Espresso Machines at a glance

Here is a quick view of some of the machines that we rotate in the coffeecrew.com labs. This chart is a work in progress. We will be explaining the features in better detail and inserting clickable links to full articles on each machine. The idea is that you will be able to find out exactly what you want or need, in the least amount of time.

I have just given this chart a slight update with some links added. All (or most) of the machine links, at the top, are linked to machine reviews - click on them. I have left out the Silvia and Baby, which I have not reviewed. Begs the question doesn't it? I have been using a Silvia 3 times a week for the last year or so. Where is the review? Soon. I promise, soon!

Machines->
Specs-V
Rancilio
Silvia
Gaggia
Classic
Gaggia
Baby
Gaggia
Carezza
Gaggia
Espresso
Saeco
Classico
Solis
SL70
Le Lit
041
Boiler Brass Alum Alum Alum Alum Steel Brass Brass
Portafilter Comm. Comm. Comm. Comm. Comm. Press. Press. Comm.
Cup Warmer Y Y N N Y Y Y Y
Boiler
Capacity
12 ounce 3.5 ounce 3.5 ounce 3.5 ounce 3.5 ounce 9 ounce  
Reservoir
Capacity
2 quarts 64 fl.ounce 64 fl.ounce 64 fl.ounce 64 fl.ounce 2 quarts 3 quarts 2 quarts
Drip
Tray
L L L S M L L L
3-Way
Solenoid
Y Y Y N N N N Y
Construction Steel Steel Plastic Plastic Plastic Steel Metal Steel
Wattage 1100 1400 1370 1370 1350 1000 1250 1050
Price in
USD
$499 $449 $349 $189 $229 $349 $349 $449