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  • Caggia Classic vs Gaggia Baby dose

    Hi Guys,

    Our faithful Gaggia Classic short circuited this morning (flash/smoke etc) Not a good look.

    Now we are contemplating anoyjer Gaggia Classic or The Gaggia Baby Dose?

    Would love to see other opinions

    Thanks

    Sweno

  • #2
    Re: Caggia Classic vs Gaggia Baby dose

    The Gaggia Classic can turn out some pretty good shots. If you want a little more steam capacity though, a Rancilio Silvia should be on your short list,

    charlie

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    • #3
      Re: Caggia Classic vs Gaggia Baby dose

      If it comes down to these two, then definitely stick with the Classic if just for the fact that you can fit a Silvia steam wand and get rid of the terrible pannarello (froth enhancer). The Gaggia Baby cant steam wand cant be modified, or at least I couldnt find a reliable way. Some say just use the naked steam arm but not as good as adding a proper steam wand.

      I agree with Charlie. Might be a good opportunity to set your sites a little higher.

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      • #4
        Re: Caggia Classic vs Rancilio Silvia

        Thanks for this guys,

        Is there a comparison between the gaggia Classic and the Rancilio Silvia?
        What are the thoughts

        appreciated

        Sweno

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        • #5
          Re: Caggia Classic vs Gaggia Baby dose

          Friends of mine have a classic and paired with a Rocky, it turns out pretty good results. But I think it could do with a little more steam - not sure whether they can get the second latte done in one session - maybe some classic owners can confirm?

          I did the Silvia steam arm mod for them and now they can actually get microfoam so that mod is a no-brainer (if you take the froth enhancer off the steam arm is a bit short)

          charlie

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          • #6
            Re: Caggia Classic vs Gaggia Baby dose

            morning sweno

            IMHO
            the classic is a good unit, the baby is just fancier

            coffee quality is the same

            steam capabiliteis the same

            the newer steam adaptors are too short to use without the cover,
            the early saeco steam adaptor works better as it is longer,

            as mentioned the silvia steam arm upgrade is well worth the money

            if i was updating, i would got to the silvia, before i went to the baby


            or you could look at getting yours fixed

            parts are available

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            • #7
              Re: Caggia Classic vs Gaggia Baby dose


              "Our faithful Gaggia Classic short circuited this morning (flash/smoke etc) Not a good look"

              HOLD THE HORSES. Your machine is fine.....just open the top you will find a fuse

              located on top of the boiler. Its covered in insulated wiring. You cant miss it.

              Just open that up and see if its burnt out..A simple fuse replacement max. $10.00

              I had the flash as well..interestingly enough with smoke. I quickly pulled the power

              out of the wall and turned on 15seconds later..all was fine.

              I managed to drop water down into the area where the buttons are. I assume

              some landed on some contacts. That would be another place to check.

              THis fix is really easy and cheap if you take it too a shop. Why spend more?





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              • #8
                Re: Fixing the Baby Gaggia

                Originally posted by pravspresso link=1228727513/0#6 date=1228786543
                Just open that up and see if its burnt out..A simple fuse replacement max. $10.00
                Thanks for this and really appreciated advice
                Can you advise who repaired the Gaggia?

                Thanks

                Sweno

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                • #9
                  Re: Caggia Classic vs Gaggia Baby dose

                  The Silvia steam wand fits the Gaggia Baby Dose perfectly with enough pressure to do a great job frothing. If you can find a refurbished or gently used Baby D I would recommend it. Have a good day.

                  Pejay66

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                  • #10
                    Re: Caggia Classic vs Gaggia Baby dose

                    You can also buy PID kits for the classic

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