If you are looking into buying a new toilet, you will already know that there is a huge amount of information online. It can take hours, even days, to go through it all (we know because we’ve done it so you don’t have to).
We have put together this article comparing the 7 best flushing toilets available on the market now. We have compared hundreds of models from many different brands with different specifications and designs.
We have chosen the models that we think best merge innovation, design and functionality.
There is a model to suit every budget and enough innovative technology to suit even the most technology obsessed out there.
What are Flushing Toilets?
This one is kind of a no-brainer right?
A flushing toilet is a toilet that uses water to remove waste from your toilet bowl and deposit it in waste pipes that lead to a central sewer system.
They are designed in a way that once you flush, the waste is gone.
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With the rise in popularity of the composting toilet, flushing toilets aren’t such an obvious choice anymore.
But if you are still in the majority camp that believes their waste should be dealt with as far away from them as possible, then a flushing toilet is for you.
As the technology improves on flushing toilets, leaks are becoming a thing of the past.
You can also have a flushing toilet and still be environmentally friendly as the technology improves constantly, meaning we can use less and less water while still maintaining maximum flushing power.
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Below you will find a table to use as a quick guide. You can see at a glance the different brands and features that we have selected to make our top seven list.
One Piece or Two Piece
Round or Elongated
Siphonic Dual Flush
Double Cyclone Flush
Siphonic Dual Flush
Double Cyclone Flush
We will now look at each model in turn, giving a fuller picture of the features and advantages of each model.
“Save water without sacrificing performance with American Standard’s H2Option toilet.”
The American Standard 2886.216.020 comes with the siphonic dual flushing system which enables a strong, full flush without the need to waste copious amounts of water.
It is designed to have a strong, full flush each time you use it, without costing you a fortune in water bills.
This model has an elongated bowl for maximum comfort, and is sixteen and a half inches high for maximum comfort.
The extra height also gives an ease of sitting down and standing up for anyone who has mobility issues.
This model is perfect for anyone who wants the extra height and comfort this model provides but isn’t worried about saving space. The American Standard 2886.216.020 is all about all round comfort combined with perfect performance.
“Quiet, powerful, commercial grade flushing performance.”
The Toto MS854114SG#01 Toilet comes with G-Max flushing performance which promises a quieter flush without losing any of the power.
This model also comes with a SanaGloss finish, which is a coating on the toilet bowl. This coating allows the water that comes down with the flush to clean the bowl.
This means that your toilet is cleaned with every flush. It keeps your toilet hygienic and odour free and reduces the need for abrasive chemicals.
This in turn helps you save money on cleaning products and also helps to do your bit for the environment.
The Toto MS854114Sg#01 Toilet is perfect for anyone who wants to do their bit for the environment without compromising on flushing power. It is also an ideal choice for anyone who doesn’t want to wake the whole house up every time the toilet flushes in the night.
“Like a cyclone in nature, the double cyclone flushing system harnesses the power of water and gravity…”
The Toto MS964214CEFG#01 Toilet is the most innovative toilet on our list.
Well worth the price it commands, it has a double cyclone flushing system. This system consists of two water nozzles which work in tandem to give a more powerful flush.
The dual stream of water also works to reduce the bacteria left behind in your toilet to give a more hygienic result every time.
It also makes cleaning easier and means you can clean the toilet less frequently without compromising on standards.
This model has a soft close lid and is easy to assemble.
The toilet comes in one piece (the bowl and tank are combined), and the only assembly besides the plumbing in is to add the seat.
The Toto MS964214CEFG#01 Toilet is the right choice for anyone who wants the best technology, less cleaning and ease of installation.
“American Standard’s Speed Connect System on H2Option toilets is a user friendly system that cuts installation time by thirty percent. It consists of preassembled and factory installed bolts and grommets, which eliminates loose parts and reduces connection time.”
This two piece toilet is easy and fast to install. American Standard have worked hard to bring you effortless installation.
It comes Water Sense certified, which means that it’s proven to have a low consumption rating. This is of course good for both the environment and the budget.
It also features easy clean technology which again saves you money as you no longer need to spend a fortune on abrasive cleaning products.
It also saves you the time spent on your knees scrubbing the bowl!
The American Standard 2887.216.020 toilet is ideal for anyone who wants a low maintenance option that is easy to fit and even easier to maintain while still looking attractive and running on a reliable flushing system.
“The loo for you, the American Standard Champion Elongated Toilet has a striking and innovative design.”
This model is the best piece in the American Standard range. The American Standard 2034.014.020 is the king of toilets. Coming in at the top end of the pricing scale, this model definitely commands every cent of its price.
This model is a one piece model that is described as being “right height”. In other words, the perfect height for comfort and efficiency.
With the Champion-4 system, you will never again have to worry about the potential for clogged toilets. Fully user tested, this toilet has seventy percent more flushing power than other leading models, and it can even flush away a bag of gold balls!
The Ever Clean technology also ensures that the bowl is kept clean and hygienic after every use by rinsing the bowl thoroughly and minimising stains and odours.
The American Standard 2034.014.020 is perfect for anyone who wants the leading flushing technology and a modern, clean finish.
“Super smooth ion barrier glazing cleans your toilet bowl with every flush!”
It’s easy to see why Amazon customers loved this toilet and gave it an excellent rating in their reviews. The self cleaning facility alone is enough to warrant a good review and a place on this list.
But that’s not all this toilet has to offer.
This toilet has been officially certified as efficient by Water Sense, meaning not only are you doing your bit for the environment, but you are also saving money over time on all that water you’re currently wasting with every flush.
And coming in at the mid-range of the prices, this toilet is an all round bargain too.
The Toto MS604114CEFG#01 Toilet is the best choice of toilet for anyone who wants to up their home’s efficiency rating and save themselves some money into the bargain!
“With unrivalled vision and innovative expertise, Toto leads and never follows in designing, engineering, refining and delivering innovative technology that enhances your daily life.”
That’s quite a claim for any brand to make, but when you can back it up with your products, you can make it!
The Toto CST744SL#01 Drake Two Piece Ada Toilet can definitely back up the claim.
This toilet is a low consumption toilet that can save you money and energy in the long run. It has a siphon jet flush, giving it a powerful flush without the need to waste excess water.
This model doesn’t come with a seat included, but with it being at the lower end of the price scale, this still makes it a great bargain.
The Toto CST744SL#01 Drake Two Piece Ada Toilet is ideal for anyone who wants the innovative technology you can expect from Toto Toilets but with a smaller budget.
So there you have it – our top seven flushing toilets. We hope that this article has helped you to make your choice, or at the very least given you a good starting point for your research.
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