Best Flushing Toilet for Safe & Hygienic Sewage Disposal

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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When it comes to renovating your modern bathroom, we recommend you start with your toilet. A great well-maintained toilet is usually welcoming, and it will be worth investing in one. Conversely, the number only job of a toilet is to flush waste from the bowl. And the number one complaint homeowners have of toilets is clogging. With the best flushing toilet, you can avoid these embarrassing moments.

Look for the strongest flushing toilet that doesn't clog, clears waste fast and efficiently, and is quiet. You also something functional that runs well and looks good; the flushing toilet has a great impact on the general visual effect of your bathroom. However, choosing the best one for your home is not that easy as it sounds. There are several factors to consider.

We have compiled a list of the best flushing toilets on the market and a handy buying guide that will help you get the perfect flushing toilet for your home. Keep reading!

1. TOTO Drake 2-Piece Ada Toilet with Elongated Bowl, (CST744SL)

TOTO CST744SL#01 Drake 2-Piece Ada Toilet with...
  • Item may ship in more than one box and may arrive separately
  • G-Max flushing system, low consumption (1.6GPF/6.0LPF), Elongated...
  • Universal Height, Two-piece design with high-profile tank
  • 12" Rough-in, less supply, Water Use: 1.6 GPF/6.0LPF, Material:...
  • Chrome trip lever, ADA compliant, in. Water Pressure: 8 psi...

If you are looking for the best flushing toilet with a high-profile design, count on the Drake 2-Piece Ada Toilet from Toto. This toilet comes with an elongated bowl shape and is 16.5 inches in height, making it comfortable to sit on. Besides, it is suitable for individuals with mobility issues.

This two-piece toilet has a G-Max flushing system that comes with a 3-inch valve that is 125 percent larger than standard 2-inch versions, allowing it to deliver more water fast, flushing everything away with ease. Each flush usually uses about 1.6 gallons of water per flush, ensuring that everything disappears. Moreover, this toilet is suitable for commercial and residential uses with this fast and powerful flush system.

The package comes in two separate parts, the bowl, and the water tank. It also comes with a chrome flush handle. The water surface area of the toilet bowl is 10 3/8" x 8 ¼". Nonetheless, be aware that the toilet seat is not in the package, so you need to buy it separately. Additionally, the flushing toilet comes in five different colors; colonial white, bone, cotton white, Sedona beige, and ebony, meaning you can easily find one that is an ideal match for the color theme in your bathroom.


  • Comes with a powerful flushing system
  • Features an elongated bowl which is a comfortable design
  • Silent flushes
  • Comfortable to sit on


  • Doesn't include the seat

2. American Standard H2Option Siphonic 2-Piece Dual Flush Toilet

American Standard 2887218.222 H2Option Siphonic Dual...
  • Dual flush 0.92/1.28 gpf H2Option
  • High efficiency, low consumption, and WaterSense certified
  • EverClean Surface
  • Siphon jet bowl technology with PowerWash rim
  • Seat is not included

If you are looking for the best flushing toilet with a dual flush system, count on the American Standard Siphonic Elongated Dual Flush Toilet. This toilet comes with the EverClean surface that protects against stains and prevents mold, bacteria, and mildew from building up. The surface is also easy to clean and maintain, plus prevents awful odors from developing in the bowl.

The dual flush utilizes American Standard's Siphon flushing technology, making it a powerful flushing toilet using the PowerWash rim system. This system forces water and air into the rim and then forces it into the bowl at high pressure through special holes. The high-powered jets usually ensure that everything disappears and nothing is left stuck to the bowl.

As the water gets into the bowl, it activates the second part of the gravity flushing system, the water siphon forcing all water and solid waste out through the pipe, leaving nothing behind in the bowl. Moreover, this toilet consumes 1.28 gallons of water per flush; therefore, it will help to reduce your water bills, plus it has been certified by WaterSense.


  • Uses a dual flush mechanism
  • Easy to clean and maintain, plus helps prevent awful odors
  • Features EverClean surface that protects against stains and prevents mold
  • Water-efficient


  • Doesn't include the toilet seat

3. Swiss Madison Ivy SM-WT450 Wall Hung Toilet, (Well Made Forever)

Swiss Madison Well Made Forever Ivy SM-WT450 Wall Hung...
  • Dual flush with high-performance gravity 0. 8 / 1. 28 gallon per...
  • Compatible with all Carrier brands.Adjustable height 15 to 19...
  • Porcelain One-piece seamless and easy-to-clean design
  • Slymm soft close quick-release seat closes gently and quietly
  • All bolts & screws needed for installation are included

The best flushing toilet to go for when you are low on space is the Swiss Madison Ivy SM-WT450 Wall Hung Toilet. Its compact, space-saving designs usually make it one of the best toilets for any small bathroom. Moreover, you can install it directly on the wall since it occupies less space than standard toilets. Besides, this dual flush wall-mounted toilet lets you save water by allowing a low flush mode for flushing liquid waste and a full flush mode for solid waste.

This one-piece toilet by Swiss Madison comes with a clean and uncluttered design with a fully skirted trapway that is appealing and easy to clean. It also features a soft-close seat designed to eliminate loud crashes from the seat being slammed. Instead, you release it, and it closes slowly by itself with less noise, plus the seat is easy to remove for cleaning.

The toilet bowl height is adjustable and can be easily adjusted to be ADA bowl height compliant. It comes with everything you need to install; however, installation is not easy. Wall-hung toilets are usually complicated to install, and in most scenarios, this is not something you can do alone. You will need to hire a professional plumber to do the installation.

Furthermore, when properly installed, this wall-hung toilet will support a weight limit of 500lbs, making it a suitable toilet for heavy people. Finally, we can't forget to mention that it is one of the cheapest wall-mounted toilets on the market. Therefore if you are low on space and budget, it is an excellent option.


  • Ideal for small bathrooms
  • Features adjustable toilet bowl height
  • It is a suitable toilet for heavy people
  • Affordable toilet set


  • Require two people or plumber to install

4. KOHLER Memoirs Stately Comfort Height Elongated Toilet, (K-6669-0)

KOHLER K-6669-0 Memoirs Stately Comfort Height 2-Piece...
  • Comfort Height feature offers chair-height seating that makes...
  • Elongated bowl offers added room and comfort
  • Concealed trap way and Clean Caps low-profile bolt caps...
  • Standard left-hand Polished Chrome trip lever included. Standard...
  • Combination consists of the K-5626 bowl and the K-4434 tank

When searching for the flushing toilet models, you will come across the Kohler K-6669-0 Memoirs Stately 2-Piece Elongated Toilet. The Kohler toilet has a polished chrome trip lever located on the left side, which activates a powerful flushing action. In addition, it comes with a flush valve with a ratio of 3:2, which utilizes a gravity flush system to generate enough power to remove waste and ensure nothing is left behind.

This two-piece toilet is highly water-efficient, uses 1.28 gallons per flush only, plus the AquaPiston canister ensures that water enters the bowl from all sides, ensuring nothing is missed. The toilet's seat is set at a comfortable height; therefore, it is easier for adults to sit on it and comes with a concealed trapway that makes it easy to clean and maintain. Additionally, this toilet brings a touch of timeless sophistication to your bathroom, plus it is available in an option of six different colors, allowing you to choose one that perfectly matches your space.

However, this flush toilet has few drawbacks; the flush handle is not of high quality, and its whole flushing system is a bit pricey. For a high-quality item like this, we, however, expect to pay more.


  • Effective in removing all toilet wastes
  • Comfortable to sit on
  • Comes in different colors allowing you to choose the perfect one to match your space
  • Easy to clean and maintain


  • A bit expensive toilet set

5. Ove Decors White Bidet Automatic Flushing System, Elongated One-Piece Toilet

Ove Decors 735H Bidet Toilet Elongated One Piece Modern...
  • ✅ Effective Cleansing: The seat will flush automatically on...
  • ✅ Modern Hygiene: One-piece toilet offers a sleek look and...
  • ✅ Energy Efficient and User Friendly: WaterSense certified...
  • ✅ Heated Seat: Start your day and stay warm. Your seat will be...
  • ✅ Remote Control Functions: Remote control that configures your...

If you are looking for the best smart toilet, we recommend the Ove Decors 735H Bidet Automatic Flushing One-Piece Toilet. This smart toilet features a heated seat, bidet function with four settings, high-speed prompt heating of water, and drying function. In addition, the flushing technology of the seat allows automatically flush on your departure to offer handsfree and cleanliness as convenient as ever.

This elongated flushing toilet is easy to clean. It comes with built-in LED lighting convenient for those middle-of-the-night nature calls. You can adjust the various functions, water pressure, dryer temperature, water temperature, and heat seat temperature with the remote control. Moreover, the toilet is energy efficient, user and water-friendly.

Furthermore, the toilet features a remote control configuring your personalized cleansing settings offering ultimate control over functions and features. However, the toilet is a bit tricky to install, it is a two-person job, plus it needs to be hooked up to a power outlet.


  • Features built-in bidet with multiple settings
  • Features handy LED night light
  • You can heat the toilet seat
  • Easy to clean and maintain


  • Complicated to install

Factors to Consider When Buying the Best Flush Toilets

1. Flushing toilet type

There are two common types of flushing toilets, one-piece toilets and two-piece toilets, and they use different flushing systems. A one-piece toilet doesn't need a lot of assembling. Instead, the water tank and the bowl come connected. The one-piece model also has a sleek design and is easy to clean. Furthermore, you won't have to worry about bacterial build-up with this model.

Conversely, the two-piece model is more conservative and better for regular bathrooms. However, you require a good plumber to come and help you install this type of toilet to prevent leaks in the future. A seal connects the tank and bowl. Additionally, the two-piece toilet is cheaper.

2. Shape and size

When shopping for the best flushing toilet models, you need to consider the size and shape to ensure that it fits the bathroom space you have. There are two common shapes; round bowls and elongated bowls. The round bowl is fatter and shorter than the elongated toilet bowls. Conversely, the elongated flushing toilet is 2-inches longer than the round toilets in most cases and measures between 18 inches to 19 inches in length. Besides, the elongated bowls are more comfortable to sit on compared to other gravity flush toilets.

The height can also affect your overall experience. For instance, you can have a heated seat, but you won't enjoy the process if the height is uncomfortable. The standard height is about 13-15 inches tall. Nonetheless, for extra comfort, the range is 17-19 inches high.

3. The water efficiency of the flushing toilets

Before paying for any flushing toilets, you need to know whether they conserve water. In our reviews, we have seen that different flushing toilets use different amounts of water. However, dual flush toilets tend to conserve more water than other flushing toilets types.

Check how many gallons per flush if you are concerned about using the least water possible. Also, ensure you are not flushing multiple times, as this may take away the entire point of using the dual flushing systems. Though solid toilet flushes can be difficult to shift, a good flush toilet will still outdo single flushing toilets when saving water.

4. Quiet operation

When buying a new flushing toilet, you need to consider how loud they are. Unfortunately, the toilets you usually see in public toilets are not the type you want to fit in your bathroom. The reason is that they are very loud when flushing. This toilet uses pressure-assisted flushing technology, which forces water in the bowl by using pressurized air. The pressure causes the flushing to be very loud.

If you plan to install the toilet in the bedroom or where noise could cause issues like a baby nursery, we recommend you to go for a quiet flush toilet that uses the gravity flush system. Luckily, all of our top flushing toilet models run quietly.

5. Flushing power

When buying the best flushing toilets, pay attention to flushing power. A toilet with a strong flush does a better job of ejecting all waste from the system while also ensuring nothing is left stuck to the sides.

6. Toilet bowl shape

When shopping for the best toilet, you might need to consider the bowl shape. Toilet bowls usually come in two standard shapes, elongated and round. Most people will find elongated toilets much comfortable; however, round ones are better in smaller bathrooms since they occupy less space.

7. Additional features

When choosing the best toilet, we recommend you to go for a toilet that comes with additional features. For example, there are toilet models with touchless flushing, where you can wave your hand to activate the flushing. Other advanced features to look for include; heated seats, night lights, overflow protection, bidet capabilities, self-cleaning, and much more. Nonetheless, these toilet options will not only raise the initial cost of the toilet, but they will also require increased maintenance over the life of the bathroom fixture.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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