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Toto Announces the Washlet S400

Company Celebrates its Popular Washlet Product Line with Author and Humorist Hodding Carter

Washlet S400The Washlet S400 will take center stage at TOTO’s “2006 Washlet Celebration” held at its West Hollywood Gallery, which features noted author and humorist Hodding Carter reading his picaresque adventures with the Washlet S300 from his new book, Flushed:  How the Plumber Saved Civilization to an audience of media, architects, interior designers, and TOTO dealers.

Intelligent Design
TOTO’s new Washlet S400 features an intuitive lid, which opens automatically when users approach and similarly closes when they leave.  It also offers an automatic, hands-free flushing system – walk away from the unit and within three seconds, it automatically flushes.  Ninety seconds later, the lid automatically closes.  Gentlemen may raise its seat with a touch of a button on its wireless remote.  When they leave, the seat and lid automatically close, and the unit automatically flushes.  These intuitive functions make the Washlet S400 not only luxurious, but also universal in its design and ideal people of all ages and abilities.

“The intelligent design Washlet S400 signals the next step in the evolution of clean” said Lenora Campos, Public Relations Manager.  “The S400 brings auto-aware functionality to this popular line of warm water personal cleansing systems.”

Washlet S400“It’s Hard to Describe Love at First Sight”
Renowned author and humorist Hodding Carter will treat the evening’s assembled media, architects, interior designers, and TOTO dealers to a witty recital of his adventures as a self-proclaimed Washlet evangelist.  “Jasmin [a/k/a Washlet S300] “beckons Siren-like even on the coldest days,” Carter regales the audience, “her ABS plastic has an antibacterial coating and is continually heated to a constant temperature of one hundred degrees.”  Carter then relates his many picaresque exploits as he brought the “most effective way of cleaning ourselves” to initiates among his family, friends, and neighbors.

Washlet S400As audiences at TOTO’s Soho Gallery, New York, and NEOREST Store, West Palm Beach, before them, the audience will delight in Carter’s warmth and the sense of fun with which he imbues his Washlet narrative.  A lively 20-minute Q&A session will follow with listeners querying Carter on everything from what first drew him to the Washlet (to which he often responds, “it’s hard to describe love at first sight”) to his ongoing love affair with this unique product.

Warm Water Personal Cleansing System
As with the complete Washlet product line, the new Washlet S400 reinvents the humble toilet seat recreating it as a warm water personal cleansing system.  When its cleansing cycle is activated, a streamlined wand extends from the beneath the seat to provide a soothing warm flow of aerated water for complete cleansing.  Built from antibacterial plastic, the Washlet wand and seat are ultra-hygienic.  Because the water is drawn directly from the home's fresh water supply, the Washlet delivers warm water that is always clean and pure.  Plus, the Washlet wand self-cleans automatically before and after each use.  Once the cleansing cycle is completed, the user may engage the drying cycle, which uses warm air to gently dry the area.  The Washlet S400 lid and seat also feature TOTO’s SoftClose hinge, which eliminates annoying toilet lid or seat slam.

High-Tech Operation

Washlet S400

Putting technology in the service of nature, the Washlet S400 uses a microcomputer to control its myriad features – both sensor operated and remote control.  The seat’s “user sensor” will not activate the cleansing functions until it reads a body sitting on the unit, which prevents the wand from dispersing water when the seat is touched or opened during cleaning. 

Washlet S400Like the Washlet S300 and Washlet E200, TOTO has taken the Washlet S400 seat to the level of high-tech luxury with its wireless remote control keypad and easy-to-view LCD read-out, which can be hand-held or remain in its own convenient wall-hung holder.  The remote control unit operates such functions as auto open/close, auto flush, and the front and back warm water spray that can be regulated for the preferred water pressure, temperature level, and cycling motion massage.  It also controls the warming unit in the ergonomically contoured seat, which is heated to provide maximum comfort even on the coldest days.  An integrated sensor maintains the desired setting.  It also controls the warm air dryer function, pulsating water massage feature, and catalytic deodorizer, which uses activated oxygen to break the molecular bonds of odor and return clean air to the room – no matter the ventilation.  This unit also controls the built-in energy-saving mode:  once installed, the Washlet S400 begins to learn its users’ usage patterns, re-educating itself at least once a week.  To save energy, during periods of infrequent use, it powers down and goes into a sleep mode, similar to a computer.

Perfect Partners
Washlet S400The Washlet S400 is designed for use with TOTO’s luxury one-piece UltraMax, Carlyle, Ultimate toilets.  It is also compatible with its high-end two-piece Drake, Vespin, Mercer, Dartmouth, and Nexus toilets.

The MSRP for the Washlet S400 itself is $1,890 to $2,174, depending on color.  It is available in Cotton White, Colonial White, and Sedona Beige.

The Washlet S400 in Cotton White is available with its auto-flush feature pre-installed on elongated models of TOTO’s one-piece Carlyle and UltraMax toilets (MSRP of $2,462 - $2,631, depending toilet model) and the round and elongated models of the two-piece Drake toilet (MSRP of $2,270 - $2,405, depending on toilet model).

As with all TOTO products and events, high-resolution digital photographs of the complete Washlet product line and “2006 Washlet Celebration” are immediately available.

TOTO is the largest plumbing manufacturer in the world with over $4.5 billion in annual sales and 80 affiliated production facilities globally.  Since 1917, TOTO Ltd., Japan, has been a pioneer in high-performance plumbing systems, bringing consumers superbly designed, technologically-advanced products.  In 1989, TOTO brought its innovative technology and commitment to excellence to the US market.  TOTO USA, INC.’s, success derives from its commitment to unsurpassed quality and reliability, which pushes the company beyond industry standards.  Winner of numerous domestic and international awards and recognitions, TOTO USA seeks perfection by design with its expanding product line, which is devoted to enhancing lifestyles in man-made environments with the highest level of quality, hygiene, comfort, and luxury. 

For more information, consumers can visit www.totousa.com or call 1.800.350.8686.

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