Pros:Quaility, Quality, Quaility
Cons:You wont ever use instant again
The Bottom Line: Its the quality form leaders in the field. Nespresso though is now well worth looking at, but a big investment.
This is my second Gaggia, and believe me when you buy your second Gaggia its not because the first broke down, its because you have decided to move up in the brand. My old one is salivating my girlfriend now, so I can now get great coffee when I stay over with her.
Recommend this product?
I use Illy coffee with my Gaggia BABY, and it just means that you get grade A high quality coffee shop coffee when at home. I purchased when in Brown Thomas's in Dublin, the price for me converted was £198 which is pretty par for the course if you shop around. Previous experience told me I was buying quality so I was happy to purchase away from home, and my partner lives in Ireland anyway. There is some excellent quality options on the web from very good quality suppliers.
The Gaggia comes with a 15 bar pressure Pump, this is an important feature as my expert friend Al tells me as its what gets the flavor out of the beans. Removable water tank 1.6 litre capacity, it makes it easy to refill without spilling or splashing. Though some times I find it a little awkward to get out. I use ground Illy mainly, but occasionally buy beans and grind myself. This is an excellent addition to go for, it so mice to smell the sheer freshness of ground coffee. A grinder is not expensive mine was a present.
The baby Gaggia makes two cups simultaneously. It has a cup warming plate though I tend to heat the cups with hot water rather than using this facility, its much quicker. Make sure you heat especially if you are going to have an espresso. Making Latte or Cappuccino sometimes I microwave the milk a little first it speeds up the heating and avoids burning it using the nozzle, which I have only burnt it once, make sure you clean the nozzle right after you use the machine.
The machine comes with two sizes of coffee pod holder. You can also use either free ground coffee or the pod system which is much cleaner. I am a bit old fashioned and prefer to use the ground coffee.
The Gaggia comes with a 2 year warrantee from Gaggia! This is one to recommend and one that has sheer quality written all over it. So enjoy the ambiance as you suck in the aroma of really great coffee really well made coffee. Make sure you choose your coffee well, as I have said I recommend Illy.
Some of the reviews on here are not so good for the Baby, but I still love her xoxo