Salton YM9 1-Quart Yogurt Maker

The Salton YM9 is one of the more basic yogurt makers I've reviewed so far. The YM9 is very similar to the Salton YM7 in terms of function. The main difference is that this model is designed to make yogurt in one single larger container whereas the YM7 uses up to seven smaller (6 ounce) containers or jars during it's fermentation process.

As the name of this model suggests, this unit will make yogurt in volumes of up to 1 quart at a time. As just discussed, unlike many of the other products available, this machine is designed to ferment the milk in a single larger container rather than a number of smaller ones.

I guess it comes down to personal preference as to whether you like the single larger container or a number of smaller ones. If you want to make different varieties at the same time or you want to take your yogurt with you for lunch or as a snack, the smaller jars may be more convenient. However, if you serve and eat it at home, one single larger container is probably just as easy.

The Salton YM9 comes with:
  • The heating unit itself with a domed see-through lid and power cord storage in the base
  • An internal 'freezer safe' fermentation vessel.
  • A reminder dial. This is not an audible alarm or auto-shutoff function. It merely allows to to set a time as a reminder for when incubation is complete.
  • 1 year warranty

Homemade yogurt in the YM9 will take between 4 and 10 hours to make. The time will vary depending on personal taste. In general, the longer the fermentation period, the more tart the flavor of the finished product.

For something a little different, take the internal fermentation vessel out of the maker and put it straight in the freezer. In about 2 hours you will have frozen yogurt - a tasty, refreshing and healthy snack for summer.

If the amount of customer feedback on amazon is anything to go by, this appears to be one of the more popular yogurt makers on the market. The only real criticism I have come across is that some people don't like the internal container used during fermentation. At least one person described replacing it with a quart mason jar as an alternative.

You can buy the Salton YM9 Yogurt Maker online for about $25.

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