I bought this yoghurt maker more than a year ago before we moved to a remote city in China and it has not let us down in 12 months of use. We are a family of 5 and I make yoghurt every 2-3 days using UHT milk and I have never had a problem with this machine or the end result. The plastic container tub is also BPA free. Thanks so much Lakeland for a brilliant product that our family could not do without!!
Published 01 09 2014
This review is for an older version of this product
Waste of time and money”
by Samantha Craven
I bought the yoghurt maker as I hoped to save money and packaging. The assistant was enthusiastic and over the next few weeks I followed the instructions carefully using soya milk, almond milk, coconut milk, cows milk... Soya was most successful as a tablespoon sized blob of yoghurt was floating in the bilge. The others were pure bilge. So... I will be taking this back. So much for saving money - although I will get a refund for the appliance, I've wasted a lot of expensive milk products. If there was a zero star rating, I would choose it.
Published 07 08 2014
A note from the team: Thanks for the review and taking the time to speak to me on the phone. I'm sorry that it hadn't worked as well as expected, the staff at the store will be happy to put things right for you.
by Mrs Howse
I have a lot of yoghurt so decided to try this maker - bought 2 pint bottle of milk and yoghurt and followed instructions - looking forward to fresh yoghurt next morning but just a runny mess reading through others put in 2 tablespoons of starter where the instructions said 2 teaspoons so will try again and will buy UHT milk. Must say that I put it a bit more yoghurt and left for a further 8 hours then put through a muslin and the yoghurt was fine but seems that you really need to play to sort out menue
Published 22 07 2014
We use yoghurt every day on our breakfast so we decided to buy this yoghurt maker & we're more than pleased with it. We use 900ml of uht skimmed milk & 2 tbsp of live yoghurt but the only issue we have is that there is always a lot of liquid on top. The yoghurt turns out nice & thick & tastes great.
Published 15 07 2014
A really great buy”
by Simon Keen
I bought this product a month or so ago and it has turned out great. I dont think it is work spending the extra £20 on the greek yogurt maker when all you need is a bit of muslin, a sieve and a bowl to make greek yogurt. I found by searching on the web that you can use far more powdered milk to thicken the yogurt than suggested. I currently use 50g of milk powder made up to 900ml with skimmed milk to create a nice texture in a fat free yogurt. Standing the yoghurt until its colled and then straining for 45 mins give a great creamy texture. Strain for 2 hours for greek yogurt.
Published 28 05 2014
You get Yoghurt, but...”
by Mr Dodd
Yes it makes great yoghurt but a potentially simple, elegant piece of equipment is ruined by a strange built in cupboard that stores a useless plastic paddle. Fussy and clunky to use but good results.
Published 17 03 2014
A note from the team: Thanks for the comments. The recess on the yoghurt bowl and inner lid holds the spoon to use when mixing and serving.
Perseverance is all it takes”
by Miss Williams
At first, the results were not especially appetising - a bit thin and grainy even when following all the instructions in the booklet - but, after lots of experiments, we are thoroughly happy with our new favourite gadget. I like my yoghurt very thick, but I also like to keep the fat to a minimum. So, I use skimmed UHT milk with a couple of generous spoonfuls of milk powder, a few spoonfuls of shop bought yoghurt and, after straining it the next morning, hey presto! Just don't reuse the yoghurt as a starter as the mixture gets very acidic and doesn't do the digestion any good!
Published 17 03 2014
Superb...Well Done Lakeland!”
by David Hudson
Firstly, there's no hard and fast rules in yogurt making, the perfect taste and thickness is subjective and differs for us all. I've had this a while so I could experiment first as each review differs in ratio of ingredients and that's so confusing. That said, the previous reviewers recipes aren't right or wrong, they're just right for them. I've found MY perfect recipe is 3-4 Tblsp of yoghurt, bought or previous batch, 2 Tblsp of milk powder and 900ml of UHT milk. I incubate for 9 1/2 hours as I prefer a slight tangyness. Genuine, cheap homemade yogurt not from a pre-made expensive mix.
Published 06 03 2014
As Im avoiding dairy and was spending a substantial amount on soya yogurt, I decided to make my own with this equipment. I tried many different techniques found on the web, and followed Lakelands instructions. However my most succcessful was my using regular soya milk with added sugar (1 dessertsppon for 750ml). It wasnt as thick as commercial yogurt but the taste was excellent. Can be thickened by using Agar which Lakeland recommended.
Published 04 03 2014
Easy to use but could have some design tweaks”
The maker was easy to use and makes reasonable if slightly thinner yoghurt than most bought types. A couple of things in it's design spoilt it's ease of use for me. It instructs to use a pint and a half or 900mls but the scale on the side does not include a precise measure of this, the scale is also hard to read with white fluid in the pot! As milk is sold in whole litres it would have been better to have instructions to make 1lt. I have done and it works fine! The integrated spoon is of little use and creates two ridges inside the pot that impedes cleaning. A lip for pouring would be better.
Published 24 02 2014
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MUST HAVE YOGHURT MAKER”
Purchased this with some trepidation, but that was all put to One side this morning, when I got my hands on the 1st batch. This simple to use machine makes stunning yoghurt, which will just want you to make more and more(forget the rubbish in the shops) Stop thinking...just buy it and try it....
Published 22 02 2014
Very pleased with this yoghurt maker. I have made one batch so far, following the instructions in the booklet exactly and voila! I used lactose free UHT milk with 2tsp (large) of a branded youhurt as a starter, switched it all on before going to bed and the next morning.......there was a lovely thick creamy yoghurt. We have been experimenting with adding flavours, but it really is great just on it's own. Thank you for a great easy to use product.
Published 20 02 2014
Love this gadget!”
I got this yogurt maker a few days ago and it has been in almost constant use ever since, producing lovely thick, creamy yogurt. I add 1 litre of whole pasteurised milk to the inner bowl, microwave for 10 minutes, cool and then add a couple of tbsps of Yeo valley organic yogurt (or yogurt from previous batch). 8 hours later and I've got a huge pot of amazing yogurt! I purchased the Cusipro yogurt strainer too and have strained some batches to make Greek yogurt, but I'm not convinced I need it as the yogurt is delicious just as it is. 4 stars as I'd have preferred a dishwasher safe bowl.
Published 17 02 2014
I bought the yoghurt maker as I need to watch the sugar in my diet, & this seemed an ideal way to still enjoy yoghurt. I made the first batch yesterday, & it is perfect. I used a full litre of UHT semi skimmed milk with 2 tbls of skimmed milk powder & 2 tbls of starter yoghurt. I pre warmed the machine for about 5 minutes before adding the ingredients, & then left it overnight for 10 hours. The consistency is perfect, & my husband likes it too! I am delighted.
Published 27 01 2014
Fantastic must have kitchen item!”
I was skeptical that this would work properly and thought it might be a novelty item that I would get bored of using after a while. It is now a kitchen essential. As others have said ignore the instructions in the leaflet and use 2 TABLEspoons of starter. I use my starter and full fast cheap UHT mik and I have beautiful creamy lovely tasty fresh yoghurt. My toddler loves it and I love knowing it has no sugar or additives and if I run out I can make more within 8 hours. I've never had problems with it being too runny or too thick even though I was prepared for them.
Published 27 01 2014
Very hit and miss”
I have used this yogurt maker 4 times now. First attempt I used semi skimmed milk with 2 tsps of starter. I brought the milk to just under boiling and let it cool as instructed before adding to pre warmed maker. Result was thin slimy yoghurt. Next semi skimmed milk with 2 dessert spoons of milk powder. Boiled milk, let it cool and added to 2 tsps of starter. This was a little more successful, but lumpy.3rd attempt I used full fat UHT milk, bring up to 38/40C before adding to starter.This was a disaster, disgusting & runny. Now trying for 4th time, full fat milk 2tbsp starter. We will see
Published 06 01 2014
A note from the team: Thanks for placing your review. We're sorry for the disappointment. A handy tip would be to try 2 tablespoons of starter and see if this works. We'll be in touch shortly to help.
Great little gadget”
I totally love the yogurt this little maker makes, always lovely and creamy and works out a lot cheaper than buying shop bought yogurts and at least you know what goes into it
Published 31 12 2013
I received the item yesterday and I wanted to try so I decided to make only a quarter of a litre just in case it did not turn out right. I had a tub of no fat natural so I used two desert spoonfuls of that as a starter. I took a quarter of a litre of semi skimmed pasturised milk and heated it to nearly boiling and let it cool to about 105F. Then I mixed in with it a tablespoon of powdered milk, added the starter and gave it a slight stir. Then into the inner flask and into the outer. I did turn the machine on for 10 mins before all this. Then 8 hours-Perfect. I also like the spoon.
Published 03 12 2013
Brilliant don't give up on it read my review!”
Like others I had many false starts but I have a foolproof way for thick creamy yogurt. I tried full fat milk, I tried semi-skimmed with 2 tablespoons of dried milk powder but the results were a thin yogurt, not what I like to serve at my B&B. The method now I use is straining yogurt through the muslin, which sounds fiddly, but is not. Our B&B guests commented on the tasty, creamy yogurt this morning and were amazed when I said I'd made it. Don't give up, please try this method. Ignore the video of this product, as it is misleading and shows a small amount of milk being used, not sure
Published 05 11 2013
A bit disappointed”
Nice quality maker, and doesn't take up a lot of worktop space, but no success so far... I used full-fat UHT milk at room temperature and two teaspoons of live yogurt. (as per the booklet instructions and the video). It took 12 hours, and seemed nicely set, but when served, it had a slimy texture and not a very nice flavour. I see from some of the reviews that Lakeland are now suggesting 2 TABLEspoons of starter yogurt, which is different to the instruction booklet. Some people have been adding powdered milk too, but I'd prefer not to as it's not as healthy. Can I please have a refund?
Published 23 10 2013
A note from the team: We're sorry to hear you've been disappointed with this product and hope you find a suitable alternative.