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Krups Pump Espresso Machine | Formidable Presence in the Consumer Kitchen Appliance Industry

Krups XP5280 Pump Espresso Machine Review

Unless you’ve been documenting its history, it’s unlikely you know that longtime German consumer kitchen appliance manufacturer Krups started out as a precision scales manufacturer that specialized in manufacturing industrial balances. As one of the German companies that were lucky to have survived the war, Krups started manufacturing consumer appliances early in the ‘50s with which it made a name for itself. The memorable appliances Krups has manufactured include the 3Mix mixing machine, the first slicer, and the earliest commercial coffee machines. In 2001, Krups joined the French ‘small’ appliances manufacturer Groupe SEB following bankruptcy. Fortunately, four years later, Groupe SEB relaunched Krups as a premium consumer kitchen appliance brand. For proof of this, let’s take a close look at the Krups Pump Espresso Machine.

KRUPS XP5280 Pump Espresso Machine

To begin with, coming in at 11.5 lbs and 9″ x 9.8″ x 11.5″ in dimensions, the Krups Pump Espresso Machine is similar in weight and size to most of the other espresso machines currently available in the market. As such, we assure you, the former can cozily fit on your kitchen countertop, coffee table, or dining table without taking up more space than you’d be willing to give it. Made mostly of stainless steel and black, sturdy plastic, the espresso machine can also serve as a fetching centerpiece wherever you’d place it at home.

Apart from making it a stunning home appliance, those at Krups made sure that the Krups Pump Espresso Machine can serve as an effective coffeemaker indeed. It comes with several useful features that are sure to help you always make great cups of coffee. These features are a patented ‘precise-tamp’ system, thermoblock heating system, 15-bar high pressure pump, and multidirectional frothing nozzle. The patented ‘precise-tamp’ system enables the espresso machine to compress the ground coffee beans you’d use most effectively and thereby consistently provide you with delicious coffee with rich, dense crema. The thermoblock heating system and the15-bar high pressure pump works together to enable the espresso machine to generate the optimal temperature for brewing, as well as preheat coffee quickly and resist ‘lime-scale’ buildup. The multidirectional frothing nozzle enables the espresso machine to help you prepare cappuccinos, lattes, and milk-based drinks easily.

If you’d worry that the espresso machine will be difficult to operate, don’t, because those at Krups gave it features that make operation a cinch. These features are programmable auto flow-stop system, universal filter holder, and cake ejection system. Once activated, the programmable auto flow-stop system enables the espresso machine to stop the flow by itself, which makes brewing even easier. The universal filter holder can accommodate ground coffee beans, easy serving espresso (ESE) pods, and soft pods; thus, you may have your pick among these, which makes using the espresso machine truly convenient. The cake ejection system promises to never leave a mess, which makes keeping the espresso machine clean a snap. The rest of the useful features of the espresso machine are: removable water tank and drip tray, both of which make cleaning the espresso machine even easier; as well as measuring spoon.

Despite the undeniable effectiveness of the Krups Pump Espresso Machine, a small number of consumers have noted a few drawbacks to this coffeemaker. According to them: the steam nozzle’s plastic latch is fragile, which makes handling the steam nozzle itself a pain; the steam knob is awkward to use, which makes using the espresso machine a bit more complicated than doing so should be; turning the brewing-head handle as it is auto-tamping is harder than doing so should be; and the instruction manual is unclear, which can cause the user to employ the espresso machine with disastrous results. Nevertheless, the espresso machine received a rating of 3 stars out of five on Amazon.

A great place to buy is on Amazon and here is why:

  1. All the reviews are like having hundreds of really good friends give you their personal experience with the espresso machine, then taking all of that personal experience and giving it a star rating. You’re buying quality when there are hundreds of fans of the machine.
  2. A friendly UPS driver will deliver it right to your door. No waiting in line, no hauling it in your car. No sore muscles or achy back the next day.
  3. Amazon has the best price 99% of the time. Amazon constantly watches competitor pricing and makes sure you get the best deal. They do a ton of business and take advantage of economies of scale, which means you get the savings!
  4. FREE shipping. Enough said.
  5. Returns are easy. Amazon recently shipped a car, and they ship a ton of large items, all day, every day. If they can ship a car, rest assured, you will get your espresso machine in perfect condition. BUT if for any reason it comes damaged, it is super easy to return. Just print out a UPS label, slap it on the box and a friendly UPS driver will pick it up, free of charge. This is way easier than waiting in a return line at Williams & Sonoma talking with a snoody sales clerk.

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Hot features of the espresso machine are:
  • Patented KRUPS Precise Tamp System for uniform tamping and even flavor extraction
  • Thermoblock heating system ensures an ideal, constant temperature; 15-bar high pressure pump for intense espressos with crema; programmable auto flow-stop system
  • 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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About the Author Michael York

I am a die-hard espresso fan. I love every form of the drink from straight espresso shots to lattes and cappuccinos. I currently use a Breville BES870XL Barista, it is an awesome machine. BUT, my dream machine is definitely an Italian Quickmill Andreja. Those bad boys make badass espresso. I love answering your questions, leave a comment or question below!

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