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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 Best Toilet

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

Price

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

Best toilet Saniflo 023 SANICOMPACT 48 One piece Toilet with Macerator Built Into the Base, White

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.

Best KOHLER toilet 3810-0 Santa Rosa Comfort Height Elongated 1.28 GPF Toilet with AquaPiston Flush Technology and Left-Hand Trip Lever, White

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

Best KOHLER toilet K-3819-0 Memoirs Comfort Height Two-Piece Elongated 1.6 gpf Toilet with Stately Design, White

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.

Best Toto toilet MS970CEMFG#01 1.28-GPF:0.9-GPF Washlet with Integrated Toilet G500, Cotton

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

Best TOTO toilet CST454CEFG#01 Drake II 2-Piece Toilet with Elongated Bowl and Sanagloss,1.28 GPF, Cotton White

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.

Best toilet American Standard 2004.014.020 Champion-4 Elongated One-Piece Toilet, White

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

Best American Standard toilet 2888.216.020 H2Option Siphonic Dual Flush Right Height Round Front Two-Piece Toilet, White

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

It looks complicated when trying to pick a toilet. The rough-in, the bowl height, the flushing power, the water usage, and so on. However, all these things need to be considered when choosing the best toilet to fit your needs.

First, before you just pick any random toilet on this list, make sure you have all the measurements down for your bathroom. Too many people just buy any random toilet without a second thought on the measurement. Trust me, I've heard all the tragedy before. And I’m sure you don’t want any hassle when installing and uninstalling a heavy china bowl.

Toilet Height

  • People with disabilities should strive for a higher than standard bowl height, preferably between 17 to 19 inches. This is considered to be the most comfortable height for the disabled.
  • Taller and older people should strive for higher bowls as it’s easier on the back and knees. However, it can be harder for kids and shorter folks to use.
  • Added height generally cost $50 to $100 more than the standard height toilet.

I recommend going to your local toilet store and getting a feel for the different heights before you make your decision. Although it may look weird, it will save you years of pain in the butt.

Toilet Seat and Shape

​The best toilet for you does not come complete without a superior toilet seat. Typically a normal plastic seat will do the trick. However, if you want to spice things up and add some warmth to your bathroom, a wooden toilet seat may not be a bad option. It not only brings mother nature into the equation, but also makes the toilet stand out from all the others.

  • Wooden toilet seats are a little more expensive than a plastic seat, but those added few bucks are worth the value.
  • Round or elongated? Most people choose elongated toilets as they find it the most comfortable, but we recommend you try and test the shapes yourself.

Don't Pinch Pennies.

If you are going for the cheapest of the cheap, you are just going to end up with weak leaky toilet. Low quality parts, from the glazing to the working parts, will give you a headache in the coming future. And don't expect your poop to be gone every time as most likely the flushing power will be the strength of your grandma's punch.

You're going to use your toilet every day for years on end, so you might as well invest in a good one.

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

  • Gravity toilets, $100 - $500
  • Pressure-assist toilets, $225 - $600

Both types should ideally have good flushing power and low water usage. Read the product details and the reviews on each product before making your mind.

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


Best TOTO toilet CST454CEFG#01 Drake II 2-Piece Toilet with Elongated Bowl and Sanagloss,1.28 GPF, Cotton White

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!

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Good luck. Be clean. Stay white.