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Krups XP 5240

alaTest has collected and analysed 122 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and design. The price and maintenance are also mentioned favorably. The noise and reliabilityget critical comments, while opinions are divided on the durability.

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We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Krups XP 5240 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 user reviews of Krups XP 5240 from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers on People really like the design and performance. The price and maintenance also get good opinions. The noise and durability get negative comments.

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48% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2016

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We cannot in good conscience recommend the Krups XP2540. With all respect to Krups the horror stories we came across whilst researching this review make it a machine you may wish to overlook.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Jack Cook (

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This backpack is an incredible product, one that has managed to earn a perfect 5 out of 5, in my humble opinion. The quality is absolutely first rate, and the price, while higher than average, is certainly understandable for such a premium quality...

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: 1177867 (

great espresso, very poor steamer

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the bottom line, this machine does an excellent espresso but it needs descaling more frequently than other machines.the main problem is the frothing/steaming nozzle, it is simply not fit for purpose, the plastic connector expands with heat and loses...

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: 2011-08-11 18:21:45.697 (

Correction to review below! It's even worse!

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Just found the delivery paperwork - its only 13 months old. It has been regularly descaled too! Just about to start a warranty claim. First of all it made a strange straining noise, then the coffee holder jammed tight. After I unjammed it and it...

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: 2011-08-11 18:21:45.697 (

Looks like it's packed up after around 2 years use

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This is my second Krups machine. The first one lasted 5 years this one - a later model - around two. Made quite a good cup of coffee - I had problems with the steamer nozzle flying off but they gave me a new one free. Dissapointed it has only lasted 2...

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: GunboatDiplomat (

Bad and dangerous - a disgrace

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When one considers one marvels how the usually impressive Germanic design efficiency (and in particular, famed Krupp engineering) could have been completely forgotten in designing XP5240 steam nozzle with many of its features might almost have been...

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: 2011-08-11 11:09:01.567 (


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Originally I had problems with the steam wand like others, after 3 replacements a new design solved the problems, but then the on-off switch played-up.Instead of a simple mechanical switch its a membrane type, and attempts to replace this at an...

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: 2011-05-01 19:17:18.26 (


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I have had this machine since June last year 2012. It has given me nothing but trouble, When it works its marvelous, it makes brilliant cappucino but it doesn't work that often. The first one I got was returned 4 times in 6 month for various problems...

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: 2011-05-28 13:52:15.893 (

RE Really poor, 3 x in for repairs in 4 months - NOT Best Buy!!

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Re my post on 2013-05-28 13:52:15.893 below:Krups has replaced my machine after my complaint, however the new one is even worse. Steam nozzle explodes (despite following instructions and cleaning meticulously), leaving kitchen and myself covered in...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: 2011-05-28 13:52:15.893 (

Really poor, 3 x in for repairs in 4 months - NOT Best Buy!!

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I am very disappointed! As a coffee lover I thought this is a good mix between ease of use and quality coffee, but alas, it has now been in for repairs 3 times since I bought it 4 months ago. Every time Krups takes more than 2 weeks, and simply claim...

May, 2013

Product Specifications


Built-in Display: No
Case design:Freestanding
Colour of product:Black, Stainless Steel
Housing material:Stainless steel
Product Type:Espresso machine


Illuminated on/off switch: Yes
Removable Drip Tray: Yes
Removable water tank: Yes
Translucent water tank: Yes


Built-in grinder: No
Coffee input type:Coffee pod, Ground coffee
Hotplate: Yes
Maximum operating pressure:15
Types of drink:Espresso
Water tank capacity:1.1


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220-240
Connected load:1400

Weight & Dimensions

Height :36.5