Electric Yoghurt Maker (EasyYoghurt)
There's a few different types on the market.
I bought the above one from www.easycook.com.au
Advantages of EasyYoghurt Maker
: I really like this one for several reasons:
(1) No boiling of water and no water required; Not only convenient but saves water and electricity.
(2) It takes UHT milk (the ones that can be stored in the pantry) so there's no need to heat and cool fresh milk to certain temperatures; Fresh milk can also be used.
(3) When milk powder is added, it makes really good thick yoghurt, similar to Greek yoghurt;
(4) Yoghurt culture is able to be purchased as an extra. However, it's not necessary and works completely fine without it. For mine, I use a small batch of the last yoghurt for the culture, and pop it in with the milk and milk powder.
(5) Any type of liquid milk can be used, eg fresh cow's milk, UHT, goat milk, soy milk, organic cow milk, organic goat milk, flavoured milk etc (though I haven't tried this full range).
(6) As well as being versatile with types of milk, it also means I have the option of experimenting with different bushfood flavours & native spices into my yoghurts.
Disadvantages of Easiyo Yoghurt Maker
: The following is only my personal opinion & experience, and not meant to discourage anyone from purchasing an Easiyo Yoghurt Maker.)
For the above reasons, I feel EasyYoghurt is far better than my Easiyo yoghurt maker. Easiyo requires boiling and using water and buying packets of Easiyo yoghurt mix for each yoghurt. I didn't have as much success rate with Easiyo as I did with EasyYoghurt for reasons such as not setting properly and flavours that I tried which didn't appeal to me.