If you have been lucky enough to venture to Italy and enjoyed a cup of espresso there you might have returned thinking you would be hard pressed to replicate the same smooth, delicious beverage you enjoyed abroad; the Gaggia makes this possible.

As a clear favorite among espresso users, this model includes easy to use features and is an Italian made finished product. Unique features accompany the Gaggia 12300 Baby Class making it a highly sought after espresso machine for the home or office setting. If a world class brew is what you are after this is a machine to consider for your espresso needs.​

Find out why so many espresso lovers are turning to the Gaggia Baby Class Machine–the next best thing to drinking an espresso in Italy.​

An Overview: The Gaggia Baby Class Manual Espresso Machine

  • Warranty: 2 year limited warranty–parts, 1 year limited warranty- labor
  • Size: 10.4 x 9.6 x 15.7

  • Main body material: Brushed stainless steel

  • Grinder: no

  • Boot up time: 4-5 seconds

  • Pressure system: 15 bars of water pressure
  • Milk frother: Yes

  • Water tank capacity: 60 oz.

  • Compatible with: Pods

  • Skill level: Intermediate

  • Unique features: Includes chrome-plated brass brew group andheavy 58-mm portafilter

What We Love

This machine is reliable, providing owners with the strength of stainless steel and durability of high quality equipment that will allow the machine to be used to brew smooth espresso for years. Each cup of brewed espresso is crafted to meet or exceed a world class taste and the user can create café style drinks with the built in turbo frother that can be used for milk or the espresso itself.

Despite having some of the highest quality equipment this machine is also easy to use, assemble and clean. Some of the features that make this product suitable for intermediate espresso brewers include the easy to fill and empty 60 oz. water tank, single or double brew options for espresso and push button controls that take the guess work out of brewing.​

Lastly, the Gaggia Baby 12300 model can simultaneously brew two cups of espresso or continue to heat one while another is brewing. This feature is coupled with a quick heat up time that will have the espresso ready to brew in seconds.​

What We Dont Love

With any espresso machine the Gaggia Baby 12300 takes time to get used to and it is important to review the user manual to properly maintain parts and equipment that come with the model. Getting into a good regimen of preparing and cleaning your equipment will not only extend the lifetime of your machine, but allow the parts to stay in great shape.

There is also considerable time that needs to be taken to get the crema correct, but once it is done you will find that you are now a master of your espresso craft, brewing some of the most delicious, smooth cups of espresso you have ever tasted, right in the comfort of your own home!

Consider any extra features you might want for your espresso machine before purchasing this model. It does not come with a grinder, uses pods and will need a spare filter or two to maximize the finished product.​

The Verdict

Best Suited For

The Gaggia Baby Manual Espresso machine works well for someone who wishes to brew premium quality espresso in their home or office.

An intermediate user will find this machine is easy to use and includes high quality equipment that will create a positive long standing relationship with the product.

Not So Great For

If you have never brewed your own espresso this machine does take quite a bit of time and research to perfect the brew of espresso you want.

This product does however come with a very user friendly manual and once you read through the instructions you shouldn’t have a problem using this espresso machine.

This product is great for the intermediate level espresso lover. It includes easy to use features and components that allow you to make espresso at home, catering to individual needs and tastes with components that allow the user to control what they want and how much they want of it.

This market favorite will not cease to disappoint, guaranteed. 4.4 out of 5 Stars

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