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Gaggia Espresso Pure 74840 Coffee Maker - Black

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  • Made of black housing for a classic design and a durable stainless steel boiler to provide proper temperature and strong steaming power
  • Comes with perfect crema filters for 1 and 2 cups of ground coffee, and a special filter for ESE (easy serve espresso) pods
  • Panarello steamer attachment rotates for easy access to froth milk in seconds; also delivers hot water for tea and other hot drinks
  • Anti-drip feature stops dispensing immediately for an accurate measure of espresso; the reservoir is located in the back of the machine, so all you need to do is pull it straight up to remove it
  • The stainless steel boiler does more than heat water for brewing and steaming--it also heats the cup warmer located on top of the machine so you can enjoy a steaming hot espresso

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Capacity 1.25 litres 2 cups 1 litre 1.4 2 litres
Colour Black Black Silver Champagne Black/Charcoal
Item Dimensions 30 x 30 x 50 cm 20 x 26.5 x 29.7 cm 26.5 x 29.7 x 20 cm 38.2 x 24.2 x 30.5 cm 33.02 x 38.1 x 25.4 cm
Item Weight 5.05 kg 3.91 kg 4 kg 4.43 kg 4.2 kg
Material Stainless Steel stainless steel Stainless Steel; Plastic Plastic n/a
Special Feature Cup Warmer; Milk Frother; Removable Tank Assembly: Assembled Cup Warmer; Milk Frother; Removable Tank Stylish, High performance and High gloss finish
Wattage 1,100 watts 950 watts 950 watts 1,100 watts 1,350 watts

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Technical Details
Brand Philips
Model Number74840
ColourBlack
Item Weight5.05 Kg
Product Dimensions30 x 30 x 50 cm
Capacity1.25 litres
Volume Capacity1.25 litres
Power / Wattage1100 watts
MaterialStainless Steel
Special FeaturesCup Warmer, Milk Frother, Removable Tank
  
Additional Information
ASINB000Y12QKW
Customer Reviews 3.0 out of 5 stars 38 customer reviews
Best Sellers Rank 1,503,146 in Home & Kitchen (See top 100)
Shipping Weight5.3 Kg
Delivery Destinations:Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
Date First Available10 Nov. 2006
  
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Treat your taste buds with over 60 years of Italian espresso tradition

Gaggia is a company deeply rooted in Italian espresso heritage, yet its coffee machines have evolved over the decades, from the original pressure-generating, lever-activated piston, to the latest fully-automated, bean-to-cup technology which, at the touch of a button, grinds, brews and dispenses a delicious cup of espresso. However you prefer to brew your coffee--whether you want the simplicity of bean-to-cup or crave domestic barista status--there is a Gaggia for you.

History

In 1938 Achille Gaggia filed patent no. 365726, an ingenious invention which saw steam pressure applied to ground coffee, so that the water forced through the coffee extracted all its flavours and aromas to create a rich foam crema layer. However, the real revolution came 10 years later when Achille Gaggia filed a new patent, for a lever-operated piston machine incorporating a spring. This spring provided additional pressure, and this pressure forced water through the coffee in a shorter time, producing a short black espresso in just 15 seconds.

In the 1950s Gaggia found fame in the trendy coffee bars of Rome and Milan, and most notably in London’s prominent Sirocci in Soho. These coffee bars soon became icons of the '50s lifestyle. With the launch of Baby Gaggia in 1977 the company began producing domestic espresso machines, making the professional values inherent in Gaggia’s commercial machines widely available for use in the home.

Gaggia Espresso Pure

Gaggia Espresso Pure Coffee machine is a little jewel with elegant lines and a stainless steel body designed for everyday home use. This machine is characterised by compact design, simplicity of use and practicality of cleaning. With the Gaggia Espresso Pure coffee machine, you can experience the taste of a delicious cup of espresso or cappuccino in the comfort of your own home. This model blends the traditional with the innovative, featuring black housing for a classic design and a durable stainless steel boiler to provide proper temperature and strong steaming power. The elegant black colour brings out the stainless steel detailing, and its chrome plated brass filter holder results in a professional, café-quality shot of espresso. The Espresso Pure is simple and straightforward to use, and the superior drinks it produces hearken back to espresso’s beginnings in Italy. With its commercial quality construction and time-tested design, the Espresso Pure is sure to satisfy any true espresso lover.

Ground Coffee + Coffee Pods
Ground coffee or coffee pods
Ground coffee or coffee pods

All Gaggia’s manual coffee machines come with two special 'crema perfetta' or perfect crema coffee filters for one and two cups of ground coffee, and a special filter for ESE (easy serve espresso) pods.

Do you prefer pods or ground coffee?

Pods are pre-measured, pre-ground and pre-tamped servings of espresso, so they cut down on any mess. Ground coffee gives you more control over the size of the grounds, tamping pressure and dosage. Since the Gaggia Espresso Pure is compatible with both, it’s up to you which you prefer.

Espresso coffee, originally created in Italy, is made by rapidly forcing water that has been heated to the correct brewing temperature through special finely-ground coffee. The heart of the espresso machine is a precision-engineered pump. The pump and water flow is easily controlled with just a flick of the switch. With its stainless steel body, Gaggia Espresso Pure brings coffee shop looks to your kitchen, as well as coffee shop taste.

Professional Filter Holder
Professional filter holder
Professional filter holder

A manual coffee machine is the most traditional and well-known way to make espresso using the filter holder and ground coffee. A professional chromed brass filter holder and ring, as used in Gaggia’s commercial machines, ensures a consistent temperature throughout the coffee making and dispensing process. The elegantly styled machine is designed for normal home use only. The material of the filter is safe and durable to use. It is inert and thus ensures the best results with consistent temperature.

Rotating Steamer
Rotating steamer
Rotating steamer

The Panarello steamer attachment rotates for easy access to froth milk in seconds. It also delivers hot water for tea and other hot drinks. This coffee machine is ideal for preparing espresso coffee using either coffee pods or ground coffee.

Anti Drip
Anti-drip feature
Anti-drip

Gaggia Espresso Pure's anti-drip feature stops dispensing immediately for an accurate measure of espresso.

Design and features
Gaggia Espresso Pure is a compact and classically-styled coffee maker in a stylish, modern design. It is a simple-to-use manual machine that delivers excellent quality coffee in style and in the comfort of your own home. The Gaggia Espresso Pure combines good looks, functionality and value for money. The black finish works with the stainless steel detailing to make an extremely attractive machine.

The group head and the filter holder are made of chrome-plated brass, a system derived from commercial machines, which helps retain heat during the coffee making process, ensuring good extraction results. The easy-to-use switches and Pannarello milk frothing device ensure that even a beginner can make a superb espresso or cappuccino. The Gaggia Espresso Pure also has a stainless steel boiler. This machine combines the technology and the tradition necessary for making the perfect espresso every time and is a superb entry-level espresso machine. It comes with one and two cup filter plus pod option, chromed brass group and filter holder, pannarello frother, integrated, removable 1.25 litre water capacity and 15 bar pump pressure. With the help of provided care instructions, it is easy to take care of your Gaggia Espresso Pure--just clean with soft damp cloth.

Stainless steel control panel

You’ll see the stainless steel control panel on top of the machine. The left push button, identified by a coffee cup icon, controls brewing and hot water--it also has an indicator light next to it to show when the machine is at brewing temperature. The centre knob has a steam cloud and water droplet icon, and opens the steam valve. The right push button has a steam icon, and heats the machine up to steam temperature--you’ll know it’s reached that temperature when the indicator light next to it illuminates. An on/off button is located at the back of the machine. Thanks to the commercial quality stainless steel boiler, heat-up time takes only a little more than five minutes, so you’ll soon be able to start brewing using your chrome-plated brass portafilter.

Filter basket for brewing

Choose the appropriate filter basket for brewing a single shot, double shot or pods, and add your coffee. Insert the chrome-plated brass portafilter into the group head and press the coffee/hot water button. Coffee will begin dispensing--all you have to do to stop the flow of coffee is press the button again.

Crema-enhancing filter

Crema is the layer of golden, marbled foam that is produced from a properly brewed shot of espresso. It helps seal espresso’s flavours and aromas. Use this filter when brewing single or double shots to achieve a thick layer of crema.

Stainless steel boiler

The stainless steel boiler does more than heat water for brewing and steaming--it also heats the cup warmer located on top of the machine. Brewing espresso into a warm cup helps preserve its temperature, so you can enjoy your espresso longer. Store your demitasse cups on the cup warmer for a great display and hot espresso.

If you’re a beginner to frothing and steaming, don’t worry. The Pannarello frothing device is designed to inject hot steam into your milk, so it’s easy to make cappuccinos, lattes, and more. Just press the steam button and wait for the temperature ready light to illuminate. Once it’s lit, open the steam knob carefully to begin frothing and steaming. Close the knob and press the steam button again to stop the flow of steam. If your house is populated with tea drinkers, the Gaggia Espresso Pure will win them over with its hot water dispenser. As long as the machine is at brewing temperature, you can press the coffee/hot water button and open the steam knob for hot water--perfect for tea, an americano or hot cocoa. When you have your desired amount of hot water, close the steam knob and press the coffee/hot water button again to stop the flow of steam.

Water reservoir

The reservoir is located in the back of the machine, so all you need to do is pull it straight up to remove it. Gaggia recommends using purified or bottled water, as it increases the length of time between necessary de-scaling cycles. When descaling is necessary, check you user manual for simple, step-by-step instructions on how to proceed.

Cleaning

Keeping the Gaggia Espresso Pure clean is simple--just wipe down the housing when needed with a damp cloth. A water level indicator becomes visible when the drip tray fills, so just empty and clean the drip tray and cover with warm soapy water. Remember to clean the steam wand after using it to foam and steam milk. Wiping it down with a damp cloth and running steam through it will prevent milk residue from building up, keeping your drinks tasting fresh.

Important to know……

1. The taste of your coffee depends on the characteristics of the beans from which it is made, the type of bean, and where it was grown and processed. Coffee beans that are roasted for a longer period of time and at higher temperatures will be much darker in colour. Darker beans will produce a richer cup of coffee than lightly-roasted beans.

2. A variety of dark roasts are available from which you can choose to brew your espresso. Each of these roasts is a blend of coffee beans that are roasted at a specific temperature producing a specific type of flavour. Decaffeinated beans have had up to 98% of their caffeine content removed. The next time you purchase coffee for your espresso maker, experiment with one of the many kinds of coffee on the market. You may just find that it tastes better than the blend you have been using.

3. A fine 'espresso grind' for pump-driven machines must be used. Be sure to ask for this when buying coffee or when having beans ground. Do not use a blade-type grinder because it makes too much coffee dust and produces an irregular grind.

4. The mark of real espresso is its dark colour, rich taste and the light brown, natural froth called 'crema' in Italian.

5. Cappuccino is simply a combination of espresso and hot, frothy milk. Cappuccino is usually topped with cinnamon, nutmeg or cocoa powder.

6. Espresso coffee should be served immediately after it is made.

7. Espresso is served in 2 to 2 ½ oz. demitasse cups. A 4 or 6 oz. cup or glass is used for cappuccino.

8. Ideally, coffee beans should be ground immediately before using. Remember, it must be an 'espresso grind' for pump-driven espresso machines.

9. It’s best to store ground coffee or beans in an airtight container in the freezer, as ground coffee tends to absorb food odours.

Box Contains

  • 1 x Gaggia Espresso Pure coffee maker in black
  • 1 x Instruction manual
  • 1 x Portafilter
  • 1 x Single shot basket
  • 1 x Double shot basket
  • 1 x Pod basket
  • 1 x Filter
  • 1 x Tamper
  • 1 x Measuring spoon
  • 1 x Two-year warranty

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