Trying to simplify and get down to a science the main features that the best toilets have in common can prove quite difficult. What’s right for some, may not be the solution for others. Then of course, there are other factors at play such as whether or not you live alone or a family environment. Are a big fan of water conservation or not. Or even if you require something built for compact spaces. There are solutions for each of these things, but it really does come down to personal preference.
Today we will have a look at the American Standard Champion-4, and make comparisons with toilets like the TOTO Eco Drake. We shall also give readers an insight into the flushing performance and design aspects.
OK. So, first things first, lets have a look at the exterior. What we have is a one piece toilet with an elongated shape bowl. The trapway isn’t concealed, and the flush is operated by the use of a trip lever rather than a button. This lever is located on the tanks front.
Then there is water efficiency. Unlike the TOTO Drake mentioned previously, this may not be the right choice for you if you’re a big fan on conserving water. It has its advantages at 1.6 gallons over older 3.5 gallon products, but compared to WaterSense labelled toilets, it’s nowhere near as efficient. On the positive side of this, you can expect strong flushing power that will easily remove waste through the waste outlet. In fact, American Standard describe it as being able to handle up to 70% more mass than your average toilet. Quite impressive, and something we would recommend for family households where bathroom usage tends to be more frequent.
What’s more, you get a seat that doesn’t slam thanks to slow close hinges. It’s not often the seat comes as part of the package as a whole, so this is a nice addition and something that can save you time and money.
Overall, the Champion 4 has received a great deal of comments from happy customers around the web, and a brief look at the spec list tells us this has plenty of positive functions.