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Gaggia RI9380/46 Classic Pro Espresso Machine, 21 Liters,Solid, Brushed Stainless Steel   Import  Single ASIN  Import

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  • Note: 1)Too coarse a grind, too little coffee, or insufficiently tamping the grounds before brewing can all lead to inadequate pressure for a proper brew. 2)It is important to note that the amount of espresso extracted will vary depending on the grind size and amount and reprogramming may be needed when the size and amount are adjusted
  • Rugged Brushed Stainless Steel housing
  • Commercial three-way solenoid valve. Capacity water tank – 2,1 liter
  • Commercial-style 58mm chrome-plated brass portability and brew group
  • Commercial steam wand. Rotating steam want movement type
  • Easy-to-use rocker switch controls

$443






The Gaggia classic Pro improves on one of the best entry-level semi-automatic espresso machines available. The commercial steam wand lets you Texture milk for a velvety microfoam, perfect for making Latte art like you might find at a coffee house. The heavy duty chrome plated brass commercial-style 58 mm portability Includes a commercial single and double shot filter basket for pulling expert espresso, and a pressurized basket for use with pre-ground Coffee or ESE pods. The updated design offers a more modern look, with improved pump mounts for quieter brewing. With the Gaggia classic Pro, you’ll get a versatile machine packed with commercial features, built to last for years.Updated frame for a more accessible reservoir


From the manufacturer

Gaggia Classic Pro, Espresso Machine, Home Espresso Machine, Gaggia Espresso, Italian Espresso

Gaggia Classic Pro, Gaggia Classic, Gaggia Semi-Automatic, Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine

Gaggia, Gaggia Milano, Espresso Machine

About Gaggia

With humble beginnings as a cafe owner in Milan, Achille Gaggia’s ingenuity and passion for coffee inspired him to invent a new way to brew espresso without the use of steam. That vision led to the creation of the Lampo device which produced the characteristic crema which has since become the hallmark of quality espresso.

Gaggia Classic Pro

Home Espresso Machine

The Gaggia Classic Pro improves on one of the best entry-level semi-automatic espresso machines available. Texture milk for a velvety microfoam perfect for latte art with the new commercial steam wand. Brew expert espresso with the commercial-style 58 mm portafilter and the included commercial single and double shot baskets. Or, get the most out of pre-ground or ESE pods with the pressurized basket. The updated design offers a modern look, with improved pump mounts for quieter brewing.

  • Commercial Components
  • Cafe Quality Espresso
  • Improved Design

Latte Art Wand, Commercial Steam Wand, Latte Art, Cappuccino

Espresso, Ground Coffee, Crema, Perfect Crema, Professional Espresso, Cafe Quality Espresso

Chrome Plated Brass Portafilter, Commercial Portafilter, Commercial Espresso

Easy to Clean, No Mess

Commercial Steam Wand

The commercial steam wand offers full control while steaming and frothing milk, capable of producing tight microfoam for latte art.

Filter Baskets

Get consistent shot quality and a thick layer of crema out of almost any coffee with the pressurized basket. Or use the commercial basket with your own grinder for cafe-quality espresso.

Commercial Style Portafilter

This durable chrome plated brass 58 mm portafilter is the same size and style as commercial machines in cafes and coffee houses.

3-Way Solenoid Valve

Typically found in commercial machines, the 3-way solenoid valve relieves pressure off the coffee for a dry, easily discarded puck.

Modern Espresso Machine, Stainless Steel Espresso Machine

Quiet Espresso, Quiet Brewing, Quieter

Rapid Heating, Rapid Steam, Fast Heat Up

Rocker Switches, Indicator Lights

Updated Frame

The stainless steel frame has been redesigned for a streamlined look and improved access to the water reservoir.

Improved Pump Mounts

Superior mounting of the vibration pump dampens sound produced while brewing. As a result, the Classic Pro produces the same excellent espresso with less noise.

Fast Heat-Up

Dual heating elements heat the boiler to brew ready in about five minutes, and steam ready 30 seconds.

Updated Controls

The Classic Pro’s control panel has been split up into three switches for power, brewing, and steaming. Each switch has its own indicator light to tell you when the machine is on, ready to brew, and ready to steam.

Specification: Gaggia RI9380/46 Classic Pro Espresso Machine, 21 Liters,Solid, Brushed Stainless Steel   Import  Single ASIN  Import

Product Dimensions

9.5 x 8 x 14.2 inches

Item Weight

18.7 pounds

ASIN

B07RQ3NL76

Country of Origin

Italy

Item model number

RI938046

Date First Available

May 9 2019

Manufacturer

Dimensions
Weight 18.7 kg
Dimensions 9.5 × 8 × 14.2 cm

10 reviews for Gaggia RI9380/46 Classic Pro Espresso Machine, 21 Liters,Solid, Brushed Stainless Steel   Import  Single ASIN  Import

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  1. R. Klein

    The BEST Espresso Machine in the PRICE RANGEI’ve been enjoying coffee for almost sixty years.I’ve worked as a barista in my early twenties. I know my way around coffee; particularly when selecting beans; the roast; how to get the best grind using the best grinder; how to achieve the best cup of coffee using almost every conceivable method and device.These days I am prefer a delicious, smooth-bodied, crema-rich cappuccino when I wake up. Unfortunately, health concerns have limited me to just one cup of coffee a day, so I make damn sure I enjoy the best tasting espresso or cappuccino every morning.Ordinarily, I would have been using my time-tested and still reliable 1968 La Pavoni espresso machine. This machine took me over a year to master and once I had it down, no other espresso machine even came close to pulling the finest tasting espresso or caps you could drink.But the La Pavoni is a bulky and intensively time-consuming machine to use; especially in the morning once you’re out of bed and your brain still isn’t operating at 100% until AFTER you’ve enjoyed your coffee.I needed to find and purchase an interim type of counter-type of espresso machine. Oh, I will still use my La Pavoni for that special occasion, because there still isn’t, in my opinion, a machine that can produce a finer tasting espresso or cappuccino than the La Pavoni.After about a month of intensive research, which included reading and evaluating every review and recommendation I could find, the Gaggia Classic Pro is the model that kept coming up as the best in its price range EVERYWHERE.And then I started looking at the Youtube videos. Almost to a video, it was the Gaggia Classic Pro that was heralded as THE espresso machine to buy in its price range. And another surprise: the Gaggia Classic Pro had been receiving this endorsement going back decades.Another big plus: Gaggia is an Italian company that has the inside scoop on coffee…that’s all they do. They make coffee machines.I decided to purchase the Gaggia Classic Pro…and man oh man was this ever the right choice.It did take a couple of tries, even from this seasoned user, to appreciate all the ins and outs of this machine. The machine is far more sophisticated than it looks.But can it produce a satisfying espresso or cappuccino? And can it steam or foam up milk like no one’s business (providing you know what you’re doing and you don’t scald your milk…and especially if you have a talent making espresso art)?I only use bottled water so as not to build up sediment inside the machine. I like to keep my equipment cleaned, well maintained, and operational at all times. You need to understand how this machine is put together in order to master all of its secrets.My suggestion is: check out the HUGE volume of Gaggia Classic Pro Youtube videos online. They will teach you everything you need to know in order to get your Gaggia to produce the type of enjoyable espresso or cappuccino you like. But you do need to understand how the boiler and the rest of the components work together if you really want to achieve the finest results from the Gaggia Classic Pro.I have paired my Gaggia Classic Pro with the latest model of Baratza’s burr grinders in order to affect the perfect grind of the whole beans I use. And, by the way, I grind only the amount of beans I need for that morning’s coffee. The balance of my 1Lb once a month purchase of whole beans are kept in a sealed, but valved container in order to release the CO^2 that coffee beans give off.I set the burrs to the finest possible grind setting. I have found with the Gaggia Classic Pro, one of the secrets is to NOT tamp down the coffee to the point of a severe compression. Make sure the amount of coffee is evenly dispersed and then lightly tamp it down. Don’t forget to run hot water through the group head in order to preheat it.I also recommend purchasing an inexpensive hand held timer. You’ll need it. You’ll understand why after viewing many of the Youtube videos featured about the Gaggia Classic Pro.When you’re ready to make your cup, place a preheated cup under the group head and let ‘er rip. When the light goes off, press the OFF button. Then follow the Youtube recommendations for using the steam wand, otherwise you will run out of pressure before you obtain the type of steamed or foamed milk you need.And make sure you clean off the steam wand IMMEDIATELY after use and then let a blast of steam go through the wand to unclog it on its inside. And always use bottled water. NEVER use tap water with a Gaggia Classic Pro.If you do, your machine will die an early death in a couple of years instead of lasting a couple of decades.I recommend the Gaggia Classic Pro with a full five star rating. It is, without any doubt, the finest espresso machine anyone can purchase in this price range. It offers superior workmanship made from superior components and materials; it is a remarkably well-engineered device; it is an attractive model to place on your kitchen counter; it is easy to clean and maintain; and it will produce for you the tastiest espressos and cappuccinos at home for you to enjoy.

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  2. Matthew J Ferguson

    Worth the effort!Take the time to figure this machine out and you will be pleased! When I first bought and used this I could not get a quality shot- it always came out watery and bland.Here’s some tricks I discovered to pull beautiful frothy shots:1) Purchase a grinder (doesn’t have to be expensive) that will allow you to grind the coffee so fine that the water cannot push through it while trying to pull a shot. Then, back off the grind (i.e. grind more coarsely) until the shot pulls through slowly and with froth- not quickly and watery. If your grinder can grind too finely then you know you can set it to the perfect grind by grinding more coarsely.2) Get an adjustable tamper that also levels the shot out. Find the point at which it levels and compacts as tight as you can push it while tightly screwing into the machine. If you can easily tighten it into the machine then you should have added more coffee. If it will not fully tighten then you added too much. Once you find the correct tamp level, set your tamper and it will be simple to replicate each time you whip up a mocha.3) Get fresh espresso beans for the best shots! Old beans can and will work (I’m cheap so I use old beans often) but the best shots will be produced with high quality fresh beans.These little tricks allowed me to create mochas that are so rich and creamy in flavor that even the main coffee chains couldn’t compare. I hope they help you as well! Other espresso machines may produce “fine looking” shots regardless of prep, but this machine rewards effort by only producing quality shots if the proper steps are followed.

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  3. Mx200394

    Best Consumer grade Espresso Machine.I did a lot of research before buying this machine. A lot of the cheaper low end ones claim to be espresso, but they are not. This machine makes good espresso after it is warmed up and ready to go. And I can pull shot after shot for my girlfriend and I to enjoy coffee together.Some things to consider before buying/using.- When you turn it on you need to wait 30 minutes for it to warm up and build up pressure to pull a good espresso shot.- The Tamper to this machine is not the correct size. You will need to buy an aftermarket 58mm Tamper to make your pucks.- This works best with fresh ground coffee. If you do not use the pressure valve you can use medium fine pre-ground coffee. But I noticed it gives too much crema which is not a sign of good espresso. Crema is only a good reference to how much pressure for coffee extraction.- This does not come with a back flush filter you will need to buy your own and should back flush this machine at least once a month. If you are like me once a week since I use it a lot.- You should buy some descaler to clean the insides of the machine once a month. This is important because tap water will build up and break the machine.- The original portafilter is decent but the website Whole Latte Love offer better portafilters for this machine so you can go bottomless.- I only get extractions only for the first 20 seconds which produces 2 shots of espresso.- I suggest buying a portafilter funnel to keep your fine grind coffee in the portafilter and not on your counter.- I suggest placing this machine on a heat resistant, silicone bar mat because you will notice water stains on your counter and it makes clean up more easy.- It doesn’t come with a collection cup, or shot glass. You will need to buy one for yourself.- Please do not leave this machine on longer than 4 hours. So you don’t destroy the Thermo-block inside the machine. Repairing this machine might cost more than the machine it self.All and all I am happy with mine. I love mine and make great coffee all the time. This is a great thing for me to use when there is a dinner party and we want coffee afterwards. Or if you inspire to be barista and want to practice making a good shot and doing latte art. I can get good milk foam with it and can produce latte art with it. But don’t buy this machine thinking you will be an expert coffee maker. Still do your research on the coffees you like and others may like, practice and get the feel for the machine. Most importantly enjoy what you make.Also the coffee grinder in that picture… Don’t buy it. It was suppose to make espresso grounds it barely makes Moka Pot grounds. I only use it for my moka pot and drip pot.

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  4. Amazon Customer

    Cafe gradeI actually bought this machine to save money, on the premise that it’s cheaper to make my own espresso at home then to go to cafes on a daily basis. If you are looking for a true cafe substitute, don’t settle for a less expensive ‘appliance’ (that is, and all in one instrument that grinds and dispenses the espresso). That may be okay for entry level or for a shared office space for example. But if you want something comparable to cafe quality, then you need a true machine. I bought a $20 hand crank grinder to accompany this and I use Oatly oat milk. While I’m not an expert barista, I was able to achieve on my first attempt at grinding, packing the portafilter, and using the machine, a cappuccino/ latte quality that is honestly indistinguishable from most of the third wave coffee establishments that I frequent. The machine is extremely easy to keep clean. You really just need to wash the portal filter after each use which takes about 10 seconds. I expect that by using this machine and eating out a cafes several days a week less as a result, that I will essentially break even on this investment in about half a year, and thereafter save myself around $1,000 a year in eating out expenses. In addition, the machine is simple enough and robust enough that I expect it will last a lifetime, more or less. That’s something that you can’t say about the $90 substitute appliances.

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  5. Noah

    Wonderful DeviceMy wife and I got this off our wedding registry after I got some experience with one at work. I’ll say that, as novices who love our morning coffee, it’s not worth it to buy anything more expensive than a moka pot unless you really want to treat yourself. But, if you really want to treat yourself, this machine is fantastic. No frills, easy to refill, easy to clean, and from what I understand easy to modify to your liking. We love our Gaggia.

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  6. MsChris

    Takes me back to Italy every morning!My first taste of cappuccino was in Southern Italy on vacation a very long time ago. It was heavenly to start the day sitting outside a cafe with a cappucino and a sweet roll. No matter how good a place I sampled since, it just didn’t hit the spot. My first attempt with the Gaggia was slightly disappointing as I didn’t get very much foam on my milk, yet the espresso had a delightful crema, and even with some bulk buy beans from my supermarket, I could tell I was on to a good thing.A couple days later, I figured that I wasn’t turning the knob for the steam far enough round at the beginning – suddenly have this mound of creamy micro bubble-foam! I tapped a wee dusting of good cocoa powder on top, and was transported back to Italy. Its the real deal. It takes a little practice at first, but quickly becomes second nature – it is very hands on, but I have a real treat to start my day in much less time than it takes to brew a pot of coffee in a regular drip-coffee machine. Speaking of which, I used to drink about 3/4 pot (8 cups) a day, but I haven’t turned the old machine on in a week. I have a cappuccino first thing, and another right before lunch. I feel good!Buyer beware: You need to have a bit of strength &/or a counter that isn’t too tall for you in order to comfortably line up and remove the portafilter. You will likely get more enjoyment and variety if you acquire a good burr grinder; steaming jug; leveler; tamper; knock box; decent milk and great coffee beans. There is limited space to put a cup under the portafilter – espresso and cappuccino cups (a large teacup works too) all fit under there, but if you want a tall, latte type of drink then use a 1 to 2 oz little jug made for this. You can preheat your mug on top of the machine (I also tip the hot water from preheating the portafilter in a mug to heat it) – you won’t lose anything other than a smidge of the crema by drawing your shot into a small vessel then pouring into the mug.Frothing milk: I read a lot of instructions but they are mostly tedious and not necessary. Just know this: start with cold milk, and it has to be no more than half filling the jug (1/4 to 1/3 is better). Let the tip of the nozzle be close to the top of the milk at first, but if you leave it there as the bubbles form, you’ll be trying to froth froth. I found that I don’t even need to gauge how far down the milk is under the bubbles, I just move the jug up and down, and even if the nozzle occasionally gets above the surface of the milk, I still wind up with spoonable mounds of froth atop a couple ounces of hot, delicious milk.I did bit of research and decided to buy this machine after my son said he felt it would be repairable vs disposable if something happens to it later on. He agreed with a review that declared this is a machine, not an appliance. We both agreed that a learning curve is a fair trade off in order to be able to modify our brew to suit us. I did wonder if I would regret spending $450 on coffee making equipment, I can’t say it would save me money as I never spent it at Starbucks (yuck!). I’m not at all disappointed with this investment – the materials are solid and easy to clean. There was a learning curve, but we didn’t need to fuss over extreme detail in order to get a fabulous espresso or cappucino. Oh, and the footprint really is small for a machine like this, but you may still need to consider space for the grinder, cups, jug, tamper, and line of people wanting to have a go.

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  7. Tim

    A beginner’s perspective: GoodYes this was my first espresso machineYes it makes good espressoNo I would probably not taste the difference between a good and bad shotNo it is not hard to use, I watched a few youtube tutorials and got the proper toolsYes it cleans up very easily and quicklyYes it was brand new when it arrived, saw some reviews theirs wasnt but look at the box: they test the machines with real coffee and even said there might be some residue on the machine. However mine was spotless.Yes the clearance underneath the porta filter is small, but take the drip tray out and fit whatever you want under there OR buy a bottomless porta filterI’ve had it for 2 weeks, use it everyday and still learning how to dial it in, but still better than any coffee I’ve made at home by a long shot! Not to mention it is satisfying to work with.

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  8. Maheen

    Great machine, looks like it’s built to lastI’ve had this machine for a few weeks now. The reason I chose this was because I was looking for a machine that would last me awhile, rather than breaking down every few months. With research, many say this machine with consistent maintenance will last me a few years.Now, first impressions? I’m a literal amateur at coffee. I started off from a Keurig, to Nespresso, to Mr. Coffee (big regret) to now this. So yes, the learning curve is HUGE. In the beginning pulling the portafilter across takes MANPOWER. Had to hug the machine to lock it in, but recently it’s gotten easier to pull so maybe it’s just about “breaking it in”. This Gaggia pulls the best espressos I’ve ever had. With the Mr. Coffee Coffeehouse machine, I thought my beans were the problem as it was constantly bitter even after dousing cream and sugar but it turns out it was the machine itself. With this Gaggia, I drink the same beans WITHOUT sugar which for me is a big deal.The steaming took a few tries to get the hang of but I’m getting there. I had to watch a couple videos on how to use the machine properly as the instructions aren’t entirely clear.UPDATE: 3 months later. Noticed a little slow extraction issue and decided it was time to decalcify, but other than that, no issues.My sentiment about this machine has remained the same. For its price point it does a great job pulling a shot of espresso. If you’re a newbie like i was (and still am!) with this machine you’ll need to take time to learn the nuances otherwise you WILL get frustrated with sour shots. Here’s what I’ve noticed and recommend if you want to stick with this machine1. This machine is “buildable”. It’s one of the attractive features where you have total control over the machine, and can add/remove things such as a better IMS shower screen, a PID, a lower OPV bar spring, etc. These things in total will cost you an additional $150 though. I did it because this machine is known to last so I personally think it’s worth the investment. But if you don’t feel comfortable buying a machine and spending more for additional parts maybe this one isn’t for you.2. Mentioned it in #1 BUT GET A PID!!! i hated temp surfing to find the optimal brew temperature, and a MrShades PID helped regulate not only brew temp, but the steam as well. No more losing steam power in the middle of steaming! Fair warning, if you’re not tech savvy, you may end up taking a few hours to install the PID. It was a little confusing and I ended up taking about 2 days (6hours total) to install it.3. For those that complain the shots are too slow, what’s your definition of slow? There’s so many factors you need to consider here when it comes to extraction time; grind size and consistency, tamping, beans, etc. A double shot should come out at about 20-30sec. Any slower/faster more often results in bitter coffee. Again if you’re new to espresso please read some forums it will tremendously help you get better shots. There are subreddits and Facebook pages that have a Gaggia Classic community filled with helpful people.Overall, for the value of this machine, it’s the best you’re going to get. Obviously if you spend $1000, you’ll get a thousand dollar quality machine. You’re spending less than $500, you’ll get $500 quality machine. The GCP is a very good product for $450 considering other brands at the same price range. I’ll update this every now and then because I want to make sure this is a long-term commitment.Update: Over a year later 3/4/2022. Machine is still going strong! Regular maintenance is a must, but overall, extremely happy with my machine. Only downside is now that when I make coffee for guests it can be tedious to wait for the boiler to heat up/cool down, for several cups, but that’s all just party tricks.

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  9. Gardenia

    Very good but does take physical strengthI’ve had this right at 3 years. Last week the Portafilter handle broke and I replaced it. I have replaced the gasket once.It makes good espresso. I don’t use the wand as I have a separate foamer. I have used it every day for 3 years. Usually twice. Yeah I drink a lot of coffee! To get the portafilter in and out I have to lean my shoulder into it and it does take some physical effort. Cleaning is a little tricky. The new portafilter is difficult to get the basket out and I have to use a can opener to pry it out. For the past year. It has dripped water from the back top head and I place my espresso cups in such a way under each spout so the water drips behind the cup. I suppose I could take the whole thing apart and fiddle with it, but that’s beyond my ability. I might still buy this again because I like this machine. I’m saying all this because anybody who has any physical limitations would find this way too hard deal with. It takes a lot of effort to get the portafilter in and get it in straight.Heat it up, use freshly ground good beans, I use a Baratza ( highly recommend That), filtered water, …As other reviewers have said, for the money this is a good machine.

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  10. Rocco Z

    Tanto Amore Per Questa Fantastica Macchina Per Caffè EspressoThe Gaggia Classico is an awesome espresso maker on so many different levels. 1). Looks. It is truly a beautiful machine to look at with touches of Italian design. 2). Feel. The second you touch the Gaggia, you can feel the quality of materials that went into building it. The only knock is the somewhat cheesy feeling knob used to release the steam. The plastic handled portafilter could have been made from wood, but that plastic feels a least feels sturdy and durable. 3) Performance. Nothing but perfectly brewed, delicious espresso every time. I tried both whole bean and pre-ground in it. While whole bean does taste a little better, the Gaggia did a great job on the pre-ground, too. 4). Clean up. Cleaning up after using the machine is SO easy. Just a few wipes and you’re done. 5). This baby is made where they still take pride in workmanship, ITALY!!! And who also knows espresso the best? 6). Price. The Classico does everything a more expensive espresso maker does for a whole lot less. Since I set up this unit, mornings have become a lot more fun. I look forward to having my coffee. But, with all this greatness comes a few picky complaints. The tamper that comes with it is basically garbage. A new tamper is necessary as is buying an extra portafilter crema pin. Fantastic machine that elicits the best crema out of your espresso.

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