Cuisinart CYM-100 Troubleshooting, Cleaning and Maintenance, Finished Yogurt and Taste, Storage

Models: Cuisinart Electronic Yogurt Maker with Automatic Cooling CYM-100

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Finished Yogurt and Taste

Finished Yogurt and Taste

We recommend checking consistency of yogurt during the fermentation process to avoid over-culturing. Begin checking yogurt on the earlier side of the recommended time range.

Yogurt should have some body and be slightly firm when fully fermented.

Always stir yogurt before serving.

Yogurt starts to over-culture when whey begins to separate. Yogurt is over-cultured when curds and whey have completely separated.

More time can always be added to under-cultured yogurt, even if it has been through the cooling cycle. However, once over-cultured, yogurt is no longer edible.

Longer fermentation times will produce a tangier yogurt, but also aid in thickening.

Strain yogurt overnight using a strainer lined with a coffee filter, for an ultra-rich and thick treat.

Do not consume any yogurt that smells, looks or tastes displeasing.

We recommend using whole milk for making yogurt, and avoiding ultra-pasteurized milk. Fuller-fat milks produce thicker yogurts.

When adding a flavor to yogurt, we recommend waiting until 6 hours after the cooling process has begun. Flavors can also be added to individual portions as needed instead of to the entire batch.

Certain flavors may shorten the shelf life of yogurt. Fruit mix-in flavors last longer and are better added to the entire batch, while sweeter syrups are best added to individual portions.


Q: Why is the consistency of my yogurt so thin?

A:To thicken the consistency of your yogurt you can heat the milk first on a stove or add a thickening agent like dry milk or gelatin. See the Tips and Hints section for more information.

A:Fermentation may not have been long enough.

A:Culture was damaged.

Q:Why did my yogurt curdle?

A:Yogurt has been over-fermented. Reduce fermentation time and begin checking yogurt on the earlier side of the recommended time range.

A:Culture was damaged.

Cleaning and Maintenance

Always make sure the appliance is unplugged before you start cleaning it.

Cleaning Accessories and Housing/Base:

Rinse the yogurt container, yogurt container lid and housing lid immediately after each use so food doesn’t dry on them. All can be washed with warm soapy water or on the top rack of the dishwasher.

Wipe the housing/base clean with a damp sponge or cloth. Dry it immediately. Never submerge the base or the plug in water or other liquids.


The Cuisinart Electronic Yogurt Maker stores neatly on the countertop in a minimum of space. When it is not in use, store the unit assembled to prevent loss of parts.

The Cuisinart Electronic Yogurt Maker is intended for HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY. Any service other than cleaning and normal user maintenance should be performed by an authorized Cuisinart Service Representative.


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