100points

Breville Barista Express

53points

Krups XP5240

Breville Barista Express
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Breville Barista Express vs Krups XP5240

Breville Barista Express
Krups XP5240
100
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Breville Barista Express
53
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Krups XP5240

Why is Breville Barista Express better than Krups XP5240?

  • Has a commercial steam wand
    ?
  • Has a pressure gauge
    ?
  • Has cleaning alert
    ?
  • 3.92kg lighter
    ?

    4.08kgvs8000g
  • Has PID controller
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  • Has a hot water outlet
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  • Can brew and steam simultaneously
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  • 2 more programmable buttons
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    2vs0

Why is Krups XP5240 better than Breville Barista Express?

  • 55mm thinner
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    280mmvs335mm
  • Prevents overheating
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  • 88mm shorter
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    280mmvs368mm
  • 50.34% less body volume
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    17875.2cm³vs35997.76cm³
  • 64mm narrower
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    228mmvs292mm

Price comparison

Breville Barista Express

ProductStorePrice
Breville Barista Express AmazonBreville the Barista Express Espresso Ma...Breville the Barista Express Espresso Machine, BES870XL
Amazon logo
$679.95

General info

1.warranty period

1

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
2.weight

4.08kg

8kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
3.thickness

335mm

280mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
4.Uses ground coffee
Breville Barista Express
Krups XP5240
Ground coffee, especially if freshly roasted and ground, results in much better quality coffee than the kind of results you get with pods or capsules.
5.height

368mm

280mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.volume

35997.76cm³

17875.2cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.

Components

1.Has a commercial steam wand
Breville Barista Express
Krups XP5240
It comes with a commercial style steam wand as opposed to a pannarello steam wand. These are harder to master but can allow you to produce better, richer milk froth.
2.Has a steam wand
Breville Barista Express
Krups XP5240
It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.
3.Has a pressure gauge
Breville Barista Express
Krups XP5240
One of the most important aspects to pulling a great espresso is the amount of pressure used. Aspects such as how tightly tamped the portafilter is can affect the pressure and therefore the overall quality of the extraction. A pressure gauge helps you to adjust your process to achieve a perfect 9 bar of pressure.
4.Has a 58mm portafilter
Breville Barista Express
Krups XP5240
A 58mm portafilter is the most common size in the industry, offering a greater range of accessories to purchase such as portafilter baskets and tampers.
5.Uses E61 brew group
Breville Barista Express
Krups XP5240
The E61 brew group is the industry standard brew group for espresso machines, which delivers consistent, stable heat in order to help pull the perfect espresso.
6.Uses E61 group head
Breville Barista Express
Krups XP5240
An E61 group head provides excellent temperature stability, a key aspect of producing great espresso. It also has the benefit of a passive pre-infusion feature.

Water source

1.Water tank is transparent
Breville Barista Express
Krups XP5240
With a transparent water tank you can easily see when it needs to be filled up. This is important as attempting to make an espresso with an empty tank can damage the machine.
2.Has integrated filter
Breville Barista Express
Krups XP5240
An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.
3.Has PID controller
Breville Barista Express
Krups XP5240
A PID controller controls the temperature of the boiler electronically. It offers a far greater degree of accuracy and consistency than a regular, mechanical thermostat used to control temperature. This is very important as a temperature of around 92°C to 96°C is key to pulling the perfect espresso.
4.Has a removable water tank
Breville Barista Express
Krups XP5240
The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
5.Has a hot water outlet
Breville Barista Express
Krups XP5240
A hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.
6.water tank capacity

2l

1.1l

With a larger water tank you don’t have to refill it as often.

Maintenance

1.Indicates when drip tray is full
Breville Barista Express
Krups XP5240
With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.
2.Has dry puck feature
Breville Barista Express
Krups XP5240
At the end of the extraction process, all moisture is removed from the puck. This allows you to easily tap out the coffee from the portafilter afterwards, reducing mess and the need to clean it as often.
3.Has cleaning alert
Breville Barista Express
Krups XP5240
The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.
4.Has sleep mode
Breville Barista Express
Krups XP5240
After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.
5.Prevents overheating
Breville Barista Express
Krups XP5240
It has an internal fuse/thermal sensors which prevents the machine from overheating.

Features

1.Has a 3-way valve
Breville Barista Express
Krups XP5240
A 3-way solenoid valve relieves the portafilter of pressure and moisture after the extraction. This produces a dry puck which can easily be removed afterwards. It also means that you don’t have to wait for the pressure to equalise, so that you can make back-to-back coffees.
2.Can brew and steam simultaneously
Breville Barista Express
Krups XP5240
With a double boiler or heat exchanger system, you can brew and steam milk at the same time. This has an advantage over single boiler machines where you have to wait between brewing and steaming for the temperature to adjust.
3.programmable buttons

2

0

These buttons can be programmed for different types of coffee such as an espresso, doppio or ristretto. This means once you have mastered a particular style of coffee, you can get it the same every time.
4.Has a pre-infusion function
Breville Barista Express
Krups XP5240
With a pre-infusion function you get a low pressure of water before it ramps up to around 9 bar of pressure. This gently expands the grinds to get a smooth extraction and to help prevent channeling in the cake.
5.Has a shot timer
Breville Barista Express
Krups XP5240
The time taken to pull an espresso shot is one of four key elements, and should be around 19-22 seconds. Once you have the grind, dose and tamp correct, you can use the shot clock to time the pull perfectly.

Price comparison

Breville Barista Express

ProductStorePrice
Breville Barista Express AmazonBreville the Barista Express Espresso Ma...Breville the Barista Express Espresso Machine, BES870XL
Amazon logo
$679.95

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