I have a Gaggia titanium will this brew unit fits?
This brew unit will absolutely fit the Titanium!
Everything I've seen and read says yes, but I thought I'd double check before I ordered.
This part is between 95% and 100% identical to the part used by your machine. The primary differences would be a shorter filter screen post (inconsequential), and a dispensing nozzle of a different length (something you could swap from your old part to the new one with about three philips head screws). With that in mind, it should work fine!
My Gagliardi titanium isn't working so well... The coffee puck stays on the 'paddle' and it is very, very wet, gobbs of water is left in the tray. Is this a brew unit problem?
It sounds like you might be using a coffee that is too oily. What kind of coffee are you using? If it's an oily roast, trying switching out for something a little drier. Also you might want to try cleaning and calibrating your machine. Here's an instructional video on how to do that: http://www.wholelattelove.com/videos.cfm?playvidID=339. Also, I suggest rinsing your brew group really well, and then letting it dry overnight on a dish rack.
I know you probably can't recommend a specific brand but for me to understand what a non oily bean looks like, would that be like the Lavazza Super Crema. How about The Filicori Kave decaf bean?
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