The American Standard toilet is not only of the best toilets you can get, but it’s also the brand that plumbers recommend most. These Toilets have been a customer favorite since 1967, though they didn’t take on their current brand identity until 2008. You may have already known you want one of their models in your bathroom. But they have hundreds available, and that’s just in one hardware store.
American Standard makes bathroom fixtures with an elegant look and features that are on the cutting edge of toilet technology. They produce toilets that offer conservative water-saving flushes while still managing powerful cleaning with each pull of the handle.
We’ve always had good luck with American Standard products, so when it was time to replace the toilet in a spare bathroom recently. In this review, we look at the best American Standard toilets in-depth and explore their positives and downsides. We set out to look for the ultimate best American Standard toilet and in the end complied a list of the top models that are worth your investment. Take a seat and enjoy.
The 7 Best American Standard Toilets Reviewed
With how famous and popular this brand is, it can be difficult to know which toilet to choose from as each American Standard toilet seems just as good as the other. To address this, we picked out the top 7 American Standard toilets currently available in the market to help you decide which toilet you should buy.
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at all the awesome American Standard toilets in 2022
American Standard Vormax High Efficiency
Our top pick for the best American Standard Toilet is the Vormax High Efficiency. And here are the reasons why it clearly stands out.
First, while most toilets flush by relying on gravity to push water from the cistern down to the sewers, the American Standard Vormax High-Efficiency Toilet uses a special system to get rid of human waste. To push water into the flushing system, the toilet’s power jet trap develops a spiral siphoning effect called Siphoning Action to suck out the waste.
At the same time, it uses the PowerWash Rim technology to produce air molecules around the water. These then scrub the toilet with great power, getting rid of every stain, and keeping your toilet bowl spotlessly clean. The Deep Clean Cycle completely and thoroughly cleans the inside of the toilet bowl in 10 minutes.
But that’s not all; the toilet also uses the EverClean surface to make sure that your toilet bowl isn’t only spotlessly clean but free of smell that even deodorizers will find difficult to neutralize. Although you may not be expecting your toilet to be the center of attraction in your bathroom, the American Standard Vormax High-Efficiency toilet has also got a sleek design.
This elongated toilet is ADA compliant as it has enough height which makes it easy for adults and the elderly to comfortably sit on it. And finally, it’s got the speed connect feature that makes it easy to install this unit, plus cuts installation time by 30%. And it’s also got a sanitary lift handle on the bowl. Of all the American Standard toilets, the Vormax High-Efficiency toilet is the best in 2021 and 2022. No other toilet compares to its impressive features and design.
American Standard Compact Cadet Toilet
It was difficult to pick a single toilet out of the American Standard lineup, but if we have to pick just one, it’s the Compact Cadet Toilet. It’s loaded with great features that we love at a reasonable price that seems cheap compared to some of the pricier models.
The Compact Cadet is a space-saving compact elongated bowl that can fit in the same space as a round front toilet. You will love this high-efficiency, ultra-low consumption certification in the WaterSense program.
The one-piece construction eliminates the gap where dirt and grime collect for easy cleaning. You will enjoy the comfortable height and sleek, elongated style.
One of our favorite features of this toilet is the EverClean surface. This is a special surface on some American Standard toilets that helps to prevent bacteria, mold, and mildew. Since these are usually the culprits for most offensive bathroom odors, the end result is a fresher-smelling bathroom. Also helping to prevent odors and messes is the one-piece design of this toilet, eliminating the seam between tank and bowl that easily holds onto nasty, smelly messes.
American Standard H2Option Dual Flush Toilet
Efficiency is key. This ultra-high-efficiency toilet sits higher off the ground for unbeatable comfort and has the EverClean surface to help keep the bowl cleaner to keep your toilet bowl fresh. It has a chrome-plated top-mounted push-button actuator with a choice of either full or partial flush for max water savings.
American Standard Toilets have a set of patented features. These features exist in all their models. They include EverClean bowl glazing, which prevents mold, mildew, algae, and streaks. They also have sanitary dams on all their two-piece toilets to enhance hygiene and reduce leaks.
At the same time, water rushes into the bowl, forcing high-pressure air inside the rim. These air molecules get shoved around by the water, scrubbing the toilet boil in a power-wash. This works together with EverClean to scour any streaks or stains off the toilet bowl.
The H2Option can either have a round 16-inch seat or an elongated 18-inch oval one. Round toilets are better for small bathrooms since they won’t block the door. But elongated toilets offer better cushioning and positioning for your bottom. This model has dual flush buttons.
It uses 1.28 GPF for solids and 0.92 GPF for liquids. The downside is this toilet doesn’t ship with a toilet seat. You’ll have to order it separately. Check that it’s the right shape for your chosen toilet.
The H2Option is water-efficient and stylish, especially with its color-matched bolt covers. It has a 5-year warranty on its moving parts and a limited lifetime warranty on its ceramics.
While this is one of the cheapest American Standard toilets, you’ll have to add on the cost of a seat since it doesn’t come with one. Thankfully, it’s still going to be much cheaper than other options, but your backside will never know.
American Standard One-Piece Boulevard FloWise Toilet
High efficiency and ultra-low consumption that uses 20% less water are just 2 of the great qualities of this toilet. One-piece toilets are considered space-saving because their dimensions are often smaller. This one isn’t. At 117 pounds, it’s heavier than some two pieces. But it has sleek looks, sturdy construction, and Luxury Performance flushing. This includes a 2-inch siphon jet trap. This toilet certainly makes a statement. Its combination of curves and edges makes it rugged and masculine. It offers a minimalist modern aesthetic, and it’s good for the environment too!
It has an elongated design, including an oval toilet seat and a taller, leaner, more streamlined appearance. But because it maintains a standard 12-ich rough-in, it can be safely installed even in smaller bathrooms. Its trap is elongated too, but it’s hidden behind a sleek, linear block.
The smooth, flat sides of this concealing block mean there are no curves and crypts where dirt can hide. The toilet seat is included, and it’s easy to remove when you want to clean the toilet. It has a slow-closing lid to prevent banging and slamming. The seat is made of Duroplast.
The cistern is installed flush against the wall, but it has a little curve towards the bottom of the bowl. The curve creates a gap where dirt can hide because it’s too tight to clean easily. You’d have to stretch your elbow in or use narrow vacuum attachments to get in there.
American Standard Cadet 3 Toilet
When guests use your bathroom, they snoop. It’s not nice, but it’s a natural human instinct. They will look in your medicine cabinet, explore your beauty products, and study the patterns in your tile. So why not get a triangle-shaped cistern and really give them something to look at?
Loaded with premium features and priced higher than many other toilets in the American Standard lineup, the Cadet 3 Toilet is our pick for the best American Standard toilet, premium choice. This toilet features an extra-tall height of 16.5 inches and it’s ADA compliant for handicap use. Anyone who struggles to reach the seat on a standard-sized toilet will be thankful for this feature.
The flapper is corrosion-proof, so it can be safely used with the harshest toilet chemicals. But thanks to the power-wash and toilet glaze, you can simply use green soap and water. The best part of this toilet is its shape. It’s unusually pretty and eye-catching, but it’s also practical and convenient. The triangular tank fits snugly into a tight corner, making small bathrooms feel larger and airier. Plus, it’s around the toilet, saving even more space.
Don’t install it flat against the wall though. The sides of the triangle tank will accumulate dirt and soak up floor space. Also, while it’s described as right-height, it’s only 16.5 inches tall. The 19.25 inches listed in the specs include a toilet seat – which doesn’t come with the toilet kit.
This toilet grabs attention, saves space, and eliminates waste effectively. It’s best suited for a corner quarter-bath or a guest bathroom near the front door.
The Cadet 3 is a two-piece toilet, but the seam between tank and bowl is a breeding ground for nasty messes. However, the trap is hidden, which removes one problem area that’s usually a catching point for bacteria and odor-producing messes. You even get a soft-closing seat included with the toilet, which helps to cement its value as our favorite premium option.
American Standard Town Square S Right Height Elongated One-Piece Toilet
The first thing we love about the American Standard Town Square S one-piece toilet is its simplistic yet sleek design. The Town Square S Toilet is an elegant toilet with a very unique appearance. It’s also one of the most expensive American Standard toilets we’ve seen, though we don’t think it offers enough to warrant the high price.
The elongated and concealed trap-way that’s hidden behind a linear block ensures this toilet is Luxury Performance (LXP) with fewer clogs. This toilet has hidden traps that make the base easier to clean since there aren’t as many nooks and crannies to hold onto grime and mess. The whole toilet features the Everclean surface so messes and bacteria don’t stick. To keep the bowl clean, this toilet is equipped with the PowerWash rim that helps keep skid marks at bay. It’s rated to move up to 1,000 grams of waste at a time, though we’ve never weighed our waste to see how much that adds up to in the real world.
And as a 16.5-inch height toilet, it’s comfortable for most adults to sit on. And its 14-inch rough-in size makes it easily fit in small bathrooms like the Cadet 3 Triangle toilet. And finally, if you get this unit as a replacement for your old toilet, it comes with a 10-year warranty.
One-piece toilets are very efficient in saving water without sacrificing performance. They’re also more hygienic and last longer than two-piece toilets. So the unique features and design of the Town Square S Right Height Elongated toilet earn it a spot on the list of the best American Standard toilets.
American Standard Champion 4 Elongated One-Piece Toilet
The first thing we love about this Champion 4 model is that both its trap-way and toilet bolt are concealed. This makes the toilet model look streamlined, seamless, and easy to clean. Apart from dual-flush technology, widening your trap is a good way to comply with EPA standards. It means more water rushes through your toilet within the same amount of time. And this enhanced momentum means you can pack more punch using less water.
It forms a protective film that stops waste from sticking to your toilet bowl, so you only have to flush and rinse. You don’t even have to scrub. Also, all Champion 4 toilets have power-wash, so they use high-pressure water and trapped air molecules to ‘scrub off’ any streaks or stains.
The Champion 4 is 16.5 inches including the toilet seat, which is part of the installation package. And it’s a slow-closing lid, so it’s safer and quieter. But the lid is cheap plastic, so you may have to replace it soon. That said, the toilet warranty is 10 years – the longest warranty on this list.
Using 1.6 GPF, this toilet isn’t as efficient as other American Standard models. Despite this, it’s quite a bit more expensive than many of the other options. On the bright side, the extra water makes for a powerful flush that doesn’t leave a mess in the bowl. You’ll also get a slow-closing lid included with this toilet; a nice touch, but not enough to earn this toilet a top-three placing on this list. It has a slow-closing toilet seat to eliminate noise and protect little fingers. It also comes in 3 colors. This particular model is bone-colored, but you can buy plain white if you prefer. It’s a one-piece toilet, so there are no messy seams to worry about.
Buyer’s Guide – Finding the Best American Standard Toilets
Choosing a new toilet for the bathroom can be an overwhelming experience. With so many options, configurations, and styles to choose from, you want to make sure you’re selecting the right toilet to suit all your needs.
When selecting a new toilet for your bathroom, consider your desires, budget, and lifestyle. The right toilet can drastically improve your bathroom experience, and we’re here to help you navigate through all the different things you need to take into consideration before making your final choice.
Here are the top few factors to consider while purchasing an American Standard Toilet:
The price for a toilet set could cost anywhere from $100 to $5,000. It all depends on the toilet technology or the flushing system. A toilet with obsolete technology and an older flushing system will generally be cheaper than the ones with more advanced technologies.
Also, watch out for delivery fees and taxes which could drive prices up. After considering these, pick one that won’t put a hole in your pocket.
Single Flush or Dual Flush
Since 1992, toilets in the US must use a maximum of 1.6 gallons per flush. Some states (like California) have an even stricter limit of 1.28 gallons per flush. Many manufacturers use dual-flush systems to maintain these water conservation standards. Dual flushers have two buttons.
One does a light flush for liquids, the other does a heavier flush for solids. Unfortunately, these dual flush toilets sometimes lack the power to flush effectively, so you end up flushing three or four times. Also, there are still some single flush toilets that use 1.28 to 1.6 gallons per flush.
Consider a Toilet that can Help Save Water
Not only is water conservation important to the environment, but it can also help save you money on your water bill each month. Standard toilets now flush at a rate of 1.6 gallons per flush (GPF) – which is less than 50% of the water used by older 3.5 GPF toilets. Due to advances in hydraulic designs, these 1.6 GPF toilets work as well, and in some cases even better than older toilets in terms of bulk removal and reducing clogs.
High-Efficiency Toilets (HETs) flush at a rate of 1.28 gallons per flush, saving 20% more water than their 1.6 GPF counterparts. Flushing performance on our HETs is just as good as on our 1.6 GPF toilets, making it an easy option to save water.
The toilet bowl is another top factor to consider when shopping for a new toilet.
Usually, there are elongated and round front toilets. The models with elongated bowls tend to be more spacious and comfortable. While the round bowl models are usually great for compact spaces. Plus they gather only a little dirt when compared to their elongated counterparts.