The price range for espresso machines is huge and there are so many factors that can make a difference in cost that it’s hard to generalize. In some higher end models, you’re paying more for durability and quality of materials. In others, the higher cost may have more to do with extra features they include. Sometimes you’re paying for ease of use, other times for better tasting espresso that still takes a while to make. The really costly models are usually combining several of these things.
If you’re very particular about either the flavor of your espresso or how much time you’ll be spending to make it, then an espresso maker that falls somewhere on the higher end of the price range is worth it. If you’re not too concerned with ease of use and are happy with anything caffeinated (or aim to dress up your espresso with lots of milk and sugar anyway), then you may be in the category of people who’d be satisfied with a lower end model.
If you are still unsure, please feel free to reach out to our wonderful staff at My Espresso Shop at info@MyEspressoShop.com. We would be happy to put you in touch with one of our Espresso Experts who can make sure the machine you purchase is the right one for you!