I love this yogurt maker! I've tried other yogurt makers, sometimes the yogurt would set and other times it wouldn't. I've made yogurt several times with this machine and it's been perfect every time and my family loves it! I love that it's so easy to make, and I can have the piece of mind that they're getting the best! I also love the individual jars, they are the perfect size so there's never any waste, and it's easy to see when I need to start another batch! (Posted on 3/22/2011)
I am diabetic so I use Half and Half, with no sugar. Use ball mason 2 cup jars fit the cuisine machine perfectly. I use 2 and it makes the best yogurt. I put 6 tablespoons of plain store bought yogurt in the h & h and shake it cold in the quart of h & h,pour it in the 2 cup mason jars and put it for 13 hours in the 110 degree cuisine yogurt maker and I have the best yogurt. I don't have to make greek out of it because it is creamy. I do not heat it to 200 degrees, I just put it in cold. I tried goats,almond,etc and this turns out the best. Try it you'll love it. (Posted on 3/13/2013)
Well, I was delighted and excited when I got the yogurt-maker! I decided to try Dark Chocolate Almond milk first. I heated, added the agar, stirred then added the culture. Poured into the jars and placed them into the maker. Then went to bed. When I got up, the stuff was still liquid...then I realized I never turned on the switch! The second batch was soy milk and well *two thumbs up* from then on!
(Posted on 2/5/2014)
We got this model 3 months ago and really like it. It produces entirely consistent results.No more messing with hit-or-miss culturing methods.
Set a dial for how many hours, push the dial in and it will shut off automatically, a feature not all incubators have.
The little jars (included) are glass--not plastic.. Hand wash the lids for longer life. They hold less than I like. I like bigger batches. We found a short Pyrex brand glass storage container that fits perfectly! It is 7" wide at the top, and 3 1/2 inches tall. Perfect fit.
I highly recommend buying one (or more) of the yogurt starter cultures from Cultures for Health. We use the Greek yogurt and love it. You can culture with your favorite store-brought, live culture-containing yogurts, but those can't propagate and the taste changes. The heirloom cultures will go indefinitely, and taste great.
I am incredibly glad we got this.
BTW... some of the directions I have seen say that you can put fruits in before culturing. For safety's sake, please don't, just add it before refrigerating/eating. (Posted on 12/1/2013)
What I like about this yogurt maker is that I do not have to use little jars. I can use three quart jars by setting the plastic dome over the jars and then wrapping the whole thing with a couple of terry towels and or baby blankets. To make even more or use an assortment of odd size jars, I set a large slightly warmed enamel cast iron frying pan on top of the base and proceed as above. I usually incubate the yogurt about 24 hours but can take a jar or two out earlier if I want to. (Posted on 2/13/2012)
I bought this to make soy yogurt. Everything works fine. I liked the idea of the individual servings, but cleaning those glass jars is a real challenge. I have to soak them in liquid dishwasher detergent to get the yogurt residue out of the bottom rim of the jars. Other than that, I am pleased with the maker. (Posted on 1/26/2014)