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Gaggia Classic

Gaggia Classic

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Reviews

  • Build Quality
    4.4 (8)
  • Value for Money
    3.6 (9)
  • Ease of Use
    3.8 (9)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.0 (8)
  • Noise Level
    3.8 (5)
  • Product is used
  • Consistency
    4.1 (8)
  • Milk Frothing
    3.3 (8)
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Greg
GregSydney, NSW
  • 12 reviews
  • 7 likes
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This is a great machine - not perfect though

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Purchased in .

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
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Bill
BillSydney, NSW

Be Warned before you buy

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Very disappointed with this machine. So disappointed that we had our trusty 12 year old Sunbeam Cafe series, repaired and will dispose of the Gaggia Classic. The machine is so small that you can only get the smallest cup under the filter. Don't even think of trying to use a mug or the new double wall glass cups. They just don't fit under the filter. We tried to avoid buying Chinese made, so went with Gaggia, but this machine is not the one for us.

Purchased in at Barista Warehouse for $799.

Value for Money
1/5
Ease of Use
1/5
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Smooch100
Smooch100Greater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Awesome coffee machine!

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LOVE this machine, makes awesome coffee, easy to use and clean! Just don’t expect to get the perfect cup right away, took us a few goes after we purchased it and some practice. You definitely need to invest in a good grinder, or can get your ground beans from a local cafe. The steam wand is amazing, steams/froths the milk quickly and really well, and easy to clean. Also make sure you use the right tamping pressure to compact your coffee. We bought a new stainless steel coffee tamper as the one that comes in the box is a small plastic one. Overall, we’re happy with this purchase, the quality of the coffee is perfect and well worth the money spent.

Purchased in at Harvey Norman.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
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reiBee
reiBee
  • 7 reviews
  • 2 likes
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Great home machine

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We bought this machine in June 2020 and it's going great. Neither of us were coffee experts but we've picked it up pretty easily, this machine makes it simple enough.

Purchased in at Appliances Online for $646.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
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Rorted
RortedGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
  • 7 reviews
  • 4 likes

The best household appliance I have ever owned.

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The one possession that's been with me for 20 years. Coffee as good as it gets. gets used almost every day. parts are available and cheap if necessary, Worth every cent, wish all appliances were this good again.

Purchased at David Jones Retail Stores for $600.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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jaseaway
jaseawaySydney, NSW
  • 6 reviews
  • 11 likes

Great home coffee machine with some tweeking

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I bought my Gaggia second hand from a very disappointed owner that only had it a few months. At first I could see her frustration this simple machine is not just a press of a button and her comes a perfect espresso. I had to play with the beans and grinds to get the correct flow and even had to replace my cheap grinder with a good one.
After many years of service it is still producing excellent morning coffees and well worth the time and investment of new grinder.

Purchased in for $300.

Build Quality
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
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Sam T.
Sam T.Illawarra, NSW

Keep saving up and buy a good machine for a bit more $

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Went from the Saeco Via Venezia to this and they are world's apart. Within the first year of owning the machine, it needed a $100 of maintenance not covered by any warranty. The grind required for the coffee is very fine or it makes a weak coffee. The space between the arm and the base is too small for a standard mug so you have to take the tray out.
Took up all these with the imported to be told that these were all choices that I should have considered and really not interested.
My advise, save up a bit more than the $700 for this machine and get a good machine that is reliable.

Purchased in for $700.

Build Quality
2/5
Value for Money
1/5
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M K.
M K.Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

Disappointing

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Purchased in .

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Khuntella
Khuntella
  • 3 reviews

This machine is simple, and entirey appropriate technology for a good macchiato

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Purchased in at Myer Online Store for $499.

Build Quality
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
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migo33
migo33Sydney, NSW
  • 20 reviews
  • 10 likes

Durable, affordable espresso machine

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I have a 2004 Gaggia classic and with the right maintenance routine it will last forever. Parts are relatively cheap and easy to replace. The only reason not to get good espresso from this machine are bad coffee bins and grinder.

Purchased in .

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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A great starting espresso maker with a few minor setbacks

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The Gaggia Classic is a easy machine to use and very forgiving. I have used many different kinds of beans in this machine and as long as the grind of the coffee is right, I am usually satisfied.
It is quite easy to use although it is a little clunky because of its size. I find myself having to negotiate the espresso cup under the portafilter to avoid spilling the coffee. Also the tamper is a little flimsy and is too small for the portafilter (easy fix, just buy a decent tamper). Cleaning isn't an issue.
I have had it for a little over a year and I am quite impressed with this device. I hope to have it for many more years to come.

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We're very happy to hear to that you're well impressed with the Gaggia Classic, Nostrodamus! We really appreciate your feedback, thank you for sharing!

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Simon i
Simon iTerrigal
  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like

Excellent

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Amazing
Have 2, one at home, one at work.
Make excellent coffe, better than you can buy most of the time.
Combine with a good grinder and it’s one of the best things you’ll ever buy
Can’t fault it
Very very very very very good

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Buddy
BuddyGeelong
  • 4 reviews
  • 3 likes

I love my classic....

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Had the machine 12 years. No real learning curve.. once you get the beans and grind of your desire, you'll want all your coffees made from a classic..
Cleaning is easy. Not sure if overflow pipe has been threaded since I purchased mine but it easily pulls out to allow resovoir tank access for cleaning.. Shower head only thing that needs a tool and in 12 years I've taken off twice to clean the holes (I'd advise to do more regularly, lol)..
the water pump has just gone on mine and again this machine shines, with everything inside easily disconnected with replaceable parts.. after a while you realise your in a secret club, only classic owners know the coffee that this machine can produce. Is there a fan club?

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Go_Hawkers
Go_Hawkersmelbourne
  • 4 reviews

Excellent Coffee Every Day

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If you love coffee you already know Gaggia and you might know about this machine too. It's the brilliant baby Gaggia and its sits in pride of place in our kitchen. I use it every day and am always interested in trying new roasters. This develops the real power you need to get a proper espresso extraction but you also need to have the touch and skill loading the basket just right, to get top results..I clean it after every coffee to keep it taint free - if you look after your equipment, it will look after you. It is solidly made and I expect to own ity for many years to come

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Alex R
Alex RSydney, NSW
  • 21 reviews
  • 17 likes

Handy little thing, hard to clean

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Questions & Answers

jill
jillasked

bought a gaggia classic 4 weeks ago & still trying to make froth for our cappachino, cant do it, very annoying, any tips, we have looked at youtube & manual, disappointed our last coffee machine, not gaggia, had lots froth, help ????

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jill
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bought a gaggia classic 4 weeks ago & still trying to make froth for our cappachino, cant do it, very annoying, any tips, we have looked at youtube & manual, disappointed our last coffee machine, not gaggia, had lots froth, help ????

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JCI
JCIasked

We’ve had our Gaggia Classic for about eight months having previously owned a Saeco Via Venezia for 10 years. We’re very disappointed with the Gaggia as we’re unable to achieve the right consistency of milk to create a successful flat white. We’ve tried everything we can think of, including watching tutorials on how to heat the milk, all to no avail. We didn’t have a problem with our previous machine.
I note that the Pannarello from the Saeco is said to fit a Gaggia Classic, but the one from our previous Saeco certainly doesn’t fit our Gaggia wand, so no luck there either, if we want to go down that avenue. Also, the Gaggia seems to be very touchy about the amount of grind the beans have.

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Details

CategorySemi-Automatic and Manual Coffee Machines
Price (RRP) $790.00
Pump Pressure15 bar
Input Power1,300 W
Dishwasher Safe PartsNo
Water Tank Capacity2.1 L
Dimensions 380 x 230 x 240 mm
Weight8 kg
Milk FrotherSteam Wand
Bean GrinderNone
Colour / FinishStainless Steel
Release date
Replaced byGaggia New Classic
ManualDownload manual
  • GTIN12: 693402141017

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