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Gear Testing: Krups XP5280 & Krups XP1020

Our next round of Krups testing features two espresso machines -- one is a pump driven model and the other is steam driven.

XP5280
We were pleasantly surprised by this little automatic -- it has a unique portafilter design, pre-infusion and an automatic cooling cycle between steam and brew. We didn't like that it has an aluminum boiler, but it's one of the few automatic/programmable machines under $300. Because of its surprising, unique features and it's price, we'll be adding it to our line-up.

XP1020
This steam machine is pretty standard and was nothing really to write home about. Performs well, makes suitable stovetop-like coffee and has powerful steam. It didn't offer anything unique over the steam driven machine we already carry (Capresso's 4-Cup Espresso & Cappuccino machine), so we opted not to carry it.

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  • […] Krups model that we dug was this automatic espresso machine that had several surprising features. Gail was not expecting much and this little champ outperformed her expectations. We love its unique tamping mechanism, temperature regulation and diminutive size. As usual, some […]

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