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...
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|Extended Warranty - 1 year||$49.99|
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One of the newest additions to the Gaggia family introduces the new sleek lines of the Evolution. The housing may be revolutionary but we can thank Gaggia for not messing with a good thing as they kept the internal components the same. The high wattage dual heating element boiler has about the quickest heat up time in the industry. The 55 watt pump has power to spare, and is mounted on vibration resistant rubber mounts. The reservoir is easy to fill. Slide it to the left and pour the water in. You don’t have to remove it from the machine. Gaggia has been tested and approved for use with the world famous Illy pods. Gaggia’s new Turbo-Frother frothing wand is designed to help you get great froth with minimum fuss. The controls are simple and have all the necessary temperature ready lights. Use this espresso machine to its fullest, and each cup will be creamy, tasty, robust, and rich with flavor. The Evolution includes two stainless steel filter baskets (one and two shot), coffee tamper, and 7g measuring scoop. Available in Black.
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Features & Benefits: Coffee
Commercial Size and Style Portafilter Handle
Some of the most crucial elements for producing high quality espresso are influenced by the Style, Size and Construction of the portafilter. Style: This portafilter is designed like a commercial machine and works in the same way. The coffee is ground fine and is tamped (pressed) firmly into place. Size: The size of the portafilter is also the same as a commercial machine. Is has a large diameter (58 mm) so that the water is distributed evenly over a wide surface area. Construction: The portafilter is made up of two parts, the handle and the filter holder. The handle is made of high quality plastic. The heavy chrome plated brass filter holder keeps the temperature stable throughout the entire brewing process, therefore producing a quality cup of espresso.
Commercial Brewing Group
This is the portion of the machine that the portafilter locks into. It is made of chrome plated marine brass, which provides a superior brewing environment through maximum heat stability and component longevity.
The Gaggia boiler system is very unique. It is designed of highly conductive aluminum with two heating elements. The heating elements are imbedded into the exterior sides of the boiler, providing even heat distribution. Having the highest wattage system available, incorporated into a low volume boiler (3.5 ounces) provides excellent temperature stability and will heat up quicker.
High Quality Controls with Temperature Ready Light
The Evolution has three rocker arm switches. The one on the top is the main power switch. The middle one is the steam switch that when turned on, will heat the boiler to steam temperature. The bottom switch operates the pump and is known as the brew switch. To start the brewing process, just turn on the switch, wait until you have reached your desired volume and then turn of the switch. There is an indicator light that is illuminated whenever the boiler is up to operating temperature.
The Evolution has a small, two cup warmer. It is a passive type heater which means it is heated from the residual heat of the boiler.
Features & Benefits: Frothing and Hot Water
Hot Water Dispenser
If you want hot water for any reason, be it Hot Chocolate, Tea or Americanos, it is very easy to do. Just turn on the pump (brew) switch and open the steam knob. Hot water will start to stream out.
The Evolution comes equipped with a new Turbo Frothing steam wand. The new design makes great froth every time with no problems.
Features & Benefits: Care, Maintenance & Other
The large removable 44oz reservoir can be refilled from the side of the machine.
ESE Pod Capable
Comes ready to use with pods or ground coffee. Use the single shot filter basket with Easy Serve Espresso (ESE) pods. Pods are single serve prepackaged shots that are designed to be quick and clean.
Thermostat and Safety Switches
The Evolution has three temperature controls. There are two thermostats and one high limit. There is one thermostat for maintaining brewing temperature and one for maintaining steaming temperature. The high limit will turn off the power to the boiler in the event of a malfunction this will prevent the boiler from over heating.
The entire housing is made of a high-impact, heat resistant polycarbonate. The drip grate is made of stainless steel.
ManualsBack to Top
- Gaggia Evolution Parts Diagram - rev 02 - 12-22-2006
- Gaggia Evolution Parts Diagram - rev 03 - 10-02-2008
- Gaggia Evolution Wiring Diagram 120V - rev X - 09-09-2002
- Gaggia Evolution Wiring Diagram 230V - rev X - 01-30-2002
- Gaggia Evolution Parts Diagram 8/14/2012
- Gaggia Evolution Parts Diagram, Rev 12-2006
- Gaggia Evolution - Black Parts Diagram, Rev 03-2012
- Gaggia Evolution - Silver Parts Diagram, Rev 03-2012
- Quickstart Guide
- User's Manual
- User's Manual
SpecsBack to Top
|Dimension - Width (Inches)||8.7|
|Dimension - Height (Inches)||13.4|
|Dimension - Depth (Inches)||10.6|
|Housing Materials||ABS Plastic|
|Drip Tray Material||Plastic|
|Drip Tray Cover Material||Stainless Steel|
|Drip Tray Capacity (Oz)||6|
|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)||3.25|
|Number Of Holes||1|
|Optional Steam Tips Or Wands||Latte art Pannarello|
|Reservoir Or Plumbed||Reservoir|
|Reservoir Capacity (Oz)||44|
|Water Level Visible||Yes|
|Type Of Controls||Push Button|
|Size (Inches)||6 x 4|
|Passive / Active||Passive|
|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|
|Maximum Pressure (Bar)||15|
|Self Priming Pump||Yes|
|Initial Heat Up (Seconds)||1.3 mins|
|Recommended Heat Up Time (Seconds)||7 mins|
|Brew Temp (F) (2 Oz Shot In Paper Cup)||171|
|Brew Time for 2 Oz||25|
|Brew Temp (F) (8 Oz Shot In Paper Cup)||169|
|Time To Produce Steam (Seconds)||45|
|Time To Steam 8 Oz Milk (Seconds)||38|
|Hot Water Temp 8 Oz (F)||151|
|Hot Water Time 8 Oz (Seconds)||29|
|Hot Water Recovery Time (Seconds)||26|
|Sound Level - Brewing (Db)||64|
|Descaler Used||Gaggia Descaler or Urnex Cleancaf|
|Country Of Manufacture||Italy|
|Repairs By||Whole Latte Love|
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Q & ABack to Top
Does it have a single serve option? How many oz. of espresso does it put out?
Answer by A
Cheryl, The Evolution does come with single shot and double shot filter baskets. It does not have a preset shot length though, so you can control how much water extracts through the coffee for each shot you pull.