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Krups XP601

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Krups XP601 review: specs and price

Krups XP601

Why is Krups XP601 better than the average?

  • Warranty period
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    2vs1.44
  • Thickness
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    292mmvs331.64mm
  • Height
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    317mmvs335.86mm
  • Volume
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    18790.49cm³vs31144.46cm³
  • Width
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    203mmvs262.92mm

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General info

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
4.volume

18790.49cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
5.width

203mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.Uses ground coffee
Krups XP601
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.

Components

1.Has a steam wand
Krups XP601
It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.
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.
The espresso machine has an integrated grinder so that you don’t have to buy a separate one.
4.Has a display
Krups XP601
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
5.Has cup warmer
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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.
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.
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.
8.Has burr grinder
Krups XP601
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.

Water source

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.
The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
The coffee machine can connect directly to the water supply. This ensures you never have to refill the machine with water.
A hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.
With a larger water tank you don’t have to refill it as often.

Maintenance

With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.
2.Has cleaning alert
Krups XP601
The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.
It has an internal fuse/thermal sensors which prevents the machine from overheating.

Features

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.
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.
3.Has a shot timer
Krups XP601
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.

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