If you love yogurt and make it at home then there are accessories which can help you in easing the process and helping you to get good yogurt with convenience.
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Strainers for Greek yogurt and yogurt cheese
Euro Cuisine GY50
Euro Cuisine is a well known brand for yogurt machines. It’s Greek yogurt maker is actually a strainer.
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Capacity of 2 quarts to be transformed from plain to Greek yogurt
Can also make Cheese yogurt
You can use both store and homemade yogurt.
Takes 24 hours to strain
The plastic mesh is delicate and needs to be handled with care.
There are remote cases reported where mesh tears away from plastic and this can cause to drain with the whey.
This is cheaper than steel meshes which provide more longevity.
Cuisipro Donvier Yogurt Cheese Maker
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This is an excellent strainer that is designed to be easily placed in the refrigerator. The design is patented.
Makes 1 cup from 3 cups
Takes 24 hours to strain
Stainless steel mesh
Odor safe and can be placed in refrigerator
The big issue with this is the low capacity as with a higher capacity yogurt maker you can strain the entire yogurt at one go with one unit.
Matfer 17360 Exoglass Bouillon Strainer
Sturdy as body and handle made of one-piece composite material
Double wall mesh
Dishwasher safe and easy to clean
Apart from making Greek yogurt it can be used for salsas, soups, creams, vegetable and meats rinse.
Can hold 2 quarts of yogurt
Easy to store.
It is very convenient and better than cheesecloth which can be painful to clean. Though this is expensive but it lasts long also being a sturdy product.
Cheese bags and cheese clothes for yogurt cheese
Yogurt Cheese is a creamy cheese product derived from the whey being drained from yogurt. It is a low-fat alternative to cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream.
Euro Cuisine Cheese Bag
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18″ x 18″ Cotton Bag With Cotton Drawstrings
Yogurt can be placed in this cheese cloth. And when the water gets drained yogurt cheese or paneer gets produced.
It is more convenient than cheese clothes as the drawstrings can be used to tie it and leave hanging to your windows or elsewhere.
This is an excellent thermometer for reading the temperature of your yogurt.
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1-inch dial instantly displays temperatures from 60 to 220 degrees F (20 C to 100 C)
Thermometer can be recalibrated by twisting hexagonal hub with pliers
Pocket case included
5-inch stainless-steel stem
The numbers are hard to read which is a drawback. Otherwise it is a very useful product.
Cuisipro Donvier Jars
This works with Cuisipro Donvier electric yogurt maker.
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Plastic jars and plastic lid
Capacity of each jar is 6 ounce
Set includes eight 6-ounce jars with lids
Plastic lids need to be hand washed
These are more durable than glass jars and having an extra set gives more convenience.
Euro Cuisine GY1920 Glass Jars
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Eight Glass Jar
BPA Free Lids
Glass Jars are dishwasher safe
6 ounce capacity
Can be used for canning as well
The jars are small and have little capacity.
There are complaints that these jars sometimes leak. So putting them in plastic covering for carrying to your work place or other places will be good.
This helps you to make double batches of yogurt and store them easily.
Being glass you don’t have to worry about BPA or any other harmful stuff that plastics can have.
It lets you double the capacity of yogurt easily by adding a second tier of jars.
6 ounce glasses can be used with this.
These are BPA free.
Glass jars are sold separately.
This is a useful addition if you feel the capacity of Euro Cuisine multi jar yogurt maker is limited.
There are people who have found that the top tier is cooler than bottom tier. An easier way is to switch the tier mid way or let the top tier run for an additional couple of hours after moving the bottom tier out can get you consistent yogurt.
It doubles the yield with not much additional effort.
Yogourmet extra batch jar
This jar works with Yogourmet maker and is an add on to that.
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Never run out of yogurt again
2 liter capacity
It is better to not put them in dishwasher even though claimed as top safe because it wears off quickly.
The extra jar is handy but while purchasing ensure that the lids fit correctly.
Pyrex Storage 7-Cup Round Dish with Dark Blue Plastic Cover, Clear
Pyrex dish is useful in yogurt maker where it fits like Euro Cuisine. It is useful for people who do not make different flavors in a single batch and hence do not like the smaller cups that come with the maker by default.
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Glass is non-porous so it does not absorb food odors, food flavors or food stains
It is also safe in the oven, microwave, refrigerator, and freezer and can be used for other purposes.
This is very useful and cleaning this is not a nuisance as with the smaller jars which are a pain while cleaning.