Save water, save life with Ultramax II.
Ultramax II is not the only water saving toilet out there, but it’s certainly one of the best in terms of efficiency, power, design and convenience.
With so many bells and whistles, I found it easily likeable, even when it has an expensive price tag.
It could be the same for you, or not - to figure it out, read on!
No matter how little water is used, flushing can’t get any better than this.
You might think that 1.28 gallons is substantially different from 1.6 gallons - but no, it has no noticeable difference with regards to flushing power.
And when it says 1.28 gallons, it’ll need only that amount of water for a complete flush. You won’t have to keep flushing several times and ruin its concept of water-saving.
Once you bring the flush handle down, the water will force its way into the bowl and swirl all the contents away like a cyclone.
Even the trap way is large and ready for any level of challenge - regardless of the size or type of stools.
Buying the Ultramax II is one of the most efficient ways to go green because you don’t have to sacrifice performance to save water.
It even comes with the approval of WaterSense - making you eligible enough to obtain rebates up to $100 or more from your local authority.
So if you think your initial purchase is costly, this will help you recover and also save a lot in your water bill every month.
SanaGloss Keeps It Clean
Apparently, all the excitement over the SanaGloss surface is very true. It brings down the necessity to clean the toilet almost by half.
Because of its smoothness and glossiness, the smears and smudges that appear after emptying your bowels will need only a single flush from you to get washed away.
It also helps to fight bacteria and microbes off its surface.
This way, you can have your toilet looking brand new for a long time.
Designed For Comfort
At 17 and 1/4 inches above the ground level, the Ultramax II succeeds in reaching the standard height required by ADA.
While this may be too high for a short person, it’s actually the ideal height for a toilet.
For starters, your knees won’t ache. And if you’ve an aged grandparent using it, he’ll have a lot to thank you for.
In the meantime, it has an elongated bowl and a front. It not only makes the toilet look modern, but also convenient to sit on. If you’ve been sitting on a round or square toilet, then you’ll know exactly how convenient it is.
There’s also the one piece design to consider. It makes cleaning and installing much easier.
And when you shop, don’t forget to check out the colours as there are different shades of white to choose from.
As you won’t get to compare it with your decor, make sure you know the difference between the colours.
SoftClose Is The Cherry On Top
Unlike Toto’s Drake line of toilets, the Ultramax II is sold with the seat - and not any seat, but a SoftClose seat.
In case you don’t know what this seat is, let me explain.
Toilet seats have an annoying way of slamming hard enough to make us cringe. To avoid this, Toto came up with a patented seat and that’s called the SoftClose.
This seat is special and is very very convenient because instead of a slam, it gently lowers itself closed.
This way, you can be assured not to wake your entire household up in the middle of the night when you decide to free your bladder.
Things To Know About Installation
The toilet has a 12 inch rough in size that connects into the waste pipe. This is the standard size and you may not want to replace any existing pipe.
Though heavy at 99 pounds, it’s still easy to install. The instructions are pretty straightforward and if you’ve done plumbing before, then this is going to be an effortless task.
There’s Got To Be Some Flaw
Everything about the Ultramax II seems too good to be true. So I was trying really hard to find a loophole and here’s what I came up with.
If you’re heavily built, tall and all that, then this toilet may not have the desired level of convenience. This is because it’s noted to be quite smaller than most other models.
Also, if you’re planning on placing items on top of the tank lid, you may not be able to do it. It’s narrower and has a slanted design which make things slip off it.
Is The Price Worth It?
At first glance, Ultramax II may seem a bit too expensive. But when you put bit by bit together, things fall perfectly into place.
You get the SoftClose seat and the lid. So you don’t have to purchase it separately.
And the WaterSense approval will help you cut your water bill down and may even award you a rebate.
What’s more, you even get to save on cleaning supplies and water - which would be lesser than a normal model due to the SanaGloss surface.
Add no leaks and no clogs into your budget as well and finally see whether the price is still high.
- Powerful and efficient flushing
- Quiet and quick tank fill-up
- Highly efficient water usage
- Hassle-free installation
- Easy cleaning with SanaGloss surface
- A SoftClose seat is included
- Quite smaller in size
- Short warranty
What's the bottom line?
The Ultramax II would make a wonderful buy for women, kids and average-sized males.
Like I’ve mentioned quite clearly, it has both the efficiency and the power that surpass expectations. Comfort, quality and convenience come next.
However, if you still believe that you’d be better off with a 1.6-gallon flush, then you should check my review on TOTO MS853113 S-01 Ultramax.
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*All images are courtesy of TOTO USA.