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TOTO Drake Discontinued Items and Alternatives – What You Need to Know

The TOTO Drake has been one of the most popular toilets on the market for years, and one of the best-selling models at SUPPLY.com. From the same company that took the world by storm with the famous Washlet bidet seat, the Drake is known for the top-of-the-line design and cutting-edge features. With the same spirit of innovation in mind, TOTO is upgrading the Drake toilet to a new model to better fit the needs of customers in 2020.

As of December, 2019, TOTO has started to scale back production of old Drakes, and we expect the inventory to move fast – the full transition is likely to occur early in 2020. In this article, we’ll provide the full list of discontinued SKUs, and TOTO’s recommendations for alternatives. Additionally, we’ll touch on the new features you can expect with these new models.

New Drake SKUs

To help ease the transition period, TOTO has listed out new products that serve as good replacements for the Drakes that will be discontinued. Below we highlight the top three Drake SKUs at SUPPLY.com, along with the new SKUs they recommend as a similar counterpart. At the end of the article, you’ll find a list of all discontinued SKUs and recommended alternatives.

Discontinued AlternativeWhat's Different
CST744SLCST746CSMFGThe new alternative has a 1.6/0.8 dual flush option instead of just single flush. It is not available in Ebony like the old version, but it still comes in four finishes. The bowl shape is elongated but made to save space, like a round bowl. The features mentioned earlier, like Dyanamax Tornado Flush and CefIONtect Glaze, are part of all newer models.
CST744SCST746CEMGMuch like the first SKU above, the alternative here features all of the new designs that come with the Drake update. The dual flush GPF options are 1.28/0.8, making this water-efficient toilet CEC Compliant.
CST744SGCST746CSMGThe new version is another that features 1.6/0.8 dual flush and the other flush and glaze updates. It’s a smaller version, with a bowl height of 14.94 inches. You’ll note that the newer versions, like in this case, are not pricier than the discontinued options and can actually cost less to purchase.

New Drake Features

One of the most outstanding features of the update is that the new TOTO elongated bowls are now compatible with any GPF (gallons per flush) version of the new tanks. This is especially helpful in areas where code requires a certain GPF – if you need to replace just the tank to meet code, the bowl won’t need to be replaced as well.

Another improvement to the new models is that all tanks are now dual flush. Dual flush toilets allow for two flushing options using different amounts of water, while single flush toilets only allow for one option and one amount of water. TOTO is actually credited with the development of the dual flush design in 1960, so you know their products are reliable and ahead of their time.

It’s important to note that the components in the new Drake will not work with the old models. Plan accordingly for any replacement parts or projects containing both versions. The following pertain to the new models:

Bowl Updates

The new bowls will features feature a rimless design, along with TOTO’s CefIONtect Glaze, which helps eliminate germs. They will also all include the Dynamax Tornado Flush system, which maximizes flushing efficiency and improves cleanliness.

Seat Updates

It’s recommended to use the SS124 SoftClose® Toilet Seat for all updated models. The SS124 is required for all bowls with a T40 Connect+ Hole (the connection kit for Washlet attachments), so it’s best to get it for all bowls in case of you ever switch and want the same seat.

Tank Updates

The new tanks feature a sleek, space-saving tank design. There will also be an autoflush option available for left-hand tanks only.

FAQs

What should I do with my old Drake model?

Your old model will, of course, still function properly until you’re ready for a change. Once you order a new Drake, the best way to get rid of an old toilet is to take it to a local recycling center.

What are GPF requirements?

Requirements vary by area. In California, CEC Compliance requires 1.28 GPF (gallons per flush) or under. More states are following suit, but previous water efficient requirements were 1.6 GPF and that is still acceptable in many locations.

What is CefION Glaze?

An ion barrier is built into CefIONtect glaze. Applied to the bowl, it prevents particles from adhering to ceramic surfaces, keeping it clean for a long time.

What is Dynamax Flush?

The Dynamax Tornado Flush system uses all of the water in the bowl to create a more powerful flush, as opposed to a regular flushing system that only uses part of the available water and wastes the rest.

What are the benefits of dual flush?

Dual flush toilets save water with the liquid water flushing option. This is great for environmental purposes as well as the water bill.

Are any other features being added?

Yes! We went over all of the immediately available updates but stay tuned for bolt down or insulated options that will be available at a later date, as well as a new Drake transitional tank.

How can I buy a Drake toilet?

Use this link to shop the TOTO Drake collection at SUPPLY.com or give our Product Expert team a call at 877-781-3114 for more assistance. We recommend calling our team with any questions regarding alternatives to old SKUs or uncertainty about parts.

SKU Appendix

Below is the full list of old TOTO Drake SKUs, along with their equivalent new suggestions from TOTO (where relevant).

Old Item NumberNew Suggestion
CST744S#01
CST746CSMG#01
CST744S#03
CST746CSMG#03
CST744S#11
CST746CSMG#11
CST744S#12
CST746CSMG#12
CST744S#51
CST746CSMG#51
CST744SG#01
CST746CSMG#01
CST744SR#01
No Replacement
CST744E#01

CST746CEMG#01
CST744E#03
CST746CEMG#03
CST744E#11
CST746CEMG#11
CST744E#12
CST746CEMG#12
CST744E#51
CST746CEMG#51
CST744EG#01
CST746CEMG#01
CST744ER#01
CST746CEMRG#01
CST744ERG#01
CST746CEMRG#01
CST744SL#01
CST746CSMFG#01
CST744SL#03
CST746CSMFG#03
CST744SL#11
CST746CSMFG#11
CST744SL#12
CST746CSMFG#12
CST744SL#51
CST746CSMFG#51
CST744EL#01
CST746CEMFG#01
CST744EL#03
CST746CEMFG#03
CST744EL#11
CST746CEMFG#11
CST744EL#12
CST746CEMFG#12
CST744EL#51
CST746CEMFG#51
CST744ELR#01
CST746CEMFRG#01
CST744SF.10#01
CST746CSMFG.10#01
CST744SFR.10#01
No Replacement
CST744EF.10#01
CST746CEMFG.10#01
CST744EFR.10#01
CST746CEMFRG.10#01
CST744EN#01
No Replacement
CST744EN#03
No Replacement
CST744EN#11
No Replacement
CST744EN#12
No Replacement
CST744EN#51
No Replacement
CST744EGN#01
No Replacement
CST744ERGN#01
No Replacement
CST743ERN#01
No Replacement
CST743EN#01
No Replacement
CST743EN#03
No Replacement
CST743EN#11
No Replacement
CST743EN#12
No Replacement
CST743EN#51
No Replacement
CST744ELN#01
No Replacement
CST744ELN#03
No Replacement
CST744ELN#11
No Replacement
CST744ELN#12
No Replacement
CST744ELN#51
No Replacement
CST744ELRN#01
No Replacement
CST744EFN.10#01
No Replacement
CST744EFRN.10#01
No Replacement

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