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