For a quick cup of joe of the highest quality, you don't have to go farther than the Gaggia Classic Espresso Machine. Their classic espresso machine here is renowned for its machined, brass group and filter holder, creating a perfect seal for a smooth, clean brew every time. Its large water tank is pressurized at 15 bars, perfect for steaming milk and running through the machine. Other handy features include the metered spoon, and coffee stamper: staples of the coffee lover's home.
- Measures 8WL x 9.5W x 14.25H centimeters
- Handy, no-fuss, removable water tank
- 120V, 60Hz, 1425W power supply
- Weighs only 20 pounds
This portafilter is designed like a commercial machine and works in the same way. The coffee is ground fine and tamped (pressed) firmly into place. The size of the portafilter is also the same as a commercial machine. Is has a large diameter (58 mm) so that the water is distributed evenly over a wide surface area. The portafilter is made up of two parts, the handle and the filter holder. The handle is made of high quality plastic. The heavy chrome plated brass filter holder keeps the temperature stable throughout the entire brewing process, producing a quality cup of espresso.
Commercial Brewing Group
This is the portion of the machine that the portafilter locks into. It is made of chrome plated marine brass which provides a superior brewing environment through maximum heat stability and component longevity.
The Gaggia boiler system is very unique. It is designed of highly conductive aluminum with two heating elements. The heating elements are imbedded into the exterior sides of the boiler, providing even heat distribution. Having the highest wattage system available, incorporated into a low volume boiler (3.5 ounces) provides excellent temperature stability and will heat up quicker.
High Quality Controls with Temperature Ready Light
The Classic Espresso has three rocker arm switches. The one on the top is the main power switch. The middle one is the steam switch that when turned on, will heat the boiler to steam temperature. The bottom switch operates the pump and is known as the brew switch. To start the brewing process just turn on the switch, wait until you have reached your desired volume and then turn of the switch. There is an indicator light that is illuminated whenever the boiler is up to operating temperature.
Hot Water Dispenser
Hot water is right at your fingertips. Just turn on the pump (brew) switch and open the steam knob. Hot water will start to stream out.
Improved Turbo Frother Steam Wand
The Classic Espresso comes equipped with a new Turbo Frothing steam wand. The new design makes great froth every time with no problems.
The large removable 64-ounce reservoir can be refilled from the top any time during the operation for an endless supply of coffee or steam.
ESE Pod Capable
Comes ready to use with pods or ground coffee. Use the single shot filter basket with Easy Serve Espresso (ESE) pods. Pods are single serve prepackaged shots that are designed to be quick and clean.
Thermostat and Safety Switches
The Classic Espresso has three temperature controls. There are two thermostats and one high limit. There is one thermostat for maintaining brewing temperature and one for maintaining steaming temperature. The high limit will turn off the power to the boiler in the event of a malfunction this will prevent the boiler from over heating.
The entire housing is made of a high-impact, heat resistant polycarbonate. The drip grate is made of stainless steel.