Top positive review
Looks great, works great
November 6, 2013
After EXTENSIVE research, I purchased two of these for my house. Firstly, the Vespin II is the skirted version of the Drake II. The Drake is the #1 preferred toilet on the Terry Love website, which is primarily used by plumbers. I really wanted a skirt, so after talking over my concerns with the very helpful customer service representative at Toto, we went with the Vespin II.
They look and work great. I love, love, love the skirt -- no more having to clean the curvy "intestines" of the toilet. The flush takes care of everything with which it is presented, the first time. It is no louder than any other toilet. I have never needed a plunger for either of my Vespin IIs. They are easy to clean, just a toilet brush and a mild environmentally cleanser (I use Seventh Generation) or dish soap, and they sparkle.
As for the water spot, it is smaller than with a standard, old-school toilet, but we have not had issues with #2 sticking to the bowl, except when illness has been present. However, it is that way with any toilet.
The internal workings of the toilet are made in the USA by Korky, and are available at any big box hardware store. That was an important feature to me.