Whoosh! And the Waste is Gone!
As you look through my website, you will notice that many toilet reviews I’ve posted here are based on personal experience, or the experiences of those who are close to me. However, since I work in selling bathrooms and their fixtures, there are times when I simply cannot help but tell you about a fixture I come across that’s just great!
We often have new lines come into our store, and although the KOHLER K-3810-0 1.28 GPF Santa Rosa Comfort Height toilet has been on the market for a while, when it first arrived it caused a real stir among everyone. Of course, I have sold quite a few since we took it on as part of our range and I have to say, there hasn’t been one complaint!
The Stylish KOHLER K-3810-0 Santa Rosa
KOHLER is well known for their knack for design, and this toilet is no different. In fact, talking about design, this model comes in no less than 11 different colors, and what surprised me most was one of those colors is black.
For me, this proves the manufacturer has really gone that one step further when it comes to creating a functional bathroom fixture that suits all types of décor. However, color aside you probably want to know why I would say this is one of my top picks when it comes to a new toilet.
So, here goes:
How Kohler has managed this, I don’t know and it actually caused quite a stir in our technical department as well. This toilet is a one piece with clean lines and soft curves. Somehow they’ve managed to create a tank that has a really low profile which really saves on space. You can even install this toilet if you have a shelf above the area you want to put it.
This is the best bit! After some research, I found out that Kohler actually used computers to test this toilet and its performance. I’m not even going to attempt to be technical about this but, when you flush the Santa Rosa, the result is quite amazing.
It literally sucks the water and all the waste (no matter how heavy) out of the bowl with one whoosh oh, and it does this quietly! It then fills up within seconds, leaving behind a clean and well rinsed bowl. Part of the reason the bowl doesn’t leave any nasty stains behind is because the whole thing has been glazed so nothing sticks.
You may be thinking at this point that the Santa Rosa needs a great deal of water to achieve this, but it’s quite the opposite. This toilet is WaterSense certified which means it meets all the requirements as set out by the EPA in terms of water usage. In fact, it uses 20% less water than many other brands. If that doesn’t “float your boat”, try this statistic: over just 12 months your household will save up to 16,500 gallons of water!
This hasn’t been forgotten either. The shape of the seat is elongated, and the comfort height makes it perfect for people of all sizes (as well as those of you that find it hard on the knees when sitting).
My Final Opinion
In my humble opinion, this toilet has it all. Kohler has thought about aesthetics, functionality and comfort. Plus, they have managed to keep the price relatively low (compared to many other one piece toilets). If you need more convincing, take a look at Amazon. You will find many satisfied customers (just like mine) and some great deals on price.