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Gaggia Evolution

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of Gaggia Evolution. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. People are impressed by the performance and reliability. The design and price also get good feedback. There are some critical opinions about the noise and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Gaggia Evolution is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: Eran Levy (coffeegeek.com)

great value!

 

this is a great machine , gaggia bilt it with the same parts and power as they bilt the clasic and some more older models.

produce great espresso shots , lots of steam, easy to clean and its gaggia

short frothing wand (after removing the bigger plastic part off it)

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Leroy Coleman (coffeegeek.com)

An excellent machine as a starter if you think you want to try something without forking out huge amounts of cash. Or for those who have a tighter bu

 

I bought my Evolution second hand on an online auction website here in New Zealand a few months ago. It is nearly 9 years old, but has had little use and is actually in quite good condition. The fact that it has a full plastic body would have most...

Takes up minimal bench space. Relatively easy machine to learn on. For a plastic body it actually looks okay, not great, but not bad. Plus all the typically good things about Gaggia machines at this level such as a commercial size brass portafilter,...

It's a plastic body. Also the 'Turbo Frother" is terrible, just take the end off for a reasonable single hole steam outlet. If you can be bothered, replace it with a Sylvia wand. Steam power is good, but not for all that long so only small amounts of...

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Amine Hillal (coffeegeek.com)

A very beginner machine.

 

I don't have any espresso experience, as a biginner i was looking for a cheap and good espresso machine.

A very good machine for the price. I don't really have experience with espresso machine but this one do, like i hoped, very good espresso and milk crema. A very good espresso taste, not that strong for a biginner ; I'm from France than please excuse my...

I don't really know, i have use it for only one week ; But it needs a long time to be ready to make an espresso, about 6 or 7 minutes ; It's little bit hard to use, and make your kitchen dirty with a lot of coffee, but may be it's normal for an classic...

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Jeremy Sievers (coffeegeek.com)

The best machine in the sub $300 range, do not confuse with flashy stainless machine or the new weaker gaggia products

 

The machine is annoyingly limited to placement. Filling works best from the left side so even placing on a Gaggia Bar, it is in a bad place next to the grinder.

Solid product, 58mm REAL portafilter, good cycle time

plastic exterior, water tank could use a top fill option. The options for placement are limited to keeping sides open, because 1) the tank comes out easiest to the left and 2) the wand is on the right. Silly design...should have made these both happen...

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: Pinny B (coffeegeek.com)

All around capable machine for the price.

 

This machine really lets you appreciate what a much better machine can give you. It is quite capable, just sometimes a pain to use.

Relatively cheap price ; Quite capable (with a couple tweaks/workarounds) ; Steam light comes on fast ; Attractive looking ; Good build quality

Small boiler means not tons of steam (easy solution though - read below) ; Heating elements seems to cycle on/off alot ; Frothing attatchment kinda sucks (lots of easy solutions to this - read below)

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: Andy Fehrenbach (coffeegeek.com)

One of the best values on the market today!

 

I've owned this machine for a little over a month now, and I have to say that it has surpassed my expectations. At the price I paid, it's in the class with the deLonghi, Breville, Starbucks, and Hamilton Beach machines, and it is far superior to them....

Looks good on counter ; Hefty 58 mm brass portafilter ; Super Fast heat up time ; Large, stable drip tray

Short steam arm ; Cheap buttons ; Poor indicator lights ; Temperature stability ; Plastic Housing

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: Chris Dennis (coffeegeek.com)

Great bang for the buck.

 

First of all, the internal components of Gaggia Classic, Baby, Evolution, Carezza, Espresso, and Coffee are identical in terms of espresso brewing and steaming. So read this as a review of all of those.

Big, heavy, commercial-quality, chromed brass, 58mm portafilter. This means heat retention... and it just feels so nice in my hand ; Looks nice in my kitchen ; Paired with a good grinder, this machine is capable of consistently acceptable espresso -...

Small boiler means poor temp stability on shots ; Weak Steaming and lame "turbofrother" tip ; Very small drip tray with easily displaced grill ; Aluminum Boiler is theoretically more prone to corrosion (though I've experienced no problems, and the...

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: Brian Walsh (coffeegeek.com)

Good entry level machine at great price only hampered by very small drip tray

 

Bought this machine off ebay for my office as a cheap backup. machine wasn't double boxed very well and developed cracks on both side in transit-plastic case. Machine is still usabe but a little flimsy due to the cracks. Machine heats up quickly...

Capable of producing good espresso ; lots of steam ; good price for Gaggia internals ; 58mm portafilter

very small drip tray ; flimsy plastic construction ; no 3 way valve

Mar, 2006

Consumer review by: Adrian Pierorazio (coffeegeek.com)

This is a great machine to learn on and it is capable of making good espresso and espresso-based drinks in a home environment. Construction is typica

 

I bought my Evolution as a way to get into espresso. I've been a long-time lover of coffee and this hs turned into a quest for even better coffee experiences for about the last 16 years. After stumbling onto CoffeeGeek, I realized that my Krups...

This is, IMHO, a great looking machine at a reasonable price point. With the same internals of the other consumer Gaggias, it is capable of producing an excellent espresso and espresso-based drinks. It is very easy to use, simple to clean, very fast...

The external materials are plastic and the fit and finish on my (admittedly refurbished) model, while OK, are not perfect (think Nissan compared to BMW). The lack of a 3-way solenoid can result in an 'oyster squirt' when removing the portafilter too...

Oct, 2005

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Silver
Product Type:Espresso machine

Ergonomics

Removable water tank: Yes
Translucent water tank: Yes

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):220 x 270 x 340
Power requirements:230-240V, 50Hz / 120V, 60Hz
Type:Coffee/Espresso / Espresso

Performance

Capacity in cups:2
Maximum operating pressure:15
Water tank capacity:1.25

Power

Connected load:1300

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:6.1