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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|Extended Warranty - 1 year||$49.99|
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The Gaggia New Baby puts a new twist on a time-honored Gaggia design. A stainless steel front panel, updated control panel, and your choice of black or ivory housing create an elegant presentation for top-notch espresso brewing components. A commercial-style portafilter and group head, three-way solenoid valve, and ESE (Easy Serve Espresso) pod capability make this semi-automatic machine a versatile addition to any kitchen counter.
The control panel on the Gaggia New Baby is beautiful in its simplicity. Just 3 buttons on this espresso machine let you control all of the functions, from brewing delicious espresso shots to frothing pitchers of milk for cappuccinos and lattes. The Turbo Frother attachment on the steam wand makes frothing easy, so you can whip up plenty of delicious drinks for guests as an after dinner treat. Plus, the New Baby’s removable water reservoir and drip tray make cleaning a snap.
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Features & Benefits: Coffee
A 3-button control panel is located on the top front of the New Baby. These buttons, from left to right, control brewing, power, and heating the machine up to steaming temperature. In between the power and steaming buttons is the temperature indicator light that will illuminate while the boiler is heating up to proper temperature.
Commercial-style Portafilter and Brew Group
The New Baby has a commercial-style portafilter and brew group that are made of marine-grade brass. They are chrome-plated for a stylish look, and their brass construction offers excellent heat stability for your espresso shots. With a commercial-style portafilter, you can explore the art of traditional espresso making and have the ability to tamp your own shots.
ESE Pod Ready
For those who enjoy the convenience of brewing with ESE pods, the New Baby comes with a special filter basket just for that. ESE pods are pre-measured, pre-tamped packets of espresso that can be placed in the portafilter, brewed, and dropped right into the trash. They create consistently delicious shots every time you brew, and are perfect for espresso-lovers on the go.
Three-way Solenoid Valve
To ensure pressure is relieved from your group head after brewing, the Gaggia New Baby has a three-way solenoid valve. This results in precise pressure regulation as you brew and drier espresso pucks, so disposal is simple. Plus, there’s no need to worry about a soupy, dripping mess on your counters.
The boiler on the Gaggia New Baby has 2 heating elements for even heat distribution. This also helps to make heat up a rapid process, perfect for mornings when you’re in a rush, or when making drinks for guests. Its 3.5 oz capacity also helps to ensure quick heat up time.
Features & Benefits: Frothing and Hot Water
Hot Water Dispensing
If you need hot water for americanos, tea, or hot chocolate, the Gaggia New Baby can instantly dispense it from the steam wand. Simply press the brewing button and open the steam wand using the knob on the top of the machine. When your desired amount of hot water has been reached, just turn the steam knob to the off position.
The Turbo Frother attachment on the steam wand lets even novices create luscious frothed or steamed milk for café-style drinks. This black plastic attachment directs steam into your pitcher evenly, so milk is quickly and effectively frothed. This is a great feature when entertaining guests who love cappuccinos and lattes.
Features & Benefits: Care, Maintenance, & Other
The water reservoir on the Gaggia New Baby has a 60 oz capacity, enough for almost 32 espresso shots. It can be easily filled in place, or removed for cleaning. Plus, the reservoir is made of clear plastic, so you can quickly monitor your water levels with a glance.
Removable Drip Tray
Few things are worse on an espresso machine than a complicated drip tray. To make cleaning simple, the New Baby features a drip tray that’s easy to remove. At the end of the day, it can be rinsed with warm water and cleaned with non-abrasive detergent.
The Gaggia New Baby is housed in durable thermo-set plastic in your choice of ivory or black. Both colors feature a polished stainless steel front panel for a modern, attractive look.
The Gaggia New Baby comes with a detailed instruction manual, coffee scoop, tamper, and single, double, and ESE pod filter baskets.
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- Gaggia New Baby 06 Parts Diagram - rev 00 - 08-29-2006
- Gaggia New Baby 06 Wiring Diagram - rev X - 06-20-2006
- Gaggia New Baby 98 parts diagram - rev 03 - 12-22-2006
- Gaggia New Baby Parts Diagram 8/14/2012
- Gaggia New Baby - Black Parts Diagram, Rev 03-2012
- Gaggia New Baby - Ivory Parts Diagram, Rev 03-2012
- Gaggia New Baby 06 Service Manual - rev ? - 11-20-2006
- 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/Plastic|
|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||Push Button|
|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)||1.7 mins|
|Recommended Heat Up Time (Seconds)||7 mins|
|Brew Temp (F) (2 Oz Shot In Paper Cup)||169|
|Brew Time for 2 Oz||25|
|Brew Temp (F) (8 Oz Shot In Paper Cup)||167|
|Time To Produce Steam (Seconds)||49|
|Time To Steam 8 Oz Milk (Seconds)||125|
|Hot Water Temp 8 Oz (F)||154|
|Hot Water Time 8 Oz (Seconds)||28|
|Hot Water Recovery Time (Seconds)||19|
|Sound Level - Brewing (Db)||71|
|Descaler Used||Gaggia Descaler or Urnex Cleancaf|
|Water Filter||Mavea intenza|
|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:Sounds like the steam cam isn't connecting properly or is loose. This is a pretty easy fix, but I don't have a way to send it to you directly through here. Please contact our Technical Support team at 1-888-411-5282, option 3, and ask for the steam cam instructions. That should get you back on... more
Frederick Allan Jones aswered:I cannot understand this as I have had the top off and the cam is fixed to the steam spindle . Does the other end need to be attached to anyting ?
Louis-Jordan aswered:Thank you for your question. The pump is not on either side of the boiler. It is located behind the boiler in the central column of the machine. The steam button also controls the solenoid valve, which will open and close the steam circuit.
DanielCulver aswered:Mauricio, I am not familiar with the New Baby specifically, but own 3 Gaggias. First thing to remember when using this machine, and most other machines is to purge the steam wand first until the water is flushed and only steam comes out. Then close the valve for a moment before continuing your... more
DanielCulver aswered:Mauricio, I meant to add that as far as technique is concerned, it is a common mistake to put the wand to far into the milk, and also, to over fill the milk pitcher. We've all had to put a good deal of time into learning technique, but it is worth the result. Don't watch the barristas at... more
ShaneAncefsky-Sales aswered:Hello, With the flush, do not have the portafilter in the machine, if using the special pressurized baskets. You will get alot of water left in the portafilter. You can if using the commercial basket and I actually like to because it transfers heat to the portafilter. To get steam- you... more
Sanfam aswered:First and foremost, largely disregard what the pamphlet that shipped with your machine stated about which baskets do what. It's somewhat convoluted and kind of confusing. If you received the normal loadout of baskets, you should have one (1) pressurized doubleshot ground filter basket, one (1)... more
Darwin55 aswered:There is a great video on this site that compares all of the features of the Gaggia line. Just search Gaggia espresso machines & click on any machine. The video is on all the Gaggia products. I chose the Gaggia Baby Class, great sale & Xmas coupon, should be here next week!
Rose Knowles aswered:I have had both machines over the years and I think they work equally well. To me the major difference was the actual design of the machine, the evolution is a much more modern look. Your husband will love either one.
Sanfam aswered:Internally, these machines feature the same boilers, but differ in the fact that the Gaggia Baby line utilizes a 3-way solenoid valve instead of the passive "group valve" used by the Gaggia Evolution. This means that the Gaggia Baby, when using the standard doubleshot filter basket, will be able... more
techkathy aswered:It is a definite upgrade. The New Baby has a 3 way solenoid valve and its steam wand is on a ball joint. The water tank is also much easier to access.
A aswered:James, The black pin that you are asking about goes along with the double walled filter baskets. You can tell which ones they are by looking on the bottom. They are the ones with a single hole in the center. Those are also the ones that you are going to want to use with pre ground coffee, as... more
techkathy aswered:The Gaggia Baby will work with a Gaggia bottomless portafilter. The bottomless portafilter is a great tool to learn proper tamping technique. Click on the link below: http://www.wholelattelove.com/Gaggia/gaggia-flush-bottomless-portafilter.cfm
techkathy aswered:Make sure that the portafilter is on the machine snugly. There is also the possibility you are using just a little too much coffee or tamping unevenly.
AlabamaBob aswered:I've adjusted my tamping pressure to closer to 30lbs and closer to 15lbs and still receive the same. I've also tried further the commercial basket, and it does not leak. My shot however does seem to be coming way too fast. I've tamped closer to 30 for it as well, and I'm filling the shot far... more
Hal aswered:It sounds like the same problem I had when I got my machine. The instructions for basket use are confusing. I put the pressurized basket in the portafilter (I didn't realize it was pressurized) without the crema pin and decorated my kitchen in coffee spray. It took several shots for me to... more
A aswered:Beth, Both of those machines are good machines. The Via Venezia is a pressurized portafilter, while the Gaggia has both Pressurized and Commercial baskets. If you want to learn how to tweak the brewing process to get the best shot you can, then the Gaggia would be your best bet.
Mary Ann aswered:Theresa, You will definitely need coffee! The tamper that is included with this machine is plastic so you may want to upgrade that. A frothing pitcher will be needed for any milk based drinks and descale is always nice to have on hand for cleaning every 3-4 months. Cheers!
John Seymour aswered:Another nice accessory to have is an espresso brush. The angled handle makes it much easier to clean used grounds off the group head.
Kristen aswered:Melinda, you are correct. The commercial basket is the non-pressurized basket.
A aswered:Melinda, Correct! The "Commercial" filter basket is going to have holes throughout the whole bottom of the basket, where the pressurized one will have just one hole. You would use the pressurized basket with the black two way pin that came with the machine.
Kristen aswered:Melinda, the Gaggia New Baby comes with a commercial/single basket, a pressurized basket, and a pod basket. You can find the three baskets here: http://www.wholelattelove.com/searchresults.cfm?query=gaggia filter basket
mjackson aswered:Melinda, It does some with three baskets. Two pressurized a single and a double as well as a double shot normal basket. You can also get a single shot normal basket and a designated pod basket, that are available for purchase. These are both non pressurized. So you have lots of options with a... more
Chris aswered:Definitely a quality grinder and most important some quality fresh coffee.
Hal aswered:The approach I took when I first got the machine was to use the pressurized basket and preground coffee.Espresso but will be drinkable while learning. That will allow you to make coffee without a grinder. It won't br the GOD IN A CUP. Your hubby is going to spend some time at first just getting... 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...