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Culligan FM-25 Faucet vs PUR PLUS (PFM350V) Side-by-Side Comparison

Both Culligan and PUR are known brands on the market. So, between the Culligan FM-25 and PUR Plus PFM350V, which is worth picking?

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Culligan FM-25 Faucet

PUR PLUS Faucet Filter (PFM350V)

Two faucet-mount water faucets, the Culligan FM-25 Faucet and PUR PLUS (PFM350V), held side-by-side by a reviewer for comparison purposes.

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Usability30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Usability PUR PLUS Faucet Fil...Culligan FM-25 Faucet8.06.88.49.88.17.08.39.8
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Although the PUR Plus PFM350V doesn’t have the sturdy glossy metallic design of the Culligan FM-25, the plastic housing also feels really solid in hand. PUR has also done a great job designing the water filter to look beautiful mounted on the kitchen faucet. The filter doesn’t look cheap at all despite the plastic housing!

The performance of both filters is excellent. Both models could filter out all traces of chlorine in our test.

But the PUR PFM350V’s scoring suffered from having a very low filtering flow rate. At a dead slow 0.44 GPM, it’s one of the slowest-working models in our database and one of the few that failed the flow rate test.

As a result, if you have a high-pressure faucet in your kitchen and want to keep your tap water flowing quickly, the Culligan FM-25 will be a more compelling option.

But note that even the Culligan FM-25 — with a recorded flow rate of 0.5 GPM — is only passable in terms of flow rate. If you’re looking for a faucet filter with a high flow rate, we recommend looking into either the Waterdrop WD-FC-01 or WD-FC-06.

Pros & Cons

  • Excellent chlorine filtering ability with a near-100% filtration rate.
  • Good build quality, premium materials.
  • The locking collar fixes the filter solidly to the tap, preventing it from wiggling around.
  • The push/pull routing valve is easy to use. Automatically reset after the tap is shut off.
  • Replacement filters are cheap, easy to find.
  • Excellent chlorine filtering ability
  • Sleek and compact design with a very modern aesthetic
  • Has a filter indicator light
  • Easy to install and use
  • Very low flow rate in filtration mode (0.5 GPM).
  • The filter of our unit leaked during testing.
  • Filter has a low capacity (100 gallons)
  • Housing is built entirely from plastic, which can be a durability issue in the long-term

Key Specs

Dimensions
L3 x W4.5 x H3.5 inches
0.44 GPM
Weight
1.1 lbs (0.5 kg)
100 gallons
Capacity
200 gals
ANSI Standard 42, 53, 401
Qualifications
NSF/ANSI Standard 42 and 53
L6.5 x W5.25 x H2.8 inches
Filtering flow rate
0.5 GPM
1.1 pounds
Warranty
2 years
2 years

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$40.27
$30.90

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.0
6.8

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.3
8.4

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.8
9.8

Behind the Comparison

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Matthew LeeReviewer

Matthew Lee is a writer and editor for HealthyKitchen101. With over 8 years working for various outlets and agencies, specializing in tech review and other subjects of note, such as current affairs.

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Lap VoTest Lead

Lap is Head of the Research, Testing, and Review Team (RTR Team) at HealthyKitchen101.com, where he directs and supervises the testing of kitchen gadgets and appliances.

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Nguyen NtkVisual Specialist

Nguyen Ntk is a graphic designer, photographer, and videographer whose philosophy centers around respecting and celebrating the beauty of reality. Through his lenses, Nguyen strives to capture the true essence of objects and events, showcasing and highlighting authentic features without distortion or exaggeration.

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