Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 34
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Snowbabe The Cleaner toilet
Cadet 3 Powerwash Toiletg is a quality oblong toilet bowl that I really like and recommend. Please note that the toilet seat shown in the pictures does not come with the toilet. Normally, it’s difficult to write something exciting about a toilet, but there are a number of items in this toilet design that impressed me. The toilet arrived in two boxes (tank and bowl as shown in pictures) the boxes were well constructed with handles making it easy to carry the toilet to the location of installation. Due to the packaging I would assume damage in shipping is rare. When I installed the tank, the nuts that hold the tank on come with handles as shown in the pictures. I was able to attach the tank without the use of any tools. Also the tank bolts have a large rubber isolation mounts under them which would prevent cracking the tank during installation. (good design) The main mount screws were also designed such that a person could tighten them down without the use of a tool. (also a nice feature). I like the narrower and sleeker profile of the tank as shown in the pictures. It’s more attractive and gives more room around the toilet if you have a tight bathroom. It really does eliminate the old boxy looking styles. There weren’t any flaws in the toilet. The surface is smooth and the white color is uniform and attractive. The toilet flushes well and as shown in the picture uses a standard flap flush control unit which comes with the toilet. I prefer this since repair is easier if necessary. Overall installation time was maybe thirty minutes provided you have the water line ready to hook up and your toilet flange is ready. This toiled comes with the wax seal (convenient). The toilet flushes well and has been easy to clean. The sleeker tank design does make the cleaning easier. Overall a quality attractive product and good design that I recommend.
September 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Greg Comfortable and Good Looking
I really like this toilet. It looks fantastic in our bathroom and was a real cinch to install. It only took about an hour to put in and came with everything I needed for the job with the exception of the seat itself and a few hand tools. The toilet is very comfortable as well. It sits up taller than most toilets and has a very natural seating position. The flush mechanism is good and strong as well. Much better than most 1.3 gallon units out there. I also like that it's environmentally friendly. We are in a drought here in Texas and water conservation is very important to us. This toilet really meets all of my needs.
July 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rdub Great Toilet Great Flush
The American Standard Cadet 3 toilet is a very straight forward toilet to install. The directions were very helpful, and the pictures were clear to understand. My first time installing a toilet and never seeing it done, the directions were a big help. The directions stated that the Wax Ring was sold separately but it was included. The toilet and tank were packed very well, and no parts were missing. After installation, there were no leaks or problems, and I'm very satisfied with the quality of materials. I was pleased with the water pressure when I flushed this toilet. I would recommend The American Standard Cadet 3 toilet.
June 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BPacino Great toilet
First, let me say the 'shop online and free store delivery' process is exceptional. If you live near a Home Depot it's a no brainer to use the service for anything heavy and save a ton on shipping expenses.
With that said the product is everything that was advertised. Stronger flush than I expected which a great thing. The smaller footprint and strong performance will work great for a 1/2 bath or one with really tight space. Easy install for a 2 piece toilet.
April 8, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RJJ21 Comfortable and comes with everything but a seat
This product has great flush performance. The flush valve drops a large volume of water quickly to force bowl contents quickly into the trap which helps prevent clogs. Water also flows around the rim to help keep the bowl clean. The porcelain has a special coating to help keep the bowl clean. The toilet comes with flange bolts (although they were missing from my box), plastic nuts to secure toilet to flange, decorative caps and a thick wax ring. Instructions indicate to only hand tighten the plastic nuts but I had trouble leveling the toilet and had to use shims on one side and wrench tighten the nuts to keep the toilet from rocking. The original toilet was not using shims so I suspect the bottom of the toilet had an imperfection causing it to not sit level. The tank to bowl bolts are pre attached and have grommets to keep them from coming loose as you attach the tank. The toilet fills quietly and looks great. The bowed front design of the tank causes my toilet seat to not want to stay up some times. The Right Height design makes sitting a more comfortable experience. Note: this is a 10 inch mount toilet. It can be installed in an area that is 12 inches from wall to flange bolts but it will leave a large gap behind the tank.
June 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JoeSeattle Great toilet, especially for ADA needs
This was the first toilet I ever installed and it was easier than I expected. It took as long to remove the old toilet and clean the surrounding area as it did to install the new toilet. About one hour to remove and one to install. The trickiest part is setting the new toilet straight down onto the hole without damaging the wax ring.
I got this before I realized it was a 10" rough in. Our existing is a 14". Everything matched up and the front of the bowl is the same distance from the wall as our old toilet. The difference is there is now a 3.5 inch gap between the wall and tank instead of 1.5 inches. The new tank is so much smaller it doesn't look bad. Plus as you can see from the picture we have a shelf above so barely noticeable.
The extra two inches or so in seat height should be helpful for anyone looking to get an ADA compliant toilet. The rest of our bath was already ADA compliant because of my wifes father living with us so we got this toilet to go 100% compliant. We plan to stay in the house a long time.
If you don't need an ADA toilet save the money and buy the regular Cadet 3. We have another Cadet 3 upstairs and really like it.
I only gave it 4 stars in the quality because they did not glaze the toilet in the back of the tank and a couple of spots along the bottom have thin glazing. Purely cosmetic but makes you think they cut as many corners as possible to keep the price down.
Also the float and flapper are in tight because the tank is so small. When the water fills the float on mine rubs along the tank wall and gets stuck a couple of times as it fills. It recovers before the water gets to the fill line.
It is super quiet when filling. I had to really listen to hear it with the tank lid on.
Since it doesn't come with a seat I bought the Bemis Just Lift with soft close. Once you go slow close you won't go back. The Just lift really does work.
Anyone looking for an ADA complaint toilet should feel confident in this model.
July 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CarterB Powerful flush, easy installation, sleek look
First of all the toilet functions very well. It has a good force to the flush. The inner tank components are pre-installed and the flush valve has not allowed any water leakage into the bowl.
Installation is a breeze (it takes longer to remove the old toilet and clean up). A wax ring is included with the kit; the instructions say to first seal the ring on the base of the toilet but you may want to actually center it in the drain/flange and then put the toilet on top for ease of alignment.
One of the great characteristics will go unnoticed by others but the floor bolts do not need to be cut with a hack saw and instead are covered by taller caps which will save you a few minutes. The tank attaches to the base by two easy to tighten bolts that allow a good china-to-china seal.
The entire toilet has a rough in of 10 inches (seems most common is 12"); so mine is a little away from the wall...it's not really noticeable to the user though (did find some previous wallpaper that wasn't removed from behind the old tank).
BUYING NOTE: toilet seat and water supply line are NOT included so plan ahead. Due to the taller height of the bowl I needed a 12 inch supply line (the replaced toilet used an 8").
All in all, this was the easiest toilet I've installed, looks great, and functions very very well.
June 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rusty Love the right height and the everclean surface.
There is nothing fancy or stylish about this toilet I would even have to go as far and say it is plain looking.
But the flushing capability is what we all really want anyway. Low flow toilets have become a pain leaving residue and creating stains from the water not fully removing all the waste.. But American standard has solved the problem with this toilet. Using what they call everclean surface to keep stains and bacteria from attaching itself to the surface of the bowl. And the flush is far better then conventional low flow toilets Throw all that together with a 5 year warrant and you have a pretty solid usable product.
June 6, 2014