Reviews and Problems with Gaggia Titanium Espresso Machine
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Do NOT Waste Your Money on this machine!!!
M. Dabney "NoStrongViews", Amazon
30 October 2013
Summary: Please don't make our mistake! Don't waste your hard-earned money on a Gaggia Titanium!! Our Gaggia Titanium is an extremely expensive paperweight! My husband loves espresso and already had a La Pavoni, but I wanted to get him something simpler to use. I really liked the idea of a fully automatic espresso machine that would take his espresso from beans to creama with the push of a button--the problem is, the reality falls far short of the idea.
Wonderful Coffee, but the Machine Could be More Durable
Lane Griffin, Amazon
19 November 2012
Summary: I have used one of the these espresso machines for the last two years and have not encountered any problems, that could not be fixed by a little fiddling with the machine. It produces a great coffee with a bold taste. The only issue I have encountered is up-keeping maintenance. It is also very important to use bottled or filtered water. I recommend one of these to anyone. But the price is a little steep if you are not a huge coffee fan.
Summary: Absolutely love this espresso machine. While I didn't purchase it from Amazon (bought mine from Costco - limited time offer) I wanted to give a quick review of a long time HAPPY user. NO - this is not an inexpensive machine, but it is an investment that will pay back. I guarantee it... You might even find friends coming over more often to enjoy it too. I make about 10 shots a day for the household and steam a good sized pitcher of milk.
Quality of internal parts does not match outside perception
28 October 2012
Summary: We purchased this machine in August 2011 and it worked great for about 15 months. Suddenly it broke down. The reason was the safety pressure valve that is mainly built with plastic parts and that breaks down after use for a period. Apparently this is a weak part on these machines. Outside of the one year warranty, I did the replacement myself, discovering that not only was the pressure valve gone, but also the plastic tube from the pressure pump itself.
Summary: Purchased a Gaggia Platinum 3 years ago, and so far have had 5 returns for repair. Makes good espresso when it's working, but not as hot as previous Trevi Digital Plus machine I had. I find it to be finicky in adjustment as well. Often have to remove disposal box after 1 coffee. Would not consider purchasing this machine again.
Summary: I am very pleased with this coffee maker. I work in an environment where I can not be fussing with a coffee maker all day. This unit is a superautomatic, which means it produces a perfect cup of coffee with the touch of a button. Once a day clean the hopper, add beans, and fill the water tank and you are good to go. The unit lets you select how much water to use, and how much coffee, so you can dial the machine into what you consider the perfect cup of coffee.
Summary: I've had my Gaggia Platinum Swing for several years now. It's been a minor nightmare. The good: With some work and luck, you can get a very good shot of espresso. The bad: This is one finicky machine. Sometimes it suffers a "Brew Failure" with no obvious reason - and trying again succeeds but it's just thrown out the coffee.
Excellent coffee, highly recommended despite some irritating drawbacks
Critical Rationalist, Amazon
9 March 2012
Summary: (Update as of October 2013: We've had this Gaggia for almost four years now and we're still very happy with it. This is one VERY nice machine and it has been completely dependable. No problems at all; we just clean it now and then. My wife and I work at home and we use it every day to make probably 10 cups a day.) Excellent espresso and coffee, and of course it pays for itself compared to buying by the cup.
Summary: I purchased this machine in February 2011. I share it with 5 co-workers to make our espressos at the office. Our average usage is around 15 runs per work day. We clean and flush the machine regularly, descale when the machine prompts for it. Before this we had a Saeco Vienna and used it for 4 years before it died. We decided to try out a different brand and went with the Gaggia Titanium. The machine makes good espresso. It was able to produce 3154 shots in 10 months.
Summary: Red light keeps blinking. called customer rep and was told that the machine thinks water needs to come out of the steamer. drained the steamer, red light not blinking but still no coffee! I wasted hours on this.