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Toto Drake CST744S Review

By: Kelly Burgess on September 12, 2017

Bottom Line

If water efficiency isn't your top priority in a toilet, the Toto Drake CST744S is a great option. It uses 1.6 gallons per flush (gpf) and features Toto's G-Max flushing system, which keeps the bowl cleaner and reduces cleaning time.

Pros

  • MaP score of 1,000
  • G-Max flushing system keeps bowl cleaner
  • Easy to install
  • Five color options
  • Great customer service

Cons

  • Not WaterSense certified
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Breaking it down

Type

Standard, two piece toilet. The Toto Drake CST744S is a two-piece toilet, meaning that the tank and bowl are separate components that are bolted together upon installation. The Drake CST744S features Toto's G-Max, commercial grade flushing system and uses a tower-flush mechanism, but is not WaterSense-certified or HET compliant, so it doesn't meet the maximum flow requirements in four states: California, Colorado, Georgia or Texas. The toilet seat must be purchased separately and the CST744S can accommodate many types of toilet seats, including soft close-type seats. It's also compatible with most bidet attachments designed to work with standard toilets.

Performance

Powerful flushing. The CST744S's G-Max flushing system includes a 3-inch flush valve and wide, 2.125-inch trapway for maximum flushing power and solid waste removal. The toilet earns the highest Maximum Performance (MaP) score possible of 1,000, which means it can remove a hefty 1,000 grams or more of solid waste in a single flush. The Toto Drake uses 1.6 gpf of water, and reviewers say it does an exceptional job of sweeping the bowl clean with each flush. In testing at ConsumerReports.org, this Toto Drake toilet earns scores of Excellent for bowl cleaning, Very Good for solid waste removal and Very Good for noise.

Features

Standard height, great customer service. The Toto Drake CST744S is available in five different colors -- Bone, Colonial White, Cotton White, Ebony and Sedona Beige -- some colors may cost more than others. The Drake's bowl height of about 14.6 inches doesn't meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, but most users report that its elongated seat is comfortable. The trip lever can be installed on either the left or right side. The Drake is reported as very easy and straightforward to install and we saw few complaints of defective toilets; the handful noted were resolved quickly by Toto's excellent customer service. The CST744S is backed by a one-year limited warranty.

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