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American Standard Compact Cadet 3 FloWise 2403.128

*Est. $390
Reviewed
April 2010
by ConsumerSearch
American Standard Compact Cadet 3 FloWise 2403.128

Pros
  • Water-efficient, yet powerful
  • Antibacterial glaze
  • Rim height is ADA-compliant
  • Five colors
  • Five-year warranty
Cons
  • Flush is less effective at bowl cleaning
  • Expensive

Reviewers highly rate the American Standard Compact Cadet 3 FloWise for its performance and efficiency. The flush only uses 1.28 gallons of water, yet is able to fully remove up to 1,000 grams of solid waste in tests -- that's at the top of the performance range for any toilet. This toilet also has a glaze applied to the inside the bowl, which inhibits the growth of bacteria. It includes a seat and is tall enough to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, but others also like the higher height too. The five-year warranty period is longer than some brands. If a lower price is more important than water efficiency, the Toto Drake CST744S (*Est. $255) costs less but uses more water at 1.6 gallons per flush.

ConsumerReports.org includes the American Standard Compact Cadet 3 FloWise 2403.128 in its lineup of 25 toilets. Editors test the toilets on flush performance with solids and liquids as well as noise and how well the flush cleans the inside of the bowl. We found a very limited number of owner reviews at Amazon.com and HomeDepot.com.

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Our Sources

1. ConsumerReports.org

ConsumerReports.org editors evaluate the American Standard Compact Cadet 3 FloWise 2403.128 among 25 single-flush and dual-flush toilets. Editors test liquid waste removal using a blue dye and solid-waste removal using plastic balls, latex cylinders and sponges weighted with screws to simulate human waste. Noise level during flushing is evaluated with the seat removed.

Review: Toilet Ratings, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, August 2009

2. Alliance for Water Efficiency

Engineers evaluate more than 1,200 toilet models using extruded soybean paste and wads of toilet paper to simulate the real-world demands on a toilet. Each toilet must remove waste in a single flush without clogging in at least four out of five tests. The minimum performance standard is removal of 250 grams of solid waste, but the American Standard Compact Cadet 3 FloWise 2403.128 successfully removes up to 1,000 grams. The report (now in its 15th edition) summarizes the results in a chart, which is organized by manufacturer.

Review: Maximum Performance (MaP) Testing of Popular Toilet Models, 15th Edition, Veritec Consulting, Inc. and Koeller and Company, October 2009

3. Amazon.com

Amazon.com sells American Standard and a few other brands of toilets. The American Standard Compact Cadet 3 FloWise 2403.128 receives mixed reviews from just two owners. One says it's efficient and quiet, but the other says the flush valve leaked and was even worse on the replacement.

Review: American Standard 2403.128.020 Compact Cadet-3 FloWise Toilet, White, Contributors to Amazon.com

4. HomeDepot.com

The Home Depot mostly sells toilets by American Standard and Kohler. The American Standard Compact Cadet 3 FloWise 2403.128 is sold here but only has a single review. The owner gives it a perfect rating, saying it's "easy to install and the flush on it is amazing."

Review: American Standard Compact Cadet 3 One Piece Elongated Toilet in White, Contributors to HomeDepot.com

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