Do you have any idea how easy it is to make your own yogurt at home? With a home yogurt maker, all you need are a few ingredients and in a few hours, you’ll have fresh yogurt without any of the added sugar or preservatives like the store bought kind. That’s why we researched some of the best ones out there to put together this yogurt maker buying guide. First, let’s look at some key features you should consider before buying.
Type: There are electric and manual yogurt makers but they generally make different kinds of yogurt. We did not include a frozen yogurt maker but we did find a manual option. Most of our top picks are electric and every model is different.
Pieces: What we included in this count is the machine itself and any containers that come with it. A lot of these machines come with individual glass jars that have airtight lids so you make individual servings.
BPA Free: BPA was commonly used to harden plastic. Studies show that it can cause hormonal changes in the body and most manufacturers have phased it out. Luckily, all of the products on our list are BPA free.
Yogurt Type: Almost all of these products can make regular yogurt. Some of them can also then take that yogurt and make it into Greek yogurt by straining it. If you prefer Greek yogurt, this is a must.
Size: Because the yogurt making process takes hours, your yogurt machine is going to have to be sitting out on your counter. That’s why it’s important to make sure that you have enough room for it.
Warranty: All of these machines come with warranties and they range from 90 days to 3 years. Yogurt machines are pretty simple but make sure you know what’s covered by your warranty and, more importantly, what isn’t.
Now that you know what to look for, let’s get into the next part of our yogurt maker review: our top ten list. Here’s how it works. If you’re in a hurry, start right at the beginning. We put our top and budget picks first so you can get a good idea of the range that’s out there. Stick around if you can, all of these products are pretty awesome. Alright, are you ready? Let’s get to it.