Gaggia Anima Vs Philips 3200 LatteGo: A Match Of Convenience

Gaggia Anima Vs Philips 3200 LatteGo

Gaggia Anima Vs Philips 3200 LatteGo is a matchup between two bean-to-cup espresso makers. The 3200 Latte Go is the one that brings more to the table.

It has a hand-free milk frothing solution and more pre-programmed drinks. The model is also easier to operate and customize. There are more easy-to-access components, and its interface is more intuitive.

The Anima has its own advantages in terms of programmability. Its steam wand also allows some fun with your latte art while promising a foamy result. The unit is a good choice if you want to be more involved.

Gaggia Anima Vs Philips 3200 LatteGo – Differences

The Anima is a well-performed one-touch espresso machine. You will have a little bit more authentic experience with its steam wand.

The 3200 LatteGo has more to offer in terms of coffee flavor and convenience, though. Its superiority is reflected in the 3-1 result of this match.

The Winner The Runner-up
Product Philips 3200 LatteGo Gaggia Anima 
Beans hopper capacity 0.6 pounds 0.55 pounds
Water tank capacity 60 ounces 60 ounces
Water tank refill Frontal Top
Pucks capacity 12 servings 15 servings
Built-in grinder Yes Yes
Grinder setting 12 levels 5 levels
Interface Touchscreen display LCD + Buttons
Heating system Stainless steel boiler Stainless steel boiler
Bar pump system 15-bar pump system 15-bar pump system
Programmability Super-Automatic

6 programs ( 0 one-touch): Espresso, Cappuccino, Coffee, Latte, Americano, and Hot Water.

Super-Automatic

3 programs (3 one-touch): Espresso, Lungo, and Hot Water.

Auto rinsing Yes Yes
Auto descaling Yes Yes
Customization Grind size, aroma, coffee length, and milk length Grind size, aroma, coffee length, and coffee temperature
Coffee Beans and ground Beans and ground
Milk frothing system Integrated milk carafe Panarello steam wand
Heated cup warming tray Yes No
Removable drip tray Yes Yes
Adjustable cup spout Yes Yes
Max cup height 5.7 inches 5.9 inches
Pre-infusion Yes Yes

Coffee Quality

The Winner: Philips 3200 LatteGo

Milk System

To make milk-based drinks, the Gaggia model employs a Panarello steam wand while the other machine has an integrated milk carafe.

This steam wand will give you thick foam without requiring much effort. It also gives you more control over the milk temperature. Texture-wise, there is not a lot of difference.

The LatteGo carafe is a hands-free solution. It is more consistent in terms of milk length and milk/foam ratio. You can control the quantity via an adjustment mode. A nice thing about this carafe is it does not squirt water before milk into your drinks like many other carafes.

Grinder

What gives one of them an advantage is its grinder. Both bean-to-cup machines have a ceramic stepped grinder, but the Philips model has seven more settings (12 vs 5). It can adapt to more types of beans and personal preferences.

Assisting Technology

Talking about adapting ability, the other unit has a smart feature called Gaggia Adapting System. According to the company, it will learn how to process your coffee beans in an optimal way after a certain number of extractions.

It sounds really good to have a smart machine preparing your drinks, but a more flexible grinder gives me more substantial benefits about aroma. Therefore, the Philips model is the winner of this round.

Programmability

The Winner: Philips 3200 LatteGo

All three programs of the Anima are one-touch. It lets you adjust coffee temperature and has two more aroma levels. Aroma adjustment means determining the amount of coffee ground for each shot. 

There is no one-touch drink on the 3200 LatteGo’s menu, but there are more recipes (5 coffees and hot water). This model does not have temperature adjustment but allows you to set milk volume. It has more grind sizes too. A wide range of programmability is what I expect from an espresso maker.

Out of two machines, the Philips is easier to customize. Instead of a layered menu, it has a separate display for each function. Its grinder is tuned with a dial while you need to use a tool with the other unit. 

It is fair to give this machine a second point for its intuitive control scheme and programmability.

Utilities

The Winner: Philips 3200 LatteGo

The 3200 LatteGo takes the third win in this round. Sharing many utilities with its opponent, this model has fewer downsides.

The Anima does not have a heat cup tray, so you might preheat your cups with hot water. Its water tank is top-filled and requires free space on top of the machine. 

Its beans container has minus points as well. This container is not only smaller than its counterpart but tends to get clogged if you pour the beans in at the front.

The problems with the Philips unit are the unsecured carafe lid and the unresponsive control panel. The carafe lid falls off every time I move the carafe, and after a while, the touch panel will not be as responsive as new. 

With this unit, you will also get less waste capacity and cup clearance. However, the differences are not significant enough to cost it this round.

Cleaning And Maintaining

The Winner: Gaggia Anima

I always have an easier time cleaning a steam wand than a milk carafe. You do not have to dismantle the whole thing to clean after every use. Just purge it and wipe it with a damped cloth.

Deep clean a steam wand is also quicker. There are fewer components, and they are easier to handle. It is okay to wash them in the sink. They will take up less space in your dishwasher too.

With the LatteGo, you should disassemble it after every use. That means you need to get a new container for the unused milk. If you use a steam wand, simply put your pitcher in the fridge.

Quick Rundown: Gaggia Anima

Gaggia Anima Vs Philips 3200 LatteGo

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Gaggia Anima Coffee and Espresso Machine, Includes Steam Wand for Manual Frothing for Lattes and Cappuccinos with Programmable Options
332 Reviews
Gaggia Anima Coffee and Espresso Machine, Includes Steam Wand for Manual Frothing for Lattes and Cappuccinos with Programmable Options
  • MANUAL FROTHING FOR MILK-BASED DRINKS: Pannarello steam wand for frothing milk
  • PROGRAMMABLE: Programmable brewing options for espresso and espresso lungo
  • TEMPERATURE CONTROL: 3 different temperature settings. Min/177.5 °F, Med/182.9 °F, Max/184.5 °F
  • EASY ACCESS TO WATER RESERVOIR AND BEAN HOPPER: Features a removable 60 oz water reservoir that can be accessed on the top left of the machine, and an 8.8 ounce capacity bean hopper with access from the top right of the machine

Pros:

  • Three one-touch beverages
  • Smart learning system
  • More aroma settings
  • Adjustable coffee temperature
  • Can practice barista skills with it
  • A little bit more cup clearance

Cons:

  • Fewer grind sizes
  • Fewer beverages on the menu
  • No included water filter
  • No heated cup tray

>> Read Customer Reviews: Here <<

Quick Rundown: Philips 3200 LatteGo

Gaggia Anima Vs Philips 3200 LatteGo

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Philips 3200 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine w/ LatteGo, Black, EP3241/54
1,786 Reviews
Philips 3200 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine w/ LatteGo, Black, EP3241/54
  • Enjoy 5 coffees
  • Intuitive touch display
  • 12-step grinder adjustment
  • 20,000 cups of finest coffee with durable ceramic grinders
  • Keep your beans fresh for longer thanks to the aroma seal

Pros:

  • More pre-programmed drinks
  • Great automatic frother
  • Adjustable milk volume
  • More flexible grinder
  • Easy-to-access water tank and waste container
  • Intuitive touch screen display
  • Heated cup tray
  • More convenient bean hopper

Cons:

  • Slightly less cup clearance
  • Not very responsive control panel
  • No one-touch drinks
  • No coffee temperature customization
  • Unsecured milk carafe lid

> Read Customer Reviews: Here <<

 

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