Of course, I wasn't going to just buy a yoghurt maker on a whim. I researched the maker I was most keen on (the Easiyo system), read online reviews, found recipes and compared prices.
In the end I paid about $18 for my Easiyo at the local Woolworths. It's available online for just under $15, but after working out shipping costs, ordering online wouldn't be worth it unless I was going to stock up on the yoghurt mix at the same time - and that would be a risky idea when I didn't have a chance to try the yoghurt beforehand.
|I went for silver. Wouldn't you?|
I was attracted to the concept of homemade yoghurt not only because I love eating food I've made from scratch (or as close to as I can get), but also because it's a lower cost option than store bought yoghurt. The thermos makes one litre of yoghurt at a time, which would set you back $6-$10 at my local shop. In comparison, the yoghurt mix sachets are about $3.60 each if you buy in bulk online. My online research also suggested trying to make yoghurt from milk and a few tablespoons of a previous batch - that would be even cheaper!
|The honey on this yoghurt was produced locally by my cousin's father-in-law's beehives. How cool is that?|
My verdict? I'm going to buy some online to give as presents (I love presents that help others save money), and I expect I'll use mine every week. It does, however, have the potential to become one of those single purpose kitchen tools that sits around getting dusty, so I really would only recommend it if you'll eat yoghurt regularly enough to make it worthwhile.
Note: this might be obvious, but this blog is not "monetised" and I am not a professional blogger. I bought this product at my local shops, and this review is my honest opinion.