Toto Ultramax II Toilet Review

Toto MS604114CEFG#01 UltraMax II One-Piece Elongated 1.28 GPF Universal Height Toilet with CEFIONTECT, Cotton White

The Toto Ultramax II toilet is brought to us by Toto, the Japanese brand leading the world’s industry in toilet manufacturing. Toto not only manufactures the most toilets, but arguably sets the standard for luxury toilet design. The Toto Ultramax II embodies Toto’s brand of creating a sleek looking fixture with a strong performance, which makes this model a long-standing favorite of the mid-price ranged toilets available on the market.

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Toto Ultramax II One-Piece Toilet
  • High efficiency 1.28 gallons per flush with powerful TOTO Tornado Flush system
  • CEFIONTECT glaze gives the bowl a lubricious quality that prevents particles from adhering
  • Universal Height allows for a more comfortable seat position across a wide range of users
  • SoftClose seat included

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The Toto Ultramax II toilet has a sleek and modern look, and which makes it a beautiful addition to your bathroom.

Toto Ultramax II Review

Features

  • High-efficiency flush of 1.28 gallons per flush (gpf), making it environmentally friendly by significantly reducing water usage.
  • One-piece design, which strongly contributes to the sleek design, ease of installation, and simplifies upkeep throughout the life of your toilet.
  • Industry-leading Tornado flushing system, perfected by Toto for removing all traces of waste in one powerful flush (say good-bye to the double flush and embarrassing skid-marks).
  • CEFIONTECT ™ Glaze prevents debris, bacteria, and microbes from attaching to ceramic surfaces and makes it much easier to clean.
  • Universal height and elongated bowl make it a comfortable ride for users of all sizes.
  • 12” rough-in makes it simple to replace most toilets with this beauty.

Toto MS604114CEFG#01 UltraMax II One-Piece Elongated 1.28 GPF Universal Height Toilet with CEFIONTECT, Cotton White Technical Specifications

Bowl Height without Seat (in.) 16.125

Bowl Height with Seat (in.) 17.25

Flush Valve Size (in.) 2.375

Depth (in.) 28.3125

Height (in.) 28.75

Width (in.) 16.5625

Bowl Height: Standard

Bowl Shape: Elongated

Weight: 99 lbs

Flushing Technology: Gravity Fed

Flushing Type: Single Flush

Min. Water Pressure: 8psi (static)

Gallons Per Flush: 1.28

Seat: Soft-Close Seat

Toilet Type: One-Piece

Style: Modern

Trapway Diameter (in.) 2.125

Certifications and Listings: ADA Compliant, IAPMO Certified

The Features At Length

There are many expertly designed features that set the Toto Ultramax II above competitor models within the same price range. Out of all features mentioned, the two that I appreciate the most are the ease of upkeep and the low environmental impact of its high-efficiency flush.

Toto MS604114CEFG#01 UltraMax II One-Piece Elongated 1.28 GPF Universal Height Toilet with CEFIONTECT, Cotton White

CEFIONTECT Glaze

First off, anything that makes my daily life easier in an instant win for me, which is why ease of cleaning is at the top of my list of favorite features. There are several design aspects that contribute to the Toto Ultramax II’s ease of upkeep.

First, the toilet is coated in CEFIONTECT ™ Glaze, which acts to prevent debris, bacteria and microbes from attaching to the usually porous ceramic surface of the toilet. Unlike the Ultramax II and TOTO Washlet G400, conventional toilets made from ceramic are porous which allows germs to latch onto the surface more where they will grow and eventually become a visible stain. The CEFIONTECT ™ Glaze creates an extremely smooth surface, preventing particles from ever clinging to it in the first place. Particles are instead washed away with each flush, leaving less cleaning for you to do later.

One Piece > Two Piece

The second way that the Toto Ultramax II is designed to reduce cleaning maintenance is through its one-piece design.

With conventional two-piece toilets, there is a small space between the toilet bowl and the toilet tank. This crevice tends to be the filthiest place on the toilet. It’s here, at the back of the bowl, where bacteria will grow, and it’s very difficult to clean out.

The one-piece design saves you the headache of trying to figure out how to sanitize this space, and the peace of mind of never having to worry about it.

Toto MS604114CEFG#01 UltraMax II One-Piece Elongated 1.28 GPF Universal Height Toilet with CEFIONTECT, Cotton White

Tornado Flushing System

The third way that the Toto Ultramax II saves you energy and time when cleaning is through its Tornado flushing system.

Toto puts its toilets through the most rigorous flush tests in the industry, ensuring that their products get the job done. Unlike conventional high-efficiency toilets, the Ultramax II has a very powerful flush. The Tornado flush acts effectively by focusing its energy on the sides of the bowl. As the water rushes cyclonically along the edges, it sweeps away any errant germs that would otherwise be stuck on or left behind, preventing the staining you often see in toilet bowls when bacteria have a chance to grow.

High Efficiency

The high-efficiency flush of the Toto Ultramax II is another feature that causes it to stand out. Not only does it function powerfully, it does so with much less water than your standard toilet.

Well below the threshold that defines a high-efficiency toilet (1.6gpf) the Toto Ultramax II’s powerful flush is accomplished with only 1.28 gallons of water.  That is nearly a third of the water used by the average toilet in America (3.6 gpf), which adds up to save thousands of gallons of water over its lifetime. This water savings is good news for both the planet and for your home.

Some local water districts will also offer you a rebate for installing a high-efficiency toilet such as this, saving you even more money. That is something worth checking out.

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Toto Ultramax II One-Piece Toilet
  • High efficiency 1.28 gallons per flush with powerful TOTO Tornado Flush system
  • CEFIONTECT glaze gives the bowl a lubricious quality that prevents particles from adhering
  • Universal Height allows for a more comfortable seat position across a wide range of users
  • SoftClose seat included

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Elongated Seat For Greater Comfort

Those who spend more time sitting on the toilet have noted that they enjoy the shape of the elongated toilet seat. The elongated shape has more surface area, making for a more comfortable seat when spending long period of time on the throne. Your weight is more evenly distributed over the surface and reduces the risk of your legs falling asleep.

Men also tend to prefer the elongated seat over a round seat as it leaves a few inches of additional space in the front. The sloped angle of the elongated bowl also aids in preventing splash back.

SoftClose Hinge Seat

Users also enjoy the SoftClose hinge system that comes built into the seat, which is designed to eliminate the piercing clang of the toilet seat as it comes down. The softly closing seat also reduces the risk of personal injury from fingers or other bits that are unlucky enough to get in the way of a fast-closing seat. Instead of slamming down heavily, the SoftClose seat will slowly and gently close itself back onto the bowl.

And of course, the sleek appearance of the TOTO Ultramax II is a welcome addition to any bathroom. Its smooth, cotton white glazed ceramic matches easily with most décor, and its modern one-piece design will instantly update the look of your bathroom.

Cons?

There are few drawbacks that users have noted, and they are admittedly minor.

Some users noted that the Tornado flushing system is not particularly quiet. This rushing sound is understandable for the amount of force that the Tornado flush system employs to whisk way waste.

If you’re used to a very quiet toilet, this may be a change to get used to.

Some very tall users found that the universal height was not suited to them, but as this is a standard height it is suitable to the majority of users.

Wrap Up

Toto is the industry leader in bathroom fixtures, and maintains its stellar reputation with the Toto Ultramax II.

Overall, the Toto Ultramax II checks all the boxes for what you would want in a toilet of its price range. Its beautiful and modern design will instantly improve the look of any bathroom, making it a simple way to update your bathroom aesthetic.

Its brilliant design reduces the amount of time you spend cleaning your toilet and helps prevent unsightly stains from ever appearing on its white surface.

Reduced need for cleaning will save you time and energy, and maintain the cleanliness of your bathroom.

The powerful Tornado flush eliminates all waste, and through its cyclonic rush of water it prevents embarrassing marks and the need to double flush. Its high-efficiency flush of 1.28 gpf greatly reduces the amount of water used per flush, easing the burden of water usage on the environment and your utility bills.

The Toto Ultramax II has been shown to have an overall positive user experience, making it a safe bet as an installation in your bathroom.

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