Posted Sun Sep 1, 2013, 9:04am Subject: Gaggia Baby Twin Espresso Machine vs Delonghi Semi-Automatic Pump Espresso Maker
In my "Delonghi Semi-Automatic Pump Espresso Maker" that I had for a year, water goes in the tray instead of making shot. No indications of descaling ( last one done few weeks ago). I'm thinking to get the same new one or "Gaggia Baby Twin Espresso Machine". So I just wonder if anyone could help me choose between the two. About us: Daily espresso drinkers- average 4+ double shots a day,don't care about cappuccino etc Like to have good "crema" that is hot, but not just worm. We would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks in advance to all who replied.
Posted Sun Sep 1, 2013, 2:01pm Subject: Re: Gaggia Baby Twin Espresso Machine vs Delonghi Semi-Automatic
In my "Delonghi Semi-Automatic Pump Espresso Maker" that I had for a year, water goes in the tray instead of making shot. No indications of descaling ( last one done few weeks ago). I'm thinking to get the same new one or "Gaggia Baby Twin Espresso Machine".
You did not specify which Delonghi so I am not sure, but many of the models share internals. You state had for "a year" and that does not strike me as a great recommendation for another, though I am not sure the model or problem. What is the path for water to the tray, or what model and we can try to find a diagram. OTOH, many are under $100 and may not be worth repair, but perhaps cleaning.
A note on the Twin, run, the other way. Search Gaggia Twin here on CG. Leaks and failures in about a year. Also see the note here marked review.
Posted Mon May 12, 2014, 12:05pm Subject: Re: Gaggia Baby Twin Espresso Machine vs Delonghi Semi-Automatic
I was able to resurrect my Delonghi EC860 for another year but it starts spitting water underneath the tray instead of making shot again. Just don't have 400 + bucks to spend now, I need something less expensive to last for a few years at least. What would be the alternative to Gaggia Classic or Rancilio Silvia?
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