So, the Gaggia classic is a single boiler machine, and it’s widely regarded (well, the old model, pre 2009 is) as being among the best low cost semi automatic home espresso machines. The pups are the 500T and 498T. The Gaggia Classic is a easy machine to use and very forgiving. It is supposedly built to the 1960 specs. However after doing some more research I've found people are somewhat divided on this, just wanted some clarification on whether this is a legitimate concern or not? Mines weighs about 8.5 lbs. 9 replies; 131 views; Gaggia Classic Espresso Machine -. Mine seems to stay in tune pretty well. Gaggia Classic Aluminium Boiler concerns I recently returned my Gaggia Classic Pro after a week due to possible health concerns to do with the aluminium boiler. case follow the instructions on the packet). This machine is in good condition and has been thoroughly cleaned. Included with the Gaggia Classic are: The original 58mm chrome plated brass portafilter date stamped from 2008. Gaggia Classic 2 Coffee Cups (2015 Model) - Great Condition ----- Gaggia Classic 2 coffee cups 2015 model. All the machines have a solid basic unit - the Baby and the Classic have notable features but you pay for the upgrades. So I ordered and tested the Espresso, the New Coffee, the Baby and the Classic (Models have since changed - again since fall 2008). This Gaggia Classic is now in excellent condition internally as well as externally and will give many more years of service, providing it is regularly cleaned and descaled. Let's look at the Gaggia … Anyway, as an espresso newby I thought I'd purchase the Gaggia Classic as it seems very highly recommended, but I want to be sure I'm getting the best/correct version. It is the non-solenoid model. Page 10 5 Clean the seal (15) inside of the brewing the machine with Gaggia descaler (in which head (14) and keep it clean. It come £229. For more than half a century, Gaggia has been supplying both coffee bars and homes with innovative, state-of-the-art coffee machines. I have a 2008 Classic. Re: Gaggia Classic - Model Variations « Reply #2 on: October 02, 2016, 11:37:35 AM » I think there have been some minor changes to boiler wattage ratings - IIRC some aluminium Classics are rated as low as 1200W, some as high as 1425W - depends, at least to some extent, on where and and when it was manufactured. It is quite easy to use although it is a little clunky because of its size. The original Instruction Manual It has the thin 60's profile neck. Gibson has since discontinued them. Just checked my old "Gold" coloured Gaggia Classic (which definitely does have a solenoid) and the text on the front says "Classic Coffee Gaggia". I have used many different kinds of beans in this machine and as long as the grind of the coffee is right, I am usually satisfied. Like this one; This machine is quite old (1997) so maybe Gaggia/Philips rationalised the names at some point with "coffee" being reserved for the cheaper non OPV versions. The Gaggia Legacy It was one man’s quest for the perfect espresso in 1930s Milan that gave birth to one of Italy’s most iconic brands. 6 The shower disc (17) should be unscrewed Remove shower disc (17) and clean. Another Gaggia Classic (2008) service/restoration thread By sjm85, January 23 gaggia; classic (and 2 more) Tagged with: gaggia; classic; service; rebuild; 5 replies; 134 views; Rincewind; 2 hours ago; Dark brownparticles in the milk after steaming By ting_tang, Tuesday at 16:47. The original Gaggia classic was made in Italy, had the the 3way solenoid valve, all brass group and full sized 58mm portafilter, and reallywas built to last, proven by the fact that there are still so many of the pre2009 original classics still going strong - it really was a stonking machine forthe money.