If you have a Nespresso Espresso Maker by KitchenAid (Model KES0503SZ) then you have likely discovered a minor flaw. Namely, the design of the water tank can make it difficult to see how much water is in its tank.
If you’re experiencing this issue, here’s a simple fix. Drop a cork from a wine bottle inside the tank. It’s easy to spot from the outside and you’ll know exactly how much water is present before you push the brew button.
Aside from this hiccup, I rather like this coffee maker. It’s sturdy, cosmetically matches my other KitchenAid appliances and (most importantly) offers a size setting that is larger than the Lungo that other Nespresso machines have.