The Krups EA8250 is a super-automatic espresso machine at a regular pump machine’s price.
That means you’ll be cramming a ton of functionality into a less expensive build, and that just doesn’t sit right with me.
I’ve owned enough kitchen appliances — and coffee machines in particular — to know this hard-and-fast rule:
You get what you pay for.
Cool features include the following:
I’ve used this machine and enjoyed the espresso it makes, but I didn’t put it through years of regular use. My supplemental research with those who have noted a grinder that quits after about 2-3 years.
If I’m buying super-automatic, I’m going for a four-figure, top-of-the-line machine. In this price range give me a high-quality, metallic pump espresso machine and I’ll do the grinding on my own. That said, this is a popular Krups espresso machine and there are people for which it’s the right machine.