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Krups XP4000 Series - Paul McBride's Review
Posted: December 13, 2005, 12:59pm
review rating: 5.0
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Krups XP4000 Series Espresso Machines
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Myq Larson 8.00
Martin Phaneuf 7.66
Ramadhan Sjamsani 7.25
Kristie Gill 7.00
Stanley Wong 7.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 5.2
Product Reviewed: XP 4020
Manufacturer: Krups Quality: 4
Average Price: Varies Usability: 6
Price Paid: $210.00 Cost vs. Value 5
Where Bought: Farmers NZ Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 2 months Overall 4
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: I really wouldn't bother. Its flaws outweigh anything else.
Positive Product Points

When it works, it can produce tasty espresso.
Plenty of pressure.
Feels heavy and nicely constructed.

Negative Product Points

The single hole in the filter basket blocks up endlessly
The plastic drip tray warps
Isn't *actually* well constructed.

Detailed Commentary

Well, it was my own fault.

I bought this, aware that Krups are not precisely reknowned for the highest quality espresso machines. It was a new model that to look at seemed to be well made. And at $300 NZ, including a bonus grinder, I thought I'd give it a chance.

I had to return the first one after a month because the group exploded over the kitchen when the filter basket blocked up and the pressure built up and broke the seal. And burnt my hand.

The second one is in my kitchen now, and it has the same tendency to get blocked up. When it is working, I must say it can produce good coffee. Its a matter of reliability and in this respect it is a disappointment.

The grinder, incidentally, is actually reasonable for any grind except espresso. Good consistent size.

Buying Experience

Farmers NZ were fine to deal with.

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