fabchef Senior Member Joined: 27 Feb 2007 Posts: 74 Location: mtl Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Wed Dec 19, 2012, 9:11pm Subject: gaggia tebe..anyone have one? are they good?
Hey Gang how are you? long time no speak...well, i still have my saeco magic combi and i'm having that itch to change machine. It works well, but i'm getting tired of the "fake foam" that it makes and want a real machine. I was looking around tonight and came across this (used)gaggia tebe. Was reading up a bit on it and seems like it's exactly like the gaggia classic machine, with metal body, 1300 watts AND has the 3-way solenoid. I just wanted to know if any of you have or have had this machine and want to know if it's any good? what year were these machines made??? please let me know..thanks fabs also..they are asking $300 (cdn) for it..is that a good price? thanks.
My concern would be about the hoses and clamps. My Classic has silicone rubber hoses without braided coverings. Those clamps and hoses have been the most leak free. As you have already noted, the other parts are very similar to a Classic.
I would want to see the machine and look inside it. Make sure there are no leaks, burn spot, and that the hoses are silicone. Even at that, $300 seems excessive.
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