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Gaggia Baby - All - Colin Newell's Review
Posted: July 5, 2001, 4:00pm
review rating: 4.0
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Gaggia Baby Espresso Models
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Nadav Caine 9.33
Patrick Sloane 9.20
Andrew King 8.50
Brad Franks 8.00
Jesse Robinson 7.11

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.0
Manufacturer: Gaggia Quality: 9
Average Price: Varies Usability: 9
Price Paid: $395.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: PlanetRoasters Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 6 months Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: Intermediate Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Gaggia Classic
Bottom Line: This is one of the best espresso machine values for under $500
Positive Product Points

This is one of the few, true, out of the box espresso machines that gives pretty immediate results with the minimum of muss, fuss and reading.

Negative Product Points

The drip tray cover, I find, is a tad on the light and scratchable side.

Detailed Commentary

The "Baby" has all the same plumbing as the other members of the gaggia product except a thermoplastic shell. It is, perhaps, a tad quieter, but only because of the shell construction. Just like the others in the Gaggia family, there is plenty of steaming pressure for endless lattes and cappuccinos and a fast recovery rate for shot after shot of perfectly extracted espresso! I find the Baby very easy to use and moderately forgiving of tamp and grind. As always, use fresh coffee and a good Burr grinder. If this is your method of choice for coffee consumption, you will quickly realize, as I did, that you use precise amounts of coffee and water in the preparation of your drinks making your coffee dollar go a lot further when you are making your own specialty drinks for you and your friends.

Buying Experience

I received this machine from "the Planet" in Calgary. They have been very helpful with followup questions and after-sales support. They even tossed in some "Gaggia Baby" cleaning powder for good measure!

Three Month Followup

The Baby has since benn passed along to a partner in our web firm. He is very happy with it. I have moved up to the Gaggia Classic

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