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Gaggia Platinum Vision Espresso Maker Review

The Gaggia Platinum Vision produces quality espresso quickly and easily.

December 13, 2011
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Brewing Process

The brewing process is controlled mainly through the touch screen LCD interface, although there are a handful of other controls, such as the e-Plus espresso strength dial on the front and the steam/hot water and power switches on the sides. We found that the brewing process was simple and straightforward.

Step 1

To start the brewing, you press the appropriate icon on the touch screen interface.

Step 2

The machine then brews and dispenses the selected drink.

Step 3

If you want to steam some milk, you place the container under the wand, then select steam from the touch screen and turn the steam/hot water dial to start the flow of steam.

Cleaning & Maintenance

Cleaning & Maintenance Photo

The Platinum Vision has a water tank on the left side and a container for the grounds and drop water on the right. We found that these needed emptying fairly often, with the small drip tray in particular getting full rather quickly. But that is a relatively minor issue: you would typically only need to empty this every couple of days with heavy use.

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Customization

A good amount of customization is available from the on-screen menus, with options for controlling the length, temperature and aroma of the shot. A small dial in the bean hopper also allows you to customize the grind used for the beans. Overall, you should have no problem tweaking this machine to your taste with some experimentation

Other Features

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Hot Water - The Platinum Vision can also dispense hot water by selecting steam from the touch-screen menu, and turning the steam/hot water dial to hot water.

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Sections

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  2. Design
  3. Performance
  4. Usability
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