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Gaggia Platinum Swing Up Super-Automatic Espresso Machine

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Package Includes
1x Gaggia Platinum Milk Island Automatic Milk Frother $129.00
1x 1 Year Extended Warranty $0.00
Value: $129.00



Gaggia’s focus on innovation optimizes the machine’s simplicity, ease of use, and most importantly, the quality of each shot of espresso. The Gaggia Platinum Swing Up Super-Automatic Espresso Machine is characterized by a user-friendly interface – a circular dial in the center works similar to an iPod click wheel, allowing you to swing your finger to select the function. Above this touch ring dial is the 24-character LCD screen, which shows your beverage options and programming choices.

Beneath the exterior lies the heavy-duty stainless steel Rapid Steam boiler system, which allows you to switch between brewing and steaming and back without the down time normally associated with warming up and cooling down. With the Rapid Steam boiler system and Gaggia Milk Island, you’re sure to have any of a menu of drinks – café americano, latte, espresso, café crema, cappuccino, café breve – whenever you want it, and how many you want. A Rapid Steam boiler system is what truly elevates the Gaggia Platinum Swing Up into the realm of high-class espresso machines.


Features & Benefits: Coffee

Click-Wheel Programming

The backlit touch ring is the center of the programming menu, and at its center is the confirmation button, signified by an icon of a coffee cup. Above the wheel is a digital LCD screen, which works to guide you through programming and functions. To the left of the wheel are two backlit buttons – the top one has the letter M above a down arrow, and brings you to the menu. The bottom button has a coffee bean icon, and is for changing the coffee dosage from 7-10.5 grams, as well as for using the bypass doser. To the right of the wheel are another two buttons. The top one shows a burst of steam and is for the steam wand, and the bottom one has a droplet of water as an icon and dispenses hot water.

Menu Options

Entering into the menu allows you to customize each of your beverages. You can set your preferences for the quantity of coffee to be brewed, coffee temperature, and pre-infusion in the “beverage settings” sub-menu. The “machine settings” sub-menu allows you to change or adjust the language, water hardness, acoustic alarms, filter alerts, rinsing, cup-warming surface, and clock settings. The other sub-menus – maintenance, energy savings, and special functions – allow for descaling, water filter adjustments, washing the brew group, entering into standby mode, and returning all functions to their factory settings.


Above and to the right of the programming menu are two buttons with arrows and an icon of a coffee cup to raise and lower the cup tray. Below the cup tray buttons are the words “Gaggia Platinum Swing Up,” a design touch neither too subtle nor too over the top. Below the programming menu are the coffee dispenser and Espresso Plus System. To the left of this dispenser is the steam wand. On the right side of the machine is the on/off button as well as the door to access the brew group; since the machine is placed on a swivel base, you can rotate the machine to easily reach the back and sides.

Brewing – Double or Single?

Your machine is preset to brew an espresso coffee, short coffee, or long coffee. Use the click wheel to select your preferred drink, and then press the confirmation button once for a single shot, and twice for a double.

Rapid Steam Technology

The Rapid Steam boiler system means that you can switch back and forth between brewing and steaming, without having to wait for the machine to warm up or cool down. The Gaggia Platinum Swing uses a stainless steel boiler due to stainless steel’s durability and heat retention properties.


The ceramic burr grinder grinds quietly, keeping your mornings peaceful. Each time you brew, the grinder grinds the amount of beans needed for the shot. The sealed plastic bean hopper holds 8.8 oz of beans, keeping them fresh – its clear plastic cover means you can monitor bean levels easily, or the machine will also let you know when you’re running low. To adjust your grind to fine, medium, or coarse, use the supplied grinder key to turn the pin located inside the grinder.

Bypass Doser

If you or one of your guests prefers a blend other than what is already in the hopper, you can use pre-ground coffee in the bypass doser. Select your beverage, and then press the coffee bean button until the pre-ground option appears on the LCD screen. Press the confirmation button, add coffee using the included measuring scoop, and press the confirmation button again to begin brewing

Espresso Plus System

The Espresso Plus System is a knob located on your coffee dispenser that allows you to adjust the body and intensity of any beverage, even while you’re brewing. Turn the knob to the left for a mild brew, leave it in the middle for a normal drink, and turn it to the right for a more intense drink.

Cup Lift

For the ultimate ease in brewing, the Gaggia Platinum Vision uses an electronic cup lift, so you can raise and lower the cup tray depending on the size of your cups. Press the top arrow to raise it and the bottom to lower it so you can fit cups of different heights under the coffee dispenser.

Stainless Steel Active Cup Warmer

The active cup warmer is located on the top of the machine towards the front. You can fit about four of your demitasse cups on it, depending on their size. The stainless steel active cup warmer pre-heats your cups; by brewing espresso into a warm cup, it loses heat less rapidly and the crema is better preserved. Use the programming menu to turn the cup warmer on or off.

Features & Benefits: Frothing and Hot Water

Pannarello Steam Wand

The Pannarello attachment makes foaming and steaming easy, even if you’re just learning. The steam wand also rotates out, giving you ultimate leverage each time you steam. Press the steam button and turn the steam knob located on the left side. The display screen will read, “brewing in progress steam” as steam is dispensed from the wand. Once you’re finished, close the knob.

Hot Water

The steam wand also dispenses hot milk for tea, an americano, or instant soup. Press the instant hot water button located under the steam button and open the steam knob. The LCD screen will read, “brewing in progress hot water” as hot water is dispensed into your waiting cup. Close the steam knob to stop the flow of water.

Gaggia Milk Island

You can froth and steam by hand using the Pannarello wand, or you can use the Gaggia Milk Island. This automatic frother connects to the Platinum Swing Up's steam system, foaming and steaming up to 13.5 oz of milk with the turn of a knob.

Features & Benefits: Care, Maintenance & Other

Water System with Aqua Prima Water Filter

The 57 oz water reservoir is removable from the back of the machine – just turn the Gaggia Platinum Swing Up on its swivel base, and pull out the reservoir like a drawer. It comes with an Aqua Prima Water Filter, which was developed to remove impurities from your tap water than can alter the taste of the espresso. When descaling is necessary, the LCD screen will alert you and guide you through the process.

Cleaning the Brew Group and Spent Grounds Box

On the right side of the Gaggia Platinum Swing Up is a service door, which you can open to access the brew group and spent coffee grounds box. The brew group can be removed and rinsed with running water – this removes coffee residue and oils, keeping your espresso tasting fresh. About once a month, a brew group cleaning cycle should also be performed by entering the programming menu, selecting maintenance, and selecting “group wash.” The spent coffee grounds box holds 14 spent portions, and the Gaggia Platinum Swing Up will alert you when it needs to be emptied and cleaned.

Included Accessories

The Gaggia Platinum Swing Up comes with an Aqua Prima water filter, ground coffee measuring scoop, water hardness test strip, grinder adjustment key, lubricant for the brew group, and power cable.


Cup Warmer
Material: Stainless Steel
Size (Inches): 8x4
Passive / Active: Active
Brew Group
Material: Plastic
Type: Automatic
Preheat: No
Removable: Yes
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Boiler Data
Number Of Boilers: 1
Brew And Steam Simultaneously: No
Rapid Steam: Yes
Brew Boiler Data
Brew Boiler Type: Thermoblock
Brew Boiler Watts: 1500
Brew boiler Volume (Oz): Low
Brew Boiler Material: Stainless Steel Lined Aluminum
Insulated: No
Steam Boiler Data
Steam Boiler Volume (Oz): Low
Steam Boiler Heater Location: External
Pump Data
Pump Type: Vibration
Type: Vibration
Maximum Pressure (Bar): 15
Self Priming Pump: Yes
Grinder Data
Number Of Grind Settings: 3
Hopper Capacity (Oz): 8
Burr Type: Flat
Burr Material: Ceramic
Freshness Lid: Yes
Initial Heat Up (Seconds): 120
Brew Temp (F) (2 Oz Shot In Paper Cup): 183
Brew Temp (F) (8 Oz Shot In Paper Cup): 174
Time To Produce Steam (Seconds): 16
Time To Steam 8 Oz Milk (Seconds): 102
Hot Water Temp 8 Oz (F): 168
Hot Water Time 8 Oz (Seconds): 51
Sound Level - Brewing (Db): 58
Sound Level - Grinding (Db): 73
Maintenance Alerts: Yes
Descaler Used: Gaggia Descaler
Water Filter: Mavea
Warranty (Years): 2
Country Of Manufacture: Italy
NSF Certified: No
Recommended Applications: Home
Available Internationally: Yes
Service provided
Repairs By: Whole Latte Love
Contact Number: 888-411-5282
Misc Data
Manufacturer: Gaggia
Model: 90900
Dimension - Width (Inches): 12.5
Dimension - Height (Inches): 14.6
Dimension - Depth (Inches): 16.4
Weight (lbs): 21
Watts: 1500
Volts: 120
Housing Materials: Stainless Steel/Plastic
Bean Hopper Material: Plastic
Drip Tray Material: Plastic
Drip Tray Cover Material: Stainless Steel
Removable Hopper: No
Drip Tray Capacity (Oz): 8
Ground Coffee Container Material: Plastic
Drain Line Adaptable: No
Spent Coffee Capacity (Dregs Drawer): 14
Easy To Rotate: Yes
Tall Legs: No
Power Cord Length (Inches): 36
Cup Height
Adjustable Height: Yes
High (Inches): 4.6
Low (Inches): 3.3
One Touch cappuccino
Separate Manual Steam Wand: Yes
Programmable: Yes
Frothing Wand
Material: Stainless Steel
Steam Wand Style: Pannarello
Wand Movement: Articulating
Usable Length (Inches): 2.5
Height Off Counter (Inches): 5
Optional Cappucinotore: Milk Island
Number Of Holes: 1
No Burn Wand: No
Optional Steam Tips Or Wands: No
Water Source
Reservoir Or Plumbed: Reservoir
Water Filter Type: Mavea
Reservoir Capacity (Oz): 57
Reservoir Material: Plastic
Removable: Yes
Reservoir Access: Side
Reservoir Removable: Yes
Water Level Visible: No
Water Filter: Mavea
Adjustable Coffee Strength: Yes
Number Of Grind Settings: 3
Type Of Controls: Touch Ring with Buttons
Display Type: LED
Programmable Brewing: Yes
Brewing Light: No
Temperature Control: Yes
Adjustable Coffee Dosage: Yes
Digital Display: Yes
Clock / Timer: Yes
Coffee Dosage Quantity: 7-10.5
Cup Volume Control: Yes
Aroma / Flow Control: Yes
Auto Shut Off: Yes
Bypass Doser: Yes
Pre-Infusion: Yes
Low Water Warning: Yes
Energy Savings: Yes
Decalcification Warning Indicator: Yes
Multiple Programmability: Yes
Pressure Gauges: No
Brew Temperature Display: No


I bought a new Gaggia platinum swing up coffee machine and when I set it up and turn it on it tries to warm up and says 
Out of service 54. What can I do? 


Answer by Sanfam:

Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a documented Error Code 54!  That's not to say that it isn't what you're receiving, as these can change faster that the service documents are updated.  However, if the machine is powered on and fails to heat up, odds are the unit is malfuncitoning.  I would read on, but try contacting technical support if problems persist.  

However, one seemingly oddball option you should check into is related to *when* you set it up.  The weather is quite cold these days, and temperature sensors often have a narrow range in which they can operate.  If you just recently unboxed it, allow the machine is allowed to fully warm up to room temperature and try again.  Temperature sensors (bolted down to big aluminum boilers) operating below their designed limits can lead to strange errors, and these machines are rarely shipped in climate controlled trucks.

Answer by Mariana De La Torre:

thanks for your reply.

 Yes, the problem is exactly that, it fails to warm up (doesn't make it further from one little warm up 0) I've just unboxed it last night and it was shipped from the U.S. to Quito, Ecuador. i will allow some time to warm up and I am trying to contact support which is not so easy here in Ecuador.



so I just got my beautiful gaggia Platinum swing up , however it's a refurbished one I went through the instructions, over and over, and it's not brewing into my cup at all the machine says "brewing failed"? I have beans in the grinder, (Lavazza), I have water in the reservoir, I've cleaned the entire machine. I mean it's grinding, heating and I also wanted to mention that after the process is done "failed" there is coffee in the "drip tray"? It's the area next to the brew group area. I've only tried making espresso. But I've tried several times, and it does the same thing all the tine. Please help.

Answer by Larry in Atlanta:

just an FYI, bought a new Gaggia Academia 3 months ago from them, had the same issue with mine, had to send it back to WholeLatteLove at my expense ($135), they charged me $39 to fix it, then they sent it back (after not having my machine a month) and it still is not working - same issue.  Now, I have to send it back to them and it pisses me off that after spending $1600, plus $135 shipping and $39 to fix, that I can't have a machine that works after 3 months and will be without it another 2 weeks. Good luck with getting them to truly help out.  Seems there is a trend with GAGGIA machines and I think that as the seller, WholeLatteLove should own up - its part of doing business. 


BobH asked:

I just got a Gaggia Platnium swing.  I love it.  I'm new to all of this, but it seems for some drinks all I want is warmed milk with little froth.  The steamer arm on this machine seems to ONLY be focused on frothing.  There's even tips about what to do if all you are getting is steamed milk and no froth, with instructions on how to "fix" it.  Is there a way to do just steamed milk?  I'd even buy a separate wand if available.

Answer by Sanfam:

In general, the best way to only produce steamed milk using the wand on the machine is to simply fully submerge it in the milk.  The Pannarello wand on this model airates milk by pulling air into the mixture through a pinhole on the side of the metal sleeve.  Dropping this pin-hole below the surface of the milk will prevent air from being added to the mix, making...steamed milk!  

Alternatively, you can simply remove the frothing sleeve and rubber grip entirely, allowing you to steam the milk using the bare metal steam arm.  

Answer by BobH:

Thanks.  I pushed the pin up this morning thinking it would reduce the bubbles.  It helped some, but still had more than micro foam.  I will try your suggestions.

ANTONIO asked:

for this product, the extended warranty is on top of the product warranty

Answer by Erik:

Correct. The warranty on this machine is one year and that covers parts and labor.  Our extended warranty gives you and additional year of part coverage for a total of two years.

Noah asked:

What's the best product for descaling my Gaggia Platinum Swing Up Super-Automatic Espresso Machine?

Answer by Erik:

You can use the Gaggia Decalcifier.  I have provided the link below



"Priming circuit" will not shut off even after shutting machine down and restarting.  Any ideas on what I can do next?

Answer by Maggie:

Remove the water reservoir, make sure that it is firmly pushed back in place, then remove and clean your brew unit (rinse it under warm water to make sure that all the grounds are removed).  Turn the machine back on, and it should prime.  If not, please contact our Techinical Support team for further assistance or to set up a repair.  Technical Support is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., EST.  

cup o' joe asked:

gaggia platinum swiing is making weak--in  coffee and long setttings--sepresso is fine--can i adjust water settings to use less--suggestions

Answer by ShaneAncefsky-Sales:


Thank you for the question.  This was my first machine before the Accademia.  I loved this mode.  I would suggest reprograming the length.  Also, if you have a dark coffee do not set it at the finest, it won't extract correctly.  When I first had one, my setting for a tall cup were as follows.  I had the grinder one up from the lowest setting.  I had the long button programmed for 6oz and the strength for 3 beans. I would also keep the e-plus system set so the flow was fastest(Less bitter) For my travel mug, I would hit the center button twice on the long coffee setting, so that the machien would grind and brew twice for a total of 12oz.  You can make taller if you would like.  A thing to remember, mild strength is 7grams setting.  Which would be 1oz shot of espresso or a 4 to 5 oz cup of coffee.  So strong aroma(Strength) would be 10.5 grams which would be about a 6-7oz cup of coffee.

Jordan asked:

My steam wand recently stopped working.  I had recently performed a descaling cycle, when a day or two later the steam wand production dramatically dropped off and then stopped all together.  I also get no hot water when I turn it to that function.  You can hear the pump working, but it appears all the steam actually goes to the brew group now.  I noticed that when my drip tray started overflowing onto my kitchen counter. I've tried cleaning out the outlet of the steam wand with a toothpick (with the sleeve taken off/cleaned as well) with no effect.  I tried running another descaling cycle, but now the water just goes into the drip tray under the brew group.  Any ideas to try next would be greatly appreciated.

Answer by Maggie:

Jordan, thank you for your post. There are a few things we could suggest, involving a deep cleaning of the brew unit and the area behind-for instructions, please call Technical Support at 1-888-411-5282, option 3.  Technical Support is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., EST. 


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