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7.0 out of 10

Gaggia Brera

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Overall 4
4.0

This is a great coffee machine

Hayley, Amazon
7 August 2014
  • Summary: This is a great coffee machine....when it works! I had mine replaced under warranty in year one and the second one went just after the warranty expired. To get it fixed by Gaggia (cannot find anyone that does it locally) costs almost as much as buying a new machine including postage. My advice is get a cheaper machine that you can replace when it runs out of warranty. This is what I will be doing from now on!
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Overall 4
4.0

Great coffee, poor reliability....

DF "DF", Amazon
3 July 2013
  • Summary: This is the third Gaggia coffee machine I've owned. Like the others it makes great coffee. The full automation from beans to a fresh espresso is fantastic. However, also like the other Gaggia machines I've bought its failed. I've had it for just over a year, but its now broken down. I'm trying to see if I can get it repaired under warranty - but its still very disappointing.
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Overall 4
4.0

Poor Poor build quality

mr michael crow, Amazon
22 January 2013
  • Summary: In theory a good machine, but 2 off them and they just didnt last. Very disappointing. Also disappointed by the small reservoir 1.5 cups and its empty. Needs the grounds tray emptied after only a few cups. Requires descaling (costly chemical) very frequently and there is no avoiding it. Overall i was disappointed.
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Overall 4
4.0

Nice Coffee - But Faulty so Returned

Steve, Amazon
25 August 2012
  • Summary: When this works it makes nice coffee, but 4 times out of 5 it refused to finish grinding. This had the effect of wasting the grind it had created (straight into the waste section automatically), but more importantly it rendered a £400 machine basically unusable. I tried cleaning it and gave it a week to settle down, but the problems continued to the point where I had to return it.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good coffee poor quality

CP, Amazon
11 January 2012
  • Summary: Coffee was fantastic but had a problem with the metal (or what I assumed was metal) arm above the frothing wand that pealed off. It appears it was only a coating and not stainless steel like the wand itself. Had to return the unit and was told it was not repairable by Avides ??? Could not understand the reason why but in the end had to get a full refund. Shame as the coffee was really good but would expect better build quality given the price.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great for two weeks then warning lights Prevent it from working

Mr. J. Chick, Amazon
6 January 2012
  • Summary: I purchased this Gaggia coffee machine as a replacement to an older Gaggia Classic machine. It arrived quickly and for the first two weeks I was the proud owner of a great little device. As regards the device itself - I think it is beautifully engineered and makes incredible coffee. I tend to use it with Lavazza, Gaggia or Illy beans and it makes an amazing cup of coffee. turn it on and it goes through a self cleaning cycle (so keep a cup under it when you switch it on).
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Overall 3
3.0

Ganska dålig

Peacepoor, Prisjakt
15 June 2013
  • Summary: Mitt exemplar matchar absolut inte andras upplevelser. Kvarnen maler, men maskinen hänger sig därefter ungefär var fjärde gång i snitt och jag får trycka igen och den maler nytt kaffe. Det blir onödigt dyra koppar. Får ingen annan hjälp än rådet att rengöra och testa andra bönor, vilket jag givetvis har gjort (köpte den också i Tyskland för ca 3000:-).
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Overall 4
4.0

Ausgezeichneter Kaffee / Verarbeitung mit Mängeln behaftet

Smilla "Rennsemmel", Amazon
11 February 2013
  • Summary: Hätte ich diese Rezension kurz nach dem Kauf verfasst, wäre sie ausgesprochen positiv ausgefallen, aber jetzt habe ich die "Gaggia Brera" fast ein Jahr in Betrieb und würde diese Maschine nicht mehr kaufen. Die Verarbeitung ist nicht ganz so solide, wie erhofft und die Elektronik hat auch Macken. So signalisiert die Anzeige des öfteren, dass der Satzbehälter geleert werden muss, obwohl nur eine Portion Kaffeesatz enthalten ist.
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Overall 4
4.0

Guter Kaffe, Qualität und Service lassen zu wünschen offen

J. H., Amazon
10 August 2011
  • Summary: Seit März bin ich Besitzer dieser Maschine und war mit ihr erst wirklich zu frieden. Sehr guter Espresso mit viel Crema, einfachen Milch schäumen, leichte Reinigung der Brühgruppe. Von der Seite alles OK. Dann kam das erste Mal das Entkalken. Wo andere Maschinen ein Programm haben muss man hier manuell die Entkalkerflüssigkeit durch die Maschine timen. Also nix mit ich komm in einer Stunde wieder und fertig ist es.
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