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Intrepid510
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Posted Sun Jun 23, 2013, 11:01am
Subject: Gaggia Espresso features?
 

What if any features does the old gaggia espresso have, you know the stout older ones. 3 way valve or opv?

 
Less water, more grounds.
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Posted Sun Jun 23, 2013, 12:46pm
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Assuming you mean this, neither OPV or 3 way.  

http://www.partsguru.com/user/ER0003-01.pdf

Or the Gaggia line

http://www.partsguru.com/GaggiaHomeEspressoMakers.html

 
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Posted Mon Jun 24, 2013, 2:26pm
Subject: Re: Gaggia Espresso features?
 

That's correct the Gaggia Espresso has no 3 way or a OPV, It is a good learning machine, with fresh beans it does work, I have one and looking to move on to something better. I wondered myself if even the Gaggia classic was a step up, but basically they are the same machine with those two exceptions. And then there are decisions to make, what a world to play in.
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Posted Mon Jul 1, 2013, 10:31pm
Subject: Re: Gaggia Espresso features?
 

Gaggia espresso is a automatic coffee machine. A stainless steel lined brewing boiler and additional steaming boiler; 15 bar pump
60-ounce water reservoir; built-in conical burr grinder; 18 adjustable grind settings are some of its features.

 
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Posted Tue Jul 2, 2013, 5:37pm
Subject: Re: Gaggia Espresso features?
 

huh?

Don't think you're talking about the same machine the OP referenced. Are you thinking of the Brera or one of the newer machines?

The internals of most of the small Gaggia's are pretty much the same ( except for the OWC, as I found out yesterday. Cracked open an old crusty copy yesterday and realized it was a different beast than I was expecting. Layout and boiler was completely different than the classic, and sort of a mess to work on.)
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Posted Tue Jul 2, 2013, 5:50pm
Subject: Re: Gaggia Espresso features?
 

You can find diagrams for most of the Gaggias, and many other machines, here.

http://www.partsguru.com/GaggiaHomeEspressoMakers.html

 
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Posted Tue Jul 2, 2013, 7:44pm
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You can add an OPV from a Classic to it and at that point, it should make coffee as good as a Classic.  I don't think the plastic case is very attractive.
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