Sorry, maybe I'm a coffee snob but I wouldn't own either, even if someone gave them to me. If you want an espresso machine, look at the ones made made by companies that specialize in making them - Saecco, Jura-Capresso, Gaggia, etc. Most are Italian-made but are widely available in the US at comparable prices to the ones sold by Cuisinart, DeLonghi, etc.
Read some reviews on specialty sites that cater to espresso fans. I have an expensive ($1,000+) machine which is probably overkill for most home users, but it makes great espresso and other coffee drinks and has been in continual use for over 10 years, making an average of 8 to 10 cups per day minimum - I make my regular coffee in it, not just espresso. Its about time for me to replace it and I expect to budget $800-$1,200 for a new one.
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