Gaggia 14101 Classic Espresso Machine, Brushed Stainless Steel

March 1, 2010 by  
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  • Coffee/espresso machine with 72-ounce removable water reservoir
  • Stainless-steel housing; brass portafilters and grouphead for temperature stability
  • 17-1/2-bar pump with high-voltage boiler; hot-water dispenser; frothing wand
  • Single- and double-shot stainless-steel filter basket, tamper, and measuring scoop included
  • Measures 14-1/4 by 8 by 9-1/2 inches

Product Description
Consumers Best Buy! The Gaggia Classic is one of our best sellers for several reasons. Commercial grade quality: Rugged construction of heavy duty materials for longevity. High performance: Forged brass components to stabilize temperature with a three-way solenoid valve and independent expansion valve. Gaggia is in the process of rolling out a new Turbo-Frother wand replacing the metal frothing wand and sleeve. The Gaggia Classic turns anyone into a "Barista" in the... More >>

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List Price: $379.00
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5 Responses to “Gaggia 14101 Classic Espresso Machine, Brushed Stainless Steel”
  1. I bought this for my boyfriend after loads of research, as he’s very particular about his coffee.

    On the plus side, the foamer works great!

    On the not so great side, the machine doesn’t stop on it’s own, it needs to be primed with every use, and it’s very difficult to get hot coffee.

    We had to return it and get the automatic Gaggia instead. We haven’t tried it as it hasn’t arrived yet, but we’re hoping it will be an improvement.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  2. D. King says:

    I was able to test this machine at Peet’s (great customer service, I would have bought from them if I had wanted it). I worked as a barrista in college and I know how to make excellent espresso drinks, having made thousands. However, there was not sufficient pressure to make a single proper cappuccino. Reading the reviews of the Rancilio Silvia, I bought it instead without a test drive and was pleased how much better it works. It will make a real espresso (I like Lavazza Qualita Oro’s grind, which is slightly courser than Illy’s), and put good foam on enough milk for two lattes. It far outperforms the Gaggia Classic, for only a small amount more.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  3. Books4me says:

    This is one of the last honest home espresso units you can find.If you get the MDF grinder that Gaggia also offers you will be very happy.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. This is a well built machine, does a great job of making espresso drinks, and is a pleasure to use. I investigated several automatic machines in the price range of the Gaggia, but in the final analysis, I was not willing to trade convenience for robustness of the Gaggia. The automatic machines are full of plastic parts and mechanisms that lead me to question their longevity.

    Should the Gaggia fail in the future, it appears to be easily serviceable and replacement parts are readily available.

    My only minor complaint is, when frothing milk, the steamer readiness indicator light occasionally goes off. I assume the reason has something to do with steam reservoir capacity.

    Rating: 4 / 5

  5. K. grant says:

    Beautiful machine, makes a great expresso but I’m very upset about the turbo frother attachment. I’ve tried to froth milk 6 times and every single time, no matter how hard I slip the attachment up at the tube it slides down during frothing creating a huge spilling mess. It’s unbelievable that the designers of this machine couldn’t come up with something that works and stays in place to withstand the steam pressure.

    If you ony drink expressos buy this machine but if you love cappucinos and lattes don’t bother with this one.
    Rating: 3 / 5