I am looking to invest in a good home espresso machine. I just returned from a trip to Paris and the apartment where I stayed had the Rancilio Silvia machine. In looking at previous posts, many Chowhounds recommend this machine.
Can someone tell me about the new version of the machine with the computerized temperature gage? It costs almost twice as much. Would I need this or want this?
Also, I would love to hear any other reccomendations on semi-automatic home machines.