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Krups XP1500 Coffee and Espresso Combination Machines

 Black 10-Cup with Water Level Indicator and Illuminated On/Off Switch

Black 10-Cup with Water Level Indicator and Illuminated On/Off Switch

The Krups XP1500, coffee and espresso maker, allows the user to enjoy up to ten cups of filtered coffee and four cups of espresso. The machine may seem bulky and complicated, but it is actually easy to use with its illuminated on and off switch and easy to maneuver controls. The sleek design will surely fit any home kitchen.


Interior Features
  • The machine has a water level indicator, which makes it easy for the user to see how much water is already in the tank. This is a convenient way to measure how much water to put in if you are not brewing the total capacity of the machine.
  • The machine utilizes a four bar steam system for the espresso side of the coffeemaker. This feature lets the machine brew coffee at the right water temperatures. You will not have to encounter any bitter over brewed taste from your coffee.

    Exterior Features

  • The coffee ground compartment is conveniently designed to swing out in order for the user to conveniently add the coffee grounds. It is also easier to clean the compartment this way. The drip tray is also removable, which allows for easy cleaning.
  • The dual feature of the machine allows you to choose between filtered coffee or espresso based drinks anytime of the day. It can be used both at home or in the office. The added choices allow to enjoy espresso coffee mixes without going to an expensive coffee shop.

    Dimension Specifications

    Length: 14.75 inches
    Height: 13.5 inches
    Width: 12.25 inches
    Total volume or number of cups: 10 cups for coffee, 4 cups of espresso

    Advantages

    The machine can brew up to ten cups of coffee that is perfect for sharing or serving to guests. Still, the user has the option to brew just one or two cups for sole consumption. The machine comes with its own measuring scoop, coupled with the water level indicator, so nobody will go wrong with the coffee blends. This way, the user is able to enjoy a perfect cup of coffee that can be customized to his or her taste. Considering its features, capacity, and price, this coffeemaker does offer some good value for money.

    Disadvantages

    The forth nozzle is located lower in the machine, and this can only accommodate smaller sized cups. If you are used to or are using larger cups, you will have to maneuver the cup in order for it to catch the foam. Spills can be caused this way and will entail some cleaning. Since most of the parts that touch the coffee is plastic, the taste of the coffee often mirrors the plastic taste. This may be removed with some thorough cleaning using hot water but will remain for some time.

    Pros

  • easy to clean
  • can produce 10 cups of coffee
  • easy to use
  • offers value for money

    Cons

  • produces coffee with a plastic residue taste
  • replacement parts not easily available
  • froth nozzle cannot accommodate larger cups

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