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Krups Espresso XP5280
Krups Espresso XP5280
Top 74%85 points
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Krups Espresso XP5280 review: 32 facts and highlights

1. Indicates when drip tray is full

With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.
Krups Espresso XP5280
25% have it

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.
Krups Espresso XP5280
32% have it

3. Has cleaning alert

The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.
Krups Espresso XP5280
10% have it

4. 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.
Krups Espresso XP5280
38% have it

5. Has sleep mode

After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.
Krups Espresso XP5280
25% have it

6. 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.
Krups Espresso XP5280

7. Has a removable water tank

The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
Krups Espresso XP5280
88% have it

8. water tank capacity

With a larger water tank you don’t have to refill it as often.
1.1l
La Marzocco GS3: 3.5l

9. 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.
Krups Espresso XP5280
94% have it

10. 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.
Krups Espresso XP5280
32% have it

11. Has an integrated grinder

The espresso machine has an integrated grinder so that you don’t have to buy a separate one.
Krups Espresso XP5280
4% have it

12. 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.
Krups Espresso XP5280
50% have it

13. weight

5.22kg
Capresso EC50: 3.63kg

14. 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.
Krups Espresso XP5280
85% have it

15. height

292mm
Gaggia New Espresso: 275mm

16. thickness

280mm
Capresso Café: 203.2mm

17. 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.
Krups Espresso XP5280
41% have it

18. 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.
0
Delonghi EC 850.M: 5

19. 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.
Krups Espresso XP5280

20. Has integrated filter

An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.
Krups Espresso XP5280
41% have it

21. volume

18641.28cm³
Capresso EC50: 14004.28cm³

22. Has PID controller

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.
Krups Espresso XP5280
22% have it

23. Has a shot clock

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.
Krups Espresso XP5280
7% have it

24. Uses E61 group head

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.
Krups Espresso XP5280
13% have it

25. Uses E61 brew group

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.
Krups Espresso XP5280
16% have it

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