Had no problems with this coffee maker, i do however prefer to use disposable coffee filters as they are cheap & its alot easier to clean! The coffee isnt instantly red hot but if you leave it on the hot plate for 5 - 10 mins your laughin.
Got no complaints about filling it up with water. The lid sometimes drips a bit when you open it but its only a bit of condensation, not really something to be worried about.
I would definitley recommend this product. Cheapest place to buy it as well!