The Ultimate Guide The Best Toilet Reviews For 2017

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​It seems dumb talking about toilets, actually... yeah it is dumb!

BUT, when you need one, you need one, and I'll be here to help.

Hi, I'm Tim. I have been in bathroom industry over 12 years. Time goes by and I start to realise the importance of quality bathroom equipment - namely toilets.

No matter who you are, or what kind of title you own, it's always good to make sure your butt is graced with the best toilet possible.

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So here I present you my hard work and great knowledge when it comes to toilet selection.

2017's Review Of The 7 Top Rated Toilets

We looked, researched and tested extensively a range of toilets out in the market to find the best toilet we believe you will love. No matter what age, height, disability, size or preference, at least one of these toilets will satisfy your butt's needs and requirements.

Toilet

Details

Rating

Saniflo Sanicompact

Type: One Piece

Bowl Type: Elongated

Water Consumption: 1.6 GPF

Kohler Santa Rosa

Type: One Piece

Bowl Type: Elongated

Water Consumption: 1.28 GPF

Kohler K-3817-0

Type: Two Piece

Bowl Type: Elongated

Water Consumption: 1.28 GPF

TOTO G500

Type: One Piece

Bowl Type: Elongated

Water Consumption: 1.28 GPF

TOTO Drake II

Type: Two Piece

Bowl Type: Elongated

Water Consumption: 1.28 GPF

American Standard Champion-4

Type: One Piece

Bowl Type: Elongated

Water Consumption: 1.6 GPF

American Standard H2Option Siphonic

Type: Two Piece

Bowl Type: Elongated

Water Consumption: 1.6 GPF

1. Best Compact Toilet - Saniflo 023 Sanicompact 48 Toilet

Add half a bathroom to your basement with the SANIFLO 023 one-piece toilet. The greatest feature of it is its compact design. Without a tank at its back, it takes little space in your bathroom, and it can fit in any corner you want.

With half the size as other toilets making it very easy to install in areas such as under the stairway for a half bathroom or an additional half bathroom in a bedroom or garage conversion.

With no external water tank at the bank, the flushing mechanism is all electrical. Electric toilet is still a new thing to most people, however, the greatest feature about it is that electronically times to allow 1 GPF - making it a really water efficient toilet.

The pump and grinder are concealed under the base of the toilet. It is an upflush toilet, so when you flush, it pumps water up the discharge line - it has plenty of power so you can do your number twos.

The price is a bit higher than usual, but trust us, this toilet is worth every penny.

It comes with a 2 year warranty, however, if you register with Saniflo, you can increase it to 3 years.

What We Like:

  • Compact design - perfect for small bathrooms
  • Water efficient - 1 GPF
  • Easy installation

What We Don't Like:

  • Pricey

2. Best One-Piece Toilet - Kohler 3810 Santa Rosa Toilet

If you are looking for a toilet that is strong in style but small in size, then Kohler 3810 Santa Rosa is your best shot.

You can easily recognise the seam between the tank and bowl is wider. With fewer seams, it is easier to clean.

The seat height designed at a “comfort height” of 16.5 inches - so as long as you are not Kobe Bryant, you can sit comfortably on it like a king on his throne.

A water efficient toilet - uses only 1.28 GPF. Even though it's a single flush toilet, it can be used as a dual-flush toilet by pushing down the lever half way and letting it go - uses 0.5 GPF

A powerful flushing capability is not a problem even with low water usage. The innovative AquaPiston flush engine, allows water to flow into the bowl from all sides (360 degrees), delivering a fast, powerful flush.

Coming with basic Kohler seat and bolt cover, some say the seat feels uncomfortable because it stuck into their thigh. Replace it with a new seat - check out our review on the best toilet seat for 2017.

What We Like:

  • Easy-to-clean design
  • Compact design - ideal for small bathrooms
  • Water efficient toilet - 1.28 GPF

What We Don't Like:

  • Wax ring not included
  • Narrow tank lid - not much room to put things on top, e.g. toilet paper

3. Best Designed Toilet - Kohler K-3817 Memoirs Stately Toilet

Introducing the K-3817-0 Memoirs Stately, a modern and stylish sleek cotton white two-piece toilet design.

The only draw back is that it takes more space in the bathroom. Don’t let the bigger size fool you. What makes this toilet model stand out from the rest is that it incorporates a design that has as few parts as possible, giving you one fully functioning masterpiece.​

The Kohler Memoirs Stately's comfortable height makes standing and sitting easier - ideal for most adults and elderly with weak knees.

Without sacrificing flushing power, water consumption amounts to an incredible 1.28 gallons of water per flush, making it one of the lowest water consuming toilets out there..

The innovative AquaPiston flush engine, allows water to flow into the bowl from all sides (360 degrees), delivering a fast, powerful flush. This coupled with the larger 31/4" flush pipe and larger trap-way down to the outlet, takes care of the biggest poos.

It makes less noise when flushing due to it being gravity flush type, giving you a smoother quieter flushing experience.​

What We Like:

  • Comfort height - Ideal for most adults and elderly with weak knees
  • Water efficient toilet - 1.28 GPF
  • Powerful flushing capacity

What We Don't Like:

  • Seat and wax ring/seal not included
  • Pricey - depends on the color

4. Best Integrated Toilet - TOTO G500 Washlet

The best toilet from the future - just like “Back to the future”, except you're living it.

The super technology and the ridiculous amount of technological features within this toilet makes this the terminator of all toilets.

It is an integrated toilet - a complete package of combining a one piece toilet and a bidet toilet seat. The result: the perfect fit.

Just imagine having this toilet warm your butt in the freezing winter with super technology and having water shoot and clean your butt instead of wiping.

Dual Max Cyclone system allows for a low water consumption - 0.9 or 1.28 GPF. With such a low water consumption it makes it WaterSense certified, saving you on water bill cost.

This toilet automatically opens and closes the lid in the night time whenever you are in need - meaning you don’t have to push the flush button because of the power of technology!

Design is super sleek, and with a tankless back, it saves you lots of space in the bathroom. It is of universal height giving you a better pooping experience.

What We Like:

  • The best shitting experience ever
  • Lots of technological features
  • Sleek compact design
  • Low water consumption - 0.9 GPF and 1.28 GPF

What We Don't Like:

  • Pricey - but worth the money
  • Being in love with a toilet
  • Hard to install - get a plumber

5. Best Two-Piece Toilet - TOTO Drake II Toilet

Throw a retirement party for your plunger as I introduce to you the TOTO Drake II.

A toilet with no flashy features. What it does do is gives you the best pooping experience possible. So if you appreciate inner beauty, then this will be your best choice.

A toilet height of 16.5 inches means after installing the toilet seat, it will crisply fit into ADA seat height of 17-19" - standing and sitting will be made easier.

This model uses 1.28 gallons of per flush, which means it is waterSense certified. So, even though Drake II uses a gravity flushing system, it still manages to minimise the water usage per flush.

Nowadays toilet have 2-inch flush valves, but not the Drake II, it has a 3-inch valve - your shit will disappear forever

With a smart SanaGloss glazing, cleaning the toilet is easier than ever. The glazing makes the surface as smooth as a baby's bottom, ensuring those brown stains slide right off and a single wipe is all you need for external cleaning.

What We Like:

  • Great price
  • Powerful quiet flush
  • Water efficient (1.28 GPF)
  • Refills very quickly

What We Don't Like:

  • Not EPA WaterSense certified
  • Seat not included

If you have not met the ultimate and undisputed toilet champion, here is your opportunity - The Champion-4.

Renowned for its powerful flushing, it will take care of any shit you throw at it (or dead pets if you want).

With a 4-inch accelerator flush valve (the BIGGEST in the industry), it produces incredible flushing power compared to the standard 2-inch flush valve. Even if a horse drops its bombs, the Champion-4 can surely make it disappear without leaving any trace of evidence.

This toilet uses 1.6 gallons of water per flush. Some argue the Champion-4 uses too much water per flush, however 1.6 gallons of water is minimal when you get strong flushing power.

The model is quite heavy. If strength isn’t something you boast about, then I would suggest getting a plumber or a friend to help you through the installation process.

With an elongated seat, some say it takes too much space and they prefer a round seat, but in my opinion,​ elongated toilets provide the most comfort.

American Standard Champion-4 has an Everclean surface, which means lesser and easier cleaning (due to the one-piece design). No more stain and odor causing bacteria. Even after years of use, the toilet will still maintain its clean sharp look.

What We Like:

  • 4 inch flush valve - ​Powerful flushing capacity
  • EverClean surface - minimal cleaning!
  • 10 year warranty

What We Don't Like:

  • Seat not included
  • Pricey - well worth it

7. Best American Standard Toilet - American Standard H2Option

With a H2O to its name, you know this throne will be a water-saving yet powerful product.

It features a dual flush system - 1 GPF “light” flush for liquids and a 1.6 GPF “heavy” flush for solids. Dual flush system allows 25 percent less water than conventional toilet per flush. This is why it has earned itself the WaterSense badge.

One customer said, “It really is amazing how quickly and quietly this thing spirits away. Now if we can only get one large enough to fit Congress into... and see them flushed with pride…”

The seat is of comfort height - 16.5 inches tall, 2 inches higher than normal make standing and sitting on the bow easier. The natural height is perfect for the average adult and elderly - making it ADA compliant.

Installation is super simple. It features a speed connect system, cutting the installation time by 30%. However, if you still find it difficult, take the easy way out and get your local plumber.

With EverClean surface, it inhibits the growth of mold, mildew, and stain and odor causing bacteria making cleaning time spent in the bathroom reduced.

What We Like:

  • Dual Flush System (1 GPF or 1.6 GPF) - WaterSense certified
  • Flushes fast and quiet
  • Refills quickly
  • Speed connect
  • Great price

What We Don't Like:

  • Seat not included
  • May not be ideal for short people

Tips on Buying a Toilet

A toilet is a toilet right?

Wrong.

A toilet is more than just a toilet. It's an artwork. It should be a secondary home that encompasses only your butt. Now, lets look at what to consider when picking a toilet.​

Getting Your Measurements Down​

Make sure you have all the measurements down for your bathroom before picking a toilet.

Toilet Types

One-piece toilets: The tank and bowl of the toilet are connected meaning there is no spacing gap. They tend to be more expensive compared to two-piece toilets

Two-piece toilets: The tank and bowl are separated meaning you have to connected them together during installation. They make installation easier and are generally cheaper due to separate parts.

Wall-mounted toilets: These models are attached to the wall rather than sitting on the floor. They are great for saving space as the tank is concealed. inside the wall

Tankless toilets: These models have no tanks and uses water directly from the supply line connected to the toilet. They are small and quiet as there's no tank to refill. They may require a pump to generate enough pressure to clear waste away which may require electricity - they won't work if the power is out.​

Bowl Shape

Round bowl: The bowl is in a round circular shape and are more compact - great for saving space

Elongated bowl: The bowl is in a "oval" shape. They are generally more comfortable as they provide more space than the round bowl.

Toilet Height

Standard height: 14-15 inches from the floor to the top of the bowl (not including seat). This is the preferred height for kids and shorter people.

Comfort height: 17 - 19 inches from the floor to the top of the bowl. This is the preferred height for seniors/disabled and taller people.

Added height generally cost $50 to $100 more than the standard height toilet

Flushing Power

Gravity-feed toilets: These models rely on gravity to push water from the toilet tank into the bowl creating a siphon action that will clear the waste. These toilets generally dominate the market.

Pressure-assisted toilets: When the tank fills up with waster, air pressure builds up which thrusts wastes forcefully down the toilet. They are more powerful than gravity-feed toilets but are more noisy.

A good guide on the expected price range for quality medium-range toilets is:

  • Gravity-feed toilets: $100 - $500
  • Pressure-assisted toilets: $225 - $600

Water-efficient toilets: These toilets are more bang for your buck - they can generate a powerful flush with minimal water usage - usually 1.28 GPF (WaterSense certified)

Dual-flush toilets: You can pick the type of flush you want - light flush or heavy flush (0.8 - 1.6 GPF) for your liquids and solids.

Toilet Seat

​The best toilet for you does not come complete without a superior toilet seat.

​When picking a toilet seat, make sure it's compatible with your toilet. Here are some non-traditional extras you can consider for your seat:

  • Bidet-style: These seats allow you to grace your butt with pressurized waste leaving your nice and clean. Some seats allow extra functions: air-drying, dual jets, lighting, and more
  • Slow-close: They lower gently, preventing toilet lid slams
  • Quick-release: Lets you easily attach or remove the seat for easy cleaning.

Final Thoughts - The Winner?

Even though these toilets are some of the best toilets I have seen out on the market, I often get asked, “but Tim, what is the best of the best?”

Okay, so I am a little biased because I own the toilet myself, but i definitely think the TOTO G500 is the best toilet out there. If you can get past the price, you will love it. However, I will focus on the average person.

TOTO Drake II


Strong flushing power, water-saving, comfort height, comfortable elongated shape, ease of installation, elegance, and lastly, an affordable price.

The TOTO Drake II has it all.

Having Issues? I'm Here To Help!

Even though this tutorial is extremely thorough, if you run into any problems or have questions - do not worry!

I'll be here to give you one-on-one help by any channel you prefer. For example, shoot me an email here or message me on the Facebook group.

Good luck. Be clean. Stay white.