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KRUPS XP5240 Precise Tamp Pump Espresso Machine, Stainless Steel

by Krups
2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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  • Krups xp5240 Precise Tamp Pump espresso machine in Stainless steel
  • Thermo block heating system
  • 15 bar pump


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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 26.2 x 22.9 x 29.2 cm ; 6 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 7 Kg
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  • Item model number: 8000033537
  • ASIN: B0028Q5MUW
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 28 Jan 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 319,387 in Kitchen & Home (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Home)
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Product Description

Make espresso like a professional barista with the Krups XP5240 Espresso Solo Coffee Machine. Its stylish and simple design will fit into any kitchen while its thermo-block heating system that ensures twice as fast pre-heating and optimal temperature control for perfect espresso extraction. It can also froth milk for great cappuccinos and lattes too. •Pump espresso machine with 15 bar pump •1400-watt thermoblock heating system •Removable filter •Universal filter holder accommodates ground coffee, E.S.E. pods, and soft pods •Selector knob for brewing or frothing


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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poorly designed 18 Oct 2010
By Rob
I have had two Krups Vivo machines that, given their cost made excellent espresso and latte. So when I wore the second Vivo out I decided to try this one. As the other reviewer found, the milk frother broke when cleaning within a couple of months. Before that I found the milk had frothed to the top of the container before it was hot. With the frother broken it makes better latte than it did with it.

Don't bother, good espresso, terrible frother design.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars AVOID the purchase of this machine 29 Jun 2010
By Foggb
3 weeks after buying the machine the milk frother broke while cleaning it. Poorly designed.
couple months later a silicone seal that is vital to the operation ruptured and broke - now the coffee machine spews water out the side of the coffee holder making watery coffees. I have not even bothered calling the local agents to try repair the machine I should have never bought it - The machine has been designated to the scrap heap after a few months of operation, it is improperly designed. do not buy this machine!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Junk, well below par for Krups 22 Jan 2012
Having had a Krups espresso maker for 21 years with no problems other than an occasional broken glass jug ( user induced) I foolishly exhibited product loyalty when buying a new machine (plus the choice is limited by all these stupid environmentally unfriendly land- fill filling capsules that force you to drink the same coffee as George Clooney). BIG, HUGE MISTAKE! Krups' legendary quality is clearly a thing of the past! First the thing sounds like a steam train pulling out of the station... All that pump noise and vibration for a thimbleful of coffee! The cats all went running into hiding, one didn't emerge for two days! Ok, so it tastes good (minor point after all the struggle). Then it's real weakness... THE MILK FROTHER FROM HELL. This piece of junk randomly blows off in the middle of a foaming operation, covering the user, the kitchen, any cats that have braved the noise and returned, etc... in milk. Astonishingly, Krups decided to attach this device with three small plastic clips which are clearly going to break well within 21 years (and hopefully well within the warranty period), but even though they are not yet broken and appear to attach firmly, it seems they are already weakening because blow outs are getting more common. Lucky these guys are not in the deep sea oil drilling business. If you buy this, don't say you were not warned.....

UPDATE after 22 months: having abandoned the milk frother in favour of a Bodum chambord (awesome piece if kit) the espresso making aspect of this machine has been quite impressive... Until yesterday when the handle on the self-tamping coffee holder snapped off. Very interesting to see the design inside this, evidently never seen by an engineer.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Chinese junk 12 Dec 2012
By Cannon
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When is someone going to make an affordable expresso machine that works for more than 12 months?
This one worked fine for 6 months,apart from spewing water out from odd places. The pump started playing up soon after this,but after a de-scale limped on for a bit. Has now packed up completely after 11 months use.
About the only good point is the ratcheting filter holder. AVOID
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad design and poor customer service from Krups 18 Mar 2013
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Bought this Krups coffee machine 09 months ago and have already sent it back twice to Krups who have kept it over 01 month on the second occasion for repair.
The milk frother is faulty, an obvious poor manufacturer design which shows in all previous reviews.
My wife burned her hand with the frother nozzle when it suddenly shot off like a rocket after building up pressure.
Krups ignored all customer reviews from Amazon, all the evidence we provided and did not accept any liability for the poor design of their product, blaming the malfunction on poor cleaning of the machine and after on cleaning the machine components in a dishwasher that we have never owned !
They have now replace the all nozzle and wand of milk frother for a newer design which is only available on newer version of this coffee machine sold outside the UK.
The Krups coffee machine has a 2 year manufacturer warranty so would encourage anyone who have purchased this machine less than 2 years ago to send it back to Krups so they upgrade the milk frother to the new design (screw on model, see Krups model 5280).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not perfect 15 Nov 2011
By JRob119
Easy to use, excellent espresso produced. The depth of the filter and the self-tamp and eject mechanism, greatly reduce the amount of coffee grinds wasted and left around the worktop. The frothing wand is a clear weak point, the wand originally shipped with the machine had to be replaced as it was faulty, like other reviews have mentioned. Excellent customer service by Krups sent out a replacement straight away but this should not have been necessary. Also concerned that further replacements wands may be needed over the next few years, hopefully this will be covered by the warranty.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant machine 18 Jun 2013
This is my third Krupps machine. The first one, which used a pressure system (not a pump) lasted for 17 years! The last one I had was the XP4000 which only lasted for 4 years. This was really my fault for using the very hard tap water that we have where I live. My latest purchase is the XP5240 (bought in a local shop) and I must say it is a great improvement over the XP4000. This time I am only using low mineral content bottled water, so hopefully it will last longer than the other one.
I have been using it for about two months and so far it has wworked flawlessly. We drink a lot of coffee at home, so it's being used on average 5 or 6 times a day. We always grind our own coffee and usually use a mixture of normal and torrefacto beans. (this can block up some machines more quickly).

Improvements over the XP4000:

It's a lot quieter and doesn't vibrate, the XP4000 used to move the cups sometimes!

The clamping system works really well, no need to tamp down the coffee in this machine and it creates a very good seal. It's also really easy to clean.

The milk frother is a huge improvement, it will make incredibly creamy froth and it can't fly off like the other one could!

Better overall appearance
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Never, ever touch Krups
I had an xp4200, same milk frother design as most models, absolutely appaling! I had 3 leak and replaced in 4 months, just not fit for purpose. Read more
Published 4 months ago by K. hewitt
1.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly poor machine and the customer service stinks too.
Don't buy this machine. The old lug wands were flawed and the new screw wand is flawed too. The inner plastic thread on the male connector which connects to the metal steam arm is... Read more
Published 8 months ago by PabloDiablo
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Machine
Hi everyone,

I decided to write this review because of all the bad reviews concerning the flaw in the steam wand (milk frother). Read more
Published 19 months ago by Cap Morsa
1.0 out of 5 stars On no account buy this machine!
Believe all the bad press it is true!

This machine has broken on me as follows

2 milk wands broken (within one month of use each) due to bad product design,... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Mr. D. H. Masterton
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Bought this machine in September. Reported a fault on Tuesday Dec 4. Received the standard reply that they would contact me within 48 hours. As of Sat Dec 8 I am still waiting. Read more
Published 19 months ago by John Blackmore
3.0 out of 5 stars Very good cofee but the frother isn't
Bought the machine about a month ago and I love it, unfortunately the frother just isn't any good, not because it doesn't properly, it just isn't any good because the arm of the... Read more
Published on 12 July 2012 by Migreis
5.0 out of 5 stars Great affordable espresso machine
This is my second Krups machine and it works up to it's name. My first machine is still functioning but I have it at my summer house. Read more
Published on 18 Jun 2012 by Atacht
4.0 out of 5 stars Krups XP5240 Precise Tamp Pump Espresso Machine
I bought this product as a replacement for the earlier model which I had managed to break during cleaning. Read more
Published on 17 April 2012 by MikeW
1.0 out of 5 stars Extremely Disappointing!!!
We have had this machine less than 3 months, during which time it has played up and not worked properly at all, with parts such as the milk frother even randomly falling off! Read more
Published on 17 Feb 2012 by DGoodchild
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