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Philips Gaggia RI8161

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews of Philips Gaggia RI8161. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and durability. The design and price also get good comments. Opinions are divided on the maintenance. Many are critical about the capacity and noise.

usability, price, design, durability, reliability

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Philips Gaggia RI8161 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: Tash79 (

Great value for money


The Gaggia was a bit more expensive than our previous machine but at the price from Tesco it's well worth the money.\nWe've started grinding our own beans too and can now make fantastic coffee at home, it's has a really creamy finish to the expresso!

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: Mac (

Gaggia RI8161/40 2.1 Classic Coffee Machine -Brushed Stainless Steel


Good Points: Produces an excellent frothy cup of espresso! Bad Points: You MUST use bottled water or risk progressive blocking (scaling) of the hot water 'coils' (that you can not directly access to clean). Only very regular use of Gaggia (SAECO)...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Lilian54 (

Excellent easy to use coffee machine


Bought as a gift for my husband, it is used every day without fail.

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: Pheobe68 (

A classic but not for the faint hearted!


I have had the Gaggia coffee maker for a few months now. After a trip to Italy it seemed a good idea to be able to wake up and get the authentic taste of coffee from a proper coffee maker. I would suggest if you want the easy option not to go for this...

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: DR45 (

Excellent expresso maker


Tried and tested,, the Gaggia Classic can be relied upon to make an aromatic expresso with smooth crema. A solid performer that does not disappoint.

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Meryl73 (

Absolutely fantastic!!


My Gaggia Classic was an absolute steal at half price, the service from Tesco Direct was brilliant and the machine is a dream. I'm in coffee heaven! Thank you Tesco :)

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Simusik (

An attractive looking and effective coffee machine that is the business!


The first thing that strikes you when setting up the machine is that it looks lovely in its Brushed Stainless Steel. The second thing you notice is that the machine is very solid and built to exacting quality standards. Setting the machine up and...

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Ljpacker (

Treat yourself!


I bought this after my delonghi icona started leaking and it was worth the extra money. Its solid construction and perfect design made the icona feel like a cheap toy. The pressurised basket is fiddly but it does improve the crema for a cheap espresso...

Aug, 2013

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Gaggia coffee machine


Good quality product with a frother that actually works to make excellent lattes.\nNeed to read thro' instructions and run the machine a couple of times to get the hang of it tho'

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Grampie (

Excellent product -- poor delivery & customer service


Product is excellent. The problem I had was the first machine I received did not work. So I visited my local store to get a replacement. I was told I would get a new machine within a few days but I had to visit the store twice and make numerous phone...

Jun, 2013