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Gaggia Classic - Mack Hiato's Review
Posted: December 13, 2004, 2:23pm
review rating: 3.7
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Arrow The Gaggia Classic has 78 Reviews
Arrow The Gaggia Classic has been rated 8.03 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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A C C 9.00
Daryl Cross 9.00
John Anderson 8.85
Peter Buchta 8.00
Dan Pohl 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 5.4
Manufacturer: Gaggia Quality: 4
Average Price: $449.00 Usability: 7
Price Paid: $400.00 Cost vs. Value 4
Where Bought: Give it a Stir Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 4+ years Overall 4
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Going to buy something else rather than get it repaired again.
Positive Product Points

Looks great.

Negative Product Points

Rust, broken light covers, broken handle, warped tray cover, expensive repair shop. Slack engineering tolerances.

Detailed Commentary

Cost 50% more than a Gaggia Coffee model but gets you a better looking machine.  Not meant for heavy use or longevity.  Lots of maintenance and broken parts when using once or twice a day.

Not worth the premium price.  Would feel better about it if price was in line for a disposable item. Service is expensive and takes a couple of weeks to get your machine back, though they did give me a loaner once.

With the right touch and great beans you can get a decent shot though not consistant.

Not the finest example of Italian engineering.

Buying Experience

Easy to buy and find service for in Toronto.

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