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: 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: I was looking for an easy to use machine that was easy to clean and made good espresso. I have owned a number of machines over the years from fully automatic high end to the smaller krups mini. This makes expresso egual to the 800 machine and is a snap to use. Steams milk well which is unusual for a smaller machine.