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Consumer Reports tests toilets

SAN ANTONIO – If you’re doing a little bathroom renovation, and let’s face it people spend a lot of time there, the toilet is an important part of the process. 

There is more to consider than just style, shape and color.

When it's time to get a new one, the wall of toilets at the home improvement center can be daunting. So how do you choose?

For those with a pre-1990 toilet, switching to an EPA watersense model can save them 19 gallons per person per day.

Consumer Reports tested toilets to see how well they flush the bowl clean and how water efficient they are.

Not all potties perform the same.

Consumer Reports chose two toilets that cost $150, but they only recommended one and here’s why.

The Mansfield Alto got fair marks for waste removal.

In repeated tests, the test sponge debris stayed in the bowl.

The other toilet, however, the Deltra Prelude did a good job of taking care of its business.

To see how clean the bowl surface was afterwards, testers drew a water soluble ring around the rim to see if one flush can wash it away.

The Mansfield bowl only did a fair job.

“A good performer has the power to rinse away most of the debris, most of the time," John Banta, with Consumer Reports, said.

The Delta model did an excellent job and uses less water, too.

When shopping Consumer Reports recommends checking out the efficiency rating.