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Gaggia Compact - Dennis Meyers's Review
Posted: November 15, 2003, 5:32pm
review rating: 6.0
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Arrow The Gaggia Compact has 8 Reviews
Arrow The Gaggia Compact has been rated 7.13 overall by our member reviewers
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Phil Ingber 7.00
Dennis Meyers 6.00
Phil T 6.00
D Barrett 5.20
Kevin Dee 5.20

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 7.6
Manufacturer: Gaggia Quality: 6
Average Price: $599.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $599.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Whole Latte Love Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 2 weeks Overall 7
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: ForGetAboutIt -
Positive Product Points

Good Instruction book.  Easy to use and setup.  Looks good with small footprint..can easily fit under kitchen cabinets.

Negative Product Points

With Illy beans the Gaggia compact  makes lousy espresso and crema.  WLL support is bad and unsupportive when the machine is defective.

Detailed Commentary

Takes 9.5min to make a double crema from Illy beans with a grind setting of 3 or 4.  With a grind setting of 6 it takes 3 min to make a double crema from Illy beans and the taste is very watery.  Maybe I got a defective machine, but WLL support would not admit it was defective or offer any suggestions other than to "be happy" with watery cremas.  I returned it to WLL and will probably be nicked for their 20% restocking fee for a defective machine since they claim my return is "Buyers Remorse" and not defective machine...ouch.  I also bought their Jav Joe's Espresso deluxe beans..yuk.the Gaggia brewed a very very bitter espresso.  Even though WLL support recomended the Java Joe beans they had no idea why the Gaggia made such bitter espresso with the Java Joe beans.?  Some support!

Buying Experience

The Buying experience from Whole Latte Love was good and efficient.  However, BEWARE,  if you purchase a lemon or defective machine from them, then your support and  return experience will not be good!

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