The original Drake comes with either the G-Max 1.6 gallon tank, or the Eco 1.28 gallon tank.
The MaP rating stays pretty even on the bowls.
The CST744S at standard height was getting 900 grams and
the CST744EL ADA bowl with 1.28 gallons was getting 900 grams
The CST454CEFG with 1.28 gallons got 800 grams.
Anything over 500 grams is overkill.
MaP doesn't rate bowl cleaning, so some of the manufacturers have figured out how to ace the flush test, sometimes at the expense of the rinse in the bowl. Engineering minds don't like to clutter their brains with things like bowl wash, they like a simple little chart that measures only one thing.
Bowl flush and bowl rinse are two separate and different things.
Lucky for me, the Toto bowls seem to combine the best of both worlds. Maybe that's why they tend to keep selling themselves to the same old customers.
The new Drake II and the Vespin II are both good choices. The Vespin II was upgraded, but they still lowered the price.
It's a good deal right now. So is the Drake II, which for some reason they have given me really good pricing until the end of July on. I think I sold six of the Drake II's yesterday.
They are close enough on specs, I would just go with your gut on this.
Some really like the skirted bowl for outside the bowl cleaning. Ask women about this, they know.
Don't ask an engineer though, clean the outside of a bowl? That's my wife's job.
Hey, someone has to do it. That's why the Aquia is selling so well with the smooth looking skirted bowl. Women love that knowing that they are going to get stuck with cleaning. Doesn't seem fair, I know, but it's what I hear about all the time.
Sometimes a couple will come over, and the women sees something like the skirted bowl Guinevere, and her eyes light up.
Yeah, sometimes they wind up going home with that one. It's pretty cool looking, and it's got the skirted bowl for cleaning.
Sometimes I look at the husband and say, hey, at least I'm here to help you load up.