Gaggia Classic Espresso Machine
Welcome to the Gaggia Classic espresso machine review. We’ll take a look at the many features of this Gaggia espresso maker and we’ll also make some suggestions as to who might best benefit from this pump driven espresso machine. Like I’ve said before, but if you’re here for the first time you may not know this, but pump driven espresso makers are in my opinion better than steam driven espresso machines.
The reason for this, is that you can get the water under greater pressure with a pump than you can in most steam espresso machines and this allows for great flavor extraction from your espresso coffee beans. The Gaggia 14101 that we are looking at today is a pump driven espresso machine and offers a very robust 17 and a half bars of pump pressure. I usually look for anywhere from around 8 bars on up with a preference for 12 bars of pressure or more. This Gaggia Classic espresso machine has that in spades.
Some other great benefits of this Gaggia stainless steel espresso machine is of course its brushed stainless steel exterior. And this is what you get from many of the bigger and better names in the espresso machine market. You get greater attention to detail like steel housing and pumps for the appropriate pressure to extract full flavor from the espresso beans. Yes, the Gaggia espresso machine is not cheap, but it is a high quality espresso machine from a reputable manufacturer that also serves commercial coffee shops and the likes. The finish, in my opinion is often indicative of the quality in many cases and not just with semi automatic espresso machines.
Here are some of the many features of the Gaggia Classic espresso machine:
- Large 72 ounce removable for easy filling, water reservoir
- Stainless steel housing, brass portafilter and grouphead for temperature consistency
- 17.5 bar high voltage boiler and pump, Gaggia frothing wand and hot water dispenser
- Easy to clean and removable stainless steel drip tray
- Tamper, measuring scoop and both single and double filter baskets included
This little espresso machine that could offers everything to get started. From both single and double filter baskets for your portafilter to an espresso tamper, you have everything here that you need. Plus a very good machine in the Gaggia Classic espresso machine. Having a hot water tap is helpful too if you have guests who prefer tea or cocoa. And this small espresso maker is only about 14 inches x 8 inches x 9 inches and won’t hog much kitchen counter space.
Here is what one satisfied customer had to say about their Gaggia Classic espresso machine:
This machine has a robust build, and high quality parts. Its tank heats the water quickly, and to a proper temperature, and the pump is powerful enough to do the job properly. Overall, this is a well built machine that should last you many decades. Although it seemed expensive when I bought it, it has averaged out to about 6 cents a day to own it… This one just keeps going and going. – Wayne