Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 178
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 3.0 out of 5.0 by bruce great flush...home depot doesn't stock parts
This toilet will flush anything. You will no longer have to flush twice when you buy this. After owning 2 of these for approximately 3 years they started leaking internally causing phantom flushes. I went to the home depot where I purchased the toilet only to find out that they don't stock parts for the junk they sell. American Standard has the parts backordered for over a month so my only option is amazon.
January 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 THE "BEST TOILET" hands down!!!
This is by far the best flushing toilet out there. I have had several different brands over the years and all of them were constantly clogging. I can't stand using the plunger. Not to sound disgusting but we are talking about toilets. The day before I put this in I had to plunge our old toilet 3 times. Virtually every time my family used it. I've had the new Champion toilet in place a week and I haven't had to plunge once!!! I was not even close to plunging. Everything goes down the pipe effortlessly.
If I were you I would buy a different toilet seat since the one that comes with it for free is a bit flimsy. And you might want to pick up a better wax ring since the one that comes for free is on the small side and if you have tile or the flange is below the floor surface level it won't be high enough. I used the "Perfect Sea toilet wax ring" brand for $10 and it was also perfect for the job. It has a better waxless seal that goes against the bottom of the toilet. It does have wax that goes around the pipe so it doesn't leak but you'll have to check it out. It works better than the old kind of wax ring.
Neither the seat or the wax ring takes away from the superior flushing capability and this Champion 4 earns every bit of 5 Stars. I would give it 6 if I could, that's how much better it is than the others. And although it's double the price of the cheapest toilets at a little over $200 it's certainly cheaper than other brands and you'll be glad you spent the extra money so you don't have to plunge.
April 18, 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 happycamper Love these toilets!
Why did we wait to switch the toilets out? We thought if the tanks don't carry as much water, then they won't be as effective. Wrong. These toilets are powerful, and only need one flush to do the job. Effortless handle, taller height makes it easier to sit on, and easy shut lids which is great with the kids. It has a four inch flush valve, which makes it so powerful. We are anticipating our water bill to go down since it is using half the water per flush, and half the amount of flushes needed sometimes. Watch video on youtube of this toilet flushing golf balls and other things if you need convincing to spend the extra money on these. Buy online, because they didn't have them in the store, ship to store free. We got them on sale for $186/each.
December 10, 2014
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 4.0 out of 5.0 by CraigK Champion 4, Multi-Year Review
I bought this at Home Depot about four years ago to replace an older water saving toilet that saved water,, but had a terrible flush. At more than four years here is what I found.
It was easy to install. No difficulties and no leaks; and this is the first time I ever installed a toilet.
Now the time I have owned the toilet it still continues to flush great. Within the first year the handle developed a problem, but I was still able to flush the toilet. The handle and pieces part of the flush assembly are plastic, cheap. From what I understand, the one-piece toilets from AS have metal parts. Why skim;p on quality for a near $300 toilet? From what I understand, this can be used on the two-piece toilets, so that is what I will be doing when I repair this soon.
Other than that. I have had years of exceptional use from this toilet. It is easy to clean and looks nice.
March 2, 2015