D4F Senior Member Joined: 15 Mar 2012 Posts: 1,676 Location: USA Expertise: I like coffee
Espresso: Gaggia Classic PID Grinder: Preciso
Posted Tue Jan 8, 2013, 9:41am Subject: Re: I got my Gaggia Classic! (And some problems with it.)
The plastic plate helps stop splash back out ot the tray when/if you get a forceful release of the 3 way. I see that more with backflush that brew. I leave it out as it is just another piece to wash and fit back in.
Doubles are easier to make than singles, especially when you are getting used to the machine. Make doubles and waste half if you really only want a single, or use a non-pressurized single basket. You may have trouble switching back and forth.
Coffeenoobie Senior Member Joined: 11 Dec 2011 Posts: 2,830 Location: PNW Expertise: I like coffee
Espresso: N S Oscar Grinder: K30 & Vario W
Posted Tue Jan 8, 2013, 9:44am Subject: Re: I got my Gaggia Classic! (And some problems with it.)
Double shots are my standard espresso. It is easier for me to do and that is the normal shot strength you get here in the PNW. Some cafes have it posted at the bottom of the menu signs. So that is what I do. No idea about the plate in the water tray.
Buying advice: GRINDER GRINDER GRINDER. Don't cheap out on the grinder.
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