American Standard is targeting any homeowner who hates cleaning the commode, which, let's face it, is everyone, with a new self-cleaning toilet.
Hidden under a lip at the back of the tank lid is a small control panel with two functions: quick clean and deep clean, which offers a 1 minute and 10 minute soak cycle, respectively. With the touch of one of those buttons, a cleaning solution shoots into the toilet, soaks the surface with disinfectant and fragrance, and is washed out with clean water.
The cleaning solution comes from a cartridge that hidden in the top of the tank. It's powered by four AA batteries, which American Standard claims lasts up to a year of normal use. The toilet's VorFlux flushing technology, which was introduced in 2014, ensures there's enough power behind the solution to actually clear off the grime.
The toilet is priced at $695 and replacement cartridges can be purchased for $14.99 each.
The ActiClean toilet features other convenient features for cleaning, including an easily removable toilet lid for accessibility to crevices and 'sanitary tab' on the seat that helps the user avoid touching the toilet.