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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.

Our Sources

Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Not Dated

The Toto Drake CST744S is one of a number of single- and dual-flush toilets tested by ConsumerReports.org editors. Toilets are ranked and rated for solid waste removal, liquid waste removal and noise level. Reviews by owners are available here as well.

Editors of Maximum Performance, Not Dated

The Toto Drake CST744S earns the highest possible MaP score of 1,000, meaning it removes 1,000 grams of solid waste or more with each flush, making it Highly Recommended. MaP conducts independent, third-party testing of thousands of toilets, evaluating their ability to remove solid waste.

Contributors to HomeClick.com, As of September 2017

Nearly 625 owners give the Toto Drake CST744S an overall rating of 4.8 stars out of 5, saying it's powerful yet quiet and easy to install. A few have purchased multiples of this model to replace every toilet in their home.

Contributors to Amazon.com, As of September 2017

More than 280 owners rate the Toto Drake CST744S here, giving it 4.5 stars out of 5. Users call this toilet both quiet and powerful. These reviews reflect all five available colors.

Terry Love, June 9, 2017

The Toto Drake CST744S is recommended by plumber Terry Love, who gives it 4 stars out of 5, although he doesn't really say why, specifically. He does note that the CST744S is quiet and a homeowner favorite. Links also take you to a forum page where customers weigh in and ask questions. Feedback there is very positive regarding the Toto Drake CST744S.

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