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Gaggia Magenta Prestige vs Philips 4300: Which Coffee Machine Is Better?

    Gaggia Magenta Prestige vs Philips 4300

    For those who are looking for an automatic coffee machine and aren’t keen on spending thousands to create specialty drinks, there are a number of quality options available. Even still, the investment is still significant, so you want to make sure you are choosing the right coffee machine for your tastes.

    We are going to look at two automatic coffee machines from very different brands, the Gaggia Magenta Prestige vs Philips 4300. We will compare their design, brewing abilities, and ease of use. After a side-by-side chart to recap, you will find some pros and cons of the two coffee machines and our final verdict.

    The Gaggia Magenta Prestige and the Philips 4300 are so different that the only thing they have in common is a 60-ounce water reservoir, although the Philips 4300 is listed at 60.8 ounces. With that in mind, let’s move straight onto how the Gaggia Magenta Prestige and the Philips 4300 differ.

    Gaggia Magenta Prestige vs Philips 4300

    Quick Glance

    The following comparison chart will let you see the features of the Gaggia Magenta Prestige and the Philips 4300 alongside each other

    Name
    Our Pick
    Gaggia Magenta Prestige Super-Automatic Espresso Machine
    Phlips 4300 Fully Automatic Espresso Machine with Classic Milk Frother, BK, EP4321/54 and Saeco AquaClean Filter Single Unit, CA6903/10
    Image
    Gaggia Magenta Prestige Super-Automatic Espresso Machine
    Phlips 4300 Fully Automatic Espresso Machine with Classic Milk Frother, BK, EP4321/54 and Saeco AquaClean Filter Single Unit, CA6903/10
    Size
    17.1 x 8.8 x 14 inches
    14.6 x 9.6 x 11.42 inches
    Weight
    17lbs
    18.26lbs
    Color
    Black
    Black
    Display
    Color display with text and icons
    TFT display with icons
    Coffee Types
    12 brew specialties
    8 brew specialties
    Programming
    On the fly programming, Temperature, brew strength, volume, and milk quantity
    2 user profiles, 1 guest profile, and 5 aroma strength settings
    Milk Frother
    Auto frothing and dispensing milk carafe
    LatteGo
    Burr
    Flat ceramic burr
    100% ceramic with 12 adjustable steps
    Capacity
    8.8oz bean container, 60oz water reservoir
    Bean container not stated, 60.8oz water reservoir
    Drip Dray
    Drip tray with variable cup riser
    Dishwasher safe
    Prime status
    Our Pick
    Name
    Gaggia Magenta Prestige Super-Automatic Espresso Machine
    Image
    Gaggia Magenta Prestige Super-Automatic Espresso Machine
    Size
    17.1 x 8.8 x 14 inches
    Weight
    17lbs
    Color
    Black
    Display
    Color display with text and icons
    Coffee Types
    12 brew specialties
    Programming
    On the fly programming, Temperature, brew strength, volume, and milk quantity
    Milk Frother
    Auto frothing and dispensing milk carafe
    Burr
    Flat ceramic burr
    Capacity
    8.8oz bean container, 60oz water reservoir
    Drip Dray
    Drip tray with variable cup riser
    Prime status
    Name
    Phlips 4300 Fully Automatic Espresso Machine with Classic Milk Frother, BK, EP4321/54 and Saeco AquaClean Filter Single Unit, CA6903/10
    Image
    Phlips 4300 Fully Automatic Espresso Machine with Classic Milk Frother, BK, EP4321/54 and Saeco AquaClean Filter Single Unit, CA6903/10
    Size
    14.6 x 9.6 x 11.42 inches
    Weight
    18.26lbs
    Color
    Black
    Display
    TFT display with icons
    Coffee Types
    8 brew specialties
    Programming
    2 user profiles, 1 guest profile, and 5 aroma strength settings
    Milk Frother
    LatteGo
    Burr
    100% ceramic with 12 adjustable steps
    Capacity
    Bean container not stated, 60.8oz water reservoir
    Drip Dray
    Dishwasher safe
    Prime status

    Appearance

    There is one coffee machine that has a slightly more modern look to it, but the size might be more important depending on your kitchen.

    Gaggia Magenta Prestige review

    Gaggia Magenta Prestige

    The coffee machine is 17.1 x 8.8 x 14 inches, and it weighs just 17 pounds. The entire machine is black.

    Philips 4300

    This is a smaller coffee machine at 14.6 x 9.6 x 11.42 inches. The 18.26-pound weight is surprising for the compact size. The body is black with stainless steel parts.

    The Winner Is- A Tie

    Display

    Fortunately, the displays on the coffee machines are incredibly simple, making them user-friendly for everyone.

    Phlips 4300 review

    Gaggia Magenta Prestige

    The color display has a combination of text and icons with touch controls.

    Philips 4300

    There is a large TFT display with icons.

    The Winner Is- The Philips 4300

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    Coffee Types

    Because the coffee machines are automatic, it makes it very simple to create professional coffee drinks with the touch of a button.

    Gaggia Magenta Prestige comparison

    Gaggia Magenta Prestige

    You can make 12 different drinks including single and double ristrettos, espressos, espresso lungos, and coffee. There is also the option to make Americanos, cappuccinos, café au lasts, café corridors, frothed mile, flat whites, latte macchiatos, and hot water.

    Philips 4300

    The beverage options are espresso, cappuccino, coffee, ristretto, latte macchiato, café au lait, Americano, café crema, milk froth, and hot water. That’s a total of 8 options.

    The Winner Is- The Gaggia Magenta Prestige

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    Programming

    Not only can you choose from a good range of drinks, but you can also customize those drinks for personal tastes.

    Gaggia Magenta Prestige

    From the color display, you can change the temperature of your hot drinks, the brew strength, volume, and milk quantity. With on-the-fly programming, you can make any changes you want before the brew begins.

    Philips 4300

    Two users can save their profiles and there is an extra guest profile. In terms of coffee customization, there are 5 aroma strength settings.

    The Winner Is- The Gaggia Magenta Prestige


    The Milk Frother

    One of the most important features for those rich and creamy coffees, the milk frothing systems are also quite unique.

    Gaggia Magenta Prestige Super-Automatic Espresso Machine

    Gaggia Magenta Prestige

    This coffee machine comes with a carafe that locks to the front of the machine. The carafe automatically froths milk and adds the right amount to your drinks. When you have finished, you can pop the carafe back into the fridge.

    Philips 4300

    The LatteGo milk frothing system mixes milk and air in a chamber before adding it to your favorite drink. The great thing is there are no tubes, which makes cleaning much easier.

    The Winner Is- The Philips 4300

    The Burr

    The burr will grind coffee beans so that they are the right consistency for the selected drink.

    Phlips 4300 comparison

    Gaggia Magenta Prestige

    It comes with a flat ceramic burr.

    Philips 4300

    This is also a ceramic burr but with 12 adjustable levels so that you can select a consistency that is ideal for your drink.

    The Winner Is- The Philips 4300

    Drip Tray

    Coffee machines have a habit of making a bit of a splash and the drip trays can help to make the process that little more mess-free.

    Phlips 4300 Fully Automatic Espresso Machine with Classic Milk Frother

    Gaggia Magenta Prestige

    The newly designed drip tray has a cup plate. Turn a knob to raise the plate for smaller cups or lower it enough to fit your travel mug underneath.

    Philips 4300

    The drip tray is dishwasher safe.

    The Winner Is- The Gaggia Magenta

     

    Pros and Cons

    We will finish off with some pros and cons of the Gaggia Magenta Prestige and the Philips 4300 before deciding which is the better coffee machine.

    Gaggia Magenta Prestige

    Gaggia Magenta Prestige

    Pros:

    • The milk system is fast and effective
    • You can save your settings once you have personalized the drinks
    • Great flavor and aroma for your daily coffees

    Cons:

    • Some people might like the coffee a little hotter

    Philips 4300

    Phlips 4300

    Pros:

    • It comes with an excellent filter for 5,000 coffees before descaling
    • It heats up quickly
    • Far better than your local coffee shop brews

    Cons:

    • It’s a little on the pricey side

    The Final Verdict

    It was a difficult choice. It was nice that the Philips 4300 had the adjustable burr and that it was more compact but with fewer drink options, it seems a shame to spend so much more. On the other hand, the Gaggia Magenta Prestige looks sleek, has great, quality coffee brews, and the cup tray is very handy. We felt that you can save yourself some money and still have delicious coffees, making the Gaggia Magenta Prestige today’s winner.