8.0, Based on 79 Reviews
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The Gaggia Classic is one of the oldest continually available espresso machines for consumers on the market today.
Bottom Line: 15 years later, My Gaggia Classic is still making great espresso. I love this machine!
Daryl Cross (quality: 8.0)
Bottom Line: If you want a very good home shots, and have a reliable burr grinder, this is a terrific machine.
A C C (quality: 9.0)
Bottom Line: Great introductory machine that can make good espresso if a few adjustments are made
David Johnson (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: no brainer for the first time espresso machine buyer
Jennie Star (quality: 1.8)
Bottom Line: sorry i bought it from aabree. old looking machine
Bottom Line: Thrilled with this home machine as a practice for the real thing when I open my cafe!
Lev Zabarsky (quality: 2.0)
Bottom Line: I recomend it. Next time though will buy Ranchillo
Alex DiCicco (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: It's called the 'Classic' and been around for decades for a reason, It's a great espresso machine that can suit your espresso needs for years to come.
Bob Pasternak (quality: 3.0)
Bottom Line: I tried and tried. But I never pulled a good shot with this machine. Stick with vendors with a liberal return policy.
Bottom Line: Great home espresso machine, well built with good support/spares. A few shortcomings but overall a good compromise.
Bottom Line: Great machine if it is PID'd.
Bottom Line: 40 Years of Success for a Reason!
Johann Schweizer (quality: 1.0)
Bottom Line: good machine, works well, but very poor finish
Tim Lake (quality: 7.3)
Bottom Line: For little outlay a great machine for learning on that will make great espresso, but not if you make more than two doubles in the morning and need lots of milk.
Dave Edwards (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Good solid machine that makes great coffee and will last for ever at a justifiable price.
Tommy Bolin (quality: 5.0)
Bottom Line: Built to last...Built to please
Roman Rakus (quality: 7.5)
Bottom Line: Reliable, exceptional and a pleaure to own and use.
John Dodson (quality: 7.8)
Bottom Line: Good machine, easy to use, which makes excellent espresso, even for a beginner.
Peter Chenoweth (quality: 7.4)
Bottom Line: Fantastic espresso, great machine. Just love it.
John Anderson (quality: 8.9)
Bottom Line: A well built, solid machine that will help you to produce excellent shots and steamed drinks, consistently and repeatably.
Jim O'Flaherty (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: If you're a Noob, seriously consider it. If you know what you're doing and looking for a budget machine as an alternate or one for the office, get it.
Peter Buchta (quality: 8.0)
Bottom Line: Durability and consistent quality shots.
Paul Abbott (quality: 5.0)
Bottom Line: Good espresso - bad foam.
Fazi Z (quality: 5.7)
Bottom Line: Works well.
Grant Hoffman (quality: 6.3)
Bottom Line: Great shots, great look, great price for what you get in return
Steve Calcutt (quality: 6.5)
Bottom Line: A timeless looking machine that produces great espresso shots and doesn't take up too much space
John Anderson (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Best quality/price ratio !
Dan Pohl (quality: 8.0)
Bottom Line: High Quality Italian style espresso drinks and much easier to use than the Silvia
Brian Mckenna (quality: 6.5)
Bottom Line: highly capable of producing very very good espresso. pretty darn durable and long-lasting for the most part.
Elias Amador (quality: 7.5)
Bottom Line: A solid performer that can deliver great espresso at a reasonable price.
Patrick Sloane (quality: 8.0)
Bottom Line: All in all an excellent machine for the experienced user, who wants to take their coffee making to the next level, without breaking the bank
Brian Hamada (quality: 1.0)
Bottom Line: More then sufficient for a serious first time buyer looking for a quality espresso machine. Highly recommended!
Ethan Hartman (quality: 6.5)
Bottom Line: This machine is a real classic, and possibly underrated.
Bob Miller (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: A fantastic first machine, lasted eight years and still running strong!
Danielle Stook (quality: 6.8)
Bottom Line: Great machine: looks good, tastes good, and is easy to use
Jay Culley (quality: 3.9)
Bottom Line: gaggia classic rocks
Jim Stevens (quality: 7.5)
Bottom Line: Best quality-price ratio for small Stainless Machines and Best quality of coffee in Price range
Naoyuki Kitajima (quality: 5.5)
Bottom Line: A good cup of expresso just on time.
Andrew Wright (quality: 4.3)
Bottom Line: Great first machine - but if you love coffee you will upgrade.
Dennis Nosko (quality: 6.2)
Bottom Line: I am very happy with my Gaggia Classic..... I only wish that I had bought one sooner...
Grant Watt (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Good machine but not truly great.
Kamlesh Chavda (quality: 5.6)
Bottom Line: Good machine, not forgiving, will hone skills, likes to be clean and can last years, needs good grinder + beans
Steve Mikington (quality: 7.5)
Bottom Line: Excellent for espresso but keep it clean.
David Dean (quality: 6.8)
Bottom Line: Spot on piece of italian design, whilst making a fantastic drop of espresso that works brilliantly well.
Mack Hiato (quality: 3.7)
Bottom Line: Going to buy something else rather than get it repaired again.
Marco Pantani (quality: 7.9)
Bottom Line: Excellent machine for its class. Good value.
Rick Chumsae (quality: 4.6)
Bottom Line: Quality results. Quality construction. Quality design. Happy customer.
Renato A. (quality: 4.0)
Bottom Line: Una Machina Bestiale
Zvika Rosenthal (quality: 7.7)
Bottom Line: This machine is great for begginers as well as for pros, It produces a great coffee, capable of competing most of the coffee bars I know.
Michael Tay (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Good machine, if you can find one for a good price. Good for small jobs.
Gray Mason (quality: 7.5)
Bottom Line: Really like the Classic now that it's paired with a Mazzer Mini!
Dan Hyman (quality: 7.5)
Bottom Line: My rating of this machine is that it has them all beat hands down in the $500 and under price range. I have used other machines in this price range, but none were built with the quality materials or excellence of design of the Classic
Michael Le (quality: 2.0)
Bottom Line: After 3 1/2 years usage, it starts rusted -DO NOT BUY this model
Paul Gustafson (quality: 5.4)
Bottom Line: A machine full of water should be rustproof -- stay away.
John Derby (quality: 6.3)
Bottom Line: be aware of common concerns with this machine
Ted Barham (quality: 7.5)
Bottom Line: Excellent machine. I have no regrets about having bought it.
Bert Kenward (quality: 6.8)
Bottom Line: Produces good espresso at a good price - much cheaper than Silvia in EU.
Irene Kozak (quality: 2.5)
Bottom Line: Will never buy another Gaggia, I thought it had a good reputation but I am certainly disappointed
A. Hauser (quality: 5.5)
Bottom Line: Good first step for a person who wants to start on a pump based machine, if you find it cheap enough.
Damian Copeland (quality: 4.0)
Bottom Line: Hard to beat for the price.
Richard Müller (quality: 5.0)
Bottom Line: Great from the start...
Dan (quality: 1.0)
Bottom Line: Great looking and built well. First cup for this newbie was wonderful.
Dredg (quality: 3.0)
Bottom Line: If you purchase one machine to provide great espresso for years this is it!
Connos (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Nice machine, but descale every 2 months!
Ed Gianni (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Great fun to use. Excellent results with practice. Sleek & sexy looking.
Ed McGovern (quality: 5.0)
Bottom Line: No regrets, a consistent and reliable machine
James Elliott (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Well styled, well built, well designed. Consequently, well recommended
Jeana P (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Great machine if nothing goes wrong
Al Raden (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Great product for producing quality espresso
Jim Teed (quality: 5.0)
Bottom Line: Outstanding espresso, construction, and operation. Looks good too.
Espen Joranger (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: A solid and great machine getting me closer to Capuccino heaven!
Michael (quality: 7.3)
Bottom Line: **ATTN First Time Espresso Machine Shoppers** CLICK HERE
Jeroen Vriesendorp (quality: 7.7)
Bottom Line: Probably the best home espresso machine in its price range
Daniel (quality: 5.0)
Bottom Line: If you're serious, it's really worth the $!
James (quality: 7.3)
Bottom Line: Get a good price. If you do, you will find its one of the nicest pieces of equipment in your kitchen. A functional, quality and visually pleasing piec
David Leone (quality: 4.5)
Bottom Line: Gaggia is the original and as far as I'm concerned the best machine.
M Morkel (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: All I need (even a bit more)
David (quality: 2.0)
Bottom Line: Great machine, buy it with confidence
Andreas Waschbuesch (quality: 1.0)
Bottom Line: Tomorrow never dies (even if it´s Monday morning...)
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