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Krups XP5240
Krups XP5240
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Krups XP5240 review: 31 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 XP5240
25% have it

2. 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.
Krups XP5240
41% have it

3. Has cleaning alert

The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.
Krups XP5240
10% have it

4. 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 XP5240
32% have it

5. 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 XP5240
38% 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 XP5240

7. Has a removable water tank

The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
Krups XP5240
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 XP5240
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 XP5240
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 XP5240
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 XP5240
50% have it

13. weight

8kg
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 XP5240
85% have it

15. height

280mm
Gaggia New Espresso: 275mm

16. 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 XP5240
41% have it

17. Has sleep mode

After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.
Krups XP5240
25% have it

18. Has integrated filter

An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.
Krups XP5240
41% have it

19. 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

20. 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 XP5240

21. thickness

280mm
Capresso Café: 203.2mm

22. volume

17875.2cm³
Capresso EC50: 14004.28cm³

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 XP5240
7% have it

24. 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.
Krups XP5240
35% have it

25. Prevents overheating

It has an internal fuse/thermal sensors which prevents the machine from overheating.
Krups XP5240
4% have it

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