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Greek Yogurt Strainer (E81)

4.69 stars, based on 16 reviews
Now you can prepare Greek yogurt quickly and easily! This unique strainer transforms up to 2 quarts of homemade yogurt or store bought yogurt into thick, creamy Greek yogurt in a matter of hours – all inside your refrigerator. Enjoy healthy dips...
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A great alternative to cheesecloth hanging in the kitchen

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  • easy
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  • delicate mesh
From: Montana
I have been making Greek yogurt for a long time and this device is so much easier, faster, neater and tidier. I don't have the cheesecloth bag hanging around, It doesn't make a mess when you're ready to pack it into jars and it is so easy to see how much has drained out. The only problem I see is that the delicate mesh may eventually tear.

A must-have for Greek yogurt-making

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From: Vermont
I love this gadget! I use it every time I make a batch of yogurt which is 2-3 times a week. Works very well and it's so much better than using butter muslin & a strainer & something to catch the liquid as well! This is an all-in-one tool. I find it easy to clean by soaking in warm soapy water and then rinsing with sink sprayer. I highly recommend it if you enjoy making & eating Greek yogurt!

A real time saver

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From: Fairless Hills, Pa
I've been making Greek Yogurt twice a week for years. Before I had this strainer I used Butter Muslin. To use the muslin I would boil it, pour the yogurt in without making a mess, hang it up in the kitchen to drain unrefrigerated for three hours. After it drained you need to get the yogurt out without a mess, then it has to be washed then dried for the next time. With this strainer I make my yogurt , pour it in, put it in the frig over night, dump the yogurt in a container, and wash the strainer. It's so much easier to clean than the muslin.

Didn't work for me

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From: Maine
I make yogurt with goat milk and it has always been runny. I've tried a variety of different ways to make it thicker, but I still struggle. Anyway, in desperation, my master plan was to use this strainer to thicken it. Epic fail...it just ran right through. Likely user error, but I thought this might be helpful for someone else that thinks they can fix a fairly runny yogurt with this strainer.

Great concept

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From: Michigan
I really like this. I use the thicker yogurt for our favorite breakfast recipe: Overnight, No-Cook Refrigerator Oatmeal

Raspberry Vanilla Refrigerator Oatmeal

Ingredients

1/4 cup uncooked old fashioned rolled oats

1/3 cup skim milk

1/4 cup low-fat Greek yogurt

1-1/2 teaspoons dried chia seeds

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon raspberry jam, preserves, or spread

1/4 to 1/3 cup raspberries or enough to fill jar

Directions

In a half pint (1 cup) jar, add oats, milk, yogurt, chia seeds, vanilla, and raspberry jam. Put lid on jar and shake until well combined. Remove lid, add raspberries and stir until mixed throughout. Return lid to jar and refrigerate overnight or as long as 2-3 days. Eat chilled.

Nutritional Info: 230 calories, 4g fat, 51g carbs, 8g fiber, 11g protein; Weight Watchers PtsPlus: 7


Great Product

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  • quality
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From: Athens, OH
This is a lot of fun for making nice thick yogurt and yogurt cheese. The quality is good for a delicate product and it fits nicely in the refrigerator. I am looking forward to continued use of this.

Greek Yogurt Maker

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If you really like Greek yogurt, you'll love this!! I've recovered some of my fridge space by eliminating hanging cheesecloth or bulky colanders eating up space. Enjoy a higher yield by eliminating scraping cheese cloth or bags. Now I can make authentic Greek yogurt rivaling any of the commercial brands at a fraction of the price.

Heaven

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From: Wyoming
I love, love, love, LOVE this yogurt maker. I make my yogurt in the crock pot; usually a three quart (half gallon of milk) but occasionally a six quart (full gallon of milk). This strainer fits both sized batches.



I love that it is self contained and that, unlike my glass bowl, mesh strainer and coffee filter setup, I can stack stuff on top of it, move it around in the fridge one handed and generally treat it like any other storage container in my fridge. I love that it strains but doesn't allow the top layer of yogurt to dry out and shrink or (horrors!) develop a skin on the top.



I make a batch every two weeks and my life is definitely simplified by having the Greek yogurt maker in my kitchen.



It also comes with some great recipes to try, too.



If it ever breaks, may that tragedy never befall me, I will be back to purchase a replacement.

I've been waiting for this forEVER!!!

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I make soft cheeses like quark. Butter muslins never worked for me - too much cleanup. For a while I used the disposable muslin they sell here and it worked great, but the cost ... . I also hated the amount of dishes - bowl, strainer, plate to cover, various gadgets to work as weights. To top it off I could not fit it in my fridge for longer drain. I stumbled upon this product at another popular shopping site (was not offered here yet) and thought it was worth a try. It's amazing for my needs! The mesh is fabric and is delicate so use care to clean, also it drains quicker than with layers of butter muslin, but other than that it works great. I can fit curds originating from a gallon of milk, it has a cover and fits in the fridge (before a Costco shopping trip). Very pleased!!

It's all Greek to me

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  • good size and shape
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From: Leafy Green Arlington VA
OK, I admit, Greek is my preferred yogurt. This is the toy that helps me live that dream. Once fully fermented, dump it in and refridgerate. I find 6-10 hours about right, I accidentally left it in once for about 24 hours and made yogurt cheese. This is easy to use, easy to clean, and fits on a shelf in the fridge nicely. If you like Greek-style yogurt, you will be impressed.

love it for cheesemaking and more!

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From: CA
I use this strainer all the time for thickening homemade sour cream and yogurt for frozen yogurt. It works for kefir cheese as well. The mesh is very fine and seems delicate so I only use a silicon spatula with it but it cleans up very quickly. The unit is nice and low with a stable base, perfect for safely leaving in the 'fridge. I had been using butter muslin and a bowl before this and I really love the upgrade

Love this strainer

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From: Vermont
Finally treated myself to this strainer after years if using cheesecloth and a collander. So simple, and more stable. No worries of tipped over draining tower! Compact, easy to store, and very easy to clean too.

Makes my life easier

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From: Mendon NY
I have the yogurt strainer just 2 weeks and used it to drain buttermilk for making quark. I like it a lot! No fussing anymore with cheese or butter muslin or cheese cloth, it was easy to get the drained quark out of the strainer. Because of its size, I can now drain my cheese in the refrigerator. What I liked most is that I normally use half a gallon of buttermilk to drain into quark. The strainer holds exactly half a gallon and bowl that holds the strainer is big enough to fit about a quart and then the whey touches the mesh of the strainer, so quark cannot get to dry anymore.

More than a yogurt maker

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I use this for straining cheese, like mascarpone or ricotta. I save the liquid to add back in if needed. My homemade ricotta is so creamy, it is almost as good as my mascarpone. This is also good if you need your lowfat sour cream thicker. Multitasker!

Perfect

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This strainer makes life much easier. Love it!!!

Rigid plastic breaks easily

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From: Melrose, MA
I generally like all of the products that I've purchased through Cheesemaking.com, but unfortunately this is not one of them. This product is comprised of three pieces- a soft plastic lid, the mesh strainer, and a rigid plastic bowl. I used the plastic bowl for the ice bath because it fit in my sink better than the pot I use to heat my milk. Long story short, the heat from the milk followed by the cold from the ice bath caused the bowl to crack in half; I had only made 3 batches of yogurt.



If you purchase this item, I would suggest that you take care not to expose this plastic bowl to any sudden temperature changes, whether hot or cold.

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