I have not seen that model of Ascaso before, but you cannot go wrong with Rancilio Silvia. It may not look as sexy, but it has been on the market for along time, and there are plenty of replacement parts if you need them down the road. I have had mine for a year and a half and I pull about 4 doubles a day through mine and it is still going strong. I had a little trepidation buying it, because I was coming from a commercial grade one group, but it has performed very well.
Edited by Edsal17 - 9/16/12 at 7:03am