Magimix M200 vs. Krups xn4050 Nespresso Capsule System Coffee Machines Review
Once again we come across two machines that are hard to tell apart. The Magimix M200 and the Krups xn4050 coffee makers. These are both entry level Nespresso capsules system machines with built in milk steaming hoses. They are both beautiful so just decide which one looks better to you, if you’re set on getting one of them.
So the main addition to these machines is of course the milk steaming hose. You can use the built in hose to steams milk manually or install the plug-and-play AutoCappuccino accessory which will do the milk frothing for you, and all you have to do it connect a plastic hose to a milk container. While this is a great feature to install, cleanup can be a bit of a hassle, if all you want is a cup of cappuccino.
Both these machines do not include a dosing system in the basic model for controlling the amount of water in your coffee, so you will have to press a button to start and again to stop. You may find the “Auto” model of these machines or if you want this feature, check the Krups FNA2 Automatic Coffee Maker which is very similar but has a programmable dosing system included.
I have written about this before, and it is mainly my opinion so you may disagree, but personally in this level of machines, I like to invest my money in a great espresso machine such as the Magimix or Krups Le Cube, and take care of the milk steaming with the Aeroccino. It’s just that milk steaming with Thermoblock machines is not that awesome, and also, it’s a lot less cleanup for the coffee machine, and the Aeroccino is just easier to clean (think of cleaning a coffee pot).
One last note, in case you don’t know this, you are limited to one of 12 flavors in capsules currently offered by Nespresso. Only Nespresso makes and markets capsules for Nespresso machines. This is not a big limitation really, since 12 is a nice variety, and Nespresso offers an easy way to order capsules from its website.
Coffee Machine Summary
- Designed for the Nespresso capsule system.
- Beautiful design and great tasting espresso/cappuccino/latté making machines.
- Thermoblock system for perfect pressure and temperature of water.
- Optional AutoCappuccino works great for milk frothing.
- 1.2L water container.
- Dim. : H 310 x L 220 x D 345 mm (Krups Depth 355 mm)