I didn't think it worth starting another thread so I'll mention it here in the latest updated thread-- maybe looking for the "parts" Silvia will be in my future.
It appears that the MyPressi Twist & Twist V2 is now a "collector's item." I guess I need not worry about the warranty anymore, since I used 10% of it!
They announced "no more US Distribution" and "no warranty support and no support". I.E. Out of business, though it doesn't quite say that on their site which doesn't resolve anymore as of today. Maybe they are looking for a buyer of the design?!?
If they went to refillable cartridges like paintball, it might be a good deal. Those 8g ones and the O-rings were/are a PITA.
Unfortunately, it produced great shots if done correctly, but it was highly inconvenient.. It kinds a worries me that I'll have no warranty and no spare parts ability. Maybe I should wait a few months and try to sell it on e-bay for more than I paid!
But yeah, that option is no longer. I suppose a used or new Silvia will eventually be the way I need to go if I want to have Espresso. It's a pity that my wife decided she didn't like it. It'll be harder for me to justify, especially in this economy!
Well, I killed off another small company by buying their product!
I still figure that the Gaggias were the only other option on the low end and off line more than one person whom had been using them convinced me otherwise due to issues they had. I suppose I'm probably done with Espresso, especially if my "toy" breaks. Bummer. Moka Pot and Aeropress are more tempting all of the time.
Maybe I'll find a cheap lever machine someday?