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Philips Gaggia RI8161

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Philips Gaggia RI8161. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. Opinions about the capacity and size are generally positive. The price and durability are also appreciated, but there are some critical comments about the noise.

usability, durability, price, size, capacity


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 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 24 reviews)

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Consumer review by: Paul (

What a treat


Bought this machine with some trepidation after reading other reviews. I needn't have worried as it produces excellent coffee with a variety of blends of coffee. All you need is a little patience and to read the instructions carefully. Yes it takes a...

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: DMack (

Great coffee


In many ways a basic expression machine butit produces consistently great coffee. Great crema, robust build.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Elizabeth (

Gaggia Classic RI8161 Espresso Coffee Machine - Silver


This is brilliant would not be without it liked coffee before but love it now would recommend to anyone. Brilliant

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Grahamss (

Superb coffee


Does exactly what it says on the tin. Excellent espresso coffee with a good crema on top

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: IAN (




Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Blair (

Don't forget to tamp well!


Great coffee machine, makes great espresso. However DO remember to tamp your coffee properly, on my first go I didn't (and I didn't have the "crema device" fitted either which might make a difference).

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: Ruth (

Disappointing and returned


I have to agree with Quinn of Bristol and confess that I did read his review before my purchase but in view of the majority views being positive hoped that maybe Quinn was just unlucky. Accordingly, I puchased this coffee maker and tried 5 or 6 times...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Hugh (

Makes Classic Coffee


Fantastic machine , you make coffee better than the coffee shop chains !

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: yeti (

top kit !


gaggia classic espresso machine, good size, looks fab in stainless steel, works great, like all of these type machines a bit of a faf, but be patient , it makes superb coffee with a lovely crema top, always a perfect start to the day !

May, 2011

Consumer review by: coffee addict (

coffee maker


a worth while purchase

May, 2011