Glacier Bay Power Flush Toilet Review
This Glacier Bay Toilet is extremely affordable, yet somewhat remarkable as I will demonstrate in this review. This is the Glacier Bay Power Flush Toilet which can be purchased at Home Depot for around $159.00. It comes with a slow-closing seat, wax-seal and everything you need to install. I had procrastinated for years on replacing a slow, swirl-flushing toilet in our master bath. The rest of the commodes in our house flushed significantly faster, more efficiently, faster, and quieter. Sometimes the master bath toilet would not flush at all. I knew it was old and outdated, but just prolonged going through the cost and trouble of getting it replaced and then having to dispose of the old toilet.
Glacier Bay vs. American Standard
When our basement was remodeled 5 years ago, the plumber used American Standard toilets for around $300 each. I was impressed with how quickly and efficiently they flushed. I noted that they were 1.6GPF and so I was bound and determined to find one just like them to replace the old, slow, swirling toilet in our master bath. Finding a 1.6GPF toilet was not as easy as I thought. They were not nearly as common. When I dug a little deeper and read some reviews, I decided the amount of water had little to do with the performance. So, I began looking at other American Standard models when the name, Glacier Bay popped up during an Amazon Search. This particular Glacier Bay toilet model is a 1.28GPF toilet which uses less water to accomplish the same task as a good, 1.6GPF model like the Toto Toilet I have on my main floor, but for significantly less money. Apparently, the vacuum-assisted, gravity technology makes them flush just as well as a 1.6GPF model, but using .4 gallons less water. This explains why the 1.6GPF are not as common. Toilets that flush at 1.28GPF get are labeled as water sense certified.