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Posted Fri Nov 30, 2012, 2:02pm
Subject: Re: Dilemma Gaggia Classic vs Breville Infuser
 

There is truth to the flat vs conical affecting the taste.  But I believe the Vario W is worth the extra money and I think tasted better than the conical, but then I like chocolate. YMMV  Either will give you a better shot now and when you upgrade over a cheapo grinder.

 
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Posted Fri Nov 30, 2012, 2:04pm
Subject: Re: Dilemma Gaggia Classic vs Breville Infuser
 

The W part is definitely worth the extra, if it's as good as the Esatto is with my Preciso.  Press button, get right amount of coffee for shot to within .1g ...  :)
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Posted Fri Nov 30, 2012, 2:40pm
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I totally think it rocks.

 
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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:54am
Subject: Re: Dilemma Gaggia Classic vs Breville Infuser
 

So, how is the machine working?  Don't leave us hanging.

 
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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:26am
Subject: Re: Dilemma Gaggia Classic vs Breville Infuser
 

What kind of filter does the Classic has? In the Infuser, i know it has both pressurized and non pressurized.
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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2012, 9:06am
Subject: Re: Dilemma Gaggia Classic vs Breville Infuser
 

Mine came (secondhand, about 2003 vintage) with a non-pressurized baskets plus a "perfect crema device", which consists of a rubber disk and washer that sits in the portafilter under the basket.  With this in place, you effectively get a pressurized basket.  Without it, you get standard non pressurized.  

I've re-purposed mine to act as the flow regulator when measuring the water temperatures with a thermocouple on both my Gaggia and my HX machine as a poor man's SCACE device.
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