Review Date - 01/09/2012
After trying this model at a friend's house, we decided to get our own 'super automatic' espresso machine for Christmas in 2011. I read reviews all over the internet and this is still the one I came up with.
The cons that everyone seem to talk about are that it's a little fussy and when it needs to be repaired you have to ship it back to the manufacturer. I assume this is true and that it would ... read more
Review Date - 09/11/2014
This is the first machine of this kind that we've owned. Simply fantastic!! Thinking about the "not hot enough" complaints....In our opinion, it is the perfect temp for drinking as made...This machine has paid for itself many, many times over.( will be 3 year old in Dec.) Very easy to keep clean..I'm so glad the brew group comes out...can't imagine having one that didn't. We are trying to wear ... read more
Review Date - 01/10/2014
Purchased from wholelattelove recently. Machine arrived in excellent condition. I have no negative comments at present. I find the milk temp ok only the top foam is colder. More later as I get more experience with it. I don't know how to make a Latte Macchiato with it though... ... read more
Review Date - 12/30/2013
I got this machine 10 months ago after having a solis master 5000 for 7 years. I love this machine for so many reasons. First it looks great on my granite counter top, it's very sleek looking. Two, it is so fast at warming up, my old machine took a couple of minutes at best. It is very efficient in all areas. It is also much quieter than my solis. I am in love for sure! Best thing to wake u ... read more
Review Date - 09/14/2014
I've put Gaggia Accademia on my wishlist since few years ago. However, due to the price (In my place the machine cost about $3,200) and all the negative reviews on superautomatic machines made me confused (about the coffee is not hot enough, bad froth, and etc).
Then when i knew WLL have the refurbished version for only $1,200, i bought it.
The Gaggia Accademia i got is in a perfect condition (i ... read more
Review Date - 10/15/2013
We have owned our Gaggia Titanium for several years and use it daily - usually for our lattes in the morning and for cappuccinos in the late afternoon. The digital readout reports 4979 coffees! We had to have it repaired once - had to ship it to Washington State from Reno, Nevada, but it was worth it. It is easy to use and I like being able to use beans or pre-ground coffee. I'm concerned now ... read more
Review Date - 03/08/2014
I've had this super auto for 16 months and it's a champ. It's super easy maintenance and des calling is a breeze. It consistently produces very good quality espresso. Re: another reviewer's comment on not being able to use oily beans, that's true of super automatic machines in general. I would definitely recommend this unit if you're looking for a super auto type. ... read more
Review Date - 04/28/2014
Had the machine for almost 1.5 years and over 1.800 espresso and lungo primarily so I speak from some experience with this machine. Also own Rancilio Silvia and yes I like the control she offers. But in our fast paced world Silvia was just too slow and the lady of the house just wasn't willing to wait or learn the intricacies of ground and tamping. Researched super-automatics for two years and wai ... read more