38points

DeLonghi EC 860

47points

Krups XP5240

DeLonghi EC 860
Comparison winner
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32 facts in comparison

DeLonghi EC 860 vs Krups XP5240

DeLonghi EC 860
Krups XP5240
38
points
DeLonghi EC 860
47
points
Krups XP5240

Why is DeLonghi EC 860 better than Krups XP5240?

  • 1.2kg lighter
    6.8kgvs8000g
  • Has a hot water outlet
    ?
  • 1 more years under manufacturer's warranty
    ?

    2vs1
  • 4 more programmable buttons
    ?

    4vs0

Why is Krups XP5240 better than DeLonghi EC 860?

  • Has a 3-way valve
    ?
  • Has dry puck feature
    ?
  • 10% larger water tank
    ?

    1.1lvs1l
  • Prevents overheating
    ?
  • 30mm thinner
    280mmvs310mm
  • 25mm shorter
    280mmvs305mm
  • 40mm narrower
    228mmvs268mm
  • 29.46% less body volume
    17875.2cm³vs25339.4cm³

Price comparison

General info

1.weight
?

Best

Keurig K-Elite

2.99kg

6.8kg

8kg

2.warranty period
?

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

Best

Quick Mill 02820

2

2

1

3.thickness
?

Best

Capresso Café

203.2mm

310mm

280mm

4.height
?

Best

Gaggia New Espresso

275mm

305mm

280mm

5.Uses ground coffee
?

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.

DeLonghi EC 860
Krups XP5240
6.volume
?

Best

Capresso EC50

14004.28cm³

25339.4cm³

17875.2cm³

Components

1.Has a commercial steam wand
?

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.

For example

Rocket Espresso Professionale

DeLonghi EC 860
Krups XP5240
2.Has a 58mm portafilter
?

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.

For example

Rocket Espresso Professionale

DeLonghi EC 860
Krups XP5240
3.Has cup warmer
?

With a cup warmer you can heat the cups before pulling your espresso so that it doesn't go cold quickly, which affects the taste and quality. It also means that you don’t have to manually heat them using hot water.

DeLonghi EC 860
Krups XP5240
4.Has an integrated grinder
?

The espresso machine has an integrated grinder so that you don’t have to buy a separate one.

For example

Breville Barista Express

DeLonghi EC 860
Krups XP5240
5.Has burr grinder
?

A burr grinder works in such a way that you can get a consistent, uniform size of grind each time, which is one of the key aspects of getting great tasting espresso. On the other hand an inferior blade grinder often leaves you with an inconsistent grind.

For example

Breville Barista Express

DeLonghi EC 860
Krups XP5240
6.Has a steam wand
?

It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.

DeLonghi EC 860
Krups XP5240

Water source

1.Water tank is transparent
?

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.

For example

Keurig K-Elite

DeLonghi EC 860
Krups XP5240
2.Has a hot water outlet
?

A hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.

DeLonghi EC 860
Krups XP5240
3.Has a removable water tank
?

The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.

DeLonghi EC 860
Krups XP5240
4.water tank capacity
?

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

Best

La Marzocco GS3

3.5l

1l

1.1l

5.Has integrated filter
?

An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.

DeLonghi EC 860
Krups XP5240
6.Has direct water connection
?

The coffee machine can connect directly to the water supply. This ensures you never have to refill the machine with water.

For example

Rocket Espresso Professionale

DeLonghi EC 860
Krups XP5240

Maintenance

1.Indicates when drip tray is full
?

With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.

DeLonghi EC 860
Krups XP5240
2.Has dry puck feature
?

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.

DeLonghi EC 860
Krups XP5240
3.Has cleaning alert
?

The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.

For example

Breville Infuser

DeLonghi EC 860
Krups XP5240
4.Has sleep mode
?

After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.

DeLonghi EC 860
Krups XP5240
5.Prevents overheating
?

It has an internal fuse/thermal sensors which prevents the machine from overheating.

DeLonghi EC 860
Krups XP5240

Features

1.Has a 3-way valve
?

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.

DeLonghi EC 860
Krups XP5240
2.Can brew and steam simultaneously
?

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.

For example

Rocket Espresso Professionale

DeLonghi EC 860
Krups XP5240
3.Has a pre-infusion function
?

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.

DeLonghi EC 860
Krups XP5240
4.programmable buttons
?

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.

Best

Keurig K-Elite

10

4

0

5.Has a shot timer
?

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.

For example

La Marzocco GS3

DeLonghi EC 860
Krups XP5240

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