Cuisipro Donvier Electronic Yogurt Maker
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- Electronic yogurt maker for up to 6 cups of great-tasting homemade yogurt
- Create up to 8 different flavors at a time; use only the freshest ingredients
- Digital LCD display with electric timer; 5- and 10-minute warning beeps; auto shut-off
- Heater base, thermometer stirrer, 8 BPA free jars and lids, unit cover, and user manual with recipes included
- Unit measures 6 by 11-1/2 by 4-1/2 inches; 1-year limited warranty
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The procedure is a simple one; heat some milk until bubbles appear on the side of the pan and steam actually rises; take off the stove and pop in the included thermometer. When the milk temperature lowers to a specific window indicated on the thermometer, add some milk to 2 tablespoons of purchased plain yogurt or yogurt starter. Mix and then add to the milk in the pan.
As the yogurt maker has slots for 8 containters with lids, simply pour an equal amount of the milk from the pan, put on the lids, cover the yogurt maker and plug the machine in.
The machine sits on a counter; I advise parking it in a place where the digital controls are not interferred with as just one little push will turn the whole thing off. I set my yogurt to "cook" for 14 hours. The result: Great consistancy and flavor that matches store bought without the preservatives and other additives.
The machine includes includes instructions on how to make flavored yogurt; it seems simple, but I have not tried it.
Bottom line: this machine does the trick with little or no fuss. I also purchased the yogurt cheese maker which will allow me to turn my homemade yogurt into a spread that I can use on bread in the AM. Doesn't get any better!
When I read the book "French Girls Don't Get Fat", I thought I'd give homemade yogurt a try and save a little money (sort of like buying an espresso machine, rather than buying a $3 latte at Starbucks every day!)
Yesterday I made my first batch with the Donvier Yogurt Maker. First of all, it's SO simple. Three ingredients: Milk, milk powder, and starter (I used 2T of my regular brand). Four simple steps:
1. Stir the milk powder into the milk (I used non-fat milk, and the non-fat milk powder makes the yogurt creamier)
2. Heat the milk until it almost boils
3. Cool the milk till it reaches 110--simple to gauge, using the thermometer included with the machine--then add the starter
4. Pour into the cups, and let the machine do its work!
I mixed the batch up in the morning, and by the evening I could move the cups to the fridge to chill. This morning I was treated to fresh yogurt; the creamiest, freshest tasting yogurt I've ever had, and it was non-fat with NO additives!
I highly recommend this machine. If you like yogurt, you'll love what you can make at home with the Donvier!
Also, the recipe calls for 1 quart of milk, and that only half fills the little cups.
I'm going to try making yogurt in my toaster oven, which has a 100F setting, and see how that works. I'm disappointed that this little machine doesn't do the one thing it's supposed to do - heat the 8 cups and produce yogurt after 10 hours.
Edited August 2008: I have been successfully making yogurt in my regular oven, by mixing 1 1/2 quart milk and a 1/2 cup Activia yogurt as the original starter culture, then filling small Rubbermaid snack cups and putting on the lids. I use only the oven light and leave the cups overnight (6-8 hours). Excellent yogurt, easy to make, and without any more appliances cluttering up my kitchen. I keep my starter going by using the last cup of my homemade yogurt mixed into milk for the next batch.
I would like to add I am not an organic go-getter. We've recently been making some changes based on a general concern for how often we are exposed to chemicals, etc. in our and our children's lives. The yogurt maker has given us one more way to feel secure in and expand our choices. Enjoy!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have been using this model which is no longer available for several years and it performs well. I still searching for sources of cups since the plastic only lasts a couple of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Carol F
I used this product 4-5 times and it stopped working. What a piece of junk. Do not buy.Published 4 months ago by Launlori
i'm absolutely in love with this product. It was recommended by Mireille Gulliano ( the author of "french women for all seasons") and i have come to love it plain yogurt... Read morePublished 5 months ago by rachael ladd
Worked great once, but broke after the first use. Very shoddy quality.Published 5 months ago by marko milosavljevic
Should have saved my money. Seems useless to me. Results just as good as warning and storing in my lighter oven.Published 6 months ago by Dizzyviz
I've had one of these for many years. It does a good job of making yogurt - I used to use cow milk, now I use soy milk. The problem is with the plastic lids - they crack. Read morePublished 9 months ago by A. Michelson
Works great, easy to use, perfect condition. I eventually sold this in a garage sale because I no longer need an extra appliance to make yogurt, I just use a quart mason jar and a... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Bethany
We make Bulgarian culture yogurt every 3 days or so and this maker works very well. I get the milk ready, add the starter culture and pour it in the cups, set the timer for 6 hours... Read morePublished 11 months ago by pwilhelm