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The Krups FND111 Allegro Espresso Maker is available for $30. The espresso maker is very easy to operate. The large capacity carafe with lid and handle helps in making popular brands of espresso drinks. The machine keeps the espresso warm while frothing milk so that cappuccinos and lattes could be prepared. The machine comes with a removable drip tray that could be cleaned up easily. The machine has got two independent brewing systems. The compact size uses lower counter space. The machine is provided with an illuminated on/off switch.
The carafe is able to provide about 4 cups of espresso at one time, which should be sufficient for a small family. The comparatively cheap price of the Krups FND111 Allegro Espresso Makermakes it ideal for those who are budget conscious. The quality of the espresso is quite good, though it may not compare with the quality of coffee produced by machines that cost more than $100. However, one thing you have to understand while operating this machine is that the frother has to be inserted into the milk before turning the knob to steam. Cleaning the milk frother is easy. If the frother is not cleaned properly, there is the risk of a clogged frother which might break. The cost of the espresso is very low and there are no other overheads.
The Krups FND111 Allegro Espresso Maker is an ideal machine for those who have a tight purse. The only minus point is the instruction manual, which is not very clear about how to operate the machine. Overall, we would recommend Krups FND111 Allegro Espresso Maker any time.