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The Gaggia Baby Twin offers an innovative new take on home semi-automatic espresso machine design: two boilers. With one boiler for brewing and a thermoblock for steam, there’s no downtime between brewing and steaming. Entertaining friends, getting through the morning rush at your house, or just making an afternoon latte is quick and easy. Plus, the Gaggia Baby Twin has all of the great features Gaggia is known for, including a commercial-grade portafilter and brew group, three-way solenoid valve, and Turbo Frother attachment.
In addition to the new double boiler system, the Gaggia Baby Twin also has a modern touch ring control panel with green backlit buttons. This exciting new control panel is a great upgrade from traditional switches or plastic buttons, and it features 2 programmable brewing buttons, as well as a manual brewing button. Steam temperature and hot water are also controlled on the touch ring, and a temperature ready light illuminates on the bottom of the ring when the machine is prepared to brew or steam.
Oh, and did I mention it also has stainless steel housing? The Baby Twin is completely housed in brushed stainless steel, so it can match virtually any kitchen, and is extremely durable. The drip tray grate, steam wand, and Turbo Frother attachment are also made of stainless steel, not plastic. An active cup warmer is located on the top of the machine, so you can keep up to 5 espresso cups ready for brewing. The Baby Twin also has a large 60oz water reservoir made of clear ABS plastic, so you can easily monitor your water levels.
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Features & Benefits: Coffee
Double Boiler System
When brewing on most home semi-automatic machines that have only 1 boiler, you need to wait between brewing and steaming for the boiler to reach the proper temperature. The Gaggia Baby Twin eliminates this wait with its double boiler system, featuring one boiler for brewing and one for steaming. The brewing boiler quickly heats up, and a thermoblock boiler creates steam for frothing milk for cappuccinos and lattes.
Commercial Size and Style Portafilter
To get the best possible espresso, it’s important to use commercial-grade brewing components. The Gaggia Baby Twin features a commercial size and style portafilter, made of chrome-plated brass for both durability and heat stability. Measuring 58mm, this portafilter also has a durable plastic handle.
Commercial Brew Group
The brew group on the Gaggia Baby Twin is made of the same chrome-plated marine brass as the portafilter, for a commercial feel and long life. It also offers great heat stability, so your espresso stays nice and hot throughout the brewing process.
Touch Ring Control Panel
The Gaggia Baby Twin features a sleek touch ring control panel with green backlit buttons. From left to right, they are small and large programmable brewing buttons, hot water, a steam supply light, manual dispensing/programming, and at the bottom of the ring is the temperature indicator light that will let you know when the Baby Twin is ready to brew or steam.
Programmable Brewing Buttons
We all want something to depend on in the morning. Our alarm clock may fail us and the kids might not get up when we tell them to, but the Gaggia Baby Twin is always ready to dispense consistent espresso shots. On the touch ring, you’ll find 2 programmable brewing buttons that you can set to dispense just the right amount of espresso to meet your tastes. To program the buttons, press and hold the programming button until it begins to flash. Then, press and hold the brewing button you want to program, and release once the desired amount of coffee has been reached. To exit programming mode, press the programming button again and your settings will be saved.
3 Way Solenoid Valve
A 3-way solenoid valve is an important feature on high quality semi-automatic espresso machines. It relieves pressure in the portafilter after brewing, helping to prevent dripping and makes it easy to dispense of the spent coffee puck.
The Gaggia Baby Twin lets you get the most flavor from your espresso with a pre-infusion cycle. This wets the grounds with a splash of water just a few seconds before brewing, and helps to bring out the aromatic oils of the ground coffee. You can also choose to turn this feature off by entering programming mode and pressing the hot water button.
Espresso tastes best when it is enjoyed when its hot and freshly brewed. If you brew directly into cold cups, your shots can lose quite a few degrees of heat, and that’s why the Gaggia Baby Twin features an active cup warmer. It is located on the top of the machine and has room for 5 espresso cups.
Features & Benefits: Frothing and Hot Water
Hot Water Dispenser
The Baby Twin can easily dispense hot water for tea, americanos, instant soup, and more. Just place a container underneath the steam wand, press the hot water dispensing button, and turn the black knob on the top of the machine. Once the desired amount of hot water is reached, turn the knob back and press the hot water dispensing button again.
Turbo Frother Wand
Creating luscious foam and steamed milk for cappuccinos and lattes can be a tricky skill to master. The Gaggia Baby Twin has a stainless steel Turbo Frother attachment on the steam wand that makes steaming and frothing milk easy. Similar to a Pannarello attachment, the Turbo Frother helps to evenly distribute steam throughout your pitcher. Plus, the steam wand on the Baby Twin is mounted on a ball joint for a wide range of movement.
Features & Benefits: Care, Maintenance, & Other
Large Water Reservoir
The Gaggia Baby Twin has a 60oz water reservoir made of durable and clear plastic. It can easily be removed for filling or cleaning, and can also be filled in place. Plus, it’s clear design lets you quickly monitor your water level.
If you prefer to brew with ESE (Easy Serve Espresso) pods rather than ground coffee, the Gaggia Baby Twin is pod ready. Just place the single shot filter basket in the portafilter and the Baby Twin is ready to brew using you favorite coffee pod.
The Gaggia Baby Twin is housed in brushed stainless steel with a stainless steel Turbo Frother and drip tray grate. The water reservoir is made of clear plastic, as is the steam knob on the top of the machine.
The Gaggia Baby Twin comes with double and single/ESE pod filter baskets, tamper, and a 7oz coffee scoop.
ManualsBack to Top
- Gaggia New Baby Twin Parts Diagram - rev 01 - 10-02-2008
- Gaggia Baby Twin Hydraulic Diagram - rev X - 05-25-2006
- Gaggia Baby Twin Wiring Diagram 230V - rev X - 08-31-2006
- Gaggia Baby Twin Wiring Diagram 120V - rev 01 - 08-29-2008
- Gaggia Baby Twin Parts Diagram 8/14/2012
- Gaggia Baby Twin 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||Stainless Steel|
|Drip Tray Material||Powder Coated Steel|
|Drip Tray Cover Material||Stainless Steel|
|Drip Tray Capacity (Oz)||9|
|Power Cord Length (Inches)||44|
|One Touch cappuccino|
|One Touch Cappuccino||No|
|Steam Wand Style||Pannarello|
|Usable Length (Inches)||3.75|
|Height Off Counter (Inches)||3.5|
|Number Of Holes||1|
|Optional Steam Tips Or Wands||Latte art Pannarello|
|Reservoir Or Plumbed||Reservoir|
|Reservoir Capacity (Oz)||60|
|Water Level Visible||Yes|
|Water Filter||Mavea intenza|
|Type Of Controls||Touch Ring with Buttons|
|Passive / Active||Active|
|Material||Chrome Plated Brass|
|Commercial Filter Baskets Included||2|
|Pressurized Filter Baskets Included||Single/Pod & Double shot|
|Ground, E.S.E. Pod And Capsule Compatible||Ground & ESE Pod|
|Bottomless Portafilter Available||Yes|
|Tamper Size (Millimeter)||58|
|Material||Chrome Plated Brass|
|Capsule / Pod Friendly||Pod|
|Number Of Boilers||1|
|Brew Boiler Data|
|Brew Boiler Type||Small Volume|
|Brew Boiler Watts||1370|
|Brew boiler Volume (Oz)||3.5|
|Brew Boiler Material||Aluminum|
|Brew Boiler Orientation||Vertical|
|Brew Boiler Heater Location||External|
|Steam Boiler Data|
|Steam Boiler Type||Thermoblock|
|Steam Boiler Watts||1370|
|Steam Boiler Volume (Oz)||Low|
|Steam Boiler Material||Stainless Steel Lined Aluminum|
|Steam Boiler Orientation||Vertical|
|Steam Boiler Heater Location||External|
|Steam Boiler Vacuum Relief valve||No|
|Steam Boiler Auto Fill||Yes|
|Maximum Pressure (Bar)||15|
|Self Priming Pump||Yes|
|Initial Heat Up (Seconds)||72|
|Recommended Heat Up Time (Seconds)||420|
|Brew Temp (F) (2 Oz Shot In Paper Cup)||175|
|Brew Time for 2 Oz||25|
|Brew Temp (F) (8 Oz Shot In Paper Cup)||173|
|Time To Produce Steam (Seconds)||10|
|Time To Steam 8 Oz Milk (Seconds)||42|
|Maximum Effective Frothing Duration With Stock Steam Tip (Seconds)||300|
|Hot Water Temp 8 Oz (F)||165|
|Hot Water Time 8 Oz (Seconds)||24|
|Hot Water Recovery Time (Seconds)||0|
|Sound Level - Brewing (Db)||64|
|Descaler Used||Gaggia Descaler or Urnex Cleancaf|
|Water Filter||Mavea intenza|
|Country Of Manufacture||Italy|
|Repairs By||Whole Latte Love|
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DanielCulver aswered:I've never owned a Baby, but I do have three Gaggias and they all steam very well. Maybe this is a question for Tim Allen. ;-)
techkathy aswered:Tom - You can tip a cup and slid it under the coffee spouts. The steam wand is on a ball joint so its easier to fit a taller cup underneath. You can also remove the spouts. They are threaded to the body of the portafilter.
techkathy aswered:You can remove the filter from the water tank. Just pull it out. You can use some soap and water to get it completely clean. Then just push it back into place.
Miranda aswered:Great, I'll try it out. Maybe I'm just not strong enough?! Thank you for the response.
mjackson aswered:Ferdinando, I would say descale more often perhaps at least 4-5 times a year. I think you may also want to clean the group head more and the three way solenoid as well This should help -http://www.wholelattelove.com/videos.cfm?playvidID=545 Gaggia 3 way solenoid disassembly and cleaning... more
Ferdinando aswered:Thanks for reply mjackson. i did some trouble shooting and came to the conclusion that it was the pressurized filter basket. i watched the videos on here on how to clean them, and a google search for other tips, but that was my problem. Tho not every little hole is back to perfect the pressure is... more
A aswered:Kristen, You make valid points. The Silvia due to it's 12oz boiler does take longer than the Gaggia's or the Pasquini's to warm up. It excels in the sense that it has all commercial grade parts, but are packed into a really small form factor. The Baby Twin and the Livietta both have two... more
Sanfam aswered:While a damp or wet puck is to be expected when using the pressurized filter baskets, it is typically symptomatic of either too fine a grind/too much tamping pressure or, alternatively, too coarse a grind/too little tamping pressure. In either case, the puck is dried out when the highly... more
techkathy aswered:Yang, Have you tried descaling the unit? When all the lights flash it means the unit is not passing water through the flow meter quickly enough. Make sure that the water tank is also seated properly.
Yang aswered:This is brand new unit. I just received it like a week ago. It worked for a day and then the lights issue started happening.
Ferdinando aswered:Don't know if you solved this issue, but yes this is normal. When the lights start to flash you have to turn the knob back all the way to off, then turn it back on to get the steam. When you first do it, it basically gets all the water out of the wand.
David aswered:Apparently, they all do that. There is a video on here about it. http://www.wholelattelove.com/videos.cfm?playvidID=724
techkathy aswered:Ashley - Any bad flavor or odor from the unit is not typical. If you have a chance, give us a call in tech support. We would like to swap out the unit for a new one.
Patrick aswered:I had the same issue. Swapped out baby twin once, same issue on 2nd then tech support exchanged for a Gaggia Classic which I am very happy with so far (only had 2 weeks) simple to operate, makes good shots. Though the double boiler would be much faster on the Baby Twin but with the Classic I have... more
Ashley aswered:Thank you Kathy and Patrick. I just got off the phone with Maggie (WLL tech support), who was extremely helpful. I am going to ship the original machine back and WLL will send me a new one. Ill give the new one a try and fingers crossed steam system will not smell like the old one! I bought... more
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