Easiyo Yogurt Maker

The Easiyo Yogurt Maker is a little different to other products on the market right now.

Most of the makers I've researched are based on an electrically powered base to maintain heat during incubation. There's a few different bells and whistles to differentiate the various brands and products but the concept is the same.

However Easiyo's offering is different. It's an astonishingly simple concept. There's no electricity - it's not powered - and there's no heating unit. The way it works is that you mix up your raw ingredients in the yogurt jar. Next you pour boiling water into the yogurt maker and finally place the jar inside the maker and secure the lid. About 8 hours later it's ready.

Since heat is required to maintain the incubation process and there is no heating unit present, I assume Easiyo have insulated the product so that the heat from the boiling water is maintained at sufficient levels for the duration of the incubation.

I like the fact that the Easiyo product doesn't require any electricity. There are no electrical faults to worry about and apart from boiling the water, there's no running cost.

According to the literature from Easiyo, you should use the pre-prepared yogurt bases (powders) which they sell. While there is a wide variety of flavors and styles available, I don't like the idea of being locked into the one supplier for my yogurt making supplies.

But a little research has revealed that lots of people are using their own raw ingredients with this unit with great results. The other thing that struck me was the amount of positive feedback about this product and it's simplicity of use.

The Easiyo Yogurt Maker retails for about $25 (plus shipping) for the unit itself. Or there are a number of packages available which include a variety of pre-mixed bases.