The machine had not initially convinced me - I still had my big fully automatic and the coffee / espresso in the head - but also tasted good only if at least 20 cups a day were drawn. Having the small Gaggia now being used more, I'm almost excited. Important for good function is a good horizontal installation.
The machine is surprisingly small out of the box. The plastic case is perfectly partial-painted in chrome stainless steel finish - three pressure switches on the front, above a Aluwärmeplatte, behind a rickety after unpacking plastic lid - the value disappears - but the underlying hidden tidy pocket for scoops, Padpolster and the water tank, the audible locks, looks wertig OFF.The drainer of the machine is a loose thing that needs to be pushed towards the machine, but not locked. Without this drip tray can use larger cups.
The instruction booklet is aimed with many Bildvhen of illiteracy, a meaningless affair. Textich it comes - at least it is clear that you have to vent the machine at first, it works well. The power button, but initially did not rest - - lt seems other Rezenssionen to be a technical error -. But now it works as described. The flat measuring spoon is well suited by the large diameter with protruding bottom either as measuring spoon still as hard to tamper Press - only after pressing are 9g it. But it is - ie pressed the coffee powder. Unfortunately, no amount of marks in the filter holder, which sits very firmly in the holder. Insertion works with a little practice, the lock with the handle makes no problem. That the handle after the attack again springs back a little I think is a useless gimmick, probably enhances the simple locking process emotionally, no functionality has, since the clamping is not affected, only the handle part springs back. The handle is in proper insertion and locking in the end exactly forwards -. Not diagonally!
Place a small cup under the filter holder is in the beginning a matter of luck, because there is no placement aids. But it carries with time quickly. The outlets are not the portafilter as far apart as two small espresso cups must be placed very precisely. If the machine is not properly aligned, the coffee flows completely unevenly. It empfieht to the previously try only with water without ground coffee in the filter holder until both spouts flowing equal constant thin. Then the coffee is better.
The machine produces a very usable to good crema, the taste of the coffee can be determined quite well with a little practice. One need felt quite a lot of coffee - 9g in scoops there only when there the ground coffee is pure pressed. The machine is no amount of water, but is abgeschaltet- manually so that you can even dispense well. Attention: The coffee runs after turning it on!
What bothers me is that after brewing, the ground coffee is soaked, a baggy thing (in my Great was a dry solid cake).
Conclusion: IE anfänglche idea, still back to send the machine, I have now deleted. For the price I've never seen anything better - Even those who still 100 or 150 more takes in the hand, yet little more suitable for a, find two or three espressos in the evening.
- So I give you a star more than in the original review! Recommended!