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Gaggia Classic Espresso Machine

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the maintenance and size are generally positive. The reliability and build quality are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the noise and value for money.

usability, build quality, reliability, size, maintenance

value for money, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Gaggia Classic Espresso Machine is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 243 user reviews of Gaggia Classic Espresso Machine from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers on

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Gaggia 14101 Classic Espresso Machine, Brushed Stainless SteelGaggia Classic Espresso Machine with Instructional CD

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Gaggia Classic


Very disappointed that this had so many moving parts. Found it difficult to set up and then performance was testy with espresso half way across the kitchen and then the frothed tip flew off as well!

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The Classic Gaggia Espresso machine functions very well.


The Gaggia espresso machine was easy to put together with the help of DVD instructions, especially video of correct pours vs. incorrectly tamped and ground coffee pours.  These visual instructions made start up foolproof.  Once set up it has performed...


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Less than I had hoped for


I've had my Gaggia Classic for nearly two years after having purchased it through Amazon and getting an Amazon-sponsored discount off of the $500, don't-bother-looking-around-it's-the-same-everywhere price. As this is my first home espresso maker, it ...

Good pump pressure

Cheap construction. REALLY noisy. Requires two right hands to froth milk.

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Good machine for espresso, not so much on Lattes


I've had mine for a year now. The initial learning curve was pretty steep. It took me a month to really get good, which I hear, isn't bad. I suspect, as with all machines, the bean type (oils) and the grind, etc REALLY make a difference on the shot ...

High pump pressure, reliability, uhhhhh I like my drinks I make.....

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Excellent Home Espresso Machine at $500


Prolog There are several - easily about a dozen - major brands competing in the $500 range for competent home espresso machines. Surprised? Who in their right mind would spend a half a "G" on a "coffee maker"? Well, my fellow epinionators, I have ...

High performance home machine can last for generations.

A little slower to froth than it's closest rival.

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Am I glad I bought this!!!


Easy to use ; great results ; nice appearance

A better tamper would have been nice - the included one is plastic

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Best Machine on the market... for the price!


Clean nice easy to clean very sharp in the kitchen

You need to know how to make a good coffee with it !

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Excellent Unit


Good construction, small foot print, excellent crema and steamed milk

No negatives

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It's hard to beat the Gaggia Classic


The Quest for espresso perfection While working in the gourmet coffee industry, I have to admit, I got a little too picky about my espresso. It is to the point now where I will go out for a cup and silently critique everything the barista ...

Nearly foolproof perfect espresso drinks.

Many people will stop at the $500 price.

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Very good machine, value for money


I have extensive experience with two espresso machines: the FrancisFrancis-X1 and this Gaggia. I hav ...

Strong construction, fast, reliable, easy-to-use

cupholder does get warm, but takes a long time to warm cups

Product Specifications

Consumers Best Buy! The Gaggia Classic is one of our best sellers for several reasons. Commercial grade quality: Rugged construction of heavy duty materials for longevity. Elegance: Choose between a stainless steel housing, with brushed or polished finish for a professional appearance. High performance: Forged brass components to stabilize temperature with a three-way solenoid valve and independent expansion valve. The Gaggia Classic turns anyone into a "Barista" in their own home. Includes two stainless steel filter baskets (single and double shot), coffee tamper and 7g measuring scoop.