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Gaggia Carezza Espresso Machine
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Product Details
Overall Rating 7.5, Based on 27 Reviews
Avg Price $229.00
Manufacturer Gaggia
Machine Type pump driven espresso, boiler, brass grouphead, brass portafilter, froth aider
Colors Black, Silver, White, Others
Class Semi Automatic Dual Purpose Boiler
Pro Review No
First Look Yes
QuickShot No

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The Gaggia Carezza is one of the company's "budget entry" espresso machines. It features many of the same parts found on other Gaggia machines.

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Jen Bolyard 03.07.2008 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Even a newbie can create decent espresso with this machine!
Scott Leong 05.24.2008 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Can this be the ONE?
Joe Dolan 02.05.2009 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Excellent value for the money.  Take the plunge and buy one!
Martin Strommer (quality: 3.5) 09.01.2006 Rating: 2.4
Bottom Line: Lacks in both built quality and usability. Would not recommend.
Skip Thomsen (quality: 4.5) 11.27.2004 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: Bottom line:  The Carezza is one heck of a bargain.
Chris Monroe (quality: 4.7) 11.22.2006 Rating: 4.0
Bottom Line: It may be beautiful on the inside, but it's a mess otherwise.  Find another Gaggia with better ergonomics.
Jen Savage (quality: 5.0) 05.27.2007 Rating: 7.0
Bottom Line: Good beginner machine, but will ultimately need to be replaced.
Kent Vaughn (quality: 5.2) 07.04.2005 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: One of the best machines for the cost
Erik Hovland (quality: 5.2) 12.14.2005 Rating: 6.8
Bottom Line: great machine for the price. But noise and hard water issues means I can only recommend for light use or starter machine.
Troy Howard (quality: 5.3) 02.15.2003 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: GREAT entry level espresso machine that makes shots equivalent to much costlier machines.
Kevin Flack (quality: 5.3) 02.06.2007 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Good machine, minor annoyances, GREAT ESPRESSO!!!
Greg Cook (quality: 5.4) 09.01.2005 Rating: 5.6
Bottom Line: Makes good coffee but NOISY
Jason Jacobson (quality: 5.8) 05.22.2003 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Great middle-ground machine for the price, just watch your parts carefully.
Shayne Farquhar (quality: 6.0) 11.07.2005 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Possibly the best value for money domestic machine on the market.
Scott Harris (quality: 6.0) 01.11.2008 Rating: 7.0
Bottom Line: I'd buy again question.
Dan Hamilton (quality: 6.3) 04.21.2004 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: It's easy to spend more  and get less. It's easy to spend a lot more and get more, too, but I'd rather blow the savings on exotic coffee.
Ian Hirst (quality: 6.4) 04.23.2002 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: An excellent mid range domestic product at an entry level price.
Nathan Enders (quality: 6.7) 09.07.2007 Rating: 6.8
Bottom Line: Great machine for the price!
Peter Buckley (quality: 6.8) 06.06.2004 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: Very satisfied with the RPR!!  (Results to Price Ratio). The costs are focused on what's inside (refreshing contrast)!  The hefty commercial sized chromed brass head group / portafilter is a true standout for this price range!
Ken Zemach (quality: 7.0) 06.07.2009 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: It's the Rocky of coffee makers: a bit rough around the edges, perhaps not that attractive, but rock solid quality and great results.
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