Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 34
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by hpiguy Powerful Flushing, Extra Seat Height Works Well for Many Users, Quality Ceramic Casting
If you have a tight space that you need to fit a full size toilet in, this Cadet 3 series from American Standard with the 10 inch rough in will fit your needs. The 10 inch rough in means your floor flange can be closer to the wall than the standard 12 inch rough in. Those two inches can mean the difference between fitting a toilet in the space or not.
Assembly of the tank to the bowl is very simple. American Standard provides all the hardware you need for assembly and everything bolts together by hand. The seal between the tank and bowl is well formed and the gasket, along with the hand tightened nuts hold fast. They also include the wax seal and the bolts to mount this toilet to your floor flange. What is odd is that they do not include a toilet seat. In this price range, I think that a seat should be mandatory.
The bowl bolts to the flange quickly and easily. The included brass flange bolts with retainers and plastic finger tight bolts work well, and will not rot together like all metal assemblies. They were sturdy and held the bowl in place with no wobbles. Once the bowl is in place and level you can attach the tank, and the nuts to hold the tank are assembled with very well thought out included hand wrenches, which automatically come off once the tank bolts are tight enough. It creates a firm wiggle free connection. Assembly is a 10 out of 10.
To complete connection to your plumbing you'll need a standard toilet water supply line in the specific length for your installation.
I enjoy the taller bowl height of this model. Anyone that is taller or has issues standing up from a regular height toilet will find this style most comfortable. Shorter people and kids may take a bit getting used to, but it's not so high as to deter use or be uncomfortable. Comfort level during use is 8 out of 10.
Push the handle down and the toilet flushes with a very strong stream of water, and clears the bowl of all contents. It has a high flush rating and I would agree with the manufacturers claims on that. The most important thing about a new toilet is how it flushes. No one wants a toilet backing up and this one doesn't seem like it ever will. It really sends the contents down with some force. If you need extra flushing power, just hold the handle down for a bit and it sends extra water to get the job done. Nothing backwashes. I give this feature a 10 out of 10.
The Powerwash feature has not lived up to it's claims on our bowl. It flushes with good force, and you can see the water washing around the entire inner surface of the bowl, but it doesn't clean itself off any better than the toilet it replaced. I'd give this a 4 out of ten.
All the inner flush valves, flapper are Fluidmaster brand. A brand we all know and trust. They work well and refill the tank quickly and very quietly.
Overall I do enjoy this new toilet. The extra powerful flushing force is most welcome and lives up to the hype it's given by American Standard.
I would recommend this toilet to anyone needing a quality toilet with a small rough in spacing and that require or just enjoy a taller seat height.
October 13, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jose Quality toilet
So far so good, toilet was bought to replace an ageing economy commercial toilet in a small office building (2 employees use this restroom). I decided to go with a better than average grade toilet and thought I would be able to avoid purchasing a commercial use one. All reports are that the new toilet is a big upgrade, with no issues (toilet is in women's restroom, so I am just getting feedback). Install seemed easy, and the wax ring was included along with hardware. I did not go with a cheaper toilet because I was concerned that there was potential for multiple employees to use this restroom and I did not want further issues trying to save money on a cheap residential toilet.
February 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by paulawill2 If a toilet can be beautiful this one is it!
This Cadet by American Standard is very high quality toilet. The instructions were very easy to follow. I only needed a friend to lift the seat while I made sure the screws went in the little holes. The rest was done in a jiffy. It was shipped with all parts, except the toilet seat and water supply line. Also sold at Home Depot for a reasonable price.
I'm excited to see if the "EverClean" works I'm sure it will being a American Standard toilet. Since, I just installed it today can't tell you how the water pressure will be. It seems to be flushing correctly
If you need a good working, long lasting and sleek toilet go with this Cadet 3.
July 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Anthony Great toilet, Easy installation
This toilet is great. It comes included with the floor bolts, wax ring, tank bolts, & all the innards. The only thing that is not included is a seat. American standard makes the installation of their toilets so simple. It comes with the wrenches to tighten the tank bolts. It also comes with these neat little nuts, although they aren't really nuts, that hold the floor bolts upright so they don't flop over while you're trying to place the toilet over them. The nuts that secure the toilet to the floor at giant plastic things that you just tighten with your hands. Don't be scared away because they are plastic. They do a great job and shouldn't get stripped unless you really try to make that happen. Installation takes less than 45 minutes even for a first timer. The flush power is good and I have not had any problems with it. The seat sits higher than regular toilets, which makes it much more comfortable.
1. Easy installation
2. Performs well
3. Looks good
October 7, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PersnicketyME Have a seat... Oh! Wait a minute, hold that thought.
This is an ideal toilet for a powder room or tight space as many other reviews have indicated since the 10 inch rough means your floor flange can be closer to the wall. Also since the bowl itself is round vs. elongated, this also can be the difference between closing a door or not if the bowl is situated as such.
Overall the finish of the porcelain is blemish free and the toilet is clean looking to complement any style decor.
I do like the feature that when holding down the flush lever for a moment longer than typical, you do get an added flush of water for added flushing power.
The one thing that really ticks me off about this toilet is that it doesn't come with a seat. Not even a flimsy starter seat... I feel that this is a pretty critical part of any toilet ensemble. Would you buy a car with no seat? A sofa with no cushions?? I think this ridiculous and considering that other toilets in a similar price range do come COMPLETE with a seat. So, be warned, buy a seat to go along with this item to avoid an added trip back to the store.
December 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cman15 excellent high rise toilet
This was a very good product with 10 inch rough in dimension, which was needed with the round bowl due to the space constraints that I had to deal with.
February 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PJCC Tank is sleek, materials are quality and the ring is included.
My small master bathroom is the length of three toilets side by side, after the tub. A picture is worth at least two paragraphs in showing how the sleek appearance and white finish make the room larger.
This is my restoration bathroom without running water, even with an installation I couldn't tell you how it flushed. I have a wall repair and some painting to do, there will be more wall visible, before I install it.
Very pleased with the quality. As the daughter of someone who was in property management, I generally choose to install brands in this home that already have a solid reputation, saving risk with items that are not permanent.
This will be my 2nd toilet installation alone. I attended a few home depot bathroom seminars before my first installation. It passes my checklist for arriving with items needed. I photographed the page of the Installation Instructions that show what is and what is not included.
The ring for installation is included. You can purchase rings from $3 to $10 some that guarantee to fit, this is a cheap version. Would have rated the value a five if it had included the toilet seat. My last toilet included the seat.
Added value, no joke. My boxes were packaged with a large amount of molded foam and included a corrugated flat cardboard pad that my cats are enjoying with catnip.
September 9, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by vicguyMN Good but sweaty
Toilet was easy to install, with everything but the seat included. It has a good, powerful flush. The only issue I have with it is that the tank sweats when it is humid in the bathroom, such as after a shower, where my old toilet never did that.
May 30, 2014