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satimis
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Posted Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:32pm
Subject: About Gaggia Baby Twin Espresso Machine
 

Hi all,

I'm prepared to buy a semiautomatic espresso machine with dual boilers for home use.

I'm interested on Gaggia Baby Twin Espresso Machine
Features
http://www.wholelattelove.com/Gaggia/baby_twin.cfm
-> Specification
-> Reviews

But I'm NOT sure whether frothing milk and brewing coffee can be operated simultaneous (at the same time)?  I need this feature.  Any folk on the forum has experience on this machine?  Please shed me some light.  TIA

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Posted Thu Jun 28, 2012, 8:37am
Subject: Re: About Gaggia Baby Twin Espresso Machine
 

Oops, sorry to have to say the same thing about the Twin (as about the MDF).
It is not a good idea.

It sounds like a good idea, and people regularly are enticed to buy them, but it doesn't take very long for them to come back here or to the Gaggia Group regretting their decision.

As anyone can tell you, I like Gaggias!!!
....except the Baby Twin.
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satimis
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Posted Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:13am
Subject: Re: About Gaggia Baby Twin Espresso Machine
 

SJM Said:

- snip -

As anyone can tell you, I like Gaggias!!!
....except the Baby Twin.

Posted June 28, 2012 link

Could you please recommend a model of semiautomatic espresso machine, with dual boiler preferable.  TIA

I founnd;

Gaggia Titanium spec
Click Here (www.gaggia.com)

Gaggia Titanium overview from Whole Latte Love
Click Here (www.youtube.com)

Gaggia Titanium Espresso Machine
http://www.wholelattelove.com/Gaggia/titanium.cfm

reviews
coffeegeek.com/reviews/commercial/gaggiatitanium

Gaggia Titanium Reviews
http://www.productreview.com.au/p/gaggia-titanium.html

The Unofficial Gaggia Titanium Review
http://yourespressoexpert.com/gaggia-titanium

Click Here (www.testfreaks.com)

It seems a good machine with attractive price.  But it is a full automatic model.  Its maintenance cost is very high.

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Posted Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:35am
Subject: Re: About Gaggia Baby Twin Espresso Machine
 

I don't think Gaggia makes a dual boiler that works well.

Gaggias forte is single boiler semi-automatics.
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satimis
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Posted Thu Jun 28, 2012, 8:41pm
Subject: Re: About Gaggia Baby Twin Espresso Machine
 

SJM Said:

I don't think Gaggia makes a dual boiler that works well.

Gaggias forte is single boiler semi-automatics.

Posted June 28, 2012 link

Gaggia New Baby Espresso Machine
http://www.wholelattelove.com/Gaggia/new_baby.cfm
comparison
-> Specs & Performance

I believe this model is available here.  IIRC I saw similar model on a Departmental Store while I shopped for Baby Twin.


I also found;

Gaggia Classic Espresso Machine
http://www.wholelattelove.com/Gaggia/classic.cfm
-> Specs & Performance

I have no idea whether this model is available here.

Are above model recommended by you?  Thanks

Both above models are cheaper than Baby Twin

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Posted Thu Jun 28, 2012, 9:32pm
Subject: Re: About Gaggia Baby Twin Espresso Machine
 

Stephen, you were given proper advice, and your thread seems to be nothing more than an attempt to hype a machine.
Unless you can prove otherwise.

As was said, around here, there is much respect for Gaggia single boiler machines, which serve as excellent starter machines, and for some, their final machine.
But the double boilers discussed on CG are usually WAY& more advanced both feature wise, and structurally.

The least expensive is a new machine, the Breville DB. It is new, so the jury is still out on it's durability, but folks who own it seem generally pleased.
Most other DB's go from $1799 on up.

Have you thought of an HX machine? You can pull a shot and steam at the same time, and a machine like an NS Oscar is less than $1000 US.

 
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satimis
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Posted Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:23pm
Subject: Re: About Gaggia Baby Twin Espresso Machine
 

Stephen, you were given proper advice, and your thread seems to be nothing more than an attempt to hype a machine.
Unless you can prove otherwise.

I have spent more than a week finding a good quality semiautomatic espresso machine and a grinder for home use to replace my semiautomatic Saeco espresso machine with built-in grinder which has been broken recently.  Unfortunately up to now still I can't find my need.  The machine and grinder must be available here with after sales service provided locally.  Those machines and grinders listed by me on forum are available here with repairing service provided.  I'm now looking for a single boiler Gaggia semiautomatic espresso machine instead, or from similar manufacturer.

The least expensive is a new machine, the Breville DB. It is new, so the jury is still out on it's durability, but folks who own it seem generally pleased.
Most other DB's go from $1799 on up.

I knew it a week before.  But it is NOT available here.  Then I found Gaggia Baby Twin which is available here.

Have you thought of an HX machine? You can pull a shot and steam at the same time, and a machine like an NS Oscar is less than $1000 US.

I knew them before.  It seems quite expensive for a semiautomatic espresso machine.

Just found;

Gaggia 54202 TS Semi Commercial Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine with Removable Drip Tray
http://www.coffeehomedirect.com/gaggia/54202

Gaggia TS Espresso Machine
http://www.wholelattelove.com/Gaggia/gaggia_ts.cfm

NS Oscar machine is NOT available here.  Thanks
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Roaster: Behmor 1600, CO/UFO combo
Posted Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:30pm
Subject: Re: About Gaggia Baby Twin Espresso Machine
 


I have spent more than a week finding a good quality semiautomatic espresso machine and a grinder for home use to replace my semiautomatic Saeco espresso machine with built-in grinder which has been broken recently.  Unfortunately up to now still I can't find my need.  The machine and grinder must be available here with after sales service provided locally.  Those machines and grinders listed by me on forum are available here with repairing service provided.  I'm now looking for a single boiler Gaggia semiautomatic espresso machine instead, or from similar manufacturer.



I knew it a week before.  But it is NOT available here.  Then I found Gaggia Baby Twin which is available here.



I knew them before.  It seems quite expensive for a semiautomatic espresso machine.

Just found;

Gaggia 54202 TS Semi Commercial Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine with Removable Drip Tray
http://www.coffeehomedirect.com/gaggia/54202

Gaggia TS Espresso Machine
http://www.wholelattelove.com/Gaggia/gaggia_ts.cfm

NS Oscar machine is NOT available here.  Thanks

Whatever

 
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Posted Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:49pm
Subject: Re: About Gaggia Baby Twin Espresso Machine
 

satimis Said:

Gaggia New Baby Espresso Machine
http://www.wholelattelove.com/Gaggia/new_baby.cfm
comparison
-> Specs & Performance

I believe this model is available here.  IIRC I saw similar model on a Departmental Store while I shopped for Baby Twin.


I also found;

Gaggia Classic Espresso Machine
http://www.wholelattelove.com/Gaggia/classic.cfm
-> Specs & Performance

I have no idea whether this model is available here.

Are above model recommended by you?  Thanks

Both above models are cheaper than Baby Twin

B.R.
satimis

Posted June 28, 2012 link

Hi Stephen - these machines are well regarded single boiler units here in the US. I think they share similar internals but different exterior designs - both can pull very nice shots paired with a decent grinder.

 
I chew coffee beans with my teeth while gargling with 195 F water to enjoy coffee. What is this "coffee brewing" device you speak of?
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Posted Fri Jun 29, 2012, 12:29am
Subject: Re: About Gaggia Baby Twin Espresso Machine
 

EricBNC Said:

Hi Stephen - these machines are well regarded single boiler units here in the US. I think they share similar internals but different exterior designs - both can pull very nice shots paired with a decent grinder.

Posted June 28, 2012 link

Gaggia New Baby Espresso Machine is newer in desgn

Regarding "Gaggia Classic Espresso Machine", I'll find it out in person on Sunday whether available here.

Both machines are NOT expensive.

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