He spends his free time volunteering at the soup kitchen, soothes scraped knees and coaches the local soccer league…
Here’s to the Champion dads that stand up for what they believe in; whether champions at home, in the community or at work, we want to hear what YOUR Champion dad does. Nominate your dad by telling us his story for a chance to win a $100 American Express gift card!
Water-Conserving Reliability with the Champion PRO Toilet
With water-efficient flush rates of 1.28 gallons per flush (GPF) and 1.6 GPF, the Champion PRO Toilet offers not only superior flushing power for dad, but will also save water with every flush. All 1.28 GPF Champion toilets are WaterSense® certified so his “throne” is beautiful, powerful and earth-friendly.
Give dad another reason to be a superhero; for every Champion toilet you buy, American Standard will donate one Sanitary Toilet Pan for distribution in a developing country, helping saving thousands of lives through better sanitation. Learn more at FlushForGood.com
How to Enter
To enter to win a $100 American Express gift card, leave a comment answering the question “Why is your dad a Champion?”
Professor Toilet and his team will choose their favorite entry on Monday June 24th, 2013 as the winner, so hurry and enter before June 21st, 5PM ET. No purchase is necessary to enter. This contest is open to US and Canada (excluding Quebec) residents. Good Luck!
Be a Champion today and help save lives by visiting FlushForGood.com
Remember that bag of potpourri you got for your Mom that one Mother’s Day? Or what about that colossal “my-size” teddy bear? This year, get your Mom something she’ll actually use…
This Mother’s Day, Professor Toilet and his team are celebrating all the wonderful Moms with a giveaway starting now and leading up to No Dirty Dishes Day on May 18th! All you have to do is tell us, in the comments section below, what your Mom’s time is better spent doing instead of washing dishes (i.e. golfing, painting, scuba diving?).
On May 20th, we will choose our favorite comment to win a Quince 1-Handle Pull-Down Spray Kitchen Faucet. This casually styled kitchen faucet makes clean-up a breeze with its two spray functions, memory position handle to set water at your preferred temperature and a high arc swivel spout. Now all that’s missing is a volunteer to make “No Dirty Dishes” a reality…
How to Enter
1. To enter to win the Quince 1-Handle Kitchen Faucet, leave a comment answering the question “What is your Mom’s time better spent doing instead of washing dishes?”
2. Also, tell us how your mom would use this kitchen faucet (perhaps to whip up a favorite recipe?).
Professor Toilet and his team will choose their favorite entry on Monday May 20th, 2013 as the winner, so hurry and enter before May 18, 5PM ET. No purchase necessary to enter. This contest is open to US and Canada (excluding Quebec) residents. Good Luck!
UPDATE: Congratulations to Larry S. whose wife and family will be enjoying a brand new Quince 1-Handle Kitchen Faucet in their kitchen! “We have been married 45 yrs and wishing we could have another 45. ”My wife is busy all the time. We are both 62 yrs. old and have 2 adopted children ages 6 and 14. That takes up a lot of her time and mine also but she is the primary caregiver…. she is amazing and I wouldn’t trade her for the world. We have been married 45 yrs and wishing we could have another 45,” says Larry. Congratulations and enjoy your new faucet!
Did you ever think a flush could be so powerful that it’s felt in other countries? This year, American Standard is launching a campaign to raise awareness of how plumbers protect the health of the world. Deploying the same engineering know-how that led to the breakthrough Champion flushing system, the research and development team at American Standard created a new sanitary toilet pan to help solve a health crisis where plumbing infrastructure doesn’t exist.
A small plastic sanitary toilet pan designed to be connected to a simple latrine pit provides a tight seal to keep out flies and prevent dangerous cross-contamination. These sanitary toilet pans are designed to be affordable, easy to maintain and simple to use. See the sanitary toilet pan in action here.
For every Champion toilet sold in 2013, American Standard is donating a sanitary toilet pan to a developing country. Why champion a cause that is half a world away? The bathroom and kitchen symbolize the most fundamental aspects of the human condition. Our bodies bring nourishment in and expel waste out. When we look at the bathroom, we look at the core of who we are, at our deepest roots – it’s the one thing all humans share.
It’s also the story of why plumbers are so important. Be a champion to the world in 2013, and help us provide solutions to a global health crisis.
This year’s Orgill Spring Market 2013 Dealer Show will be held in sunny Orlando, Florida on February 21st through the 23rd at the beautiful Orange County Convention Center. Along with showcasing some of American Standard’s (Booth #4222) latest innovations, Professor Toilet and the American Standard team will be giving lucky attendees a chance to win 1 of 2 iPads!
I’m Attending Orgill – How Can I Enter to Win?
Speed Connect to the internet and awesome apps with your new iPad – all you need to enter to win is attend a Speed Connect Drain demonstration at American Standard Booth #4222 on Thursday or Friday, February 21st and 22nd. Once you have completed the demonstration, simply drop off your business card or contact information with a representative and you’ll be automatically entered! Drawings will be held on February 21st & 22nd, so what are you waiting for? Good luck!
Do you know how much water you consume on a daily basis? Every drop of water you use can have a deep impact on the water supply of your community and region! This week, Professor Toilet will be quizzing our fans on the impact of water (and the lack thereof) locally, regionally and statewide. Do you have what it takes to earn a Ph. D. in water savings? Join the conversation on the American Standard Facebook page. See the cheatsheet infographic below to quickly find out how you and your family can make a significant difference in water usage through WaterSense Certified faucets and toilets!
Back in May, Professor Toilet and his team sought out to make one deserving Mom very happy by supplying her with a brand new culinary tool – the American Standard Quince Semi-Professional Kitchen Faucet. The response was tremendous; over 150 of you told us why you think your mom deserved the new addition! (Mom would be proud) After reading all of your amazing responses, we selected Jennifer Huber, daughter extraordinaire and blogger at Solo Travel Girl, as our winner. She wrote of her mom, “she’s one of the best cooks I know and it’s just not me saying that – over the decades she’s dazzled friends and family by single-handily preparing delicious feasts for 100-some people for family reunions, graduations and “just because” summer gatherings. This would definitely make her feel like the pro she really is. Plus, I think she’d enjoy spraying her adult-children with it to keep us in line.”
We’re flattered that Jennifer’s blog recently gave us a shout out, touting “thanks to American Standard, I’m the best daughter in the world!” Jennifer’s mom (pictured above) playfully demonstrated her Quince spraying skills as a fair warning to the Huber children – watch out! With the Quince Semi-Professional Kitchen Faucet, Jennifer’s mom can now dazzle guests better than ever and entertain like a Pro! Read more about the story at Solo Travel Girl.
Making someone the best daughter in the world? It’s all in a day’s work for Professor Toilet.
Ask any child from the age of zero to ten what their favorite activity is and bath time, in most cases, will be somewhere towards the bottom of the list (right next to eating broccoli and going to the dentist). If you’re a parent, you do everything to try to change this, from adding in the infamous floating rubber ducky to bubbles, yet bathing will always be another “chore” that leaves them kicking and screaming. Enter the Welle Household, however, and it’s like you’ve entered an alternate dimension; not only are the Welle children willing to step foot into the bath but they come running (yes, RUNNING) when it’s bath time. In their home, bath time for the kids is fun time and a place to let their imaginations run wild.
For all you curious parents – what exactly is the Welle’s “secret” antidote to the boring bath? Earlier this year, they installed an award-winning American Standard FunBath right over their existing tub. Miranda (mom) chose the Firetruck bath because of the universality of the design for both boys and girls. The four Welle children, whose ages range from 8 years old to 8 months old, get uncommon bragging rights – they get to bathe in a firetruck at home! With three design variations; a Pretty Princess Castle, a Fierce Firetruck and a Customizable Flat Panel version, there’s a Funbath to fit any kid’s tastes.
Since installation, Miranda has been touting the FunBath as the conversation piece in her home; it boasts good looks, reduces the dreaded back strain and was a breeze to install. With a fierce red finish the Firetruck FunBath, which the Welles’ coordinated bath décor around, is nearly impossible to pass without notice. A young visitor was even recently inspired to take a bath after seeing the Fierce Firetruck at the home. And you’ll never stoop to bathe your toddler again. With an elevated frame, the child is seated at a comfortable level so you’re not straining to reach. The FunBath’s acrylic body fits right over any standard 60-inch bathtub, so installation (and uninstalling) is a snap.
After almost a year of use, what’s the verdict? Miranda says “My favorite features of the FunBath are the sprayer so I can rinse the soap out of the kids’ hair easier and the fact that I don’t have to bend over any more to help with bath time. I even bathe our newborn in the Firetruck! I never even brought the baby bathtub out of the basement this time. It’s so convenient to just stand and wash him up in our Funbath that there is no need for the baby tub. And I really like the seat that is at the back of the Firetruck. It was perfect when our 22 month old was a few months younger. He could sit there and enjoy a bath with his siblings and wouldn’t have the water getting too high on him. It’s great that the tub is shallower than a normal bath tub. It doesn’t take as much water to give the kids a bath either!”
Learn more – watch the FunBath video above and click here to view more Safe & Accessible products.
Today, November 19th, 2012, marks World Toilet Day – a day celebrated annually that is dedicated to breaking the taboo around the toilet discussion and spreading awareness of issues surrounding waste management on a global scale.
So why should you give a $h!t? Imagine life without a toilet or sewage system. Imagine having to defecate in the open. While this is nearly unthinkable for those of us living in the developed world, this is an unfortunate reality for the 2.5 billion people in the world who lack access to a clean toilet and the 1.1 billion that practice open defecation. Why does this matter? Illness and disease that are spread through human waste is the second largest killer amongst children living in developing countries; that’s more than HIV/AIDS, measles and malaria combined or 1 death every 20 seconds!
How can you help? The World Toilet Organization, the group that organizes World Toilet Day, offers several suggestions on how you can get involved including signing the Keep Your Promises Petition and contacting your local media to get involved in the discussion. Learn more ways to get involved here.
Learn how American Standard has teamed up with the Gates Foundation earlier this year to make the world better one toilet at a time by developing a new, low-cost yet efficient, toilet system that was exhibited at the 2012 Reinvent the Toilet Fair.
Follow the conversation; Follow @WorldToiletDay and #IGiveaShit via Twitter today!
Professor Toilet and his team have been gearing up for Election Day 2012 for the past couple of months reviewing the defining moments of the past performance of the PRO Toilet Candidates and making stops at key showrooms to pick up on leading experts’ insights.
After reviewing some of the key issues on domestic policy (seat up or down?) and the PRO candidates’ platforms (versatile sizes vs. large trapways), have you decided on your leading candidate? VOTE for the Cadet PRO or Champion PRO by commenting below!
Professor Toilet reminds you to get out the VOTE today, November 6th, 2012!
It’s that time of year again to put on that zombie makeup and fire up the witches brew. Halloween isn’t merely a holiday for the kids anymore – with costume parties and trick-or-treater house guests – the holiday has become a time to dress up our homes for the festivities. Professor Toilet wants to see your creative Halloween décor ideas. This isn’t the run-of-the-mill Halloween photo contest – we want to see what you’ve got when it comes to entertaining this season in your home. Send us your creative home decorations that scare, amaze or delight your visitors for the chance to win an accessories set from American Standard! See below for some Spooktacular inspiration…
- Email your Halloween décor images to us at email@example.com with the subject line “SPOOKTACULAR Contest Entry” and leave a comment on this post to acknowledge your entry before November 7th, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST. The picture can be of décor anywhere in the home (bonus points for a Spooky bathroom or kitchen) that’s decorated for Halloween or the Autumn season.
- Professor Toilet and his team will choose their favorite entry and announce the winner here on ProfessorToilet.com on November 9th, 2012. Contest entries will be judged on the following criteria; ability to express the spirit of Halloween or Autumn & creativity (spooky or not!)
- Also enter a caption for one of the photos below (your choice of one) by commenting on the comments section and we will randomly select one of those comments. Randomly selected photo caption will also receive Mega Plumber Action Hero from Professor Toilet.
- (1) Winner will receive their choice of a set of JADO Stoic Collection or Pyke Collection accessories valued at $485-510 USD. Each set consists of the following; (1) Robe Hook, (1) Tissue Holder, (1) Small Towel Bar/Ring, (1) 24” Towel Bar. Must be 21 years of age or older at time of entry. Contest is open to US and Canada residents only. Approved image entries will be added to an album on the American Standard Facebook page.
NOTE: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. THIS CONTEST IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH OR ADMINISTERED BY FACEBOOK IN ANY WAY.
Here are your Prize Package Options:
See more inspiration after the jump!
EDIT (November 19, 2012) : Congratulations to the winner of the photo contest, Christian F., and caption winner, Mark “Doc” H!! Winners will be contacted via email with instructions on how to claim their prize. Thank you to everyone who participated!