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Date: 21 May 2007 19:29:42
From: D.M. Procida
Subject: Gaggia Selecta Deluxe/Cubika
Which would you choose?

The Selecta is available from
<http://www.houseoffrasershop.co.uk/bin/venda?ex=co_disp-view&invt=63055
8136&bsref=hof# > for 135, the Cubika is 6 less.

Does anyone happen to know if the Selecta has enough height to work with
mugs or large cups? In the picture it looks like there isn't a lot of
room there.

Thanks,

Daniele




 
Date: 21 May 2007 19:32:01
From: D. Ross
Subject: Re: Gaggia Selecta Deluxe/Cubika
real-not-anti-spam-address@apple-juice.co.uk (D.M. Procida) wrote:



  
Date: 22 May 2007 21:13:42
From: D.M. Procida
Subject: Re: Gaggia Selecta Deluxe/Cubika
D. Ross <ross@math.hawaii.NOSPAM.edu > wrote:

> Don't get the Cubika, which I believe has a Saeco group and therefore not a
> true Gaggia. I've never seen a Selecta, but from the photo it is the
> version of the Coffee sold in the early 90s, but with a snazzy paint job in
> place of the traditional white and black, and is an excellent home machine.
> The price is unusually good, I assume HoF managed some sort of excess
> inventory deal.

Thanks. Do you think it will be up to the job of producing 15-25 cups a
day (not for me! - for everyone in the department at work)?

Daniele


   
Date: 22 May 2007 23:49:31
From: D. Ross
Subject: Re: Gaggia Selecta Deluxe/Cubika


    
Date: 23 May 2007 07:30:16
From: D.M. Procida
Subject: Re: Gaggia Selecta Deluxe/Cubika
D. Ross <ross@math.hawaii.NOSPAM.edu > wrote:

>


     
Date: 23 May 2007 13:16:20
From: Ken Wilson
Subject: Re: Gaggia Selecta Deluxe/Cubika
"D.M. Procida

> Maybe a good quality drip filter machine would be better.

Bean there. makes a mess; everybody likes different strengths, sits there
and goes stale - and even if not stale leaves a stewed smell and mess over
the place.

My Uk experience has now led me to leave a cheapo burr grinder at work and
use one of those small cafetieres.

Most in our office prefer tea; some like hot lemon etc - but the coffee of
choice for most is instant and they are perfectly happy with bulk buy Asda.
Nobody has even upgraded to Gold Blend.

but 4 or 5 others now use cafetieres and we get the odd delivery from
hasbean (and starbucks packets tend to appear).

Entry cost is cheap for that - try it.

ken





   
Date: 22 May 2007 20:38:58
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: Gaggia Selecta Deluxe/Cubika
Howdy Daniele!
No, the Gaggia Selecta would probably be an unmitigated disaster at work
because of the lack of a solenoid activated 3-way valve. Lacking the valve
what'll happen is someone will try to make an espresso too soon after the
previous user has finished & get the *DREADED* portafilter sneeze (w/o a
3-way valve the group needs time to depressurize so the PF can safely be
removed) and someone will be burned, miss work, have hard feelings, buy a
gun, come to work & go postal on everyone. Not worth it to my mind, so get a
Gaggia Classic & play it safe.
--
Robert (Please don't buy from folks that post advertisements in this
newsgroup!) Harmon
--
http://www.tinyurl.com/mb4uj - My coffee pages.
http://www.tinyurl.com/2tnv87 - My 'Guidelines For Newbies' page.
http://www.tinyurl.com/2cr3e2 - I have things for sale here.

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> D. Ross <ross@math.hawaii.NOSPAM.edu> wrote:
>
>> Don't get the Cubika, which I believe has a Saeco group and therefore not
>> a
>> true Gaggia. I've never seen a Selecta, but from the photo it is the
>> version of the Coffee sold in the early 90s, but with a snazzy paint job
>> in
>> place of the traditional white and black, and is an excellent home
>> machine.
>> The price is unusually good, I assume HoF managed some sort of excess
>> inventory deal.
>
> Thanks. Do you think it will be up to the job of producing 15-25 cups a
> day (not for me! - for everyone in the department at work)?
>
> Daniele




 
Date: 21 May 2007 18:35:21
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: Gaggia Selecta Deluxe/Cubika
pull the drip tray & there's lots of room
--
Robert (Please don't buy from folks that post advertisements in this
newsgroup!) Harmon
--
http://www.tinyurl.com/mb4uj - My coffee pages.
http://www.tinyurl.com/2tnv87 - My 'Guidelines For Newbies' page.
http://www.tinyurl.com/2cr3e2 - I have things for sale here.

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> Which would you choose?
>
> The Selecta is available from
> <http://www.houseoffrasershop.co.uk/bin/venda?ex=co_disp-view&invt=63055
> 8136&bsref=hof#> for 135, the Cubika is 6 less.
>
> Does anyone happen to know if the Selecta has enough height to work with
> mugs or large cups? In the picture it looks like there isn't a lot of
> room there.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Daniele




  
Date: 21 May 2007 19:34:07
From: D. Ross
Subject: Re: Gaggia Selecta Deluxe/Cubika