Gaggia Carezza
Gaggia Carezza
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Gaggia Carezza: 31 facts and highlights

1. Indicates when drip tray is full

With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.
Gaggia Carezza
25% have it

2. Has a 3-way valve

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.
Gaggia Carezza
41% have it

3. Has cleaning alert

The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.
Gaggia Carezza
9% have it

4. Has a commercial steam wand

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.
Gaggia Carezza
37% have it

5. Has dry puck feature

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.
Gaggia Carezza
31% have it

6. Has sleep mode

After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.
Gaggia Carezza
25% have it

7. weight

4kg
Capresso EC50: 3.63kg

8. water tank capacity

With a larger water tank you don’t have to refill it as often.
1.4l
La Marzocco GS3: 3.5l

9. height

300mm
Gaggia New Espresso: 275mm

10. Has an integrated grinder

The espresso machine has an integrated grinder so that you don’t have to buy a separate one.
Gaggia Carezza
3% have it

11. Has a pre-infusion function

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.
Gaggia Carezza
50% have it

12. thickness

280mm
Capresso Café: 203.2mm

13. Can brew and steam simultaneously

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.
Gaggia Carezza
31% have it

14. volume

17640cm³
Capresso EC50: cm³

15. Has integrated filter

An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.
Gaggia Carezza
41% have it

16. Has PID controller

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.
Gaggia Carezza
22% have it

17. programmable buttons

These buttons can be programmed for different types of coffee such as an espresso, doppio or ristretto. This means once you have mastered a particular style of coffee, you can get it the same every time.
0
Delonghi EC 850.M: 5

18. Has a removable water tank

The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
Gaggia Carezza
87% have it

19. Has a steam wand

It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.
Gaggia Carezza

20. Prevents overheating

It has an internal fuse/thermal sensors which prevents the machine from overheating.
Gaggia Carezza
3% have it

21. Has a shot clock

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.
Gaggia Carezza
6% have it

22. width

210mm
Capresso EC50: 184.15mm

23. Has a hot water outlet

A hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.
Gaggia Carezza
84% have it

24. Has cup warmer

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.
Gaggia Carezza
94% have it

25. Has anti-burn steam wand

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.
Gaggia Carezza
9% have it

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