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May 8, 2012
I love yogurt and would like to start making my own, however, after reviewing many recipes I have decided my lifestyle would benefit more from a yogurt maker. The main problem: All the yogurt makers I have seen so far are made of plastic, not my first choice, of course, but if I can find a good quality one that will last for years. I mean long enough that after I am gone, hopefully many years from now, that if it's donated to Goodwill it will still be totally usable.
I am scouring thrift stores to see if there are used ones but no luck so far, I may try ebay but never purchased anything from ebay so I am hesitant.
But if I can get recommendations for the best yogurt makers out there it would be helpful.
August 29, 2011
Don't give up on the thrift stores – I found a Salton yoghurt maker w/glass jars for $5 and have used it weekly for the past 3 years w/no problems. It's plastic, but the containers are glass – that's important. You don't want the hot milk mixture coming into contact w/plastic. I've seen nearly identical ones online for less than $25 (the ones w/6 or 7 small jars) made by Koolatron, but don't know how they'd hold up. Obviously, this old Salton just goes and goes, so I think it's a good brand. I vaguely remember them as far back as 25 years…
I make yogurt every other week or so in a small enamel pot with a close fitting lid. After the yogurt has incubated, I put the pot in the fridge (on a hot pad) and just scoop out what I need every day.
The process is quick and easy, no plastic required.
January 17, 2012
I have a yolife yogurt maker, which I received as a gift. It works fine. The jars are glass, but the best feature is an extra-tall dome lid which allows you to use your own mason jars or other containers. So if (when) I break the original yogurt cups, the machine is just as functional.
However, if I were looking to buy a new one, I'd look for something like this, which is programmable:
I just think it would earn its keep better, as a multi-purpose appliance.
Have you tried freecycle? Lots of kitchen appliances show up there.
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