Choosing the right toilet can be a daunting task. You spend several hours on dozens of websites just to realize you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for.
You don’t want to make a hasty decision and end up with buyer’s remorse. (Returning a used toilet isn’t a great option.) And this is a purchase you will be using for years and potentially for decades. You’ve come to the right place.
Luckily enough, I discovered Toto’s Ultramax II, and the hassle was over! Bear with me; I’m about to change your life by introducing you to this wonder toilet! Prepare to be amazed.
About Toto Ultramax II
“All toilets are the same.” Nope…they aren’t. Flush power differs from brand to brand. Ease of cleaning differs, as well. Yes, there are those extremely cheap toilets that are indeed identical. But now we’re talking about Toto’s astonishing Ultramax II.
There are a couple of things that make this brand a fantastic choice for everybody, no matter if you live in a house or in an apartment. First off, it’s an item that comes in 1 piece, so you won’t need to worry that you can’t install it without paying a plumber.
Secondly, it conserves water. And, it’s nice looking. Here are the features you should expect from this toilet:
- SanaGloss (a special ceramic glaze used on the bowl that prevents debris from sticking to it. This will decrease maintenance and cleaning time considerably)
- Innovative flushing technology: Double Cyclone (nothing short of amazing, and I’ll tell you why in the remainder of the review)
- 1.28 gallons per flush (could be a little better, but no complaints)
- Elongated bowl
- Made of vitreous porcelain
Considering just these features I’ve mentioned, you should be ensured that this toilet is really one of the best you can get your hands on.
Do you remember those toilets that flush perfectly with one push of a button? Me neither – at least not until buying this one. The brand says that only one flush will leave the bowl clean as a whistle, and they are not lying.
It has something called Double Cyclone, which means that water will actually squirt from two nozzles, ensuring an incredibly powerful yet quiet flush.
Flushing Double Cyclone Toilet
The SanaGloss ceramic glaze that the bowl has been coated with will also enable the bowl to clean itself while the jets of water flush the toilet. Another nice feature is the soft close lid…a must have in my opinion. No more slamming seat noise to wake a baby or someone else from their nap.
Moreover, it’s quite solid. I mean, it gives you the feeling that it’s going to last forever. These integrated toilets are among the favorites because they don’t require plumbing skills to be installed easily.
I’m not a plumber myself, so I was a little bit worried that I’d end up calling a profession to install it. However, as quickly as I got it out of the box, I told myself “This does look pretty simple to install.” And it was.
What Others Say
Based on a few positive reviews, this Toto model is as good as it gets. There are some features that are constantly praised. The silent closing of the lid, for instance. You won’t need to worry about broken eardrums again.
The SanaGloss, of course, has brought its fair share of fans (including me, because incidentally, I hate cleaning toilets). And so did the powerful flushing system that not only flushes the bowl in a matter of seconds but also helps prevent clogs.
The height of the toilet is said to be universal, which means that everybody will sit comfortably on it. With two small children and a rather short wife, I can confirm that it was a good height for everyone.
What We Liked
The first thing that comes to my mind is the combination of one-piece construction, SanaGloss coating and Double Cyclone flushing system. The unbeatable three. Other people may find other features that make this toilet a great deal, but I’m going to stick to those three.
What We Don’t Like
Being a one-piece toilet, it is a little heavy (99 lbs), and will require a second person to help with installation. The price is a little higher, but overall still a great value. Especially when considering over the long term.
When it comes to bathroom products, I always purchase them from Amazon because 1) Pricing is always competitive, and 2) It’s delivered safely to my house. I’ve never had a broken item from Amazon, and the packaging for this toilet is excellent.
It may sound far-fetched to say that a toilet could change your life, but it’s true in this case. I’ve looked high and low for a good one that would be water efficient, long-lasting, and great value for the number of features.
I’m happy to say that this met all my requirements and then some. If you want a toilet that is so easy to clean and flushes perfectly with one push of a button, then you’ve just hit the Jackpot. 5/5 from me and I will recommend it to everybody who ever needs a new toilet.
Last update on 2021-10-10 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API