I am considering moving from the Gaggia Glassic MDF grinder combo to this Platinum Vogue for the convenience and quicker brew time (we have twins arriving in December, and I know I'll need the coffee but don't anticipate having as much time!) I'm not quite clear what the difference is between the OptiDose setting and the E-Plus setting. OptiDose is described as effecting "intensity" and E-Plus determines "aroma". Could someone explain the difference? How do they relate to each other, and how would I adjust them to brew, say, a strong cafe crema or strong double espresso shot? Thanks!
My Gaggia Vogue descaling led is blinking.So i descaled the machine and push and hold the hot water button for 6 seconds and the led stops blinking.But when i off and on the machine again the descaling led blinks again.How to reset this permanently?TQ in advance.
I find the coffee this machine produces not quite hot enough for my taste. Is there any way to raise the temperature? My other machine has a heat exchanger and thermosiphon system and it takes at least 30 minutes to warm up. This one says it is ready to go 20 seconds after I turn it on. It must be using a different system to be able to provide both steam and brewing temp water that fast. What is that system? Will the water get hotter if one waits 30 minutes after turning it on? How does it control the temperature so it does not go too high when idle?
I've had my platinum vogue for about a year. I have recently noticed that a fair amount of water is leaking out of the steam wand during the brew cycle. Enough to fill up the drip tray. The steam knob is in the off position.. Was wondering if this is a maintenance issue?
It seems like without the bypass doser you can't run descaler or a hot water rinse through the brew head. This seems like it would be an issue?
I'm on the fence between this unit and the Jura-Capresso ENA4 (currently both on sale for $699). I'm an Americano drinker, my S.O. is a latte drinker, so those would be the two primary drinks being brewed. I like the swivel and ceramic burr on the Gaggia, and the look and frother on the Jura. Wondering if there's really any appreciable difference between the two, or if they are so similar that either way is good. Thanks!
HI I have a gaggia Platinum Vogue and the Coffee grounds drawer
and descaling LEDs are Blinking alternately. I have followed the reset procedure and it will not reset.
It started when i was doing a descale and i interrupted the descale process by turning the machine off.
Is there anything i can do to get this £600 machine to work again? Help!!
Over the past few months, our machine is requiring us to flush the steam wand with the drop icon repeatedly. The exclamation point will blink quickly. Some times we have to completely flush it 2 or 3 times before we get a full cup of coffee. Is there something else we can do or need to fix? Even after a thorough cleaning and descaling, the machine continues to give us the same notification. Thanks!
Is it possible to disassemble the steam wand, including the inner wand?
We are replacing a Gaggia Syncrony Compact. On that unit, we can completely configure the "default" amount of water that is dispensed (by teaching the unit one time, by brewing and holding down the button until our desired amount has been dispensed). After that "teaching" step, whenever you push the button you will get that same amount.
We liked having the "coffee" button configured to dispense about 12 oz of water to a single shot.
The Vogue seems to have less configurability in this regard. Is there any way to approximate or duplicate a setting for a 12 ounce cup?