Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 101
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Trauts No more plunger
I had high hopes for this toilet. I was using the plunger 3 or 4 times a week (teenage son). I was a little nervous after watching American Standards demo videos about all the stuff it would flush. They showed a bunch of gumballs, golf balls and other small items. I don't own a bunch of rabbits, I have a teenage son! They should show a meatloaf being flushed! Anyway, it was a normal installation, although I had a baseboard heating unit right between the toilet and the wall (thanks builder) that had to be hacked a little.
The most important thing is I've had it installed for about 6 weeks and have only had to plunge once! It doesn't seem like it will work since the flush is pretty mild, but it does, due to it's good design.
The only thing I don't like is the visible seam between the cover and the tank. I think an overlapping cover looks better. Otherwise it's a pretty good looking toilet, pretty compact and it wasn't enough to deduct a star. I don't want to be over-dramatic or anything, but this thing really has improved my life. I would definitely recommend for anyone with an over-used plunger.
December 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kthack Excellent!
We bought this toilet because I wanted a one piece toilet to eliminate the step of having to place the tank on during assembly. This was a fine choice. This toilet flushes without clogging up. It is awesome! We no longer have a nasty plunger hanging out by the toilet. One reviewer mentioned having poo stick to the bowl and not flushing cleanly. We have not had that issue. The only drawback I could see is if you are not a very strong lady or are a slighter build man you may have trouble setting this toilet as it is very heavy, over 100lbs. It is likely much heavier than the toilet you are taking out so do not misjudge thinking that since you can wrestle the old one out you can put this one in.
July 11, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by OD2001 Great height for shorter kids
Easy installation. I did have to replace the flush valve seal. Water dripped from the top of the valve non stop. After replacing the seal all work as it should. The wife did complain about the water level being low in the bowl. However, the water level is likely just right for guys when in the thinking position.
September 6, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by EdinAZ Great Design, Manufacturing Issues
Purchased toilet based on previous reviews. Home depot contractor installed, but found toilet leaking through flush mechanism. Customer service sent a flush seal kit which didn't fix the problem. Second try, they sent a full flush system replacement. It also leaked, but the cause was a couple of ceramic defects notches that prevented the seal from working. Caullked the notches and whole thing works well. Disappointed that their quality control did not pickup the defects and that the assembly line installer for the flush mechanism installed the mechanics probably knowing it would leak with those ceramic defects. Company has a good product, it needs to work on quality control.
March 4, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RedBranch Sleek design and does the job!
Very pleased with the two AS Champion 4 toilets I recently purchased. Sleek European design and they work great! They came with highest recommendation from Internet research I did so I'm not surprised. I had Home Depot handle the installation and they did a great job as well. Came on time and left on time but took care to show me what was done. Cleaned up and took the old toilets away as part of the low cost. Good value across the board!
August 28, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ACarl American Standard Chanpion 4 Toilet
I ordered the American Standard Champion 4 toilet because of its rating in Consumers Report. The rating was for a two piece toilet. I ordered the one piece for its cleaning and appearance. It costs a more and is heavier (117 lbs), than the two piece toilet.
The toilet had seepage through the ceramic wall of the tank due to porosity. I called the American Standard product support and was asked to send information about the condition. I sent pictures of the seepage and of the carton label. In about a week I received a call on my answering machine that the porosity was due a manufacturing defect and a new replacement toilet was sent.
I installed the replacement toilet and there was no lseepage through the ceramic wall this time. The Fluidmaster valve did not fully turn off. I repaired the valve with the top section from the valve in the defective toilet.
Other than manufacturing problems with the ceramic and the Fluidmaster valve, the toilet performs as Consumer Report said with clog free flushing, low water use and good bowl cleaning. American Standard warrantee support is excellent.
January 22, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ABTreviewer Sticky Flush Lever
Honestly, I would rate this toilet a 5 out of 5 if it weren't for the cheap flush lever. That's my only criticism. The toilet is beautiful and the flushing mechanism is flawless. I mean, you can't get any better than a Champion 4. Such a great value for what you're paying. My only issue was that the flush lever stuck to the point of me having to manually flip the lever up so the toilet would stop running. I ended up having to use the lever off my old toilet until I could replace it with a new one. I probabIy would have bought a customized flush lever anyway. I still highly recommend this toilet to anyone.
September 22, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Laura nothing too big!
Great toilet! No problems yet. Easy to clean even with constant use. The toilet seat was not comfortable, so I replaced it. 15 inch height ordered and delivered. 15 inch height seems harder to find now a days.
January 20, 2015