The useful accessories for making yogurt

If you love yogurt and make it at home then there are accessories which can help you in easing the process and helping you to get good yogurt with convenience. Check these out and do let us know if we have missed out any good accessory in the comments form below.

Strainers for Greek yogurt and yogurt cheese

Euro Cuisine GY50

Euro Cuisine is a well known brand for yogurt machines. It’s Greek yogurt maker is actually a strainer.

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Features

Capacity of 2 quarts to be transformed from plain to Greek yogurt

Can also make Cheese yogurt

BPA free

You can use both store and homemade yogurt.

Takes 24 hours to strain

Review

The plastic mesh is delicate and needs to be handled with care.

There are remote cases reported where mesh tears away from plastic and this can cause to drain with the whey.

This is cheaper than steel meshes which provide more longevity.

Cuisipro Donvier Yogurt Cheese Maker

Cuisipro Donvier Yogurt Cheese Make- Accesories

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This is an excellent strainer that is designed to be easily placed in the refrigerator. The design is patented.

Features

Makes 1 cup from 3 cups

Takes 24 hours to strain

Plastic container

Stainless steel mesh

Dishwasher safe

Odor safe and can be placed in refrigerator

Review

The big issue with this is the low capacity as with a higher capacity yogurt maker you can strain the entire yogurt at one go with one unit.Also Check Our List of Yogurt Top Books with Greek Yogurt Recipes

Matfer 17360 Exoglass Bouillon Strainer

 

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Features

Sturdy as body and handle made of one-piece composite material

Double wall mesh

Dishwasher safe and easy to clean

Apart from making Greek yogurt it can be used for salsas, soups, creams, vegetable and meats rinse.

Can hold 2 quarts of yogurt

Easy to store.

Review

It is very convenient and better than cheesecloth which can be painful to clean. Though this is expensive but it lasts long also being a sturdy product.

Cheese bags and cheese clothes for yogurt cheese

Yogurt Cheese is a creamy cheese product derived from the whey being drained from yogurt. It is a low-fat alternative to cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream.

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Features

18″ x 18″ Cotton Bag With Cotton Drawstrings

Review

Yogurt can be placed in this cheese cloth. And when the water gets drained yogurt cheese or paneer gets produced. It is more convenient than cheese clothes as the drawstrings can be used to tie it and leave hanging to your windows or elsewhere.

Thermometer

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Euro Cuisine TM26 Thermometer

This is an excellent thermometer for reading the temperature of your yogurt.

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Features

1-inch dial instantly displays temperatures from 60 to 220 degrees F (20 C to 100 C)

Thermometer can be recalibrated by twisting hexagonal hub with pliers

Pocket case included

5-inch stainless-steel stem

Reviews

The numbers are hard to read which is a drawback. Otherwise it is a very useful product.

Jars Glass Jars and Plastic Jars

Cuisipro Donvier Yogurt Maker Jars, Set of 8

This works with Cuisipro Donvier electric yogurt maker.

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Features

Plastic jars and plastic lid

Capacity of each jar is 6 ounce

Set includes eight 6-ounce jars with lids

BPA free

Dishwasher-safe jars

Plastic lids need to be hand washed

Review

These are more durable than glass jars and having an extra set gives more convenience.

Euro Cuisine GY1920 Glass Jars for Yogurt Maker, Set of 8

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Features

Eight Glass Jar

Plastic lid

BPA Free Lids

Glass Jars are dishwasher safe

6 ounce capacity

Can be used for canning as well

Reviews

The jars are small and have little capacity. There are complaints that these jars sometimes leak. So putting them in plastic covering for carrying to your work place or other places will be good. This helps you to make double batches of yogurt and store them easily. Being glass you don’t have to worry about BPA or any other harmful stuff that plastics can have.

Euro Cuisine GY4 Top Tier Yogurt Maker

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Features

It lets you double the capacity of yogurt easily by adding a second tier of jars.

6 ounce glasses can be used with this.

These are BPA free.

Glass jars are sold separately.

Review

This is a useful addition if you feel the capacity of Euro Cuisine multi jar yogurt maker is limited.

There are people who have found that the top tier is cooler than bottom tier. An easier way is to switch the tier mid way or let the top tier run for an additional couple of hours after moving the bottom tier out can get you consistent yogurt.

It doubles the yield with not much additional effort.

Yogourmet Extra Batch Jar

Features

Never run out of yogurt again

2 liter capacity

Dishwasher safe

Reviews

It is better to not put them in dishwasher even though claimed as top safe because it wears off quickly. The extra jar is handy but while purchasing ensure that the lids fit correctly.

Pyrex (6017397) Simply Store 7-Cup Round Glass Food Storage Dish

Pyrex dish is useful in yogurt maker where it fits like Euro Cuisine. It is useful for people who do not make different flavors in a single batch and hence do not like the smaller cups that come with the maker by default.

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Features

Durable

Glass is non-porous so it does not absorb food odors, food flavors or food stains

It is also safe in the oven, microwave, refrigerator, and freezer and can be used for other purposes.

Dishwasher Safe

Review

This is very useful and cleaning this is not a nuisance as with the smaller jars which are a pain while cleaning.