Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 182
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 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 5.0 out of 5.0 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by pat All are Defective
We ordered this on line to be picked up at the store. I had seen a review on line that said to make sure the ever clean glaze was consistent around the bowl and rim. When the toilet finally arrived we had the store unwrap it before we would take it home. As I was warned, there was no glaze under the rim on 3/4 of the rim. That left the underneath of the rim very porous and impossible to clean. We got a refund and went back into the store to look for ant other American standard with ever clean which we wanted due to our rusty well water. Only one American standard toilet had complete glazing with no porous clay spots. We took that home and installed it. Three seals and reinstalations later we found the toilet leaked from the base no matter what we did. We took it back and bought a kohler from Lowes and installed it. No leaks, glaze all over and although it's not the ever clean glaze it was cheaper and better quality.
August 6, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Leaked after 6 months
Toilet started to leak after 6 months, after multiple gaskets and o rings and calls to AS it still leaks.This is a known problem with this toilet.
October 14, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JR Works great but requires too much maintenance!
I have 3 of these in our new home since 2012. They work fine but usually leak requiring replacement of the flapper at least 2 times per year! Is there any update to correct this? I have tried both the generic parts from Home Depot and those we obtaine directly from American Standard with only minimal difference!
November 21, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 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 5.0 out of 5.0 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rocko Installation of tank to bowl. Floor mount bolts.
Following the provided directions for the requirement to have physical contact between the bowl and the tank is hard to do for one person. It will take two people to install the tank correctly. The plastic tools provided will work ok for the installation of the toilet seat but not for the tank. The tools are fine to start the nuts on the bolts provided for the tank; however, you will finish the job with a deep socket or waterpump plyers to "grab" the plastic nut drivers to continue tightening the bolts. To help the installation of the tank one person will need to push down on the tank top to help compress the seal while another person tightens the nuts--from side to side until contact is made front to rear of the tank to the bowl . It can be done- once physical contact is made tank to bowl front and rear stop tighting. Concerning the floor mounting bolts, the bolts provided are "undersized" in diameter by about a sixteen inch or so compared to those in aftermarket kits. Except for the seat, the same may be true concerning the bolts for the tank. If aftermarket bolts are used the plastic nut drivers cannot be used because the nuts will be oversized. Once correctly installed the toilet works great --I give it a score of 10 out of 10.
January 25, 2012