Gaggia 14101 Classic Espresso Machine, Brushed Stainless Steel

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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

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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 >>

Gaggia Classic Semi-Automatic Espresso Maker. Pannarello Wand for Latte and Cappuccino Frothing. Brews for Both Single and Double Shots. Gaggia Classic Semi-Automatic Espresso Maker. Pannarello Wand for Latte and Cappuccino Frothing. Brews for Both Single and Double Shots.
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Gaggia 102534 Espresso-Color Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine, Red

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Gaggia 102534 Espresso-Color Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine, Red Gaggia 102534 Espresso-Color Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine, Red
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Make a statement with the Gaggia Espresso Color! This semi-automatic espresso machine is housed in bright red ABS plastic for a stunning, exceptional design. Using a stainless steel boiler, it brews pods or ground coffee and includes filter baskets for brewing single shot, double shot, or pods. The group head and filter holder are made of heat-retaining chrome plated brass for long-lasting heat stability, and you can pre-heat your cups on the passively heated cup warmer. Don’t forget about those cappuccinos and lattes – a Pannarello frothing wand attachment makes it easy to foam and steam milk without a fuss. Great for espresso lovers and home baristas at any stage of experience, the Gaggia Espresso Color comes ready to please.

Features

  • 1100-watt espresso machine with stainless-steel boiler and 15-bar pump
  • Chrome-plated brass brew group and portafilter provide excellent temperature stability
  • Accommodates ESE coffee pods or ground coffee; Pannarello steam wand; cup warmer
  • Removable water tank; 3 filter baskets, coffee tamper, and coffee-measuring scoop included
  • Measures 10-4/5 by 8-2/7 by 14 inches

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PROFESSIONAL BARISTA'S budget friendly best friend, March 10, 2014
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If you know what you are doing, that is, if you are not some beginner who assumes that the machine will do the work for you with little to no effort, you will be fine and LOVE this machine! I use a hand crank ceramic burr grinder for my espresso, avoid those horrible blade grinders, again, if you know what you are doing, you know the benefit, no, need for a perfectly ground bean to pull a perfect shot, hence, you will love this machine.

Take off the silly pannarello cover and boom, steam wand. If you know how to steam milk properly, this should not be a challenge for you. I looked EVERYwhere for the pannarello latte art style wand, assuming it was necessary to steam without the pannarello cover, but found on a single message board that they are the same, the latte art style is just longer, so I am all set now! For the portafilter, do not use more than ~14g otherwise you will have a hard time fitting the portafilter to the grouphead and you'll leak. When I seasoned my... Read more
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2.0 out of 5 stars The Gaggia Color has a poor design where there are shims inside the ring where ..., November 28, 2014
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Disappointing lack of durability and performance. Purchased Gaggia Color last December (2013). By December 26, 2013 the portafilter ring needed to be replaced. The Gaggia Color has a poor design where there are shims inside the ring where the filter holder locks into place. The replacement had extra glue as if they were aware of the design issue.

The replacement lasted 10 months before it too began leaking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHC4plLbxd8&feature=youtu.be

Importika, the company that shipped the machine, has been great to work with, but replacing two rings in less than a year and having quality of espresso compromised is disappointing and not what I expected.

The espresso the machine makes was quite good. But this thing is not forgiving as far as tamp and grind. Yes; both are crucial to the performance; however, I am able still to make a very good espresso pull from a cheap Hamilton Beach pump machine that I purchased in 2004... Read more
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a good first impression, February 23, 2014
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First, found out it was made in Romania and not Italy - kind of disappointing since a 15 year old Italian Gaggia I had lasted so long. Still, thought I should give it a chance...unboxed it and it's missing 2 parts - though likely an Amazon error as I did get a "used like new" from their warehouse deals (which was SUPPOSED to include all parts - NOT). They can't be blamed for the user manual, though, which has faulty english translation and it missing at least one integrally important diagram. Correct page numbers and bound like new, just badly written and missing information! Can't believe Gaggia didn't quality check something so basic. And yes, mine like others arrived with water and dampness which is not a grave concern but this missing parts infuriate me. Will update review if I keep this but already turned off that Gaggia has seemed to compromise on their quality of late.
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Mr. Coffee ECM21 4-Shot Espresso Machine and 8-Cup Coffeemaker Combo, Black

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Mr. Coffee ECM21 4-Shot Espresso Machine and 8-Cup Coffeemaker Combo, Black Mr. Coffee ECM21 4-Shot Espresso Machine and 8-Cup Coffeemaker Combo, Black
List Price: $59.99

Description

Indulge creating your specialty coffee drinks at home. You can have fun serving Espresso, Cappuccinos and Lattes to your guest while conveniently being able to also make regular black coffee. Show off with your Combination Coffeemaker and Espresso/ Cappuccino Maker machine. Coffeemaker has a removable cone filter basket, removable water reservoir and 8 cup capacity. Espresso/ Cappuccino Maker is a steam-driven unit with a variable steam control, powerful frothing aid and 4 cup capacity.

Features

  • Espresso/coffee machine brews up to 8 cups of coffee and 4 cups of espresso
  • Brew-strength setting; variable steam control for frothing or steaming milk
  • Removable cone filter basket; removable water reservoir; brew-pause function
  • Dishwasher-safe glass carafe; removable drip tray; measuring scoop included
  • Measures approximately 10 by 12 by 11 inches; 1-year limited warranty

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137 of 138 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Style AND Substance - A GREAT Coffeemaker, April 3, 2007
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I have had this machine since February and use it nearly every day. This is definitely one of the best coffeemakers I have ever owned, and I haven't had one single problem with it.

When I was deciding whether or not to buy it, some of the negative reviews had me a little skeptical. But I am SO glad that I took a chance. It was absolutely worth it for me.

I honestly don't see how some of the reviewers have had some of the problems that they have. Reviewer 'Joan of Arc' seemed to have quite a bit of leakage problems. It must have been a defective machine, because ours hasn't leaked one time -- not even a little drop. I'll go over a few of the issues she and some others had:

- The removable water reservoir (or "bucket" as she called it) for the coffeemaker is easy to remove and replace. If you don't want to take it out to fill it with water, just pour water into it. It is marked clearly and is easy to read even when stationed on the machine. No... Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great unit, coffee tastes great!, May 7, 2011
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I've mainly used this several times for making coffee as I'm unsure of how to make espresso (yet). I've noticed that the coffee tastes really good out of this unit, I know there's some that might say that it has a strange plastic taste to it I have not encountered that at all since owning this. Very easy to clean, very easy to get it up and running right out of the box.

I do have to say the instruction manual if you need it might seem a little ambiguous with a couple of the instructions, just takes a little bit of thinking to understand some of the operations of it. I would highly recommend that you pay special attention to the instructions on making espresso if you haven't done so before as you can quickly burn yourself if you try to clean the espresso portion of the machine immediately after making espresso. Let the espresso steam dissipate for a good while before trying to clean up on it to avoid any inadvertent steam discharges that might burn you.

Other... Read more
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great machine!, February 11, 2011
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This machine takes a little bit of practice to get down the operations (honestly, after one use of trial & error....I "got it")....I had to figure out that there are TWO SEPERATE power switches...I was brewing water (haha) AND espresso and didn't know what I was doing wrong....but I figured it out. And YES, I read the instructions! 🙂 Still a little complicated...but not bad. Like I said, I figured it out after one usage. The frother works GREAT-the coffee brews a little slow, but if that's what it take to make good coffee, then you aren't going to hear a complaint from me. Also...it's well-built and fun to use. 🙂 In other words...It's STAYING AT MY HOUSE! ;-D
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Selecting an Espresso Machine (part 2 of 2)

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Interested in purchasing a semi-automatic espresso machine? This two-part video features Gail talking about the world of home semi-automatics, continuing with the Quick Mill Alexia and the Rocket Giotto Premium Plus. View Part 1, featuring the Saeco Aroma and Rancilio Silvia: www.youtube.com

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DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica Super-Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine

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DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica Super-Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica Super-Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine
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Capable of preparing espresso, coffee, cappuccino, latte drinks, and more, this super-automatic machine features a unique beans-to-brew system that grinds coffee beans right before brewing for exceptionally aromatic espresso. The appliance comes equipped with two stainless-steel boilers that provide excellent heat distribution, as well as an instant reheat function, which keeps the machine at an ideal temperature, no matter how long the interval between cups. In addition, its quiet burr grinder automatically grinds beans and can be set to a specific grinding level, but the unit can also be used with ground coffee if preferred. The unit's front panel offers easily accessible controls for the on/off switch and cappuccino system, as well as for adjusting the quantity of water and coffee to suit individual tastes, from long or short to weak or strong. Its patented cappuccino system rotates 180 degrees to allow for any size milk container, plus the coffee spigot height can be adjusted to accommodate all different cup sizes--from a classic espresso cup to a tall mug. Even more, the unit’s exclusive cup tray keeps cups warm before use, and its three-hour automatic shutoff provides added safety. Other highlights include a 60-ounce removable water tank, a handy water-level indicator, a 7-ounce bean container, an electronic steam and coffee thermostat, rinse and decalcification auto programs, and a removable drip tray for easy cleanup. Made in Italy, the 1,150-watt espresso/coffee machine measures 17 by 13 by 18 inches and carries a one-year limited warranty. From the Manufacturer Capable of preparing espresso, coffee, cappuccino, latte drinks, and more, this super-automatic machine features a unique beans-to-brew system that grinds coffee beans right before brewing for exceptionally aromatic espresso. The machine makes espresso at a consistently ideal temperature because of its new stainless-steel double boiler, which provides excellent heat distribution, as well as its instant reheat function, which keeps the machine at an ideal temperature, no matter how long the interval between cups.

Features

  • Patented "Cappuccino System" frother that mixes steam and milk to create a rich, creamy froth
  • Easy-to-use rotary and push button control panel with programmable menu settings
  • Grinds beans instantly with the patented, compact and easy-to-clean "Direct-to-Brew" system. Use your favorite coffee beans to create your perfect espresso. Beans with less visible oil, usually a medium roast, are recommended for best grinder performance
  • Professional-quality, conical low-pitch burr grinder with adjustable grind fineness
  • Utilize De'Longhi's specialized call center for help in setting up and maintaining your machine at 866-528-8323 (LatteBest)

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70 of 71 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Proven Performer For Over 8 Years!, June 12, 2016
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My absolute love of the Delonghi Maginfica ESAM3300 is hard to describe. It has been a faithful crema steeped friend and morning ritual for at least 8 years, and the current unit I bought as a replacement last week (another ESAM3300) is a testament to why I give this well built Italian Stallion "super automatic" espresso dream machine a SOLID 5 star rating.

Yes - my old unit finally gave out it seems. But 8 years of duty + the fact that I am ordering the exact same model should provide a clue as to the reliability and proven quality engineering of this model. Yes there are many newer models - but for this price point, the ESAM3300 is a champ all the way.

Bottom line: with very few adjustments and some good Italian or locally roasted whole beans, the Magnifica consistently puts out shot after shot of delicious espresso that will FAR exceed anything you could get at most coffee shops. I always used many of the yummy Lavazza beans including the "Super... Read more
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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well-designed and makes great Americano, December 10, 2016
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A terrific machine-- nearly five stars, but has a few relatively minor drawbacks (see below)
PROS:
Makes perfect espresso and Americano (the only reason for buying an elaborate machine like this)
Ability to make a double cup with just one touch of a button
Relatively quiet operation (compared to prior machine)
Compact, attractive styling
Balance of water and grounds is infinitely variable, as both are controlled independently by knobs
Easy to clean and de-scale

CONS: Smallish water reservoir, needs refilling often if you drink Americano rather than espresso
Grounds bin is lightweight plastic and has tabs that stick out around the edges. They could easily be broken off, an invitation to future annoyance, as the tabs are clearly there to perform some crucial function.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Espresso Champ, July 7, 2017
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Great little investment if you enjoy good espresso frequently at home. This machine paid for itself already compared to buying at Starbucks everyday. I never thought I'd prefer my own homemade coffee beverages over the big chain either... but now I do! So not only am I saving money but they taste better too! No complaints about this espresso maker,, it puts out 16-24 beautiful and delicious shots a day between my husband and I without a problem. My friends love coming for coffee too! Lattes, cappuccinos, mochas, americanos, macchiatos, frappucinos, iced, you name it I've made it. Simple as can be to use and operate as well. We're very happy with this purchase and highly recommend it.
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Espresso Machine Maintenance and Cleaning

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A guide to back flushing, shower screen cleaning, and steam wand maintenance, brought to you by Portland Roasting.

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Nespresso Essenza C101 with Aeroccino Automatic and Programmable Coffee Quantity, Espresso and Lungo, Black

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  • Single-serve automatic espresso machine with Aeroccino one-touch milk frother
  • For use with coffee-filled capsules; 19-bar pump; ThermoBlock heating system
  • Automatic and programmable coffee quantity; electronic temperature regulation
  • Removable 41-ounce water tank; capsule-collection container; 12 capsules included
  • Machine measures 11-1/2 by 6-1/2 by 10 inches; milk frother measures 4 by 4 by 6-2/3 inches

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Combination package of C100 Automatic Essenza and Aeroccino. Compact Brewing Unit with a 19 Bar pressure pump and thermobloc heating element. Automatic and programmable Coffee Quantity (Settings : 40 ml for espresso, 110 ml for lungo) with backlit on/off and coffee volume buttons. The Essenza also has a removable water tank (41-ounce.) and features easy insertion of capsules and ejection used of capsules ?into capsule container with capacity for 14 used capsules.


Nespresso Essenza C101, Black

Capresso 303.01 4-Cup Espresso and Cappuccino Machine

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  • 800-watt espresso and cappuccino machine with 4-cup capacity
  • Coffee/steam selector; adjustable coffee strength; swivel frother
  • Safety boiler cap with built-in valve; filter holder with protective thumb guard
  • Illuminated on/off switch; removable drip tray; dishwasher-safe glass carafe
  • Measures 9-3/4 by 7-1/2 by 13-1/4 inches; 1-year limited warranty

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Experience the full taste of espressos, cappuccinos and lattes. The Capresso 4-Cup Espresso and Cappuccino Machine features an exclusive Coffee/Steam Selector that makes it easy to control both brewing and steaming, allowing the user to adjust coffee strength to their personal taste. A Swivel frother with adjustable steam output allow you to steam large or small amounts of milk in seconds. The powerful steam/boiler reduces warm-up time to under 2 minutes, produci... More >>


Capresso 303.01 4-Cup Espresso and Cappuccino Machine

Mr. Coffee ECM160 4-Cup Steam Espresso Machine

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  • Steam espresso machine brews 1 to 4 cups (20 ounces)
  • Removable frothing aid; powerful milk frother for creamy cappuccinos
  • Decanter with measuring marks, stay-cool handle, and drip-free pouring spout
  • Cup warmer; removable drip tray; cord storage; measuring scoop included
  • Measures 8 by 6-1/2 by 10-1/2 inches

Product Description
Makes delicious espressos, cappuccinos, and lattes. Powerful milk frother. 4-Cup capacity: 20-ounce. Per shot. Removable drip tray. Easy to pour decanter. Removable frothing aid. On/off indicator light.... More >>


Mr. Coffee ECM160 4-Cup Steam Espresso Machine

Mr. Coffee 4-Cup Steam Espresso System with Milk Frother Mr. Coffee 4-Cup Steam Espresso System with Milk Frother
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Equipped with a powerful frother, the Mr. Coffee 4-Cup Steam Espresso Maker creates rich espressos and whips up your lattes and cappuccinos to light, frothy perfection. Brew 20 ounces of espresso into the easy-to-pour glass decanter for custom serving sizes from one to four cups. Its stay-cool handle and drip-free spout make it easy to brew your favorite drinks without mess or hassle—and a removable froth aid lets you capture that impressive coffeehouse presentation every time.

Features

  • Steam Heat feature forces hot steam through the filter for dark, rich espresso brew
  • Frothing arm makes creamy froth to top off your cappuccinos and lattes
  • Easy pour glass carafe serves up to 4 shots
  • Removable, washable drip catcher collects coffee drips and keeps brew space tidy

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169 of 174 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Simple and durable, April 28, 2014
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I just ordered our second one of these. We purchased the identical model almost 10 years ago and it finally died. We make a full batch of espresso every single morning for homemade lattes with the occasional second round (if we have guests or want an early afternoon bonus latte on the weekends). The device is simple. Because there aren't any fancy options or electronic buttons, there are less possible things that can break on it, which is a plus for me. Since we make two lattes every morning (= 4 shots of espresso total, or one full carafe) I find it more efficient to microwave the milk instead of using the built in steamer/frother. As a former barista, the froth on top was fun, but not worth the effort at home.

In the last ten years, we have had to purchase a replacement carafe once because the original was accidentally set down too hard on the counter and shattered.

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109 of 116 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it a Latte!, January 15, 2016
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I suspect this product is keeping Mr. Coffee in business. You cannot expect a product at this price to perform well, yet this machine has not let me down.

I have made a latte daily in my own house since 1998; usually two or three. A day. I have no shame.

I have owned a variety of expensive machines, including pump machines. The volume at which they operate is ridiculous. Next door neighbors should not be able to HEAR you simply making coffee! The Mr.Coffee model shocked me when I gave it a try about five years ago. I could not believe how well it worked and at such a quiet volume. It makes a lovely latte and perfect foam.

I am certain the machine was never designed for the use ...er ...abuse I put it through. After my two to three a day habit, the machine gives out in about 6 months. That's okay by me! For the price, it does not bother me to replace it.

Also, be mindful that the first five or so drinks in the new machine may have a slight... Read more
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brews perfect cup very time, June 6, 2017
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This is a second one I have purchase. One at home and one for the office. Brews perfect cup very time, easy to clean, and small presence.
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