The EM6910 doesn't, it's at the back. It's just something to think about. Not sure of the weight of the slim Breville you're looking at, but the machines I've had can be quite heavy. The Sunbeam has wheels so you can wheel it out, but it's just something to consider. If the water container is small, and you have to lift it out to get access, it could be a bit of a pain.