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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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Ian Hirst (quality: 6.4) 04.23.2002 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: An excellent mid range domestic product at an entry level price.
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.
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.
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.
Ron Moskovitz (quality: 7.4) 04.23.2004 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: A nice machine that will start you on the road to really understanding espresso.
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!
Greg Kaan (quality: 8.2) 06.07.2004 Rating: 7.4
Bottom Line: Ridiculous value has to make you think about the cost of many other machines
Skip Thomsen (quality: 4.5) 11.27.2004 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: Bottom line:  The Carezza is one heck of a bargain.
Kent Vaughn (quality: 5.2) 07.04.2005 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: One of the best machines for the cost
Greg Cook (quality: 5.4) 09.01.2005 Rating: 5.6
Bottom Line: Makes good coffee but NOISY
Michael Allan (quality: 7.2) 10.09.2005 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Hands down this is a professional machine for a discount price, spend the extra 30 bucks on a good tamper...
Shayne Farquhar (quality: 6.0) 11.07.2005 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Possibly the best value for money domestic machine on the market.
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.
Dr. Robert Case (quality: 8.9) 07.21.2006 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: An excellent espresso machine for a small price.
Martin Strommer (quality: 3.5) 09.01.2006 Rating: 2.4
Bottom Line: Lacks in both built quality and usability. Would not recommend.
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.
Robert Seidlitz (quality: 8.0) 12.11.2006 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Excellent value for the money and a great entry-level machine
Kevin Flack (quality: 5.3) 02.06.2007 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Good machine, minor annoyances, GREAT ESPRESSO!!!
Jen Savage (quality: 5.0) 05.27.2007 Rating: 7.0
Bottom Line: Good beginner machine, but will ultimately need to be replaced.
Matthew Hall (quality: 8.0) 08.19.2007 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: For making a reasonable shot of espresso this machine is a bargain, it has already paid for itself, having kept me chain store free since I've had it.
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