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.
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
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-