Summary: Been using the XP4000 for the past 4 years making minimum of 2 espressos per day and up to 20 on holiday family gatherings and just recently replaced the brew gasket/seal on it. I decided to get another machine to keep in the camper so that I don't have to keep carrying it out of the house on camping trips. I chose to get the XP4030 which is the stainless steel version of my current XP4000 and hope it will be as trouble free for at least just as long.
Summary: I love coffee! I want to put extra bold espresso in my coffee @ home, too!! It is easyer to set and clean than others, and I can make tasty espresso as coffee shope. I love this espresso maker! Great buy! there is only ONE thing I would like to say, it is little noisy when I turn on the machine. This is the reason I put 4 stars out of 5.
Summary: I have used a krups steam machine for about 20 years, and when I thought it had broken(it hadn't I just needed to clean it), I looked into buying a new espresso maker, and found this one. Even though my other one still worked, I yearned for the opulence of a pump style, and this one was an amazing price. So easy to use, and the difference of taste is amazing. You cannot beat this for the price!
Summary: Great little machine. Brews a great espresso, the frother works well too and is easy easy to clean. It takes time to brew a good espresso, this machine does not take an excessive amount. I drink an espresso every day before work, this brewer will serve me well for years I hope.
Don't buy this unless you don't have much cash and really need espresso li
27 June 2011
Summary: I bought the Krups xp4030 as a replacement for a much more expensive unit that failed. That being said this Krups is not even a fair espresso maker and the frother do not make any foam but I can have my morning espresso albeit a less than desirable one.
Summary: We have had one of these at our fire station for about 2 years now. It gets used quite often and we have not had any problems. I was sceptical when we first purchased it, thinking a bunch of nuckle-head firefighters would tear the thing up within a few months, but it still works great! (we take great pride in what we are able to break!)Great espresso too.
Summary: This is the second time I purchased the same kind of esp. machine. (Krups!) The previous one lasted for 2 years... (I have made 3-6 cappuccinos daily, so, I used it a lot.)In the meantime I bought a Roma Esp. Machine that I had to send back to the store...it was much cheaper looking with no performance at all. I did not want to make another experiments with diff. machines, so I ordered the same one I got used to and it still MAKES EXCELLENT ESPRESSOS AND CAPPUCCINOS!!