We tried rigging up our own fermentation "crock" but the result was less than desirable. The whole thing was messy, and it was hard to keep the vegetables anaerobic. The texture of the kraut was mushy and the taste wasn't that palatable. Rather than give up on fermenting all together, we decided to purchase two Vegetable Masters. The results were delicious--the first time. And as a bonus, the jar is very easy to use. We love the taste of our fermented veggie medley and sauerkraut now and just ordered two more of the jars to keep up with our family's demand. We have 6 kids who love their ferments now! Thank you! (Posted on 4/11/2013)
Items arrived very quickly. Products were exactly what I expected. The vegetable cultures are some of the best I have used. The vessel was simple and easy to use, No mold formed on top, however the 3 small weighted stones weren't adequate to keep the veggies from floating. I went out to my garden and found some bigger flat smooth surfaced river rocks, scrubbed them and they worked fantastic. Love your site and love your products ! (Posted on 11/4/2013)
This is a superior product. I used it to make fermented cabbage and it made the process very easy and it also made the outcome reliable, whereas before I had the jar it didn't always come out good. I also know that the right gases are leaving and coming in, so I don't have to guess about the quality of my food. I highly recommend it. (Posted on 11/18/2013)
Success the first time out! I tried making kraut to no avail time and again and finally found the right equipment. With live culture kraut $7 for 25 oz in L.A., the Vegetable Master paid for itself with the first batch. Well worth it! (Posted on 11/28/2013)
This was my first time making sauerkraut and this product worked great. Only took 7 days and no mold. The idea of letting gases out but no air in is accomplished simply by the top of the fermenter. Very easy to set up. (Posted on 1/3/2014)
I purchased this over the holidays for some family and friends but kept one for myself. I am now officially addicted to fermented foods! Our favorite is to make fermented salsa. Great on chips and over eggs. The air-lock makes it so simple, never needing to touch it until it is done fermenting. (Posted on 1/24/2014)
I got this primarily to start properly fermenting my green chile salsa and krauts and to do some other fresh veggie ferments.
I love how easy it is and how well it works, my first batch of fermented fresh green chile salsa was amazing! I used to use other jars or one of my older crocks and keeping the fresher air out was nigh impossible. This works exceptionally well and takes up very little counter space for small kitchens. (Posted on 5/7/2014)