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Gaggia Carezza Deluxe Espresso coffee Machine - RI8525/08

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Technical Details
Brand Gaggia
Model NumberRI8525/01
ColourPlastic
Item Weight4 Kg
Product Dimensions30 x 21 x 28 cm
Capacity1.4 litres
Voltage230 volts
MaterialPlastic
Special FeaturesAssembly: Assembled
  
Additional Information
ASINB009WMO5FS
Best Sellers Rank 135,419 in Kitchen & Home (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7 Kg
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Date First Available9 Dec. 2012
  
 

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Gaggia Carezza Deluxe Espresso coffee Machine - RI8525/08

Carezza Deluxe' coffee machine holds a removable, 1.4 litre water tank and has a button interface for ease of use.
The new Gaggia Carezza combines our rich heritage with the latest technology, to delight you with a remarkable Italian Espresso that our founders would have been proud of.

Features:
Brita Filter compatible
Hot water / Steam Nozzle
Simultaneous brewing
Water tank capacity: 1,4 L
Pump Pressure: 15 bar


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Ordered this machine after my previous one (delongi) started to play up after 5 years. Extremely pleased with it. Not the simplest machine to use if you have no previous experience with this type of coffee maker but well worth getting to grips with. The espresso is great, and the milk frother is superb. Definitely a step up from my old one. I agree with other reviewers that the instruction booklet is next to useless, but it is not too difficult to work out what to do if you think it through. Only real surprise was that when you recieve the machine the rinse function is already activated, so you need to remember to put a cup under the coffee dispensing nozzles to catch the hot water that is ejected as it warms up. You can switch this function off but it is worth bearing in mind that the rinse function cleans the nozzles and makes sure the coffee holder is hot so dispenses coffee at a higher temperature than if you dont rinse. For those of you who enjoy a cappucino I would recommend you invest in a milk thermometer to ensure that you froth the milk to the correct temperature to get extra creamy froth!
All in all I would thoroughly recommend this machine as it appears to be a scaled down commercial model rather that a domestic version which inevitably would be a poor imitation of the real thing!
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This is my 3rd Gaggia (and 5th pump espresso machine not counting Nespresso) and is an interesting mix that is okay but not great.

I'll cut to the chase. It does make an okay cup of espresso but not a great one (it also makes better coffee if use a Britas filter)

Ignore the Deluxe title this is one of Gaggia lower end machines (although better than some cheaper models). At a distance it looks the part although close up it is mainly ABS plastic bodied not metal. The dial on the front does indeed indicate temperature but you have no control so really is entertaining frippary. The filter holder feels heavy enough but infact this only as it's effectively double weighted due to a gimmicky spring back feature. In reality the buisness end as is the actual filter basket are pretty lightweight compared to my last Gaggia Baby. The holder also has a plastic membrane to improve Crema that was on my entry level (and almost 3rd of the price) Gaggia which I got about 15 years ago.

That said that Gaggia made reasonable coffee and lasted more than 5 years and the same in coffee terms is true here. I use pre-ground coffee and I'm now on my third different brand. Just like every other change of machine, I've found this works better or worse with different brands so don't assume your favourite will taste exactly the same (if you self grind you'll also need to adjust). As I type I'm sippling some costa espresso preground which has a good crema and came out okay although it does taste a bit different to when I had on my Gaggia Baby. Putting in a Britas filter really does make a difference and I recommend (we're in a medium water hardness area) for this and to improve the lifespan of the machine. It is a self tamping machine which isn't always the best.
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My wife didn't want me to buy a coffee machine as she said you can never get the coffee hot, she has now changed her mind and has had her first piping hot coffee from a machine. Love it.
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Choosing this was a bit of a leap of faith, as it's a new product (late 2012, early 2013 I believe) and there aren't many reviews out there yet. There's a not-very-complimentary 'first look' on Which, that I disagree with now I've had it for a while. Among the criticisms were that the temperature gauge is not much use, and it's 'messy' and 'slow' to use. I'll try to refute these points.

A few negative points:
The machine is operated by push buttons which respond a bit sluggishly - certainly compared to switch-operated models I have used before. You get used to holding the button long enough for it to register. The machine won't operate if it is flashing an error, and - this could be that it is out of water, has been refilled after running on empty, or been out of use for a few days and needs to be 'primed'. That means leaving it on the coffee setting and shooting a jet of water into a cup from the steam nozzle until the error light goes out. Sometimes you have to turn the steam nozzle right off and on again before you get a jet. This was covered in the manual, so was expected. I've found the rubber insert for the single shot makes it sit a little high, and I've found it hard to get a good seal making singles.

Positives:
I liked the idea of a descale warning - I never descaled my old machine, which probably killed it - if it reminds me I might do it. The doser works best when filled and only gently tamped, or not tamped much at all - when you attach the handle this presses about a centimeter into the doser, and somewhat tamps it. So it shouldn't be messy to use, because you don't fill right to the brim, as on some.
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We have owned Gaggia coffee makers for over 20 years and this one is fantastic. The coffee is piping hot and the creamer works really well (we had to buy a taller milk jug as there is so much pressure, the milk really steams and froths high).
If you are wanting an easy to use, good performing coffee maker, then look no further. We would highly recommend thiis Gaggia.
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