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The Best Toilets That Won't Clog

Updated February 21, 2017

Some toilets just flush better than others. Poorly flushing toilets get clogged more often, and owners must grab the plunger and unplug disgusting faeces. Also, some toilets do not flush on the first round, and homeowners must wait for the toilet to recycle, allowing for a second attempt. Fortunately, some toilets have stronger flushing power.

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Larger Tanks

Toilets with larger tanks flush more easily than toilets with smaller tanks. However, toilets with smaller tanks use less water and are more environmentally friendly. These smaller tank toilets dominate the toilet market. Fortunately, some toilets have flushing power and also conserve water, which saves the homeowner money and helps the environment. However, low water toilets do not always save money since those using the toilet sometimes have to flush two or three times, which causes even more water wastage. Unfortunately, homeowners cannot purchase larger tank toilets because they are illegal.

Pressure-assisted Tanks

Pressure-assisted toilets flush the toilet much more powerfully than gravity-assisted toilets by giving the toilet an extra push using air pressure. However, the pressure-assisted toilet makes a lot of noise and can startle those using it. Power-assisted toilets work well for toilets connected to pipe systems that frequently clog. These power flushers can use air pressurises or can simply use the house water pressure. Either system forces the pressure into the toilet tank, which then forcibly sends the water down the toilet.

Vacuum Tank

Vacuum toilets create an air vacuum that produces a natural suction that can rapidly pull the water down the toilet. These toilets do not have as much power as the pressure-assisted toilets but also do not make as much noise. The vacuum toilet has two plastic tanks contained within the toilet tank with 1.6 gallons of water in each plastic tank. The design of the tank prevents the toilet from sweating, conserving water further.


If the toilet still clogs even when the toilet generates a lot of power, putting 5 tbsp of dish detergent and a pot full of boiling water into the toilet and letting it sit for a few minutes will help break up whatever is clogging the toilet. The owner can then attempt to unclog the toilet using a toilet plunger, and the plunger will much more likely remove the debris. When plunging the toilet, if the toilet looks like it is about to overflow, the plumber should remove the lid on the tank and push down the toilet flapper, which will stop the toilet from releasing water into the bowl.

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About the Author

Charles Pearson

Charles Pearson has written as a freelancer since 2009. He has a B.S. in literature from Purdue University Calumet and is currently working on his M.A. He has written the ebooks "Karate You Can Teach Your Kids," "Macadamia Growing Handout" and "The Raw Food Diet."

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