Summary: I had been looking at Gaggia Titanium for a few months and finally bought one used on e-bay with a very low coffee cup count. Unit operated about a month and then I got the dreaded “Ventilate” message. Tried everything and nothing worked. Further search for a resolution of this problem showed it to be very common. Looks like repairs will most likely be a couple of hundred dollars.
Summary: A DREAM MACHINE!!!! EASY TO USE & CAN SERVE UP MULTIPLE ESPRESSO'S/COFFEE/CAPPUCCINO IN NO TIME FLAT. WE BOUGHT THIS UNIT AS WE ENJOYED OUR SINGLE SERVE GRAND GAGGIA FOR 20+ YEARS. STILL AUTHENTIC (MADE IN MILAN, ITALY) . OUR ONLY REGRET IS THAT WE DIDN'T OPT FOR THE GAGGIA OFFICE WHICH IS THE SAME BASIC DESIGN ONLY SERVES ON A GRANDER SCALE! PERFECT CUPS OF COFFEE, IT DOES THE THINKING AND COUNTING OF SERVINGS FOR YOU. LET'S YOU KNOW WHAT IT NEEDS AND WHEN.
Want a great cup of coffee without having to become a barista?
3 May 2011
Summary: Though I like to pull my own shots, my husband does not have the patience to do so. We bought this as a compromise. He LOVES it & thinks the coffee is great. The only problem we have had is that the machine's little computer mind occasionally gets confused. Sometimes it grinds the beans then dumps the puck without bothering to brew in between. And, yes there is plenty of water in the tank, before you ask.
Summary: This is my second superautomatic machine and I love it. It produces a wonderful espresso with excellent crema and other great coffee drinks quickly and easily. My wife loves it too and has no problems using it at all. Good points: 1. Really good espresso for a superautomatic (rivals shots pulled from manual machines in my opinion) 2. Simple to brew different types of coffee drinks such as americano or "standard" cups of coffee - simply turn dial for more or less water.
Great Machine, great Espresso and totally automatic
28 January 2009
Summary: In New York I have a Gaggia Classic Espresso Machine. It makes great espresso but it is totally manual - you have to grind, taper and dump the used coffee. So for my recently purchased 1698 Stone Farmhouse I decided to go totally modern and automatic. I was prepared for less quality but more convenience. After finding the perfect grind setting at #3 I was blown away on how great the espresso was, rich creme and all.
Summary: The machine arrived packaged very well. When I unpacked it, it seemed like it had been used before. I though maybe that it had been tested at the factory before shipping and I knew that I bought this as new and not refurbished. It also had some slight barely noticeable cracks in the main display around the buttons. Once you get the hang of how the machine operates and the functions of the menus, it's pretty easy to use.