48points

DeLonghi EC 860

54points

Gaggia Classic

DeLonghi EC 860
Gaggia Classic
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29 facts in comparison

DeLonghi EC 860 vs Gaggia Classic

DeLonghi EC 860
Gaggia Classic

Why is DeLonghi EC 860 better than Gaggia Classic?

  • Indicates when drip tray is full
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  • 2.27kg lighter
    ?

    6.8kgvs9071.85g
  • Has integrated filter
    ?
  • Has a pre-infusion function
    ?
  • Has sleep mode
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  • 55.7mm shorter
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    305mmvs360.7mm

Why is Gaggia Classic better than DeLonghi EC 860?

  • Has a 3-way valve
    ?
  • Has dry puck feature
    ?
  • Water tank is transparent
    ?
  • Has a 58mm portafilter
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  • 68.7mm thinner
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    241.3mmvs310mm
  • 30.2% less body volume
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    17685.9cm³vs25339.4cm³
  • 64.8mm narrower
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    203.2mmvs268mm

Price comparison

Gaggia Classic

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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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$699.95
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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$499.95
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
Gaggia Classic AmazonEspresso Machine & Cappuccino Maker with...Espresso Machine & Cappuccino Maker with Milk Steamer- 15 Bar Pump, 7 Pc All-In-One Barista Bundle Set w/ Built-in Frother (Inc: Coffee Bean Grinder, Milk Frothing Cup, Tamper & 2 Cups), 1350W (Silver)
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$219.99

General info

1.weight

6.8kg

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

2

2

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

310mm

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.volume

25339.4cm³

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.
5.Uses ground coffee
DeLonghi EC 860
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.
6.width

268mm

203.2mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.

Components

1.Has a commercial steam wand
DeLonghi EC 860
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 steam wand
DeLonghi EC 860
Gaggia Classic
It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.
3.Has a 58mm portafilter
DeLonghi EC 860
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.
4.Has anti-burn steam wand
DeLonghi EC 860
Gaggia Classic
Steam wands are a fairly common source of burns when using espresso machines. An anti-burn steam wand has a lining inside that prevents the wand from getting scalding hot.
5.Has an integrated grinder
DeLonghi EC 860
Gaggia Classic
The espresso machine has an integrated grinder so that you don’t have to buy a separate one.
6.Has cup warmer
DeLonghi EC 860
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.

Water source

1.Water tank is transparent
DeLonghi EC 860
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 integrated filter
DeLonghi EC 860
Gaggia Classic
An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.
3.Has a hot water outlet
DeLonghi EC 860
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.
4.Has a removable water tank
DeLonghi EC 860
Gaggia Classic
The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
5.Has direct water connection
DeLonghi EC 860
Gaggia Classic
The coffee machine can connect directly to the water supply. This ensures you never have to refill the machine with water.

Maintenance

1.Indicates when drip tray is full
DeLonghi EC 860
Gaggia Classic
With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.
2.Has cleaning alert
DeLonghi EC 860
Gaggia Classic
The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.
3.Has dry puck feature
DeLonghi EC 860
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.
4.Has sleep mode
DeLonghi EC 860
Gaggia Classic
After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.
5.Prevents overheating
DeLonghi EC 860
Gaggia Classic
It has an internal fuse/thermal sensors which prevents the machine from overheating.

Features

1.Has a 3-way valve
DeLonghi EC 860
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 pre-infusion function
DeLonghi EC 860
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.
3.Can brew and steam simultaneously
DeLonghi EC 860
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 shot timer
DeLonghi EC 860
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.

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