Toto: Their latest model (Neorest 750H) is actually considered to be a "smart toilet". It uses UV light to break down bacteria in the bowl and the bowl itself has a slippery ceramic glaze that prevents dirt and grime from sticking to the bowl. The toilet also features a Washlet seat which basically senses when a person is approaching the toilet and the toilet itself actually squirts a mist of electrolyzed water into the bowl as a way to prevent future residue from sticking. And it does this after every 1-gallon flush.
American Standard: For this brand, it's not just one specific model or line but mostly overall the company has made its toilets use 70% of the water during a flush, to swirl around the bowl as a way to clean it, which is 40% more than your typical toilet. But it's newest model, the ActiClean, allows users to activate a self-cleaning function all by the press of a button which releases a detergent into the bowl that kills germs for 1 to 10 minutes. So to simplify that, you don't have to clean it because it kills the germs.
Gerber: Their Avalanche CT toilets are actually built with the purpose of making cleaning an easy task because it has a smooth, hidden trapway between the base and the bowl. There's actually 2 different models so be sure to check both out!
Mansfield: Their Protector No-Overflow toilet is just that; it prevents the toilet from overflowing. The way it works is that it has a concealed secondary drain which in the case of an overflow, the water would go through that secondary drain as a way to not overflow the toilet. Much like Toto's toilets, Mansfield toilets come with their own glaze that makes the bowl easier to clean and bacteria resistant. For those water-conscious users, they also have a Plumbing Denali model where the water sits higher than usual in the tank so that the flush valve can reach its highest velocity earlier in the flushing cycle.
Kohler: Another great model for those wanting to save water consumption is their Highline toilet. The company's most water-conserving single-flush toilet. It uses the force of gravity and a precision tank, bowl, and trap that overall creates a strong siphon during flushing. By doing this, the toilet reduces the water use by more than 35% and compared to 1.6-gallon toilets, this one uses 1.0gpf (gallons per flush).
But these toilets are just the ones that meet the demands as earlier stated, there are tons of other models that meet other demands. For instance, most of the companies, even the ones mentioned in this post, are coming out with toilets that are conserving water for the user. Others come with a few upgrades like night lights, heated seats, and self-lowering seats.
So take a look around at the different brands and models that are out there, I'm sure there'll be one that you'll like and that's within your budget. Buying a toilet may not be something that comes to mind or that you would want to talk about, but it really should be!
Til Next Time,