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I was hesitant about buying something I would only use for one thing. We live in a small house with a small kitchen. I used to tough it out with coffee filters and filter holders. I have no regrets buying this! It works great and makes good Greek yogurt. On top of that it was 35% less than...

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Greek Yogurt Maker (Strainer)

SKU: 4268
$25.00

Availability: In stock

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Now you can prepare Greek yogurt dishes quickly and easily. This unique, bpa-free strainer kit transforms up to 2 quarts of ordinary homemade or store bought yogurt into thick, creamy Greek-style yogurt in a matter of hours – all inside your refrigerator. Enjoy healthy dips and spreads, delicious Tzatziki, salad dressing, or delicious sweet berry desserts. Recipe book included.

  • 2-quart capacity
  • For making Greek-style yogurt or Labneh (yogurt cheese)
  • Materials: BPA Free
  • Simple instructions and recipes for using yogurt cheese included
  • Can be used with store bought or homemade yogurt
  • Clean gently with dish soap and water; air dry. Product is not dishwasher-safe.

 

To make Greek-style Yogurt, place yogurt in the top portion of the container and drain whey into the bottom portion, yielding a thick Greek-style yogurt. Drain for an extended period to make yogurt cheese. Please note, this product does not provide a heat source. The yogurt must be fully cultured prior to placing in the straining container.

 

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39 Reviews For "Greek Yogurt Maker (Strainer)"

  1. For the very best thick Greek yogurt!

    by Michele on 01 Tue,2013

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    I love this strainer. It holds up to half a gallon of yogurt at a time, comes with its own lid. We make yogurt weekly using fresh milk from our cow share program. We follow the basic recipe, including heating the milk up to 182 degrees, then letting the temp fall to about 110 degrees before adding culture. When the yogurt is done, we refrigerate it, usually overnight, then put all of it into the Greek Yogurt Maker. We have drained yogurt anywhere from 3 to 24 hours. At 24 hours it is like a thick cream, better than ice cream. We usually eat it with a little maple syrup and/or some fruit or fruit jam. Best thing is, we are both lactose intolerant, but the drained off whey contains most of the remaining lactose, so we can eat yogurt without GI issues. Love this kitchen tool!

  2. Great Product

    by Cara on 04 Mon,2013

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    This is simple to use and works exactly as it is supposed to. I had fantastic results the first use, thick & creamy greek yogurt, couldn't be more happy with it.

    Also use the left over whey it neatly collects to make bread, love this product!

  3. Awesome~!

    by Guajome on 07 Wed,2013

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    I've made goat yogurt for many years. It was always great but had the tendency to be more liquid than I liked. I've had this yogurt maker for almost 2 weeks. I can't begin to tell you the great, smooth, silky, & thick the consistency is now. It is so rich that we are eating it quicker than I can replenish the container. I use my Yogourmet to process the milk with the culture. I then refrigerate for 24 hrs. I pour the cold yogurt into the Greek Yogurt Maker & the next day have the best yogurt I have ever eaten. Thanks so much for this awesome product.

  4. Easy to use and clean

    by beckmom on 12 Sun,2013

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    I have been using this strainer for our weekly batches of homemade yogurt. Twelve hours in the strainer and the yogurt is wonderfully thick. Bonus: it is so easy to clean!

  5. How did I live without this?

    by Sherri on 12 Sun,2013

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    This is one of my favorite kitchen "gadgets." My husband and I both love the thick yogurt and with so little mess.

  6. Very effective!

    by Jen on 12 Mon,2013

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    We use it all the time, absolutely love it. Now my husband eats tons of creamy homemade yogurt with only good stuff in it! It works very quickly too.

  7. Great product

    by nonickname on 01 Thu,2014

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    This is wonderful! It really improves the texture of the yoghurt!!

  8. Another perfect product

    by AWalters on 01 Mon,2014

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    This is a large container. It will hold around 4 cups of yogurt easily. It is well made and easy to clean; the lid is easy to remove to check on the yogurt quickly. It makes the separation of the whey from the yogurt so much easier than fooling around with cheese cloth and hanging a big ball of yogurt to drain into a bowl. You can refrigerate the whole thing or, I leave mine on the counter. The longer I leave it, the drier the yogurt cheese I have. And when it is done, it's easy to pour the whey into a jar for later use in soaking grains or starting other fermentation recipes. Makes a great gift too!

  9. Works great, does what it's supposed to do.. over all happy with it!

    by happy customer on 01 Thu,2014

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    I used it to strain my raw goat yogurt and kefir to make cheese and ice-cream. So much easier then using a cheese cloth and clean up is a breeze! Thanks!

  10. Works Well

    by Masha on 02 Thu,2014

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    Love how well it drains the yogurt. Also use it for making farmers cheese

  11. Final Touch!

    by Mike on 03 Wed,2014

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    I purchased your Greek yogurt starter a few months ago. This strainer provided the final touch for my yogurt as far as texture and draining. It always tasted great, now it is smooth, thick and creamy!

  12. Great product

    by TheoMos on 04 Fri,2014

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    Tried to rig together something on my own, but this
    was perfect and well designed

  13. Better than I anticipated

    by Suca on 04 Sat,2014

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    I was hesitant about buying something I would only use for one thing. We live in a small house with a small kitchen. I used to tough it out with coffee filters and filter holders. I have no regrets buying this! It works great and makes good Greek yogurt. On top of that it was 35% less than buying it locally, even with the postage. I like to support local business, but it didn't make sense in this case.

  14. Excellent

    by Wendy on 06 Mon,2014

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    Love this kitchen tool. I've been improvising i with c combination of strainers and containers but this plus your great cultures made delicious , creamy and thick yogurt without fuss or mess.

  15. Excellent Product

    by Shirley on 06 Wed,2014

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    The strainer is so easy to use and to clean. It has saved me so much trouble! And it produce quality Greek yogurt. It is worth twice what I paid for it; I just could't buy it if it cost double. Excellent, useful investment! And it takes a half gallon at the time.

  16. Love It!

    by CJ on 07 Sat,2014

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    I was using cheesecloth to strain my homemade yogurt. Now I don't have to buy more cheesecloth for this. This justifies the cost of the strainer. Very tasty greek yogurt. Thanks for a great, informative website.

  17. Great Product!

    by Happy Camper on 08 Wed,2014

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    I love this container. It makes things SO easy!

  18. Works well

    by Joe on 08 Wed,2014

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    I use this product for straining cheese. Easy to maintain. After I make a simple goat cheese, I pour off most of the whey, than put the cheese and residual whey in here and place in the refrigerator. The whey collects in the bottom, leaving a dry, crumbly, cheese. The lid fits nice and tight so that the cheese does not absorb any aroma, and the cheese can be kept in it for days. The netting has to be treated gently. I clean just with a spray of water and, if necessary, some baking soda. Highly recommend.

  19. Best thing ever!

    by Cathy on 08 Thu,2014

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    This is the best tool ever! It lets the yogurt drain off whey and leaves you with the thickest, creamiest yogurt ever! Way better than what you get at the store! And you can control what is in your own yogurt by making it at home! Easy to clean by filling bottom with warm soapy water and soaking the mesh inside for a bit and rinsing well. Love that the top seals and keeps out fridge smells.

  20. Wonderful Way to Drip Whey!

    by Pam on 09 Fri,2014

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    I'm fairly new to making greek yogurt (2 months). Let me tell you, I may never go back to dripping my yogurt in a bag! The bags are functional, sloppy and really hard to get the remains of the yogurt out. The Greek Yogurt Maker is just the thing! First, it has more area to drip from into the handy catch bowl. Yes, the bags cost less, but I vote for the ease and efficiency of the Greek Yogurt Maker! It's inside the refrigerator which will keep the yogurt fresher. What a wonderful device! Many thanks for adding it to your inventory. Pam

  21. Best method ever!

    by Julie on 09 Sun,2014

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    Previously to drain whey from yogurt to make cultured products from recipes in my Nourishing Traditions Cookbook I used a nylon seed sprouting bag hanging on my banana holder hook suspended over a bowl. This Greek Yogurt Maker is so much better, hygienic, easy to remove the yogurt from, easy to clean and my wheu is a beautiful, clear liquid, unlike what I got from the bag method and the yogurt is thick and wonderful. Great recipe for Key Lime Pie in the booklet too. I am thrilled!

  22. Excellent product

    by Mary on 10 Tue,2014

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    This product works so much better than putting your yogurt in a bag or towel and hanging it from the cupboard knob above. It's easy to clean and fits nicely over a bowl. I recommend it highly.

  23. Great find!

    by Ana on 04 Sat,2015

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    I make fresh yogurt weekly and at first hesitated to purchase this but once I did I knew what I was missing. I now place my homemade yogurt in the strainer and get fabulous thick yogurt. Also, in a rush I purchased store bought organic yogurt and used the strainer - worked fabulously. I read the reviews about the price but to me its well worth it. The tight fitting lid also helps to store your yogurt in the container.

  24. Love this works great

    by Tara on 05 Mon,2015

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    Very easy to use. I would recommend it to anyone that likes Greek yogurt. I am happy I found this. I wish I could order all products in Canada.

  25. perfect strainer

    by JWD on 10 Wed,2015

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    I have used this many times now for straining my home made yogurt, or even in place of cheese cloth. Since whey is collected in container there isn't lost whey. The whey can be used in other things, or even as a drink with some fruit juices added.

    I have begun to make some cheeses now and this is good first stage for straining and collecting whey for making ricotta cheese.

    Now buying second one as now making gallon of yogurt at a time. The only thing I could wish for is one that holds 4 or more quarts for straining.

  26. Time saver

    by alice on 12 Tue,2015

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    I used the strainer when I made my Greek yogurt and I am glad I bought this product. It's super easy to clean and it does a great job straining the liquid out. Good quality product and it's a nice size.

  27. Love it!

    by Jodi on 01 Wed,2016

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    This is just the right size for doing a half gallon at once but still fits in my fridge. I love making my own yogurt in my crock pot but always wished it wasn't so runny. This solves that problem easily and is simple to clean up This product does what is promised.

  28. Glad I bought this

    by Bob on 02 Tue,2016

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    Just hours after I purchased this, I realized you can drain yogurt in a fine mesh colander w/a coffee filter. I thought perhaps I has wasted my money on yet another kitchen gadget. Well, now that I have tried this product, I'm really glad I bought it. It holds so much more yogurt than any coffee filters, and it really helps make my yogurt nice, thick and creamy. I save off the whey and use it to make another batch of yogurt, or to soften oatmeal for breakfast the next day. I just put in my yogurt, place it in the fridge for 2 hours, take it out and put the yogurt and whey into separate containers. A lot better than having to use coffee filters, and it cleans up fast and is reusable. Try it you'll like it!

  29. Great prduct!

    by Sue on 03 Tue,2014

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    Used this the same day I received it in the mail and it is perfect, efficient, keeps bugs out! One comment, will get more whey from the yogurt if left at room temperature. This is 100 percent more efficient than using the odd containers and metal strainer that I was using before. Great invention on someone's part! Question, (this hasn't happened actually) what if the nylon straining material rips! Buy a replacement filter, etc?

    Response from CFH: EuroCuisine does make a mesh replacement for the Greek Yogurt Maker. It is available through EuroCuisine directly. The mesh is durable and if cared for properly, should last quite some time.

  30. NICE Greek Yogurt Maker

    by J on 08 Sun,2014

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    How simple can this process be? Buy (or make) yogurt; pour into mesh strainer; set in fridge; wait 1-3 days while the whey drains out; gently scrape the thick yogurt from the strainer; eat. I buy organic non-fat yogurt with extra probiotics and strain for 72 hours. The result is a super creamy, thick, rich yogurt that tastes very much like sour cream. GREAT STUFF.

  31. great

    by laura on 05 Wed,2014

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    I really didn't want to spend $25 on a strainer, but I didn't have anything at home that would hold that much yogurt. It's really nice, and now I am glad I have it.

  32. does what it's supposed to

    by mlw on 03 Mon,2014

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    My experience with this is similar to the other users. It works very nicely to strain the whey from yogurt, and is much easier and much less messy than cheesecloth or a cloth sac. It cleans easily and quickly under lightly flowing warm water. I think it's perhaps a few dollars more than such a simple device should cost, but I have no regrets purchasing it for the price I did.

  33. Yogurt Strainer

    by Debbie on 05 Sun,2014

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    Wonderful product. Much nicer than a cheese cloth. Easy to use. Made wonderful yogurt!!!

  34. Good product but I question the design...

    by Losethecarbs on 04 Thu,2015

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    First I will say that the Greek yogurt maker is much better than using cheesecloth! It is easy to clean and I love the lid. The question I have is about the cone in the center. The first time I strained yogurt, a lot of the cream and milk came through to the bottom. I discovered that it was running through the holes in the cone. The mesh is very fine and allows only the whey to come through, but any yogurt that comes into contact with the cone falls through. What I have to do is line the strainer with flour sack cloth so that the holes in the cone are covered. When I do that I have no issues at all. I get wonderful thick yogurt after leaving it in the fridge for one or two days. But I think it's too bad that I have to purchase flour sack cloth to fix a flaw in the design. I wonder what the cone's purpose is? Would love to know. Other than that, I love the product. Didn't love the price very much for such a simple product, especially when I have to use another straining cloth with it.

    I would recommend it to friends if the holes in the cone were taken away.

    Response from CFH: We love the Greek Yogurt Maker and are sorry you were disappointed with the design. The center cone allows the yogurt to drain more evenly.

  35. Foolproof thick yogurt

    by Susu on 12 Wed,2013

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    This gadget really works. Before, my yogurt always came out too runny. The only problem I have is once all the whey is drained out, there isn't much yogurt left. I started adding pectin and dry milk while heating it so the yogurt is thicker to begin with and less will drain out. After it's done draining, I put it in a blender with sweetener and fruit. Then I freeze it in little cups. It comes out really creamy and delicious. I don't think it saves me any money since milk is so expensive but it is tastier than store bought yogurt.

  36. I appreciate the size, with a suggestion for improvement

    by Jay on 09 Fri,2014

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    The first time (and only time) I used this strainer, it allowed quite a bit of milk/cream to come through, not just the whey. As I was specifically draining the yogurt to get the whey for use in making sauerkraut, this wasn't ideal. I am not sure if this was due to the particular yogurt I strained. I've not had this happen before when using the smaller yogurt strainers.
    If I could re-design one thing about the yogurt strainer, it would be to open the top of the inner cone for easier cleaning and/or as a handle. If you have an open top, sort of like an angel food cake pan, you could lift it, place it on a wine bottle to dry, etc.
    I will try it a second time, with a different type of yogurt to see whether I can get just the whey to come through the strainer.

    CFH Response~ The unit works very well with homemade yogurt where you can control the culturing process however we have a lot of customers using the yogurt strainer with store bought yogurt as well. A different brand may give you better results. Excellent recommendations for changes to the yogurt maker!

  37. Great Product

    by Roger on 01 Tue,2016

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    This works great, although a little pricey. I get great Greek Style yogurt, and my son gets the whey to use for his work outs. I add nothing, he adds a little sugar. We all love the yogurt. Thank you.

  38. Not worth the price

    by Steph on 11 Tue,2014

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    The quality of materials is substandard for the price. It works well, however I can already tell it will not hold up for repeated uses.

    The delicate mesh is perfect for straining yogurt or milk kefir but it is best to be gentle with the strainer. Place your fermented dairy in the strainer and place it in the fridge to strain, If you stir your fermented dairy to speed up the process (usually kefir), use a silicone spatula. Gently hand wash the yogurt maker to clean.

  39. works but poor quality

    by gardenpuss on 03 Sat,2016

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    This is a very fragile and cheaply made product that should have cost no more than $5. But for $25 I think that one can probably find a better strainer out there. The mesh is a little puckered - not taught, and it feels very fragile. So whatever utensil you use to scoop the yogurt out, you must be very careful not to damage the mesh. Same precaution applies to cleaning it - be gentle.

    Other than poor quality and being too expensive, it does do what it is supposed to do - it does a nice job of straining yogurt. Best of luck.

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  • From David B Borenstein at 6/1/2015 6:36 AM
    • Is it better to strain the yogurt before refrigerating it for 6 hours, or after?
    • It's best to stop the culturing process by putting it in the fridge. If you have a reusable yogurt, you are going to want to save some of it as your mother culture before you strain the yogurt! Set a portion as the mother aside, and strain the rest while in the fridge.
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  • From lynda at 3/11/2015 8:22 PM
    • Do you need to purchase any type of cloth or does the strainer in the kit replace the cloth?
    • This strainer includes everything you need to strain your yogurt. No cloth needed! Simply pour the finished yogurt in the basket, cover and allow to sit in the refrigerator or at room temperature. The whey is collected in the bowl.
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  • From sophia at 6/11/2014 12:12 AM
    • How heavy is this?
    • The shipping weight is 4.4 lbs.
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  • From UC at 4/9/2014 6:03 PM
    • Would this work for non-dairy, homemade yogurt that is thickened with pectin?
    • The Greek Yogurt Maker is basically a large strainer and container system that strains the whey out of the yogurt to give it a much more creamy, rich texture. It works well for dairy and non-dairy yogurt.
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  • From Lisa at 2/8/2014 9:52 PM
    • Just to confirm the above question. Can I use this to make cheese with one of your cheese culture kits?
    • The Greek Yogurt Maker alone cannot be used for making cheese. It may be handy for straining the cheese curds from the whey, but that is only one step in the cheese-making process.
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  • From Juli Quezada at 12/21/2013 7:51 AM
    • Please give me the measurements. Have an apartment size fridge and hoping it will fit along all my other food items.
    • 10-inch diameter, 5 inch height
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  • From Joe Orlow at 12/18/2013 6:11 PM
    • Can I strain the whey from cheese using this?
    • Yes, this will work for straining whey from yogurt, kefir, cheese, etc.
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  • From Tim T. at 11/25/2013 1:45 PM
    • Is this device used solely for plain yogurts or can one used flavored yogurts (i.e. bits of fruit in it) as well?
    • This can be used to drain whey from any type of yogurt.
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  • From Paula K at 10/28/2013 10:42 AM
    • Hi, can you please confirm the maker and model number
      for this product? Thank you.
    • This is a Euro Cuisine, model GY50.
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  • From lindap at 2/25/2013 10:00 AM
    • What is the yield of 2 qts. of Greek yogurt after it has been strained?
    • The yield depends on the length of time you strain the yogurt. The manufacturer recommends from 3-18 hours of straining. Longer straining times will remove more whey and yield less finished yogurt.
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