Krups XP601
Krups XP601
Top 84%52 points
Top 84%
Top specs and features

Krups XP601: 25 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 XP601
25% have it

2. Has cleaning alert

The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.
Krups XP601
9% have it

3. 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 XP601
37% have it

4. water tank capacity

With a larger water tank you don’t have to refill it as often.
1.5l
La Marzocco GS3: 3.5l

5. 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 XP601
31% have it

6. thickness

292mm
Capresso Café: 203.2mm

7. 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.
Krups XP601
3% have it

8. height

317mm
Gaggia New Espresso: 275mm

9. volume

18790.49cm³
Capresso EC50: 14004.28cm³

10. 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

11. Has an integrated grinder

The espresso machine has an integrated grinder so that you don’t have to buy a separate one.
Krups XP601
3% have it

12. 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 XP601
84% have it

13. 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 XP601
94% have it

14. Has a display

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
Krups XP601
9% have it

16. 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 XP601

17. 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 XP601
9% have it

18. Prevents overheating

It has an internal fuse/thermal sensors which prevents the machine from overheating.
Krups XP601
3% have it

19. 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 XP601
6% have it

20. width

203mm
Capresso EC50: 184.15mm

21. 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 XP601
41% have it

22. 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 XP601

23. 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.
Krups XP601
12% have it

24. warranty period

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
2
Quick Mill 02820: 2

25. 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 XP601
16% have it

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