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TOTO Ultimate Toilet Review

As one of our favorite brands, we are always on the lookout for the next best TOTO toilet. Whilst not necessarily offering all the bells an whistles of some of the more expensive products on the market, we believe the MS854114#12 holds its own for a number of reasons. We take a look at the spec list below to highlight the pros and cons associated with it.

Spec overview

Image Product Flush GPF Bowl Rating?
Gravity 1.6 Elongated 83%


Flush mechanism - Operates on a power gravity mechanism. Looking at the MaP flush ratings however, this model doesn't have the strongest performance in this area. In total, it scored 300, which is acceptable, but there are plenty of other options out there 600g upwards that are very affordable.

Bowl shape - Features a nice and comfortable elongated toilet bowl. We are of the opinion elongated shaped bowls beat round options as they allow the user to be seated with a more natural posture, with more space for your legs. Not only this, but they are more inclusive to male users.

Water spot - Has a large water surface area, designed to keep odors down more effectively.

How does it compare to other toilets?

MS974224CEFG Eco Guinevere MS964214CEFG Eco Soiree MS854114 Ultimate MS624214CEFG Legato MS992CUMFG Neorest MS626214CEFG Aimes MS644114CEFG Carolina II MS814224CEFG Promenade II MS634114CEFG Supreme II MS614114CUFG Carlyle II CST412MF Aquia CST744SG Drake MS604114CEFG Ultramax II CST454CEFG Drake II
Flush HET HET Gravity HET Dual HET HET HET HET HET Dual G-max Double cyclone Double cyclone
GPF 1.28 1.28 1.6 1.28 0.8 / 1.0 1.28 1.28 1.28 1.28 1.0 1.6 / 0.9 1.6 1.28 1.28
Bowl Elongated Elongated Elongated Elongated Elongated Elongated Elongated Elongated Elongated Elongated Elongated Elongated Elongated Elongated
Comfort height
Color Cotton Cotton Beige Cotton White Cotton White Cotton white Sedona Beige Colonial white Cotton white Cotton white Cotton white Cotton white Cotton white Cotton white
Dimensions 28.2 x 18 x 28.4" 28.1 x 14 x 27.8" 29 x 17 x 28" 28.5 x 17.2 x 28" 32.5 x 15.5 x 21.5" 28.5 x 17.2 x 28" 28.2 x 17.5 x 25.5" 28.5 x 16.2 x 29.2" 28.2 x 17.5 x 25.5" 28.2 x 16.5 x 28.8" 27.5 x 14.2 x 31.2" 28 x 19.5 x 28.5" 28.3 x 16.6 x 28.8" 28.8 x 16.5 x 29.4"
Weight 120 lbs 90 lbs 89 lbs 85 lbs 120 lbs 100 lbs 75 lbs 103 lbs 103 lbs 92 lbs 110 lbs 103 lbs 99 lbs 94 lbs
Rating 83% 83% 83% 84% 90% 85% 87% 87% 87% 87% 88% 89% 89% 88%

Considerations before you buy

Rough in - Be smart and resourceful before you go shopping. This means gaining a overview and understanding of what measurments you require. Not just product dimensions, but also your rough in. Failure to do this can cause all sorts of problems. It may be worth hiring a professional to tell you what yours is beforehand. Most however, will fit a regular 12" rough.

Bowl height - Think about two things when it comes to choosing a bowl. How tall it is, and the shape. Whilst right height toilets have their advantages, they can also be problematic for family households. For reference, a right height bowl is anything from seventeen inches upwards from the base to the top of seat.

Water savings - A Watersense toilet does a great job in keeping water consumption rate down in the bathroom. Look out for units that have the EPA label.

Budgetting - It's sensible to set yourself a budget before you begin. Pay close attention to any add ons like the water supply line and toilet seat that may need to be bought separately, driving the price up.

Customer feedback - Revisit customer feedback sections of shops for products you're interested in. They more often than not will alert you of any red flags and common defects.

Wrapping up

The MS854114 toilet could be a fantastic addition to your washroom. The one piece design and curves on the tank and bowl ensure the aesthetics are taken care of. But that's not all, a power gravity flush ensures it cleans the bowl well too. Learn more about toilets for your home here.