Usually, we don’t tend to think or talk about toilets too much. It’s just something you use to get the job done, right? However, you still spend a portion of your day using it, so it requires some attention.
Also, whether you enjoy talking about toilets or not, if you’re looking to buy one, there are some things you need to think about. Is it comfortable? Will it take too much space in your bathroom? Is it eco-friendly? Is it easy to keep clean?
Don’t worry, our guide will help you answer all of these questions. Stick around to learn more about three of the best available two-piece toilets in the market.
H2Option Siphonic Dual Flush Elongated Toilet
We start out strong with this dual flush toilet from American Standard. The elongated design means it is a little longer than its rivals, at 29.8” deep. It is 15” wide and 29.5” from top to bottom. The seat has a height of 15”, which may be comfortable, but unfortunately is not ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant.
The H2Option Dual-Flush System helps you save water, while still giving you the option of discharging a higher volume of water, if needed. The light flush spends 1 gallon per flush (GPF) and is recommended for liquid wastes, while the heavier flush unleashes a mighty 1.6 GPF. The heavy flush can handle 1000 grams of solid waste in a single discharge, but the lighter one is not bad, either, rated at 400 grams of waste. The buttons themselves have a texturized engraving, making them easy to tell apart, even for disabled individuals.
The water is discharged not only directly into the bowl, but also all around the rim through a pressure system, unloading the water at specific points. This makes for a nice flush that cleans the toilet well.
Another nice detail is that the level of water does not rise while flushing, thanks to the jet siphon system. This helps to keep the whole surface clean.
The toilet is also easy to install, with a lot of pre-assembled components. It has a quiet flush and provides a nice experience overall, the only downside perhaps being the 1 minute it takes to refill the tank. It comes in 3 finishes.
Stealth is an adequate name for this toilet, as it keeps everything to a minimum. Let’s start with its size, which is pretty standard: it measures 28.9×18.8×31 inches. At 17” tall, the seat complies with ADA standards.
But the flush is the interesting part. This toilet wastes a measly 0.8 gallons of water per flush. It is the lowest of the three on this list, and probably one of the lowest you can find out there.
The question is, how does it fare in waste disposal with such little water? Surprisingly well, in fact. For most purposes, it will handle the job just fine. The water is flushed directly to the bowl, and also to the rim, performing a good cleaning task.
However, keep in mind that this system is not miraculous. If there is too much waste to dispose of, or if you throw too much toilet paper in there, it might get clogged. A second flush usually takes care of the issue, though.
Not only does the Stealth toilet save water, but it is also lightning fast to refill the tank: this gets done in about 10 seconds. Both flush and refill are pretty quiet, which live up to this toilet’s name. It is available in white only.
Drake 2-Piece Single Flush Elongated Toilet
Finally, let’s take a look at TOTO’s Drake elongated model. This is the shortest toilet on the list, only 28 inches deep. Its width and height are 19.5 and 30.5 inches, respectively. The seat is quite tall, at 19 inches, making it also ADA compliant.
Now, flushing is the main thing you buy a toilet for, and that is where the Drake shines. Let’s get the bad thing out of the way first: it spends a bit more water than its competition, at 1.6 GPF. It is the same volume of water as the heavy flush for the American Standard model, but with the Drake, you don’t have a light flush option.
The good part is that, with the same amount of water, this TOTO toilet has one of the best flushes we’ve found, taking care of almost anything you throw into it. And it is still impressive, because 1.6 gallons of water isn’t a whole lot, either. Let’s find out how.
The Drake boasts a proprietary G-Max flushing system, which comprises a wider flush valve for more efficient waste disposal. We found it near impossible to clog, even with huge amounts of waste and toilet paper.
Besides getting rid of waste, the flushing system also does a great job cleaning the toilet bowl. We reckon you probably won’t need to use the toilet cleaner often.
And in spite of the powerful flush, the Drake is really quiet too. Altogether, it is one of the best-designed flushing systems in the market. This toilet comes in 5 finishes.
We’ve looked at three excellent toilets in this guide. You’d probably be well served with either one. However, our top pick is the TOTO Drake. It has a 19-inch high, ADA compliant seat, and its design will fit most bathrooms. But it is the amazing flush system that makes it stand out. You get a clean, clog-free toilet at only 1.6 GPF, which isn’t that much when you consider the superior flushing power.
On the other end of the scale, we have the Niagara Stealth. You should go for this one if you want a quiet toilet that uses a minimal amount of water. Beware of blockage issues, though. Finally, for the most versatile solution we recommend the American Standard 2887.216. The dual flush system gives you the choice to spend more or less water. Unfortunately, it is the only toilet out of the three that does not have an ADA-compliant seat.