American Standard Cadet 3 Review

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The American Standard Cadet 3 is a two piece, single flush toilet with a skirted bowl. It meets ADA requirements (as long as the trip lever is on the approach side of the tank) as well as being EPA Water Sense certified. The toilet is supplied complete with a seat and lid.

A siphon action jets the water into the bowl and in combination with an EverClean surface and a fully glazed 2 1/8” trap way, ensures a complete flush every time.  We listed it as one of the best toilets available on the market today. Let’s read the details in below American Standard Cadet 3 review.


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Design / Materials

The Cadet 3 toilet is made from vitreous china and has an American Standard EverClean finish to minimize the need for manual cleaning of the toilet. The flush is activated by a chrome trip lever. The height of the seat and the elongated bowl are to the standards set by ADA to make standing and sitting easier for people of all abilities.


Flushing System

The 1.28 gallon single flush is triggered by a chrome trip lever on the side of the tank. The water is then jetted into the bowl at pressure. This pressure forces the waste through the fully glazed trap way. These combined features ensure that the bowl is cleared first time on every flush.



The forced water flush ensures that the toilet is cleared at every flush. The EverClean surface coating inhibits the formation of stains and at the same time inhibits the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew. This not only keeps the toilet clean for longer but helps reduce odors.



The toilet uses 1.28 gallons of water per flush. The low consumption means that the toilet uses 20% less water that the federal specification. This low consumption plus the ability of the toilet to remove large amounts of waste in a single flush means that the Cadet 3 is EPA Water Sense certified. In many municipalities, this will entitle you to a rebate when a Water Sense toilet is purchased. Check here to see if you are in an eligible area.


Ease of Installation

A standard 12” rough in is needed for this toilet. As this is a skirted design, when replacing an existing toilet the water supply outlet may interfere with the skirting, so it is worth checking before you try installing to see if you will have to move the water supply. That aside, the toilet is a straightforward two piece toilet. Check this pdf from American Standard for full installation instructions plus the tools required.

American Standard 2989.101.020 Concealed Trap way Cadet 3 Right Height Elongated Flowise 1.28 gpf Toilet with Seat, White


  • Two-piece toilet
  • Supplied complete with slow close seat and lid
  • ADA compliant
  • Water Sense certified
  • Reduced water bills
  • EverClean surface treatment to reduce stains and the buildup of bacteria and mold
  • Fully flush tested at the factory
  • 5 year limited warranty



  • The EverClean surface needs to be cleaned with gentle toilet cleaners to prevent damage to the surface treatment


Overall                4.0/5

The American Standard Cadet 3 is a multi-featured toilet. It is ADA compliant (as long as the flush trip lever is on the approach side of the toilet), this compliance means that this toilet can be fitted in restrooms that are used by the public and employees. The toilet is Water Sense certified which may make you eligible for a rebate, plus the low consumption will reduce your water bills. A long, 5-year warranty gives confidence in the durability of the toilet.

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  1. Ricky P. Lalla Esqure July 29, 2016
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