We receive numerous calls from customers asking the same question, “What is the difference between the Gaggia Classic, Baby Class and New Baby?” Well in response to this question we have created a video showing you the similarities and the differences of these three machines.
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The Gaggia Baby Class combines the traditional styling of the time-tested Baby line, with an updated control panel and chic stainless steel housing. This semi-automatic machine lets you brew using ground espresso, but is also ready to brew using ESE (Easy Serve Espresso) pods for times when you’re on the go. The commercial style brew group and 58mm portafilter are made of chrome-plated brass, for superior temperature stability and durability. Another exciting commercial component on the Baby Class is a three-way solenoid valve to help regulate pressure, a rare feature on home semi-automatics.
For those who love to make café-style drinks, such as cappuccinos, macchiatos, and lattes, the Baby Class has a Turbo Frother attachment to make steaming a breeze. The steam wand is also mounted on a ball joint, so it can accommodate milk pitchers of varying sizes. Maintenance is also straightforward, as the Baby Class has a removable water reservoir and drip tray.
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Features & Benefits: Coffee
When you want to brew quality espresso, you want to use the best style of portafilter you can. That’s why the Gaggia Baby Class was designed with a commercial-style portafilter, measuring 58mm and made of chrome-plated brass. Brass offers temperature stability for your espresso, a vital factor in the taste of your final shot. This style of tamper requires a nice, firm tamp for ground espresso, but can also be used with ESE pods for added convenience.
Commercial Brew Group
With a heavy duty, professional quality portafilter, you need a commercial-style brew group to match. The brew group on the Baby Class is also made of chrome-plated brass for added temperature stability. Plus, its brass construction ensures it can stand the test of time.
Three-way Solenoid Valve
No one likes trying to get rid of soupy espresso grounds after they’ve brewed their morning shot. That’s why the Gaggia Baby Class features a three-way solenoid valve that relieves pressure from the portafilter once your shot has been brewed. This results in a drier espresso puck and easier disposal.
The Gaggia Baby Class is controlled by a straightforward panel that features 2 buttons and 2 indicator lights. The top button lets you manually control brewing and the bottom button will bring the machine up to steaming temperature. In the middle are 2 indicator lights: on the left is the On/Off light, and on the right is the steam temperature light. Power is controlled by a switch on the back of the machine.
Espresso temperature is a large factor in espresso flavor. The Gaggia Baby Class has a cup warmer that is passively heated by the boiler, so you can always have warm cups on hand whenever you brew.
Features & Benefits: Frothing and Hot Water
Hot Water Dispenser
If you need hot water for tea, an Americano, or hot chocolate, the Baby Class can dispense hot water right from the steam wand. Simply turn the steam knob and then press the brewing and steaming buttons simultaneously. Once your desired amount of water has been reached, close the steam knob and release the 2 buttons.
The Baby Class makes frothing easy with its black plastic Turbo Frother attachment. This attachment will help you evenly distribute steam throughout your frothing pitcher, letting you make cappuccinos, lattes, and other café-style drinks with ease. To produce steam, just press the steam button and wait for the temperature ready light to illuminate on the control panel. Then, just turn the black knob on top of the machine and steam will be dispensed.
Features & Benefits: Care, Maintenance, & Other
The Gaggia Baby Class features a large, 60 oz water reservoir located on the back of the machine. You can easily fill this in place, but it can also be removed for easy filling and cleaning.
ESE Pod Ready
To make brewing easy, the Baby Class is ready to brew using ESE pods. These pre-package, pre-measured, and pre-tamped pods eliminate the need for a grinder or tamper. Just use the included ESE pod filter basket to brew.
The Gaggia Baby Class was designed with style and function in mind. That’s why it is housed in brushed stainless steel that is both chic and durable. The new exterior design found on the Baby Class will add a professional look and elegant feel to your kitchen.
The Baby Class comes with a detailed instruction manual, coffee scoop, plastic tamper, and single, double, and ESE pod filter baskets.
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- Gaggia New Baby 06 Class Parts Diagram - rev 00 - 08-29-2006
- Gaggia Baby 02 parts diagram - rev 00 - 11-11-2002
- Gaggia Baby 77 parts diagram - rev 00 - 02-01-2006
- Gaggia Baby 86 parts diagram - rev 01 - 02-16-2007
- Gaggia Baby 89 wiring diagram - rev X - 08-30-2002
- Gaggia Baby 91 parts diagram - rev 01 - 02-13-2007
- Gaggia Baby Class Hydraulic diagram - rev X - 05-26-2006
- Gaggia Baby Class Electric Diagram - rev X - 06-20-2006
- Gaggia Baby Class Parts Diagram 8/14/2012
- Gaggia New Baby Class Parts Diagram, Rev 08-2006
- Gaggia Baby Class Parts Diagram, Rev 03-2012
- User's Manual
- Quickstart Guide
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|Dimension - Width (Inches)||9.6|
|Dimension - Height (Inches)||15.7|
|Dimension - Depth (Inches)||10.4|
|Housing Materials||Brushed Stainless Steel|
|Drain Line Adaptable||No|
|One Touch cappuccino|
|One Touch Cappuccino||No|
|Steam Wand Style||Pannarello|
|Number Of Holes||1|
|Reservoir Or Plumbed||Reservoir|
|Reservoir Capacity (Oz)||60|
|Type Of Controls||Push Button/ Dial|
|Passive / Active||Passive|
|Material||Chrome Plated Brass|
|Commercial Filter Baskets Included||Yes|
|Pressurized Filter Baskets Included||Yes|
|Ground, E.S.E. Pod And Capsule Compatible||Ground & ESE Pod|
|Material||Chrome Plated Brass|
|Capsule / Pod Friendly||Yes|
|Number Of Boilers||1|
|Brew And Steam Simultaneously||No|
|Maximum Pressure (Bar)||15|
|Descaler Used||Gaggia Descaler|
|Country Of Manufacture||Italy|
|Repairs By||Whole Latte Love|
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Question & AnswersAsk our Community any quesiton you may have about this product! We are happy to help. Back to Top
Maggie aswered:Thank you for your post. Lack of descaling can cause this issue-I would suggest calling in to our Technical Support team to get some deep cleaning instructions. Technical Support is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., EST, at... more
Maggie aswered:You want to actually fill the water tank completely-that way, you don't have to worry about the machine running out of water mid shot. The machine heats on its own once it is turned on, and you do want to make certain that you have followed the priming instructions first so that water flows... more
Javaqueenbee aswered:Thanks Maggie for your reply. I found a video on youtube yesterday and the shot was better this morning. The info about the water is good to know as well as the size to pull. I'm sure it will take some time to get it perfect, so I will keep trying. Many thanks!
techkathy aswered:Is the milk heating but just not frothing? There is a small insert inside of the long sleeve of the pannarello wand. It should be sticking out far enough that it looks like 2 small points. Also make sure that the small air hole (pin hole) is clean and clear and able to draw in air for frothing.
DanielCulver aswered:The Baby Class has a small aluminum boiler similar to a basic mono-block. Waiting longer or flushing the line won't do too much to help. The water is pretty much heated on demand and the "force" is in part produced by keeping the line diameter small enough to ensure adequate velocity of the steam... more
mjackson aswered:Ariel, There is some validity regarding how long you let your espresso sit and it really should not be more than 15 seconds. I would steam your milk first. You will want to run water out of the steam wand to cool your boiler faster and you may want to run some water out of your grouphead as well... more
Sanfam aswered:If your machine is leaking from the steam valve while the machine is on, there are two avenues you can look into: 1. If the leaking has become steadily worse, consider descaling the machine. If small bits of scale have worked its way into your machine's steam valve, they could be preventing it... more
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Ok so you just received your new semi-automatic machine and are getting ready to make a nice cappuccino. You have watched the local Barista, done your online research and have quickly come to the conclusion that you are getting conflicting information on how to properly make a cappuccino or latte...