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jpender
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Grinder: OE LIDO
Vac Pot: S/S Moka Pot
Drip: Aeropress
Posted Tue May 14, 2013, 9:34am
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Netphilosopher Said:

The drill bit attachment (which I also have) actually does not improve the time that much.  It's surprising.

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Actually that's not that surprising. I read what Doug wrote about it and it makes sense.
But the usual complaint about a long time to grind with hand grinders is really about the amount of work not the time itself.

It's kind of noisy though, right?
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Location: texas
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Posted Tue May 14, 2013, 10:01am
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emradguy Said:

No, not at all.  Those are two entirely different grinders.  The OE is made in Olympia, Washington and the Porlex is made in Japan...and the cost is different too.  I think the Porlex goes for around $60-70, while the OE Lido is $165. Also, except for used units, the OE Lido is ONLY available from Orphan Espresso through their website www.orphanespresso.com ...and sadly, they are now listed as out of stock.  If you email them, I would expect Doug or Barb to reply with an anticipated in stock date.

I was going to insert an image from goggle, but then when I typed in "OE Lido", in addition to getting several images of the Lido, there was a nice one of Angelina Jolie...at first I thought wtf does she have to do with the Lido grinder, but immediately realized it doesn't matter.  Anyways, who could deprive you of seeing that photo?  So, if you do the same...type into Google search "OE Lido", select "images", there should be at least one (it was the first hit for me) of the black neoprene carrying case with the name in white ink, next to the grinder and accessories (that are all included), along with a nice bonus photo of AJ :)

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Maybe miss Jolie comes with it?  That would be a steal!  (and I'd have no problem waiting).  
Thanks for the heads up
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Taryl
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Grinder: OE Lido no. 557
Vac Pot: Bodum French Press, Bialetti...
Drip: Swissgold KF300
Posted Tue May 14, 2013, 3:17pm
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I've been extremely impressed with the particle consistency for my lido.  It really shines in the course spectrum. The other advantage it has would be low depreciation - if you bought one, hated it, and went to sell it you could expect to net 60-70% of the sunk cost for a lightly used model.  It's inexpensive compared to most electric burr grinders of similar burr size.
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