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Gaggia Espresso - Lisa S's Review
Posted: February 12, 2009, 2:44pm
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Gaggia Espresso
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Arrow The Gaggia Espresso has 33 Reviews
Arrow The Gaggia Espresso has been rated 7.67 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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John Schmidt 8.56
Brad C. 8.45
Shawn Duden 8.00
Vils M. DiSanto 7.88
Stephen Bozler 7.87

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.6
Manufacturer: Gaggia Quality: 9
Average Price: $229.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $175.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: online, don't remember Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 4+ years Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Great 1st machine for the money.
Positive Product Points

Easy to use, fill and operate.

Negative Product Points

Original frother cracked during 1st week of use.  Replacement was pomptly sent  Ivory color absorbs more coffee stains as it ages.

Detailed Commentary

I was a novice latte drinker when I decided I wasn't going to spend the $ at the coffee shops for a daily dose of espresso.  This was 6-7 yrs ago now.  I researched what made a good machine and chose a pump driven vs steam driven machine.   This machine has finally stopped working after about 6-7 yrs.  I've replace the fuse 4 times and this final time (4th) did not fix what was broken.  I often wonder how many people toss a perfectly good machine when a replacing the fuse is a simple fix at the cost of $1.25?  I've used this machine a least once daily during this time with the exception of waiting to receive replacement fuses I can't seem to find locally.    I am a "safe" coffee consumer.  I stick with what I like and this machine saved me tons of money over the years considering what a 16 oz latte runs in any coffee shop/kiosk.  I'd purchase it again, but am looking for an updated look.  Amazingly enough, you can still find it online.

Buying Experience

I really don't recall who I purchased this from.  It was online and they replaced the cracked frother without hassel.

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