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Christian Furlan Freguia

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Christian Furlan Freguia asked a question about a product...
at 07-18-2013 1:01pm
Gaggia Espresso Pure
Gaggia Espresso Pure

I purchased the Gaggia Espresso Pure about 6 months ago and I love it. However, recently my coffee is not coming out well. Steam is coming out of the filter basket and coffee grounds comes out as well (probably from top of the filter basket) . What is going on? What can I do?

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techkathy Hi Christian,

Have you recently descaled/dacalcified the machine? Also have you tried cleaning out the group head? For an instructional video on cleaning out the group head, please click the following link: http://www.wholelattelove.com/videos.cfm?playvidID=601. If that doesn't resolve the issue, and it is still leaking around the top edge of the portafilter basket, you might want to buy a new group head gasket. You can find a link to the group head gasket here:https://www.wholelattelove.com/Gaggia/gaggia-11004543.cfm.

07-23-2013 9:59am |

kwgaines

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at 04-02-2013 5:06pm
Gaggia Espresso Pure
Gaggia Espresso Pure

I'm looking to purchase my first espresso machine. Whats the difference between the Gaggia Espresso and the Gaggia Evolution? Which one would be better.

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A A While they are similar machines, there are a few differences. The biggest ones being the boiler and the brew group. The Evolution has a smaller boiler that is made of aluminium, allowing for faster heat up time and more consistency with temperature. The brew group is also chrome plated brass, where the Pure is aluminium. Both of them are going to function very similarly to the end user, and both are going to help you learn the finer points of Espresso!

04-08-2013 7:09pm |

DharmaBum1985

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at 03-20-2013 11:08pm
Gaggia Espresso Pure
Gaggia Espresso Pure

Super fast shipping - arrived in a just a few days, even with free ground shipping... packaging was three boxes thick (no skimping, which was good because outside box was gashed open on one side). Assembled, cleaned and tested. Filter basket impossible to lock one-handed, but that I anticipated with a lightweight unit. I'll have a more extensive review as my Gaggia Pure and I become acquainted, but it immediately seems like an excellent value for the price. To be continued...

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CHRISTINE KOMNICK

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CHRISTINE KOMNICK asked a question about a product...
at 01-27-2013 10:24am
Gaggia Espresso Pure
Gaggia Espresso Pure

Hello. Everyone seems to love this machine, so I'm wondering why I hate it. I have been brewing espresso and lattes at home for over 5 years, so I am not a beginning. I use high-quality coffee for a local coffee shop that grinds the beans for espresso. However, every time I brew espresso with the Espresso Pure, the coffee tastes bitter and nasty. I thought maybe I had just purchased a bitter coffee, so I tried a different variety. Same results. I do not fill the brew basket to the top, so the coffee is not coming in contact with the heating element. What am I doing wrong? I was also going to complain that by the time the machine warms back up enough to steam milk, the espresso is not only bitter but cold. But I did just read that steaming the milk before pulling the shot may solve that problem. I am also unamused that I paid $249 for this machine about a month ago, and now it is selling for $199. :( Thank you.

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techkathy
Christine,
which one of the 3 filter baskets are you using to brew? Are you brewing a single or double shot? How long (in seconds) are your shots taking?

01-31-2013 3:59pm |

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CHRISTINE KOMNICK Single shot. About 18 seconds?

02-08-2013 8:42am |

marilyn dunstan

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at 01-14-2013 2:32am
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Gaggia Espresso Pure

where can I buy the perfect cream filter for my gaggia pure espresso machine

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A A Marilyn,
You can find the Perfect Crema basket and pin (Pressurized basket) at the link below.

http://www.wholelattelove.com/Gaggia/ga_pressurized_filter_basket.cfm

01-14-2013 4:07pm |

Brian Murphy

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at 11-26-2012 10:04am
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Gaggia Espresso Pure

What is the overall size of this unit? Thanks.

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Mike Russo ♦ Brian the Gaggia Espresso Pure measures H 12.75" x D 9.5" x W 8". I hope this information helps.

11-26-2012 3:16pm |

april rosenberg

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at 11-25-2012 6:58pm
Gaggia Espresso Pure
Gaggia Espresso Pure

Please help me figure out filter cup is for what. I have the gaggia pure espresso. They are so much alike. When do i use the little black thing. My filters are not marked. Thank you

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Tracys ♦ Hi April, Congratulations on your new Gaggia machine. Here is a great video that will show you how each filter basket works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSZR7YwPFvA&feature=plcp Happy Brewing!

11-25-2012 7:47pm |

Ali Mithani

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at 05-12-2012 10:52pm
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mark I am very amused that your suggestion worked but how do you steam milk with this machine

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mjackson ♦ Ali,

Hit the steam button and wait about 1 minute and you should be all set to steam. Yo may want to watch this video to help.
http://www.wholelattelove.com/Gaggia/espresso_pure.cfm

05-14-2012 8:44am |

Ali Mithani

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at 04-09-2012 3:46pm
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I just got the jura capresso model 116 and its not hot enough when i put in the steamed milk am i doing some thing wrong and if im not would this machine help

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mjackson ♦ Ali,

I am not sure what you are doing. It is a hard thing to answer. I know since it has a steam powered boiler and no pump you don't have a lot of control over anything. It is more like a pressure cooker. If you are having trouble it is understandable. Yes the Gaggia will work better and steam milk better. I would consider upgrading your machine to get better results.

04-10-2012 8:12am |

Randy Wing

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at 03-22-2012 7:16pm
Gaggia Espresso Pure
Gaggia Espresso Pure

I purchased the Gaggia Espresso Pure. When I press the water button, espresso begins coming out of the ports as it should but then quickly begins spurting out all over making a mess. What is wrong?

Randy

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mjackson ♦ Randy,
I need to know what basket you where using. If it was the pressurized basket you need to make sure to use the plastic pin. If you can call us or email us a little more information I am sure we can help.

03-23-2012 8:19am |

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