Gaggia New Baby Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine

Reg. $399.00
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5 out of 5 stars based on 25 customer reviews

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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

Simple Controls

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.

Fast-acting Boiler

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.

Turbo Frother

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

Water Reservoir

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.

Housing Construction

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.

Average Rating : ( 5 out of 5 )

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posted on Aug 07, 2014 10:57AM

No steam

My used gaggia new baby has suddenly stopped producing steam . When it stopped producing steam I descaled the machine , cleaned the brew head and even fitted a new steam thermostat . Nothing I have done will overcome the problem . Can anyone advise me where to look next ?

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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...
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 ?

Hal asked:
posted on Jun 13, 2014 05:23PM

New Baby brew and steam plumbing

I have two questions about the New Baby. 1. On which side of the boiler is the brew pump? Does the pump pump cold ot hot water? 2. What does the the steam button control besides the steam temp heater? Does it rearrange the plumbing circuits as well?

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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.
Hal aswered:

mauricio27 asked:
posted on May 23, 2014 01:24PM

Steam Wand

When I use the steam wand, I find myself frothing milk for a very long time (over 5 minutes) before I see any foam developing or even get the milk warm enough. I noticed that initially when I open the knob, water comes out (normal) and then it becomes strong steam but after keeping it open for a...

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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...
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...

mauricio27 asked:
posted on May 22, 2014 09:48AM

New at espresso making

I just got my Gaggia New Baby espresso machine yesterday. I am a complete amateur and I know I have no clue at what I'm doing but I'm hoping you can help me with the following questions:  - When doing the first brewing flush, should the filter be in the portafilter? Does the partafilter even...

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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...

Tom Khazoyan asked:
posted on Dec 30, 2013 06:54PM

tamping with Gaggia New Baby

I just received my Gaggia New Baby and it came with some updated instructions for redesigned filter baskets and a little doodad that helps the crema. I've used the pressurized portafilters in past machines (Barista's and such) and was looking for something more traditional.  In the...

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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)...

sarai0325 asked:
posted on Dec 11, 2013 08:07PM

Evolution or Baby?

I'm looking to get either the Gaggia Evo or the Baby for my husband for Christmas. Not sure which one to get. How do they compare? This will be our first but he is very familiar with espresso machines. The only "requirement" is that they be compatible with both grounds and pods (which I know they...

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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...

William asked:
posted on May 08, 2013 01:52PM

Question by William R.

I was considering getting the New Baby after owning a Carezza for about 7 years. Is the New Baby and upgrade over the Carezza, or would I just be wasting my money?

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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.

James asked:
posted on Apr 23, 2013 11:50AM

Question by James D.

I am real confused. Do not know if the little black thingy should be in and what screen to use with ground coffee?

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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...

coffeelee asked:
posted on Apr 18, 2013 07:56PM

Question by Lee S.

Will the New Baby do well with a bottomless portafilter? I want to pair it with a grinder in the $250-280 range, and I already roast my own beans.

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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:

AlabamaBob asked:
posted on Mar 29, 2013 09:04AM

Question by Robert P.

New Baby arrived last night, been playing with it ever since. I've frothed milk gloriously, and I've practiced my tamping pressure with scale and all. I have espresso leaking from the handle side of my portafilter. I've considered the manuals troubleshooting guide and I suppose it's possible...

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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...
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...

Beth asked:
posted on Feb 17, 2013 02:24PM

Question by Beth H.

Between this and the Saeco Via Venezia which would you suggest overall?

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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.

theresa asked:
posted on Feb 06, 2013 01:25PM

Question by theresa g.

i am buying a new baby machine what access do i need to start

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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.

Melinda asked:
posted on Dec 24, 2012 12:15PM

Question by Melinda W.

Amend to former question - If I had only read more carefully! I think I see now that commercial means non-pressurized. Right?

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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.

Melinda asked:
posted on Dec 24, 2012 11:57AM

Question by Melinda W.

I apologize if this question has already been asked. Does this machine come with only pressurized baskets? If so, do you offer a non pressurized basket for sale (and which one specifically should I chose)? Thank you!

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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: 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...

Miriam asked:
posted on Dec 18, 2012 04:22PM

Question by Miriam A.

I just bought my husband the Gaggia New Baby Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine, what type of coffee do I need to buy to go along with this machine?

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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...

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Misc Data
Manufacturer: Gaggia
Model: 12101
Dimension - Width (Inches): 9.6
Dimension - Height (Inches): 15.7
Dimension - Depth (Inches): 10.4
Weight (lbs): 14
Watts: 1425
Volts: 110
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
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): 3.5
Number Of Holes: 1
Optional Steam Tips Or Wands: Latte art Pannarello
Water Source
Reservoir Or Plumbed: Reservoir
Reservoir Capacity (Oz): 60
Reservoir Material: Plastic
Reservoir Removable: Yes
Water Level Visible: Yes
Water Filter: Mavea intenza
Type Of Controls: Push Button
Cup Warmer
Material: Stainless Steel
Size (Inches): 7x4
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
Three-Way Valve: Yes
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): 1.7 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
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

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