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Waterdrop WD-FC-06 Faucet Filter In-depth Review

The Waterdrop-WD-FC-06 faucet-mount water filter is excellent at treating chlorine and has high filtering flow rate. Our review has more details.

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Tested Using Methodology v1.0
The Waterdrop WD-FC-06 is drenched in water within the palm of the hand of a person.

Overall Verdict

Claiming the title as the best-performing faucet-mount water filter in our database (as of January 2023), the Waterdrop-WD-FC-6 is easily our top recommendation.

Besides having a perfect score in our chlorine filtering test, the WD-FC-06 also has the fastest filtering flow rate (1.3 GPM from a high-pressure faucet that flows at 2.2 GPM).

Things We Like

  • 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.

Things We Don’t Like

  • Lacks filter replacement indicator.

Our first impression of the Waterdrop-WD-FC-06 was one of amazement. Out of the dozen filters we’ve tested at Healthy Kitchen 101, it’s the model with the best-looking packaging. The filter, made from stainless steel, is packed in foam. When taken out of the box, it has a nice weight to it.

Our tests revealed the Waterdrop-WD-FC-06 has one of the highest total scores. It’s an easy pick for our list of the best water faucet filters in 2023. The unit eliminated nearly 100% chlorine while maintaining an impressive filtration flow rate.

If you’re looking for a mid-range water filter that combines performance and aesthetics well, the Waterdrop-WD-FC-06 will do nicely!

Key Specs

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

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Analysis and Test Results

9.4 Performance

The Waterdrop-WD-FC-06 has proven itself with a near-perfect score in the current performance testing methodology.

In the chlorine filtration test, the unit could scrub out all traces of chlorine in the bucket of highly-chlorinated water we used as a test sample. The Waterdrop-WD-FC-06 also performed excellently in our flow rate test with a filtration flow rate of 1.3 GPM (a reduction of just 0.2 GPM from our normal tap flow rate of 2.2 GPM).

9.1 Design

Waterdrop did a great job at giving this water filter an expensive, luxurious look with an outer shell made from glossy metal. The filter is assessed to be impeccably built. None of the components—from the routing valve to the mounting collar—have any visible design or manufacturing flaws.

The filter piece comes separated from the filter, but installation is easy and quick.

10 Usability

Overall, the Waterdrop WD-FC-06 is easy to install and even easier to use. Once mounted on the faucet, you only need to switch the routing valve’s handle back and forth to switch between filtered or plain water.

During both the installation and testing phases, the WD-FC-06 did not leak.

Maintenance is simple, thanks to the straightforward filter change process. Replacement filters are also widely available online. The only downside is that the filter doesn’t have a filter change indicator.

Behind the review

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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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