Gday there cjvs:
is there any reason NOT to buy gaggia classic?
Not really, they work just fine in comparison to many other boiler boiler type deomestic machines;
are there any bad points?
Not really, the answer to this from any individuals point of view being subjective more than anything else depending on their expectations;
I know, Silvia is only $250 more, but... I just bought 2 months old gaggia classic, with warranty for...$350, I thought it was good...
Yes , youve done well, particularly as you would be scratching now to find anyone to sell you a silva at much below around $749.00, so about $400.00 more than what you paid!
now I need a grinder..........what would be the "best for the money" grinder to go with it?
Go directly to this thread in the grinder section...click on the link!
Good luck & happy coffee days