fabchef Senior Member Joined: 27 Feb 2007 Posts: 87 Location: mtl Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:11pm Subject: gaggia tebe..anyone have one? are they good?
Hey Gang how are you? long time no speak...well, i still have my saeco magic combi and i'm having that itch to change machine. It works well, but i'm getting tired of the "fake foam" that it makes and want a real machine. I was looking around tonight and came across this (used)gaggia tebe. Was reading up a bit on it and seems like it's exactly like the gaggia classic machine, with metal body, 1300 watts AND has the 3-way solenoid. I just wanted to know if any of you have or have had this machine and want to know if it's any good? what year were these machines made??? please let me know..thanks fabs also..they are asking $300 (cdn) for it..is that a good price? thanks.
My concern would be about the hoses and clamps. My Classic has silicone rubber hoses without braided coverings. Those clamps and hoses have been the most leak free. As you have already noted, the other parts are very similar to a Classic.
I would want to see the machine and look inside it. Make sure there are no leaks, burn spot, and that the hoses are silicone. Even at that, $300 seems excessive.
Symbols: = New Posts since your last visit = No New Posts since last visit = Newest post
Forum Rules: No profanity, illegal acts or personal attacks will be tolerated in these discussion boards. No commercial posting of any nature will be tolerated; only private sales by private individuals, in the "Buy and Sell" forum. No SEO style postings will be tolerated. SEO related posts will result in immediate ban from CoffeeGeek. No cross posting allowed - do not post your topic to more than one forum, nor repost a topic to the same forum. Who Can Read The Forum? Anyone can read posts in these discussion boards. Who Can Post New Topics? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post new topics. Who Can Post Replies? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post replies. Can Photos be posted? Anyone can post photos in their new topics or replies. Who can change or delete posts? Any CoffeeGeek member can edit their own posts. Only moderators can delete posts. Probationary Period: If you are a new signup for CoffeeGeek, you cannot promote, endorse, criticise or otherwise post an unsolicited endorsement for any company, product or service in your first five postings.