I bought one of these yogurt makers a few years ago and it got me started making yogurt consistently ever since. It makes yogurt making very easy and fool-proof since it regulates the temperature for you. I stopped using mine when I bought a large dehydrator and now use giant mason jars and make 4L of yogurt at a time (I have a big family). This particular yogurt maker is perfect for families that eat less yogurt or smaller families of 4 or less. You can even make each cup a different flavour! Vanilla, blueberry, strawberry, a combo... It's great to experiment with!