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Culligan FM-25 Faucet vs Waterdrop WD-FC-06 Side-by-Side Comparison

With both models boasting the same build quality and price, it can be hard to pick between the Culligan FM-25 and the Waterdrop WD-FC-06. This guide can help!

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Culligan FM-25 Faucet

Waterdrop WD-FC-06

Two faucet-mount water faucets, the Culligan FM-25 Faucet and Waterdrop WD-FC-06, 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 Waterdrop WD-FC-06Culligan FM-25 Faucet9.59.49.110.08.17.08.39.8
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Although the Culligan FM-25 and the Waterdrop WD-FC-06 are direct competitors, having the same level of performance, build quality, and price point, the Waterdrop model came on top in virtually all respects.

The two did well in our performance tests, passing the chlorine filtering test with perfect scores. But their performance in the filtering flow rate test is where they diverged. The Waterdrop WD-FC-06 is the fastest model in our database, with a recorded flow rate of 1.3 GPM. Meanwhile, the Culligan’s performance is far more mediocre at 0.5 GPM.

Combined with a sturdier design than the Culligan FM-25 and better usability (the Culligan’s replacement filter cartridges are confusing to buy) … we highly recommend going for the Waterdrop.

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 filtering flow rate (1.3 GPM).
  • Near-perfect chlorine filtration efficiency.
  • Great build quality using 304 food-grade stainless steel.
  • The routing valve is solid and easy to use.
  • Very low flow rate in filtration mode (0.5 GPM).
  • The filter of our unit leaked during testing.
  • Lacks filter replacement indicator.

Key Specs

Dimensions
L3 x W4.5 x H3.5 inches
1.3 GPM
Weight
1.1 lbs (0.5 kg)
320 gals
Capacity
200 gals
NSF/ANSI Standard 42 and NSF/ANSI Standard 372
Qualifications
NSF/ANSI Standard 42 and 53
L5 x W2.5 x H5 inches
Filtering flow rate
0.5 GPM
1.2 pounds
Warranty
2 years
1-year

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$40.27
$39.99

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.0
9.4

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.3
9.1

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.8
10

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 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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