Toto Soiree or Guinevere review, installing, comments and pictures
TOTO Soiree pedestal lav, faucet and toilet suite
We are considering replacing our awful low flow toilets and have been researching what to replace them with. We have decided to go with a Toto based on what we have read and because of the other people's recommendations that they are happy with theirs. Today we read an article that said that Toto has shown some new lines they have created called the "Soiree" and the "Guinevere" at Home builder shows (that article was dated from Sept 2005.) These models supposedly have Toto's new "double cyclone flush" technology which is supposed to be the latest and greatest thing. Does anyone know if they are for sale yet? Has anybody seen them in action? Are they as good as is claimed? The Toto website shows the Soiree but I don't see anything about Guinevere there. Does anyone know approx how much one of these would cost?
Thanks for any help you can give!
$686.00 for the Soiree and $748.00 for the Guinevere (5/21/2013)
Regarding the trapway water noise.
The Soiree has a Unift adapter that fits to the closet flange.
Since the fitting is plastic, you do hear the water leaving the bowl and trapway for a bit after use.
It's sort of a drip, drip, like a clock ticking.
When capillary action has stopped, the sound stops.
Since the trapway on the Ultramax is molded into the porcelain, and even though it too wicks water for a while, it isn't noticeable like it is in the Soiree. After the first few days, you forget the sound is there.
The other day, we installed three more of the Guinevere toilets in a home that started with two, that makes five now. I get a lot of repeat sales from the Soiree and Guinevere.
All bowls on toilets will overfill during a refill.
Most refills take about a minute.
The adapter that allows for different rough-in measurements.
The adapter mimics the lower portion of a Drake trapway.
I love my TOTO Guinevere toilet
I just want to say that I love my new Guinevere toilet.
It's not new really anymore, I've had it a while.
It has the skirted bowl, Sanagloss which stays clean, and the double cyclone rinse. I picked it up in Wasilla Alaska from Terry Love, I live in Fairbanks.
The other bathroom is very small, I'm thinking of getting the Round front Ultramax for that one. I wish the round came with Sanagloss.
Toto Soiree -- Very Happy
Bought one of these a couple of months ago and had a general contractor install it, he didn't seem to have any difficulties.
I'm impressed with the flushing action, while it is a little noisier after the flush (during the tank refill) it's nothing that I'm concerned with (especially since I had a sloan flush toilet!).
Definitely is a cool design with how the water washes the bowl and seems to handle whatever is thrown at it.
It's VERY heavy and unlike my other toto toilet, I had to pay extra to get this delivered into the house.