5 Best TOTO Toilets 2019: Incredible UltraMax II Takes #1 Place

TOTO is the reason why we have this idea in our heads that the Japanese make great toilets.

In fact, TOTO Ltd. is the world’s biggest toilet manufacturer with over 100-years of tradition. During these 100 years, they’ve made more different toilet models than any toilet company in the world.

And we had the audacity to pick the 5 best TOTO toilets! It was quite a challenge with so many great models TOTO has in store.

What was immediately apparent is that people love TOTO toilets. Here’s how one reviewer was excited when choosing our #1 choice of TOTO toilets – The UltraMax II:

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We looked and compared the design, quality, additional features, the water use per flush and went through the reviews of people who use TOTO toilets to boil down our top 5 choices to these TOTO toilets:

What Is The Best Toto Toilet? 5 Best Picks

TOTO Toilet:TOTO UltraMax IITOTO Promenade IITOTO Vespin IITOTO Eco UltramaxTOTO Drake
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#1 TOTO MS604114CEFG#11 UltraMax II Review (The Ultimate TOTO Toilet)

The UltraMax II model truly represents everything TOTO. All the best TOTO innovations in toilet design in their 100-year history are merged in the MS604114CEFG#11 model.

The UltraMax II is on equal footing as far as the water-saving flush goes as the best low flow toilets. It can achieve a 1.28 GPF thanks to its revolutionary Tornado flush system. Here is how it works to conserve water:

The best TOTO toilets have the Tornado flushing system. This includes the #1 TOTO toilet UltraMax II as well as our #2 choice.

In the past 100 years, TOTO has learned an important lesson: Nobody likes to clean toilets!

That why they’ve developed CeFiONtect ceramic glaze that the UltraMax II bowl is covered with. The glaze is a powerful deterrent to all annoying particles and filth that wants to stick to the best TOTO toilet. The CeFiONtect gives the bowl that much sought after lubricious quality.

Of course, a toilet cannot be called the ultimate TOTO toilets without the looks. The UltraMax II is a one-piece (which is better than two-piece) toilet with the comfortable elongated bowl. The finished toilet design is contemporary and stylish:

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UltraMax II is the best TOTO toilet. It combines all the best TOTO innovations perfectly.

One underrated specification of the UltraMax II is that it is of universal height. That means that literally anybody can seat on it comfortably; TOTO really put all of their efforts in this toilet to create a toilet everybody can love.

You probably won’t see a toilet with so many rewards and approved certifications as the MS604114CEFG#11 model. It has a WaterSense badge by the EPA as a water-saving toilet, an ADA certification, CALGreen certification by the state of California and CEC certification on top of it.

The real cherry on top is the SoftClose seat that neutralized all the seat slamming of an ordinary toilet. And get this; the SoftClose seat is included in the whole package:

Pros

Pros
  • Incredible eco-friendly 1.28 GPF WaterSense flush.
  • Bowl covered with CeFiONtect glaze for easy cleaning.
  • Modern design thanks to the contemporary one-piece design and elongated bowl.
  • Comes with the SoftClose seat included.
  • Has pretty much every certificate the best toilet should have.
  • Basically, TOTO used all their art to create the UltraMax II.

Cons

Cons
  • Not traditional two-piece toilet (older people might prefer the old-school design).

#2 TOTO CST404CEFG#01 Promenade II (Best Two-Piece TOTO Toilet)

The thinking behind the Promenade II is the same as for the #1 TOTO toilets: Let’s just put all the best things like Tornado flush and CeFiONtect glaze into one toilet.

The CST404CEFG#01 Promenade II, however, is the best classic version of a TOTO toilet. It is a two-piece with a traditional design. The advanced flushing technology and the old-school design are merged in the Promenade II to create an elegant and reliable toilet:

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Promenade II is the best two-piece (old-school) TOTO toilet. This standard looking toilet encloses all the modern TOTO advancements perfectly.

What are those modern things in Promenade II? Well, the Tornado flush for starters. It is an advanced tech but what’s truly important that they decrease the water consumption and save you more than $100/year on the water bill alone (according to the EPA).

The CeFiONtect is a non-stick glaze on the bowl that will make cleaning the toilet easier and less frequent.

The little detail that is missing is the SoftClose seat. It can be installed on the TOTO Promenade II; however, it doesn’t come included in the whole package. Nonetheless, the price of the toilet is almost $100 lower because of that – and you can use that saved money to buy a SoftClose seat.

All in all, Promenade II is the best two-piece TOTO toilet that is built to last.

Pros

Pros
  • Incredible eco-friendly 1.28 GPF WaterSense flush.
  • Bowl covered with CeFiONtect glaze for easy cleaning.
  • Modern design thanks to the contemporary one-piece design and elongated bowl.
  • Comes with the SoftClose seat included.
  • Has pretty much every certificate the best toilet should have.
  • Basically, TOTO used all their art to create the UltraMax II.

Cons

Cons
  • Not traditional two-piece toilet (older people might prefer the old-school design).

#3 TOTO CST474CEFGNo.01 Vespin II Review

One of the best things that TOTO ever came up with is their SanaGloss glaze that covers the toilet bowl. When it comes to TOTO toilet glaze, people always want to know what’s the difference between SanaGloss and CeFiONtect glaze. In short, both are the same. It’s just that the SanaGloss is an old name that plumbers still use and the CeFiONtect (which stands for “Ceramic Fine Ion Technology”) is the new name.

The Vespin II toilet by TOTO is the best toilets with TOTO’s Double Cyclone flushing system. The use of this system together with the SanaGloss ceramic glaze brings the GPF down to 1.28 which makes TOTO Vespin II a WaterSense eco-friendly toilet.

The overall design of the CST474CEFGNo.01 model is simple and elegant. Here is a unique look at Vespin II toilet from above:

aerial view of toto vespin II toilet
TOTO Vespin II is a modern water-saving toilet with SanaGloss glaze and Double Cyclone flushing system.

The Vespin II has is a very versatile toilet as far as the design is concerned. It will fit neatly in any classic or modern bathroom, despite being a two-piece toilet. The Japanese design creates a contemporary aura around the toilet in order to be incredibly versatile.

The one negative thing that needs to be said when you’re buying this TOTO toilet is that comes without a seat. Of course, you can buy the seat additionally; however, I really don’t get why TOTO is not including a seat with every Japanese toilet.

Pros

Pros
  • Advanced Double Cyclone flush.
  • Eco-friendly and WaterSense certified 1.28 GPF water usage.
  • Versatile TOTO toilet for a standard or modern bathroom.
  • SanaGloss glaze makes cleaning incredibly easy.

Cons

Cons
  • Does not include a toilet seat.
  • Difficult installation.

#4 TOTO MS854114ELG#01 Eco Ultramax Review (Wide TOTO Toilet)

The main thing TOTO thought off when designing the Eco Ultramax is it’s water-saving capabilities. The E-Max flushing system uses the smart valve design with 3:2 ration that propels the water into the bowl. If you combine this with the SanaGloss non-sticky glaze, you’ll see that you only need 1.28 gallons of water per flush.

However, what we all first notice when it comes to the MS854114ELG#01 Ultramax model is its wide behind. The unique one-piece design results in the widest TOTO toilet tank being installed. You can how wide the tank is here:

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TOTO Eco Ultramax has a unique design with the wide tank. It’s one of the most eco-friendly TOTO toilets.

 

The width of the Eco Ultramax tank is 16.5 inches. Most toilets have a 15 inch (or less) tank. There are good and bad sides to having such a big TOTO toilet.

The good side is that it will be the centerpiece of a big bathroom and it’s much more comfortable to sit on than on a small toilet. On the other hand, if you have a small toilet, every square foot of space is valuable and the wide TOTO toilet is the last thing you need.

The true value of Eco Ultramax is its E-Max flush system that is 2 classes better than G-Max flush. The flush is thus quieter and the whole flushing system is much more reliable.

Pros

Pros
  • Superb G-Max flushing system.
  • One of the most reliable TOTO toilets.
  • SanaGloss glaze makes cleaning incredibly easy.
  • Great for larger bathrooms.

Cons

Cons
  • Not appropriate for smaller bathrooms.
  • Doesn’t come with a toilet seat.

#5 TOTO CST744SL#01 Drake (Review Of The Most Popular TOTO Toilet)

Oh, the beloved TOTO Drake. This is the most widely known TOTO toilets and, if you’re wondering, it doesn’t have anything to do with the pop singer Drake. This is a toilet, a toilet worthy of TOTO’s name.

The very reason why the CST744SL#01 Drake toilet is so popular is that it includes:

  • Everything that is great about TOTO toilets (superb quality, reliable, beautiful design).
  • Is incredibly affordable – has “best-seller” status.

TOTO toilets tend to be a bit more expensive than KOHLER or American Standard toilets (Japanese pricing and craftsmanship).

However, the TOTO Drake doesn’t cost $500 as most TOTO toilets. The Drake costs less than $300 which is an incredible price for the premium TOTO brand:

the budget toto toilet that costs less than 300 dollars
Drake is the most popular TOTO toilet with “best-seller” status. Why? Because it is a premium TOTO toilet for less than $300.

The Drake is a standard 2-piece toilet that has an elongated bowl for comfortable toilet experience. Having such a universally loved design and the budget-friendly price, it’s no wonder why the Drake is the best selling TOTO toilet.

There are two reasons why the Drake didn’t get the #1 place on this list of the best TOTO toilets. The major one is its flush system. Drake is equipped with a decent G-Max flush system but it does use 1.6 gallons per flush. Other best TOTO toilets use as little as 1.28 gallons.

The other reason is that the toilet seat doesn’t come included. If, however, Drake would have a 1.28 GPF and would come with a toilet seat, it would be difficult to decide which one to put in the first place – The current best UltraMax II or Drake.

Pros

Pros
  • Most popular and best-selling TOTO toilet.
  • Costs much less than $500.
  • Universally loved design.

Cons

Cons
  • Has a 1.6 GPF which is about 20% higher than the best toilets.
  • Doesn’t come with a toilet seat.

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