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Gaggia Classic - Johann Schweizer's Review
Posted: July 23, 2009, 12:29pm
review rating: 1.0
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Gaggia Classic Machine
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Arrow The Gaggia Classic has 78 Reviews
Arrow The Gaggia Classic has been rated 8.03 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
Arrow Gaggia Classic reviews have been viewed 638,107 times (updated hourly).

Quality Reviews
These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
Name Ranking
Daryl Cross 9.00
John Anderson 8.85
Patrick Sloane 8.00
Connor McClellan 8.00
Dan Pohl 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 7.0
Manufacturer: Gaggia Quality: 3
Average Price: $449.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $399.00 Cost vs. Value 7
Where Bought: WholeLatteLove Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 1 week Overall 6
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Faema Family
Bottom Line: good machine, works well, but very poor finish
Positive Product Points

well packaged for shipping, easy to use, good coffee, nice classic looks

Negative Product Points

machine is scratched inside below water cup and tray, rusty screws

Detailed Commentary

I had (have, but broke) an original Faema Family - still the best machine for home use ever. Unfortunately the original is not available anymore, only some cheaper version from the Canada store.
After comparing prices of the Gaggia Classic in stores and on the internet, I went finally with www.wholelattelove.com for my purchase. The transaction was easy and painless, it's a good website. A little finicky to find the pricematch part at first site, but after talking to them on the phone I found it on the last order page.
The machine arrived very well packaged and complete. But the inside bottom part, below the water cup and the tray, is completely scratched. WholeLatteLove states that all Gaggia Classics are scratched inside - hard to believe. It looks more like somebody did not do there quality check.
But they will replace the rusty screw on top of the machine at least - but still, it's another quality matter.
So frankly I am not so sure if I bought the real deal or some Chinese copy, really. It's a little damper on an otherwise good experience.

Buying Experience

easy deal with price-match and quick customer service, but delayed shipping

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