The XP 5240 features a precise tamp system, which offers progressive tamping depending on the quantity of coffee (7g to 14g) resulting in optimal extraction and professional results for each cup. The manual selector knob provides easy transition from brewing espresso to frothing milk. The XP 5240's thermoblock heating system ensures twice as fast pre-heating and optimal temperature control for perfect espresso extraction. It also reduces lime scale build up due to its quick heating process. The XP 5240 also features new universal single filter-holder that is compatible with all pods. Single holder features cake ejection system for clean usage.