The Kohler Devonshire is one of the best Kohler toilets out there. A water efficient two-piece toilet, the Devonshire’s retro style will add to the look of your bathroom. Further, its elongated bowl design means more comfort for the user, with a comfort height model available that’s ADA compliant.
Kohler Devonshire – Main Features
Let’s review six essential details that make the Devonshire a great toilet.
✓ Stunning Design
The Devonshire is a two-piece toilet made from vitreous china which comes in several colors. It features an elongated bowl design that offers more room and comfort for the user.
Additionally, this toilet coordinates with other products in the Devonshire collection. However, this toilet doesn’t come with a toilet seat, so you’ll have to buy a seat separately.
✓ Flushing System
The Kohler Devonshire uses AquaPiston technology, allowing water to flow in a 360-degree motion. This single flush system uses gravity to create a siphon as the water moves from the bowl to the trap-way, easily flushing all waste.
The light-touch canister requires an effortless actuation force and has a 90% less exposed seal material.
By qualifying for EPA WaterSense, this toilet also makes users eligible for rebates on their water bills, depending on location.
✓ Cleaning Process
Like many other bathroom toilets, such as the Kohler Gabrielle, this toilet has a seamless cleaning operation. It is recommended to use gentle cleaning agents to keep the toilet in good shape and help protect its finish.
✓ Installation Ease
This Devonshire two-piece toilet is easy to install. As a two-piece toilet, any person with basic DIY skills can install this toilet alone, although we would recommend a second person to make installation even easier. The Devonshire has a standard 12-inch rough-in design and includes preinstalled tank bolts, so the tank can attached in no time.
✓ Sturdy Construction
If you’ve previously owned a vitreous china toilet, you know how sturdy they are. With this model you likely won’t encounter any cracks in the durable material. Additionally, the trip lever on the Kohler Devonshire toilet is made out of chrome and is also very sturdy. With proper maintenance, you can use the Devonshire for many years to come.
✓ Bowl Shape
Elongated and round bowls are the most common toilet options. While a round model can help save space, the elongated bowl shape of the Devonshire is much more comfortable.
The Devonshire uses AquaPiston technology to remove all waste with a single flush while ensuring a leak-free flushing performance. This flushing system only uses 1.28 Gallons per Flush, which makes this toilet EPA WaterSense certified.
Considerations Before Buying
Here’s a list of three buyer tips before purchasing a Devonshire toilet.
Before buying a toilet, you should determine your target price range. We consider the Devonshire to be an average-priced two piece elongated 1.28 GPF toilet. It offers features which are in line with multiple competitors, so minor details are often what make all the difference in price. There are a couple differently priced Devonshire models available, so research your options before picking the final model that works for you.
2. Standard vs. Right Height Bowl
A lot of Kohler toilets are often available in both the standard and right height versions. The standard bowls are most frequently around 15 inches in height, whereas Right Height bowls are about 17 – 19 inches in height. If you’re looking for a toilet to be used by the elderly or individuals with movement disabilities, consider the Right Height bowl.
3. Flush Operation
When looking for a toilet, you will encounter several ways in which flushes are activated, from the most common handle or trip lever options to less common push button systems. There are even luxurious hands-free toilets if you’re ready to invest. You should select the flush operation which best meets your budget and needs.
Pros and Cons
Frequently Asked Questions
Unfortunately, this particular Kohler model is not available with a 10-inch rough-in. If you have an older toilet and need a 10-inch rough-in, consider a different model.
The Devonshire does not come with a toilet seat. Therefore, to complete the system, we suggest purchasing a soft-close seat, which helps reduce noise and unintentional slamming when closing the toilet.
Overall Rating 4.3/5
The Kohler Devonshire is a two-piece best toilet that has a straightforward installation process. It is ADA compliant and comes with a comfort-height feature that makes it ideal for adults. Additionally, it is EPA WaterSense certified and only consumes 1.28 gallons per flush. Its flushing system ensures a leak-free performance and helps save up to 16,500 gallons of water per year.