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kofechai
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Posted Sun Sep 1, 2013, 8:04am
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.
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D4F
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Posted Sun Sep 1, 2013, 1:01pm
Subject: Re: Gaggia Baby Twin Espresso Machine vs Delonghi Semi-Automatic
 

kofechai Said:

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".

Posted September 1, 2013 link

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.

http://www.partsguru.com/GaggiaBabyClassandTwinBaby.html

For espresso without steaming, or limited steaming, Gaggia Classic would serve you well.  I will only recommend the Classic in Gaggia.  Refurb from WLL shipped $299.

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kofechai
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Posted Mon May 12, 2014, 11:05am
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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D4F
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Posted Tue May 13, 2014, 9:45am
Subject: Re: Gaggia Baby Twin Espresso Machine vs Delonghi Semi-Automatic
 

kofechai Said:

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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The $299 Classic Refurb noted above :)  Less than that for espresso is a used machine.

 
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