Gaggia RI8161/40 reviews

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+ This coffee machine has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on ease of cleaning.

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8.6 out of 10 based on 70 reviews.
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Maria, Birmingham Discerning coffee drinker

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Makes excellent coffee, it's a quality machine and if,like me, you can't start your day without good coffee it's a winner.Having gone through 3 previous cheaper machines that couldn't take too much use I am optimistic this will live up to expectations.
Bad points:
It took a couple of attempts to get it working well and can be a little temperamental with flow, especially when you are in a hurry.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Appearance/Style 9.0
Ease of cleaning 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Feb 2012

Ian, Cambridge

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
When work well makes excellent espresso coffee
Bad points:
Can be a little tempremental at times for no reason then the next time one uses it it is fine.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 10.0
Appearance/Style 10.0
Ease of cleaning 5.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Mar 2012

Rachel, Plymouth

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Cleans easily and looks like new each time. A nice addition to my kitchen worktop!
Bad points:
Cup warmer on top could warm quicker.
Frothing/steamer on side isn't best placed. I need to position the mahine at the edge of my worktop to be able to place cup/jug under nozzle.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Appearance/Style 10.0
Ease of cleaning 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Dec 2011

Gregory, New to the UK

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
It looks great. The brew group is really solid and fairly easy to clean. It seems to make pretty good coffee once you figure out how to use it. It seems to be about as close as you can get to a professional quality coffee machine without having to pay ridiculous amounts of money.
Bad points:
Uses a lot of water - you have to run water through it every time you turn it on before you make a cup of coffee. There is nothing "automatic" about the machine, if you don't know what you are doing it is very easy to make a bad coffee (though if you do know what you are doing then the coffee is fine, just takes a while and experimentation to figure out). I haven't had a jet of coffee go sideways like some people have mentioned, but it does spit so the bench usually needs a quick wipe after making a coffee. Finally, the instruction manual isn't brilliant but you get there eventually.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 7.0
Appearance/Style 9.0
Ease of cleaning 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Mar 2012

Patricia, Brentwood

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Perfect coffee from this machine.
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Appearance/Style 9.0
Ease of cleaning 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Feb 2012

glyn, notts coffee lover

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
to make excellent coffee this machine has all you need, simple and uncomplicated to use, produces a good expresso and the steam wand a good foam, the machine looks good and feels sturdy. impressive.
Bad points:
none.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Appearance/Style 9.0
Ease of cleaning 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Feb 2012

Annie, Lincoln

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Makes excellent coffee; froth is very good
Bad points:
Removing the water tank to empty it is a pain!!
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Appearance/Style 10.0
Ease of cleaning 7.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Feb 2012

This Gaggia RI8161/40 is reviewed on Expert Reviews

Product Features

Type of coffee machine Espresso Machine
Coffee type used Ground
Housing material Metal
Extra functions Milk frother
Pressure system Pump
Type of Espresso Machine Portioned
Type of electronic infoscreen No
Type of Jug without Jug
Capacity in cups (Cups) 10
Release date 1999-10-30
 
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