American Standard Cadet 3 Review

2.6/5 - (28 votes)

Last Updated on December 2, 2022 by acechapman

The American Standard Cadet 3 is a two-piece, single-flush toilet with a skirted bowl. It meets ADA requirements (as long as the trip lever is on the approach side of the tank). As well as being EPA Water Sense certified. Also, the toilet is supplied complete with a seat and lid. So, continue reading to learn more about the American Standard Cadet 3 review.

A siphon action jets the water into the bowl in combination with an EverClean surface and a fully glazed 2 1/8” trap way. This will then ensure a complete flush every time.  We listed it as one of the best toilets available on the market today.

American Standard Cadet 3: Review


american standard cadet 3 review The Cadet 3 toilet is made from vitreous china and has an American Standard EverClean finish to minimize the need for manual cleaning of the toilet. Also, its flush is activated by a chrome trip lever. The height of the seat and the elongated bowl is to the standards set by ADA to make standing and sitting easier for people with disabilities.

Flushing System

The 1.28-gallon single flush is triggered by a chrome trip lever on the side of the tank. Then, the water is jetted into the bowl at pressure. This pressure forces the waste through the fully glazed trap way. These combined features ensure that the bowl is cleared the first time on every flush.


The forced water flush ensures that the toilet is cleared at every flush. Also, the EverClean surface coating inhibits the formation of stains and at the same time inhibits the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew. This not only keeps the toilet clean for longer but helps reduce odors.


The toilet uses 1.28 gallons of water per flush, which means that the toilet uses 20% less water that the federal specification. This low consumption as well as the ability of the toilet to remove large amounts of waste in a single flush means that Cadet 3 is EPA Water Sense certified. In many municipalities, this will entitle you to a rebate when a Water Sense toilet is purchased. Check here to see if you are in an eligible area.

Ease of Installation

A standard 12” rough-in is needed for this toilet. As this is a skirted design, when replacing an existing toilet the water supply outlet may interfere with the skirting. So, it is worth checking before you try installing to see if you will have to move the water supply. That aside, the toilet is a straightforward two-piece toilet. Check this pdf from American Standard for full installation instructions plus the tools required.

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American Standard Cadet 3 Pros & Cons


  • Two-piece toilet
  • Supplied complete with slow close seat and lid
  • ADA compliant
  • Water Sense certified
  • Reduced water bills
  • EverClean surface treatment to reduce stains and the buildup of bacteria and mold
  • Fully flush tested at the factory
  • 5-year limited warranty


  • The EverClean surface needs to be cleaned with gentle toilet cleaners to prevent damage to the surface treatment

Overall                4.0/5

The American Standard Cadet 3 is a multi-featured toilet. It is ADA-compliant (as long as the flush trip lever is on the approach side of the toilet). So, this compliance means that this toilet can be fitted in restrooms that are used by the public and employees. The toilet is Water Sense certified which may make you eligible for a rebate. In addition, the low consumption will reduce your water bills. A long, 5-year warranty will then give you confidence in the durability of the toilet.

Hopefully, you enjoyed reading our American Standard Cadet 3 review.

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8 thoughts on “American Standard Cadet 3 Review”

  1. i bought 3 cadet 3 toilets , i couldnt believe how cheap everything is , they give you plastic knobs to hold the toilet in place 2 of the toilets have fluidmaster fill valves , the other one had some cheap piece of crap flow valve , it worked for about 10 flushes then that was it i would have to take the the lid off and move this plastic float , i called american standard and they told me all they could do is send me a neanother fluid master fill valve , i said ok then i thought screw that , i paid 150$ to have that toilet installed , and now i have to pay a plumber another 100$ minimum to come and change the filler unit , when i purchased the unit from home depot , no where on the box did it say caution parts in this toilet may be inferior but we can send you out the part you need , in a week and you can try and get a plumber back to install the new part so that should take about a month and another 100$ , my question is why did 2 toilets have the proper flow valve and one had well im not sure what it was , even my plumber a 30 yr, man looked at it in wonderment ,,, what the hell is this , anyway pretty pissed of with A S . but they havent heard the last from me ,,,,,,,

    • I’ll come to your house and change your filler valve as often as you want for $100! You can do it yourself in about 10 minutes :>

    • 30 cadet 3 toilets this year, no problems and the water may be ur problem as sand will mess up filler valves easily it’s best toilet in market , no leak problems easy to put in and tough , no clogs I must take care of my customers , not 1 call on any cadet 3 toilets ! If ur old toilet had ball cock is why no problem with water but if old toilet had sand or or in tank the sand do it to any new style fill valve . My personal toilet Kohler 1957 6 gallon flush yes man toilet 15 years later 0 rebuild 0 clogs , sorry for ur problems sir .

  2. We bought one and it will not stop leaking between the tank and base. We have taken it apart several times now; the next time will be for a return.

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