• The Best Greek Yogurt Makers

    by  • September 2, 2013 • How to Make Greek Yogurt • 12 Comments

    Picture of Euro-Cuisine YM100 Automatic Yogurt Maker

    Euro-Cuisine YM100 Automatic Yogurt Maker is the first style of Greek Yogurt Maker I tried.

    I first got into making Greek yogurt when a friend regifted an extra yogurt maker to me. My first greek yogurt maker was like the Euro-cuisine YM-100 For what it is, it’s a pretty awesome and inexpensive yogurt maker. For making greek yogurt, however, it was pretty mediocre. It is only an incubator, so to use it to make greek yogurt only added steps and made more dirty dishes. I had to scrape the yogurt out of the tiny cups to strain the yogurt. It made perfectly fine individual servings of yogurt, but the yogurt it made was thin and runny, which was the opposite of what I wanted. Finally, it didn’t make all that much yogurt. We go through quite a bit in our house, what with the mixing it with granola, or making sauces, or dips, or adding it to everything to make life more delicious and this maker just didn’t cut it.

    Since my daughter started school, and I have gone back to work, I have found I don’t have enough time to keep up with the demands for greek yogurt in our house. The biggest problem now is that I am not always home when the yogurt needs to come out or it’s done straining (this isn’t a bad thing, see my article on greek yogurt cheese). So I found myself googling around for yogurt makers to fit the bill, and boy did I find one.

    The cuisinart electric yogurt maker is fantastic. You still have to prep the milk and mix in the cultures before pouring it into the

    Cuisinart Best Greek Yogurt Maker

    My favorite new Greek Yogurt maker; the Cuisinart CYM-100 Electronic Yogurt Maker

    machine, but the best part is that it cools the yogurt when the timer finishes and will keep chilling it for up to 12 hours. So if you like your greek yogurt a little milder flavored, you just set it for a shorter period of time, say 6 hours, and then this thing stops incubating and starts chilling it. What this means is that while you’re making your breakfast, you just scald the milk and pour it into the machine and when you come home from work you can just pour the chilled yogurt out and strain it. By bedtime, you’ll have some pretty awesome greek yogurt!

    When I looked at it I wrote it off because I didn’t know where I would store it, but since getting it, I haven’t had to store it because I can now constantly make yogurt. As soon as one batch is done, I can strain it, wash the container and start again. It’s great! The reason I inevitably bought it was that it is a cuisinart product. Everything I have ever bought from the company has been excellent. Next on the list of yogurt related happiness is a cuisinart ice cream maker so I can start making frozen greek yogurt. More on that to come.

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    12 Responses to The Best Greek Yogurt Makers

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    2. T
      October 19, 2013 at 9:17 pm

      How do you strain it? thanks

      • rita
        November 18, 2013 at 10:23 pm

        spaghetti strainer lined with cheese cloth or you can buy an actual Greek yogurt strainer. set it in the sink or over an empty bowl, dump yogurt in it and wait for the whey to drain.

        • admin
          November 20, 2013 at 3:05 am

          Yes that is a perfectly good way to strain. You can also use a clean white T-shirt instead of cheese cloth as well. Lately I have been finding it easy and useful to use this greek yogurt strainer. You may want to give it a try as it is affordable and makes clean up super easy.

    3. Jenny Weyna
      November 10, 2013 at 8:51 pm

      Hi – What recipe do you use in the Cuisinat to make greek yogurt? I’ve been trying to make it in mine with no success.

      Thank you for the help!

      • admin
        January 20, 2014 at 7:45 pm

        Hi Jenny,

        We suggest you use the recipe listed on our site at Our recipe Give that one a try and let us know how it turns out.

    4. Anonymous
      March 11, 2014 at 2:36 pm

      we make yogurt every other day so pays for it self very quickly with 5 of us eating yogurt. Cleans up easy and it keeps it cool for 12 hours so no getting up in the middle of the night. Tried making it in crockpot but sometimes it would work and to much trouble with this you mix it in a bowl pour it in and push the button and then you have yogurt no checking temps and wrapping in towel .cuisinart electric yogurt maker is great and simple to use and makes great yogurt.

    5. Betty S. Gibson
      March 14, 2014 at 11:52 am

      i recommended Yogourmet Electric Yogurt Maker I LOVE this yogurt maker. This appliance makes perfect yogurt every time and it is absolutely no work at all. The key is bringing your milk to a beginning boil, then cooling it to room temperature before adding your starter so that you don’t have any other bacteria in the milk but your starter. I like to leave my cultured milk sit in the yogurt maker overnight for a nice solid curd. I save on starter by starting my next batch with about 1/2 C. of previously-made yogurt. I do that over and over again until it no longer works. Your purchased powdered starter will last almost indefinitely in the refrigerator and you won’t need to purchase fresh starter for a long time using this method. I love the large size of this yogurt maker, as I prefer to make one large batch instead of small individual cups of yogurt since I make a yogurt smoothie with fresh fruit every day for one of my meals, so I go through it pretty quickly.

    6. Tammy
      July 27, 2014 at 2:13 am

      Euro-Cuisine YM100 is not a Greek yogurt maker. It’s a regular yogurt maker, so it’s really not fair to knock it for not making Greek yogurt. I happen to use this maker all the the time, and it makes great regular yogurt, that is not runny or watery. If you got watery results I suspect either you used the wrong or old cultures or had the wrong temperature when you added the cultures. Adding powdered milk will produce a thicker yogurt when using fat free milk, but whole milk doesn’t need it.

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    8. Wendy
      October 21, 2014 at 4:51 am

      I like the design of Euro-cuisine YM-100 which has several separated containers. I also make yogurt every a week. I love eat it because I know it is rich in proteins and calcium. As a type-II diabetic, I just eat plain yogurt without any sugar added.

    9. Margie
      May 5, 2016 at 6:10 pm

      I have recently bought, what I believed to be a greek yogurt maker, only to realize once it arrived that it is a regular yogurt maker and would be too much of a hassle to send it back – it is a Euro Cuisine YM80 – is there any way I can still make greek yogurt – I don’t like regular yogurt. thank you 🙂

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