Written on: 27/10/2012
I bought mine off Ebay for £110. There's lots of them about as a lot of people just can't persevere and learn how to use them. You need to buy a quality milk jug and also a tamper. You also need to watch a few videos on Youtube to get to know how to foam milk. A temperature guauge for the milk is also a must.
You can choose your own coffee and it is a lot cheaper than buying pods/sachets etc.
Gaggia owners who have taken the time to learn how to make coffee properly would not revert to one of the later, easier to use pod machines.