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Functions great but VERY difficult to keep clean
on June 10, 2010
We remodeled our house in 2008 and I deliberated for hours over toilets. We had constant clogging problems with our old American Standard toilets. We have two of these Ultramax with Sanagloss 1.28g toilets and they function great. We have only had 1-2 clogs in the past 18 months since they were installed. The big drawback is that they are very, very difficult to keep clean, even with the highly touted "Sanagloss" feature. Many reviews I had read indicated this but I let the functionality of the toilet take precedence over the cleaning drawbacks.
They are hard to keep clean for two reasons. First, some of the boys in my house like to pee sitting down, and the angle of the bowl is such that the pee hits the bowl and sprays against the underside of the toilet seat. If I don't clean this 2-3 times a week, it is extremely difficult to get off. Second, the toilet brush is too big to clean the narrow channel around the bowl where the water rinses everything down, so I have to put gloves on and clean it with a sponge.
Aside from the functionality, I do really like the fact that I don't have to hear the toilet lid being slammed down after each use. Elongated lid covers do not fit these toilets, so that is another thing to consider when choosing this toilet. You would be surprised how much dust collects on top of the toilet lids.
If I had to select again, I would not choose these toilets simply because they are a pain to keep clean.