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Great thread this, when I bought mine last June from Gaggia Direct the 2015 model, in my excitement I just assumed it was the same old Classic and because I’d just returned from living in Brazil for 10 years I saw the price and quickly bought it thinking it was a steal at £195. I only discovered later that it’s a cheaper machine in Classic clothing, but I don’t think that it makes for a bad machine, it’s serving my aficionado habits just fine but I can’t help wanting the new model now as that’s the Classic that I really wanted, a lot closer to my old Baby Millennium of old. £399 is steep though for probably no noticeable improvement.

Maybe I’m just being obsessive and the 2015 isn’t that bad after all.

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Thanks for the detailed guide :)

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After the upgrade to rancilio Silvia steam wand, what is the second upgrade that I should do? 

IMS shower? Gasket? 

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After the upgrade to rancilio Silvia steam wand, what is the second upgrade that I should do? 
IMS shower? Gasket? 
A PID would make the biggest improvement.
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Laissez les bons temps rouler

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PID would be good. I never had one fitted on mine, but the temp swing is big. Cracking little machine though.


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Hello! Sorry if this has come up before, but I've just got my hands on a gaggia classic and have seen some talk about adjusting the pressure for better results- does it make a big difference, do I need anything more than a pressure gauge to do it, and can I wing it without one and see some improvement from doing so?  

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It does not make a sudden drastic improvement. It is one of the 'tweaks' that combined with others improves your coffee making.

You will need a pressure gauge a spanner (17 mm I think) and an allen key.  There is no point in ' winging it', either do it correctly / accurately OR don't bother

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It does not make a sudden drastic improvement. It is one of the 'tweaks' that combined with others improves your coffee making.
You will need a pressure gauge a spanner (17 mm I think) and an allen key.  There is no point in ' winging it', either do it correctly / accurately OR don't bother
A deep 17mm socket like this one would be better than a spanner.
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Laissez les bons temps rouler

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