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Hand Mills - Other - Ed Bourgeois's Review
Posted: February 23, 2011, 12:21am
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Hand Mills - Other
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Arrow The Hand Mills - Other has 6 Reviews
Arrow The Hand Mills - Other has been rated 9.50 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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Ed Bourgeois 10.00
Jeremy Erwin 8.50
Tim Culver 8.00
Kahve Delisi 8.00
John Boddie 7.66

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.6
Product Reviewed: Handmill for espresso
Manufacturer: Peter Dienes PeDe Quality: 10
Average Price: Varies Usability: 9
Price Paid: $50.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: ebay Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 4+ years Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: Professional Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Older Zassenhaus, KYM
Bottom Line: Highly Recommend, UnderRated,  Compare to Commercial grinders
Positive Product Points

Excellent Grind Quality
Well built
Excellent quality conical burrs
Stepless adjustment

Negative Product Points

They are no longer made. But used ones can be found.

Detailed Commentary

My Dienes hand grinders have gone  head to head with my 2007 Mazzer Major for the past few years. On pump, manual lever and spring lever espresso machines.  The Olympia Cremina manual lever is my everyday machine.  A Dienes is now my everyday espresso grinder.  The extractions are smoother lever pulls with the handmill grind. Produces the classic Cremina crema.  Dienes grinders are quite aggressive. The one I use most takes about 50-60 turns for 14 grams which is faster than most. Everything considered a Dienes is at least as easy and quick to use and clean as the Major.
I consider Dienes to be tops in manual espresso grinders. Great quality conical burrs and boxes.
Some informative links:
Gallery of hand mills and discussions
Hand mills from my blog
great site of a  Dienes grinders collector in France

Buying Experience

Prices have risen with their renewed popularity. ebay is where mine have come from
you have to be patient and look for one in nice shape. $75- $100 should get a nicer model in little use condition. You can get lucky at around $50+or-

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