KRUPS XP2280 Espresso Machine and Coffee Maker Combination Review

Posted on 05. Jul, 2012 by in Product Reviews

Amazon ImageTheĀ KRUPS XP2280 combines a 15-bar steam espresso maker with a regular drip coffee maker to guarantee that no matter what you’re in the mood for you can make it.

It’s also a very sleek and stylish espresso machine with it’s stainless steel finish that looks great in any kitchen.

 

Features

The obvious main feature is that it combines two types of coffee machine – an espresso maker and a drip coffee maker. There’s also a steam wand for turning your espresso into a cappuccino with some steamed milk if you wish.

The espresso side of it features a patented tamping system which you can use to make sure your espresso grinds are tamped perfectly even every time for a consistent brew.

The drip coffee side is programmable and has a 10-cup capacity (remembering that a cup in coffee speak is just 4 or 5 ounces depending on who you speak to) so you’ll probably get two or three decent sized mugs out of this.

The unit is still reasonably compact at just over 15 inches in all dimensions, so it’s not going to hog your counter space like two separate machines would.

The Good:

  • Can make two different types of coffee, espresso and drip
  • Easy to use frothing wand for your cappuccino’s
  • Good value for money – you’re getting two machines in one here

The Bad:

  • Difficult to find a replacement carafe if you break yours
  • Fairly noisy
  • Only takes paper filters (no using a gold-tone filter)

 

Who Should Buy The KRUPS XP2280?

This machine really suits those who like a range of coffees, for example someone who only has time to let the machine do it’s thing and create a pot of coffee on a timer on a work morning but who likes to savour an espresso or take their time over a cap at the weekends.

It’s also recommended for couples who can’t agree on which style of coffee they like the best and which machine they should buy! Maybe he prefers a pot while she only drinks espresso’s – now you don’t have to decide!

Summary

The XP2280 has actually had mixed reviews online and has an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5, which is perfectly respectable but before you lay down the money for what is not a cheap machine we recommend you check out what some of the existing users of the machine have had to say. Click here to see them now.

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