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Gaggia RI9301

Gaggia RI9301
alaScore 80

46 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of Gaggia RI9301. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Gaggia RI9301 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Gaggia RI9301

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Gaggia RI9301 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

60% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Gaggia Baby Class RI9301/01Gaggia Baby Class RI9301/01

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Thomas (reevoo.com)

Gaggia Baby Twin Coffee Maker in Silver

 

It's easy to use, makes a great cup of coffee and fits under the wall cupboards in the kitchen.

On the other hand, you can't make coffee for a diner party using it and if you try to use the steamer and the espresso maker together, the steam pressurises the hot water more then the pump.

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: P-J De Boer (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Gaggia Baby Twin Espresso - P-J De Boer's Review

 

I have bought this machine two years ago, looking for something more to get out of my coffee than what my stovetop "espresso" pot could provide. Being briefly (but only very briefly) tempted by a Nespresso, I first considered buying a Silvia, but was...

Looks nice ; Easy to use ; Good machine for an espresso beginner ; Steams very well once you know how it works ; Makes decent espresso

Espresso quality seems to have its limits on this machine: good at best, never great ; Machine appears to have some design weakness which causes leaking from the driptray or via the solenoid valve

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Michael Smith (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Gaggia Baby Twin Espresso - Michael Smith's Review

 

O.k., I definitely would NOT buy this machine and would strongly recommend you don't either. Having said that, I continue to use and enjoy my machine several times every day. It brews excellent espresso shots. But that's about it. The water...

Very easy to use, very forgiving as to grinds, water reservoir well designed, easy to clean, buttons and controls are simple, attractive machine, portafilter and group head are chrome coated brass, drip tray easily removable, brews good shots, outside...

Extremely weak steam pressure; second "double boiler" is a ridiculously cheap snail-shaped pot metal/aluminum "thermoblock" which leaked after a couple of months, caused rust inside machine, and then quit working altogether; replacement parts nearly...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Don Surplus (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Gaggia Baby Twin Espresso - Don Surplus's Review

 

Do Not Buy The Baby Twin! Computer problems were not solvable by tech support. Replacement Baby Twin did the same thing, not solvable by tech support. In short, the computer activated by the "Touch-Ring" control delivers an inconsistent cup, from...

Makes a nice cup of coffee, manually

the computer problem was never solved by tech support from vendor or Gaggia

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: Jack Boyle (coffeegeek.com)

GAGGIA change your name to FIAT - as in "FIX IT AGAIN TONY"

 

We purchased this particular machine because we wanted an espresso maker that did not have a lot of 'bells and whistles' on it, because we wanted a reliable machine of good quality.

It makes really good espresso

It has broken down and been sent for repairs three times in the last 1 1/2 years ; The same component keeps failing ; We were informed that the company (Gaggia) has stopped making the part

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Trevor Balls (coffeegeek.com)

I will stay away from Gaggia when I purchase my new machine they will not be on my enquiry list.

 

I purchased the Gaggia Baby Twin on a deal whereby it included a base stand and Coffee Grinder all for $380 I thought thia was an extremely good deal.

Makes good Expresso but contaminates milk whilst frothing

Very unreliable , machine has broken down 3 times in 2 years with extensive waiting times for spares in between failures

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: Carol Wellins (coffeegeek.com)

It is an attractive machine, makes very good espresso, some problems with a machine oil smell from the steamer

 

Baby Gaggia Twin

Pros: Looks great, seems sturdy, is easy to use and clean, heats up quickly, makes very good espresso

Cons: There is a smell from the steam wand, it gets less over time and I am told that running descaler through it will eliminate it. (Why couldn't they do that?) The group head is configured in such a way that you cannot really fill the portafilter...

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: Max Wolff (coffeegeek.com)

Machine broke. Gaggia customer service pathetic. I will never buy another Gaggia again.

 

I had only had the Gaggia six months before it stopped working. I took it to the service centre recommended on the US Gaggia website. It sat there for a further six months while waiting for parts from Gaggia. Apparently the circuit board was kaput. So,...

The machine looks good and seemed to work pretty well, I got great coffee but the milk was hard to steam up

It broke after less than six months

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: Dan Phillips (coffeegeek.com)

Wait a few months till they work out the burnt tire taste, you won't regret it.

 

This is my second Gaggia Baby Twin. I returned my first one for the same reason. The steamer emits a foul odor that smells something like burning tires. It permeates the milk and smells and tastes disgusting. Gaggia/Importika has been kind to allow...

Very nice looking, easy to fill top loading tank, pre doser works fine, easy to clean

Steamer emits a foul odor. Permeates the milk and makes it taste disgusting. The on/off swithch is inconveniently placed in the back of the unit. Frother is rather toy like

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: Sean Montague (coffeegeek.com)

Not the machine for the new coffee maker.

 

Being a first time buyer of an espresso machine, I utilized the coffeegeek consumer reviews as my starting point. I narrowed down to a few machines with the Baby being the lowest on my list. But price won out. I recieved a 20% off from Bed Bath and...

Nice looking product

espresso never hot, pump stopped working after 3 months. More water than steam added to milk when frothing

Nov, 2008
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Product Specifications

Design

Built-in Display: No
Case design:Built-in / Freestanding
Colour of product:Black, Stainless Steel / Red / Silver
Control type:Buttons
Housing material:Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), Plastic
Number of spouts:2
Product Type:Espresso machine
Reservoir for brewed coffee:Cup
Steam pipe: Yes

Ergonomics

Cup holder: Yes
Removable Drip Tray: Yes
Removable water tank: Yes

Other features

Weight:7.3

Performance

Americano making:No / Yes
Built-in grinder: No
Caffe crema making: No
Capacity in cups:2
Cappuccino making:No / Yes
Chocolate milk making:No / Yes
Coffee input type:Coffee beans, Ground coffee / Coffee pod, Ground coffee
Coffee maker type:Manual
Coffee making:No / Yes
Espresso making: Yes
Heating system:Boiler
Hot chocolate making:No / Yes
Hot milk making: No
Hot water system:No / Yes
Latte macchiato making: No
Latte making: No
Lungo making: No
Mocha making: No
Orzo making: No
Ristretto making: No
Tea making: No
Timer: Yes
Types of drink:Americano, Cappuccino, Chocolate milk, Espresso, Hot chocolate, Hot water / Cappuccino, Coffee, Espresso / Espresso
Water filter: Yes
Water tank capacity:1.6

Power

AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:230
Connected load:1300
Power:1300

Technical Details

Pump Pressure:15

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:24.5 / 26.5
Height :40
Weight:7.3 / 7.5
Width:24.5 / 26.5