Living healthy is more of a global trend with more and more people being concerned about their weight, what they eat and how active there are. The most accessible way of starting to live healthily is to replace bacon and eggs in the morning with something a bit lighter and maybe less processed such as yogurt. It can get even better if the yogurt is made at home. Fortunately making yogurt at home is extremely easy.
To make yogurt at home all it takes is some fresh milk, some yogurt that can be bought in a store, and a yogurt maker. The store-bought yogurt is needed just for the first batch to obtain the bacteria that causes the milk to ferment. After the first batch, the new yogurt can be used to create new batches. It is a simple process but what matters the most is having a good yogurt maker.
Today we will have a quick look at 10 different models. They all work the same by keeping the interior temperature constant and high enough to help the bacteria become active and turn the milk into yogurt. The products that managed to get into our list come with positive reviews and a decent price tag. Let’s go ahead and jump to our list of the top 10 best yogurt maker reviews.
T-fal Yogurt Maker
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The T-fal yogurt maker is anything but affordable. It is one of the more expensive models in our list. What becomes obvious is the fact that the model looks premium due to its aluminum body and glass parts for the lid and recipients.
In terms of performance, the model can hold a constant temperature of 109 degrees Fahrenheit and comes with six different recipients for the yogurt. The model has a digital display and keeps everything as simple as possible.
Cuisinart CYM-100 Electronic Yogurt Maker with Automatic Cooling
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Cuisinart offers one of the few yogurt makers in our list that instead of using smaller recipients actually comes with a large 8-ounce capacity. This means that making multiple types of yogurt at the same time is not possible.
On the other hand, the yogurt maker has many positive sides. It has a premium build quality and it is very easy to operate as does everything without having the user set the temperature or the fermentation cycle. It does come with a timer. The body of the unit is made out of plastic but it feels sturdy and well-made.
Dash Bulk Yogurt Maker
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The Dash yogurt maker is a great option for the ones that are struggling with a limited budget. It is a simple little machine with one large container with a capacity of one quart. The model is extremely easy to use and straightforward with just an on/off button.
In terms of build quality, the yogurt maker is more than decent for the price. It has a stylish design with a plastic body with white and blue accents. All its non-electric parts can be removed and can be cleaned quite easily.
Vonshef Electric Yogurt Maker
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Vonshef offers a great yogurt maker that makes everything simple and straightforward. The machine comes with just an on and off button that just keeps the temperature inside constant.
One of the great things about it is the fact that the yogurt maker comes with 7 jars. This means that it will be extremely easy to make multiple types of yogurt at once. Its housing is made using stainless steel while the jars are made of glass.
Euro Cuisine YM260 Yogurt and Greek Yogurt Maker
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Larger families might want to look for models that have a bigger capacity. The Euro Cuisine YM260 will prove to be a decent choice as it can make two quarts of yogurt at a time. It works with any kind of milk which is a great plus.
Looking at the price the yogurt maker is quite affordable. It has a simple design and sturdy construction. Its interior container is BPA free making it both safe and durable. The removable parts of the yogurt maker are easy to clean and put back together.
Dash Greek Yogurt Maker
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Everyone loves Greek yogurt. Dash made an excellent yogurt machine that was specifically engineered to make only Greek yogurt. With a simple menu, the machine will prove to be extremely easy to operate.
Looking at its capacity the yogurt maker is quite large. It can make about 2 quarts of yogurt at a time in a BRA-free container. As a bonus, the manufacturers included a second container that will make it easier to manage each batch. Both recipients are easy to remove and clean.
Epica Electric Yogurt Maker
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The Epica yogurt maker is a great product that will seem appealing mostly to the ones with a restrictive budget. It is an inexpensive model that works great when trying to prepare multiple types of yogurt at the same time.
The yogurt maker comes with six jars with lids. It uses a 6 or 12-hour timer for each cycle and it does not require the user to constantly check the temperature. Cleaning the yogurt maker is quite simple. It does not have many removable parts which can seem like a plus when it comes to actually clean it.
Euro Cuisine YMX650 Automatic Digital Yogurt Maker
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The Euro Cuisine YMX650 yogurt maker can make everything so simple. It runs completely on its own and requires very little interaction. It can make about 46 ounces of yogurt in 7 glass jars that are included in the kit.
In terms of build quality, the yogurt maker seems quite robust. It has a brushed stainless steel base and a glass lid. The base includes a display for the timer and just two buttons to turn it off or select a 6 or 10-hour cycle.
Salton YM9 1-Quart Yogurt Maker
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Salton YM9 is one of the more expensive models on our list but it is also one of the best yogurt makers around. It has a large 1-quart capacity which should be enough even for a large family. The container included is made out of a durable material that is freezer-safe.
As with other similar models the removable parts are dishwasher safe. Operation is quite straightforward as it has only an on/off button. Its cord is fairly long and can be hidden inside the base of the yogurt maker.
Euro Cuisine YM80 Yogurt Maker
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Euro Cuisine YM80 is by far the most popular yogurt maker on our list. Its popularity comes from the low price tag and its ability to make perfect yogurt every single time. The model comes with 7 BPA-free jars that can be used to make different types of yogurt. All of them come with lids for easier storage.
Operation is straightforward. The user only has to turn it on and the yogurt maker will start working without requiring it to be constantly check.
Yogurt makers should not be missing from any kitchen. They can save money in the long run as it is much cheaper to buy milk rather than yogurt but this is not the main reason why people buy them. The yogurt made at home is less processed and closer to what some might consider a natural product.
We were able to find 10 different models that are capable of making yogurt without being forced to constantly check the temperature. Their capacity can vary but the biggest difference between models is if they come with multiple jars or just a large container.
Jen Lin-Liu is the founder of Black Sesame Kitchen. A Chinese-American writer and a nationally certified Chinese chef in Beijing. Jen is the author of two memoirs, Serve the People: A Stir-Fried Journey Through China and On the Noodle Road: From Beijing to Rome with Love and Pasta.