Not many espresso machines come with a separate milk island, but the Gaggia 90951 Platinum Vision Automatic Espresso Machine is the exception. This brilliantly designed espresso maker has 15-bars of pump pressure, an LCD control panel and plenty of forward-thinking features like a revolving steamer wand, an electronic drip tray and Aqua Prima Filter. There’s no doubt that the Platinum Vision speaks elegance and superiority and will complement your coffee-loving lifestyle.
The Platinum Vision has a never-ending list of features that places it among the best espresso machines. The digital display panel is an interactive touch screen that has options for cleaning, de-scaling, water temperature, brewing volume and the number of cups. The cup warmer can hold up to four demitasse cups and has on, off and standby modes. The espresso maker also has an energy saving mode and automatic timer. The parts are high-functioning and high-performance, and the machine delivers 1500-watts of power and 15-bars of pump pressure. Other thoughtful details include a Pannarello frothing device, bean hopper, bypass doser, ceramic burr grinder with adjustable settings and a milk island that froths and steams milk.
Even though the Platinum Vision costs more than other coffee and espresso machines, there are limitless features that allow coffee experts to take their hobby to the next level. Users will enjoy the touch screen panel, the stylish exterior that has a stainless steel front panel and the high-quality parts that include a Pannarello frothing wand, removable brew group and ceramic burr grinder. The drip tray is adjustable so you can fit all your favorite coffee mugs, and the steamer swivels at 180 degrees, producing hot water for tea, soup and coffee. There are also plenty of customizations with the menu screen so you can choose a language and font size that meets your needs.
For the thoroughness of these coffee and espresso machines, it’s surprising to find that the machine doesn’t remind you when the water tank is low; instead you find out in the middle of the brewing cycle. Fortunately, the simple fix is to make sure that the water tank is completely full before running a cycle. With the generous 57-ounces of size, you shouldn’t have to fill the reservoir too often; although some espresso machine reviews complain that the sizes of the containers are on the small size. There have also been some issues with the milk island because it becomes overthrown if you don’t install it correctly.
If you’re looking for a less expensive machine that still comes packed with features, the Krups Espresseria Automatic Espresso Machine is an excellent option. With near-perfect espresso machine reviews, the Espresseria has a central ‘one touch’ button, bean hopper, internal milk system and programs for automatically cleaning and de-scaling the machine. For more, you can purchase the Saeco Xelsis Digital ID Automatic Espresso Machine that has the ability to build up to six profiles from the touch screen.
The Platinum Vision is one of the best espresso machines for espresso enthusiasts because it offers so much control from the convenience of one machine. These espresso machines deliver plenty of progressive features that leave room for growth and experimentation. Ideal for espresso authorities, you’ll find the Platinum Vision to be worth every penny.
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