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drhiii
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Posted Fri May 23, 2014, 3:14am
Subject: De'Longhi vs Gaggia
 

Great site!  Learning tons.  Have to put this out there tho for hopefully comments....

I have a long in the tooth Baby Gaggia.  Am weighing whether to refurb it or go to either a De'Longhi EC155 or... another Gaggia as in a Gaggia Classic.

Ideas?  Thoughts?  Guidance?  Anything would be much appreciated....
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Posted Fri May 23, 2014, 4:45am
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The Gaggia Classic will offer the best value for money.

 
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Posted Fri May 23, 2014, 8:56am
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drhiii Said:

Baby Gaggia... either a De'Longhi EC155 or... another Gaggia as in a Gaggia Classic.

Ideas?  Thoughts?  Guidance?  Anything would be much appreciated....

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Classic  :)  unless your refurb is cheap to do.  Gaggias usually don't need a lot and there are many threads available.  It all depends on what is wrong.

 
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http://www.gaggiausersgroup.com/
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Posted Fri May 23, 2014, 9:44am
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Not even close, Gaggia Classic > EC155. However what grinder do you have? If you don't have an espresso grinder, the EC155 will make better coffee b/c of the pressurized portafilter, as an incapable grinder on the Classic will give you gushing/spritzing/channeling/under or over extracted shots.
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Posted Fri May 23, 2014, 9:48am
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I wouldn't recommend buying anything coffee related from Delonghi.

 
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Posted Fri May 23, 2014, 12:20pm
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here's a used Classic with PID already installed for 300 + shipping. PID makes single boiler machines way easier and better to use.

Gaggia Classic

still need an espresso capable grinder though
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Posted Fri May 23, 2014, 12:47pm
Subject: Re: De'Longhi vs Gaggia
 

emradguy Said:

I wouldn't recommend buying anything coffee related from Delonghi.

Posted May 23, 2014 link

Agreed.

Classic.

 
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Posted Fri May 23, 2014, 2:12pm
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Cool... I have not seen this much passion from a group since, well... I can't say when.  Gaggia it is.  I am leaning towards refurbing my Baby Gaggia as there isn't too much wrong with it though I do need to replace gaskets I know, and am having some trouble with the group head as in getting it out.  It seems to come up to temp and pressure appears to be good... and it pulls decent shots tho I know there could be improvements with more knowledge.

Will definitely stay with Gaggia tho.  

In answer to the grinder... I have an espresso grinder and I know it does a very good quality job.  So that part is going well.  Will just root around to see how, where to have someone with knowledge and skills to refurn this little guy.  It has sentimental meaning as well...

VERY much appreciate all the replies.   Helps focus on a good choice.
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Posted Fri May 23, 2014, 2:16pm
Subject: Re: De'Longhi vs Gaggia
 

drhiii Said:

Cool... I have not seen this much passion from a group since, well... I can't say when.  Gaggia it is.  I am leaning towards refurbing my Baby Gaggia as there isn't too much wrong with it though I do need to replace gaskets I know, and am having some trouble with the group head as in getting it out.  It seems to come up to temp and pressure appears to be good... and it pulls decent shots tho I know there could be improvements with more knowledge.

Will definitely stay with Gaggia tho.  

In answer to the grinder... I have an espresso grinder and I know it does a very good quality job.  So that part is going well.  Will just root around to see how, where to have someone with knowledge and skills to refurn this little guy.  It has sentimental meaning as well...

VERY much appreciate all the replies.   Helps focus on a good choice.

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What type of grinder though (name)? 9 times out of 10, people post they have an espresso grinder and then it's just some 50-100 buck store grinder that said espresso on it. Don't take that the wrong way like talking down to you lol. Did you see my post above, someone just put up an Classic for sale with a PID for 300 + shipping, could always negotiate too.
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Posted Fri May 23, 2014, 2:22pm
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Sure, it is a Breville BCG450XL Conical Burr Grinder.  I know it is lower end but I was able to ask a barrista who among other things trained in Italy for 2 years at I gather a top shelf entity, and is the most in demand repair-er, fixer, all things coffee in this region, and he said this grinder was doable so I took him at his word.  In a crazy side note, the fellow is a practicing Mormon and does not drink coffee... but he is from what I can determine high up on the chain of skills.  

Fire away if this grinder is not to anyone's liking.  It seems to be doing a consisten job.  I also modified it according to some DIY instructions to get a finer adjustment of the burr grinder.... if that matters.  



What type of grinder though (name)? 9 times out of 10, people post they have an espresso grinder and then it's just some 50-100 buck store grinder that said espresso on it. Don't take that the wrong way like talking down to you lol. Did you see my post above, someone just put up an Classic for sale with a PID for 300 + shipping, could always negotiate too.
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