1G is a Water-Wise Tornado of a Toilet

TOTO just introduced a new toilet called 1G and announced that it’s the first manufacturer to break the one-gallon per flush barrier for a gravity-fed toilet, according to a recent statement.  1G is like a tornado in the toilet — less the noise of pressure-assist version — with a Double Cyclone flushing system.

TOTO’s Double Cyclone system propels water through two nozzles for a total flush that “clears the bowl first time, every time.

Plus, 1G’s bowl and rim are coated with SanaGloss, a nanotechnology glaze that seals the porcelain with a barrier to repel matter and bacteria.  This keeps the bowl free of waste and is supposed to help reduce cleaning time and the use of cleaning agents.

I’ve asked for pricing and availability details from TOTO and will update this article when we get that information.  In the mean time, contact a distributor for more information.

Update 4/27/2012 – I’ve learned from TOTO that the company doesn’t have a business plan for the toilet yet but estimates the retail price to be about $600 for the 1G.

[+] Visit TOTO USA for more detail about their toilets.

Credits: TOTO USA.


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  • Green GreenJoyment

    Good deal. What if they added a sink to the cistern, like what I see on different designs. Instead of using clean water to flush, maybe they can use grey water?

    Juan Miguel Ruiz
    GreenJoyment.com

  • Lurker

    Time to leap frog this wasteful technology. why do we use clean water at all to remove waste?

  • http://www.widediary.com/ Alan230

    We could really use a toilet like this at our house. LIke to see how much it costs. I agree, though – why can’t they be designed to use gray water?

  • Sea Wolf

    Please do update with pricing. Toto products are great but the toilets range from $500 to over $6000 so the 1G will either be a useful idea or a rich person’s party trick, depending where on the price spectrum it falls.

    • http://www.jetsongreen.com Preston

      No business plan yet but the estimated retail price will be $600, according to email with TOTO. 

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