However, my partner came home the other day and made a point of mentioning that he had heard on ABC local radio that there are bad health implications from repeatedly using plastic containers to generate yogurt in. The problem was that the yogurt cultures degraded the plastic over time and therefore made them more likely to harbour bad bacteria. Has anyone else heard this before???
I took one look at my much-loved 1 L plastic Easiyo containers and noticed they they were quite discoloured, compared with when they were new. After Googling ceramic and glass alternatives, I experimented and found that by using a Fowlers Glass jar (size 31), covered with a fresh chux wipe (held down by an elastic band) and with the red plastic Easiyo container lid jammed down on top, I could then easily fit the Fowlers Jar in my Easiyo yogurt maker and made a perfect 800 mL of yogurt as per usual.
So it might be worth ditching the plastic for the glass if you're a yogurt-making person. Unless anyone has heard to the contrary?