Toilet Technology

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When it comes to toilet technology, what’s new in the toilets?

We’ve seen the home improvement and lifestyle shows on HGTV and other cable stations… these shows focus on the lavish, the luxurious, and the far-out in home design. What about toilet technology? Thinking about upgrading the ol’ throne in your home? You might want to try some of these bells and whistles:

Paper and Hands-Free Toilet Technology That’s right! You can have the convenience of the toilet and include the luxury of a bidet with Toto’s electronic toilet, The Washlet. First came covered sewers, then indoor plumbing and flush toilets. Now, one bathroom at a time, another major shift in toilet hygiene is quietly underway. A new generation of toilets may one day make toilet paper — and the need to put one’s hands anywhere near the unspeakable — seem like chamber pots and outhouses: outdated and somewhat messy throwbacks reserved for camping trips. Unlike traditional toilets, the high-tech version washes from behind and — if desired — in front of the water. Better models allow for temperature, direction, and pressure control, and have retractable spritzing wands and automatic driers as well. The best feature warm seats, automatic motion sensors to raise the lid, buttons to raise the seat, nightlights, self-cleaning mechanisms, music to mask unpleasant sounds, deodorizer spritzers, and other conveniences. (Source:

A Cleaner Flush Means A Cleaner Bowl American Standard has VorMax™ Flushing Technology, which is sure to leave your bowl free from any clinging debris. VorMax is the solution to maintaining a cleaner toilet bowl by simply flushing the toilet. Its revolutionary VorMax™ flushing action, CleanCurve™ Rim design, and EverClean® Surface keep the bowl so clean from top to bottom, you’ll never have to worry about missing a spot again. VorMax Flush Technology has been independently tested and proven to clean 2 times better than conventional toilets*. With a flush that cleans that well you can say goodbye to skidmarks, streaks, and splatter for good.” (

A Toilet To Entertain You According to, The Inax Satis Astro Washlet is for the audiophile who spends a lot of time in the bathroom. It boasts an SD slot, integrated stereo speakers, automatic lid operation, and a built-in nightlight and is preloaded with classical tunes from Bach, Chopin, and Mendelsohn. You’ll be entertained for, well, as long as you can stand to be in the bathroom. reports that the Satis Astro Washlet is available in seven vibrant colors and can be found in Japan, priced from $467 to $737.” (source:,3253,l=223399&a=223400&po=10,00.asp)

In the world of high-tech toilets, you can find toilets that wash, dry, heat, automatically put the lid up and down, light the way in the middle of the night, entertain, and even environmentally-friendly toilets which can dispose of human waste in a way that protects human health in third-world countries. Of course, if you ever need a plumber to fix your high-tech bowl, there’s always Dependable Service Plumbing! We service and maintain all major brands of toilets. When you need a reliable plumber that can handle today’s toilet technology, call DS Plumbing!