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Offline Meagan

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Electric Yoghurt maker question
« on: February 15, 2011, 12:48:42 pm »
I have one of these electric yoghurt makers
http://www.easycook.com.au/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=11&products_id=9&zenid=f712fb2d1613fca7eec50343de0ffc1c
What I am wondering if I could buy a large glass lidded jar to sit inside it to use instead of the plastic one. Infact maybe I could buy two so I can rotate and have one in the fridge and one making.

Any ideas on where I could get something like this?
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Re: Electric Yoghurt maker question
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2011, 01:31:56 pm »
Maybe somewhere like here Meagan  ???


http://www.plasdene.com.au/

There is another one over in Canningvale as well, just trying to remember their name
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Re: Electric Yoghurt maker question
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2011, 01:48:46 pm »

There is another one over in Canningvale as well, just trying to remember their name

Is it Silverlock Packaging in Catalano Rd Canning Vale that you are thinking off Faffa
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Re: Electric Yoghurt maker question
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2011, 02:07:09 pm »
Yes I did think of those places but I think they have a minimum spend  :(
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Re: Electric Yoghurt maker question
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2011, 08:13:04 pm »
Megan, take the plastic container to the supermarket and match it with a glass container that has something in it that you can use.  Doesn't matter of it has a lid as you San cover ot with lunch wrap or Glad wrap. 

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Re: Electric Yoghurt maker question
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2011, 08:16:59 pm »
Check the dimensions of your yogurt appliance and see how it compares to
I have the Yo-Life  and that comes with a 2 quart/liter glass container and 7 small containers (I don't use the small ones, I found another use for them) as well as two domes, one tall, one short.  
I bought an extra large container for it ($3.95 but the tall dome will also allow the use of 3 regular quart/liter wide-mouth canning jars (for which I have the plastic lids).  I use both Ball and Kerr as they are exactly the same size and shape (squarish - round jars do not fit as easily).  

From time to time I want to make three smaller batches of 1 quart each - especially when one is heavy cream to get clotted cream, one is half & half or light cream for the sour cream result  and the third is regular or low fat milk "plain" yogurt.

On a different note:
I know there are many recipes that incorporate fruit but for some reason I don't like it when it has incubated with the yogurt.  
I would rather add the fruit or fruit puree to the finished yogurt, after it has been chilled.  
This harks back to my long-ago early days of yogurt making when I added some very ripe peaches and when I opened the yogurt container after an overnight incubation, it smelled like the peaches had begun to ferment - there was a distinct aroma of alcohol.  Don't need that.  
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Re: Electric Yoghurt maker question
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2011, 10:04:51 pm »
Kitchenware shops or specialty cooks shops often have glass lidded jars - they are more expensive than the Plasdene ones, but there is no minimum spend.
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Re: Electric Yoghurt maker question
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2011, 10:14:10 pm »
I have a yoghurt making machine,that makes the the yoghurt in glass jars. It's is just so nice making yoghurt at home. My 3 boys love it so much. When we run out and have to use Supermarket alternatives in plastic pots, it just isn't the same. As for fruit, we mix it into the yoghurt. I also don't like the idea of the fruit/jam sitting in the bacterial mutational process :-)

Long live the noise of spoons tapping against the glass pots. It just is not the same with plastic.




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Re: Electric Yoghurt maker question
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2011, 11:30:20 pm »
Great ideas everyone  thanks  ;D
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Re: Electric Yoghurt maker question
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2011, 06:31:48 am »
Hi to you all who use the yoghurt maker to make your yoghurt. Is it better than the yoghurt you can make from the EDC bk?

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Re: Electric Yoghurt maker question
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2011, 06:36:48 am »
Pp I use valeries recipe from here on the forum. I just do the initial heating to 90degrees, then wait till it is 40-45degrees ( I use a milk thermometer) then add yoghurt culture from cheese links and put it in the yoghurt maker. I do also make a batch in my mini thermoserver, if I am doing 2 lt. I do find the thermoserver batch goes a little watery/ stringy after a few days whereas the maker one doesn't so I always use the thermoserver batch first.
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Re: Electric Yoghurt maker question
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2011, 07:29:00 am »
Looked in several cooking hardware shops today,  and the only glass container that would fit the electric yogurt maker was the glass insert from a plunger coffee maker.  No lid.

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Re: Electric Yoghurt maker question
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2011, 08:15:18 am »
Thanks chookie, iwill continue the search :)
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Re: Electric Yoghurt maker question
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2011, 11:07:42 am »
megan, on valaries demo, she says she uses about 1 cup of the batch of yoghurt to make the next batch. What is the difference in using starter, and where would I find cheeselinks thanks

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Re: Electric Yoghurt maker question
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2011, 12:24:36 pm »
here you go PP  ;)

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