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Kohler Highline Classic K-3493 toilet

 
Approximate retail price:
$425
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Type: Single flush toilets
About - Kohler Highline Classic K-3493

The Kohler Highline Classic K-3493 is part of the toilet test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, toilet models like the Highline Classic K-3493 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Solid waste removal:
The ability to move simulated waste through the bowl and trap.

Noise:
Flush quietness without the seat.

Bowl cleaning:
How well flushing cleaned the bowl's front and sides.
Features & Specs - Kohler Highline Classic K-3493
info Resists soil and odor Yes
info Resists drainline clogs Yes
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User Reviews - Kohler Highline Classic K-3493
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5.0
Great Product, Ignore the CR "Noise" Rating
6/14/2015
Pros
excellent functioning
Flush With Low Noise
Great Value
Cons
May Need To Adjust Float
Best Uses
Replace Original
Comment:
We also went to Lowes to buy and American Standard product based on the CR reports, but wanted the Bisque color. Got this one on sale for about $229 versus over $400 for the color in American Standard.<br /><br />Easy installation, except for the part about adjusting the float, but Kohler has a good online video explaining how to do that. <br /><br />I concur with previous rater that this is a quiet unit, especially after replacing the previous construction-grade toilet that came with our house. It is one of the quietest I've seen, especially at this price point.<br /><br />It is the elongated bowl, which has its advantages, but also sticks out into the room a bit farther. Excellent flush power, never a clog. Saw where a previous reviewer complained about this, but it might be because the unit isn't set up correctly. I concur that cleaning will require a brush in the bottom of the design, but that's no big deal.<br /><br />Easy to recommend.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Superb flushing, relatively quiet, quality product!
5/31/2015
Pros
price
Quality
Superb Flushing
Cons
none
Best Uses
Best Uses For A Toilet
You Gotta Be Kiddin' Me
Comment:
When I bought my lake house, the first thing I did was replace the old round-bowl toilets. My son and I chose this Kohler toilet, partly because of familiarity with the Kohler name and partly because of the price point.<br /><br />Installation was straight-forward (and I'm no plumber!) I was delighted to find out that the flush mechanism works superbly. I was concerned, due to a review that I had read, about the noise level. The noise level is not significant and it subsides within a second (literally) of flushing.<br /><br />I have since replaced an American Standard toilet at my primary residence with the same toilet. As an added plus, its height makes it much more comfortable than the old one-piece low-profile unit I replaced.<br /><br />I am completely satisfied with my purchase of these toilets.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Overall pretty happy
5/17/2015
Pros
Attractive
Has Never Clogged
Stays clean
Cons
Pricey
Best Uses
Comment:
I've previously only bought American Standard Champion 4 toilets. Those things are great. <br /><br />I bought a vacation home and wanted to replace all of the toilets. This home had an almond tubs, so I needed something not white. <br /><br />For the vacation home, I wanted a tall toilet with an elongated bowl. I also needed something in stock as I didn't want to wait on a special order. The only toilet that matched these requirements was the Kohler Highline classic in bone.<br /><br />I have had 2 installed since Sept 2012. So far, they've never been clogged. They work well. They aren't as loud as I had feared.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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