A quality kitchen appliance will change your life. Everyone and their mother has a story about the Cuisinart they got for going to the trouble of getting married. And, if the thought of making peanut butter at home excites you (think Champion juicer), you will be pleasantly surprised by this soy and nut milk maker.
Weíve made a number of batches of soy, almond, and rice milk in about fifteen minutes with this sturdy stainless steel machine. Our favorite is a mix of almond and soy, with a little bit of honey, salt and cinnamon for flavor. Although the machine makes milk with dried beans, we suggest soaking them for six hours. Clean-up is much easier than most juicers; it even comes with a little toothbrush-like device to scrub the filter.
For cost conscious health nuts, the distributor notes that you can make a gallon of soy milk for fifty cents, compared to between five and ten dollars to buy commercial varieties. If you drank half a gallon of soy milk a week, it would take about three months for you to start saving money with the machine. For the environmentally concerned among us, think of all the packaging you could save this way. You can even make tofu with the addition of cheesecloth and a vegetarian coagulant like nigari.
While we donít recommend buying a machine for everything (Yes, we bought that infomercial food dehydrator.), this is a good product for anyone who canít get enough of that sweet soy goodness.