Who does not enjoy having friends, family or maybe that special someone over to enjoy some delicious yogurt. For many people this is a pastime that they deeply cherish. Something about enjoying delectably sweet treats among adored company, makes the memories stand more vividly in our minds.
The reason for this happens is because in these particular social situations we use everyone of our available senses. We remember the company, the words spoken, the taste as well as the smell of a delicious treat and the feeling of the cold delicacy on our lips.
For years to enjoy yogurt most people had to go out and get it from a store or go through a long, complicated and messy process of making it at home. luckily these days this age old process has been simplified to be enjoyed by the masses. Many companies have put convenient and easy to operate yogurt machines on the market.
With so many options available to the consumer it can become very hard to choose the yogurt machine that is right for you. Luckily this guide is available to make your choice easier.
#1. Euro Cuisine YM80 Yogurt Maker
Pros: Can make up to seven flavors at once, Containers are made dishwasher safe, dont have to heat milk
Cons: Users complain about consistency, the size of jars and fluctuating temperatures
The Euro Cuisine YM80 Yogurt Maker is a convenient appliance for the casual user. It makes seven, six ounce containers of yogurt. The individual containers are very accommodating as they allow the user to make seven flavors of yogurt at once. One disadvantage is the containers are only six ounces in size and users complain that the shape makes getting to all the yogurt challenging. This makes the overall amount of yogurt made less than the already small advertised size.
Users have also complained about the high temps of the yogurt during the process this may be due to the fact you do not have to boil the milk before incubation. This may be why many users complain about the yogurt’s consistency.
#2. Yonanas Elite Frozen Healthy Dessert Maker
Pros: One of Oprah’s favorite things, chute, plunger, and blade are made dishwasher safe.
Cons: One of Oprah’s favorite things, Components have been known to tear up
The Yonanas Elite Frozen Healthy Dessert Maker Is quite a machine. It makes great frozen yogurt and the attached blade allows for the user to flavor the yogurt with real fruit, nuts, and chocolate chunks with ease. It is easy to break down and clean and the chute, plunger, and blade are made dishwasher safe.
The elite version of the Yonanas frozen healthy dessert line is the quietest model they make.
#3. Cuisinart CYM-100
Pros: made by a trusted name in small kitchen appliances. Has auto cooling feature
Cons: fluctuating temps, parts that break down
The Cuisinart CYM-100 Electronic Yogurt Maker allows the user to make a hearty batch of yogurt. It comes with a fifty-ounce yogurt container allows the user to make more than six eight-ounce tasty servings of yogurt at once.
The system is easy to operate as it starts then stops with the use of only one button. Has time controls to make each batch according the individual to recipe. Stylish digital display and a stainless steel design makes this small appliance very attractive on any counter-top.
#4. Dash Greek style Yogurt Maker
Pros: conveniently priced, Makes two quarts at a time, Parts are made dishwasher safe
Cons: plastic parts are known to melt over time. inconsistent taste and texture
The Dash Greek style Yogurt Maker is perfect for someone who is not looking to make a large investment in a yogurt maker. It is better suited for the casual user as it does not deliver the best results consistently. One advantage is this $20 yogurt maker produces up to two quarts at once and is easy to clean as all components are made dishwasher safe.
Downside is the plastic parts are not reliable and has been known to melt under its own internal heating element.
#5. Yogourmet Electric Yogurt Maker
Pros: consistent, inner container is dishwasher safe, stay fresh lid included
Cons: Basic design, few options or bells and whistles
The Yogourmet Electric Yogurt Maker is a basic device available at a not cheap yet accessible price of $49.99. There is not much fancy about this device besides a simple indicator light. The design looks about the same as a flour or sugar container and would blend nicely next to them on the kitchen counter.
For what it lacks in frills it makes up in consistency. The Yogourmet Electric Yogurt Maker is specially designed to maintain the ideal temperature required for preparing healthy, natural and perfect yogurt every time. Although there is no internal temp gage, a basic thermometer is provided.
#6. Epica Homemade Organic Set and Go
Pros: designed for first time users, makes seven flavors at once
Cons: jars get too hot, lids do not stay on
The Epica Homemade Organic Set and Go yogurt maker is set up much like the Euro Cuisine YM80 Yogurt Maker but with much less options. The Epica Homemade Organic Set and Go features a set it and forget it operation that is made very simple so beginners to making yogurt are not in over their heads.
All it requires is a simple 3 min prep then just waiting for the proccess to be complete.
#7. Euro Cuisine GY50 Greek style Yogurt Maker
Pros: easily strains yogurt to make greek yogurt
Cons: doest not make yogurt
The Euro Cuisine GY50 Greek style Yogurt Maker is the second Euro Cuisine product reviewd on this list. The first one is an actual yogurt maker while the Euro Cuisine GY50 is actually a strainer and is mislabeled as a yogurt maker.
But as a greek yogurt strainer it features a convienant and mess free two compartment design that makes the final product more accessible. This products main fuction is to take up to 2qt of plain homemade or store bought Yogurt into Greek Yogurt.