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Refurbished Gaggia Espresso Pure Espresso Machine

By: Gaggia
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The Gaggia Espresso Pure blends the traditional with the innovative, featuring black housing for a classic design and a durable stainless steel boiler to provide proper temperature and strong steaming power. The elegant black color brings out the stainless steel detailing, and its chrome plated brass filter holder results in a professional café quality shot of espresso. The Espresso Pure is simple and straightforward to use, and the superior drinks it produces hearken back to espresso’s beginnings in Italy. With its commercial quality construction and time-tested design, the Espresso Pure is sure to satisfy any true espresso lover.


Features & Benefits: Coffee

Housing and Construction

You’ll see the stainless steel control panel on top of the machine. The left push button, designated by a coffee cup, controls brewing and hot water – it also has an indicator light next to it to show when the machine is at brewing temperature. The center knob has a steam cloud and water droplet icon, and opens the steam valve. The right push button has a steam icon, and heats the machine up to steam temperature – you’ll know it’s reached that temperature when the indicator light next to it illuminates. An on/off button is located at the back of the machine. Thanks to the commercial quality stainless steel boiler, heat up time takes only a little more than five minutes, so you’ll soon be able to start brewing using your chrome-plated brass portafilter.

Pure Brewing

Choose the appropriate filter basket for brewing a single shot, double shot, or pods, and add your coffee. Insert the chrome-plated brass portafilter into the group head, and press the coffee/hot water button. Coffee will begin dispensing – all you have to do to stop the flow of coffee is press the button again.

Coffee Options

Do you prefer pods or ground coffee? Pods are pre-measured, pre-ground, and pre-tamped servings of espresso, so they cut down on any mess. Ground coffee gives you more control over the size of the grounds, tamping pressure, and dosage. Since the Gaggia Espresso Pure is compatible with both, it’s up to you which you prefer.

Crema-Enhancing Filter

Crema is the layer of golden marbleized foam that is produced from a properly brewed shot of espresso. It helps seal espresso’s flavors and aromas. Use this filter when brewing single or double shots to achieve a thick layer of crema.

Passive Cup Warmer

The stainless steel boiler does more than heat water for brewing and steaming – it also heats the cup warmer located on top of the machine. Brewing espresso into a warm cup helps preserve its temperature, so you can enjoy your espresso longer. Store your demitasse cups on the cup warmer for a great display and hot espresso.

Features & Benefits: Frothing and Hot Water

Pannarello Frothing Device

If you’re a beginner to frothing and steaming, don’t worry. The Pannarello frothing device is designed to inject hot steam into your milk, so it’s easy to make cappuccinos, lattes, and more. Just press the steam button, and wait for the temperature ready light to illuminate. Once it’s lit, open the steam knob carefully to begin frothing and steaming. Close the knob and press the steam button again to stop the flow of steam.

Hot Water Dispenser

If your house is populated with tea drinkers, the Gaggia Espresso Pure will win them over with its hot water dispenser. As long as the machine is at brewing temperature, you can press the coffee/hot water button and open the steam knob for hot water – perfect for tea, an americano, or hot cocoa. When you have your desired amount of hot water, close the steam knob and press the coffee/hot water button again to stop the flow of steam.

Features & Benefits: Care, Maintenance, and Other

Water System

The 42 oz reservoir is located in the back of the machine, so all you need to do is pull it straight up to remove it. Gaggia recommends using purified or bottled water, as it increases the length of time between necessary descaling cycles. When descaling is necessary, check you user manual for simple, step by step instructions on how to proceed.


Keeping the Gaggia Espresso Pure clean is simple – just wipe down the housing when needed with a damp cloth. A water level indicator becomes visible when the drip tray fills, so just empty and clean the drip tray and cover with warm soapy water. Remember to clean the steam wand after using it to foam and steam milk. Wiping it down with a damp cloth and running steam through it will prevent milk residue from building up, keeping your drinks tasting fresh.


The Gaggia Espresso Pure comes with a detailed instruction manual, portafilter, single shot basket, double shot basket, pod basket, filter, tamper, measuring spoon, and warranty.


Initial Heat Up (Seconds): 125
Recommended Heat Up Time (Seconds): 420
Time To Steam 8 Oz Milk (Seconds): 54
Hot Water Temp 8 Oz (F): 175
Hot Water Time 8 Oz (Seconds): 28
Hot Water Recovery Time (Seconds): 25
Sound Level - Brewing (Db): 64
Descaler Used: Gaggia Descaler or Urnex Cleancaf
Water Filter: Mavea intenza
Warranty (Years): 6 Months
Country Of Manufacture: Italy
NSF Certified: No
Recommended Applications: Home
Service provided
Repairs By: Whole Latte Love
Contact Number: 888-411-5282
Misc Data
Manufacturer: Gaggia
Model: 12600
Dimension - Width (Inches): 8.3
Dimension - Height (Inches): 14
Dimension - Depth (Inches): 10.8
Weight (lbs): 10.14
Watts: 1100
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): 3.5
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 to 4.5
Number Of Holes: 1
Optional Steam Tips Or Wands: Latte art Pannarello
Water Source
Reservoir Or Plumbed: Reservoir
Reservoir Capacity (Oz): 42
Reservoir Material: Plastic
Reservoir Removable: Yes
Water Level Visible: Yes
Water Filter: Mavea intenza
Type Of Controls: Push Button
Cup Warmer
Material: Plastic
Size (Inches): 8x4
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: Aluminum
Capsule / Pod Friendly: Pod
Boiler Data
Number Of Boilers: 1
Brew Boiler Data
Brew Boiler Type: Small Volume
Brew Boiler Watts: 1100
Brew boiler Volume (Oz): 9
Brew Boiler Material: Stainless Steel
Brew Boiler Orientation: Vertical
Brew Boiler Heater Location: Internal
Pump Data
Pump Type: Vibration
Pump Wattage: 55
Maximum Pressure (Bar): 15
Self Priming Pump: Yes


jtbreidert asked:

Is this portafilter pressurized?

Answer by Nick B:


The Gaggia Espresso Pure has a pressurized fitler basket that uses a black two-way pin. It can be used to brew ESE pods and pre-ground coffee.

Answer by jtbreidert:

I was asking because I don't like pressurized portafilters. The cheaper machines always have a pressurized portafilter, and I was hoping to get an affordable machine with a commercial portafilter.  Does it come with both, or just the pressurized?


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