Save a bundle by making your very own yogurt. This yogurt maker prepares all-natural creamy yogurt with minimal ingredients. You may use whole milk, 1%, lowfat milk or even soymilk if you prefer, and a small amount of any plain base yogurt for cultures. It prepares yogurt in 6-10 hours depending on the thickness desired with marker on the lid indicating the time when the yogurt will be finished. It comes with an on and off switch and light indicating the unit is working. This attractive unit has a clear lid to allow viewing of the cooking process and seven 6 ounce individual glass jars allowing you to make up to 42 ounces of different types of yogurt at once. You control the sweetness and taste desired by using sugar, stevia, jams, syrups and fruit of your choice. Definitely a healthier alternative than those store bought, sugar laden ones. The plastic lids provide air tight storage in the refrigerator and are dishwasher safe.