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Gaggia RI8760/18 Anima Automatic Bean to Cup Coffee Machine – Black, Stainless Steel, 1850 W

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What’s more, using a filter will protect against limescale buildup and that’ll certainly prolong the life of your machine. I’m not a barista so am looking for the best automatic bean to cup machine that will give me as many different types of coffee as possible, at a touch of a button. To be perfectly honest, from what I've ascertained with bean to cup machines, you're just not going to get the same level of precision with bean to cup, as you don't have the same range of grind settings. Directly from the Gaggia tradition, the stainless steel steam wand is thought to make you relive, at home, the authentic barista rituals.

The Anima has these bean settings but in addition, it has 8g and 10g options, which probably isn’t a huge deal to most people, it just gives you a bit more choice when it comes to dose. This automatic rinsing cycle – that happens when the machine is switched on or goes in stand-by mode – is necessary to keep the circuits always clean and to heat the coffee circuit to guarantee an extraordinary result from the first use.If there's no integrated milk system cleaning program in your appliance, see the following instructions. The water refill flap won't stay open without being held so that refilling can be a bit tricky sometimes. Ultimately, I’d say the espresso from the Gaggia Anima Prestige is above average in comparison with other machines. Either wait for the scheduled collection by APC or take the machine to your local APC depot (must be priorly agreed), depending on your chosen option. Warranty Registered in the UK: Our warranties are registered in the UK, ensuring easy and efficient service.

All Gaggia bean to cup machines have built in test modes, some of which can be accessed by the user. Using the grinder adjustment tool, grinder settings can be adjusted between coarse, medium, and fine. It will grind your coffee beans precisely, and make sure you’re left with the most delicious coffee drink. You'll get prompted every time there are 15 pucks in there, which is a fairly big number – it's 8 on the Brera.To begin with, I found it a bit weird not having a physical knob for steam and/or water, as it's just what I'm used to – but once I got used to pressing a button instead, it was fine. We also found that the steam supply would occasionally running out halfway through steaming larger amounts of milk, forcing us to press the steam button a second time. When done, purging the wand I got into the routine of pressing the aroma/strength button to turn off the steam, followed by the hot water button to purge the wand, followed by the aroma/strength button again to turn off the hot water.

For example, you can check whether the sensors are working correctly, move the brewing unit to work or home position, check the pump, check heating of the boiler and working of the grinder etc. If you opt for a third-party courier, remember to fully insure the machine to its value as you will be responsible for any potential transit damage or loss. Adjust the grind size among the 5 available selections by pushing and turning the knob inside the beans container with the key, only when the grinders are working. Just don’t be surprised if you find yourself lusting after an even pricier machine a year down the line – the Anima’s minor shortcomings may set even the most level-headed coffee drinker on the road to obsession. The way they brew the coffee is very similar to a manual system but instead of you doing the grinding and tamping, the machine does it for you.

Also semi-skimmed cow milk, some lactose-free milk and soy drink are proven to deliver a good result. As with the Brera, this is Gaggia Direct's showroom model that they've packed up and sent me to use for the review, so I wasn't setting it up for the first time, but I went through the instructions as if I was, and it was a complete doddle.

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