Neorest 550h Review

TOTO’s Neorest 550h model is one of the best high-end toilets you can dream of. This beast have everythink you can think of from detectors to smart technology that will make your bathroom break a better experience. Here is our detailed Neorest 550h review:

KOHLER K-6299-0 Veil Wall-Hung Elongated Toilet Bowl, White
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KOHLER K-6299-0 Veil Wall-Hung Elongated Toilet Bowl, White
  • One-piece wall-hung toilet
  • Compact elongated bowl offers added comfort while occupying the same space as a round-front bowl
  • Mounting hardware is completely concealed, giving Veil a sleek, seamless look that is easy to clean
  • Includes wall-hung bowl with Grip Tight Reveal Q3 seat
  • Combines with the K-6284 In-Wall Tank and Carrier System to create a complete K-6303 Veil toilet

Main Features:

  • CeFiONtect technology
  • Tornado Flushing System
  • Automatic Lid Opening and Closing & Automatic Flush
  • Dual flush system
  • Air Deodorizer & Heated Seat
  • Remote-Control Operated
  • ewater+
  • Nightlight
  • Skirted Design
  • Elongated Shape
  • Rough-in 12”
  • Colors : White, Sedona beige

Let me start by stating that TOTO’s toilets and bathroom appliances are made in the US. The Neorest 550h model is Watersense certified. This EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) certification exists to encourage manufacturers to improve water efficiency and reduce the environmental impacts of our waste and pollution.

The main criterias for obtaining this certification are:

  • High efficiency : a maximum of 1.28 gpf (gallons per flush)
  • A soybean paste flush score of 350 uncased grams ( No, it’s not the same soybean paste you get in your traditional miso soup!)
  • Third party testing agencies to ensure transparency

Neorest 550h offers the latest technology advancements in the toilet business. It’s a one-piece toilet equipped with tornado jet flushing system, remote control and heated seat, among other features.

CeFiONtect

CeFiONtect is simply a glaze that is applied to the ceramic toilet material, which prevents the buildup of fecal matter. Don’t bother trying to look at it with your binoculars; this glaze is invisible to the human eye.  Unlike untreated ceramic, this technology makes the surface a lot smoother, so residues can’t get stuck on it.

Tornado Flushing System

This feature consists of using centrifugal force and gravity to make flushing more efficient. It also lowers the amount of water needed to fully flush the toilet. This technique will make you forget the days you used to wait patiently in the toilet waiting to flush again and hope to eliminate the waste.

Automatic Lid Opening and Closing & Automatic Flush

Some of the best features of Neorest 550h are the automatic functions. This toilet is equipped with sensors that detect if someone is approaching or leaving. There is no need to open the lid or even touch the toilet in any way. All you have to do is approach it, do your business and then just leave. Once you start leaving, the toilet flushes automatically and the lid closes. This is great if you have the bad habit of forgetting to close the lid.

Flushing system

One of the best features in Neorest 550h is the fact that the flush system is adjustable. You can choose how much water you want to utilize with every flush of your toilet. Naturally, you should be aiming for the lowest setting which is 0.9 gallons per flush! This amount is quite revolutionary, considering we waste from 3.5 up to 7 gallons per flush using a traditional toilet.

This feature also makes the toilet the one with the best flushing power.

Neorest 550h is also a toilet with the largest trapway in the market. With its 2-1/8 inch trapway, toilet clogs will be a thing of the past.

Air Deodorizer & Heated Seat

Once Neorest 550h detects your presence, the lid opens and you can sit on a heated seat. The heat temperature is adjustable and will keep you warm if the room is cold.

Once you’re seated, the deodorizer starts automatically and absorbs odors gradually. Once you’re done and start to leave, the deodorizer keeps on absorbing the odors for a limited time.

The Washlet

You’re probably used to wiping after you’re done. That’s highly unhygienic. Why would you treat your butt differently than your hands or any other part of your body? We wash our hands, we wash our feet! Then why not wash our butt?

Once you’ve tried the washlet you’ll never want to use a public toilet again. Neorest 550h comes with an integrated washlet which sprays warm water for thorough cleansing. You can adjust the spraying pressure and setting to your liking.

Ewater+

Ewater+ stands for Electrolyzed water. This is a tested and proven disinfection method mainly used in cleaning and food preparation businesses. This technique helps reduce the number of chemicals you use to clean your toilet. A pre-mist wets the surface of the toilet bowl which helps eliminate even more waste and bacteria when the flush system is on. This cleaning technique is 80% better than normal toilet flush systems.

Don’t let the name scare you off; the system is perfectly safe and used by other industries, including food and catering businesses.

Nightlight

Neorest 550h is fitted with motion sensor lights. They can also be turned on once you’ve approached the toilet. This feature can be enabled or disabled, depending on your room’s lighting system.

Neorest 550h technical details:

Here are some technical details that you should be aware of before purchasing the Neorest 550h toilet:

  • Voltage: 120V
  • Wattage: 1413W
  • Water use: 1.0 GPF/3.8 LPF  & 0.8 GPF/3.0 LPF
  • Flush system: Tornado Flush Siphon Jet
  • Min 7 PSI flowing and max 80PSI static
  • Water Surface: 8-3/4″ x 7-1/14″
  • Trap Diameter: 2-1/8” (54 mm)
  • Rough In: 12” rough in . (If there is a base board in the restroom, the center of the floor drain should be a minimum of 12” from the base board.)

Warranty:

  • For residential usage, the toilet is guaranteed for 3 years.
  • For Commercial usage, it is guaranteed for 1 year.

Weight: 102 lbs.

The power cord is 4 ft long

The washlet can be adjusted to three different settings to control water rate and washlet position (Rear washing, Soft washing and Front washing).

Concerning the drying feature, the air temperature can be adjusted from 95º F to 140º F.

The temperature of the seat-warming feature can also be adjusted from 82º F minimum to 9 º F. maximum.

Here are some FAQs you might also be interest in:

The toilet will fit perfectly in a 12 inch rough in.

Toto ms980cmg is compatible with floor and wall water supplies. It comes with a piece which you can attach to either one of these systems. It is better though if your water supply comes from the wall, because it will be easier to install, especially because there is a filter that requires periodic cleaning.

Keep in mind that the toilet comes with a comprehensive and detailed installation template which makes installing it very easy.

To adjust and change all of your preferences ( Seat heat, water flow rate, Washlet’s position) the remote control is very handy and you can save your preferences so you don’t have to grab the remote control every time you want to use your toilet.

It takes 1 business day for your order to get processed and shipped.

The difference between Neorest 550h and Neorest 500 is the upgraded Washlet and the fact that it is more efficient than the previous model.

Conclusion

Considering all the options it offers, and the time we spend in the bathroom, Neorest 550h is the best flushing toilet in the market and one of the top rated one-piece toilets. For its price range you can’t find a better product that makes taking a bathroom break much more enjoyable.

Neorest 700h Review

The Neorest 700h toilet is the Rolls Royce of toilets in the market. It’s a one-piece technology-packed toilet which offers the best comfort and hygiene a toilet can possibly offer.

TOTO’s  MS992CUMFG  model has an elongated toilet/bidet which is always a better option than a round shaped toilet. We’ll get to that later on. Let’s start by listing the main features of this incredible toilet in our Neorest 770h review:

Toto MS992CUMFG#01 Neorest 1.0 GPF and 0.8 GPF 700H Dual Flush Toilet, Cotton White
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Toto MS992CUMFG#01 Neorest 1.0 GPF and 0.8 GPF 700H Dual Flush Toilet, Cotton White
  • Double Cyclone Flushing system
  • Decorative one-piece with skirted design and high profile tank
  • Elongated front bowl with SoftClose seat
  • Cyclone siphon jet flushing system, ultra-high efficiency (1.0GPF/3.8LPF and 0.8GPF/3.0LPF)
  • Convenient remote control

Main Features:

  • Tornado Flush™ system uses jet flushing. This feature permits ultra efficiency and reduces water waste and water bills.
  • CeFiONtect™ is an invisible ceramic glaze that’s so smooth it reduces the amount of bacteria that get stuck on the surface of the ceramic surfaces
  • Dual flush function
  • Universal height which measures 18” from the floor
  • Automatic lid with sensors
  • eWater+ system
  • Remote control
  • Adjustable heated seat
  • Spray system with adjustable pressure
  • Washlet with three wash modes (front, rear, soft)
  • Energy saving mode to use when you’re not home
  • Purifying system
  • Back-up manual flush
  • ADA Compliant

As with most of TOTO’s toilets, the Neorest 700h is made in the US. If you’ve already had the luxury to try Neorest’s previous models and you thought they were incredible, then you will absolutely love this beast.

The main difference between this one and the old ones is the design and the ADA compliance. Many features have also been improved to make your toilet experience even more enjoyable.

ADA Compliance

The Neorest 700h’s main feature is being ADA compliant. The American Disability Act (ADA) was enacted in 1990 and its purpose is to help disabled people choose products and appliances that are best adapted for their needs.

Honestly, if no one is disabled in your entourage, the Neorest 550h is probably the better option for you, and it would save you a couple of thousand dollars in the long run.

Watersense certification

Watersense certification is given by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) to manufacturers that create products that are environmentally friendly. This is the case with many of TOTO’s toilets, thanks to the technology involved in its high efficiency flush system.

CeFiONtect

CeFiONtect proved its technology in older models, and that’s why the Neorest 700h is also equipped with it. CeFiONtect is a glaze that is applied to the ceramic toilet material, so it can prevent the buildup of bacteria and waste sticking on the surface. This technology is invisible to the human eye, but it’s there on the top of the bowl surface.  Unlike untreated ceramic, this technology makes the surface a lot smoother and greatly reduces the chance of waste sticking.

Tornado Flushing System

The MS992CUMFG model uses centrifugal force and gravity to flush more efficiently. A smaller quantity of water is needed for an efficient flush. No more waiting patiently for the toilet tank to be full of water in case your flush didn’t eliminate everything the first time. Using this technology, you won’t need to flush a second time, the first time will do the job.

Automatic Lid Opening and Closing & Automatic Flush

The automatic function is the reason why most people switch from traditional toilets. Neorest 700h has many sensors to detect you approaching. There is no need to open the lid or even touch the toilet. All you have to do is approach it, use it, and then just leave. The toilet will flush automatically and the lid will close. This is great if you have the bad habit of forgetting to close the lid. (Gentlemen, you know what I’m talking about!)

Flushing system

One of the best features in the Neorest 700h is the fact that the flush system is adjustable. You can choose how much water you want to utilize with every flush of your toilet. Naturally, you should be aiming for the lowest setting which is 0.9 gallons per flush! This will reduce your water waste, and your water bill at the same time. Standard toilets waste from 3.5 up to 7 gallons per flush.

This toilet’s trapway size is 2-1/8 inches, one of the largest in the market. Toilet clogs will be a distant memory.

Air Deodorizer & Heated Seat

These features are the same as some of the older models, but still, they are comfortable and useful.

The toilet seat’s temperature is a great feature, especially in cold rooms. It is also adjustable using the remote control.

Once you’re seated, the deodorizer switches on and absorbs odors gradually. When you’re done and get up, the amount of air absorbed increases for a limited time, and then stops. This helps eliminate all the bad odors, and now you don’t have to worry about someone entering your smelly bathroom.

The Washlet

Say good-bye to toilet paper. Even though toilet paper is used worldwide, it is highly unhygienic. Why would you treat your butt differently from your hands or any other part of your body? We wash our hands, we wash our feet! Then why not wash our butt?

Once you’ve tried the washlet you’ll never want to use a public toilet again. Neorest 700h comes with an integrated washlet which sprays warm water for thorough cleansing. You can adjust the spraying pressure and position to your liking.

Ewater technology

Ewater technology is mostly used in the cleaning and food industries. It uses electrolyzed water to clean your toilet more efficiently. This procedure, in addition to the auto-cleaning system, can help you reduce by 80% the amount of chemicals you need to clean a traditional toilet.

Nightlight mode

Waking up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom is a habit many of us hate. Besides interrupting our sleep cycle, getting out of bed and sitting on the toilet are not pleasant tasks to perform at 2:00 am. To make this dreadful task a bit more enjoyable, and to avoid putting the lights on and getting dazzled by your bathroom lights, the nightlight mode is a sweet feature that helps you get to your toilet safely and comfortably.

Guarantee

  • For residential usage: 3 years
  • For commercial usage: 1 year

By now you must be wondering: ok that’s all good but what’s the main difference between Neorest 700h and older models like Neorest 550h?

The design

The design is the most important change you’ll notice. Neorest 700h comes in only 1 color: Cotton

Universal height 18”, vs 15 for standard toilets.

Higher water pressure, up to 105 PSI.

Neorest 700 is heavier than its predecessors, it weights around 123 lbs.

The seat heater capacity is stronger (60 W).

Conclusion

Taking all of these features into consideration, Neorest 700h model MS992CUMFG is one of the best toilets in the market, and probably THE best toilet for disabled persons.

TOTO Ultramax II Review

TOTO Ultramax II is probably one of the best toilets you can have for its price range. Unlike TOTO’s Neorest toilets, this fancy toilet doesn’t have much extra features, but it’s sure can get the job done. You can have a comfortable toilet with sleek design and water efficiency for under a $500 toilet! Check out our detailed TOTO ultramax II review:

TOTO Ultramax II

Toto MS992CUMFG#01 Neorest 1.0 GPF and 0.8 GPF 700H Dual Flush Toilet, Cotton White
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Toto MS992CUMFG#01 Neorest 1.0 GPF and 0.8 GPF 700H Dual Flush Toilet, Cotton White
  • Double Cyclone Flushing system
  • Decorative one-piece with skirted design and high profile tank
  • Elongated front bowl with SoftClose seat
  • Cyclone siphon jet flushing system, ultra-high efficiency (1.0GPF/3.8LPF and 0.8GPF/3.0LPF)
  • Convenient remote control

Main features:

  • CeFiONtect™ Technology

  • Tornado Flush™ flushing system

  • Fully Glazed Trapway

  • Elongated Bowl with SoftClose Seat

  • Chrome Trip Lever

  • Universal Height

  • ADA Compliant

  • 12″ Rough-In

TOTO UltraMax II has an elegant design that is lustrous as well as smooth to fit appropriately in your restroom. Compared to other models, this one has some new features that are sure to blow  other models out of the park. Let’s be honest, when it comes to choosing a new toilet, many times you are unsure of the way to pick the one that will offer you the best experience. You likely would like to avoid the discussion at all if it comes up, in other words, “Just buy the thing and let’s move on with it!”. So in the simplest way possible, we can take a look at the benefits of this bathroom accessory.

CeFiONtect technology

A favorable feature of the TOTO UltraMax II  is the ceFIONtect™ Glaze, which prevents debris from sticking to the ceramic. This means that you won’t have to worry about any sticky messes left inside. You can easily clean them or wash them away with water. Nothing is better than a clean toilet right? That sure is a relief. So if you see this feature just think “clean white toilet”. That’s what you’ll have. The next feature that we have to look at is the Tornado Flush™ system.

Tornado Flush

Power flushing will make sure that everything goes down! Don’t you just hate when toilets get clogged? This feature will save you a ton of trouble if you just take the time to decide you’ll use it. You can expect a clean flush the majority of the time. The Tornado Flush is an innovative system that redesigns the way that a toilet flushes. Instead of the water pouring down from the top of the toilet, the toilet projects three streams of water from inside the bowl. This process makes for a cleaner, more hygienic flush.

Physical features

Other features of the TOTO UltraMax 2 are features that have to do with the build of the toilet. One of these features being a computer designed, fully glazed trapway.  Also an elongated bowl with a soft close toilet seat, which gently allows the toilet seat to close, avoiding toilet slam. Your ears will be safe with this mechanism. The TOTO s604114cefg model has an elongated bowl built to fit. Because of the very comfortable seat, you will avoid having numb legs when you stand up. The chrome trip lever is a nice touch.

Many people reported great experiences with the TOTO because of its cleanliness factor, and the ease of setting one up. One thing that delights many customers is the fact that everything is flushed down the toilet, leaving no messy toilet clogs. So the TOTO Ultramax II has some power behind it to clean any messes left behind. If you need a great service and a totally free bathroom experience, then you need the TOTO Ultramax 2.

Compared to other brands, such as Kohler and American Standard, the TOTO Ultramax II outperforms the others with less consumption. The TOTO Ultramax 2 has only 1.2 gallons of water to flush, while the Kohler and American Standard have 1.6 gallons of water available to flush. This shows you that the power behind the TOTO Ultramax II is much more efficient than these other two brands. UltraMax 2 is consistently rated one of the top brands, especially on Amazon where you can get it for the best price.

When you first buy the UltraMax II, you might be a little flustered as about how it works to set one up. In this case you do not need to worry, as the toilet is easily set up and you can even have someone install it for you. One thing you can be sure of when choosing any TOTO product, is that you are getting the best value for your money. No regret here about making a bad purchase decision. You will be regret-free when you enjoy using your brand new TOTO UltraMax 2 toilet every day. You won’t want to skip out on this household commodity.

Many people have worn out and outdated models of toilets. This can cause trouble because most of them do not want to spend too much of their time cleaning out their toilet after an unsuccessful flush. Not only that, but we assume that you would like to be assured that no matter how much you put into the toilet, that it will be able to flush it down. This works well in situations where more paper is being put into the toilet, or simply during accidents that any 5-year-old child can get into.

If you alternatively use your toilet as a trash can at times, then you will do so without any guilt because the toilet will be able to handle the challenges that you give to it. Not only does the TOTO UltraMax II do its job well, but it also looks the part. So when you are revamping your bathroom, adding new rugs, shower curtains, and decorations, you’ll be pleased to see that your new toilet will fit right in with the rest of the decor.

The TOTO UltraMax II is WaterSense certified. WaterSense is a partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that protects the environment through saving water. This is helpful if you are conscious of the animals’ and the earth’s well being. By buying this model of the TOTO Ultramax, you will be contributing to a more efficient way of protecting the environment. If you didn’t know, TOTO products are recognized by the EPA’s National Environmental Achievement Track as the “gold standard” for environmental importance. TOTO genuinely cares about the effects they have on the earth’s waste management systems.

ADA compliance

TOTO also stands behind the American Disability Act, and assures service to people with disabilities. Most of us need a brand and service that we can count on, even when we do not understand all of the qualifications and special features that come with a new TOTO product. That is why we are assuring you now that the TOTO UltraMax II will surely meet your needs. Have a happy trip to the restroom!

Final Thoughts

Overall, the TOTO Ultramax II is an elegant toilet with high water efficiency  it doesn’t have the features you can find in TOTO’s Neorest models, but it gets the job done and it’s a good toilet for its price range.

If you’re still not convinced with the Ultramax II model, check out our Top 10 list of the best toilets in the market