6/26/19

37 Euro Cuisine Yogurt Strainer Review - A Cool Kitchen Tool - GIVEAWAY

If you are making homemade yogurt on a regular basis, and love thick, Greek style yogurt, you will want to have this Cool Kitchen Tool: Euro Cuisine Yogurt Strainer.  I have used this strainer many, many times and LOVE it!

On the box, it calls itself a "Yogurt Maker" but in reality, it is a strainer. You can use it to strain yogurt or cheese.

You can watch my video below and see how easy it is to use and clean.  Pssst.... I'm giving one away to one lucky reader! Giveaway is located at the end of this post. 

I used 1% milk, Siggi's Vanilla Skyr yogurt as a starter, poured the warm yogurt into the strainer, and put it into the fridge for 4 hours...



There are two versions of this strainer. They both are made from plastic, but one has a plastic mesh liner and the other has stainless steel liner. The stainless steel one is about $10 more.



Both strainers are NOT dishwasher safe, so I recommend hand washing. Some readers have reported some tearing with the plastic mesh, but if you are careful with removing your yogurt and cleaning it, you shouldn't have a problem.

The Euro Cuisine strainer only holds 8 cups of yogurt, but you can easily divide a gallon of yogurt between two strainers and stack them in your fridge.



Why Strain your Yogurt?

Straining your yogurt accomplishes a few things:
  • Increases the thickness. The longer you strain, the thicker your yogurt will become. 
  • Increases the protein in your yogurt. 
  • Reduces the tang of yogurt. 
Very thick yogurt can be used as a substitute for cream cheese. Greek style yogurt is thick yogurt that is high in protein.

You can read more about straining yogurt, different methods for straining and uses for whey in my Instant Pot Yogurt for Newbies Guide.

5 Tips for using your Euro Cuisine Yogurt strainer

1. Strain your yogurt warm. As long as your yogurt appears set, you can pour it into your Euro Cuisine yogurt strainer while warm and stick it in the fridge. Some people prefer to chill their yogurt first, but it isn't necessary. I've done it both ways, and have found that the whey takes twice as long to go through chilled yogurt. It only takes 4 hours to fully strain 8 cups of yogurt in the fridge.


2. Put a damp coffee filter over the center cone. (Optional) For clear whey and no yogurt loss, you can put a damp coffee filter over the center cone. 
I have found only about 1 teaspoon of yogurt in my whey when I don't use a coffee filter. This doesn't bother me. 

Large Bunn Coffee filter over center cone

3. For best results and ease of removing, fully strain your yogurt. You will have a very thick yogurt, but very little will stick to the fine mesh screen. You can thin your yogurt to your desired consistency, by whisking some of your drained whey back into your yogurt. 



4. Invert your strainer over a plate, bowl, or use the Euro Cuisine strainer lid. Tap it a couple of times and the yogurt will fall onto the plate. Do not attempt to use a spoon or spatula to scrape off any yogurt from the fine mesh, as it can tear easily.


5. Hand wash & use a kitchen sprayer to clean. Fill the clear Euro Cuisine strainer bowl with hot, soapy water. Place the strainer into the soapy water and allow it to soak for a few minutes. Rinse with warm water or use a sink sprayer to remove any yogurt. Air dry. I have had my Euro Cuisine Yogurt strainer for over two years, use it weekly, and it still works great!


Follow these tips and your Euro Cuisine Yogurt strainer will last you for years to come. Enjoy!


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37 comments:

  1. I've never made yogurt. Your instructions were so clear. Can't wait to try it. Does it taste better than store packaged?

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    1. In my opinion, it tastes superior to store bought yogurt. :-)

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    2. This cold start is the best!!!

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  2. I think I need to get one of these. I make yoghurt every week and always get a lot of whey. Thank you for posting this,

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  3. I have not strained yogurt yet, you make it look so easy!

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  4. Making yogurt today, would love to have one.

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  5. I would love to have a strainer to perfect my yogurt!

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  6. Would love to try this out using my cold start yogurt. This looks easy!

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  7. Actually I just love vanilla yogurt then I can add if I want.

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  8. I use coffee filters and a strainer.

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  9. Thanks for all your tips and videos - I watched before making my first batch of cold start yogurt in my IP and I love it!

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  10. newbie here. Really enjoying making yogurt!

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  11. I was just telling my man I needed a Strainer as I like to use the whey and I haven’t been straining very often. I love the IP and use it more now then ever! Never going back to store bought!

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  12. I've had my eyes set on a yogurt strainer since before I got my first Instant Pot. Now it is time!

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  13. I'm loving my daily yogurt and we eat a lot of it. I need a strainer so I can start using less fat milk and still be thick at the same time.

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  14. I love my yogurt...so much better than store bought. Made a batch for a friend & she just loved it. I use coffee filters or paper towel to strain. Would love to have this strainer.

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  15. I love making boil method whole milk yogurt, and then adding vanilla bean paste and agave syrup after I strain it. Best yogurt I have ever tasted!

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  16. You take the mystery out of making Yogurt. Thanks for all you do ♥

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  17. I would love to try one of these. I have not been straining.

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  18. I would love to try this strainer when manning yogurt.

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  20. Just got an IP and looking forward to making yogurt in it. Would love to win this nifty item!

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  21. I’m a newbie as well. Thanks for all the ideas on how to make yogurt!

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  22. I use my Euro strainer every time I make yogurt. Would love to have a second so I could make two batches at one time!

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  23. I use my Euro strainer every time I make yogurt. I would love to have a second strainer so I could make a double batch.

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  24. Haven't made any yogurt yet, but have this strainer on my shopping cart on Amazon.

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  25. Looking forward to trying this to make key lime plant based yogurt formy daughter!

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    1. Please let us know how it works...and maybe share your recipe? ;-)

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    2. The recipe is the first link in the post and you can watch my video of how it works, which is at the top of this post.🙂

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  26. Love the cold start method!

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  27. As soon as I got my IP, I started making yogurt. It's now a weekly thing for me. I use Greek style yogurt for everything, from smoothies to recipes to spreads. I use either coffee filters or cheesecloth to strain my yogurt and I've alwsys had to scrape the filters. But now that I see this eurostrainer, I know that it'll make it simpler. I gotta get me one of those, better yet I gotta win this one. ��

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  28. Making yogurt for the first time right now. Can't wait to see how it turns out. :)

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  29. Love your group Freida! and Love my yogurt!

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  30. My favorite flavor is whatever I’m in the mood for that day! That’s why I make plain and keep lots of frozen fruits and flavored syrups on hand to mix it up any time I want.

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  31. I haven't made it yet, but I have plenty of resources saved in pinterest! I am going to try vanilla first by using the cold start recipe for instant pot with Fairlife milk, starter, and sweetened condensed milk! I also like the idea of using banana pudding into it afterwards.

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