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Waterdrop WD-FC-01 vs Waterdrop WD-FC-06 Side-by-Side Comparison

Both the WD-FC-01 and the WD-FC-06 are excellent faucet-mount water filters in Waterdrop’s portfolio … so which one to buy?

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Waterdrop WD-FC-01

Waterdrop WD-FC-06

Two faucet-mount water faucets, the Waterdrop WD-FC-01 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-06Waterdrop WD-FC-019.59.49.110.09.49.29.110.0
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Both the Waterdrop WD-FC-01 and the WD-FC-06 aced all of our performance tests. Against chlorine, both models were able to attain perfect scores by eliminating nearly all traces of chlorine in the water.

Their flow rates in filtration mode are also one of the best in our database, with the WD-FC-01 and WD-FC-06 attaining 1.39 and 1.4 GPM, respectively. But the difference is so slight between them that it can easily be attributed to a rounding error. In real-life use, it would be impossible to tell between them.

Where the two products differ is in design. The WD-FC-01 has a sleek, modular design. While it does look great, its plastic construction can prove to be an issue for long-term durability.

THe WD-FC-06, on the other hand, is made mostly from metal. Heavier and feels solid in hand, it should last a lot longer and be more durable than the WD-FC-01.

Altogether, the Waterdrop WD-FC-06 will make for a better purchase. But at half the price, the WD-FC-01 won’t be a bad alternative if you’re looking for a budget faucet-mount water filter.

Pros & Cons

  • Excellent chlorine filtration efficiency.
  • High filtering flow rate.
  • Unique design and installation system.
  • Replacement filter is readily available.
  • 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.
  • While unique, the installation system of the filter is hard to figure out.
  • Plastic construction makes long-term durability a concern.
  • Lacks filter replacement indicator.

Key Specs

Filtering flow rate
1.29 GPM
1.3 GPM
Capacity
320 gals
320 gals
Qualifications
NSF/ANSI Standard 42 and NSF/ANSI Standard 372
NSF/ANSI Standard 42 and NSF/ANSI Standard 372
Dimensions
L6 x W2.5 x H4.3 inches
L5 x W2.5 x H5 inches
Weight
0.7 pounds
1.2 pounds
Warranty
1-year
1-year

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$19.88
$39.99

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
9.2
9.4

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.1
9.1

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
10
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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