Gaggia Classic Espresso Machine Description
The Gaggia Classic Espresso Maker has a sharp looking stainless steel housing. This gives the espresso machine a real commercial feel and look. The espresso machine has a super powerful pump that is able to pump 17.5 bars pressure. The Gaggia Classic coffee machine also has a high voltage boiler, which allows the machine to heat the coffee very quickly. The portafilter fits snuggly, but is also able to be removed very quickly so that the next cup of coffee can be made instantly. The portafilter system is commercially designed so that filter can be removed and replaced quickly for use in a coffee house or any situation that requires multiple cups of coffee.
The unit includes a hot water dispenser so that you can make tea, but also has a frothing wand so that you can make a nice crema. The unit also includes a tamper and measuring scoop. The 72 ounce water reservoir is removable for easy refilling or cleaning. The unit has a brass portafilter and grouphead, which helps maintain temperature stability.
Gaggia Classic Espresso Machine Reviews
Reviewers felt that the portafilter and brew group were solidly made and high quality. The gaggia classic espresso machine is a good entry level machine and brews good espresso shots. The machine full fills all basic needs of an espresso machine. The machine really delivers with the pump and proper temperature levels during brewing. Pressure and temperature are vital components in brewing a good tasting espresso.
Most commenters feel that the Gaggia Classic is a great entry level machine. It holds the proper temperature and pressures to make any specialty coffee drink that you desire. One commenter suggested that you use filtered water to prevent corrosion of the aluminum boiler. It does take some maintenance and cleaning to keep the machine in good working order. Also, it's important to use a burr grinder so that you are not putting back pressure on the machine with the improper grind size. The burr grinder will allow you to grind or mill the coffee beans such that they are consistently the appropriate size for brewing. With these considerations, the Gaggia Classic is a great addition to any coffee lover's collection. You can enjoy perfectly brewed cappuccinos, lattes, espressos, and much more.