Some kitchen gadgets are questionable whether one could live without them. I could probably live without a little yogurt maker. Throughout history, few cultures had them, yet yogurt is one of the oldest foods we have.
The need to make my own yogurt isn’t terribly strong; I’ve turned the process into a weekend puttering ritual. It also doesn’t save any money considering a quart of some flavored yogurt is usually at a sale price each week.
But it works. The yogurt is excellent. And an E-bay bargain price pushed me over the edge ($14 including shipping). Takes very little space, and our weekly portion of Fresh Homemade Yogurt is tasty, healthy food. You heat up a quart of milk, add dry nonfat milk powder, let it cool down, swirl in some yogurt starter and then put it in the machine for six-plus hours. After that, stir and refrigerate.