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Cuisinart CYM-100 Electronic Yogurt Maker Review

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Everyone knows how beneficial it can be to consume yogurt. Yogurt contains good bacteria and probiotics which are great for your digestive system, it is healthy and good for any diet. It is easier than ever to have Yogurt on demand now, and to control what is in it, by purchasing a yogurt maker for your own home, a simple and effective appliance. A top choice for your home is the Cuisinart CYM-100 Electronic Yogurt Maker.

Features and Looks

Cuisinart CYM-100 Electronic Yogurt Maker is a practical kitchen appliance that can make your favourite yogurt in no time. But let’s start with the basic things first.

The maker consists of several parts. It has a base or a housing, control panel, yogurt container, lid for the container, another lid for the housing and you get a little scoop that goes with it. The housing is pretty big and you can make up to 50 ounces of yogurt at one time.

It couldn’t be easier to use and is a simple case of switching on and letting it do its business. In terms of producing the yogurt itself:

First you need to put all the ingredients in the yogurt container and put on the matching lid. Then place the container into the base, or the housing and close the other lid as well. Plug in the maker. The default fermentation time is 8 hours. You are offered the option to increase or decrease that time depending on your preferences. Once you choose your time you can press the start button on the control panel. The maker will start the fermentation process and it will start counting the time.

Cooling mode is perhaps what sets this apart from other yogurt makers and ensures no overcooking occurs due to the heat in some machines remaining after shut off. When the fermentation is finished the maker will automatically switch into cooling mode and it will stay in that mode until you turn off the maker. When you decide to turn off the maker you should hold the stop button for about three seconds. Once you turn off the maker you can remove the yogurt container from the housing. You can then place the yogurt into the refrigerator for further use or use the scope to serve the freshly made yogurt.

After you make the yogurt you can play with different flavours. It is recommended that you wait 6 hours from when the cooling started before you add additional ingredients. If you decide to add fruit to your yogurt you can store it for longer time, as fruit doesn’t harm the yogurt. If you decide to add different syrup then you might want to do that on smaller portions rather than on the entire yogurt.

Conclusion

This is an excellently reviewed yogurt maker and though it costs a little more than some of the other models out there, it is seen as an elite version, offering features such as the cooling system and stainless steel housing. It is a luxury model which won’t restrict anything you want to do with your yogurt, it has a big capacity, and does the job perfectly every time.

You can mix and match and create your own recipes any time you want. Once you buy this maker your opportunities are endless. This little helper will make sure you always have freshly produced yogurt that will satisfy your daily needs of probiotics and calcium. So you can be healthy and become expert in the kitchen at the same time.

Best Frozen Yogurt Makers for the Home

cuisinart iceFrozen yogurt is a healthy alternative to ice cream or other sweet treats, it is tasty, and much better for you! Many high street stores sell frozen yogurt, but you can also make it at home, and there are appliances out there to help you. A decent frozen yogurt can be made in any decent ice cream maker. That is why you will always see ice cream makers being advertised as also capable of making frozen yogurt. Below are some of the best frozen makers you can buy.

Cuisinart ICE-30BC

Clad in a brushed stainless steel housing, the Cuisinart ICE-30BC is actually an attractive sight, especially for a kitchen appliance. Coupled with its ability to make great frozen yogurt and outstanding features, plus the usual top class customer support from Cuisinart, there is no way anyone cannot like this maker.

Features

  • Heavy duty motor
  • Double insulated freezer bowl
  • On/off dial
  • Instruction and recipe booklets

The Cuisinart ICE-30BC makes great frozen yogurt. And it does this in less than 25 minutes living up to Cuisinart’s claim that it gets the job done in 25 minutes or less. The freezer bowl is just adequate with a capacity of 2 quarts. Cleaning it is a breeze and so are the other parts (4 parts in total).

The instructions booklet it comes with is clear and you will be making frozen yogurt in minutes, thanks to the included recipes. There is just a single dial for turning it on or off. Overall usability is outstanding and couldn’t be easier. It is versatile, very high quality and can handle making big capacities for a big family! I highly recommend this if you are looking forward to making frozen yogurt for your family.

Hamilton Beach 68330N

Not everyone can afford the high-end frozen yogurt makers. And the good thing is that the market is well diversified and you will likely find something cheaper like the Hamilton Beach 68330N, it is a budget alternative to some of the big price tag products out there but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer with quality.

Features

  • 4 quarts capacity
  • Easy lock lid
  • User manual with 20 recipes

At first glance, you might be concerned with the construction since it is plastic and can be found at the lower end of the market in terms of cost, but surprisingly, the Hamilton Beach 68330N has a decent solid construction, even your child will be able to use!

What I like most is that it can make up to 4 quarts of frozen yogurt. This is double compared to what the Cuisinart above can make, and is huge compared to most products of its type. You will find this useful if you have a big family. The manufacturer says it will take about 20 to 40 minutes to finish making yogurt. But from what I have experienced, it usually does the job in 30 minutes.

As for cleaning, I do not think it can get any easier on a machine this cheap! It’s a simple process which doesn’t leave you deconstructing and reconstructing your machine, and will be done in a few minutes.

The Hamilton Beach 68330N is easy to use. Even if you have never made yogurt before, you will be up on your feet with the easy to follow manual. And as a bonus, it comes with 20 recipes, what more could you ask for from a machine this cheap?

Conclusion

Either option above would be excellent for a hobbyist looking to make frozen yogurt at home, and provide delicious desserts and treats! Of course, the capacity is one of the main differences, along with the looks, if you want something bigger, the Hamilton Beach is the one for you, but for a better looking model in your kitchen, stick to the ICE.