Gaggia Classic RI9403/11 Coffee machine new model 2015 : new one over a month now and am well pleased with it

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Espressi with a very good cream. Needs ground coffee beans which i control. Espressi with a very good cream. Needs ground coffee beans which i control to the size needed for extracting all the goodness and aroma. Fairly solid built at a reasonable price compared with some monster machines which cost thousands.

Good while it lasted but seems it is made cheaply now. This was great while it lasted. Developed a problem where water would leak out by the portafilter. I found some tutorial videos on how to change the gasket seal so bought a replacement. Was disappointed to discover that this is a new model and cannot be serviced yourself the same as the older one could be.

I bought a 2nd hand gaggia classic 2 years ago. It turned out to be completely new and just the packaging was slightly damaged. I upgraded from a nespresso as the cost per cup is much cheaper and the quality of the coffee is superb. You will have to invest in a proper grinder but the money is totally worth if you are serious about your coffee. Machine is still going strong and i descale it every 3-4 months. I am really happy with this machine and had zero problems to date and received plenty of compliments from my cappuccinos, plus saved tons of money from local cafes.

I bought the gaggia classic 2015 model about 9 months ago (approx. 2016) and it was working well initially. Making good coffee and froth. Then about 4 months later the machine began dripping around the portafilter when it was brewing coffee. I got in touch with the supplier and sent them pictures. They were quick to respond but i was going to have to send the machine off to be fixed. As i could not be bothered to do that i took the whole machine apart to find the leak. It was the connection between the water pump hose and the boiler.

A great machine for coffee enthusiast on a budget. . I recently bought this gaggia for my daughter. I have used a classic for over 10 years and it is still going strong. It makes great coffee for up to 3 or 4 people, if there are more than that wanting coffee it is on the slow side so not the best. The classic froths milk really well (we use skimmed milk). The classic is easy to top up with water, has a large coffee holder and although there are some differences in the current model from the one i bought years ago it still makes great coffee and is not too expensive to buy. A great machine for coffee enthusiast on a budget.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Good while it lasted but seems it is made cheaply now
  • Gaggia could do better
  • i did have an older machine for approx 10 years and it was brilliant but i did have to do various strip downs

We are very pleased with our new gaggia coffee maker, we have had one for many years which we were very pleased with, consequently we replaced it for the same again.

So far so good, i use my original brass basket holder( not. Replaced my mark 1 classic ( solenoid valve model) with this new model. So far so good, i use my original brass basket holder( not into this new cream filter nonsense). Works well, but drips a tiny bit every now and then due to lack of solenoid valve. Can’t understand the negative reviews. For £250 or thereabouts it’s great.

This review is from : Gaggia Classic RI9403/11 Coffee machine new model 2015

I did have an older machine for approx 10 years and it was brilliant but i did have to do various strip downs. I have to disagree with other reviewers, i did have an older machine for approx 10 years and it was brilliant but i did have to do various strip downs to replace the rubber gasket mainly and its main downside was that the boiler was made of aluminium which had corroded quite badly which is why i replaced it, aluminium dissolved in the water is not good for your health. The new 2015 machine (mine came from italy with a stainless spout) has a stainless steel boiler which is a big improvement and switch’s off after 5 mins which stops overheating and still makes great coffee. I have had it now for approx 18 months with no problems, brilliant machine don’t be put off by the negative reviews.

This review is from : Gaggia Classic RI9403/11 Coffee machine new model 2015

I did have an older machine for approx 10 years and it was brilliant but i did have to do various strip downs. I have to disagree with other reviewers, i did have an older machine for approx 10 years and it was brilliant but i did have to do various strip downs to replace the rubber gasket mainly and its main downside was that the boiler was made of aluminium which had corroded quite badly which is why i replaced it, aluminium dissolved in the water is not good for your health. The new 2015 machine (mine came from italy with a stainless spout) has a stainless steel boiler which is a big improvement and switch’s off after 5 mins which stops overheating and still makes great coffee. I have had it now for approx 18 months with no problems, brilliant machine don’t be put off by the negative reviews.

This review is from : Gaggia Classic RI9403/11 Coffee machine new model 2015

But it reliably makes good coffee, so it you can’t ask any moe. I replaced my 20 year old original. The new one is lighter and appears to be less robust. But it reliably makes good coffee, so it you can’t ask any moe at this price.

This review is from : Gaggia Classic RI9403/11 Coffee machine new model 2015

But it reliably makes good coffee, so it you can’t ask any moe. I replaced my 20 year old original. The new one is lighter and appears to be less robust. But it reliably makes good coffee, so it you can’t ask any moe at this price.

This review is from : Gaggia Classic RI9403/11 Coffee machine new model 2015

Unfortunately, i had to realize that it is not the “classic” gaggia classic. Since 2015, gaggia has been selling a coffee machine behind the surface of their famous gaggia classic which is weaker in quality. Be careful, when you want to buy further devices to your newer gaggia classic, some of them will not be compatible with this new (weaker) model.

This review is from : Gaggia Classic RI9403/11 Coffee machine new model 2015

Unfortunately, i had to realize that it is not the “classic” gaggia classic. Since 2015, gaggia has been selling a coffee machine behind the surface of their famous gaggia classic which is weaker in quality. Be careful, when you want to buy further devices to your newer gaggia classic, some of them will not be compatible with this new (weaker) model.
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