54points

Gaggia Classic

17points

Gaggia Gran Gaggia

Comparison winner
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25 facts in comparison

Gaggia Classic vs Gaggia Gran Gaggia

Gaggia Classic
Gaggia Gran Gaggia
54
points
Gaggia Classic
17
points
Gaggia Gran Gaggia

Why is Gaggia Classic better than Gaggia Gran Gaggia?

  • Has a 3-way valve
    ?
  • Has dry puck feature
    ?
  • Has a 58mm portafilter
    ?
  • Water tank is transparent
    ?
  • 23.7mm thinner
    241.3mmvs265mm

Why is Gaggia Gran Gaggia better than Gaggia Classic?

  • 5.07kg lighter
    4kgvs9071.85g
  • 63.7mm shorter
    297mmvs360.7mm
  • Has integrated filter
    ?
  • 3.2mm narrower
    200mmvs203.2mm
  • 11% less body volume
    15741cm³vs17685.900112cm³

Price comparison

General info

1.weight
?

Best

Keurig K-Elite

2.99kg

9.07kg

4kg

2.warranty period
?

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

Best

Quick Mill 02820

2

2

2

3.height
?

Best

Gaggia New Espresso

275mm

360.7mm

297mm

4.thickness
?

Best

Capresso Café

203.2mm

241.3mm

265mm

5.Uses ground coffee
?

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.

Gaggia Classic
Gaggia Gran Gaggia
6.volume
?

Best

Capresso EC50

14004.28cm³

17685.9cm³

15741cm³

Components

1.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.

For example

Rocket Espresso Professionale

Gaggia Classic
Gaggia Gran Gaggia
2.Has a 58mm portafilter
?

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.

Gaggia Classic
Gaggia Gran Gaggia
3.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 Classic
Gaggia Gran Gaggia
4.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 Classic
Gaggia Gran Gaggia
5.Has an integrated grinder
?

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

For example

Breville Barista Express

Gaggia Classic
Gaggia Gran Gaggia
6.Has a display
?

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

For example

Keurig K-Elite

Gaggia Classic
Gaggia Gran Gaggia

Water source

1.Water tank is transparent
?

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.

Gaggia Classic
Gaggia Gran Gaggia
2.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 Classic
Gaggia Gran Gaggia
3.Has a removable water tank
?

The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.

Gaggia Classic
Gaggia Gran Gaggia
4.Has integrated filter
?

An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.

Gaggia Classic
Gaggia Gran Gaggia
5.Has direct water connection
?

The coffee machine can connect directly to the water supply. This ensures you never have to refill the machine with water.

For example

Rocket Espresso Professionale

Gaggia Classic
Gaggia Gran Gaggia

Maintenance

1.Indicates when drip tray is full
?

With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.

For example

Delonghi EC 850.M

Gaggia Classic
Gaggia Gran Gaggia
2.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 Classic
Gaggia Gran Gaggia
3.Has cleaning alert
?

The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.

For example

Breville Infuser

Gaggia Classic
Gaggia Gran Gaggia
4.Prevents overheating
?

It has an internal fuse/thermal sensors which prevents the machine from overheating.

For example

Krups XP5240

Gaggia Classic
Gaggia Gran Gaggia

Features

1.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 Classic
Gaggia Gran Gaggia
2.Has a shot timer
?

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.

For example

La Marzocco GS3

Gaggia Classic
Gaggia Gran Gaggia

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