Toto Drake ii Review

TOTO CST454CEFG#01 Drake II 2-Piece Toilet with Elongated Bowl and Sanagloss,1.28 GPF, Cotton WhiteThe standard Toto Drake 2 piece toilet is a very popular toilet due to its simple, but very effective design.  The standard toilet comes with an elongated seat shape and a left-hand trip lever flush.  Our Toto Drake ii review will concentrate mainly on the most popular version of the toilet but there are a number of options that can make the toilet fully ADA compliant.  Although the standard toilet comes with a left hand chrome trip lever, one of the ADA specifications is that the trip lever is placed on the approach side of the toilet, therefore Toto offer the Drake with a right hand trip lever to comply with every eventuality.

Design / Materials          4.5/5

For comfort and ease of use, the toilet has an elongated bowl design and is, when a suitable seat is added, a similar height to a chair.  The tank is a high profile design which means that is takes up less space than many elongated bowl design toilets. There is also an option to have lockable lids to avoid tampering with the flush mechanism.

The Drake is available in a variety of colors – Cotton, Sedona Beige, Colonial White, Bone, and Ebony

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Flushing System

Like other Toto models, the Drake uses Toto’s G-Max flushing system, which gives an added boost to the efficiency of the 1.6 gallon flush.  The system uses an extra-large water outlet combined with a powerful siphon action to boost the flushing action of the 1.6 gallon flush.  The water enters the bowl through angled nozzles to increase the efficiency even more.  The computer designed fully glazed trap way ensures that the toilet removes all waste completely in a single flush.

Cleaning              4.7/5toto drake ii review

The Drake has a large 3” valve, as opposed to the industry standard 2”.  This larger valve means a quick and more powerful flush that delivers the 1.6 gallon flush in about half the time of a standard flush.  This extra powerful flow, combined with an enlarged 2 1/8” fully glazed trap way means that the Drake is almost impossible to clog.

Consumption

The Drake uses 1.6 gallons per flush and although it does not meet EPA Water Sense guidelines, the efficiency of the flush means that it will clear the toilet with only one flush.

Ease of Installation

The Drake uses a standard 12” rough in from the finished wall to the center of the waste pipe.  This toilet is one of the few toilets that comes complete will all the parts that are needed to install it, apart from thy seat which must be purchased separately.  The actual installation is quite straightforward and can be completed by anyone with some DIY experience.  The full installation manual from Toto is available by following this link.

Pros

  • Choice of tanks with either a left hand or right hand trip lever to meet ADA compliance
  • 6 gallons of water per flush
  • Universal seat height
  • Elongated bowl shape
  • ADA compliant (with trip lever on approach side to the toilet)
  • 1 year limited warranty

Cons

  • The Drake is not EPA Water Sense compliant which means that it cannot be used in certain municipalities that have water conservation regulations in force – such as Los Angeles

Overall                 4.6/5

As you can see from our Toto Drake ii review, that this is a very efficient good value for money toilet.  The option to have the trip lever on either side of the tank, together with the shape and height of the seat make the Drake fully ADA compliant.  This compliance means that this toilet can be fitted in restrooms that are used by employees and members of the public.  See top-rated flushing toilets list!

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  1. John koller April 25, 2017
  2. John koller April 25, 2017

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