88points

Breville Dual Boiler

54points

Gaggia Classic

Breville Dual Boiler
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24 facts in comparison

Breville Dual Boiler vs Gaggia Classic

Breville Dual Boiler
Gaggia Classic

Why is Breville Dual Boiler better than Gaggia Classic?

  • Has a commercial steam wand
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  • Has a pressure gauge
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  • Has cleaning alert
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  • Has PID controller
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  • Has integrated filter
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  • Has a shot timer
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  • Can brew and steam simultaneously
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  • Has a pre-infusion function
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Why is Gaggia Classic better than Breville Dual Boiler?

  • Has dry puck feature
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  • 8.17kg lighter
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    9.07kgvs17237g
  • 1 more years under manufacturer's warranty
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    2vs1
  • Has a hot water outlet
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  • 126.7mm thinner
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    241.3mmvs368mm
  • 20.3mm shorter
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    360.7mmvs381mm
  • 66.89% less body volume
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    17685.9cm³vs53419.248cm³
  • 177.8mm narrower
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    203.2mmvs381mm

Price comparison

Breville Dual Boiler

ProductStorePrice
Breville Dual Boiler AmazonBreville BES920XL Dual Boiler Espresso M...Breville BES920XL Dual Boiler Espresso Machine, Brushed Stainless Steel
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$1,473.85

Gaggia Classic

ProductStorePrice
Gaggia Classic AmazonGaggia RI9380/46 Classic Pro Espresso Ma...Gaggia RI9380/46 Classic Pro Espresso Machine, Solid, Brushed Stainless Steel
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$449.00
Gaggia Classic AmazonGaggia - Saeco Pannaerello Wand, Steam W...Gaggia - Saeco Pannaerello Wand, Steam Wand Frother
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$9.78
Gaggia Classic AmazonBreville BES870XL Barista Express Espres...Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine, Brushed Stainless Steel
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$679.95
Gaggia Classic AmazonRancilio Silvia Espresso Machine with Ir...Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine with Iron Frame and Stainless Steel Side Panels, 11.4 by 13.4-Inch
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$735.00
Gaggia Classic AmazonBreville ESP8XL Cafe Roma Stainless Espr...Breville ESP8XL Cafe Roma Stainless Espresso Maker
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$224.99
Gaggia Classic AmazonGaggia Velasca Espresso Machine, Black
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$549.00
Gaggia Classic AmazonGaggia Carezza De LUXE Espresso Machine,...Gaggia Carezza De LUXE Espresso Machine, Silver
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$332.41
Gaggia Classic AmazonBreville BES500BSS Bambino Plus Espresso...Breville BES500BSS Bambino Plus Espresso Machine, Brushed Stainless Steel
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$479.95
Gaggia Classic AmazonBaratza Sette 270 Conical Burr Coffee Gr...Baratza Sette 270 Conical Burr Coffee Grinder
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$399.00
Gaggia Classic AmazonDe'Longhi EC155 15 Bar Pump Espresso and...De'Longhi EC155 15 Bar Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker,Black
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$99.99

General info

1.weight

17.24kg

9.07kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.warranty period

1

2

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
3.thickness

368mm

241.3mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
4.height

381mm

360.7mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.volume

53419.25cm³

17685.9cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
6.Uses ground coffee
Breville Dual Boiler
Gaggia Classic
Ground coffee, especially if freshly roasted and ground, results in much better quality coffee than the kind of results you get with pods or capsules.

Components

1.Has a commercial steam wand
Breville Dual Boiler
Gaggia Classic
It comes with a commercial style steam wand as opposed to a pannarello steam wand. These are harder to master but can allow you to produce better, richer milk froth.
2.Has a pressure gauge
Breville Dual Boiler
Gaggia Classic
One of the most important aspects to pulling a great espresso is the amount of pressure used. Aspects such as how tightly tamped the portafilter is can affect the pressure and therefore the overall quality of the extraction. A pressure gauge helps you to adjust your process to achieve a perfect 9 bar of pressure.
3.Has a steam wand
Breville Dual Boiler
Gaggia Classic
It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.
4.Has a 58mm portafilter
Breville Dual Boiler
Gaggia Classic
A 58mm portafilter is the most common size in the industry, offering a greater range of accessories to purchase such as portafilter baskets and tampers.
5.Has cup warmer
Breville Dual Boiler
Gaggia Classic
With a cup warmer you can heat the cups before pulling your espresso so that it doesn't go cold quickly, which affects the taste and quality. It also means that you don’t have to manually heat them using hot water.
6.Has a display
Breville Dual Boiler
Gaggia Classic
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

Water source

1.Water tank is transparent
Breville Dual Boiler
Gaggia Classic
With a transparent water tank you can easily see when it needs to be filled up. This is important as attempting to make an espresso with an empty tank can damage the machine.
2.Has PID controller
Breville Dual Boiler
Gaggia Classic
A PID controller controls the temperature of the boiler electronically. It offers a far greater degree of accuracy and consistency than a regular, mechanical thermostat used to control temperature. This is very important as a temperature of around 92°C to 96°C is key to pulling the perfect espresso.
3.Has integrated filter
Breville Dual Boiler
Gaggia Classic
An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.
4.Has a removable water tank
Breville Dual Boiler
Gaggia Classic
The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
5.Has a hot water outlet
Breville Dual Boiler
Gaggia Classic
A hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.

Maintenance

1.Has dry puck feature
Breville Dual Boiler
Gaggia Classic
At the end of the extraction process, all moisture is removed from the puck. This allows you to easily tap out the coffee from the portafilter afterwards, reducing mess and the need to clean it as often.
2.Has cleaning alert
Breville Dual Boiler
Gaggia Classic
The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.

Features

1.Has a 3-way valve
Breville Dual Boiler
Gaggia Classic
A 3-way solenoid valve relieves the portafilter of pressure and moisture after the extraction. This produces a dry puck which can easily be removed afterwards. It also means that you don’t have to wait for the pressure to equalise, so that you can make back-to-back coffees.
2.Has a shot timer
Breville Dual Boiler
Gaggia Classic
The time taken to pull an espresso shot is one of four key elements, and should be around 19-22 seconds. Once you have the grind, dose and tamp correct, you can use the shot clock to time the pull perfectly.
3.Can brew and steam simultaneously
Breville Dual Boiler
Gaggia Classic
With a double boiler or heat exchanger system, you can brew and steam milk at the same time. This has an advantage over single boiler machines where you have to wait between brewing and steaming for the temperature to adjust.
4.Has a pre-infusion function
Breville Dual Boiler
Gaggia Classic
With a pre-infusion function you get a low pressure of water before it ramps up to around 9 bar of pressure. This gently expands the grinds to get a smooth extraction and to help prevent channeling in the cake.

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