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Krups XP5240FR Prices, Specifications and Reviews

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  The Krups XP5340 is a pump pressure espresso maker capable of making single and double shot drinks in a matter of minutes. Krups says its Precise Tamp system as engineered to tamp down espresso grounds the ideal amount for single and double shots. The Krups XP5240 is simple to use with a rotating knob to select brewing, frothing or coffee grounds extraction. The Krups espresso maker comes with a two-year limited warranty, twice as long as most other models.


(Prices as of 02/4/2013)
Krups XPS240FR Source
$285Whole Latte Love

Additional Costs:

$5-$20Pound of coffee, depending on quality
$0.40-$0.80Individual ESE or soft pods


DimensionsHeight: 11.5"
Width: 9"
Depth: 10.3"
Weight13.6 lbs.
Water Tank Capacity44 oz
Cup Brewing Capacity2 cups
Built In GrinderNo
Keep WarmNo
Water FilterSingle and double
Auto Shut-OffYes
Multi-Pod CapabilityNo
Height-Adjusted Drip Tray15 bar
Coffee FilterGround coffee, ESE pods, soft pods
Other FeaturesSelector for brewing, frothing or cake ejection
Precise tamping system
1400 watt thermoblock heating system
Warranty2 years, limited

The manufacturer's information about this product is available at Krups.

What People Are Saying:

Consumer Reports rates the Krups XP5240 relatively well, giving the machine 72 points (out of 100), just a few points lower than the highest-rated espresso maker which earned 77 points. Consumer Reports rated the taste produced by the Krups XP5240 as "excellent," frothing rated "very good," but convenience earned a mediocre score of "good." In addition, consumers were less than enthusiastic about the model. Users on, a dedicated coffee blog and store, rated the model 1.7 stars (out of five). Multiple reviewers said the frothing nozzle blew off into the milk when in use. Most users on Amazon were also disparaging of the model. Of the 44 posted reviews, 18 were written with 1-star ratings. Even customers who enjoyed the shot of espresso brewed by the machine found the steaming feature lacking.