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KRUPS XP5240 Pump Espresso Machine with KRUPS Precise Tamp Technology and Stainless Steel Housing, Silver

3.2 out of 5 stars 127 customer reviews
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  • Patented KRUPS Precise Tamp System for uniform tamping and even flavor extraction
  • 15-bar high pressure pump; powerful thermoblock heating system ensures an ideal, constant temperature
  • Universal filter holder accommodates ground coffee, E.S.E. pods, and soft pods
  • Multi directional frothing nozzle creates delicious cappuccinos and lattes
  • Mess-free cake-ejection system; removable water tank; measuring spoon included; 1450 watts, 2-year worldwide warranty
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Product Description

Inspired by professionals and designed for connoisseurs, KRUPS products have been built with three key attributes in mind: Passion, Precision and Perfection. The KRUPS XP5240 Pump Espresso Machine is a revolution in the pump espresso world, it tamps the ground coffee evenly to the optimum level without you doing anything. The KRUPS Precise Tamp patented System compressses the coffee grounds perfectly providing an optimal ground coffee tamp that produces uniform results and a rich and dense crema every time. Its 15-bar high pressure pump along with the powerful thermoblock heating system allow for an optimal temperature control, a faster preheating and resistance to lime-scale buildup. Thanks to the universal filter holder, reach a large variety of ground coffee and pods and break the routine. The KRUPS XP5240 Pump Espresso Machine features a performant frothing nozzle to let you make creamy cappuccinos, delicious lattes and any other based milk drink of your choice. For your convenience the filter holder has a mess-free cake-ejection system and the water tank as well as the drip tray are removable for an easy clean up. The KRUPS XP5240 Pump Espresso Machine commits to delivering easily perfect cup of espresso each and every morning.

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Product Dimensions 10.3 x 9 x 11.5 inches
Item Weight 13.6 pounds
Shipping Weight 14.3 pounds
Manufacturer KRUPS
ASIN B0028Q5MUW
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Item model number 8000033537
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3.2 out of 5 stars 127 customer reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #182,267 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
#87 in Home & Kitchen > Kitchen & Dining > Coffee, Tea & Espresso > Coffee & Espresso Machine Parts & Accessories > Espresso Machine Accessories > Tampers
#6,119 in Home & Kitchen > Kitchen & Dining > Small Appliance Parts & Accessories
Date first available at Amazon.com May 5, 2003

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By M. Evans on April 12, 2010
I purchased the XP5240 in Nov. '09. I went against my better judgment in doing so as there were no reviews yet as it was a new model and I had had a Krups Espresso Pronto since 1994 that was showing signs of giving up. So, what could go wrong? Well, let me tell you. Six weeks after I recieved the XP5240 the frothing attachment threads stripped out and another part of the machine started to leak. I took it to the local repair just before Christmas and was told in mid January that it had to be replaced. It then took two more weeks to recieve one from Krups. That machine arrived with the frothing attachment glued on at the threads and one of the 3 clips broken off and a brown colored liquid that came out while priming the machine. Krups asked me to ship it directly to them. They said it was shipped to me from another service center and not them directly. After 3 weeks I called to find out what was wrong with the 2nd machine. I was told that it was being tested. I explained to her that this was a replacement machine that was defective and I wanted a new one. She told me that she would have a supervisor call me. Two days later a supervisor named Pierre called and said that they saw no brownish liquid and had replaced the broken piece and were shipping it back to me. I told him that I wanted my money back and he said that this was all he could or would do for me. Two weeks passed and the machine arrived. About a week later the O ring on the frother dissapeared. Once again I called their customer service number. I was told that they would send me another O ring at no charge as this apparently is not a warranteed part and to expect it in 1-2 weeks. Two weeks passed and nothing. On April 8th I called them only to be told the the O ring is on back order.Read more ›
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I've had this machine for about two months, now. It makes great espresso, with a nice thick crema. People complaining about crema are often not using the proper beans, or aren't grinding them immediately before making the espresso. It makes a huge difference.

The auto-tamp filter basket is neat, although I've found that it really only works for double shots. To make a single shot of espresso properly, you need to reduce the filter area, so that less water is able to flow with the same amount of pressure. Since the same filter basket is used for single and double shots, single shots do not come out nicely. Since I always make double shots, I'm OK with this, but people that frequently make single shots should be aware of this defect.

Overall, I like the construction and appearance of the machine. It feels solid enough, the drip tray is easy to clean, water container is easy to remove and fill.

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NOW, about the steamer.

The steamer is quite disappointing. It uses the same diameter tip as some of the older machines, like the 4030, but rather then just using a rubber friction grip, it uses a complex plastic doohickey with three tabs that grab onto the flared part of the plastic above the nozzle base. Unfortunately, it's very unclear how this works when you receive the machine, and the pictorial directions are also not clear, so I managed to snap off one of the tabs within minutes of unpacking the machine. I thought this was my bad, but reading the other reviews, I now see that they're very prone to breaking.

The wand still attaches part-way with two tabs, but then it sometimes blows off. Again, I thought this was my bad, but now I see that even with three tabs on the wand, it's still prone to blowing off.
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I really wanted to like this machine. It replaced a Krups I had used daily for more than 6 years that finally ran out of steam ;-) So I ordered this model, and had to send it back because the steaming nozzle (frother) blew apart. I figured it was defective -- just bad luck -- and replaced it with the same model. This second one worked fine for 3 weeks, but now I'm having the same problem ( and now I see another recent reviewer had the same experience.) This seems to be a design/manufacturing defect. The black plastic piece on the frother that comes apart for cleaning just does not attach tightly enough. The pressure from the steam blows the locking mechanism open.

Too bad. The machine made a great capuccino, was easy to clean, the automatic tamper worked well, and I liked the way it easily ejected the used grounds. I've always been a big Krups fan, but was not prepared to give this model a third try.
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I thought very carefully and compared various machines before deciding on this one. It's really hard to underestimate the main benefits of this machine:

1. The fact that it has a solenoid valve that results in a nice, dry puck after brewing that can be easily discarded by pushing the button at the bottom of the portafilter.

2. The autotamp system--just truly brilliant. It isn't after you have been measuring and tamping coffee for a while that you appreciate this.

3. The coffee itself--just absolutely superb ! Amazing tasting coffee. Perfect crema, hot.

4. Ergonomics--nice, small, compact machine. Much better value than many others. This machine compares to ones that cost $400-500.

5. Amazing frothing wand (when it works) --it actually creates awesome microfoam and it's very easy to clean. Also extremely quick warm-up time for the steam.

So, why isn't this machine getting 5 stars? I hate to sound like a broken record, but the fact is that there is a design flaw with the frothing wand--it will just 'pop' out on it's own without warning.

This will happen no matter how careful you are with it. If you just use it enough, it will break. That's the fatal flaw of this machine. Otherwise it's awesome.

BJ
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