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  1. #1
    frogliver Guest

    Default What is the best electric yogurt maker?

    So far I have looked up the Salton YM7 42-Ounce Electric Yogurt Maker with 7
    Glass Jars. It seems to have what I need i.e., timer, see-through top, glass
    jars --$24.95.

    Does anyone use this or some others I should check out? I thought about
    using normal kitchenware, as shown on some websites, but I can't find a good
    consistent, reliable heat source around here. Thanks,

    frog


  2. #2
    gtr Guest

    Default Re: What is the best electric yogurt maker?

    On 2010-04-20 10:10:19 -0700, frogliver said:

    > So far I have looked up the Salton YM7 42-Ounce Electric Yogurt Maker
    > with 7 Glass Jars. It seems to have what I need i.e., timer,
    > see-through top, glass jars --$24.95.
    >
    > Does anyone use this or some others I should check out? I thought about
    > using normal kitchenware, as shown on some websites, but I can't find a
    > good consistent, reliable heat source around here. Thanks,


    I had a Salton yogurt maker over 20 years ago. The truth is the machine
    is not asked to do very much. For me it worked perfectly, consistently.
    I used it once or twice a month for a year or two. Then I got bored
    with yogurt.
    --
    If you limit your actions in life to things that nobody can possibly
    find fault with, you will not do much. -- Lewis Carroll


  3. #3
    Boron Elgar Guest

    Default Re: What is the best electric yogurt maker?

    On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 10:56:11 -0700, gtr <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 2010-04-20 10:10:19 -0700, frogliver said:
    >
    >> So far I have looked up the Salton YM7 42-Ounce Electric Yogurt Maker
    >> with 7 Glass Jars. It seems to have what I need i.e., timer,
    >> see-through top, glass jars --$24.95.
    >>
    >> Does anyone use this or some others I should check out? I thought about
    >> using normal kitchenware, as shown on some websites, but I can't find a
    >> good consistent, reliable heat source around here. Thanks,

    >
    >I had a Salton yogurt maker over 20 years ago. The truth is the machine
    >is not asked to do very much. For me it worked perfectly, consistently.
    >I used it once or twice a month for a year or two. Then I got bored
    >with yogurt.



    I have a Salton, but it is a one quart unit, not the sort with jars.
    It works flawlessly and I am not pouring measured amounts into little
    cups.

    I know you can make yogurt in the oven with the light on, or with a
    heating pad or any number of other ways, but I have gotten the
    simplest, most consistent results with the Salton. Check out garage
    sales or Craig's list if you want to save money on a unit.

    You are right...it doesn't do much. All it is is a bucket that is
    placed in an insulated heating sleeve.

    We vary the yogurt based on what sort of milk we have around at the
    time, and we also use some dried milk to beef up the consistency.

    Everyone has an opinion as to what to use for "seed," and the most
    dependable (for me) is a purchased culture. I have a few small
    containers of plain, multi-culture yogurt that I get on sale and just
    use a bit of that. They last pretty much forever, even way past the
    use date. But we only make yogurt once, or at most, twice a week. If
    you make it often you can use your own makings as the seed culture for
    awhile, until you notice that a batch just isn't as yummy as the
    previous ones, then go back to a purchased seed culture.

    Boron

  4. #4
    The Cook Guest

    Default Re: What is the best electric yogurt maker?

    On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 14:06:24 -0400, Boron Elgar
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 10:56:11 -0700, gtr <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>On 2010-04-20 10:10:19 -0700, frogliver said:
    >>
    >>> So far I have looked up the Salton YM7 42-Ounce Electric Yogurt Maker
    >>> with 7 Glass Jars. It seems to have what I need i.e., timer,
    >>> see-through top, glass jars --$24.95.
    >>>
    >>> Does anyone use this or some others I should check out? I thought about
    >>> using normal kitchenware, as shown on some websites, but I can't find a
    >>> good consistent, reliable heat source around here. Thanks,

    >>
    >>I had a Salton yogurt maker over 20 years ago. The truth is the machine
    >>is not asked to do very much. For me it worked perfectly, consistently.
    >>I used it once or twice a month for a year or two. Then I got bored
    >>with yogurt.

    >
    >
    >I have a Salton, but it is a one quart unit, not the sort with jars.
    >It works flawlessly and I am not pouring measured amounts into little
    >cups.
    >
    >I know you can make yogurt in the oven with the light on, or with a
    >heating pad or any number of other ways, but I have gotten the
    >simplest, most consistent results with the Salton. Check out garage
    >sales or Craig's list if you want to save money on a unit.
    >
    >You are right...it doesn't do much. All it is is a bucket that is
    >placed in an insulated heating sleeve.
    >
    >We vary the yogurt based on what sort of milk we have around at the
    >time, and we also use some dried milk to beef up the consistency.
    >
    >Everyone has an opinion as to what to use for "seed," and the most
    >dependable (for me) is a purchased culture. I have a few small
    >containers of plain, multi-culture yogurt that I get on sale and just
    >use a bit of that. They last pretty much forever, even way past the
    >use date. But we only make yogurt once, or at most, twice a week. If
    >you make it often you can use your own makings as the seed culture for
    >awhile, until you notice that a batch just isn't as yummy as the
    >previous ones, then go back to a purchased seed culture.
    >
    >Boron


    I have a 1 quart West Bend and a Salton with 6 milk glass cups, no
    lids. I think I bought the Salton for the cups. I am sure that both
    of them came from yard sales or thrift shops.

    My oven has a proof setting and I have made yogurt that way.
    --
    Susan N.

    "Moral indignation is in most cases two percent moral,
    48 percent indignation, and 50 percent envy."
    Vittorio De Sica, Italian movie director (1901-1974)

  5. #5
    frogliver Guest

    Default Re: What is the best electric yogurt maker?

    FYI A little research has lead me to websites that explain using a Crockpot
    to make yogurt. Looks easy and I won't have to obtain another gadget since I
    have a Crockpot. Thanks for your responses.

    frog



    "The Cook" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 14:06:24 -0400, Boron Elgar
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 10:56:11 -0700, gtr <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>On 2010-04-20 10:10:19 -0700, frogliver said:
    >>>
    >>>> So far I have looked up the Salton YM7 42-Ounce Electric Yogurt Maker
    >>>> with 7 Glass Jars. It seems to have what I need i.e., timer,
    >>>> see-through top, glass jars --$24.95.
    >>>>
    >>>> Does anyone use this or some others I should check out? I thought about
    >>>> using normal kitchenware, as shown on some websites, but I can't find a
    >>>> good consistent, reliable heat source around here. Thanks,
    >>>
    >>>I had a Salton yogurt maker over 20 years ago. The truth is the machine
    >>>is not asked to do very much. For me it worked perfectly, consistently.
    >>>I used it once or twice a month for a year or two. Then I got bored
    >>>with yogurt.

    >>
    >>
    >>I have a Salton, but it is a one quart unit, not the sort with jars.
    >>It works flawlessly and I am not pouring measured amounts into little
    >>cups.
    >>
    >>I know you can make yogurt in the oven with the light on, or with a
    >>heating pad or any number of other ways, but I have gotten the
    >>simplest, most consistent results with the Salton. Check out garage
    >>sales or Craig's list if you want to save money on a unit.
    >>
    >>You are right...it doesn't do much. All it is is a bucket that is
    >>placed in an insulated heating sleeve.
    >>
    >>We vary the yogurt based on what sort of milk we have around at the
    >>time, and we also use some dried milk to beef up the consistency.
    >>
    >>Everyone has an opinion as to what to use for "seed," and the most
    >>dependable (for me) is a purchased culture. I have a few small
    >>containers of plain, multi-culture yogurt that I get on sale and just
    >>use a bit of that. They last pretty much forever, even way past the
    >>use date. But we only make yogurt once, or at most, twice a week. If
    >>you make it often you can use your own makings as the seed culture for
    >>awhile, until you notice that a batch just isn't as yummy as the
    >>previous ones, then go back to a purchased seed culture.
    >>
    >>Boron

    >
    > I have a 1 quart West Bend and a Salton with 6 milk glass cups, no
    > lids. I think I bought the Salton for the cups. I am sure that both
    > of them came from yard sales or thrift shops.
    >
    > My oven has a proof setting and I have made yogurt that way.
    > --
    > Susan N.
    >
    > "Moral indignation is in most cases two percent moral,
    > 48 percent indignation, and 50 percent envy."
    > Vittorio De Sica, Italian movie director (1901-1974)



  6. #6
    Brian Anasta Guest

    Default Re: What is the best electric yogurt maker?

    On Apr 21, 3:10*am, "frogliver" <f_gli...@nospam.com> wrote:
    > So far I have looked up the Salton YM7 42-Ounce Electric Yogurt Maker with 7
    > Glass Jars. It seems to have what I need i.e., timer, see-through top, glass
    > jars --$24.95.
    >
    > Does anyone use this or some others I should check out? I thought about
    > using normal kitchenware, as shown on some websites, but I can't find a good
    > consistent, reliable heat source around here. Thanks,
    >
    > frog


    Hi Frog,

    Purchased a Tefal La Yaourtiere maker recently - turns out a superb
    product. Also comes with 8 individual portion glass jars, which I
    think is pretty neat.

    Kind Regards,
    Brian Anasta


  7. #7
    gtr Guest

    Default Re: What is the best electric yogurt maker?

    On 2010-04-20 20:32:35 -0700, frogliver said:

    > FYI A little research has lead me to websites that explain using a
    > Crockpot to make yogurt. Looks easy and I won't have to obtain another
    > gadget since I have a Crockpot. Thanks for your responses.


    The internet use to have plenty of info. Now it has too much. Can you
    relay a link to the the recommendations you intend to pursue?
    --
    If you limit your actions in life to things that nobody can possibly
    find fault with, you will not do much. -- Lewis Carroll


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    sf Guest

    Default Re: What is the best electric yogurt maker?

    On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 18:33:20 -0500, The Cook <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I have a 1 quart West Bend and a Salton with 6 milk glass cups, no
    >lids.


    How do you do it w/o the lids? I haven't used mine in forever and
    don't have any lids either. I think the last time I made yogurt in
    it, I used canning jars. Well, I don't have the canning jars anymore
    so I'm curious about your method. TIA

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  9. #9
    Boron Elgar Guest

    Default Re: What is the best electric yogurt maker?

    On Wed, 21 Apr 2010 07:42:23 -0700, gtr <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 2010-04-20 20:32:35 -0700, frogliver said:
    >
    >> FYI A little research has lead me to websites that explain using a
    >> Crockpot to make yogurt. Looks easy and I won't have to obtain another
    >> gadget since I have a Crockpot. Thanks for your responses.

    >
    >The internet use to have plenty of info. Now it has too much. Can you
    >relay a link to the the recommendations you intend to pursue?



    Here is a very easy to follow set of instructions:

    http://www.nourishingdays.com/?p=912

    Boron

  10. #10
    The Cook Guest

    Default Re: What is the best electric yogurt maker?

    On Wed, 21 Apr 2010 07:51:07 -0700, sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 18:33:20 -0500, The Cook <[email protected]>
    >wrote:
    >
    >>I have a 1 quart West Bend and a Salton with 6 milk glass cups, no
    >>lids.

    >
    >How do you do it w/o the lids? I haven't used mine in forever and
    >don't have any lids either. I think the last time I made yogurt in
    >it, I used canning jars. Well, I don't have the canning jars anymore
    >so I'm curious about your method. TIA



    Actually I have never used it. I always use my 1 quart. I would
    probably put some foil or plastic wrap over the jars. Guess I need to
    try it but I really don't eat it by the jar. I use it to make
    smoothies or tzatziki.

    --
    Susan N.

    "Moral indignation is in most cases two percent moral,
    48 percent indignation, and 50 percent envy."
    Vittorio De Sica, Italian movie director (1901-1974)

  11. #11
    frogliver Guest

    Default Re: What is the best electric yogurt maker?

    Here are some links I found for the Crockpot yogurt:

    http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008...-crockpot.html

    http://www.hillbillyhousewife.com/yogurt.htm

    http://friedrichkc.blogspot.com/2008...-for-jack.html

    There is a whole lot of info in the comments section of these pages too.

    frog







    "gtr" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:2010042107422324148-xxx@yyyzzz...
    > On 2010-04-20 20:32:35 -0700, frogliver said:
    >
    >> FYI A little research has lead me to websites that explain using a
    >> Crockpot to make yogurt. Looks easy and I won't have to obtain another
    >> gadget since I have a Crockpot. Thanks for your responses.

    >
    > The internet use to have plenty of info. Now it has too much. Can you
    > relay a link to the the recommendations you intend to pursue?
    > --
    > If you limit your actions in life to things that nobody can possibly find
    > fault with, you will not do much. -- Lewis Carroll
    >



  12. #12
    gtr Guest

    Default Re: What is the best electric yogurt maker?

    On 2010-04-21 10:57:11 -0700, frogliver said:

    > Here are some links I found for the Crockpot yogurt:
    >
    > http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008...-crockpot.html


    http://www.hillbillyhousewife.com/yogurt.htm

    http://friedrichkc.blogspot.com/2008...-for-jack.html

    There
    >
    > is a whole lot of info in the comments section of these pages too.


    So which do you intend to use, if any?
    --
    If you limit your actions in life to things that nobody can possibly
    find fault with, you will not do much. -- Lewis Carroll


  13. #13
    gtr Guest

    Default Re: What is the best electric yogurt maker?

    On 2010-04-21 08:13:32 -0700, Boron Elgar said:

    >> The internet use to have plenty of info. Now it has too much. Can you
    >> relay a link to the the recommendations you intend to pursue?

    >
    > Here is a very easy to follow set of instructions:
    >
    > http://www.nourishingdays.com/?p=912


    Thanks!
    --
    If you limit your actions in life to things that nobody can possibly
    find fault with, you will not do much. -- Lewis Carroll


  14. #14
    heyjoe Guest

    Default Re: What is the best electric yogurt maker?

    On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 14:06:24 -0400, Boron Elgar wrote:

    > Everyone has an opinion as to what to use for "seed," and the most
    > dependable (for me) is a purchased culture. I have a few small
    > containers of plain, multi-culture yogurt that I get on sale and just
    > use a bit of that.


    Let's talk brand names, so I can benefit from other's trail blazin.

    In the past, I've always used Dannon to start home made yogurts - the one
    with the fruit on the bottom (just don't stir it up). But I'm curious
    about these newer varieties that have hit the market, ie. Activia. Does
    Activia have active cultures, like Danon, so it can be used to start home
    made yogurt?

    Anybody got any experience using Activia to start a batch of home made
    yogurt and how did it turn out?

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