Gaggia Classic Review about the Gaggia Classic Espresso Machine, features, and deep information about the product quality and basic features. A few years ago, espresso machines were reserved for individuals who have plenty of extra money to spend on machines that will do the bidding for their coffee-loving taste buds. Fast forward to the present, a wealth of espresso makers varying in price, capabilities, style, function, etc., are all around, making it easier to acquire one because of the increase in the choices available. The Gaggia Classic Pro is among the newer models from Gaggia, and based on looks alone, this little baby seems to impress. So let’s start Gaggia Classic Coffee Maker Review and select the best product according to your needs.
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Gaggia RI9380/46 Classic Pro Espresso Machine
The Gaggia Classic Pro would be a great pick for people looking for a high-performance machine with great looks to boot but do not want to overspend their hard-earned money. With its current price range at around $220 to $250, the Gaggia Classic Pro offers premium performance comparable to higher-priced machines but comes with a more affordable price. As a plus, the manuals that come with the machine are among the best ones around, so people who are critical about this kind of stuff will find this an awesome bonus.
Body & Design
Gaggia Classic Review: Sporting a high-impact, heat resistant polycarbonate material body, the Gaggia Classic Pro looks and feels durable. The high gloss and shine of this material also help in making the Evolution look good, with its sleek lines tilting its design style to the modern side of things. At 13-2/5 by 8-2/3 by 10-3/5 inches, it’s smaller than average, and this makes placement in the kitchen easier.
Commercial Size and Style Portafilter Handle
Comparable to premium grade Portafilters seen on other higher-end models, the one equipped on the Evolution performs quite well. A high-quality plastic material makes up the portafilter’s handle while the heavy chrome plated brass filter holder has a large diameter (58 mm) and distributes both coffee and water evenly on its wide surface area. On the other hand, the main brewing group the portafilter locks itself into is made of high-grade chrome-plated brass, which provides exceptional brewing conditions and handles heat and pressure like a champ.
55-watt pump, Dual-heating element boiler, and Slide-out Water tank
The Gaggia Classic Pro is equipped with a 55-watt pump that provides more than enough power to start the ball rolling in every brewing session. To minimize operation noise, it is placed on top of vibration-resistant rubber mounts. Meanwhile, its unique boiler system makes use of two heating elements which are embedded on the sides in order to provide heat evenly. These two components allow the Gaggia Classic Pro to have one of the fastest heat-up times and one of the most stable operating temperatures. As for the machine’s water source, the large removable 44 oz reservoir conveniently slides out from the side, which makes refilling as easy as pie.
Turbo Frother and ESE Pod Support
To get that creamy and delicious espresso taste, you can use the integrated Turbo Frother that contains air channels to help you achieve a thick consistency in your milk. One great feature present in this device is its ESE Pod support. This allows you to brew espresso using single-serve pre-packaged shots that are much easier to brew with and with less mess. The steam wand also serves as a hot water outlet, which makes it handy for hot beverages such as tea or hot choco.
User-friendly Controls for Temperature with Ready Light
The Gaggia Classic Pro can be operated by only using three simple rocker arm switches. One for power, one for Steam, and one for Brew. To start brewing, merely turn on the Brew button and wait until you get your desired volume. Once done, just hit it again to turn it off and proceed with the brewing. An indicator light will illuminate once the boiler reaches its optimal brewing temperature.
As a successor of the Gaggia Classic Review (same core components), the Gaggia Classic Pro boasts several improvements in design. By retaining the core features which made the Carezza popular and improving on its design shortcomings, Gaggia was able to come up with a better machine, the Gaggia Classic Pro. The impressive inner components combined with improved design should impress even advanced coffee enthusiasts with its great performance, good looks, and simple operation.
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