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Gaggia Espresso

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Gaggia Espresso. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. People really like the maintenance and reliability. The usability and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the design and size.

price, usability, reliability, maintenance

size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Gaggia Espresso is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: Chrissy (

Gaggia Espresso Red Coffee Machine


Easy to use. Perfect

Nothing bad to say.

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Gaggia Espresso Red Coffee Machine


The machine looks good.

The machine failed to work and had to be returned as faulty. The manual is extremely difficult to follow and very badly translated.

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Gaggia Espresso Red Coffee Machine


Really pretty and good value for money.

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: William (

Gaggia Espresso Red Coffee Machine


Reasonable price, efficient, easy to maintain, helpful instructions and simple to order.

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Gaggia Espresso Red Coffee Machine


Attractive, easy to use and affordable

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: Brenda (

Gaggia Espresso Red Coffee Machine


Produces great coffee, I use it mainly for lattes, cappuchinos etc, and its fairly easy to use. Coffee making is not instantaneous, due to the steps you have to go through, but not laborious either (note: I haven't tried the pods facility).

None yet, as far as I'm concerned.

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: Jackie (

Gaggia Espresso Red Coffee Machine


Looks good and does the job


Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: Andy B (

Best machine in its price range


I paid $180 for it here in israel (220v model) at a ‘netaction‘ auction.

Extracts good espresso, solid portafilter with spring catch for the filter basket. 58mm diameter filter matches popular ‘pro‘ grade tampers ; Relatively quick heatup (~6min), Milk steaming and frothing

Cpu warmer plate that doesn‘t really deserve its name. Looks, Somewhat flexible body

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Joe LaBore (

After ten years still going strong!!


I received this as a wedding gift in summer of 1999. Since then have averaged 2.5 uses per day. Thats over 10,000 "pulls". When I think it is ready for the recycle I am able to repair it for only a few dollars and it goes for another 3 years. The...

I cant break this thing ; Consistently good espresso once you get used to it

Plastic housing warps ; slow to reheat for multiple shots ; Somewhat noisy rattle from the steam relief ball valve

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Danny Hoffman (

Good basic machine for serious espresso. Get a good grinder or a reliable source for ground.


This is my first serious machine and in general I‘m pleased with it. Once I got the right grind I managed to make what I consider very good espresso-better than many "espresso bars". But the right grind needs a very good home grinder-or you have to...

Makes good espresso with a good crema if you use good coffee and get the proper grind. Easy to use and seems to be well made

Frothing- Wand is too short which makes frothing awkward. Steam capacity is too small, a second use means stopping and letting the steam cycle run again. Better for users who aren't strongly oriented towards cappuccinos and lattes

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications


Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver, White / Red
Housing material:Metal / Stainless steel
Product Type:Espresso machine


Illuminated on/off switch: Yes
Indication light: Yes
Removable Drip Tray: Yes
Removable water tank: Yes
Water level indicator: Yes

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):210 x 275 x 355 / 240 x 290 x 360
Power requirements:230-240V 50Hz / 120V 60Hz / 230-240V, 50Hz
Type:Coffee/Espresso / Espresso


Built-in coffee tamper:No / Yes
Capacity in cups:2
Cappuccino making: Yes
Maximum operating pressure:15
Types of drink:Cappuccino
Water tank capacity:1.25 / 1.95


AC input frequency:50
Connected load:1100 / 1300
Power:1100 / 1300

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:4.5 / 5.72