Gaggia Evolution in Black

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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.Anchor 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.

Cup Warmer

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.

Turbo Frother

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

Water Reservoir

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.

Housing Construction

The entire housing is made of a high-impact, heat resistant polycarbonate. The drip grate is made of stainless steel.

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Can anyone tell me how I can remove this valve for cleaning . I have removed my shower holding plate but can't quite see what is in the centre hole .

Answer by Todd Salzman:

After you remove the shower holding plate you will see a bolt with a hole in the middle of it.  This bolt is parts of what Gaggia calls the “Group Valve Assembly”.  You can remove this bolt with a socket or a wrench.   It may come out as a single part or is may come out in pieces.   Check out...

Answer by Frederick Allan Jones:

I did eventually find the nut .  (My eyesight is failing badly ) tried to remove it but it is stuck fast . WD 40 did nothing so might have to turn the machine upside down and try descaler !

Brian asked:

My Evolution, just over 1 year old, is dripping consistently from the brew group during operation, and for several minutes afterward.  Also, when I activate steam, there is a LOT of steam coming from the brew group, which slowly dissipates when I begin steaming.  This has been going on for a...

Answer by Maggie:

Brian, thank you for your post.  You may actually just need to clean the group valve assembly or descale the machine to get it cleaned and cleared out.  I would suggest contacting our Technical Support team at 1-888-411-5282, option 3.  Technical Support is available Monday through Friday, 9:00...

Brian asked:

So, I was told by Maggie a few weeks ago that Cleancaf was a little too harsh on the Evo's aluminum boiler. However, it appears that you are either out of the Gaggia Descaler or you do not carry it any longer. What is the recommended descaler?

Also, it appears that the group group pressure...

Answer by ShaneAncefsky-Sales:


I can help on the descaler. Durgol makes a product that works very well. Durgol Swiss Espresso Machine Descaler. I would suggest calling our Technical Support Depart on the other part of this question. They could help you out and fixing this issue.

Stefano asked:

When a pull a shot I noticed that after the first ten second the color of the coffee coming out turn much lighter.
Can it be the temperature dropping down?
How can I adjust that?

Answer by mjackson:

Are you using the pressurized basket or teh basket with multiple holes. It could be your grind, the amount of coffee, the coffee or a few different thing . It is most likely not a temperature issue but a grind issue. Read these articles as they should help....

Brian asked:

I have a Gaggia Evo and am using Cleancaf to descale the system. I was working from home and decided to clean my machine between meetings. I got tied up and forgot about the machine for a few hours and left cleancaf in it during that time. I flushed the machine with 2 full clean water cycles...

Answer by Maggie:

Cleancaf is pretty acidic, and not really recommended to descale aluminum boiler machines like the Evolution. That being said, you just want to make sure that you run a lot of water through it and make sure that it's not leaking. You should be alright, but if not, please give us a call at...

Answer by Brian:

Interesting...Cleancaf was recommended to descale the machine. I am getting some dripping from the group now, although I think that was happening before, which is what prompted me to clean it.

Stefano asked:

I have been using my gaggia classic for a while and I'd like to clean it.
What product should I use and how should I use it?

Answer by mjackson:

The shower screen is located right above where the portafilter attaches to the brew group. It is used to evenly disperse water over the coffee grounds when you brew. As a daily maintenance routine, you should remove the portafilter after brewing and then press the brew button for a few seconds to...

Answer by mjackson:

Here are some detailed answers from our website- First, descaling and decalcifying are the same thing. When you descale your machine, you are removing the calcium and mineral build-up in the boiler, brew group, frothing wand, and other related parts. You should descale your machine...

Answer by mjackson:

The first thing you will need is a descaling agent. Urnex Cleancaf or Durgol are the best for almost all espresso machines and coffee makers. Do NOT just use any product that claims to remove calcium and lime. Many products you can purchase at the local store can be harsh enough to ruin your...

Julio asked:

I have a problem but I don’t know if it's the grinder (Infinity) or the espresso machine (Gaggia evolution).
To be able to even get a shot (2oz) from my machine I need to set the grinder to the last course. ans this is with a tamping pressure of 30lbs.
I guess since some of you have the setting...

Answer by techkathy:

Julio - You should try some pre-ground coffee in the machine. Purchase some pre-ground coffee and see if the flow is still slow. That will help us determine whether there is an issue with the grinder or with the machine.

Answer by Julio:

I will try that though I've heard that pre-ground coffe from the market sometimes is not the best because every machine is different. I will inform of the output.

Answer by Julio:

Hey techkathy
I tried a Super Market "Local" coffee beans "Espresso" roasted, also locally (said the label) and used the supermarket grinding machine (have no idea what type of blades) in "espresso machine" setting and the size of the grain for me was too coarse but I'm not that familiar with the...

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Misc Data
Manufacturer: Gaggia
Model: 16100
Dimension - Width (Inches): 8.7
Dimension - Height (Inches): 13.4
Dimension - Depth (Inches): 10.6
Weight (lbs): 15
Volts: 110
Housing Materials: ABS Plastic
Drip Tray Material: Plastic
Drip Tray Cover Material: Stainless Steel
Drip Tray Capacity (Oz): 6
Power Cord Length (Inches): 44
Cup Height
Adjustable Height: No
High (Inches): 3.25
One Touch cappuccino
One Touch Cappuccino: No
Frothing Wand
Material: Plastic
Steam Wand Style: Pannarello
Wand Movement: Articulating
Usable Length (Inches): 3.75
Height Off Counter (Inches): 3.25
Number Of Holes: 1
Optional Steam Tips Or Wands: Latte art Pannarello
Water Source
Reservoir Or Plumbed: Reservoir
Reservoir Capacity (Oz): 44
Reservoir Material: Plastic
Reservoir Removable: Yes
Water Level Visible: Yes
Type Of Controls: Push Button
Cup Warmer
Material: Plastic
Size (Inches): 6x4
Passive / Active: Passive
Portafilter Data
Material: Chrome Plated Brass
Type: Commercial Style
Weight (lbs): 1
Diameter (Millimeter): 58
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
Brew Group
Material: Chrome Plated Brass
Capsule / Pod Friendly: Pod
Boiler Data
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
Pump Data
Pump Type: Vibration
Pump Wattage: 55
Maximum Pressure (Bar): 15
Self Priming Pump: Yes
Initial Heat Up (Seconds): 1.3 Min
Recommended Heat Up Time (Seconds): 7 min
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): 167
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
Warranty (Years): 2
Country Of Manufacture: Italy
NSF Certified: No
Recommended Applications: Home
Service provided
Repairs By: Whole Latte Love
Contact Number: 888-411-5282