Toilets are More Complicated than You Think
Some people think the kitchen is the most important room in the home, but others take great pride in their bathrooms, and I’m one of them. Sure, I have a vested interest because I sell bathrooms and all the appliances you need to make this room as comfortable as possible.
Whilst the kitchen is a great place to get everyone together, the bathroom (in my opinion) should be a place where you can relax and unwind.
However, I digress. This review is actually about your toilet, and while we’re not generally a nation of people that like to discuss this functional side of our lives, it’s still important you have a toilet that serves you well.
The TOTO Eco Soiree
Today, my review is based on the TOTO MS964214CEFG-01 Eco Soiree toilet which I happen to think is one of the best toilets on the market at the moment, as my sales figures will prove. But you’re not here to read about the amount of commission I’ve made recently, you want to know what’s so special about this toilet.
You see, a toilet is something that’s used all the time, and if you have a family of say, 4 people, just take a moment to think about how many times in the day you hear your toilet being flushed?
This brings me to the first and most important aspect about this model:
The Flushing System
You may not know, but in the past 8 years or so, the US Department of Energy has been paying close attention to the amount of water that’s “flushed” away each and every-day. In fact, it may surprise you to know that a whopping 30% of all water consumption in residential homes is sent into the sewage system using the toilet.
For this reason, new legislation has been brought in and most States are now limited to 1.6 gallons of water per flush. However, TOTO has gone one step further by creating a model of toilet that uses a mere 1.28 gallons per flush (well within the limits).
This doesn’t mean you have to compromise on power because the manufacturer offers something called a double cyclone flushing system. To give you a bit more information on this I decided to have a word with my co-worker who’s a technical master on this model.
- This toilet uses both gravity and the power of water to deliver a more powerful flush.
- Instead of rim holes you benefit from 2 nozzles which utilize the water better and help to keep the amount of dirt and bacteria to a minimum. As a result, this means less cleaning.
- The dual nozzle system also ensures more water is directed towards the siphon, which results in a more powerful flush.
Again, I go back to personal experience and for me, there is nothing worse than sitting on an uncomfortable toilet. And I have to say, TOTO has created a comfortable one piece toilet that sits higher than most other brands. The bowl is elongated rather than round.
Whilst the toilet is probably the most functional part of your bathroom, it does still have to fit into your décor. TOTO has thought about this, you can buy this model in cotton or colonial white and Sedona beige.
In addition, you benefit from SoftClose seat technology. This means no more nasty bangs that wake up the whole house in the middle of the night because the seat has been dropped (we’ve all been there)! This works based on the hinge system, allowing the lid to gently lower to its closed position, quietly!
If you’re anything like me, you’ll be slightly paranoid about how clean your toilet is. However, cleaning it is not exactly the most pleasant job in the home. So it’s good to know that the overall design of this model is pretty ergonomic, which makes it easier to clean.
Plus, TOTO toilets are made from high gloss polypropylene, which is resistant to the damage some cleaning chemicals can cause. These materials also help to keep your toilet cleaner for longer.
Your toilet is more complicated than you think. Making sure you don’t waste water and that you can keep this part of your bathroom clean has all been thought about, as well as providing a powerful flush that will get rid of your waste.
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