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Gaggia Accademia Espresso Maker Review

One-touch espresso and milk foaming, but at a price.

December 09, 2011
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Comparison Overview

This is an interesting comparison between the automatic (the Gaggia Accademia) and the manual (the Rancillio Silivia). Both approaches have their pros: the automatic Gaggia is much easier to use and would be great for casual drinkers of both espresso and lattes, while the Ranciilio Silvia produces a better shot and milk overall. But they both have their downsides too: the Gaggia is more than quadruple the price of the Rancillio, and the Rancillio takes a lot longer to clean up before and after use. Really, the decision comes down to which approach is more suited to the user.

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Sections

  1. Page
  2. Design
  3. Performance
  4. Usability
  5. Rancilio Silvia Comparison
  6. Gaggia Platinum Vision Comparison
  7. illy Francis Francis Y1 Comparison
  8. Conclusion
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