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Gaggia Classic - Daniel's Review
Posted: March 16, 2000, 1:49am
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Arrow The Gaggia Classic has 79 Reviews
Arrow The Gaggia Classic has been rated 8.04 overall by our member reviewers
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A C C 9.00
John Anderson 8.85
Patrick Sloane 8.00
Daryl Cross 8.00
Dan Pohl 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.2
Manufacturer: Gaggia Quality: 8
Average Price: $449.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 month Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: Aficionado Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: If you're serious, it's really worth the $!
Positive Product Points

Brewing and steaming performance. The unit gives a very solid feel, seems to have been very thoughtfully designed compared to my late Krups.

Negative Product Points

As others have mentioned, the steam valve has a tendency to leak a little sometimes. My machine sputters and leaks a small ammount when warming up. No big problem at all though, I don't get any local flooding. :)

Detailed Commentary

I paid 3950 SEK here in Sweden (divide by approx. 9), which is hideously expensive according to friends and family who haven't been hooked yet. However, I have to say it is a very sound investment if you're serious about your espresso.

I made the mistake earlier in my barista career of buying a Krups Novo 4200 (the semi-auto "digital" one with a row of diod lights). It brewed a half-decent espresso and produced steam although it took quite a while to get enough for a Latte. In comparison the Krups seems like a toy compared to the Gaggia.

All in all, a excellent home machine with the apperance and (almost) the performance of a commercial unit.

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