I've seen and felt this in JL and it felt poorly made cheap brittle plastics. I bought this instead. I can't afford £200+ grinder I think there's a degree of diminishing returns anyways. Bodum 10903-01UK Bistro Electric Coffee Grinder - Black amazon.co.uk/dp/B00525XKL4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_W4cZBbAZMF3E5
Confused you would grind this
I replaced the original basket with a non pressurised version, as I read the finer coffee caused issues with the original pressurised basket. It wasn’t the following but an equivalent. I also bought a decent metal tamper significantly heavier than the original plastic one. I use a blind filter and cleaner to occasionally clean the machine which helps maintain performance. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gaggia-Espresso-Filter-Basket-Pressurised/dp/B00IMCKM5G/ref=sr_1_13?s=amazon-devices&ie=UTF8&qid=1539976284&sr=8-13&keywords=Gaggia+classic https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cleaning-Basket-Gaggia-Baby-Classic/dp/B0079JXEQ2/ref=sr_1_1?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1539977175&sr=1-1&keywords=Gaggia+classic+blind+filter https://www.amazon.co.uk/Puly-Caff-Machine-Cleaner-900/dp/B0033FYR0I/ref=pd_sbs_79_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0033FYR0I&pd_rd_r=752338b2-d3d4-11e8-b8af-4bc04c38f4e9&pd_rd_w=PK2lm&pd_rd_wg=QedrT&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_p=18edf98b-139a-41ee-bb40-d725dd59d1d3&pf_rd_r=GXVECDGJ90TAHQG7EHNK&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=GXVECDGJ90TAHQG7EHNK
Possibly. Not sure.
See my comment above. If you can't get fine grind from the bodum send it back. Don't do like me who's now stuck with it!