The Best TOTO Toilets 2017

As many of our regular readers will be aware, we spend time making toilet comparisons and ratings to help you find the right model for your bathroom. Today, we will be doing more of the same, but focusing on one of this markets leading brands known as TOTO.

This guide will answer many questions consumers tend to have about specific products, as well as give you a detailed overview of how this manufacturer can be beneficial to a modern household. The reviews below will list out the various specs, and analyze things like how efficient the flush is, the appeal of its design, and what customers have been saying about them.

Our ratings

Image Product Flush GPF Bowl Rating? Review
Drake G-Max 1.6 Elongated 89% Here
Ultramax II Double Cyclone 1.28 Elongated 89% Here
Aquia Dual 1.6 Elongated 88% Here

Reviews

TOTO CST744SG#01 Drake


Drake

This two piece unit from the Drake range seems to be a popular choice amongst consumers. Fits a 12" rough in, and its received plenty of good feedback around the web from buyers, which is something you should always be looking into to get a feel of the overall quality a product has from real experiences.

The flush mechanism used is known as G-Max, which the manufacturer says is akin to commercial performance. What's more it's reasonably quiet in its operation, despite offering a powerful 1.6 GPF flush.

Its glazed with SanaGloss which works well to provide a slick surface inside the bowl for an easier wash down.

You get an elongated bowl shape, and a white finish that is typically what we feel gives off a fresher, welcoming theme.

And perhaps more surprisingly, this fits the criteria for mid range budget levels. One to keep an eye on.

TOTO MS604114CEFG#01 Ultramax II


Ultramax II

This product from the Ultramax II range has a one piece, universal height design that comes equipped with a SanaGloss surface that will aid the flush mechanism in cleaning the bowl more effectively.

Perhaps something that is becoming more and more in demand is the loos that fit WaterSense criteria. The MS604114CEFG#01 does this by utilizing just 1.28 gallons in its flush. When compared with competitors offering the standard 1.6 GPF, you're looking at up to twenty percent savings in water across the household.

The trip lever is located on the side of its tank, and the exterior looks great in a cotton white finish and smooth edges that ultimately, give it a more unique style.

Not the cheapest model you'll come across by a long way, but there is quality to be found here, especially if you take into consideration how consumers have rated it online in shops.

TOTO CST412MF.01 Aquia


Aquia

With an elegant, two piece design, the CST412MF.01 comes third in our rankings thanks to a combination of good consumer feedback, and running on a dual flushing system that gives users a choice between lower and higher water flow in each flush. The more powerful one will use up to 1.6 gallons, and the low flow option, which is more suited to liquid waste, will utilize just 0.9 gpf, which is very economical. And unlike traditional toilets, this is operated through the push of a button, which we feel is simple and convenient.

This is another cotton white style that has a elongated bowl which will fit a 12 inch rough in, and a trapway that's well hidden. I always advise users to stick with lighter themes in their bathroom as they tend to feel more homely in my view.

However, it's important to remember that whilst many options come with the full package, ie bowl and tank, you should also be keeping an eye on things missing that need to be bought separately. In this case, the seat isn't included. The SS204#01 being a popular seat buyers go for.

Overall though, this could be a sensible investment, with plenty of positives to be found.

Comparison table


Drake
CST744SG#01
Ultramax II
MS604114CEFG#01
Aquia
CST412MF.01
Type Two piece One piece Two piece
Flush G-Max Double Cyclone Dual
GPF 1.6 1.28 1.6
Bowl Elongated Elongated Elongated
Comfort height
Color White Cotton White Cotton White
Dimensions 28 x 19.5 x 28.5" 28.3 x 16.6 x 28.8" 27.5 x 14.2 x 31.2"
Weight 103 lbs 99 lbs 110 lbs
Rating 89% 89% 88%

About the brand


The TOTO brand name, along with others like KOHLER, are well known throughout the world, producing all kinds of bathroom products and fixtures such as faucets, lavatories, washlets, and bidets.

Starting out in Japan more than one hundred years ago, they have grown significantly, with a philosophy which includes enriching and improving comfort according to their website.

From a personal standpoint, judging from my experience and things I've encountered, they produce some aestetically pleasing designs that are modern, and that move away from older, more traditional shapes. Consumer feedback for many of their products are more often than not positive, which isn't something afforded to all brands.

Ranges


The great thing about this brand is that they offer a wide variety of choice in terms of product ranges. Each of which have there own innovations and features that may benefit you. Some of the most popular and best selling ones include: Drake, Ultramax, Aquia, Entrada, Vespin, Promenade, Aimes, and Neorest.

Considerations before you buy


Top of your list should be what type of loo you want to purchase. You're going to come across products in many differing styles. The main ones being one piece, two piece, and wall mounted options. Each can work well for different scenarios, for example wall hung models will save space in a more cramped room.

Next up, you should learn your rough in measurement because there is no one type fits all unfortunately. In most cases, homes will operate on twelve inches, but this isn't a given, there are still numerous households in the US that fit ten inches.

Once you've sussed that out, you should then be looking into the bowl shape. Some recommended ones include elongated and round front. Round front being a more compact choice for smaller sized bathrooms, and elongated the one consumers tend to go for when aiming for comfort.

Finally, the flush and its mechanism should be researched into. In many cases, you can get an understanding of bulk waste flush performance from map-testing.

Wrapping up


With the help of our TOTO toilet reviews above, readers can get an in depth understanding of how a product can meet their requirements. Take note of the pre purchase considerations above, and you stand to cancel out many mistakes that first time buyers tend to make.