The Squatty Potty: We Love It!
Why we love it: The Squatty Potty Slim Teak works well and is easier than other toilet stools to maintain, and it’s one of the few designs out there that are downright attractive. It’s one of the more expensive models in Squatty Potty’s line, but we believe the price is justified—not only will this model look more chic in your bathroom than any of its plastic counterparts, but it’s also simpler to clean, and its slender profile makes it easier to tuck away when not in use. The stool’s rounded edges make it easier to wipe down than other models with tighter corners or crevices. When we sprayed the Slim Teak with fake pee, the mock urine came off more easily (even after it had dried some) than with competitors’ surfaces. Dust that settled on this darker-hued, plywood stool wasn’t as obvious as on white plastic models. The wood feels better as well, noted Wirecutter editor Winnie Yang, who owns both a teak model and a plastic model: “[The teak model] is less … plasticky. And also less sticky.”
At 7 inches tall, we found the Squatty Potty Slim Teak to offer the perfect height than taller competitors. Overall, the Slim Teak looks like a shrunken modern coffee table, save for an etched logo that includes a small portrait of a person poised to do their business (which we don’t love).