Salton Yogurt Maker

The Salton yogurt maker comes in two models, the YM9 and the YM7. Occassionally there are other models to be found second-hand.

They give a 1 year limited warranty on both models of this electric yogurt maker.

To make yogurt in either model you need;

  • 4 cups (1 quart) milk (it can be whole, 2%, 1% or skim milk)

  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup instant non-fat dry milk powder

  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt (with live cultures)
  • No thermometer included nowdays (it used to be included with some older Salton models) so do yourself a favor and buy one.


    Salton yogurt maker instructions

    Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of dry milk powder to 1 quart of milk. This milk powder will give you a thicker yogurt

    Heat the milk on the stove to 185-190°F. Do not let it boil. Stir frequently.

    Plug in the yogurt maker to warm while your milk is heating.

    Cool milk to 110-115°F.

    Pour some of the milk into a clean glass and add the half cup of plain yogurt or 1 package of yogurt starter. Stir until evenly mixed.

    Pour this mix into the rest of the cooled milk and stir.

    Now pour the milk into the pre-heated yogurt maker.

    And that's it. You're done.

    Leave it for 6-12 hours. The exact amount of time will take a little experimentation. The longer you leave the yogurt "making", the more tart it will become so experiment to find what suits your tastebuds.


    Salton yogurt maker YM9

    Points to consider:

    salton ym9 yogurt maker holds 1 quart

    • Very few products are still sitting on a 4 and a half stars after almost 600 reviews. Users LOVE the Salton YM9 1-Quart Yogurt Maker

    • Makes up to 1 quart.

    • The domed top of the Salton YM9 1-quart yogurt maker makes storage difficult in smaller fridges.

    • Inside container is freezer safe so you can make frozen yogurt with ease.

    • No on/off switch - you plug it in and you unplug it!

    • The dial on the top is not a timer despite the fact that they call it one. You just turn the "timer" to however many hours you want to leave it for as a reminder for yourself. It will NOT peep, ring or tapdance across the kitchen to attract your attention - you have to look at it and remember.


    Salton yogurt maker YM7

    Salton YM7 yogurt maker makes 1 quart in 7 smaller cups

    • Plenty of fans for the Salton YM7 Yogurt maker with 7 individual cups on Amazon although not as many as the YM9.

    • This model also makes up to 1 quart but in 7 individual 6oz cups.

    • Has on/off switch at the front.

    • Clear lids.

    • Flat lids make it much easier to store in fridge (but more of them!)

    • Same issue with timer as in YM9. This is not a problem so long as you realise it is simply a reminder for you.

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