I don't have either machine, but before I decided to go with an HX, both QM and LeLit were on my list. The Silvano has a separate (though a little anemic) steaming system, which you state you don't really need, but which might come in handy if you have guests. The QM machines have a better lineage, but LeLit has come up in status lately, IMHO. The Silvano has a slightly larger boiler, which should give better temperature stability. Sorry...that's all I've got!