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Waterdrop WD-FC-06 vs PUR PLUS Faucet (FM2500V) Side-by-Side Comparison

Which is the better faucet-mount water filter to pick, the Waterdrop WD-FC-06 or the PUR Plus FM2500V? This comparison can help you choose!

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Waterdrop WD-FC-06

PUR Faucet Water Filter

Two faucet-mount water faucets, the Waterdrop WD-FC-06 and PUR PLUS Faucet (FM2500V), held side-by-side by a reviewer for comparison purposes.

Overall Verdict

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The Waterdrop WD-FC-06 is one of our database's best faucet-mount water filters. 

Besides having a perfect chlorine filtration score (it was able to cleanse highly-chlorinated water until a water test kit couldn’t find any trace of chlorine anymore), it also has one of the highest flow rate records in filtering mode. Specifically, the WD-FC-06 can produce clean water at a blistering rate of 1.3 GPM when attached to a high-pressure faucet (2.2 GPM.)

Combined with a well-built and gorgeous design, the Waterdrop WD-FC-06 is one of the best faucet-mount water filters we’ve tested by far.

On the other hand, the PUR Plus FM2500V’s performance is more modest. Though it scored just as well as the Waterdrop WD-FC-06 in the chlorine test, it fell behind in the flow rate test. In fact, the PUR FM2500V failed this test portion with a recorded flow rate of only 0.3 GPM (well below our minimum threshold of 0.5 GPM to pass the test.)

In terms of design, both models look just as good as the other, with the PUR FM2500V standing out a bit more due to its unique design.

But overall, if you’re looking for a good faucet-mount water filter with both the performance and the look to go with it … we recommend the Waterdrop WD-FC-06 over the PUR FM2500V.

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.
  • Excellent chlorine filtering ability
  • Easy installation and servicing with "one-click" system
  • Lightweight and compact design
  • A filter change indicator
  • Lacks filter replacement indicator.
  • Low flow rate in filtering mode
  • Weak grip on faucet due to the one-click system
  • Flimsy routing valve’s handle
  • The plastic construction can be problematic for long-term durability

Key Specs

Filtering flow rate
1.3 GPM
0.44 GPM
320 gals
100 gals
NSF/ANSI Standard 42 and NSF/ANSI Standard 372
NSF/ANSI Standard 42
L5 x W2.5 x H5 inches
L6.5 x W2.5 x H5.5 inches
1.2 pounds
1 pound

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Behind the Comparison

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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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