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Waterdrop WD-FC-06 vs Brita Basic Faucet Side-by-Side Comparison

Can’t pick between the Waterdrop WD-FC_06 and the Brita Basic faucet-mount filter? Here’s our side-by-side comparison of the two to help you shop for the best!

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Waterdrop WD-FC-06

Brita Basic Faucet

Two faucet-mount water faucets, the Waterdrop WD-FC-06 and Brita Basic Faucet, 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-06Brita Basic Faucet9.59.49.110.07.87.66.78.9
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Waterdrop may not be as well-known as Brita in the water filtering industry, but that doesn't necessarily mean its products are inferior. In fact, our database shows that the Brita Basic model falls short compared to its competitors in multiple areas!

In terms of chlorine filtration, both the Brita Basic and the Waterdrop WD-FC-06 performed excellently in our tests. They were able to cleanse all traces of chlorine from the highly-chlorinated water we pumped through each filter’s cartridge during lab tests.

However, when it comes to filtering flow rate, the Waterdrop WD-FC-06 is the clear winner.

Testing both models on a high-flow faucet, the Waterdrop filter had a flow rate of 1.3 GPM, making it the fastest among the most recent batch of faucet-mount water filters.

The Brita Basic, on the other hand, only achieved a flow rate of 0.7 GPM, passing our minimum threshold of 0.5 GPM. Still, with this number, the Brita Basic won’t be ideal for those seeking a faster filter.

In terms of design, the Waterdrop WD-FC-06 outshines the Brita Basic in both material and build quality. The Waterdrop filter is made from stainless steel, while the Brita Basic is made from chrome-plated plastic.

During our testing, we discovered design issues with the Brita Basic, such as the filter cartridge fitting too loosely into the compartment and even shooting out during one test, causing water to spray everywhere.

Overall, if you're looking for a high-performing, well-designed water filter, the Waterdrop WD-FC-06 may be a better choice.

Pros & Cons

  • 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.
  • Relatively affordable.
  • Excellent chlorine filtration ability (nearly 100%).
  • Looks premium with its chrome-plated housing.
  • The routing valve’s handle is intuitive to use.
  • Comes with a filter change indicator.
  • Lacks filter replacement indicator.
  • The filter could be tugged out of the housing without depressing the filter release button.
  • Leaks during filtration, necessitating the use of plumbing tape.

Key Specs

Filtering flow rate
1.3 GPM
0.7 GPM
Capacity
320 gals
100 gals
Qualifications
NSF/ANSI Standard 42 and NSF/ANSI Standard 372
NSF/ANSI Standard 42, 53, 401
Dimensions
L5 x W2.5 x H5 inches
L5 x W2.2 x H5.2 inches
Weight
1.2 pounds
0.8 pounds
Warranty
1-year
1-year

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$39.99
$26.60

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
9.4
7.6

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.1
6.7

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
10
8.9

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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