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Gaggia Classic - Ed McGovern's Review
Posted: February 15, 2001, 11:43am
review rating: 5.0
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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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Daryl Cross 9.00
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John Anderson 8.85
Patrick Sloane 8.00
Dan Pohl 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.8
Manufacturer: Gaggia Quality: 8
Average Price: $449.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 year Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Intermediate Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: No regrets, a consistent and reliable machine
Positive Product Points

Looks good, reliable, quality feel, easy to get consistent results

Negative Product Points

Came fitted with plastic autofrother gadget
Steamer arm is irritatingly positioned

Detailed Commentary

This is my first machine. I got it from best-of-italy.com for 160 (usually 275 in UK)
Ive owned it for a year now and found it easy to learn on, since it is reliable and behaves consistently.
The autofrother it was supplied with was appalling, I changed it for the original steam wand and never looked back.
It is depressing to look inside - looks much less robust than you would think.
Needs a decent grinder, I struggled with a Russell Hobbs burr grinder for a few months, but it never really worked well.
With the MDF that problem is solved.

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