared to the gravity ones. If you want more effective flushes that do not require flushing a second time, the pressure-assisted ones might be better for you.
“Make sure you assess your personal needs, so you can find the toilet that suits you the most (1).”
Aside from toilets, we can also help you find other fixtures for your bathroom such as bathtubs. See all our reviews of the best toilets.