Attention all you budding baristas! We've got just the machine to get you started. The Krups XP5280 Precise Tamp Programmable Espresso Machine is clad in sleek stainless steel and unlike most semi-automatic espresso machines, the XP5280 makes espresso shots a snap, even for a novice. With an exclusive Krups Precise Tamp system, this espresso machine compresses any type of ground coffee. The difference is, this tamp is hands free and makes consistent shots every time. After extracting your shot, the Krups XP5280 provides a no-mess puck ejector, meaning that at a push of a button, the used espresso grounds come out clean.
Features & Functionality of the Krups XP5280
- Full-Flavor: In order to extract the maximum flavor from the beans, this machine pre-infuses each cup. The pump works for three seconds, pauses for three seconds, and then continues until the cup is finished.
- Programmable: This machine is pre-programmed to use 1.7 oz of water per cup of espresso. It is always possible to stop the coffee flowing by pressing the "1 cup" or "2 cups" button again.
- Pod Compatible: Filter holder can hold both E.S.E or soft pods for a simple and cleaner use of the machine.
- Milk Frother: The XP5280 comes with a standard frothing nozzle and an auto-cappuccino accessory. Steam can be used to froth milk. As it produces steam, the pump will make a thumping sound, like many single-boilers.
|Ease of Use||4|
|Ease of Care and Maintenance||3|
|Overall Value for the Money||3|
|How Does it Compare?||
The Krups XP5280 has a unique self-tamping system. Fill the portafilter, smooth excess grounds off the edges and click it into place. The process of inserting the portafilter properly applies tamping pressure.
|Product Weight (lbs.)||14.0000|
|Case Material||Stainless Steel|
|Cup Clearance||3.0 inches|
|Reservoir Size||37 oz|
|Steam Wand Type||Traditional Only|
|Warm Up: Brew Time||54 seconds|
|Warm Up: Steam Time||30 seconds|
|Water Sources||Reservoir/Internal Tank|
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Could you pelase advise me on which size milk frothing pitcher I should use with this machine? One for more foam maybe and one for less?
Thanks very much in advance.
Attila Dec 30, 2013
This Krups XP5280 doesn't have the power to froth large amounts of milk at a time, and so I would recommend a 12 oz frothing pitcher for small amounts, and nothing larger than say a 20 oz frothing pitcher. Hope this helps! Dec 31, 2013
Also, one of your reviews indicated that the boiler is aluminum and not stainless steel. I was under the impression from Krups literature that it was stainless. Again, who's right. Nov 18, 2013
Thanks in advance
frank Murphy Nov 20, 2013
Yes, this is a great entry level machine that offers programming for your single and double shot, as well as pretty nice micro foam. The wand is a bit tricky to remove at first (as you can see in our video!) but once you get the hang of it's removal, it comes off for cleaning easily. The only other downside to this unit is that we aren't able to work on the Krups machines, and so we don't know how often they are coming into service centers for repair. We can work on the Saeco machines like the Poemia, Aroma and Via Venezia, and so we know that have a good reputation. I'd check them out as well as this Krups for options for your wife!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIKsqrcV5Bs Nov 20, 2013
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Warranty Information for the Krups XP5280 Espresso Machine
|What it Covers:||
Krups espresso machines and coffee makers
|Who Supports the Warranty:||Krups USA|
|Warranty Contact Information:||800-526-5377|
|Notes:||If a product is proved to be defective, Krups will repair or replace the machine with no charge to the customer.|
|Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty?||No|
|Can SCG Repair?||No|
Caring for the Krups XP5280 Espresso Machine
- Descale every two to three months. We recommend using Dezcal.
- Clean the brew gasket daily with a cleaning brush.
- Soap out water tank (if applicable) and drip tray every few days.
User Manuals for your Krups XP5280 Espresso Machine
Enjoyable with a few setbacksReview by AEB
Price Value Quality
We have had this particular machine for over a year now. We are now on our 4th steam arm attachment and 2nd filter holder. The original wand attachment has small plastic parts that did not hold up well under heat and use and cracked after about 3 months of use. We ordered a replacement of a different style. This screwed on to the metal arm coming out of the machine. This included a replacement gasket. Unfortunately over time the threads on this piece weakened and gave out as we had been cleaning it after use. The new one was designed with a simple twist on and off. This also slightly moved the piece attached to the metal causing the wear. We then ordered the next and decided to wait to clean it till it had completely cooled down. This lasted longer but eventually the same issue happened. The filter holder had one of the two plastic pieces on the bottom break off after repeated cleaning as well after use. We are still happy with the performance just not so happy with some of the design flaws we have run into.
(Posted on 5/19/13)
Wish the coffee was hotReview by Janet
Price Value Quality
If you don't mind the coffee REALLY hot than this machine is great. It's easy to use and clean. The coffee tastes great, BUT the boiler is not stainless steel, rather aluminum, and it doesn't brew it super hot. KRUPS has great customer service, they exchanged the first machine, but unfortunately it's due to the design flaw of the material for the boiler. Wish they would fix this!
(Posted on 11/20/12)
Great machine except for steam armReview by ajb
Quality Value Price
This machine was reasonably priced and the espresso shot making mechanism works well. It is easy to program the shot volume/strength. You have to remember to empty the drip tray often, because it expels a lot of water when it cools itself down from steaming. I was very happy with the quality of the coffee it produced from different makes and grinds of coffee. I usually use an espresso grind, but sometimes used coarser coffee when I ran out of espresso.
The steam arm did a fine job for a while. However, the constant assembling and disassembling tend to weaken the contraption. The plastic clips weakened over time, as did the seal. First, the arm would leak steam from the top of the wand about half way trough steaming. Then the clips stopped holding well, and the wand became crooked and then blew off a couple of times. I did follow all instruction, making sure the wand was not blocked, and seating the clips firmly. Now one of the clips has broken off. I have emailed Krups, since the machine is less than four months old, and hope they will send a new steam arm assembly. If the next one fails, then the design is poor.
Easy To Use, Programmable, Great Taste, Quick Brewing
(Posted on 11/6/11)
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