Ariel Platinum One-Piece Elongated Single-Flush Toilet (AP-TB108M)
The Ariel Platinum makes quite a commanding statement with the single-piece design and low-slung looks. What do you get when you look beyond those sweeping lines, though? The centerpiece of this HET is the remarkably water-efficient single-flush that allows you to make significant savings on your water consumption without leaving you compromised in terms of flushing performance.
The Ariel Platinum makes quite a commanding statement with the single-piece design and low-slung looks. What do you get when you look beyond those sweeping lines, though? The centerpiece of this HET is the remarkably water-efficient single-flush that allows you to make significant savings on your water consumption without leaving you compromised in terms of flushing performance. You won’t need to mess around flicking between full and partial flushes to achieve this economy either.
As with any one-piece toilet, you’ll need to weigh up the benefits and drawbacks before deciding whether this configuration works out for you. On the design front, it’s a clear winner. You’ll also find that dirt and bacteria have fewer places to hide away so you should have an easier job of cleaning. The payoff for this is more problems with access if you need to carry out any repairs or maintenance at all.
Throw in an elongated bowl and you’ve got a toilet that places a premium on comfort. The standard height bowl just misses out on hitting ADA guidelines for disability. If you have any kind of issues with standing or sitting, make sure the height of this bowl works for you before committing to purchase. You should still find the experience more than accommodating and the bowl is roomy enough for even larger adults to sit down in style.
Treated glazing makes certain that all the waste is sent where it belongs rather than splattering all over the sides. The 1-year warranty could certainly be improved but gives you at least some peace of mind at the point of purchase. Installation is a breeze with everything you need bundled except for the supply lines.
To sum it up:
- Single flush using just 1.28 GPF
- One-piece layout
- Elongated bowl for added comfort
- Potent gravity flush
- 1-year limited guarantee
|Striking minimalist aesthetic||Warranty is a disappointment|
|Simple single-flush for power and economy||Some issues with quality control|
|Reduces cleaning to a minimum||A few complaints about needing to reflush|
|A breeze to install||Quite heavy and bulky|
- Water-efficient 1.28 GPF gravity-fed mechanism
- Elongated bowl along with one-piece layout
- Standard 12-inch rough-in simplifies set-up
- 1-year warranty from manufacturer
On A Final Note
If you’re looking for a high-efficiency toilet that hits home fully in terms of aesthetics, this lean and hulking one-piece Ariel Platinum is a great choice. The simple single-flush gives you all the power you need for most waste without needing to flush a second time. Although not ADA-compliant, this standard height elongated bowl provides more than enough room for maneuver even if that comes at the expense of a larger footprint.
The Ariel Platinum manages a 4.4-star average out of 5 stars on the Home Depot website. Installation is singled out for praise as is the exceptional build quality considering the pretty reasonable price-point. Users are also delighted to find more than enough power when it’s needed despite such a water-efficiency flushing mechanism coming in well below EPA WaterSense guidelines. The comfort factor is also complimented in spite of a seat that misses ADA requirements for positioning yet remains fairly easy to stand up and sit down on. What about the less positive feedback?
One user complains about the cheap plastic fastenings that came away in a short space of time so keep an eye out for these and replace if required. The same disgruntled customer also suggests that flush capacity is limited. This is not secret with high-efficiency toilets. You’ll be using only 1.28 gallons each time and you’ll need to accept the occasional call to reflush with particularly bulky loads. Another user moans about the water continuing to run sometimes, another common thread of complaint with extremely high-efficiency WCs but certainly not a deal-breaker.
Overall, if you want a design-driven toilet without dropping five-figures on a wall-hanging smart toilet, the Ariel Platinum makes perfect sense. You’ll get all the clean looks you’d expect from a one-piece with the added comfort provided by the elongated bowl. While the warranty could be lengthier, you’re covered for a year and you should expect lengthy and reliable service from this HET.
|Assembled Weight||99 lbs.|
|Assembled Depth||28 1/3”|
|Bowl Height with Seat||15 3/4”|
|Bowl Type||Standard Height|
|Flush Lever Location||Left Side|
|Flush Technology||Gravity Fed|
|Gallons Per Flush||1.28 GPF|
|Trapway Size||1 2/3”|