Summary: The carafe drips when poring, the flow stop lever does not stop the coffee flow while brewing nor does the carafe fully engage the flow lever while brewing... That would mean coffee and grounds all over the counter, floor and anything else that's in the way. If you want to stand over the machine while brewing and be very careful how you poor coffee from the pot, the carafe is actually quite good quality.
Summary: Ordered first coffee maker, worked fine, no water filter. Ordered second and was sent a seperate mailing with a water filter. Second machine smashed to pieces, sent pictures, and received third machine. First machine is alright as long as you follow each step exactly. No shortcuts or coffee everywhere but in your cup. Third machine pieces broked off base, and not in shipping box, and stop bre broken.