Greek Yogurt Maker
This appliance promises to streamline the process of making Greek yogurt at home. Does it deliver?
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.