61 of 65 people found the following review helpful
Works great, a few minor issues/suggestions with product design,
This review is from: Soyapower Plus Soy Milk Maker, Rice Milk Maker, Nut Milk Maker, and Soup Maker, Largest Capacity, with 2-year Warranty
I bought this maker with a few colleagues. As it is my first soy milk maker I don't have comparisons. However I do believe it works wonders for what it is supposed to do.
I'd skip the PRO parts since it's been said enough, which also compelled me to get this model. Let me jump into the CONs, which is more an annoyance during my use, if people do care.
1. The container heats up very quickly while it's working. I accidentally touched it and almost got burned. I have no doubt it meets safety requirement but if any suggestions I'd say provide better insulation for the bottom container so it won't be uncomfortable to touch/handle. After it is not a cast iron product, around which I'd know to handle with extreme caution.
2. The indication of "COMPLETE" is not clear enough to me. I heard from other people there would be a series of beeping sounds upon completing working cycles. However I missed it as I was watching TV in another room. As I came back and checked on it I couldn't tell where it stood in the working cycle. The reds lights were both still on and stayed RED. I would suggest a GREEN indicator light to signal completion of cycle. It shouldn't take much to do that.
3. The markers for water level are very difficult to read on the reflective/shiny interior material of the container. The lighting is normal in my kitchen. I had to turn it around several times to locate those tiny bars. It's difficult to tell where to stop also as I added water. Those should be clearly marked and visible to users. I don't want to lose my eye sight just by searching for those.
Those are tiny issues but a good indicator for quality high-end products, maybe this is not shooting for that category. Some convenience will be appreciated from a regular user, or one planned to be.
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Initial post: Mar 10, 2011 3:04:13 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Aug 6, 2011 8:07:06 AM PDT
Your review is actually very positive, much more positive than the 3-star would imply - "it works wonders for what it is supposed to do" with some "tiny issues". It is OK that some exaggerations/humor is used to get the points through on the "tiny issues". I would say that pitcher is definitely not hot enough to burn/hurt my hand. Also, a lengthy alarm sounds clearly after the milk is finished, loud enough to alert the user even if in a different room, though I would agree that changing indicator light color would add additional convenience for some one who left the room and didn't hear the beep (must be a really large house or watching TV with really high speaker volume!). You are also correct that the water level marks on the inside of stainless steel pitcher is not the easiest to notice, especially for the first time user not knowing where to look for. Again, you offered good critique of a good product. If you have made soy milk without the maker, or have used other makers before, you might have given this one a 5-star, even with those "tiny issues". Thank you for a quality critique and your confirmation of the positives other reviewers have pointed out!
Posted on Aug 6, 2011 8:11:09 AM PDT
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