Updated 16 Jan 2018

Gaggia

Classic (Classic SIN 035)

Snapshot: The Gaggia Classic (Classic SIN 035) is a manual espresso machine with a heat-up time of 1 minute 40 seconds and no automatic turn-off function. Can it make a good coffee?

Classic (Classic SIN 035)
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$749

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Test results

Overall score
71
Taste
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Milk frothing
?/10
Temperature consistency
?/10

Good points

  • OK to use.
  • Good temperature consistency.
  • Very good taste.
  • Very good controls.
  • Cup-warming plate.
  • Can use pre-ground coffee.
  • Can use pre-ground coffee.

But

  • No automatic power turn-off.
  • Has a boiler.
  • Poor milk frothing.
  • No standby mode.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Taste (60%): We assessed crema colour and thickness as well as the coffee's aroma, flavour, mouth-feel and aftertaste.
Ease of use (20%): Based on convenience of water container and filter, controls, exterior cleaning and operating the unit.
Milk frothing (15%): Evaluated froth quality and ease of using the frothing mechanism.
Temperature consistency (5%): Assessed consistency of temperature across 4 cups of coffee.

Price is from a January 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Type
Manual
Avg price
$749

Specifications

Heater
Boiler
Heat-up time (min:sec)
1:40
H x W x D (cm)
36 x 20 x 28
Weight (kg)
6.8

Features

Automatic turn-off
×
Cup warmer
Coffee-strength settings
No
Programmable coffee quantity
×
Milk frothing
Manual
Digital display
×

More Info

Notes
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