Rated 4.3 out of 5Â by 166
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Cinderbug Simply Amazing
I am not one for writing reviews but this toilet deserves a review. After years of having toilets that plug at even the slightest amount of toilet paper or "you know what", I finally have a toilet that flushes. I don't remember as a child ever having problems with toilets. I think they were made better then. I think it's a bit silly that they advertise this toilet to flush a bucket of golf balls, however, it is ultimately what hooked me into buying it. We are amazed at the flushing ability and love the slow closing lid. We have had this toilet for about a month and have not had any problems.
February 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Guss Best toilet purchase EVER!! Easiest install EVER!!
Skeptical at first but bought it anyway. Am so very happy. Installation was super easy since tank parts are pre-installed. It is very, very quite when it flushes and removes waste super fast. Tank refill is barely audible. The self closing seat is really neat. Plan to buy more for our 3 1/2 BR home.
I have had rental properties for 30 years and have installed many toilets. The Champion 4 is the BEST!
January 10, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by HDcustomer Inspect under the rim before buying!
A Home Depot (HD) employee, a manager and myself opened five boxed American Standard Toilets and found all of them had NO glazing around the rim and about a half inch down the side of the bowl! So be sure to check the rim for glazing before you buy. I returned mine. If you can't see under the rim you can still check it by running your fingers under the rim. If it is smooth then it is glazed. If it feels rough then it is not glazed and will stain easily and be hard to clean. Also, if not glazed then little cracks are exposed between the rim and the bowl - very unsanitary.
The Champion 4 is a great toilet if you can find a good one. I could not. What a shame American Standard has such poor quality control. HD has the Kohler Cimarron. It is a very good non-clogging alternative. It has a fast powerful flush because the tank system supports a large siphon jet. The siphon jet is a 1.25 inches diameter opening opposite the trap-way entrance at the bottom of the bowl. It is not as large as the Champ 4 siphon jet but much larger than most other toilet jets.
April 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by arbo464 Fabulous toilet!!!!!!
The toilet was exactly what we were looking for and flushes everything with ease!
September 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Cincinnati392Plumber Best flushing mechanism bar none...
I'm a plumber and have purchased two Champion toilets. The first was converted from the older Champion to the Champion 4 mechanism. The second was purchased as a Champion 4 from HD. You cannot clog this toilet! Unlike air assisted toilets from other manufacturers, this toilet is very, very quiet. The flushing mechanism, combined with the industry's largest trap flush hard and fast without waking anyone up. However, there are 3 downsides to this toilet. First, all American Standard toilets have 2 problems: There is blue mold release that needs to be wiped off from the bottom of the tank before you bolt it on, or your tank will sweat and the blue will drip on your tile/floor and is impossible to get out. Second, bolting up the tank is tricky. American Standard toilets have a gasket that will not crush down to make the tank completely solid and wobble free. After about 6 months, you can tighten the bolts a little more and cinch it up better. However, be careful not to overtighten and end up with cracked porcelein. The last downside is the fact that this is a proprietary flushing mechanism, so parts aren't readily available at your local HD. I believe they have the main silicone gasket in stock, and the only other replacement part you'd need is a generic o-ring at the top. But, if something more major broke, you'll have to order parts from somewhere else. Most toilets use generic flapper designs and can easily be completely replaced. Not this one, but the flushing mechanism is what makes this toilet so special. I bet you can flush an entire dirty diaper with this toilet and not clog it! Also, the porcelein casting is high quality. Quality just oozes from this product. My only complaint about the quality is that the standard Champion 4 has a rather cheap flush handle. Other styles of this toilet have a better made flush handle.
February 2, 2013