Greek Yogurt Maker
How we tested
Add this to the list of kitchen DIY projects: making your own Greek yogurt. Milk containing live cultures must be held at 110 degrees for 8 to 12 hours and then cooled and strained. Many recipes rely on makeshift means for maintaining the proper temperature for culturing—whether it’s an oven with its light turned on, a slow cooker, or an insulated mug—plus jury-rigging a setup for the straining stage. Would a dedicated appliance eliminate the variables and streamline the process?
The Dash Greek Yogurt Maker, an electric vessel that maintains a constant 110-degree temperature for up to 12 hours, uses a built-in timer that shuts off the heat after a preset time. It also comes with two containers and a fine-mesh strainer for the straining stage. In 14 hours of almost entirely hands-off preparation, we had a thick, creamy batch of Greek yogurt. We did have a couple of issues with the model, one small and one large: It has a stubby 15-inch power cord and a high price tag. At $49.99 it’s a significant splurge that’s only worthwhile if you’re a very dedicated yogurt consumer.