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Krups XP601

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Krups XP601 review: specs and price

Krups XP601
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Krups XP601

Why is Krups XP601 better than the average?

  • Warranty period
    ?

    2vs1.44
  • Thickness
    292mmvs331.64mm
  • Height
    317mmvs335.86mm
  • Volume
    18790.49cm³vs88304.15cm³
  • Width
    203mmvs262.92mm

Price comparison

General info

1.warranty period
?

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

Best

Quick Mill 02820

2

2

2.thickness
?

Best

Capresso Café

203.2mm

292mm

3.height
?

Best

Gaggia New Espresso

275mm

317mm

4.Uses ground coffee
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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
5.volume
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Best

Capresso EC50

14004.28cm³

18790.49cm³

6.width
?

Best

Capresso EC50

184.15mm

203mm

Components

1.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.

For example

Rocket Espresso Professionale

Krups XP601
2.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.

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

For example

Breville Barista Express

Krups XP601
5.Has burr grinder
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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.

For example

Breville Barista Express

Krups XP601
6.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.

For example

Rocket Espresso Professionale

Krups XP601

Water source

1.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
2.Has a removable water tank
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The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.

Krups XP601
3.Has a hot water outlet
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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
4.water tank capacity
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With a larger water tank you don’t have to refill it as often.

Best

La Marzocco GS3

3.5l

1.5l

5.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.

For example

Rocket Espresso Professionale

Krups XP601

Maintenance

1.Indicates when drip tray is full
?

With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.

For example

Delonghi EC 850.M

Krups XP601
2.Has cleaning alert
?

The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.

For example

Breville Infuser

Krups XP601
3.Prevents overheating
?

It has an internal fuse/thermal sensors which prevents the machine from overheating.

For example

Krups XP5240

Krups XP601

Features

1.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.

For example

Rocket Espresso Professionale

Krups XP601
2.programmable buttons
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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.

Best

Keurig K-Elite

10

0

3.Has a shot timer
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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.

For example

La Marzocco GS3

Krups XP601

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