Gaggia Cubika Espresso/Cappuccino Machine £59.97 @ Currys - HotUKDeals
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[On clearance .97 price tag, so may be near impossible to find]

Picked mine up from Currys in Broadstairs today, and added a 3 year warranty for £11 as apparently these have a bit of an Italian temperament). Although it turns out Gaggia give you a 2 year one anyway. Fantastic machine though, makes brilliant cappuccinos and looks great. Very pleased for £60.

They're hovering around £140 on Google Shopping, but don't appear to be in production any more so this is strictly a clearance deal. Receipt coming in a sec.

(Doesn't come with the gorgeous little cups, unfortunately)
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#1
http://i47.tinypic.com/2h67spt.jpg
#2
cracking price.
#4
, and added a 3 year warranty for £11


No you paid £11.99 for a 1 year warranty if it comes with 2 already !

Cancel the warranty and you will get your £11.99 back :)
#5
deanos
No you paid £11.99 for a 1 year warranty if it comes with 2 already !

Cancel the warranty and you will get your £11.99 back :)


According to reviews on Amazon he/she may need that extra years warranty. :thumbsup:
#6
Just phoned my local Currys (Stockport), who haven't got any in stock, but did tell me that St Helens ( 01744 735213 ) and Oswestry ( 01691 671601 ) have stock.
#7
why is this under computers?
#8
deanos
No you paid £11.99 for a 1 year warranty if it comes with 2 already !

Cancel the warranty and you will get your £11.99 back :)


Antics
According to reviews on Amazon he/she may need that extra years warranty. :thumbsup:


Indeed. Plus the Currys one is an instant-replace dealie, rather than it being sent off to Italy or wherever they're made.

Nad_84
why is this under computers?


Whoops, must have clicked that instead of electronics by mistake. Fixed :)
#9
Great great price. I had one of these before I bought my bean to cup. After years of abuse the handle snapped, other than that it was faultless and cost me £150 back in the day.
#10
Bargain, no reason why it shouldn't last for years as long as you descale with approved Gaggia descaler - don't use normal descaler as this will ruin the aluminium boiler. If you use filtered water you won't need to descale as often.
#11
Might be worth keeping the 3 year warranty with the store, I think Gaggia went bust last september. Might be wrong though.
#12
This is not the best Gaggia by any stretch but if you can find one its worth a pop at that price - I have the Espresso Black and its a corker - Panasonic I think have now taken over repairs for all Gaggia as they went bust (I think) in the UK - was going to return mine due to a faulty power button recently but it sorted itself out but Panny (or Phillips is it??) were happy to send a box out via courier for me to pack it and then they would send another courier to pick it up - free of charge - so even though its not Gaggia in the UK anymore the service is still superb.
1 Like #13
gmwr
Might be worth keeping the 3 year warranty with the store, I think Gaggia went bust last september. Might be wrong though.


Its complicated, but Gaggia (and warranties) are still supported.
Saeco owns Gaggia, but was absorbed into Phillips. But Gaggia UK seems to have become CafeShop Ltd ... who are here http://www.homewares.co.uk/ and selling factory refub Cubikas for about £85 delivered (with one year warranty).
#14
Not voted hot or cold.

Obviously fresh coffee tastes much better than the pod stuff but if your after a pod/capsule coffee machine the best you can currently buy in terms of flavor is the Nespresso brand. The coffees are online/telephone order only but in terms of taste none of the others come close at this price range.

Also make sure you get a milk heater/frother if you don't take your coffee black. So many people buy these types of machines and don't bother with this. It improves the coffee by miles and is worth the extra purchase. Nespresso do something called an aeroccino which heats/froths at the same time and can do latte or cappuccino milk.

BTW - I do not work for Nespresso (in case you're wandering).
#15
binning
Not voted hot or cold.

Obviously fresh coffee tastes much better than the pod stuff but if your after a pod/capsule coffee machine the best you can currently buy in terms of flavor is the Nespresso brand. The coffees are online/telephone order only but in terms of taste none of the others come close at this price range.

Also make sure you get a milk heater/frother if you don't take your coffee black. So many people buy these types of machines and don't bother with this. It improves the coffee by miles and is worth the extra purchase. Nespresso do something called an aeroccino which heats/froths at the same time and can do latte or cappuccino milk.

BTW - I do not work for Nespresso (in case you're wandering).


I've not read the spec on this machine but you can clearly see a milk frother/heater on it in the picture!

If you're gonna buy any accessories with an espresso machine buy a grinder! You cannot beat the taste of freshly ground coffee (with or without frothy milk! Which of course DOES NOT improve the taste of coffee! Well it may if you use pods I guess! Although cream definitely does improve the taste)

Also, not only are these pods you speak of not readily available, they will no doubt be very expensive like all pods compared to beans or ground coffee.

BTW I've owned a Gaggia (previous model to this one) for about 6 years and apart from having to descale it once it's worked perfectly since the day I bought it and it makes an excellent cup of coffee.

Great deal if you can find one.

Edit:

http://www.gaggia.uk.com/cubika.htm

Def got frother and warmer
#16
binning

Obviously fresh coffee tastes much better than the pod stuff but if your after a pod/capsule coffee machine the best you can currently buy in terms of flavor is the Nespresso brand. The coffees are online/telephone order only but in terms of taste none of the others come close at this price range.

Also make sure you get a milk heater/frother if you don't take your coffee black. So many people buy these types of machines and don't bother with this..


Pretty much all Espresso makers come with a steam wand to froth up your milk, I cannot think of a single reason why you would buy a pod machine over a proper coffee machine when you can pick up a espresso maker cheaper than a lot of these pod machines, the price of pods is far more expensive than fresh beans or pre ground coffee, you are also limited to the size of drink with a pod machine so if you like a nice large mug of coffee its gonna be 2 or 3 pods so even more expensive, I was given a Dolce Gusto and I used it for a month or three and gave it away when the free pods I had ran out and the price on the pods crept up from just over £2 a box to about £3-£3.50, I have a filter coffee machine and a Gaggia Espresso and the filter machine sits in a cupboard as well - can't beat proper coffee and it is just as easy to make as a pod machine, cheaper, tastier and more bang for ya buck...and looks cooler if you have guests around whipping up ya milk etc yourself and grinding some beans than slapping a pod in and pressing a button - pods = Mcdonalds... Espresso machines = Gourmet.
1 Like #17
Excellent price - if you are in N/NW London, Ruislip and Borehamwood still have ex-display units in stock!

You can call 0844 561 6263 to check stock levels at your local store.
#18
Not the best Gaggia machine. Only has a 700w boiler compared to most others having 1300w, also a bit flimsy on build quality.
Having said that it's a Gaggia for less than £60.00.
1 Like #19
grabbed one on my way home. Seemed to take a bit of effort getting it to prime... but other than that a damn nice machine for the money.

Oh, and Birmingham Perry Barr has 4(new) left now :)

@nalla, yeah its only 700w but its nowhere near the 6min warmup time quoted. It's pretty nippy
#20
Nothing near Edinburgh, Berwick has one in display.
#21
I just picked one up :-) Thanks OP!
And for information, Reading (Retail Park, Oxford Road) still have 1 left (new) (or did about 1 hour ago)
#22
renegadepanda
grabbed one on my way home. Seemed to take a bit of effort getting it to prime... but other than that a damn nice machine for the money.

Oh, and Birmingham Perry Barr has 4(new) left now :)

@nalla, yeah its only 700w but its nowhere near the 6min warmup time quoted. It's pretty nippy


2 left at Perry Barr after I grabbed one at 9am.

Been waiting a couple of months for a deal to replace my leaky 10 year old Krups Vivo.

Off to try it out. Looks nice.
#23
the warranty is worth it it mean within 3 years of buying it if anything at all goes wrong including accidental damage bring it into store and you are entitled to a brand new machine as oppose to not having it and keeping gaggia's 2 year warranty it goes away for repair and are without it for approx 28 days.
#24
MonkeyMan90
the warranty is worth it it mean within 3 years of buying it if anything at all goes wrong including accidental damage bring it into store and you are entitled to a brand new machine as oppose to not having it and keeping gaggia's 2 year warranty it goes away for repair and are without it for approx 28 days.


Remember that Gaggia are out of business and this machine is out of production. Not sure it will be so easy for Currys to find a straight replacement in, for example, April 2013!

As you can probably tell, I didn't bother with the extended warranty. Reading around on Amazon it appears the main problem with these machines was the power switch. It seems they found a solution some time ago. I'm keeping my fingers crossed this was incorporated into my machine anyway. On the box it has a date of 11/2008, although I'm not entirely sure what it means, I assume it's quite a new version.
#25
Have any of you got the SKU on the receipt please.

EDIT: ok found it in the ops picture
banned#26
rannydoscoe
Remember that Gaggia are out of business and this machine is out of production. Not sure it will be so easy for Currys to find a straight replacement in, for example, April 2013!

As you can probably tell, I didn't bother with the extended warranty. Reading around on Amazon it appears the main problem with these machines was the power switch. It seems they found a solution some time ago. I'm keeping my fingers crossed this was incorporated into my machine anyway. On the box it has a date of 11/2008, although I'm not entirely sure what it means, I assume it's quite a new version.


It's the UK distributor that went out of business not Gaggia the manufacture, so Curry's will replace this for the newer Gaggia model at the time someone wishes to make use of the extended warranty. I just picked mine up from the worksop store...at the usual price of £159 the extended warranty would have been £40, so for £11 it's a no brainer. You could if you wanted just change for new model in 2-3 years time.

Great deal....H&R to the OP.

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