Krups XP5240
Krups XP5240
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Top specs and features

Krups XP5240: 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 cleaning alert

The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.
Krups XP5240
9% have it

3. 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

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 XP5240
37% have it

5. 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
31% have it

6. 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

7. weight

8kg
Capresso EC50: 3.63kg

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. height

280mm
Gaggia New Espresso: 275mm

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
31% 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
3% 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. thickness

280mm
Capresso Café: 203.2mm

14. 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

16. 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

17. 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
34% have it

18. width

228mm
Capresso EC50: 184.15mm

19. 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
84% have it

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. Has anti-burn steam wand

Steam wands are a fairly common source of burns when using espresso machines. An anti-burn steam wand has a lining inside that prevents the wand from getting scalding hot.
Krups XP5240
9% have it

22. Prevents overheating

It has an internal fuse/thermal sensors which prevents the machine from overheating.
Krups XP5240
3% 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 XP5240
6% have it

24. Has a rotary vane pump

A rotary vane pump is most often found on commercial and high-end consumer machines, and offers much quieter operation compared to the more common, vibratory pump.
Krups XP5240
16% have it

25. 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

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