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Gaggia Classic - Rick Chumsae's Review
Posted: August 9, 2004, 8:29am
review rating: 4.6
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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.
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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A C C 9.00
Daryl Cross 9.00
John Anderson 8.85
Peter Buchta 8.00
Dan Pohl 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.6
Manufacturer: Gaggia Quality: 9
Average Price: $449.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $449.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: wholelattelove.com Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 2 years Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: Advanced Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Krups steam machine
Bottom Line: Quality results. Quality construction. Quality design. Happy customer.
Positive Product Points

Quality throughout.  Easier to use than most with faster warm-up and recovery times.  Quality results.  Ergonomics are very good - I remove
the portafilter with my left hand and my thumb lies perfectly on the
left edge of the stainless steel body providing "leverage" when removing the
portafilter.... a small detail with lots of goodness.  3-way solonoid is very nice.
Easy to fill from the top or front.

Negative Product Points

I'd like a stainless steel drip pan and drip pan grate.  I'd like them to texture the steam knob; hard to use with wet hands.

Detailed Commentary

Our choice was between the Classic and the Silvia (like many other buyers)
and they're both great machines for the price point but we liked the
quicker warm-up and recovery offered by the Classic.  To a lesser degree,
the top-fill AND front-fill were attractive as well as the pod-capable
design, were seen as positives over the Silvia.  Here, we gave up quicker
frothing offered by the Silvia over quicker warm-up offered by the Classic.

Our typical useage is for Cafe Americanos - several a day - and a couple of lattes at night.

Buying Experience

A+ in every way.

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