RANK #11

Gaggia Classic Pro

"A great espresso machine for sensible money, even if it lacks the bells and whistles of rivals"
As posted by expertreviews.co.uk

Pros

  • Makes great espresso
  • Simple to use
  • 3-way solenoid valve for convenience

Cons

  • Single boiler requires switching between brewing and steam
  • Relies on internal pressure calibration

Product Details

Date First Available:
May 9, 2019

Overall Rating

88.3%
The overall rating was calculated based on 9261 customer and expert reviews from 15 review sites and 5 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Coffee Makers:
  • 84.9%
    Design
  • 88.3%
    Functionality
  • 82.4%
    Taste
  • 91.8%
    Build Quality
  • 88.8%
    Features
  • 88.3%
    Performance
  • 88.3%
    Maintenance
  • 88.3%
    Noise

Expert Reviews Rating

Excellent
12
Good
1
Fair
2
Poor
0
Bad
0

Customer reviews by store

Price Comparison

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Expert Reviews

The Gaggia Classic was always an easy model to recommend, and if anything the updated Gaggia Classic Pro is even better! Click here to see how the new model compares to the tried and true.

Read more on homegrounds.co

Gaggia Classic: A great espresso machine for sensible money, even if it lacks the bells and whistles of rivals

Read more on expertreviews.co.uk

Pros

  • Makes great espresso
  • Simple to use
  • Classic, minimalist looks

Cons

  • Build quality is a touch agricultural

Gaggia Classic Pro review: a timeless & classic espresso machine made in Italy. Classic design, rich espresso, and strong performance.

Read more on owlychoice.com

Pros

  • Modern, sturdy, stainless-steel design
  • Commercial-style features for better coffee
  • 3-way solenoid valve for convenience
  • Easy to use but offers learning experience
  • Compatible with coffee grounds and ESE pods
  • No-frills espresso machine at a more affordable price

Cons

  • Single boiler requires switching between brewing and steam
  • Lacks PID to control temperature for perfect extraction
  • The forthing wand not powerful enough for microfoam
  • Requires some time to learn
  • Relies on internal pressure calibration

The Gaggia Classic Pro makes clear improvements on its predecessor and generally provides a good morning coffee experience, but does have some limitations that may dissuade some users. We think most people will be pleased with its espresso, which comes out fairly rich and bold once you've got the hang of the machine. The steam wand, on the other hand, is a bit weak. We found it capable of creating very fluffy milk, which is great if a dry cappuccino is your drink, but it lacked the power to create the creamy microfoam that is the cornerstone of a latte. Its ease of use and ease of cleaning also leave some things to be desired, but fall well short of being dealbreakers. Ultimately there are other machines in the same price range that can make a better latte and are a bit more friendly to use and clean, so if dry cappuccinos aren't your thing you may want to leave this one off your short list unless you find it on sale.

Read more on techgearlab.com

Gaggia Classic Pro review: a timeless & classic espresso machine made in Italy. Classic design, rich espresso, and strong performance.

Read more on owlychoice.com

Pros

  • Modern, sturdy, stainless-steel design
  • Commercial-style features for better coffee
  • 3-way solenoid valve for convenience
  • Easy to use but offers learning experience
  • Compatible with coffee grounds and ESE pods
  • No-frills espresso machine at a more affordable price

Cons

  • Single boiler requires switching between brewing and steam
  • Lacks PID to control temperature for perfect extraction
  • The forthing wand not powerful enough for microfoam
  • Requires some time to learn
  • Relies on internal pressure calibration

Gaggia Classic Pro review: a timeless & classic espresso machine made in Italy. Classic design, rich espresso, and strong performance.

Read more on owlychoice.com

Pros

  • Modern, sturdy, stainless-steel design
  • Commercial-style features for better coffee
  • 3-way solenoid valve for convenience
  • Easy to use but offers learning experience
  • Compatible with coffee grounds and ESE pods
  • No-frills espresso machine at a more affordable price

Cons

  • Single boiler requires switching between brewing and steam
  • Lacks PID to control temperature for perfect extraction
  • The forthing wand not powerful enough for microfoam
  • Requires some time to learn
  • Relies on internal pressure calibration

Gaggia Classic Pro review: a timeless & classic espresso machine made in Italy. Classic design, rich espresso, and strong performance.

Read more on owlychoice.com

Pros

  • Modern, sturdy, stainless-steel design
  • Commercial-style features for better coffee
  • 3-way solenoid valve for convenience
  • Easy to use but offers learning experience
  • Compatible with coffee grounds and ESE pods
  • No-frills espresso machine at a more affordable price

Cons

  • Single boiler requires switching between brewing and steam
  • Lacks PID to control temperature for perfect extraction
  • The forthing wand not powerful enough for microfoam
  • Requires some time to learn
  • Relies on internal pressure calibration

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