Update on this question. I was very pleasantly surprised to find that the machine I received was manufactured in september, 2012 and has the two gauges and the no-burn wand. (The wand does get pretty warm but not as hot as the hot water tube.) This did not match the information I was given on the phone or the buzz message from Chris Kaiser dated 1-27-2013 (should be just below here.) I am not complaining. I got something better than what I was told. I am wondering if I just got lucky or if WLL sold out all of its old version refurbished machines. The machine's condition is perfect. I certainly couldn't tell it apart from a new machine.