27 September 2012
Fantastic! Makes perfect yogurt every time.
Product number: 3440
27 September 2012
Fantastic! Makes perfect yogurt every time.
24 September 2012
This is a great little yoghurt incubator! I have followed the advice and tips on this review form, a big thank you to you! I have used standard semi-skimmed and full fat milk plus UHT (which I am unaccustomed to) and all have been converted to lovely yoghurt, though the UHT milk made more store bought sour tasting yoghurt. I used 2 tbsp of Greek started and 3 tbsp of dried skimmed milk powder. Really pleased with this product, it is easy to use and easy to clean. I highly recommend this yoghurt maker.
12 September 2012
I recently bought this and have been making yoghurt successfully ever since! I use UHT skimmed milk, with 1 tbs of milk powder for a great, creamy yoghurt. I have also made vegan yoghurt! My only whinge is why have the silly spoon - useless!!! - and why when you have to add 900ml of milk is there no such mark on the bowl, the measurements on the side are no help whatsoever! But apart from that small moan, very very happy with it!
05 September 2012
I have been using this for more than 6 months now and so far no complaints. The trick for creamy thick yogurt is in the ingredients used. This yogurt maker from lakeland is indeed well worth a buy! Very pleased ....!
28 August 2012
Was bought this by my sister who has one and raves about it. Have made 3 batches so far and each one gets better and better! The first one was just starter and UHT and was lovely but runny. 2nd lot was better quality starter, UHT and 2 tsp milk powder and then strained overnight. This was the thickest yoghurt I've ever tasted and lovely. 3rd batch - same as above but left for 9 hrs and might not strain it as it seemed quite thick. As for people saying about awkward pot for the fridge - put in a clip box and it fits in the fridge and leaves the pot free for next batch!
Thanks for placing your review. We're pleased you've had great results making your yoghurt.
17 August 2012
I love this yoghurt maker... A few teaspoons of natural yogurt.. A litre of full fat UHT @ 4% and for me.. 12 hours later a gorgeous thick yoghurt!! The but?!! Why no clear measuring symbols on side.. Why a spoon that has no use at all... and why no clip on lid? Makes perfect yoghurt.. Would have been perfect score if not for the minor design flaws.
Thanks for taking the time to write your review I'm glad to hear you like the results you get. The spoon provided is for stirring and dispensing the yoghurt. I will be sure to pass your comments on about clearer measuring symbols and a clip lid.
10 July 2012
I have been making yoghurt for years now and have had a lot of hits and misses in the process. I have tried various methods of keeping the yoghurt at the right temperature but this is by far the easiest and best way. I managed to get thick yoghurt for the first time without adding any dried skimmed milk powder. I simply used 900ml full fat pasteurised milk and 2 tsp of real greek yoghurt (this is the best starter yoghurt I have came across so far). I also add a tbsp of sugar, which seems to help the yoghurt without making it sweet. would recommend this yoghurt maker in an instant.
29 June 2012
This thing is very useful & efficient... what they are claiming is 100% correct. The best yoghurt maker available in the market.
26 June 2012
This is a quietly efficient machine that seems of good quality - it's quite sturdy without being heavy - and works well, being easy to use. The only comments I would make are on the design, which aren't reasons not to buy it but more for if it will be redesigned in future. A 'lip' in the bowl would have been better so the yoghurt can be poured out more easily. I think the plastic hard spatula is a bit useless and fussy. And I don't understand what the number at the top is for. It's not a clock nor a timer, so isn't much use.
Thank you for placing your review and providing improvement suggestions, we've passed them to our buying team.The number shown on the lid is a memory dial that you can set to remind you the time you started the process. We hope this helps.
19 June 2012
Why make work for yourself by heating the milk first - use UHT and leave it in the machine a bit longer if you want it more set. You can get a delicious Greek-style yoghurt by straining it through muslin - then it's great for making dips, raitas and stirring into sauces. My grandson (11) asked for a yoghurt maker for his birthday and has used it nearly every day but has trouble stopping his parents and sister from eating all the yoghurt before he can get to it.
11 June 2012
Bought this yogurt maker after recommended to me by a friend. We Indians eat a LOT of yoghurt, so something like this is very handy. I used full cream milk with culture from a branded yoghurt, kept it on overnight- 11-12 hrs, and got creamy yummy yoghurt, better than bought in the store! I tend to put it in the fridge straight away. Now using this at least 3 times a week. Highly recommended, u won't be disappointed!
23 May 2012
I love my yogurt maker. It makes consistently good yogurt from all types of milk and has done so for over five years, without any problem. Much more reliable result than the thermos in the airing cupboard method I used previously.
14 May 2012
This has been in constant use since I bought it last month. I use UHT whole milk and yoghurt as a starter, and the results are brilliant - lovely creamy tasting yoghurt. I haven't used skimmed milk powder to thicken as we use the yoghurt on muesli instead of milk.
14 May 2012
Very pleased with the electric yoghurt maker. It's the right size for my kitchen work surface, not taking up too much space, as compared to some other brands. Am reading about how to make thicker yoghurt. Just 1 thing which the manufacturer could improve on - the fluid level measures on the side of the plastic container are in the same colour plastic, and I can't read them. Other measuring jugs I have are measured in blue, red or black writing. Would this not be possible? I know where the 1L measure is, so it's not a problem, but why have them there if you can't read them easily?
Thank you for placing your review. We've passed your comments on to our buying team to consider.
26 April 2012
I am very pleased with this yoghurt maker. I turn on yoghurt maker whilst I slightly heat UHT semi skimmed milk in microwave for 2 minutes then stir in 3 tablespoons of milk powder and 1 tablespoon of natural yoghurt. Stir then pour into bowl. Put bowl into preheated yoghurt maker and 8 hours later Hey Presto fantastic thick, creamy yoghurt.
10 April 2012
Very disappointed. Just bought it, made first batch with full fat organic milk and 2 tsps of live yogurt and the result was awful, not at all appetising. I was looking forward to creamy natural yogurt as advertised in the video. I also want it as natural as possible and do not want to use UHT or powder milk. I tried again with the same results. I feel the promotional video is very misleading as it does not show heating the milk beforehand, using processed UHT or powdered milk - so much so for making something natural. Misleading video, poor instructions - taking it back to the shop!
Thank you for placing your review. We're sorry to hear you've been disappointed with the results of the yoghurt maker. We can appreciate that you'd want to keep the yoghurt as natural as possible. Whilst the taste can appear tart it is a natural process that doesn't contain sweetners such as used in shop bought youghut.To thicken we recommend increasing the live yoghurt. We hope this helps.
09 April 2012
I bought this as a Christmas present for my husband who loves natural yoghurt. Guess what I have ended up eating most of it! it works perfectly every time and produces thick creamy yoghurt. I use UHT whole milk and any live culture yoghurt as a starter and leave for 12 hours. Thought i could get away without a spare bowl but will be buying one ASAP as I don't like to run out!
02 April 2012
Other reviewers have hated 'faffing about' getting pasteurised milk just right. No faffing! I find 10 minutes in a 1000W microwave, then 10 minutes in a sink of cold water works just fine - use a jam thermometer such as the Lakelands one, Cat Ref: 8776, til it is about 50 degrees C. Pour it into the machine, with 2 tsp 'old' yoghurt and some milk powder - 8 hrs later heigh presto, yoghurt to die for. Well done Lakelands!
27 March 2012
I adore this machine as it makes the creamiest yoghurt from UHT goats milk . I also like the fact that the container sits comfortably in my salad box in my tiny fridge keeping nicely until I need it.
22 March 2012
We have had ours for about 3 years and its in constant use. We use the simplest of recipes - some commercial plain yoghurt as a starter, a couple of scoops of dried skimmed milk and a litre or UHT semi-skimmed milk. We have had to experiment with the commercial starter. Most bought yoghurts don't reproduce very well - they are either runny or tasteless. We have also found that you can use a bit of the previous batch as a starter maybe up to 3-4 times but then the yoghurt gets very acidic so we start again with a bought one.
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