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Gaggia Classic - Al Raden's Review
Posted: November 21, 2000, 8:32am
review rating: 6.0
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Gaggia Classic Machine
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Arrow The Gaggia Classic has 79 Reviews
Arrow The Gaggia Classic has been rated 8.04 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
John Anderson 8.85
Patrick Sloane 8.00
Daryl Cross 8.00
Dan Pohl 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.4
Manufacturer: Gaggia Quality: 8
Average Price: $449.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 month Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Beginner Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: Great product for producing quality espresso
Positive Product Points

Consistently makes very good espresso.  Looks great - sturdy, serious.  Easy to clean.

Negative Product Points

Short Steaming Wand
Cheap plastic tamper

Detailed Commentary

After reviewing many of the products on this site and others, I decided to get the Gaggia Classic.  Got a great price from Best of Italy.  Prior to this, my only espresso machine was a Krups Bravo.  I was frustrated that the espresso it made tasted nothing like what I got from a good restaurant.  As a beginner, I was concerned that the Classic would be overwhelming, but it was easy to set up and learn.  It took me about a week to get the grind, tamp and timing correct, but now I can make consistently good espresso.  My wife is now hooked on cappucinos, and the Classic does a great job of steaming and frothing milk.  Wish the wand were a bit longer though.
The Classic was a big step up from my prior machine, but I am glad I went for it.  It would have been easy to take small incremental steps, and ended up spending a lot more money.

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