Three Machines all with issues, last one is in repair
Amazon shopper "rk4321", Amazon
19 October 2009
Summary: I so wanted this espresso maker to live up to the other great reviews. In hind sight I did not heed the warnings of my own observations with issues with this machine. The first one had a seized foam nozzle, so I ordered a replacement. The replacement had a problem with making latte's. It would foam the milk, then (half the time) display a message "too hot" and dump the expensive unused espresso grounds in the retainer bin, and that's it.
Summary: We have had our machine for about a month and it is just great! The only problem is that I want latte's all the time now! I can't wait to get up in the morning to have one!! Just the press of the button and it's ready! I think the krups machine is as good or better than any of the more expensive ones at sur la table or Williams Sonoma! A best buy for sure! Great investment!
Summary: We purchased this machine about 3 months ago and have really enjoyed it. You cannot beat the price. We got it at a steal for $499 from Rue La La, but even Amazon's price is a steal. Comparable super automatics from saeco and others cost WAY more $$. It is so easy to use and has been virtually worry-free. Yes, it occasionally thinks the coffee beans are empty, but a quick stir with your finger always corrects the problem.
Summary: We've had the unit about 2 months now. Everyone RAVES about the quality of the coffee it makes. We seem to be mostly making coffee in it. But the machine makes an excellent cappuccino. Milk froths up nicely. Easy to clean the froth stem. Easy to fill water tank. Semi easy to fill bean area. Grinds beans nicely with internal burr grinder. Puts out small hockey puck discs into internal holding container. Water tank holds about eight 8oz coffees before you have to refill.
Finally, a Superautomtic Espresso machine done right.
15 August 2009
Summary: After purchasing increasingly more expensive (and increasingly more disappointing) Saecos in search of a machine that is not more annoying than useful, I stumbled upon the XP9000 during my last research journey. First thing I noticed is a user manual readable by a speaker of English (could be more detailed though). Download it from Krups website and see what I mean. All the features needed for real-world use and none of the unnecessary ones.
Summary: I just got my machine today and decided to stay up to write this review since I drank so many cups of espresso. I got this machine when Amazon had it on their Lightning Deals and decided to take a chance since it was such a good deal. The unit arrived in perfect condition and well packaged. It looks like the packaging is from Krups. All Amazon had to do was slap a label on it and ship it. The start up guide is easy to follow.
Summary: I bought the Krups XP9000 Fully automatic Espresso Machine and it is my favorite all time kitchen purchase, here's why. * Machine is fully automatic- which means I can place my coffee cup under the dispenser and just press a button if I want a coffee, espresso * If I want to make a latte or cappuccino, I don't need to have a separate milk container. I can froth the milk right in my mug then pull the espresso.
Summary: I love that I can have espresso or a latte at home with the push of a button. This machine is easy to use. It tells you when to empty the grounds, it's simple to fill with water and I don't feel like I have to fill it over and over. I also love that I don't have to have a separate milk container for milk frothing. I can put my cup with milk below the nozzle and steam the milk in the cup and then the machine dispenses the espresso into the cup.
Summary: This machine is great!!! It is turn key and easy to use. The set up was easy as well. As long as you keep the water and coffee beans filled it is seamless to use. It has a self cleaning mechanism so it goes through a good bit of water. However the water tank is easy to fill. The frothing feature is good too. I like that you simply put milk in your cup, put it in the machine, lower the frother, and in a few seconds your cappuccino is ready to drink.
Summary: After purchasing this Krups machine i was so impressed for the automatic cappuccino and how everything goes automatically but after 1 month the milk does not froth and when i went to fix it the service center knows nothing about the machine and it is common problem shame on krups that they did not test the machine in a right way before they introduce it into the market with that crazy price i advise all the buyers to not spend money for this unreliable machine