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Gaggia Classic

alaTest has collected and analyzed 192 reviews of Gaggia Classic. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. People are impressed by the maintenance and size. The reliability and price are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the capacity.

usability, price, reliability, size, maintenance


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Gaggia Classic is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: David Ludlow (

Gaggia Classic review


It's what a good espresso machine should be: simple to operate and capable of producing perfect espresso shots

These minor points can't distract from the quality of the Gaggia Classic. It's a pure and simple espresso machine that delivers excellent coffee. Its pro group handle means you need to learn a bit of technique to get the right results, but it's not...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: (

Best value espresso machine


Reviewers say that the Gaggia Classic produces a nearly perfect espresso for a fraction of the cost of high-end machines. Several users who have owned their machines for years say the Gaggia is very durable and holds up well to consistent daily use....

Simple controls, compact, durable, uses ground coffee or ESE pods

Hard to judge water level, cheap plastic tamper, cheap frothing wand, aluminum boiler susceptible to corrosion

Nov, 2010

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Gaggia Classic


Read about the functions and features of the Gaggia Classic that make it stand out as a quality espresso machine.

The Gaggia Classic comes in a variety of colors to match your kitchen color scheme

This espresso machine lacks important safety features including a polarized plug and a short cord

Coming straight from Italy, the Gaggia Classic makes espresso using a powerful bar pump pressure system.

Expert review by: (

Gaggia Classic Review


The Gaggia Classic coffee machine is one of the most popular home coffee machines on the market. It is made by the Italian company, Gaggia, which is a name synonymous with espresso and espresso machines. Here we take a look at what it is about the...

Consumer review by: bobtyson (

Very good coffee, watch the descaling.

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I have had this Gaggia Classic for just over three years. It makes wonderful coffee. The paradox is crema improves further as the machine scales up. Descaling is recommended every one or two months. When I bought the machine the cost of descaler was...

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: HertsFairview (

Classic Update

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i have recently bought a capsule machine (Nespresso Pixie) and was interested to read the Which rating compared to the Gaggia Classic which I have used for many years, and still use regularly because it is so good.The o capsules cost about 29p each , I...

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: 2011-08-02 14:54:05.837 (

Mike Maybin

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I am surprised at this machine being a best buy". Within a few months Phillips had to replace the part where the coffee filters through. Recently, and the machine is only 8 months old), it has become dangerous to use, having tendency to spew out...

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: 2011-07-24 11:48:18.657 (

Gaggia Classic Coffee Machine

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I have had 2 of these machines and each one only lasted 2.5 years before packing up. We live in a med to hard water area. I only use filtered water and de-scale regularly. I now am looking for a new machine again. We only make about 4 cups of coffee a...

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: CMR305314809 (

Hard Water Problems

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I wouldn't receommend the gaggia classic, I've had it for 18 months and it's stopped wprking. Apparently i need to send it off and have it serviced at a charge. I've carried out all the tips.I've finally brought my old moulinex coffee machine down from...

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: HertsFairview (

A very good machine

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I had a Gaggia Classic for 10 years, and have recently replaced it with a new Classic. Sometimes I grind beans with my burr grinder, sometimes I buy Illy Espresso. Illy is consistently good , doing your own thing can bring variable results depending on...

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications


Colour of product:Brushed steel
Housing material:Stainless steel
Product Type:Espresso machine


Illuminated on/off switch: No
Removable water tank: Yes
Water level indicator: Yes

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):230 x 240 x 380
Filter:pods / ground coffee
Power requirements:230-240V 50Hz / 120V 60Hz


Cappuccino making: Yes
Maximum operating pressure:15
Types of drink:Cappuccino
Water tank capacity:2.1


Connected load:1300

Weight & Dimensions