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Wingsol Faucet Water Filter (WS-FM001-PAC) In-depth Review

The Wingsol WS-FM001 is a decent faucet-mount water filter, but for the price, there are better options out there that you can get, instead.

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The Wingsol WS-FM001 faucet water filter on a table next to its shipping box.

Overall Verdict

The Wingsol WS-FM001 faucet filter is a decent filter with its fair share of pros and cons. Though we’re fairly satisfied with its general performance, the WS-FM001 definitely didn’t perform as well as other models we have tested on the market.

In the chlorine test, it’s one of only two models in our database with a chlorine filtering rate of less than 100% (10). But in return, its filtering mode flow rate is excellent and among the best.

A standout feature of the WS-FM001 is its metallic and modern design. It looks great in any kitchen and adds a touch of elegance to your kitchen. The installation process is easy and straightforward. You only need to tighten the swivel collar around your faucet to secure it (faucet adapters are provided if you have faucets with internal threading).

Overall, the Wingsol WS-FM001 faucet-mount water filter isn’t a bad filter. But for the price, there are models out there from brands like PUR and Brita that can treat your water a lot better.

Things We Like

  • Durable stainless steel construction
  • Easy installation with slip-on, rotating collar
  • The handle for the routing valve is easy to use
  • Comes with up to 9 faucet adapters to fit different types of faucets

Things We Don’t Like

  • Filtering performance is lower than other models we tested
  • We found rusting within the inner components of the filter, despite it being made from stainless steel

The name “Wingsol” isn’t nearly as popular as other names in the water filtering market segment, like PUR, Brita, or Culligan. However, the company’s WS-FM001-PAC (the variant with the Powdered Activated Carbon cartridge) still received much attention from customers. For a filter with a stainless steel design, the WS-FM001 is very affordable. This feature has helped it stand out among other filters we’ve tested.

But does it really meet up to expectations?

After testing it in the lab and using it in our kitchen for a week, here's our full test report!

Key Specs

Filtering flow rate
0.9 GPM
320 gals
NSF/ANSI Standard 42 and 53
L5 x W2.7 x H5 inches
1.4 pounds

Where to Buy Price at publication $41.69

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Compared to Other Faucet Water Filters

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Analysis and Test Results

9.2 Performance

Performance-wise, the filter’s performance isn’t as good as most other filters we’ve tested. In the chlorine test, while it could filter out most of the free chlorine in the water, the test strip we used still showed a trace amount in the water. Fortunately, the amount is small enough that it won’t negatively affect the taste and smell of the water.

The flow rate of the filter is good. At 0.9 GPM in filtering mode, the Wingsol WS-FM001 is the third fastest filter in our database, behind the Waterdrop WD-FC-06 and WD-FC-01.

7.9 Design

The Wingsol WS-FM001 is made almost entirely from stainless steel. The metallic exterior has a brushed texture, making it a great fit if you have a kitchen design that’s oriented toward being understated and simple. The filter is heavy in the hand due to its metal construction. However, despite being made from durable materials, the filter doesn’t feel quite as polished as other models we’ve tested.

9.7 Usability

Using the Wingsol WS-FM001 is as simple as installing it, then flipping the routing valve’s handle back and forth to either get plain or clean water through either nozzle of the filter.

The installation process for the WS-FM001 is easy. Slip the rotating collar on the head of the faucet, then rotate the ring on the collar until it tightens around the faucet and anchors the filter housing to it.

We didn’t find any leaking during installation, and the filter replacement process is easy.

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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