Gaggia Carezza De LUXE Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine

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SKU
GACARDLX

As low as $349.00

$349.00

The Gaggia Carezza is a semi-automatic with a vintage Italian look, designed to capture the atmosphere of retro cafes. The intuitive push-button interface and and pressurized portafilter make for an impeccable introductory machine.
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Gaggia Carezza De LUXE Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine
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Overview

When we first saw our new Gaggia Carezza, we forgot what year it was. The retro Italian styling is a blast from the past, belying what we found to be substantial brewing power for its class. A built-in temperature gauge shows a real-time readout of the boiler, which heats up rapidly. The Carezza is ready to brew in moments within powering on, which is ideal for anyone on a tight schedule. A few of us have been relying on it to get started at the office.

The story begins in the brew group where pre-infusion functionality evenly soaks your coffee to maintain temperature and help release the right flavors for brewing. The Crema Perfetta double-walled pressurized portafilter is specifically designed for use with ESE pods and ground coffee, eliminating the need for a grinder. Tamping isn’t necessary either, but our tests found that a light tamp can really improve your shots. The large basket can hold up to 18 grams of coffee, allowing for some room for experimentation with flavor and shot timing. Combine this with the pannarello wand attachment that can be used as a more manual frother for tight microfoam latte art, and you get a retro machine best matched to our baristas on a budget.

The Gaggia Carezza’s small footprint of just under 1 square foot ensure that it will fit well in even the most limited of spaces. Cleaning and machine maintenance is simplified by the automatic spout rinsing, and descale function. Energy use is conserved after nine minutes of inactivity, automatically shutting down the Carezza. All-in-all, the we find the Carazza to be a respectable low-budget machine that’s easy to use and easy to maintain. Compared to other semi-autos that don’t need a companion grinder, you won’t find anything better.

Details

What's Included?

  • Pressurized double shot basket
  • Pressurized single shot basket

Features

  • 54mm Crema Perfetta Portafilter
  • ESE pod single basket
  • Ground coffee double basket
  • Pannarello wand
  • Cup warmer
  • Temperature gauge
  • Auto Pre-Infusion
  • Auto Descaling function
  • Auto Shut-off

Specifications

Manufacturer Part Number:
GACARDLX
Depth (Inches):
12.5
Width (Inches):
11
Height (Inches):
12.75
Weight (Lbs):
13.2
Volt:
110V-120V (US)
Watts:
1300
Power Cord Storage:
No
Capsule or Pod Compatibility:
Illy ESE Pod
Recommended Application:
Home / Residential
NSF Certified:
No
Housing Material:
Stainless Steel / ABS
Housing Color:
Stainless Steel
Frame Material:
Plastic
Drip Tray Material:
Plastic
Removable Drip Tray:
Yes
Drip Tray Cover Material:
Stainless Steel
Water Reservoir Features:
Removable, Visible Level Indicator
Water Reservoir Material:
Plastic
Water Reservoir Access Location:
Front
Water Reservoir Capacity:
47
Water Source:
Built-In Reservoir
Adjustable Cup Height:
No
Cup Height (max, inches):
3.5
Drain Line Adaptable (Plumbable):
No
Cup Warmer:
Passively Heated
Cup Warmer Material:
Stainless Steel
Cup Warmer Size (L-in x W-in):
6 x 6
Type of Controls:
Push Button
Controls and Additional Features:
Automatic Shut-Off, Power Light, Pre-Infusion, Pressure Gauge(s)
Display Type:
Indicator Lights
Pressure Gauges:
Brew Circuit
Tall Legs:
No
Boiler Configuration:
Single-Boiler/Dual-Use
Number of Boilers:
1
Boiler Features:
Rapid Steam
Brew Boiler Type:
Single Boiler Dual-Use
Brew Boiler Wattage:
1300
Brew Boiler Material:
None
Brew Boiler Orientation:
Vertical
Brew Boiler Auto-Fill:
No
Brew Boiler Insulation:
No
Steam Boiler Material:
None
Steam Boiler Insulation:
No
Steam Boiler Auto-Fill:
No
Steam Boiler Vacuum Relief Valve:
No
Steam Wand:
Pannarello
Height Off Counter (Inches):
3.25
Steam Wand Material:
Stainless Steel
Steam Wand Movement Type:
Rotating (left/right)
Steam Wand Usable Length:
2.5
Steam Tip Hole Count:
1
Steam Wand Features:
Optional Cappuccinatore, Insulated Grip
Brew Group Type:
Other
Brew Group Material:
Aluminum
Brew Group Size (mm):
53 mm
Back Flush Capable:
No
Capsule or Pod Friendly:
Yes
Pump Type:
Vibration Pump
Pump Pressure (Max. Bar):
15
Self-Priming Pump:
No
Air Remover:
No
Filter Diameter (mm):
53
Portafilter Material:
Stainless Steel
Portafilter Handle Material:
Plastic
Number of Portafilters Included:
1
Portafilter Weight (lbs):
1
Ground, E.S.E., Pod and Capsule Compatibility:
Ground Coffee, E.S.E. Pod
Portafilter Baskets Included:
Pressurized Single, Pressurized Double
Portafilter Type:
Pressurized
Bottomless Portafilter Available:
No
Maintenance Alerts:
Yes
Recommended Descaler Type:
Gaggia Decalcifier
Recommended Water Filter:
Mavea Intenza
Water Filter Included:
No
Can Be Backflushed:
No
Manufacturers Warranty Period:
1 Year Limited Warranty
Warranty Service Provider:
Importika

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