One of the best purchase i did for myself. I read some reviews on design flaw of top lid, and yes it is a bit inconvenient. Actually though the problem is not from when you fill up the water, but after you finish making coffee and open the lid to clean up. All the steam on the lid would just drip off and fall behind the machine. But i resolved it by not opening the lid completely, but opened and left it at 45 degree angle (if you know what i mean?) so water drips back into where it should go. Other than that it’s great, my coffee’s ready at 6am!!! So so happy about this!!