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Gaggia MDF - Martyn Haigh's Review
Posted: August 15, 2011, 6:45am
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Arrow The Gaggia MDF has 32 Reviews
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A C C 9.00
B T 9.00
Lance Goffinet 8.88
Mark Babbe 8.20
Patrick T 7.66

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 6.6
Manufacturer: Gaggia Quality: 7
Average Price: $249.00 Usability: 4
Price Paid: $180.00 Cost vs. Value 6
Where Bought: Ebay Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 4+ years Overall 6
Writer's Expertise: I like coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: A great classic: pity it doeesn't work better.
Positive Product Points

A Masterpiece of industrial design

Negative Product Points

Messy: delivers too much coffee for the gaggia machine it was used with

Detailed Commentary

The metal-bodied models are a classic of the golden age of italian industrial design (if you look on ebay it you can find 230v models sold as heirlooms). Even the plastic bodies are handsome. And they are good grinders. But they are messy. And the killer for me was that two doses was just too much for the double basket on my gaggia machine: the coffee got through to the wrong side of the showerscreen and clogged the whole thing up. Taking the expresso machine apart at 0700 hrs when I was gagging for a coffee got to be no fun. I gave up and got a gaggaia platinum vogue bean-to-cup machine (at a very good price when on holiday in italy: I've a sentimental attachment to gaggia machines, god knows why). Apart from some lingering concerns about its longterm durability, I recommend it very highly to anyone with no fantasies about being a home barista, and no taste for buckets of long milky drinks.

Buying Experience

OK. Buy one in italy (or on ebay it) if you have the chance, and the right supply voltage. The prices elsewhere are too high, but no worse than other grinders.

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