10 Best Toilets For Home In 2023

When it comes to choosing a new toilet, there are some great options to choose from and some important things to watch out for.

Flush options, one-piece and two-piece toilets, bowl design, water consumption, smart features, and flushing power are just a few things you need to keep in mind.

The industry keeps growing and getting bigger, which is great news for the consumer that wants a good toilet.

Manufacturers have concentrated on making the product smaller, but not by sacrificing seating space or comfort.

Toto stands out the most from the list of brands, but that doesn’t mean we should discount what the others have done. It is important to note as well that the best toilet on the list is also from Toto, so take that note with a grain of salt.

It’s a big accomplishment that they made with the Neorest, and it’s so big that a lot of the other companies like Saniflo have started following their lead.

Tankless designs were the future of toilets, now they are ruling the whole industry.

There are some customers that are getting the greatness of tankless designs spread by word of mouth.

The low maintenance also works well, and if you have a half bathroom the extra space earned will be more than worth the trouble.

The quality of a toilet plays a significant role in keeping a person’s health in good condition

Keeping that in mind, let’s take a closer look at our list

Best Toilet Reviews – [Best-Selling Models]

Take the time to read our buying guide and reviews of some of the best toilets on the market, and then choose the toilet that’s perfect for you.

Best Overall – Swiss Madison SM-1T254 St. Tropez One Piece Toilet

Why we like it: The Swiss Madison St. Tropez one-piece offers a sleek and seamless design that makes it a good choice for a powder or guest bathroom

  • Fully skirted trapway – extremely easy to clean
  • Sleek and eye-appealing modern design
  • Soft closing seat included

The Swiss Madison St. Tropez one-piece offers a sleek and seamless design that makes it a choice toilet for a powder or guest bathroom.

Designed with a powerful dual-flush system, this model consumes less than a gallon of water on a half flush while a full flush uses 1.28 gallons – this makes it a WaterSense toilet.

It’s a powerful flushing system also makes it a high-efficient toilet (HET) which is a rating given to toilets that are designed to use as little water as possible.

The added feature of a soft closing lid means that it is safe for younger children and older adults, not to mention the comfort height makes it ideal for the elderly and those who are limited in mobility or struggle with the sitting and standing movement.

The elongated seat is made of porcelain, and the St. Tropez is a sleek and seamless design that provides an easy-to-clean exterior.

Its elongated seat is comfortable for the elderly and for those seeking to create the illusion and feel of space, its narrowness can add to and enhance the space in the power or bathroom.

Swiss Madison’s St. Tropez comfort height one-piece is a toilet model and design that will provide quality at a mid-range price.

Its powerful flushing system and sleek and easy-to-clean look make it a toilet one can depend on for both functionality and performance.

Read More: Swiss Madison SM-1T254

Best Budget Toilet – American Standard Champion 4

  • Elegant design and Finish
  • The Product is manufactured in the United States
  • Elongated one-piece toilet

Staying in the medium price range is this American Standard 2004.014.021 model that is available in white, linen, and bone.

The Champion 4 is from a long line of toilets in this series and represents itself as the perfect elongated product for you to purchase.

With a 1-piece design and the right curves, there is little to worry about in terms of bacterial growth.

An EverClean surface combines with the already great materials of the toilet to create a surface that is very easy to clean.

Odor-causing bacteria and stains will be less noticeable and have a lot less power to create other problems.

The real selling point of this toilet comes down to the powerful flushing system and the 4-inch piston action accelerator valve.

While waste is being pulled down, the bowl gets a full cleaning that leaves nothing behind.

Just 1 flush gets rid of the same waste that would cause less powerful toilet issues.

A seat isn’t included with this model, but there are some very attractive options to pair with this base toilet.

The mechanics and engineering of this product allow it to flush masses 70% larger than the industry standard, making the plunger all but useless.

The same amount of power that is used to remove waste is also used to force water back into the toilet.

Of all the toilets on the list, this one has the quickest and most powerful flush.

With a 12-inch rough in and dimensions of 32 × 29.9 × 21.1 inches, the extra weight from the 117 pounds of this toilet makes it a real beast.

The warranty maxes out at 10 years and is limited, so it is a tie for the longest on the list. Buyers who want power will be really happy with this purchase from American Standard.

Read More About American Standard Reviews

Top Pick – Toto MS604114CEFG#01 UltraMax II Toilet

Why we like it: A high-efficiency model with a quiet yet powerful flush and just 1.28 gallons per flush. 

  • 1.28 gallons per flush
  • SoftClose toilet seat included
  • TOTO Tornado Flush system

One of the best toilets we reviewed is this TOTO Ultramax II: a high-efficiency toilet with water sense and the powerful TOTO Tornado Flush system.

For the price, this toilet is a great option from a trusted brand.

The Toto Ultramax 2 is available in bone, colonial white, cotton, cotton white, and Sedona beige, but the wide color range isn’t the only thing this model has going for it.

Unique to this model, which is the only product on this list to offer it, is the cotton white two-pack.

Consumers can save money by purchasing two toilets rather than buying them separately.

This is ideal for customers who need multiple toilets in a building, or for customers who need a toilet in more than one home. 

Consumption-wise this high-efficiency model only uses 1.28 gallons of water per flush, yet manages to make flushing powerful and quiet.

You can have confidence knowing that every time you flush, it won’t rock the walls.

Toto used a universal height to make this model perfect for users of all sizes, giving them the most comfortable seating ever on a toilet.

The elongated bowl uses double-cyclone flushing technology and combines it with SanaGloss so that no matter how much waste is in the bowl, it’s fully cleaned each and every time. 

SanaGloss technology is smooth and one of the prettiest finishes to look at, while still being ultra-functional.

The toilet weighs 99 pounds and measures 28.375 × 16.5 × 28.75 inches.

Enjoy the 1-year limited warranty and feel safe knowing that Toto supports the Ultramax line very well.

Its first product on the list shows that Toto is a force to be reckoned with and that the Ultramax line is very respectable.

Read the full review: Toto Ultramax II Toilet

Runner Up – WoodBridge T-0001 Toilet

Why we like it: A dual flush elongated one piece with a powerful flushing system that can remove waste easily. 

  • Easy-to-Clean Design
  • Dual Flush Elongated One Piece Toilet
  • 1. 28-gallon flush Siphon Flushing Design

The Woodbridge one piece dual flushing toilet is a toilet that combines luxury and simplicity in one.

Designed with a siphon flushing system and a glazed bowl that prevents sticking, the Woodbridge T-0001 consumes between 1 and 1.6 gallons of water per flush, making it a WaterSense-certified toilet.

Designed with a stainless-steel nozzle, the Woodbridge T-0001 dual flush comes in an all-in-one package with a pre-installed toilet seat, wax ring, and floor bolts.

Made with ceramic, the Woodbridge one-piece comes in eight different varieties.

As a comfort height toilet, this is ideal as an accessible toilet or for those who want a toilet that makes sitting and standing safe and strain-free.

A soft-closing lid adds to its functionality and is an added safety feature for children. The dual flush design means that users can save water based on solid or liquid waste.

For consumers looking for style and simplicity, the Woodbridge T-0001 is an easy-install toilet which means one can do it themselves rather than have it professionally installed. 

The Woodbridge T-0001 is a smart choice for anyone looking for a model that combines quality, dual flush efficiency, and functionality in one stylish product.

Read the Full Review: WoodBridge T-0001

Powerful Flush – Toto CST744SG#01 Drake Toilet

Why we like it: A contemporary high-profile design with durability that’s made it a household favorite. 

  • G-Max 1.6 GPF flushing system
  • Cefiontect glaze
  • High-profile two-piece elongated bowl

Toto shows up again on the list with this great performer with both a quiet and powerful flush with a mid-range price tag.

The Toto Drake elongated bowl is cleaned with every flush, thanks to the superior SanaGloss technology that gives the product a smooth ion barrier that shines even after years of use.

This means less cleaning for you and more time spent enjoying your new purchase. 

If you prefer it when waste gets flushed quickly, you’ll like this one.

The Drake is very fast due to the combination of a 2-inch flush valve and a G-max flushing system.

G-max is this toilet’s biggest feature, and consumers will love how quietly and quickly it gets rid of whatever is in the toilet, all the while keeping it clean.

This is a commercial-grade flush that has been used with a lot of other appliances.

Toto also spent extra time on the 2.125-inch trapway to ensure that this toilet offers an experience worth its price.

It weighs 103 pounds and the product dimensions are 28 × 19.5 × 28.5 inches to make the overall size comfortable for most users.

There are some interesting features in this Toto model that will make it appealing to customers that want a great toilet but don’t want to break the bank.

Read the Full Review: Toto CST744SG#01 Drake Toilet

Best Compact Toilet – Saniflo 023 Sanicompact Toilet

Why we like it: A tankless design that can fit in smaller-than-average bathrooms without seeming cramped. 

  • 1 Gallon of water per flush
  • Bowl Height without Seat: 18.5 inches
  • 2 Year warranty

Next on our list is this Saniflo Sanicompact model, which is a bit cheaper than other designs but has impressive features.

Its tankless design means it can fit in smaller-than-average bathrooms without seeming cramped.

It has vertical pumping up to 9 feet and horizontally up to 100 feet, allowing for a sink connection.

Using this model with a well-situated sink in the correct setup will give you the most space possible.

Green users will be impressed that it only uses 1 gallon per flush, which is incredible considering it gets rid of all waste in just a single flush.

And Saniflo didn’t skimp on the design either: this model is stylish all over, and even includes chrome hinges. 

This small toilet only weighs 62.2 pounds and measures 18.2 × 14.5 × 15.8 inches but is comfortable for all sized adults and children.

It is pure porcelain and it looks the part even after extended use in a full family environment.

Electric toilets like these are really the way forward, and with Saniflo introducing a model that is vastly cheaper than Toto’s, it’s pretty attainable for a lot of consumers.

The Sanicompact may not have all of the features of the Neorest, but it is still easily among the top 5 on our review list.

Read the full review: Saniflo 023 SANICOMPACT 48

Best Smart Toilet – Toto MS992CUMFG#01 Neorest

Why we like it: A great eco-friendly model that uses minimal water to efficiently flush, and requires fewer harsh chemicals to clean.

  • 1.0 GPF and 0.8 GPF
  • Hands-Free Automatic Flush
  • Cyclone siphon jet flushing system

Moving up in price from Saniflo’s Sanicompact you’ll find the Neorest 700H, which offers Toto’s proprietary eWater+ technology.

This built-in feature uses the incoming water supply to mist the interior surface before waste can adhere to it.

After each flush, the system similarly mists the bowl to help keep it cleaner for longer.

This adds to the unit’s eco-friendliness in that not only does it use minimal water to efficiently flush, but it requires fewer harsh chemicals to clean.

While only available in cotton white, the 700H offers luxurious conveniences such as a temperature-controlled heated toilet seat, hands-free automatic flush, and remote control.

The compact design of this unit places its seat at the ideal height for a person to comfortably sit and rise from the seated position.

Additionally, the Neorest 700H combines water siphoned from its reserve tank with your home’s water supply to achieve a highly efficient but powerful flushing action.

This feature means that the flushing system is not impacted by the water pressure of the building it’s in. 

If you live on the upper floors of a high-rise or other building where both space and water pressure are at a premium, this could be the toilet for you.

Read the full review: Toto MS992CUMFG#01 Neorest

Best Round-Bowl Toilet – Toto CST743ER 01 Eco Drake Toilet

Why we like it: A standard round bowl and a nice design for compact needs.

  • E-Max Flushing System
  • Five-Year Limited Warranty

Toto is best known for making high-end toilets with amazing features, but even when they make a basic functional unit, you can be sure it’ll work well.

This toilet is a great choice if you’re looking for something for a basement or a powder room.

The Eco Drake comes with a standard round bowl for when you’re putting it in a space that doesn’t have the space for an elongated bowl.

Some other great features of the Eco Drake toilet are:

  • Uses a standard 12-inch rough-in
  • Lower rim height of 14-5/8 inches, making it great for families or businesses
  • The eco flush system uses 1.28 gallons of water per flush, saving about 20 percent from the 1.6-gallon standard
  • Emax flush technology helps flush the bowl clear using a smaller amount of water

It should be noted that because this is a commercial-grade toilet, it doesn’t come standard with a toilet seat or a lid.

That’s actually a plus because if you’re upgrading from another round bowl toilet, you can just use your existing equipment. And if you’re installing in a business, you probably don’t want a lid.

The Toto Eco Drake is a great choice for a homeowner or a contractor looking for a no-frills toilet that will just work well.

Read More: Toto Eco Drake

Best with Wide Flush Valve – Toto MS854114S#01 Ultramax Toilet

Why we like it: A 3-inch flush valve for fast and effective flushing.

  • Wide 3-Inch fast flush valve
  • Computer-designed, fully-glazed trapway
  • Bowl Rim Height 14-5/8-inch

If the Ultramax 2 doesn’t quite hit home with you, why not try the original Ultramax?

The original—considered the best of the series—is still a hot seller and is in the high price range like the updated version.

Its elongated, round design holds a classic style, and the three-inch flush valve may clinch the deal for you if you want an efficient flush.

This is definitely one toilet that won’t clog up on you, no matter what you throw at it. 

Available colors are cotton white, Sedona beige, colonial white, and bone.

Using a one piece system, Toto made sure that it was as high-profile as it was elegant in design.

Its pretty looks shouldn’t distract you from the fact that it has a commercial-grade flush while remaining quieter than bigger and smaller toilets. 

The trapway is full-glazed and computer-designed so you will get exact measurements rather than having to guess.

The rim height for the bowl is great at 14.625 inches and will be more than comfortable for all sizes.

At only 89 pounds with dimensions of 28 x 17 x 28 inches, this will be more than enough for adults and children of all sizes.

Each flush uses 1.6 gallons of water, and the beautiful material used in its construction is vitreous china.

As an alternative to the Ultramax 2, the original is just as good if not better.

Read the full review: Toto Ultramax Elongated Toilet

Best Comfort Height Model – Kohler 3810-0 Santa Rosa Toilet

Why we like it: Just 1.28 gallons per flush without sacrificing flushing power. 

  • 1.28 gallons per flush (gpf)
  • Brevia Quiet Close toilet seat
  • One-year limited warranty

In the mid-price range is the Santa Rosa, one of the more water-efficient toilets on our list.

As the first Kohler brand on the list, it comes in a range of colors including almond, biscuit, black, dune, white, ice gray, sandbar, and white.

Kohler was able to make a much better one piece model than most toilet makers, and you’ll notice the differences when you’re doing general maintenance.

Kohler also introduced what’s known as comfort height-seating, meaning the toilet makes standing up and sitting down easier because of its chair height.

This is great for people with bad backs, and especially people with lower back pain.

Even though this toilet has an elongated bowl, it occupies the same amount of space as a rounded model.

Design wins like this are the main reason why it is one of the top sellers on the market.

An AquaPiston canister forces water to flow into the bowl from all sides, cleaning thoroughly while also pushing waste down.

This one-flush system is the envy of the industry, and Kohler is one of the few makers that do it right.

The canister design they used for the Santa Rosa has 90% less exposed seal material than 3-inch flapper models, so customers can expect the toilet to be durable and leak-free over its full lifespan.

The product dimensions are 18.8 × 27.8 × 28.2 with a weight of about 102 pounds, so this toilet is light and small.

Consumption amounts to an incredible 1.28 gallons of water per flush, one of the lowest on the list, and all without sacrificing flushing power.

Buyers can expect a 1-year limited warranty to cover the product. 

As one of the better options on the list, Kohler flexes its brand name power with Santa Rosa.

Read the full review: Kohler Santa Rosa Toilet

Best Budget Option – Niagara 77001WHCO1 Stealth Toilet

Why we like it: Traditional style and a super quiet flush.

  • Bowl Shape: Elongated
  • Flush Type: Gravity
  • Gallons Per Flush: 0.8

Offering a combination of value, efficiency, and comfort, this Niagara two-piece toilet comes in at the budget end of the price scale, using only 0.8 gallons per flush and featuring an elongated front bowl that’s comfortable but takes up minimal floor space. 

The Niagara also boasts one of the quietest flushes in the business, which is beneficial when you don’t want to wake other household members late at night.

It uses an air-assisted flushing mechanism that pressurizes the trapway prior to the flush and creates a vacuum-assisted pull when the flush lever is pulled.

This powerful combination of air and water creates a system that consistently cleans debris from the bowl with only one flush, and minimizes the amount of water required.

This high-tech flush system is, however, concealed by a relatively traditional-looking tank and toilet combination that would be appropriate for many homes.

The Niagara is made from white vitreous china and its design is neither ornate nor sleek or ultra-modern.

With such a low price and efficiency, the Niagara toilet can save you money both upfront and in the long run, as you’ll save on your water bills year after year.

Bonus Pick

WOODBRIDGE Deluxe Dual Flush Elongated One Piece Toilet

  • Sleek, low profile skirted elongated one-piece toilet
  • WOODBRIDGE one-piece toilet
  • Luxury bidet seat

The third highest and most commonly sold toilet on Amazon is the Woodbridge Deluxe dual-flush one-piece.

Designed with white vitreous ceramic and an elongated bowl, this model offers a 2” fully glazed trap way.

This toilet offers a unique aesthetic appeal that makes it suitable in both commercial and residential settings.

As a dual-flush toilet, the Woodbridge lever is located on the top of the tank and consumes 1 to 1.6 gallons per flush.

Created with a powerful siphon flushing system, this toilet means no clogs, and no sticking at minimal sounds.

A WaterSense-certified toilet, the Woodbridge T-0033 has a soft-closing seat making it safe for children and the elderly.

The bowl, which is elongated also offers that extra added comfort, paired with its comfort height feature, this makes it easy for those who have mobile impairments or struggle with sitting and standing to do so with ease.

As a comfort height toilet, this is ideal as an accessible toilet or for those who want a toilet that makes sitting and standing secure and strain-free for all heights.

A soft closing lid adds to its functionality and is an added safety feature for children. The dual-flush design means that users can save water based on solid or liquid.

For consumers looking for a budget-friendly toilet solution, the Woodbridge T-0033 and the brand is one that offers toilet solutions and a warranty to back their products showing their dedication to the products.

Read More: WoodBridge T-0033

TOTO Neorest Dual Flush Toilet

  • Convenient remote control
  • Hands-Free Automatic Flush
  • Heated seat with temperature control

Moving up in price from Saniflo’s Sanicompact you’ll find the Neorest 700H, which offers Toto eWater+ technology.

This built-in feature uses the incoming water supply to mist the interior surface before waste can adhere to it.

After each flush, the system similarly mists the bowl to help keep it cleaner for longer.

This adds to the unit’s eco-friendliness in that not only does it use minimal water to efficiently flush, but it requires fewer harsh chemicals to clean.

While only available in cotton white, the 700H offers luxurious conveniences such as a temperature-controlled heated seat, hands-free automatic flush, and remote control.

The compact design of this unit places its seat at the ideal height for a person to comfortably sit and rise from the seated position.

Additionally, the Neorest 700H combines water siphoned from its reserve tank with your home’s water supply to achieve its highly efficient but powerful flushing action.

This feature means that the flushing system is not impacted by the water pressure of the building it sits in.

If you live on the upper floors of a high-rise or other building where both space and water pressure are at a premium, this is certainly the toilet for you.

Read More: Toto MS992CUMFG Neorest

TOTO Neorest 550 Dual Flush One-Piece Toilet

  • Programmable Nightlight
  • Automatic Open and Close Lid
  • Washlet Cleansing with Three Modes
  • Hands-Free Automatic Flush

Slightly less expensive than the Neorest 770H but a high-end model itself, the Neorest 550 is one of the highest-priced toilets you can buy—and it’s worth every penny.

The colors available are cotton white, colonial white, and Sedona beige.

One of the cooler features of the toilet is the nightlight built in to keep users from missing the toilet or even falling over it at night.

This is a smart toilet that knows when you’re near and opens and closes at will, leaving you with a completely hands-free experience.

The hands-free automatic flush is in no way weak and is more than capable of the better power attributes shown by other toilets on this list.

There are several modes of cleaning to play with, and since this is a tankless design, you’ll gain a lot more room in your bathroom.

To combat bacterial growth, the toilet uses a ceramic glaze that lasts for years without fading.

This also reduces the need for chemicals when cleaning the toilet, since it is naturally cleaned.

A pleasant surprise is that this product comes with a remote control to handle all actions, so you can either choose to use the automatic functions or manually change them.

Another surprise is that the seat has an optional heating function for those cold months. Even the spray position is adjustable!

This is the most customizable and advanced toilet on the list, and it comes highly recommended as the best.

Read the full review: Toto Neorest 550 Toilet

TOTO Eco Soiree Toilet

  • Double Cyclone Flushing system
  • Decorative one-piece with skirted design and high-profile tank
  • Elongated front bowl with SoftClose seat

Also on the list is a high-priced 1-piece Toto that comes in a variety of colors.

It features a double-cyclone flushing system that is as powerful as it sounds, and is capable of sending waste down in one flush.

Available colors are bone, colonial white, cotton white, and Sedona beige.

This is probably the prettiest 1-piece toilet on the list due to its skirted design and high-profile tank. The big wow feature of the product has to be the elongated SoftClose seat.

Toto spared no design costs when creating this, and the profile is just about perfect for a toilet.

Eco Soiree also features a chrome trip lever to give it that little elegant boost, although, with the already-premium look, it didn’t even need it.

The weight of the product is 120 pounds and the product dimensions are 28.1 x 14 x 27.8 inches with a water consumption of only 1.28 gallons per flush.

That’s a pretty amazing achievement considering it is powered by double-cyclone flushing, but it just goes to show how efficient the toilet is with water.

A universal height means that both adults and children will be comfortable using it, so don’t be surprised if you end up wanting this in multiple bathrooms.

Installation is easy, and the Eco Soiree will probably take the least amount of time to install, considering it has a tank.

Although not as popular as some of Toto’s other models, the Eco Soiree has a lot of great pros.

Read the Full Review: Toto Eco Soirre Toilet

Kohler K-3817-0 Memoirs

  • Two-piece toilet
  • Elongated bowl offers added room and comfort
  • Seat and supply line not included

Moving up slightly in price, we come to Kohler’s Memoirs Stately Comfort-Height toilet, which offers increased comfort and efficiency over some of the other models on the list.

This Kohler product utilizes a single-flush gravity flush system and a canister that enables water to enter the bowl from all sides to achieve this combination of efficiency and power.

The bowl’s fully-glazed vitreous enamel material aids the cleaning process.

Many consumers choose the Memoirs model, at least in part for its style.

It is available in six colors—white, sandbar, ice gray, black, biscuit, and almond—and it features an architectural design that is reminiscent of crown molding.

The unit’s trapway is concealed, which creates a more attractive appearance and allows for easier cleaning.

Its architectural style matches other fixtures in the Kohler Memoirs lineup.

The Memoirs toilet also features an elongated bowl that makes sitting down more comfortable, as well as chair-height seating that makes getting on and off the seat more comfortable for most adults.

Its height also happens to be ADA-approved. A well-rounded option, the Kohler Memoirs model delivers a solid combination of efficiency, cleaning ease, comfort, and style.

American Standard H2Optio

  • Chrome-plated top-mounted push button actuator
  • 12″ rough in
  • Seat is not included

Next up on the list is this low-priced American Standard model that does away with the idea that you need an expensive toilet in order to have the best experience.

Available in both round and elongated shapes, this toilet comes in white, linen, and bone. All colors are sharp in appearance, and with regular maintenance can stay just as shiny as new.

Rather than use the contemporary 1-piece model popular today, American Standard opted for the older 2-piece design, which gives you some room to experiment if you are used to this type.

It uses the symphonic dual-flush technology that pushes the waste down and keeps it from coming back up.

You also don’t have to worry about flushing twice to get everything out as it has a powerful enough wash to keep streaks from appearing.

This is a WaterSense-certified high-efficiency toilet that uses as little water as possible for basic operations so that your water bill does not skyrocket.

Using modern technology for the actual flushing lever means that it is now a top-mounted push button actuator that is easy to reach for all.

The product dimensions are 35 x 35 x 22 inches and the total weight is 92 pounds. It’s important to mention that the seat is not included.

Soft-type seats are recommended, depending on whether you for an elongated or round type.

The flow rate is 1.6 GPM and the toilet comes with a 2-year limited warranty. In terms of ease, affordability, water usage, and efficiency, this is easily one of the best.

Read the full review: American Standard H2Option Siphonic Toilet

Kohler Wellworth Toilet

  • Elongated, standard height-toilet bowl
  • 12″ rough-in
  • 30″ (76.2 cm) x 18″ (45.7 cm) x 28-3/4″ (73 cm)

From one of the trusted names in the industry, the Kohler K-3978 Wellworth delivers solid value without sacrificing performance.

Coming in a bit high on water usage compared to some other toilets on the list at 1.6 gallons per flush, you can question this unit’s efficiency, but performance is its strong point.

The flushing system delivers water at high pressure, at once clearing bulk waste and cleaning the bowl.

The fully glazed trapway and bowl aid in the cleaning process by preventing debris from sticking.

The Wellworth is a 2-piece toilet consisting of a tank and bowl.

Its design is on the traditional side, although it does feature some unique sculpting and shape in the tank and has an elongated bowl, which many people find more comfortable than round bowls.

The height of the bowl is somewhat lower than other models at 14 ½ inches (368 mm), which makes it non-ADA compliant; however, you may find this height more comfortable.

While this is a relatively basic model, it makes up in flushing power what it lacks in high-tech features.

If you’re looking for a powerful flush at a low cost, this is the toilet for you.

Read More: Kohler Wellworth

American Standard Cadet 3 Toilet

  • Uses 1.28 gallons
  • Smooth EverClean surface
  • 3-inch flush valve

When you’re shopping for toilets and you have a smaller space, finding a good toilet that fits can be a chore.

This Cadet 3 from American Standard is an excellent toilet with a smaller footprint, so you can fit it in those hard-to-reach spots.

And just because it is smaller doesn’t mean it skimps on the flushing power.

It has been independently tested to remove just as much waste cleanly as some of the more expensive units on the market. 

Here are some highlights about Cadet 3:

  • 10-inch rough-in, so you can fit it in that smaller spot
  • Standard seat height and round bowl make it perfect for multiple types of users
  • Uses 1.28 gallons per flush, saving 20 percent off the 1.6-gallon standard
  • Smooth EverClean surface makes cleaning easy
  • A 3-inch flush valve adds gravity-assisted power to every flush

This American Standard Cadet 3 toilet is a great option for when you’re trying to put a toilet in and make use of an odd space in your home or business.

It should be noted that because this is a commercially rated toilet, it doesn’t come with a seat or a lid. Those must be purchased separately.

Read More: American Standard Cadet 3 

Toto Carlyle II Toilet

  • 1.0 gallons per flush
  • 1G technology with TORNADO FLUSH system
  • 12″ rough-in

This is an amazing toilet that will change how you look at going to the bathroom.

Nearly every feature elevates a normally mundane experience to spa levels.

Here are a few things that make this toilet so different.

  • The pre-misting system as you approach to pre-wet the bowl to keep things from sticking
  • Seat warmer with five different temperature settings so you can personalize your comfort level
  • Built-in fan and powerful filter to make help control any wayward smells
  • Bidet system with adjustable temperatures.
  • The tornado flush system sweeps everything away when you are done

As you can see, this toilet is made to pamper you and make you look forward to your trips to the bathroom.

It also saves water, using only 1.0 gallons per flush, which is over a half-gallon less than what is mandated. (The EPA has stipulated that all modern toilets use 1.6 gallons of water or less per flush).

That water savings will translate directly to keeping money in your wallet.

For a toilet that goes above and beyond what you ever thought a toilet could, this Toto Carlyle II will amaze and delight you.

You’ll wonder why you never treated yourself like this before.

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Toto Eco Drake Toilet

  • 1.28 GPF
  • E-Max Flushing System
  • Five-Year Limited Warranty

Toto is best known for making high-end toilets with amazing features. So when they make a basic functional unit, you know that it will work well.

This toilet is a great choice if you’re looking for something for a basement or a powder room.

The Eco Drake comes with a standard round bowl for when you’re putting it in a space that doesn’t have the space for an elongated bowl.

Some other great features of the Eco Drake toilet are:

  • Uses a standard 12-inch rough-in
  • Lower rim height of 14-5/8 inches, making it great for families or businesses
  • Eco flush system uses 1.28 gallons per flush, saving about 20 percent from the 1.6-gallon standard
  • Emax flush technology helps flush the bowl clear using a smaller amount of water

It should be noted that because this is a commercial-grade toilet, it doesn’t come standard with a seat or a lid.

That’s actually a plus because if you’re upgrading from another round bowl toilet, you can just use your existing equipment.

And if you’re installing in a business, you probably don’t want a lid.

The Toto Eco Drake is a great choice for a homeowner or a contractor looking for a no-frills toilet that will just work well.

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Guide to Finding the Best Toilet

If you’ve browsed our reviews, by now you should have an idea of the main features on the market.

You might even know which features will make your shortlist when it comes to buying your toilet.

Still, before you rush into investing in an accessory that may be with you for more than a decade, it can help to know a bit more about the different options available.

From toilet shape to water consumption, and installation options to brand names, we’ve got you covered in this handy guide. Hopefully, you’ll soon be shopping like a pro!

Round vs. Elongated Shape

Round toilet seats are often seen as outdated, while elongated toilet seats are the fresh model on the market.

This is pretty much true, but round seats are not at all on their way to being discontinued, in fact, as many round toilet bowls as elongated seats are made each day.

So which is better between the two—or to put it better, which is the best option for your home?

If your top priority is an ADA-compliant seat, either for personal use or for visitors to your home that require it, then without question an elongated seat is preferable.

ADA Compliant Design

ADA is the American Disability Association, which has set standards for toilet dimensions and design for the use of disabled people and the elderly.

As you can imagine, an ADA-compliant toilet is easier to sit on, meaning it’s slightly higher than a regular toilet.

ADA-compliant elongated toilet seats are bigger than their round counterparts; and even if you opt for a round seat, it won’t be as comfortable as an elongated one in the same series.

The ADA standard was created in 2010, so a lot of the designs that were compliant were made around the time that elongated seats were just beginning to take off.

Small vs Large Toilet Models

Once again, there are round toilets that fit the bill, but it goes without saying that a large seat is always going to be more comfortable than a small one even if the more compact toilets fit better in smaller bathrooms.

One advantage of round seats is that they are typically 3–6 inches smaller than a standard elongated seat.

This may not seem like much, but in a small bathroom, this can make all the difference in the world.

They might also be preferable for bathrooms with children just finishing potty training.

Going from potty training to elongated seats can be a big leap, so the more natural option is to go to a round seat.

RVs typically have round seats due to space concerns, and even the biggest bathrooms can benefit from having a few extra inches if they are designed badly in the first place.

Water Usage of Toilets

One of the most surprising facts about toilet water usage is that it accounts for most of the 80–100 gallons of water you’ll use in a day.

Not the shower, not the kitchen, but the toilet. It uses the most water, which is why over the years standards have gone up so that the average number of gallons per flush is 1.6.

New Toilets Save Water

Before that, you were looking at up to 4 gallons per flush, an incredible waste in more than one way.

Even if your toilet is newer but was manufactured before the new standards went into effect, you’d be looking at about 3 gallons per flush.

These are huge numbers not just for one person, but for multiple people.

They add up over the months, and by the end of the year, you would have paid hundreds extra on your water bill.

Newer toilets have a lot more to offer than toilets that are only 3–4 years old, so don’t overlook some of the better features being offered in flushing technology.

Water-Saving Toilets vs Efficiency

So how much better are the toilets that offer 1 gallon per flush?

A lot better when it comes to saving water, but that doesn’t automatically make them the greatest toilets on the list.

A couple of the products available use complex technology that only requires 1 gallon per flush.

Usually, this would result in double flushing or streaks and stains being left in the bowl because not enough water went through.

To compensate for the remaining 0.6 gallons, the manufacturers designed the spouts on the inside of the bowl to be positioned a certain way so that it gets the most coverage when cleaning.

Water and waste are also pulled down with the help of gravity, so reducing by 0.6 gallons is still efficient. You can read more about water saving toilets here.

Powerful Flushing Toilets

That being said, in a head-to-head comparison for the best flushing toilet, one that uses 1.6 GPF will always beat a toilet that uses 1 GPF.

Even with innovative design and engineering, the 1 GPF toilets can only make up for what they are missing while the 1.6 GPF is already there, to begin with.

Not even counting variables like type or amount of waste, in an extreme situation, double flushing is more likely in a 1 GPF toilet.

There is a middle-ground option of 1.28 gallons per flush if you want to play it safe.

That gives you the perfect balance of power and water saving, all in one package. If you are looking to make the flush of your toilet stronger you can consider this guide.

Find the Right Balance

With up to one-third of all household water usage going to toilets, users with multiple bathrooms may definitely want to take a closer look at their toilets.

RV users will also find more use for 1-gallon per flush toilets than heavier-use ones since it will be their primary toilet.

The only problem with that is the limited space in RV bathrooms, and also the customization issues that prevent a tank model toilet from being installed.

The few tankless models on this list will work just fine, but finding one that is as good at flushing as a 1-GPF tank model will be hard. 

When looking for a toilet that is good on water, prioritize whether or not it will make a big difference to shooting for the major savings or the major cost.

One-piece vs Two-piece Designs

When deciding between a one piece toilet and a two-piece toilet, there are a couple of things that are easy to overlook.

The big takeaway is that the two-piece design has been around for a long time and is more trusted than the new one-piece toilet.

We’ve written a detailed comparison between one-piece and two-piece toilets elsewhere on the site, but as a summary, here are the main arguments for and against a one-piece toilet.

One-piece toilets are easy to clean. The nooks and crannies of a two-piece toilet are gone with a one-piece system. You’re now free to clean your toilet however you like without worrying about buildup due to places being out of reach. With fewer places for bacteria to grow and collect, there will also be less odor and fewer germs in and around your toilet. If you’re a serious cleaner and tend to go that extra mile when cleaning the toilet, having a toilet that’s easy to clean can be a bonus.

One-piece toilets are also more durable. Some of the biggest damage that can occur in a toilet is due to outside moisture, which has fewer ways of gaining traction with a one piece toilet. With fewer parts to be compromised with its closed-off build, a one-piece toilet not only validates a 1-year warranty but leaves a two-piece model standing. 

Unfortunately, these two main advantages don’t come without a cost. One piece toilets are generally more expensive than their two-piece counterparts, as it costs considerably less to build a toilet in two separate pieces than all in one. 

The lowest price is always going to be on an older model, so if you’re looking to save some money then checking out the two-piece products on this list will be a good start.

Even with modern toilets increasing in power, the older models are still claiming a big part of the market share due to customers not moving on quite yet.


Tankless toilets are the most expensive in the industry, and if this list is any indicator, there are not as many of them in production as the rest.

The good news is that there are fewer low-quality models on the market, meaning that if you purchase a tankless model, the chances are it is legit and worth your money.

You can read our tankless toilet ratings here for more information.

Since there isn’t a lot of competition coming through for these models just yet, expect products from Toto and Saniflo to dominate the tankless market.

If you’re used to fixing things yourself when they go wrong, bear in mind that fixing a tankless toilet system is not like fixing a regular toilet.

If you’re not ready to adopt the tankless model but want some similar space-saving features, one-piece toilets are smaller in size compared to two-piece ones, so they offer a reasonable compromise.

Gravity Flush Toilets and Pressure Assisted Flush

Gravity flush toilets are much more cost-effective and easier to maintain and repair. 

Gravity flush toilets can also undergo modifications if you decide you want to add a feature you need and, of course, they also afford more design and color options to choose from.

On the other hand, pressure assisted toilets conserve more water and rarely (if ever) require a double flush to get everything down.

Many come with partial and full flush options and must maintain their cleanliness much easier than gravity-feed toilets do.

Dual Flush Toilets

Single flush toilets are the most common option when it comes to flushing, but with rising concerns about water waste, alternative flush options are growing.

Dual flushing toilets have the option for a full flush (like a single flush toilet) or half flush, which means you can use less water when appropriate.

What’s more, while dual flush toilets are good for saving water, they don’t skimp on style, and there are some great options to choose from when it comes to the design and features of these toilets.

Eco-Friendly Options

If you’re looking for an eco-friendly alternative to a standard flushing toilet then a composting toilet is the way to go.

A composting toilet is designed to decompose human waste in a natural way and recycle it into usable compost.

Another option for low water usage is a macerating toilet that uses pumps to get rid of waste.

This is a great option for houses with small pipes, or when you need to install a toilet in a basement.

Toilet Design and Installation

Just as important as a toilet’s features are the way it fits in your bathroom. This can range from going with a tankless design in order to save several inches in a small space to going with smart toilets that are great for high-tech homes and offer features such as self-flushing and self-cleaning.

You can also read different bathroom blogs that can help you design you bathroom decor so it matches. Having the toilet, bathroom faucet, tiles, and the shower head all match can make a big difference to your bathroom.

  • Rough-in

An important feature to take into account when considering installation is the rough-in that’s suitable for your space. Put simply, the rough-in is the distance from the wall and where the water line starts. The options are generally 10″, 12″, and 14″. In older houses, in particular, a 10-inch rough in toilet can sometimes be the only option. Your rough-in is definitely something you need to know before you start shopping for a toilet, as different models suit different rough-in lengths.

  • Corner Models

If you have a small bathroom and need to install a toilet that takes up little space then a corner toilet might be a great option for you. Corner toilets are designed in a way to fit into one corner of your bathroom, freeing up space for other activities. Corner toilets for small spaces are a popular option these days along with other compact toilet designs.

  • Wall Hung Models

Another space-saving toilet option is a wall-hung toilet. This option looks great, and some of the big brands have been making wall-hung toilets that have some nice features as well. You can read some wall mounted toilet reviews here to learn more about the design. It is also worth noting that wall hung toilets make it easy to clean the toilet and the area around it.

  • Comfort Height

The toilet seat height can make usage more comfortable for an elderly person, an adult, or a child. You can also go for a comfort height toilet if you are looking for a toilet that’s great for the elderly or people that have a problem sitting down. These toilets are a popular option, and there’s a wide range of top-rated comfort height toilets to choose from.

  • Portable Models

Portable toilets are great for when going camping, picnic or on other travels when a toilet might come in handy. Portable toilets are also a good option for RV owners. 

Bidet Toilet Seat

Bidets are slowly becoming more popular in larger bathrooms.

If you like the idea and don’t have the space for a separate bidet unit, you might consider a bidet toilet seat , and not just the type that hooks up to the toilet.

With connection systems that allow you to connect a sink to the toilet, the options are endless and the only other hurdle is time and money.

The only drawback to one of these systems is that it needs to be plugged in if the power goes out completely.

If you don’t have a generator, then there will be some obvious problems using the advanced features of the toilet.

Best Toilet Brands

The best-known toilet brands are Kohler, Toto, Saniflo and American Standard. The market is heavily influenced by Toto and American Standard, with the former getting the nod for best toilet on our list of reviews. Our Saniflo review also made the top 5 on our list, which says a lot about the company and how innovative their toilet is.

You really can’t go wrong with any of the brands, but if you had to choose one, which one comes out looking best?


For innovation, go with Toto. This brand has a way of knowing when to push the envelope in the industry.

There were a lot of features with Toto toilets that came off as silly gimmicks when the brand first came out but soon became some of the most sought-after features in the luxury market.

Toto is also great at improving upon its established models, which is why its series of toilets show remarkable improvement the higher up you go in the line. 

Even with the more advanced models, there’s heavy favoritism for the original/debut models.

Toto creates toilets so great that even after it improves on the line, people still fall for the classics. That’s a testament to brand satisfaction and Toto’s customer loyalty.


For brand recognition, go with Kohler.

It’s the best-known brand on our list, and if something ever goes wrong with the product, then the best warranty is going to come from Kohler.

It has a lightning-fast customer service department and the most compatible toilets, no matter the installation guidelines.

This means that if you run into an issue where A doesn’t work with B, you can simply call them up or go to the store to resolve it on your own with little to no problem. 

Kohler has the most painless installation instructions and the clearest and most concise manuals of any manufacturer on this list.

With so many locations across the world it’s also the fastest to ship, so keep that in mind if you’re looking for rush delivery.

This is one of the few times where brand recognition really does go a long way.


Saniflo, much like Toto, is great at innovation and offers a lot of luxury items at a better price than its competitors.

A good example of this is the Sanicompact which is a direct competitor to Toto’s Neorest.

Now the Neorest easily wins head-to-head, but the Sanicompact is still one of the top 5 products on the list.

That is an incredible accomplishment, and it is the only product on the list that is in the same league as the Neorest. 

Saniflo does the same with its other line of toilets, filling them with great features but being careful not to price them too high.

It doesn’t have the name recognition of Kohler or Toto but it still does an incredible job of making sure that its products contain as many features as possible without being too outside consumers’ budgets.

This is a slippery slope in marketing that Saniflo has done a good job of navigating. It’ll be interesting to see if it can keep up with the likes of Toto without fading into the background. Read our full Saniflo toilet guide here.

American Standard

American Standard is a jack-of-all-trades company that still manages to produce some great models. The company is more old-school and less likely to take risks like Saniflo and Toto, but despite this, and even though it didn’t make our final line-up, it still offers fantastic variety and is well-loved by customers.

A lot of people are actually rocking the American Standard brand in their homes and don’t even realize it! Since the company is pretty good with pricing, its models are extremely attractive to customers who want to purchase more than one product.

That’s a good roundup of the companies on the list, and hopefully, a good reference for you to know which company offers the best value, and the best toilet for you. Another toilet brand that’s worth a look is Duravit.

Toilet Brands and Warranty

A number of companies offer a 1-year limited warranty, and the next warranty length available is a huge jump of 10 years.

This is a big jump, and it may be hard for the consumer to come to terms with a good deal if the warranty is 1-year limited for one of the most heavily used appliances in the household.

There really are no blurred lines in this situation since one of the bigger brand names like Kohler offers a 1-year limited warranty, while generic and less-known names can sometimes offer a 10-year warranty.

It’s a big contrast that may make some customers think that the big names don’t adequately stand behind their products.

Customers shouldn’t feel as though they can’t trust the company just because they offer a 1-year warranty, especially when that warranty can be extended.

You won’t get any runaround from the companies on this list, and all of the reviewed products are 100% quality.

Then when you get down to the warranty, no matter the length, you’ll get a customer service representative who wants to help you rather than lead you in circles.

Trust in the brand and the product rather than the warranty, as the first two should be more than enough to let you know what you’re buying.

If something does go wrong, you’ll be well taken care of, thanks to this list and the trusted brands.

Best Toilet Comparison Chart

ToiletPriceWater ConsumptionCertificationDimensionShapeFinishRating
TOTO Ultramax II$$$1.28 GPFADA, WaterSense, CALGreen, and CEC35 x 33 x 23 inchesElongatedCotton White9/10
TOTO Ultramax$$$1.6 GPFN/A28 x 17 x 28 inchesElongatedCotton White8/10
TOTO Neorest 550$$$$0.8 GPFWaterSense26.5 x 15.3 x 21.4 inchesElongatedCotton White8/10
TOTO Neorest$$$$0.8 GPFWatersense32.5 x 15.5 x 21.5 inchesOvalCotton White9/10
TOTO Eco Soiree$$$1.28 GPFWaterSense28.1 x 14 x 27.8 inchesElongatedCotton White8/10
TOTO Drake$$$1.6 GPFN/A28 x 19.5 x 28.5 inchesElongatedCotton White8/10
Saniflo SANICOMPACT 48$$$1.6 GPFN/A18.2 x 14.5 x 15.8 inchesElongatedWhite8/10
Kohler Santa Rosa$$$1.28 GPFWaterSense31 x 20.8 x 29 inchesElongatedWhite8/10
American Standard Champion 4$$$1.6 GPFADA29.8 x 17.8 x 29.5 inchesElongatedWhite9/10
American Standard Champion 4$$$1.6 GPFN/A29.8 x 17.8 x 28.1 inchesElongatedWhite8/10


The market is changing and it’s looking good for customers that are ready to upgrade. When prices are at an all-time low it’s time to get off the fence. Several companies have already put their best products forward, so you definitely have a lot of choices.

If you are still undecided, you can read our toilet reviews, which should help you pick out the best toilet for your needs. We’re also constantly reviewing the best flushing toilets which are always popular options to go for.

Sticking with a familiar brand is ok, as long as you do your homework. There is no hiding the fact that the best product on the list is the Neorest, but it may not be for everyone. No matter what you end up with, as long as it’s from this list, it will be considered a world-class toilet.

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