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I meant in color. The laundry pod is kind of awesome tho'. I agree with Kris that it looks like a giant salad spinner. :)
"Estimated delivery: Jul 2013"
Is this possibe? This project closes @Jul 2. Funds won't be dispatched till mid of July...
the Laundry POD looks like a large Salad Spinner. Probably the ideal was from a Salad Spinner. :D
Thank you, this yogurt maker seems to have all the specs missing from all the other 2 quart yogurt makers I have found.
@Linda Webber: Thank you very much for supporting our project :)
The UL and ETL safety approved heating element coils around the inner cylinder and is operated and controlled by an automatic, LCD timer. The LCD timer will automatically shut-off the appliance.
We look forward to receiving your thoughts about the product after you use it a few times (in the near future.)
Had already placed an order for a different yogurt maker but cancelled it and backed you. Can't wait to see if I get one. Where is the heating element and does it turn off automatically when the timer is done? Thanks
@Garm: You may not be surprised to learn that we launched a portable, environmentally friendly clothes washer called, The Laundry POD. We suspect you may like it :) www.thelaundrypod.com
Thank you for backing us!
@Nathan Chang: The Candian Reward includes shipping to anywhere in Canada and Duties/Taxes. Thanks for considering us!
Any chance for a green version. :)
Does the 45 Canadian reward include the 19.95 shipping? Or would I have to add that on top of my pledge?
Thank you! I hope it makes wonderful yogurt! I want a blue one btw :)
@Spencer Wright: You are not alone. StoreBound employees, spouses, relatives and friends represent a huge diversity of opinions when it comes to the most appealing product color(s). Fortunately, we will offer backers multiple color options -- and in your case -- white.
We do appreciate your honesty and will try very hard to offer the product in color options that satisfies most tastes.
Wanted to go ahead and note in case stretch goals become a reality (you already addressed this some below)...I love the product, I hate the colors. I would much prefer something in the white, grey, or black arena with any potential accent colors toned down big time. I would hate to have to keep this wonderful product stored far away from sight :-\
@Travis Croft: Thank you so much for expressing your interest. We receive many emails from potential backers in the UK asking us to ship the product internationally ASAP. We are definitely working towards that goal; however, since it's an electrical device, we have to correct the voltage and plugs, etc and receive safety approvals before we can ship.
We will announce details on international shipping in the next few months on www.bydash.com
Once again, thank you for reminding us how important the UK market is for us.
This look *just* what I've been looking for. PLEASE consider shipping to the UK. Maybe a stretch goal? Kind regards, @travburt
@CANADIAN SHIPPING: We have just created a new reward for Canadian residents, CANADIAN GREEK YOGURT LOVERS. A Pledge of $45 or more covers all Canadian Shipping and Duties/Taxes.
@CANADIAN SHIPPING: For our friends and backers up north -- we are happy to report that we will now ship to Canada! We spoke to our shipping representative and were informed that a flat rate of $19.95 will cover shipments to all Canadian shipping zones (large cities and rural areas) as well as cover duties/taxes.
Backers, if we can make our own healthy homemade foods... why not. Almost every food product in the markets has some kind of chemical preservatives as their ingredients. Most of the ingredients you would need a dictionary to find out what it is. That's when you know your not eatting healthy.
For example: a can of chicken soup, it should just contain chicken broth, vegetables and pasta. But it has like 25 additional chemical ingredients that you need to Google to find out what it is.
Plus all Cans contain BPA as a liner inside the can. Google "BPA in Cans".Even soda cans are line with BPA inside.
BPA is banned in Europe, but has only limited removal from certain products in the U.S. especial in baby products.
WE make the choice to be healthy.
Dash Yogurt maker just help making Greek yogurt easier and less messy. Greek yogurt is big here in CA. In California, lifestyle towards eating healthy has grown so much, that we have more Whole Foods market than any typical markets.
Whole Foods market only carry Organic / healthy foods. :)
@Matt Burrows: The accessories to the Greek Yogurt Maker will not be available through this campaign. We want to present them so that backers understand how we are developing a product that caters to a healthy lifestyle. The Greek Travel Mate is an 8 ounce dual compartment container great for taking yogurt and crunchy toppings on the go. The Greek Yogurt Pops are push-pop molds specifically created for making delicious, healthy treats.
@Labouda: Thank you for backing us! You can use any type of dairy or non-dairy milk to make yogurt: whole milk, 2% milk, 1% milk, skim milk, skim plus, soy milk, almond milk, rice milk or coconut milk. We provide recipes and cook times in our Recipe Book.
Will the accessories (e.g. travel mate & pop maker) be available through the Kickstarter campaign?
So excited for this product...YEA!
I already backed the project, but was wondering whether you can make low fat greek yogurt by using low fat milk?!
@Roma: Thanks so much for backing us! I believe you will enjoy making yogurt in bulk -- particularly if you enjoy Greek yogurt. Soon, we will offer two accessories to the Greek Yogurt Maker: a Travel Mate and Pop Maker. We will post pics of these within the next few weeks as we make more progress.
Just backed the project. I have one of your Dash 7-jar yogurt makers and absolutely love it. Good luck!
We want to warmly thank @KRIS and so many other experienced Kickstarters who continue to provide us with valuable feedback and suggestions. Your advice and guidance is invaluable to us.
The StoreBound Team
I and a few others here who have backed over 40 projects, can say that there is a way to keep your current pledge level and continue to back the current project for additional units in rewards. :)
While most projects allow you to add $XX and message them to get a second duplicate item... I agree that this would be difficult since you have so many tiers of the project. However if you did decide that you are up to this challenge, I may pledge for 2 more units. I have two sisters who would LOVE this and their birthdays are coming up...
@Max Raun: Thanks for backing us! A number of supporters have requested to order a second unit. To our knowledge, a supporter may only purchase one reward at a time in the Product Design category. One option is to have a friend register and order a reward.
I have already submitted my pledge, but now I would like to order a second unit. How do I manage the pledge to get a second unit?
@KRIS: We will offer the product in a variety of body colors and LCD colors. The prototypes in the video and in hi-res images reflect our experimentation with product color palettes. Ultimately market demand will determine color options and other design features.
I'm hoping you will offer shipping to Canada! I backed it just in case!
Just notice something.
The purple makers has the timer with a White background with black/grey numbers.
In the description of this project. The Blue maker has the time with the Silver background with black/grey numbers.
So what I'm wondering is... are the timer displays are what we see in this project or has the Purple one's time been modified to make it look better in the video but will come with the standard Silver background with black/grey numbers.
Ya, I notice all the details of any project. I'm actually like the White background timer with black/grey numbers, so much easier to read. :)
Ok will do! Just in case would I be able to pledge at 2 different levels (guru and pro) at the same time?
@Phillip Coard: Thanks so much for your enthusiasm! Kickstarter does not allow us to offer any one backer two Rewards at the same level. We encourage you to have a friend register an take advantage of the $29 Reward!
This is exactly what i have been looking for! Would it be possible for me to receive 2 yogurt makers if i pledge double the amount at the yogurt guru level?
@Natalie Firato: Excellent question. Non-dairy yogurt can be made using soy, almond and other types of milk. Soy yogurt can be made using a little plain store-bought soy yogurt as a starter.
Hahaha, ok now I understand what other functions the yogurt maker has. Ya, just from reading and seeing the video doesn't show all of it functions. All I read from the description and video is a bucket/strainer and timer.
@Maiku: Thank you for addressing the topic of reusing yogurt cultures. The following will hopefully address all your questions.
REUSING YOGURT CULTURE
• You can use 1⁄2 cup of your homemade yogurt (strained or unstrained) as the starter yogurt for your next batch.
• The probiotics and live active cultures are strongest when the yogurt is fresh. For the best results only use homemade yogurt as a starter yogurt while it is fresh (no longer than 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator). After a few days the probiotics in the previous batch can weaken and could make a yogurt with too liquid of a consistency.
• We recommend only using the previous batch as a starter for 3-4 more batches.
• If your starter yogurt contains the cultures Lactobacillus bulgaricus (L.bulgaricus) and Streptococcus thermophilus (S.thermophilus), you may be able to use your starter for many more batches. However, there are many factors that affect the viability of yogurt cultures so the most reliable way to ensure good results is to refresh your culture after 3-4 batches.
• You can freeze homemade starter yogurt to prolong its freshness—however, don’t freeze for longer than a few weeks.
@KRIS: Per @Rick's comment, our 2-Quart, BPA-Free Greek Yogurt Maker contains a heating element, a precision thermostat and LCD timer with customization options. There are now moving parts. The "All-in-One" aspect of the product refers to the inclusion of two Storage Containers, one Lid and one Greek Strainer -- all conveniently nested in the Greek Yogurt Maker.
if reading correctly, the first initial purchase of the yogurt makes your first batch, then the last cup of that batch we created is used to make the next batch and repeat? is that safe?
To make yogurt, you need to keep the mixture at a very specific temperature range. Too hot and you kill the cultures (probiotics). Too cold, and the cultures do not stay activated, so you end up with warm milk, not yogurt.
The electrical components are more than likely the heater mechanism, a thermostat and the timer.
I am interested in how the maker maintains the mixture temp. My current yogurt maker uses a waterbath, but the thermostat is VERY inaccurate. I also use the cheese cloth method to make Greek Yogurt, so the strainer itself is worth my money. The yogurt maker is a bonus to me.
And yes, I too read the project description as thus being an all in 1 machine. So when I saw the video I was a bit disappointed to find out I still have to strain outside the machine. That really could be clarified a bit better. Regardless, even at the higher levels, this yogurt maker is a bargain.
I believe the machine has a heating element that keeps the yogurt at the right temperature. I don't think there are any moving parts. But that's just a guess.
@KRIS: I was wondering the same thing too. I read that it was "an all-in-one, convenient solution to making Greek Yogurt at home", but then I watched video and I'm not sure what the machine actually does. Does it heat? Does it cool? Does it just hold the yogurt mixture and have a timer? My first thought was that the machine would heat the milk and not having to do it on the stove to make it a true all-in-one, but I guess this does not do that? The only thing that I see in the video is the timer. Some further clarification would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for the responses all.
Now since this uses 120v and is an electrical appliance, can you explain to me where the electrical mechanical part of this container is and how it plays a major role in the container?
Does it mix the yogurt during that 8 hour?
From the video, all I see is someone heating milk to 185 degrees on the stove, in a glass bowl, then mixes in starter yogurt and stir. Then from there she pours it into the Dash Greek Yogurt maker and close the lid and set the timer for 8 hours.
So I'm just trying to understand the electrical mechanical properties of this bucket container. Not here to piss anyone off, just simple question.
Nothing against you all. Just saying if this is really just a bucket container with a strainer, it surely will never sell at MSRP of $69.
Cause sometimes businesses make up fake MSRP to make shoppers think they are getting a great deal, when the sale price is actually the retail price. We all have seen it.
I know I stir up trouble in here, but you gotta be smart in the projects you back, if you don't ask questions now, you'll get burn later.
Hey I backed this cause its pretty interesting and yup $25 isn't that bad, the MSRP is funny though.
@George: You raise an important concern. The Dash Greek Yogurt Maker is not our first product. We are currently shipping six other kitchen appliances -- including our Dash 7-Jar Yogurt Maker. We are very confident this product will ship in July. To learn more about our kitchen products, please visit www.bydash.com, or www.storebound.com
Your estimated delivery is this coming July, how sure are you of that date? it seems awfully soon, especially if this is your first product.
BRILLIANT! this took me all of 30 seconds to decide to back.
Just backed, so much easier than making from scratch (which I've done many times!) does the recipe book have non-dairy alternatives? My nieces are not allowed dairy and I'd like to be able to make them some homemade dairy free yogurt.