Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 105
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DIYer Design Flaw, bowl leave marks after flushing!
6 months ago I bought this one which works FINE! Where 3 days ago I picked up another one and its a COMPLETE JUNK! The bowl redesigned to narrow canal, and doesnt hold enough water to flush right, so ALWAYS left with SKID marks around the bowl, DESIGN FLAW, SO AVOID BUYING....
September 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JoethePlumber Great Toilet, but Which One?
There are two different toilets with the exact same model number! Other reviewers have stated this and I absolutely confirm it - I just bought two - one each at different HD stores 200 miles apart, and the bowls are very different. I have carefully examined the boxes and there is absolutely no difference in any item or number on the labels, so there is NO way to tell which one you are getting without taking the bowl out of the box! I have no idea if this is a design change and there are just still some "old" design items in the supply chain, or if they constantly make two different versions without caring for us to know.
Here is how to tell the difference: The first one I bought I will call "Smooth Bowl" - the internal surface of the bowl is completely smooth all the way to the bottom; no ridges or contour changes of any kind. The second one I bought a week later in a smaller town I will call "Ridged Bowl". In this one, the internal surface of the bowl is broken by a slight depression down around where you would expect the water level to be - it is very obvious when you look at it. I am not attaching pictures because others have already done that - look through the reviews and you will see the difference. On both models, the tank and internal parts seem identical.
Now, the big question is "Should you care which one?" I honestly do not yet know.
I have had the "Smooth Bowl" installed for about a week, and we are very happy with it. It has a powerful and quiet flush, and we have so far had zero problems with stool marks on the bowl or incomplete flushing that are noted often by others. This version is a bit shorter than the other one, with the top of the bowl (not the seat) at 16 3/4" above the floor.
Just installed the "Ridged Bowl" yesterday. So far it seems to work as well as the first one, but the flush strikes us as being a bit louder (not obvious, so cannot be sure). The bowl on this one is definitely taller at 17 3/8" above the floor.
The two biggest complaints other reviews have noted are the small water volume in the bowl and a problem with bowl cleaning that leaves stool marks on the porcelain. Here are my thoughts on that. First, the water level in the bowl on both of these is much lower than most other toilets - almost strikingly so when you first see it. But on closer examination, the water is actually fairly deep, and there is a good volume of open space at the vary bottom. This is important, since it allows a relatively large amount of solid waste to remain fully submerged in the water - even more so than my experience with most other toilets that have high levels of water in the bowl. And the position of the solid waste clear down at the bottom contributes to the excellent flush performance.
Now, about bowl cleaning - this is a bit more difficult to discuss delicately... But here goes. I think that is potentially a big issue with these toilets DEPENDING ON HOW YOU POSITION YOURSELF on the seat. It is not a problem for us at all. I do not make a point of trying to sit in any particular way or position, but for me the wast always drops directly into the small pool of water. I am over 6' tall and average weight. My wife is a bit under 5 1/2' tall and average weight, and she also has no problem at all with being positioned properly while sitting. the problem would be with someone who sits forward on the seat, especially like a small child. In these elongated bowls there is a large expanse of dry porcelain in front of the small pool of water in the bottom, and if any waste falls in this area instead of directly into the water, you ABSOLUTELY will have problems with leaving marks after the flush - just no way that can be avoided.
February 17, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by dissatisfiedinFI DO NOT BUY!!
If you want to flush your toilet 8 times after using the bathroom and then conclude that your options are to walk away with debris left in the toilet or clean it out every time with a toilet brush, then this is the toilet for you! I'm not sure how this product can boast that it saves water because I'm pretty sure that after the said 8 flushes I've probably used more water than my previous model with a worse end result. It simply does not have the power or water supply to effectively flush waste. I was not looking to spend a massive amount of money on a toilet, but I guess, as with most things, you get what you pay for. Spend more and get a better model so that you can walk away after one flush feeling satisfied.
July 6, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Flush1flush2 SKID MARKS
I installed a Kohler 1.28 gal last year that is fine. Sales rep told me that this Glacier Bay was equivalent at half the price. So a toilet is a toilet? WRONG!
I immediately noticed that the amount of water in the bowl did not seem sufficient , I have not measured volume but it seems like less that a quart versus a half gallon in the Kohler.
Sure enough, it does flush solids but it leaves skid marks leading to either a brush and flush; or just a second flush. Either adds another 1.28 gal. So where the saving?
I would return it but I can't imagine carting a used toilet bowl into a store.
January 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JAYB I see why Consumer reports rated this "Best Buy"
The higher seat is especially nice. The 1.2 gallons per flush is much cheaper than the 5 Gallons the old toilet used. We're thinking about changing out the other three toilets to this model.
March 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Doc43 Works well enough, can't beat the price.
Was very easy to install and gives a good flush. Only complaint I have is that not enough water sits in bowl. There is a curve in the bowl where I feel the water level should come to and it stays about an inch below that. Have tried to adjust the amount of water in the bowl but was not able to. Other than that works great and has enough flush power.
January 28, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Kamilton If you love cleaning toilets . . .
If you love cleaning toilets and bowl skids, then this is the toilet for you! We bought 3 of these toilets plus the round Glacier Bay toilet to replace the old inefficient toilets in our older home. The money we saved on these toilets has been spent on excessive flushing and toilet cleaning products! The design of the toilet places the hole (with little water) too far back and your "deposit," as another review stated, lands directly on the porcelain where there is no water. It then leaves a hideous bowl skid after flushing that must be cleaned or it is left to air dry. This does not happen as often with the round toilet design. TMI you say? I wish I would have been told. Pay a little extra and buy a toilet with a better design! And I'm not even going to comment on the cheap toilet seat, which we had to upgrade . . .
April 9, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Handiman Worth the Hassle
Elongated: It worked great for a few days, then we noticed a small leak on the underside near the back under the rim. Upon further inspection, we noticed a very small hole whereupon ea. flush, it would leak a few drips.
Back to Homey's; We brought another home, & were more diligent inspecting. This time we found a Major Crack where the wax ring goes, & were concerned about a potential leak ???........To shorten this story, we went thru '3' more Elongated toilets before we found a good one w/ out cracks, & had to mix & match tanks & lids so No Cosmetic Defects were visible from the front.
To be fair to Home Depot, they were very helpful & even gave us further discounts to help defer our pain & lost time.
March 23, 2015