Toilet shopping is nobody’s idea of a fun time, but a toilet that meets your needs is the difference between never thinking about your bathroom again and hating it everyday.
We all know what toilets do, but there are many decisions to be made as far as power, water conservation, noise level, and style, as well as price.
You want to choose a model made by a quality company. Toto has been producing high-quality models for many years, and the company has a reputation of consistent workmanship and innovative design.
The Toto Vespin II is no exception. The Vespin exemplifies elegance with a high profile and sleek look due to the skirted design.
The CeFiONtect ceramic glaze keeps surfaces shining. Surfaces are extremely easy to clean when they finally do need a cleaning. Even the trapway is fully glazed, and computer engineered for ideal waste removal.
The Tornado Flush design means that nothing is left in the bowl, while Double Cyclone Technology uses two powerful nozzles to clean more efficiently while using less water.
Is It Worth Your Money?
While the Vespin isn’t cheap, coming in not far under $500, it delivers a powerful, bowl cleaning design while conserving water for an efficient, money-saving flush every time.
The Tornado Flush feature creates a centrifuge motion with two powerful nozzles to reduce buildup of dirt and grime and to clear the bowl thoroughly with one flush. This unique technology allows for saving water while still having a worry-free flush.
With the full ceramic glaze, all the way down the trapway, you can go a long time between scrubbing it.
- CeFiONtect® Ceramic Glaze to keep your bathroom clean longer
- Tornado Flush™ Flushing System so every flush counts
- Fully glazed trapway designed for ultimate effectiveness
- Elongated bowl and chrome trip lever
- Water saving
- 5 x 16.5 x 30 inches
- Universal height
- 5 pounds
- 12 in
- Double Cyclone flushing is low consumption (1.28-GPF/4.8-LPF)
- Skirted design
- Two piece
- 1 gallon or 1.28 gallon per flush
Ease of Use & Reliability
We want to install our toilet and forget about cleaning or unclogging. While we want to see our water bill decrease, we also want to know that one flush will do it.
The Vespin’s skirted design makes it both attractive and easy to clean, while the CeFiONtect® Ceramic Glaze and glazed trapway prevent staining and dirt buildup between cleanings. The power of the Vespin means you won’t need to worry about flushing twice.
The Vespin’s two-piece design makes it easier to install in tight places, but at over 100 pounds you may need some help installing it.
icon-check-square CeFiONtect® Ceramic Glaze makes the bowl easy to clean, right down to the glazed trapway
icon-check-square Tornado Flush™ Flushing System saves water while producing a powerful flush
icon-check-square Skirt makes for easy cleaning of the body of the toilet
icon-exclamation-circle Does not come with a seat, seat must be purchased separately
icon-exclamation-circle Comes in only one color, so does not allow for customization to match your tub or bathroom
icon-exclamation-circle Good balance of power and water conservation, but not as quiet as some models
icon-exclamation-circle Two piece design makes cleaning into seams necessary
At just under $500, the Vespin isn’t cheap, but it does a good job of balancing power and water conservation for the price. The Vespin does the job while still saving you money on your water bill. The skirt is a nice feature, and makes it look more expensive than it really is.
Who Is This For?
If you are looking for a toilet that will save you money on your water bill while still clearing the bowl completely with every flush, the Vespin might be right for you. If you hate cleaning it, especially around the tubing at the base and inside the bowl, the Vespin is a good choice.
While the two piece design means you’ll have to clean dirt out of crannies, the ceramic finished bowl prevents staining and dirt buildup for long periods between scrubbings, and makes scrubbing a quick and easy task.
If you want a very quiet model, you may want to look elsewhere. While the Vespin isn’t louder than the average toilet, it isn’t quieter either. Packing all that power into the water-saving Tornado flush makes a noticeable whoosh noise.
While the Vespin’s two piece design makes it relatively easy to fit into any bathroom, the only bowl option is elongated, no round option is available. Furthermore, if you want to customize color to match your space, the Vespin may not be right for you, as it only comes in a couple of shades of white.
The Toto Vespin is a powerful, easy to use and clean toilet that will serve your needs well if you want a classy looking model with limited customization that will work well without you needing to think about it, day in and day out.
While it isn’t cheap, the Vespin saves money in efficient use of water, and does a good job of clearing the bowl completely with every flush. The Vespin’s ceramic glaze allows you to go a long time between cleanings and makes cleaning quick and easy when you do need to clean.
Other Options Worth Looking At
The Toto Drake is another quality model made by Toto, and is very comparable to the Vespin. The Drake, however, doesn’t have the skirted design, so if you’d rather go skirtless the Drake may be right for you.
If ease of cleaning is your primary goal and your space will accommodate a one-piece model the Kohler Santa Rosa may be a better option for you, since it eliminates the need to clean in cracks.
The Entrada offers silent flushing, so if a quiet toilet is more important than power you may want to look into the Entrada.
If you want the confidence of a long warranty, the American Standard Champion with its 10 year warranty may be the choice for you.
Customization can be important depending on your space, so if you need more customization in color, flush trigger location, and bowl options, the Cimarron with its many choices may be your perfect toilet.