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    Gaggia Classic

    Mine is listed in the for sale section.
  2. Many thanks for the replies. I must have missed that bit in the manual. I will get out of my Gaggia habits and just switch the machine on from when I need it in the future. Should help to keep the energy bills down a bit as well I suppose? Thanks once again.
  3. As per the thread title, I have a new Sage Barrista Express to replace my Classic. I was used to turning that on at least 30 minutes beforre wanting a coffee so that everything got up to a nice stable temperature. On the SBE i turn it on, and when I come back to the machine a short while later (15 minutes or so but havent timed it) the machine seems to have entered a standby mode with only the power light flashing on and off. Is this how its supposed to work? Doesnt seem right to me. I think the manual says it will enter standby after 1 hour, but its nowhere near as long as that. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance
  4. How are you supposed to use that setting on the top burr? As you say its not detailed in the manual. Thanks
  5. Gaggia Classic Ri8161/40 purchased from Currys 24/11/2011 (still have receipt). Light use as I only drink coffee at the weekend and then only 2-3 cups per day. Regularly cleaned with puly caff and backflushed. The machine is working absolutley fine and produces great coffee, but could probably do with the grouphead seal being replaced (as I never have) and showerscreen. Probably best bet for a new owner would be to buy the service kit for £20 and replace seals and gaskets and then it will be as new. Some light scratches on the top where cups have been warmed. The machine comes with all original parts, and in addition I have upgraded the steam wand to the Rancilio version. Also included with the sale are a bottomless portafilter, 18g VST basket, 58mm Motta art.620 tamper, 2 x milk steaming jugs and the remainder of the puly caff that I havent used. Comes with original box, portafilter normal and pressurised baskets and manual etc. Also for sale is an Iberital MC2 doserless grinder. Again lightly used and cleaned regularly with Puly Grind crystals. Machine purchased from Happy Donkey December 2011. Both items are only for sale as we have recently had a new kitchen fitted, and the wife insisted I sell the 2 separate items and buy an all in one (Sage Barrista Express). She doesn't drink coffee so she doesn't appreciate how much better the coffee is from this combination than an all in one machine (I lost the argument!). Not keen on postage as everything I ever seem to receive via courier gets somehow damaged, so collection please from Bristol/Bath area. Looking for £150 for the Classic with all extras, and £80 for the grinder. For now I would hope to sell both together. I don't intend to sell any of the accessories separately. If you have any more questions or require any more photos then please don't hesitate to ask. https://photos.app.goo.gl/1VYStDx7zTaLrqR2A
  6. Thanks Badgerman. Much appreciate you taking the time to look at this and reply.
  7. Would very much appreciate a valuation on the following 2 items if possible please. I would hope to sell the 2 items together: Gaggia Classic Ri8161/40 purchased from Currys 24/11/2011 (still have receipt). Light use as I only drink coffee at the weekend and then only 2-3 cups per day. Regularly cleaned with puly caff and backflushed. The machine is working absolutley fine and produces great coffee, but could probably do with the grouphead seal being replaced (as I never have). Some light scratches on the top where cups have been warmed. The machine comes with all original parts, and in addition I have upgraded the steam wand to the Rancilio version. Also included with the sale are a bottomless portafilter, 18g VST basket, 58mm Motta art.620 tamper, 2 x milk steaming jugs and the remainder of the puly caff that I havent used. Comes with original box and manual etc. Also for sale is an Iberital MC2 doserless grinder. Again lightly used and cleaned regularly with Puly Grind crystals. Machine purchased from Happy Donkey December 2011. Both items are only for sale as we have recently had a new kitchen fitted, and the wife insisted I sell the 2 separate items and buy an all in one. She doesnt drink coffee so she doesnt appreciate how much better the coffee is from this combination than an all in one machine (I lost the argument!). https://photos.app.goo.gl/1VYStDx7zTaLrqR2A
  8. Thanks all, thats a relief there is nothing wrong. I shall go back to just enjoying my coffee!!
  9. Thanks for the replies cawfee - Its the standard shower screen, but i can try loosing the screw a bit. El carajillo - So maybe nothing to worry about then? That video actually wasnt too bad. It usually just comes straight down from where the screw is. I thought i had seen other videos on you tube of the water coming through the screen in a "shower" like effect, but maybe not? I suppose that provided water is being passed through the coffee puck at pressure thats enough and i shouldnt worry??? Thanks again
  10. Hope someone could maybe offer suggestions with regards to the pour from my Gaggia Classic that i don't think it's quite right. I descaled twice over Christmas, including removing the shower screen and holder and i also took the 3 way valve out, soaked it also in pully caff, took it apart and made sure there was no limescale blocking holes, and still this pour doesn't look right. Any ideas please? Thanks [video=youtube_share;zbnwyRojxTw]
  11. Yeah, noticed the same thing. It vibrates and makes quite a racket because of it. Might try the tape suggestion myself.
  12. Although the hopper on my MC2 isnt huge it takes up more space than i would like it to, and also it only ever gets enough beans in it for one drink or so a day anyway, so i wanted something a bit smaller. Whilst having a clear out in the loft the other day i came across the box for my aeropress, which still had the coffee shoot (or whatever it is) in, and i wondered about using it as a new hopper on the MC2. Well a quick bit of double sided sticky later, and it attached nice and firmly in place of the old hopper. It is made of the same type/colour of plastic on the MC2. Holds enough beans for a couple of double espresso at a time. No popcorning as the beans want to drop straight down, and is suprsingly quieter than when using the standard hopper, and looks a bit less impossing which pleased the wife. May not be everbody's cup of tea, but i'm happy with it. What do you think??
  13. Know what you mean. I was taking the shower screen off of my classic for the first time at the weekend to give it a clean (the classic is 3 months old), and noticed 3 out of 4 bolts nearly all the way out. Came as quite a surprise. Do they vibrate their way out, or is the factory quality control not up to scratch?
  14. Motta Coffee Tamper (Flat): Stylish coffee tamper with wooden handle - 52mm. Hand wash only. Please note: Tamper made to fit 52mm basket. I purchased this to use with a Gaggia Cubika, but by the time the tamper was delivered i had visited this evil forum and found myself persuaded to upgrade to a Classic, hence this is unused. Open to reasonable offers (cost me £14 from Cream Supplies), plus postage which may be a few quid as its quite heavy. http://www.creamsupplies.co.uk/motta-tamper-flat-base-52mm-wooden-handle-/prod_2096.html?category=
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