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Hey folks,

 

Am thinking between getting a Gaggia Classic and install PID on it, or getting a La Pavoni and just work with what a beauty it already is.

 

Anybody here with experience with both? I have heard that the La Pavoni compared to a Gaggia without PID would be better, but what about with the PID?

 

I am just planning to make 1-3(usually 2) drinks at a time, milk based. Anybody got any insight to help me on this?

 

Would appreciate any advice, thanks!

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Hey folks,

 

Am thinking between getting a Gaggia Classic and install PID on it, or getting a La Pavoni and just work with what a beauty it already is.

 

Anybody here with experience with both? I have heard that the La Pavoni compared to a Gaggia without PID would be better, but what about with the PID?

 

I am just planning to make 1-3(usually 2) drinks at a time, milk based. Anybody got any insight to help me on this?

 

Would appreciate any advice, thanks!

 

No advice, but I'm very close to the same decision...

 

I keep looking at la pavs, but then keep sticking with the classic with the intention of sticking a PID on.

 

Interested to hear the response, although I expect the answer will be "both are good options but very different, try both and see what you like" or something similar!

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I'm in the same boat, love the idea of a leaver setup and they can be found around the same price as the Gaggia and then adding the PID. Im leaning towards the Gaggia atm with the PID I think I'll get a better consistency? Plus no one else will ever make me a coffee if I get the leaver style machine.

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I'm in the same boat, love the idea of a leaver setup and they can be found around the same price as the Gaggia and then adding the PID. Im leaning towards the Gaggia atm with the PID I think I'll get a better consistency? Plus no one else will ever make me a coffee if I get the leaver style machine.

 

Yeah but isn't the Pavoni such a beauty? Haha, leaning more towards a Pavoni currently.

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You need some experience to get the most out of a Pavoni. For great results there's more fines involved.

 

Gaggia is more of a one trick pony if you don't go through all of the mods.

 

That said, either one should be paired with a good grinder at least the same value.

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I have both just now. I use the gaggia daily as it is probably more consistent with a PID, but the Pavoni is simpler, heats up quicker thoygh takes a bit of practice to get consistent results, it is more pleasurable to use. I have a coffee as soon as I wake so there is less to worry about with the gaggia, I have it on a wemo switch so it's heated up by the time I get up.

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