TOTO Aquia vs TOTO Drake vs Drake II vs Vespin II
Comparing the four models from Toto. Aquia, Drake, Drake II and Vespin II
Some people ask which toilet should they get between the four.
It's kind of a personal taste thing.
They both work very nicely.
And they are originally from different parts of the world.
The first Aquia toilets we were installing were from Thailand.
Skirted bowl, with small water spot.
The flush is a washdown, meaning that all of the water for the flush pours in from holes under the rim of the upper bowl.
The holes are cut at an angle, so the water swirls around the bowl as it flushes.
TOTO Aquia CST414M
The Drake was designed in the US, with a larger water spot.
The flush works on siphon.
Most of the water enters their lower trapway from an opening down low.
The water pours in below the surface, starting the bowl to siphon, and then the surface of the water in the bowl collapses and disappears down the drain.
Some of the water is diverted to the rim holes under the rim, they are cut straight so the water rinses straight down the bowl.
The Drake II has a similar bowl to the Drake, except that instead of many rim holes tucked under the rim, it uses two rinse outlets, that angle horizontally, with two rinse jets circling the bowl.
They call that double cyclone rinse.
TOTO Drake II CST454CEFG, Universal height, Sanagloss, Double Cyclone
The Vespin II, is like the Drake II, except that the bowl is also skirted.
TOTO Vespin II, CST474CEFG
The Vespin II and the Drake II comes standard with Sanagloss in the whites and off whites, Bone and Beige.
The original Drake can be ordered with Sanagloss in the Cotton White as an option.
The Drake I, the original
Go for the TOTO Drake II :)
I went with the TOTO Drake II. My friend and her husband just purchased it and only had good things to say about it.
I went with the Cotton Finish rather than Bone finish...I'm very picky when it comes to finishes/colors. It was easy to match with my bathroom decor. The best part is that I save water and the flushing power is great!
If you are looking for the right toilet...go with the TOTO Drake II!!!
Toto Drake vs. Toto Aquia
This is new construction and I have several comparison questions. The item numbers are listed below.
1. TOTO Drake vs. Aquia - The Drake has an awesome reputation for flushing (throw away your plunger). Does the Aquia flush as well?
3. TOTO Drake CST743E-01 - Is the only difference between these two the elongated bowl?
TOTO Drake CST744E-01
4. TOTO Aquia I Dual Flush Toilet - Is the only difference between these two the elongated bowl?
TOTO Aquia II Dual Flush Toilet
Thanks in Advance!
Vespin II - love the look, but issue with odor
While I love the look of the Vespin II the best, we are having an issue with two of our bathrooms that share a sewer drain pipe. Installed the Vespin II in three of our bathrooms. The one bath that is by itself is fine. The two upstairs baths that share a sewer drain pipe have a sewer smell in the baths when you keep the door & windows closed. Plumber came back out and tried to seal up the install locations better, but to no avail. Any tips or recommendations to troubleshoot? Would getting a different Toto base help? (Is the Drake II different enough to eliminate issue?)
Originally Posted by Terry