Gaggia Evolution Review + How It’s Different From Other Gaggia Machines
If you want a high quality, yet affordable espresso machine, then Gaggia is the name to go for. The Italian made machines start at $200 only, making them an affordable option for many people. So far on our website, we’ve covered many Gaggia machines, and in this post, we add another one, the Gaggia Evolution. We’ll also be comparing it to a few other Gaggia machines of the same class and price range.
- Features of the Gaggia Evolution Espresso Machine:
- 15 bar espresso machine with commercial style group-head.
- 44 oz water reservoir.
- Turbo frothing wand for the best froth results.
- Plastic housing.
- Single and Double gaskets included. Can also use e.s.e pods.
- Three control buttons: power, brew and steam.
- 1425 Watts
Gaggia Espresso Machine Comparisons:
Image Title Gaggia 14101 Classic Espresso Machine, Brushed Stainless Steel Gaggia 12101 New Baby Manual Espresso Machine, Black Gaggia 16109 Evolution Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine, Silver and Chrome Gaggia 102532 Espresso-Pure Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine, Black Feature Coffee/espresso machine with 72-ounce removable water reservoir
Stainless-steel housing; brass portafilters and grouphead for temperature stability
17-1/2-bar pump with high-voltage boiler; hot-water dispenser; frothing wand
Single- and double-shot stainless-steel filter basket, tamper, and measuring scoop included
Measures 14-1/4 by 8 by 9-1/2 inches
Espresso machine with chrome-plated brass brew group and portafilter
15-bar pump; high-wattage boiler; 3-way solenoid valve; push-button controls
64-ounce removable reservoir; can make 2 cups simultaneously; steamer for frothing milk
Includes single-shot, double-shot, and E.S.E. filter basket; coffee tamper; and coffee scoop
Measures 10-2/5 by 9-3/5 by 15-2/3 inches
Semi-automatic espresso machine with chrome-plated brass brew group and portafilter
15-bar pump; boiler with 2 heating elements; push buttons for power, brewing, and steaming
Removable 44-ounce water tank; works with coffee pods or ground coffee; cup warmer; steam wand
Includes single/pod and double-shot stainless-steel filter baskets, tamper, and 7-gram coffee scoop
Measures 10-3/5 by 8-2/3 by 13-2/5 inches
1100-watt espresso machine with stainless-steel boiler and 15-bar pump
Chrome-plated brass brew group and portafilter provide excellent temperature stability
Accommodates ESE coffee pods or ground coffee; Pannarello steam wand; cup warmer
Removable water tank; 3 filter baskets, coffee tamper, and coffee-measuring scoop included
Measures 10-4/5 by 8-2/7 by 14 inches
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Gaggia Classic vs. Evolution:
Gaggia Classic is the best of all semi-automatic espresso machines by Gaggia, here’s the difference between it and Evolution (and other Gaggias):
- It is superior in quality, with a full brushed stainless steel housing.
- It has a larger water reservoir, 72 oz.
- It has higher pressure, 17 1/2 bar, which extracts more flavor.
Gaggia Evolution vs. New Baby:
The Baby Twin is also higher in quality than the Evolution, but also more expensive. The difference:
- Chrome-plated grouphead and portafilter.
- 64 oz water reservoir.
Apart from those two points, we don’t see major difference between the two machines and it might not be worth the upgrade over the Evolution.
Gaggia Evolution vs. Gaggia Pure:
- 1100 Watts voltage, it is lower than all machines above.
- 42 oz water reservoir – smaller than the Evolution.
- Hot water dispenser.
The Gaggia Pure isn’t highly recommended over the Evolution or other Gaggia machine. It is outdated and is almost only available as refurbished or used. Also, due to its lower voltage, we would recommend the Evolution over it.