These aftermarket PID kits WILL ONLY WORK ON THE GAGGIA CLASSIC PRO espresso machines, they WILL NOT work on other models.
Our PID kit controls BOTH brew temperature and also steam temperature.
Includes solid metal silver or black casing to keep your PID safe and secure.
This Gaggia Classic Pro PID Kit controls BOTH brew temperature and also steam temperature (and of course pressure). The brew temperature is tightly controlled by the PID algorithm, and the steam temperature is controlled in a more basic fashion which is similar to that of the standard thermostat – though as the steam temperature can be adjusted, this will also adjust the steam pressure.
Preinfusion is NOT a function of this PID kit. Preinfusion can easily be replicated by simply turning the brew switch on for 5s, then off again for a few seconds, and then on again for your main extraction (obviously you can adjust the 5s and pause time periods to vary the preinfusion as much as you wish).
How difficult is it to fit the Gaggia Classic Pro PID Kit, how long will it take and what tools do I need?
If you are competent with basic workshop tools and can follow written instructions and photographs then you should be able to install the Gaggia Classic Pro PID Kit in around 2-3hrs and it requires only basic tools such as:
- A medium flat-bladed screwdriver
- A medium cross-head screwdriver
- A 17mm spanner/wrench or adjustable spanner/wrench (or alternatively needle-nosed pliers)
- A 4mm Allen Key / Hex tool
- Some scissors or wire cutters
- Some rubbing alcohol or multi-surface cleaner, and a cloth
For the avoidance of doubt – no soldering is required, no cutting of the case, no cutting of wires – and the entire kit can be uninstalled and the machine reverted back to standard (with no sign of the kit being fitted) should you ever want or need to.