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n_laplaca
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Posted Sat Feb 15, 2014, 5:30pm
Subject: Frothing with the Gaggia Baby Class
 

I just got this machine replacing my 3 year old Gaggia Evolution Express. I was very pleased with that machine but it died and I chose the Baby Class as a replacement. In terms of functionality it is basically the same. The buttons are slightly different of course but beyond that it is very similar.

I am Very pleased with the shots I have been pulling but frothing doesn't seem quite right. I do it the same as I did with my Evolution. After I pull the shot I hit the steam button and wait for the light to indicate the temp is ready. And just prior I used to crack the nozzle slightly  just for a second or 2 to release any water and then close it and wait the remaining few seconds till the light came on. Then  I begin the process. But there does not seem to be a great enough heat or force to properly froth. I used to be able to froth my milk to 140 degrees in under 1 minute. I can't seem to get the temp beyond 100 and I am left with a very thin froth. Am I missing something with this machine? Does anyone else have any experience with this particular model? Another thing that is interesting to note is that with the Evolution as the temp was rising after hitting the steam button I could hear what sounded like the heat or pressure building. I was able to tell when the light was going to come on by the sound. With the Baby Class I hear absolutely nothing. Perhaps this is normal. Any help would be greatly Appreciated. I bought it from WLL and have not called them yet. Thought I would ask here first. Any help would be appreciated.

Nick
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Posted Mon Feb 17, 2014, 7:38am
Subject: Re: Frothing with the Gaggia Baby Class
 

Okay I have it all dialed in. I don't know what happened during my first few attempts but It's working great. Perhaps it was just the subtle differences. I love this new machine. I was almost going to buy something in the $700-800 range. I am glad I didn't. This machine does everything for my needs just fine
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