There - I've said it up front. Of all the yogurt makers in the world, this is the one I use, that I couldn't manage without, and that I unreservedly recommend to other people.
EasiYo is the perfect way to make yogurt. I've read (I've absolutely no idea if it is true!) that in a Persian version of the Old Testament it says that "Abraham owed his longevity to the consumption of sour milk." (Genesis 18:8.) Well, I bet Abraham would have appreciated the benefits of the EasiYo Yogurt Maker!
Talk about low tech and no trouble!
I'm not going to tell you about all the benefits of home made yogurt - the fact that you're looking at info on yogurt makers means you're already sold on that. Now you want to know about individual models.
I'm struggling to think of any!
My model is 12 inches tall (31cm) and a width of 6 inches (15cm) wide - so race off and measure your kitchen cupboard!
Got to have your daily cup of yogurt but worried where the ingredients for the yogurt starter or milk come from?
The terrible news of the melamine contamination of milk powder in China in 2008 made a lot of people suddenly ask themselves that question.
Just because your yogurt or yogurt starter is produced in your own country is no guarantee that it contains only "home-grown" ingredients.
When the 2008 Melamine scare happened I was immediately on the track to discover just where the products in EasiYo yogurt starter come from.
I already knew that the milk comes from New Zealand cows - what I wanted to know was what happens to the milk (and more importantly where does it go) before it is made into the starter. (Easiyo starter is a blend of milk powder and yogurt making bacteria.)
Image courtesy of Ingolfson and used under Public Domain License
No cows in the photo I'm afraid, but this is the wonderful West Coast of the South Island. The road travels round those rugged cliffs and every now and then meanders down into a grassy plateau where the intrepid West coast dairy farmers run their herds. Several years ago I spent a most enjoyable week travelling up the West coast.
And the reassuring answer is that all the milk that goes into an Easiyo Yogurt starter packet comes from the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. Westland Milk Products, which is also situated on the West Coast, dries it to become the milk powder that EasiYo use. It never leaves New Zealand.
Not only that, neither EasiYo nor Westland Milk Products allow melamine within their manufacturing sites.
It does not matter whether you buy your EasiYo yogurt starter here in New Zealand or in the United States - or anywhere in the world - you are buying a product that began life on the grassy paddocks of the West Coast, was delivered as milk to a milk company that has won awards for the quality of their product, and was then delivered to the EasiYo plant where it becomes a probiotic yogurt starter. That is the history of the EasiYo starter.
Me! I use the EasiYo yogurt maker almost every day.
Measures pH in the correct range for women's health