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I have had this machine for almost 3 years. The coffee is good. The machine is very bossy and you have to follow the instructions and getting around them can be very difficult so never attempted. When filters or cleaning are required the machine informs you. This appears to relate to number of uses rather than need. Very clear and simple instructions are given on each occasion.
The water filters are expensive at around £10 to £12 each and I get through around 6 per year.
It is very simple to operate but noisy. The coffee is well ground and it has an adjustment for finer ground coffee. The froth is of medium quality but is surpassed by Jura a more expensive machine. Making frothy milk takes time and effort so I have only used this once it was ok but nothing great.
The machine is also rather messy and tends to leave coffee grounds on the work surface my machine also has leak moments so we now keep it on a tray to catch this. It looks fine and all our guests do appreciate the coffee taste. It does feel and look rather plastic and cheap which it is not.
At the price (around £500) of this machine I would expect much greater reliability. It was sent back once under guarantee. The service was very efficient. Now twice in the last year each return incurs a fixed price of just over £100 including pick up and return so with repairs and water filter around £260 this last year. I simply cannot recommend this machine with sort sort of reliability.
Indulge in beautiful aromas and creamy espressos with the Krups Espresseria bean-to-cup coffee machine, in an elegant silver and black finish / With its sophisticated design and unparalleled ease of use this Krups machine produces effortless coffee every time / The patented Thermoblock system gives perfect temperature coffee with each use and individual settings for coffee strength, water quantity and temperature ensure that you can create a coffee to suit any taste and requirement / Hosting a large 1.8 litre removable water tank, this machine is able to make plenty of coffee at once ; so whether you are hosting a dinner party or need an afternoon pick-me-up, the Krups Espresseria can handle it / A heating element offers an active cup warming function to heat the cup plate and keep your cups at the optimum temperature for when your coffee is ready / Thanks to an easy-to-use digital display , you can program the coffee quantity and temperature to make achieving the perfect cup of coffee even easier / A handy automatic on/off switch is programmable, allowing you to set the time of day when you need your caffeine kick! The integrated, adjustable metal grinder in three different positions provides flexibility for grinding beans / Perfect, hassle-free coffee making at the touch of a button / Short name: Krups EA8260