Gaggia Classic RI9403/11 Coffee machine new model 2015 : A coffee machine for the perfectionist and fiddler

Replaced my mark 1 classic ( solenoid valve model) with this new model. So far so good, i use my original brass basket holder( not into this new cream filter nonsense). Works well, but drips a tiny bit every now and then due to lack of solenoid valve. . Can’t understand the negative reviews. For £250 or thereabouts it’s great.

So much more satisfying than nespresso.

Espressi with a very good cream. Needs ground coffee beans which i control to the size needed for extracting all the goodness and aroma. Fairly solid built at a reasonable price compared with some monster machines which cost thousands.

I bought this product 2 years ago so it’s not as if this review is a knee jerk response. Well it was from one of the best known brands, the reviews were ok, and i wanted to move to using beans from pods. So before i say any more let me tell you i’ve just upgraded to the gaggia brera so it cant be all that bad can it ?.What’s my biggest gripe, and i’ve tried all different ways to get it right, inconsistency. I’ve tried pre ground beans, grinding my own even bought a decent grinder to do it, different brands the lot. Probably, i hear the experts say, well you may be right. I think the problem is the pump isn’t powerful enough, if you grind too small the filter blinds, if you grind too big the coffee tastes like dish water. But, about one in five it makes a great cup of coffee.

I have to disagree with other reviewers, i did have an older machine for approx 10 years and it was brilliant but i did have to do various strip downs to replace the rubber gasket mainly and its main downside was that the boiler was made of aluminium which had corroded quite badly which is why i replaced it, aluminium dissolved in the water is not good for your health. The new 2015 machine (mine came from italy with a stainless spout) has a stainless steel boiler which is a big improvement and switch’s off after 5 mins which stops overheating and still makes great coffee. I have had it now for approx 18 months with no problems, brilliant machine don’t be put off by the negative reviews.

This was great while it lasted. Developed a problem where water would leak out by the portafilter. I found some tutorial videos on how to change the gasket seal so bought a replacement. Was disappointed to discover that this is a new model and cannot be serviced yourself the same as the older one could be.

Execellent coffee this is my 3rd machine best buy.

We are very pleased with our new gaggia coffee maker, we have had one for many years which we were very pleased with, consequently we replaced it for the same again.

  • Good while it lasted but seems it is made cheaply now
  • Espressi with a very good cream. Needs ground coffee beans which I control
  • A great machine for coffee enthusiast on a budget.

Gaggia Classic RI9403/11 Coffee machine new model 2015

GAGGIA classic RI9403/11 new model of 2015

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No experience with the pre 2015 model but have the new one over a month now and am well pleased with it. Apparently gaggia uk said that this has been “road tested” for about 6 months prior to release and pro. Makes great coffee at the end of the day. I bought mine from coffee italia and it was shipped directly from factory. . My first espresso machine.

I bought the gaggia classic 2015 model about 9 months ago (approx. 2016) and it was working well initially. Making good coffee and froth. Then about 4 months later the machine began dripping around the portafilter when it was brewing coffee. I got in touch with the supplier and sent them pictures. They were quick to respond but i was going to have to send the machine off to be fixed. As i could not be bothered to do that i took the whole machine apart to find the leak. It was the connection between the water pump hose and the boiler. I replaced the seal and put another clamp on the hose which fixed the problem.

I replaced my 20 year old original. The new one is lighter and appears to be less robust. But it reliably makes good coffee, so it you can’t ask any moe at this price.

I recently bought this gaggia for my daughter. I have used a classic for over 10 years and it is still going strong. It makes great coffee for up to 3 or 4 people, if there are more than that wanting coffee it is on the slow side so not the best. The classic froths milk really well (we use skimmed milk). The classic is easy to top up with water, has a large coffee holder and although there are some differences in the current model from the one i bought years ago it still makes great coffee and is not too expensive to buy. A great machine for coffee enthusiast on a budget.

  • Good while it lasted but seems it is made cheaply now
  • Espressi with a very good cream. Needs ground coffee beans which I control
  • A great machine for coffee enthusiast on a budget.

Gaggia Classic RI9403/11 Coffee machine new model 2015

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  • Product: Manual Espresso Coffee Machine
  • Designer: Gaggia Design
  • Material: Satinized stainless steel
  • Dimensions: 23 x 38 x 24 cm
  • Features: Professional group and bowl filter-holder in chromed brass – Tank capacity: 2,1 L – Stainless steel boiler – Light stand-by: auto turn-off after 9 minutes of inactivity