Unfortunately, the Gaggia Classic ships with two items that will prevent your barista training and must be replaced

2013-03-08

Unfortunately, the Gaggia Classic ships with two items that will prevent your barista training and must be replaced:
1) the pressurized filter basket, identified by the singular hole on the bottom. Buy a new filter basket for $15.
2) the plastic “turbo” steam wand. Replace it with a Rancilio-style wand for $30.

I purchased both my replacement parts on eBay.