KRUPS XP601050 Manual Pump Espresso Machine with Thermo Block System and Stainless Steel
KRUPS pioneered some of the first home espresso machines back in the 1980s, and is still innovating today. One of the company’s highest-rated models, the stainless-steel KRUPS XP601050 has sleek lines and an Art Deco feel that will add a touch of sophistication to any kitchen. More than just another pretty face, it has a fifteen bar Italian pump, three espresso functions and a hyper-efficient frother. The “Thermo Block System” means it has an insulated chamber (instead of a boiler) which results in more even temperatures. The manual-pump gives you control over the espresso making process, but you do need to read the instructions first. The KRUPS XP601050 is compatible with grounds and most pods. It also comes with a scoop, tamper and cup heating tray, which is usually found in commercial espresso machines. If you are serious about making high-quality espresso, this model won’t break the bank and has many of the perks of a pricier machine.
Price: $155 on Amazon