Toto Aquia gets top flush rating, Good Housekeeping Institute
Good Housekeeping InstituteFor a quieter option, pick the gravity-fed, dual-flush Toto Aquia ($417.50). It has an extra-low 0.9-GPF small flush for liquid waste, and its 1.6-gallon full flush was tops in the Good Housekeeping Research Institute's clog tests.
Gerber Ultra Dual-Flush ($367) took the top spot, with two pressure-assisted flush strengths. You push down for a smaller flush (1.1 GPF) or pull up for a larger one (1.6 GPF) if desired. But since the smaller one performed just as well as the large on all clog tests, Good Housekeeping recommends using the low exclusively, for even greater water savings. Pressure assistance uses a mechanism in the tank to propel water downward. It's usually most effective, but it can be noisier.
(It's one we like to sell too, very dependable in use, of the 225 that we have sold, we haven't had to do any repairs) Terry)
The panel of experts rated the Kohler's Highline Comfort Height ($517) tops for appearance.
(We liked the Gerber Dual Flush too, until we started replacing tanks. We've had 42% of the WDI dual flush tanks for the Gerber fail in the first year. Terry)
The magazine also recommends the quieter, gravity-fed Toto 1.28-GPF Eco Drake ($318)
The story and the video
Toilet paper poll
The Gerber with EcoFlush DF-21-318
New Aquia's to be released soon , I and II
and what about the Toto Eco Gwyneth in Sanagloss??
Customer had returned a MS974224CFG - Guinevere™ Toilet - SanaGloss, claimed to be too noisy. Must have been the water going through the "unifit". So Toto suggested to pack the skirted chamber with foam. Toto also said they are going to stop making the Unifit models and replace them with flow through china trapways.
difference between aquia I & II?
Good Housekeeping Institute
For a quieter option, pick the gravity-fed, dual-flush Toto Aquia ($395). It has an extra-low 0.9-GPF small flush for liquid waste, and its 1.6-gallon full flush was tops in the Good Housekeeping Research Institute's clog tests.
(It's one we like to sell too, very dependable in use, of the 115 that we have sold, we haven't had to do any repairs) Terry)
i cannot tell you how grateful i am for your site and your advice! i have consulted it many times as we've planned this remodel.
we're currently building basically from scratch a gutted bathroom. we wanted a watersense-compliant toilet that looks good, preferably dual flush, and not one of the taller-than-usual models. we narrowed it down and gave preference to ones we could find locally here in pittsburgh, because we'd ordered TWO caroma caravelles online and neither reached us (ups, damaged in transit, yadda yadda). we eliminated the kohler because we heard a lot of stories about leaking and difficulty in getting parts (!). so that left us with the aquia I and II. but i can't figure out what the difference is. would you mind illuminating this for us?
thank you again so much!