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  • Lido2 coffee hand grinder
  • Rubber counter stand for easy display
  • Diecast crank handle with integrated funnel for easy bean loading
  • 48mm Italian-made steel conical grinding burr set
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  • Lido2 with rubber stand, brush and adjustment tool

LIDO 2 Hand Grinder

$175.00
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Expected release date is 1st Sep 2015

Product Description

The LIDO 2 is the second generation of manual hand grinders by the legendary Orphan Espresso team.  This is one hardcore burr grinder!  Built by hand one at a time, it's smart design and excellent craftmanship cannot be beat.  Along with its rugged good looks it is fast and produces the ultimate grind quality possible with a portable grinder.  It's Swiss made steel conical burr set allows the user to produce a remarkably consistent grind anywhere from turkish to french press.  Stand out features include a display stand for storage, 8 oz glass catch jar, cleaning brush and adjustment/disassembly tool.  This is an absolutely stunning addition to any kitchen!  The features below are taken directly from the OE website. 

OE LIDO 2 Manual Coffee Grinder Features:

  • 48mm Italian Made Steel Conical Grinding Burr Set
  • Diecast Crank Handle with Integrated Funnel for easy bean loading
  • Large Capacity Food Safe BPA Free Plastic Hopper holds up to 70 grams (10 tablespoons) of coffee beans
  • Unobstructed open bean path into grinding burrs - 100% of the burr capability is utilized
  • Bronze Dual Axle replaceable Bearing System for complete grinding stability and consistent particle size
  • Micrometric Stepless External Grind Size Adjustment System
  • Glass 8oz Catch Jar
  • Rubber Counter Stand
  • One step disassembly process for trouble free cleaning with the included natural bristle brush
  • Assembly/disassembly uses a single included tool
  • Buy It Once - Lifetime Quality
  • Dimensions:  13" overall height to the top of the knob, 3" diameter at the catch jar
  • Smooth Grip Clear Hopper is 2" in diameter
  • Weight - 3.5 pounds (1.6kg) 
  • The OE LIDO 2 Manual Coffee Grinder is a very easy to use, but aggressive hand mill.  Cranking speeds of about 20 turns per tablespoon (will vary with coarseness setting), overall a very fast & pleasant grinding experience.  The large bean hopper is suitable for single serving use or full capacity for larger batch grinding. 
LIDO 2 Materials List:
  • Knob - Nylon with reverse thead steel shaft
  • Handle - Die Cast Zinc
  • Top hopper plate - Aluminum with permanently lubricated Bronze Bearing
  • Bean Hopper - Eastman Tritan ® Copolyester BPA-Free Plastic
  • Ring Burr Carrier and Retaining Ring - Aluminum
  • Locking Ring - Zinc
  • Adjustment Ring - Zinc with Permanently Lubricated Bronze Bearing installed
  • Catch Jar - Borosilicate Glass
  • Axle Shaft - Stainless Steel
  • Lower Burr Carrier - Cast Stainless Steel
  • Grinding Burr Set - Hardened Steel
  • Counter stand - Santoprene Rubber

 

All metal parts are triple plated copper, followed by satin Nickel Plating.

Included with the LIDO 2 is a natural bristle anti static cleaning brush, custom hex assembly tool, rubber counter stand, and full instructions.  Carry bag is sold separately.
 
 
Which LIDO Manual Grinder is Right for Me?

The overall size and function of both of our LIDO Manual Coffee Grinder models are the same...in fact, all of the parts are interchangeable between the two models (except for the LIDO 3 travel bag...the 2 will not fit with the handle installed).   The basic difference between the two models is that the LIDO 3 is LIGHTER and has a FOLDING HANDLE...both of these aspects make it a more travel friendly unit... We call it our TRAVEL GRINDER and preferentially use it when away from home.

Some of the small aspects of the LIDO 3 are standard, while these are available only as an optional or additional purchase to install on your LIDO 2, if you chose to do so.  For example, the LIDO 3 soft knob can be  purchased and directly installed on the 2 as can the static dissipative plastic jar.  The rubber popper stopper, standard on the 3 will fit the 2...again as an add on.   These retrofit parts will be a continuing feature of all of our LIDO series grinders as we move forward with our LIDO grinder project.

Over all, we view the LIDO 2 as a home grinder that can travel, and the LIDO 3 as a travel grinder that can serve at home.   The most important thing about either grinder is that they deliver a consistent grind for all types of coffee brewing - from Turkish fine to French press coarse.  Each of the grinder models has its own look - the ultra bling of the 2 contrasting to the more utilitarian black of the 3, but the all important function is the same.   

Our current production run of the LIDO 2 grinder uses an Italian made conical burr set  while the LIDO 3 uses our new Swiss made burr.  The Swiss burr was designed to use less turning force when grinding making the grinder both easier to hold and easier to turn, particularly when grinding light roast beans on fine grind settings.  This is very noticeable when comparing one grinder to another, in person.   But this easier turning comes with the usual trade off...the LIDO 3 is a bit slower than the LIDO 2.   The speed difference is only noted when using both grinders side by side - with only one, or the other in-house one does not notice this.  Both burrs are substantially faster than any of the small burr manual grinders on the market.

If you plan to use either of our LIDO grinders primarily for espresso or other fine grinding we would recommend the LIDO 3 for its easier turning burr (note: many LIDO 2 users have reported that they have "no problem" grinding for espresso so take this recommendation with a grain of salt).  Once you get into the drip to coarse range  the turning force required for either grinder is very similar so your buying decision falls to finish, appearance, or intended use.  

A short summary of features of the two LIDO hand grinder models:

LIDO 2:  About 1600 grams in weight.  Counter stand is standard.  Neoprene travel bag optional.  Glass catch jar.  Aggressive feed Italian made conical burr.

LIDO 3:  About 1000 grams in weight.  Neoprene travel bag and hopper stopper standard.  Folding handle. Plastic catch jar.   Easier to turn Swiss made conical burr.

Note:  in order to normalize production and parts supply, future LIDO 2 grinders will have the Swiss burr, so if you want the more aggressive Italian burr, don't wait to purchase a LIDO 2!

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Which LIDO Manual Grinder is Right for Me?

The overall size and function of both of our LIDO Manual Coffee Grinder models are the same...in fact, all of the parts are interchangeable between the two models (except for the LIDO 3 travel bag...the 2 will not fit with the handle installed).   The basic difference between the two models is that the LIDO 3 is LIGHTER and has a FOLDING HANDLE...both of these aspects make it a more travel friendly unit... We call it our TRAVEL GRINDER and preferentially use it when away from home.

Some of the small aspects of the LIDO 3 are standard, while these are available only as an optional or additional purchase to install on your LIDO 2, if you chose to do so.  For example, the LIDO 3 soft knob can be  purchased and directly installed on the 2 as can the static dissipative plastic jar.  The rubber popper stopper, standard on the 3 will fit the 2...again as an add on.   These retrofit parts will be a continuing feature of all of our LIDO series grinders as we move forward with our LIDO grinder project.

Over all, we view the LIDO 2 as a home grinder that can travel, and the LIDO 3 as a travel grinder that can serve at home.   The most important thing about either grinder is that they deliver a consistent grind for all types of coffee brewing - from Turkish fine to French press coarse.  Each of the grinder models has its own look - the ultra bling of the 2 contrasting to the more utilitarian black of the 3, but the all important function is the same.   

Our current production run of the LIDO 2 grinder uses an Italian made conical burr set  while the LIDO 3 uses our new Swiss made burr.  The Swiss burr was designed to use less turning force when grinding making the grinder both easier to hold and easier to turn, particularly when grinding light roast beans on fine grind settings.  This is very noticeable when comparing one grinder to another, in person.   But this easier turning comes with the usual trade off...the LIDO 3 is a bit slower than the LIDO 2.   The speed difference is only noted when using both grinders side by side - with only one, or the other in-house one does not notice this.  Both burrs are substantially faster than any of the small burr manual grinders on the market.

If you plan to use either of our LIDO grinders primarily for espresso or other fine grinding we would recommend the LIDO 3 for its easier turning burr (note: many LIDO 2 users have reported that they have "no problem" grinding for espresso so take this recommendation with a grain of salt).  Once you get into the drip to coarse range  the turning force required for either grinder is very similar so your buying decision falls to finish, appearance, or intended use.  

A short summary of features of the two LIDO hand grinder models:

LIDO 2:  About 1600 grams in weight.  Counter stand is standard.  Neoprene travel bag optional.  Glass catch jar.  Aggressive feed Italian made conical burr.

LIDO 3:  About 1000 grams in weight.  Neoprene travel bag and hopper stopper standard.  Folding handle. Plastic catch jar.   Easier to turn Swiss made conical burr.

Note:  in order to normalize production and parts supply, future LIDO 2 grinders will have the Swiss burr, so if you want the more aggressive Italian burr, don't wait to purchase a LIDO 2!

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