On Tuesday, I bought a Krups pot from Kohl's, mainly because it had 12-cup capacity and a clock-timer. Unpacking it, I discovered it had no filter basket. I simply cannot believe that the packer failed to include such an integral part, considering the original price of the pot was over $100. . It was on sale, plus I had a 15% coupon, so my cost was less. Anyway, on Wednesday, I returned it and bought another, and I checked before I left the store to make certain it had all the parts. I have made coffee 3 times since then, and all is well, except - there was a little water on the counter under and around the pot this morning. What is it, people? Am I dumb or something? I know I am not overfilling the pots, so why, why, why does water leak out of them. If it happens again, I am going to take the advice of one of my commenters and buy a $19.95 pot, without a timer and smaller capacity. Maybe the cheap pots will work better than ones with all the bells and whistles??!!