I bought this thinking it would save us a lot of money. My daughter is lactose intolerant, but can eat yogurt just fine. needless to say we go through a lot of yogurt. I had a friend tell me about this machine and how it was wonderful. Said her family used it all the time. I went out and bought it and I really wish I hadnt. It now sits in a box, waiting for me to get rid of it. I couldnt tell a difference between the yogurt that was homemade and the one that was storebought, but my daughter could. I tried everything i could to trick her, but it wouldnt work. every time she could tell and every time she refused to eat it. i found it hard to clean and it took up a ton of space. Learned my lesson.