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.
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.
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.
Summary: Great Coffee but not worth the hassle. We have had ours repaired 3 times and it's broken again. The issue is from limescale deposits and the motor ceasing. We were advised to change to bottled water (which we did) and descaled the product as per the instructions (which takes approx 45 mins).
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.
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 ???
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.
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.
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.
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.