Toto G500

Summary

The Toto G500 was first released in 2012 and includes most of the features that define a hi-tech Japanese style toilet. This model integrates the personal cleaning washlet with a sleek toilet operated by sensors to provide the best of both worlds.

 

Of note in this particular Toto, is the use of nanotechnology to minimize the need for cleaning. The Toto G500 uses the Sanagloss coating, which is a unique ceramic glaze created using high firing temperatures. The result is an ultra-smooth surface that discourages dirt and bacteria from clinging to the sides of the bowl.

 

Also, the Toto G500 features a dual Tornado flushing system, and users can pick from either a 0.9 or 1.28-gallon flush. Sensors control the lid, so it opens and closes automatically without the need for manual intervention.

 

Finally, the unit is powered by remote control which has illuminated buttons for easy use at night time and can be programmed to store up to two users’ preferences.

The Good

  • Sleek skirted design makes the unit visually-appealing and suitable for any type of bathroom
  • The tankless design makes this unit a great choice for small bathrooms
  • Air deodorizing feature keeps bathroom smelling clean at all times
  • The Sanagloss coating and Tornado flushing technologies keeps the toilet clean after each use. A great commercial or guest washroom choice as it can be kept clean and hygienic with minimal effort
  • Water-saving feature uses a 0.9 or 1.28 gallon flush, using less water than traditional models

The Bad

  • Some users found the flushing strength not strong enough on the water saving function
  • Sanagloss coating can be scratched if cleaned with abrasive cleaners; the exterior only be cleaned with a soft wet cloth
  • The dryer was reported to be not strong enough for some users, who claimed that toilet paper was still needed in the end for clean-up.
  • Installation can be a challenge, with a professional plumber often required

Bottom line

The Toto G500 includes all the basic hi-tech features needed for the best toilet experience, such as heated seats, remote controlled washing functions with adjustable settings, and an in-built airflow system to keep the air fresh. The water-saving feature also helps to reduce the water bill. However, a handful of users complained that installation was tricky and expensive, requiring specific parts and positioning which added to the final cost. Some users also complained about the strength of the flush, which wasn’t always strong enough to thoroughly wash all the waste away.

Key Specifications

ColorWhite
ShapeElongated
Water Consumption1.28 GPF
Flush TypeDual Flush
Weight24.6 lbs
Product Dimensions28.5 x 11.8 x 25.2 inches
Warranty1 year limited warranty

Facts

Comfort
8/10
Efficiency
7/10
Value
8/10
Features
8/10

Key Specifications

ColorWhite
ShapeElongated
Water Consumption1.28 GPF
Flush TypeDual Flush
Weight24.6 lbs
Product Dimensions28.5 x 11.8 x 25.2 inches
Warranty1 year limited warranty