I don't have any problem pouring water into glasses or bowls with the Brita. But there is one thing you need to beware of. The plastic top 'snaps down' in place. Sometimes it can come loose, and then a flood of water will pour out of the top, and over everything. To stop this from happening, I always put pressure on the top with one hand, when I am pouring water.
Yes, it works fine. I just replaced a much fancier "round" Brita pitcher that I could not prevent from spilling when pouring it when full into my drip coffee maker. It was so frustrating! I just used this model this morning and it works perfectly.