Summary: I've had another Krups Espresso Machine for many years and loved it. This one came with a broken steam nozzle right out of the box. Unfortunately I didn't notice until I'd thrown the box away.
Summary: And when I ended up buying a new one elsewhere, it broke within months. I have had 7 of these since 2011 and they work REALLY GOOD when they are working, but they have too many issues. The frother was actually upgraded in the newer inventory because of complaints.
Summary: A few things impressed me and one serious issue turned me off. Pros - Very cool milk froth/steamer nozzle. This made it very easy to make some pretty good looking cappuccinos. The big CON- The expresso made was not up to my standard.
Summary: We love this machine - its the 3rd Krups espresso machine that we've purchased (in 20 years) and it's by far the best performing. The auto-tamp feature is great and the steamer works much better than the other 2 machines that we've had. Only wish that the water reservoir was a bit bigger.
Summary: GREAT MACHINE READ!I would like to say first that I had a very hard time choosing a espresso machine. This is the first espresso machine I have ever owned. For the money I dont know how you could expect anything more and I do not understand the bad reviews.
Summary: After having a Krups espresso machine for 20 years which worked great, it was time to replace, and I thought another Krups would be a good choice. I bought the XP5240. I was never able to froth the milk, just heat it up. And frankly, the crema from my old machine was way better.
Summary: When my 4-year old Krups XP5220 gave out after it's daily use, I decided to look around. I did extensive reviewing and purchased a DeLonghi for about $175. After unpacking it, I simply put it back together and returned it because all the parts that looked like silver in the ad were plastic.