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Gaggia 102532 Espresso-Pure Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine, Black

by Gaggia
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  • 1100-watt espresso machine with stainless-steel boiler and 15-bar pump
  • Chrome-plated brass brew group and portafilter provide excellent temperature stability
  • Accommodates ESE coffee pods or ground coffee; Pannarello steam wand; cup warmer
  • Removable water tank; 3 filter baskets, coffee tamper, and coffee-measuring scoop included
  • Measures 10-4/5 by 8-2/7 by 14 inches
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Product Description

The Gaggia Espresso Pure’s classic, timeless design brings style and innovation to any kitchen or workspace. Brew grounds or pods on its chrome plated brass group head and filter holder, then froth and steam milk using its Pannarello frothing wand to make a latte, cappuccino, or macchiato. With a stainless steel boiler, a passive cup warmer, and a maximum pump pressure of 15 bars, each shot is sure to be brewed at the proper temperature and pressure for a thick layer of golden crema. Priced just right for the budget conscious, the Gaggia Espresso Pure offers you a multitude of commercial-quality brewing experiences while remaining stylish and elegant.

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  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 14 inches ; 10.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 12.2 pounds
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  • ASIN: B0015QX3BG
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  • Item model number: 102532
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #182,012 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By lilybart29 on January 23, 2009
We purchased this machine just after Christmas, and have fallen in love with it since then. We were looking at another, better-looking espresso machine, but were advised to get the Gaggia by some friends. This is our first REAL espresso machine, I had a Mr. Coffee machine years ago that worked all right, but the Gaggia Pure is head and shoulders above that one. It makes great espresso, although we are still working on getting great crema out of it...sometimes we do, sometimes we don't (this could easily be our fault). The frothing nozzle is also great, and although it's not as fancy looking as the all-stainless model we nearly bought, it is still a nice looking machine.
Negatives: no warming tray, and the first shots take awhile as the machine has to warm up first. This might be true with most machines, and it's not a big deal for us. We start it up, prep the milk and cups for a few minutes, come back and its ready to go. Subsequent shots go much quicker.
We would definitely buy this machine again.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By NHgirl on May 24, 2010
Seemed complicated at first, but is actually quite easy after the first time or two. Yummy espresso. Foaming wand makes thick, delicious foam for cappuccino. Easy to clean. The pump is quite loud when passing water for the espresso, but that's only a minute.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Marilyn Gaule on January 2, 2011
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Received the Gaggia Expresso Pure at the end of May 2010 and loved it for 3 months - made great coffee. In late August the knob started disfunctioning more and more. Finally figured out the metal it was on was getting so hot it was slowly melting it. Then in early September steam started coming out everywhere and water dripped even when it was turned off, and it always dripped through the coffee filter whether that button was pushed in or not. Called the company - they made us go buy their special cleaner - that would fix all. It did not. They had us take it apart several times before they finally said to send it in for them to fix. We did hear they received it, but have not gotten it back and it is now January 2011. Do not buy this machine unless you want to throw your money down the drain.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Dolan on September 22, 2009
Yes, you do need properly ground coffee to make the best of this machine. However the $[...] Capresso Infinity is fine for the job. This is an impressive machine for the money but it does have a learning curve. Follow the directions in the book, get a tamper that is sized to the portafilter (58mm), [...] use some fresh roasted ESPRESSO beans and you'll be making coffee better than 95% of the shops with a little bit of practice. One added suggestion, a ridgeless portafilter, which allows for better tamping.
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49 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Severian TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 16, 2009
Gaggia has a reputation for building relatively solid though finicky espresso makers. This machine is one of the new generation of Gaggias, which evidently are attempting to retreat from the reputation of solidity. This machine - the Espresso - has three iterations: the Pure (the simple black plastic cheap one), the Color (one color, red, costs more than the Pure evidently because of the color), and the Dose (which can be calibrated to deliver a fixed amount of liquid per button press, which costs even more. The units all have the same mechanicals - stainless steel boiler, roughly 3.5 ounces in size, a brass coated brewing group, and (note well) a non-pressurized 58mm "commercial" portafilter.

Right out of the box, the Espresso feels cheap and flimsy. No metal in sight, and the machine (in my case the Dose) looks like a big ugly hunk of plastic. The steam control knob feels like a child's toy and is so poorly mounted on its stem that it feels like you could twist it off. The water reservoir is a skimpy 42 ounces, and the alleged warming plate is ugly white plastic and produces markedly little warmth. This by far is the ugliest appliance in my kitchen and is also among the most expensive. Most importantly, the machine weighs only 10 pounds, which makes tightening the portafilter a chore as you have to pin the machine down to keep it from tipping over or just being shoved around the counter.

The mechanicals inside appear to be solid, and the portafilter is sturdy and serviceable. The boiler appears willing enough, though it is really tiny, and the steaming wand is excellent. The dosing function on my Dose model appears mainly useless, as my brewing results worked better with manual operation, and this pointless features adds about $50 to the price of the base model.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By ashilps on January 17, 2010
I am pleased with the Espresso Pure for my entry-level espresso maker purchase. I wish it had a warming plate, but as another reviewer said, the body is all plastic. I also purchased the Baratza (or is it Solis? I'm confused about the relationship of those two companies) Maestro Plus grinder for around $140 and they work well together. You do have to spend some time breaking in the machine and experimenting with grind size and tamping pressure. You also have to let the machine heat up well, at least 8 minutes. But after I turn on and let it heat up, it doesn't take me more than 5 or 6 minutes to make a latte or cappuccino.

I like the size of the water tank because there are only 2 of us. I also like that there is enough clearance for a standard 8 oz mug beneath the portafilter. The steam wand produces great foam with whole milk and there's enough clearance there for a 2 cup Pyrex measuring cup. Yet the machine does not take up a lot of space - in fact it's less than the Mr. Coffee machine it replaced.

I think its interesting the Espresso Color got higher reviews than this one, because they are the same machine. The Color is $50 more, but otherwise they are exactly the same. And I read on [...] that the red colored paint starts chipping off after awhile.

For now (1 month after purchase) and for what it is, I think it works great, and at a young, frugal person kind of price.
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