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Saves Money, Good taste, a little hard to clean
on July 28, 2011
A review of this is a bit difficult to write because I don't have anything to compare it to. I imagine its problems plague all soymilk makers so I'll give you my impressions and you can take them as you will.
-Best Price for this type of soy milk maker
-Fast, does a batch in 15 min
-Attractive, much better looking than some of the other soy milk makers I've seen
-Filterless, Makes it easier to clean (though not easy per se)
-Saves a TON of money over time compared to buying soymilk. This thing has already paid for itself in these savings
-Makes pretty good tasting soy milk if you are willing to experiment with reciepes
-Easy to use, just add soaked beans and water and press one button
-Comes with good accessories: screen, pitcher, removable cord, brush, book.
-Difficult to clean. This may go for all soymilk makers but it is not easy to clean and you have to make sure to keep water off of the top part while cleaning the grinding and heating elements (attached to the underside of the lid) in the sink. I've heard that this kind (with an external filter screen) is easier than those models with an internal filter.
-Gets really hot. I don't mind this at all but the outside of this machine, as well as the steam coming out of it when you pour off the soymilk are super hot! Wear oven mits when pouring.
-A little noisy, but really not bad especially since it runs for maybe 15 minutes and 2 of those are noisy
Overall I am really please especially with the savings compared to buying soy milk in the store. I wish it made more soy milk at a time since I drink so much (I make 2 batches at a time) but I think the capacity is pretty standard for soy milk makers. Make sure you clean everything as soon as your are done and I think you'll be really happy with this soy milk maker. I am very happy with my purchase overall.