This replaced an older Capresso machine which also had a removable water reservoir. I really liked this feature for its convenience and, even though the tank began leaking (again) I bought another similar unit. Capresso had replaced the older unit (twice) without charge; so I felt that they deserved my loyalty to their product. If this one doesn't leak (ever) it'll earn 5 stars, because it makes good coffee and has a carafe which keeps a pot hot for a good long time.
Delighted with the CM300 features: removable water container, stainless steel vacuum pot, off-the-base controls avoid spills. 10 cup capacity, Moderately priced.
Great price. No cracking the carafe.