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Gaggia Classic - Karme Anderson's Review
Posted: November 3, 2014, 11:06am
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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
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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Daryl Cross 9.00
A C C 9.00
John Anderson 8.85
Patrick Sloane 8.00
Dan Pohl 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.0
Manufacturer: Gaggia Quality: 9
Average Price: $449.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $500.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Canada Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 4+ years Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: 15 years later, My Gaggia Classic is still making great espresso. I love this machine!
Positive Product Points

Heats up quickly
Longevity
Backwash ability
Great crema
Easy care
Under $500

Negative Product Points

Steamer is a bit cumbersome
Some rusting on the inside of the casing - I believe they fixed this with newer machines.

Detailed Commentary

I love my Gaggia Classic Coffee. I bought it in 1999, and 15 years later it still makes beautiful espresso with beautiful crema.
I'm very pleased with how it has performed. It heats up in 3 minutes - and though I know how the Rancilio people love to berate this machine, I'm happy I don't have to wait 20 minutes for the machine to heat up in the morning. This was one of the first machines to have a backwash ability, which is probably why it has lasted so long.  It has been used consistently and daily during the last 15 years, in hardwater and softwater areas. It's been all over the place. Great machine. Thanks Gaggia!

Buying Experience

This was my first machine. It would be nice if it were also my last!

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