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TOTO Nexus Toilet Review 2019 (Specifications & Features)

We've reviewed some of the top Toto toilets on the market. Something many of these products have in common is their overall reliability and flush performance. But does this extend to the Nexus collection? We outline its main features and functions below, discussing its capabilities and design with the aim of helping consumers decide if it would make a good upgrade.

Our pick

TOTO Nexus MS642124CEFG#01

The MS642124CEFG#01 is a one piece toilet that features smooth edges that hide the trap externally. This can be beneficial for bathroom hygiene as every part of it is simpler to clean because there are fewer nooks and crannies for dirt and grime to build up. Put both of these design aspects together, and you have a very modern looking product.

In addition to the sleek exterior, the bowl shape is elongated, which is our preference if you are prioritizing seating comfort over size. If you haven't got a lot of floor space, you should think about a round front option instead as they have a shorter depth.

It's floor mounted, and will fit a 12 inch rough in. If you're unsure what your rough in is, we have a great step by step guide to help you here. Many households have the required plumbing in place for a 12 inch installation, but this won't apply to everyone. That's why it's important to measure yours before you go shopping. A poorly fitted toilet can result in gaps behind the bowl and make the tank extrude too far from the wall.

Next up, the flushing mechanism. It's important that you select something that's able to rinse the bowl thoroughly and push large quantities of waste out the drainage pipes without causing a blockage. You can get a bit more information on flush capabilities through the MaP scores of Maximum Performance. Not everything is rated, but for the ones that are, you can see how well they move waste in bulk.

The flush system used on this unit is the Toto's tornado flush. This is a effective, gravity fed mechanism that we've covered in the past. It works by sending water through two powerful nozzles that swirl water around the bowl, right up to the edges, cleaning those areas that several other manufacturers miss. This works well with their CEFIONTECT bowl glaze, which has anti microbial properties, and can help prevent streaking and damage to the surface.

But don't let the word powerful confuse you. This is still efficient, meeting CALGreen and WaterSense standards. The 1.28 gallons per flush is not wasteful and can help you reduce water usage throughout your home. Our calculator can help you understand the benefits of saving water better. It calculates the effect a 1.28 GPF model can have on your utility bills based on the number of people living with you.

And if you're someone who suffers from a disability that effects mobility in the muscles and joints, you may appreciate the fact that the bowl is ADA compliant, with a rim height of 16-1/8". Measuring to the soft close seat (which is included), it becomes ADA and chair height.

Staying on the subject of seating, as mentioned previously, you'll get a seat as part of your purchase. This will include quiet close hinges that are specially designed to stop it slamming shut. However, should you wish to upgrade to something more luxurious, it is designed to accommodate a washlet. That could be a nice upgrade that will help you clean yourself with gentle sprays of water.

The trap passageway measures 2-1/8" inches", and it has a water spot of 6-5/8" x 9-1/8" there are certainly larger options out there, but for the average family household, this will be sufficient. Especially with the performance of the tornado system.

Other things to consider

Ranges - If the specifications or design of this model isn't your thing, there are plenty of alternatives out there. We have researched a number of different product lines here: Drake II, Entrada, Connelly, Neorest, Clayton, Soiree, Maris, Carlyle II, and UltraMax II.

Conclusion

Having looked at the pros and cons of the Nexus toilet, we come to the conclusion that this could be ideal for someone wanting something that preserves water while retaining contemporary aesthetics. The 1.28 GPF rate is fantastic and can help you save tens of thousands of gallons of water each year. It's also got plenty of stylish features that help it stand out from the crowd. The skirting around the bowl and one piece design are just two examples of this. But before you rush into a decision, make sure you look around the web and see what buyers are saying about it. Home Depot, Amazon, Lowes, and Wayfair are a great place to start your research. As this is a piece of sanitary ware we should be expecting to last at least a decade, take your time, make sure you understand exactly what's included as having buyers remorse isn't a great feeling.