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Gaggia Espresso - Kumar McMillan's Review
Posted: January 11, 2007, 8:32pm
review rating: 6.0
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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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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: 8.8
Manufacturer: Gaggia Quality: 9
Average Price: $229.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $199.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: espressozone Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 month Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I like coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: delicious espresso, decent cappucino, cool retro-euro look
Positive Product Points

makes delicious espresso, makes a decent cappuccino, has a cool retro-euro look, quick startup time, and worth every penny

Negative Product Points

the steam spout isn't positioned very well (limited range of motion when steaming).  Also it's a little hard to get the coffee holder handle thing all the way in place.

Detailed Commentary

Wow!  Thanks so much to coffeegeek -- this was the entry level espresso machine I was looking for (a Christmas gift for my girlfriend).  I've spent some time in Paris drinking pleine de petits cafés and my girlfriend lived in Italy for a year.  We are highly impressed by the quality of this espresso and cappucino.  It's also relieving to know that a real espresso machine doesn't have to cost you $700.  

The body is plastic but the design is super retro, in a classic European way.  We still haven't fully got the hang of steaming milk -- the nozzle is positioned in a way that limits the vertical range of motion you can make with the cup of milk -- but it still makes a decent cappucino.

Buying Experience

very quick shipment, good price, easy ordering (espressozone.com)

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