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Introduction to Soy Milk Maker Reviews
 

Sanlinx Inc. is the pioneer of Automatic Soy Milk Makers in North America. Since its introductionof  the SoyaJoy in 1998, Sanlinx has been the leader with follow-up introductions of SoyaPower, and SoyPower Plus, SoyaJoy G3, and the newest SoyaJoy G4. Each new product retains the advantages of previous one but adds features and improvements based on extensive customer feedbacks and internal testing.

It was not until 2002, reverse-engineered products started to appear. But Sanlinx has been the market leader with each new product intoruction. For the first professional review and endorsement back in 1999 by  Dr. Karl E. Weingartner, Senior Food Scientist at the University of Illinois to The Top 10 Best Small kitchen Appliances on Amzon in July 3, 2011, to  most recently introduced 2013 model SoyaJoy G4:

  • SoyaJoy G4 becomes the best selling soy milk maker on Amazon just three weeks after it was introduced, creating another record for a new product introduction.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5-star 5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely pleased!, March 12, 2013
This review is from: Soyajoy G4 Soy Milk Maker and Soup Maker
I am so happy. I have been trying to make my own soymilk for the past couple of months. I dirtied so many pots and spent at least 45 minutes stirring the milk so it wouldn't burn. Then I read about the Soyajoy G4. It just came out at the beginning of March and it is now all stainless steel (where it comes in contact with the soymilk). I got my machine yesterday and made 2 batches today. You make almost a half gallon of milk (7 cups) with 3/4 cup dried beans, which you soak overnight. The machine does all the work, you don't have to monitor it. Each batch took under a half hour. Clean up was a breeze (do it right away). I waited until my batch was cold before I tasted it. It was delicious. I like it plain, nothing added. Tastes better that the box of soymilk I was buying for $3 a quart. I know I'll be using this often, making tofu and yogurt too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5-star5.0 out of 5 stars excellent product, March 21, 2013
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HENRY LANDI (SANTIAGO, CHILE) - See all my reviews
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even ordered a second unit to keep and use in my mountain cabin, works great, very easy and quite and in 30 minutes you have 1,6 liter of good and tasty soy milk
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5-star5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for almond milk, March 20, 2013
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I like to make large volumes of food once or twice a month and freeze everything for later use. So I was looking for a machine that could help streamline my almond milk making process. This item has done that for me. It easily doubled my output (mileage may vary). :) I wish there was a mechanism to squeeze the excess milk from the pulp since passive draining through a sieve (a very nice and finely meshed one too, though a tad smallish) usually isn't enough. I also turn the almond pulp into crackers so I do need the excess liquid removed. I used a cloth to wring the liquid out, but every other step in the process was easy and fast. I used the raw/juice option for my milk. I do add warm water so I could use one of the heating options as well if I chose to add cold water. The raw/juice option takes maybe 8-10mins. While the heated options take 26 mins (per the manual). I just wanted to go faster and I had warm water handy. I processed through just under 9 lbs of almonds in a little over 4hrs (no sugar, no flavorings), and that was me taking a break here and there, washing things off, cleaning up messes in between. This machine had no problem handling that volume. Clean up of the machine was all of 2 mins in length. I am very happy with this purchase.
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5-star5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Soy Milk Maker !!, March 22, 2013
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This review is from: Soyajoy G4 Soy Milk Maker and Soup Maker
I am giving this product 5 stars. The machine works great and is easy to clean. I made my first batch of soy milk and it tasted great. My only tip to future users of this product is to make sure you clean the pot and the head with hot water and about 2-3 drops of dish soap. This will prevent the soy milk from having a metallic taste. It takes about 30 mins to make and produces about 1/2 gallon of soy milk. Overall, I love this machine and I would highly recommend the Soyajoy G4 Soy Milk Maker.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5-star5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely pleased!, March 12, 2013
This review is from: Soyajoy G4 Soy Milk Maker and Soup Maker
I am so happy. I have been trying to make my own soymilk for the past couple of months. I dirtied so many pots and spent at least 45 minutes stirring the milk so it wouldn't burn. Then I read about the Soyajoy G4. It just came out at the beginning of March and it is now all stainless steel (where it comes in contact with the soymilk). I got my machine yesterday and made 2 batches today. You make almost a half gallon of milk (7 cups) with 3/4 cup dried beans, which you soak overnight. The machine does all the work, you don't have to monitor it. Each batch took under a half hour. Clean up was a breeze (do it right away). I waited until my batch was cold before I tasted it. It was delicious. I like it plain, nothing added. Tastes better that the box of soymilk I was buying for $3 a quart. I know I'll be using this often, making tofu and yogurt too.

Past Honors

The SoyaJoy received many reviews from all well-known or well-respected professionals. It was consistently rated best in comparison tests. By the time Sanlinx introduced the SoyaPower, there were many more brands on the market, but SoyaPower was again rated the best. SoyaJoy and SayaPower brands are only brands specifically made for the American market, owned by an American company, with the prduct quality and customer service to met and exceed customers expections. This is proven again and again by customers as well as proffessional reviews. 

Timesavingreview.com rated the SoyaPower Plus the best soy milk maker in 2011

My wife and I recently invited our friends to our house and had a wonderful potluck. It was a fun night! One of our Chinese friends brought a very wonderful multi-grain soy milk (I know it is weird to bring a soymilk for a potluck, but that just happened). It was made of multigrains and soys, such as green beans, red beans, brown brown rice, yam, and so on. It was so tasty and better than any soymilk or almond milk that you can get in the grocery store. We were wondering how to make it. Our friend, Winnie, told us that it was pretty simple. Just choose types of nuts and grains you want to use, wash them and put them in the machine and press the power, then wait for 20 minutes, and you are all set! YOU DON’T HAVE TO SOAK YOUR NUTS ALL NIGHT! That is the best part of it! We were very impressed by the tasty drink and the simplicity of soy milk machine, I decided to do more research about it."

After talking to our friend Winnie and doing my own research, I think these are things I (and you) should consider before you purchase a soy milk maker.

  • Grinding system
  • Filteration
  • Maintainability (easy to clean)
  • Insulation
  • Warranty
  • Safety
  • Versatility

Based on these principles, I think Soyapower Plus milk maker is the best on market in 2011.

To read the full review click link below:

http://timesavingreview.com/soyapower-plus-soy-milk-maker-review/


Veganbits tested almost all brands and rated SoyaPower Plus the best

Are Soy-Milk Makers Worth Buying?

I'll answer the last question first.   YES!  By making your own soymilk you save money, control your intake (you control the ingredients), and you also cut down on the inherent costs to the planet in packaging and transportation costs.  But the soymilk you make at home is not the same as the soymilk you purchase in the store.  First, there is no binder in your homemade milks, so they do tend to separate out.  All you have to do is stir the product up before using it, but this does tend to freak out some people.  Secondly, with all the soymilk makers we've experienced, you have to strain the soy milk again, otherwise you'll wind up with a slightly gritty milk.  Thirdly, homemade soy milk has a very different taste than the soymilk you buy in the store.  If you do nothing to the milk (i.e. add vanilla and sweetener) it will have a "beany" taste.  Finally, the milk you at home is not fortified, so if you're counting on getting a healthy dose of calcium or vitamin D from your milk, think again.  Try some turnip greens or bok choy, or white beans instead.

So, in summary, Jane and I would recommend the Soyapower Plus soy milk maker, rice milk maker, nut milk maker. If you would like to see all of the popular models available, you can check out the current best selling, just click here.

Alternative milks cost much more that conventional cows milk.  If you are committed to making the transition to non-dairy milk, or have already done so, you may want to consider investing in a soy milk maker.  A good soy milk maker can save you a lot of money over the course of a year.

Reviews From People Who Bought This

The buying public completely agrees with us. Those consumers who have purchased this soy-milk maker and have reviewed it on Amazon have given it a collective score of 4.85 out of a possible 5.00 ratings. That's nearly a perfect score!  It's very rare to see any product get such a high score after it has been reviewed by many people.  Here's a sampling of some of the comments that real consumers have written about this soy-milk maker:

  • Overall, I am very happy with it. It is so simple to use, almost foolproof!
  • The Soyapower Plus soy milk maker makes absolutely delicious soy milk.
  • This is the best Machine EVER. it is so easy to use. And cleaning it is so simple and fast. I have their other SoyaPower and this is even superior.
  • Finally, a product that does what it says!
  • I love my SoyaPower Plus Soymilk Maker.
If we were buying a machine today, this is the one we would get.  Jane's friend has this and adores it.
To read the full review click link below:
http://veganbits.com/soy-milk-maker-review/

Since the SoyaPower Plus retained all the advantages of the SoyaPower and SoyaJoy, it is also helpful to read the reviews for the SoyaPower and SoyaJoy Soy Milk makers. Over the years, Vickilynn has reviewed pretty much all soymilk makers and published all results on her web site. You can read her reviews of other brands by clicking the links provided here.

Vickilynn Haycraft reviewed SoyaPower Plus™ with her highest recommendations.  

A student of health and nutrition for 30 years, Vickilynn Haycraft has over 20 years of actual hands-on experience reviewing and personally using different tools of the homemaking vocation, focusing on the areas of health and nutrition. Vickilynn is a magazine columnist, product reviewer and cookbook author, as well as being full-time wife and mom to 5 children.

The new SoyaPower Plus not only kept all the great features of the SoyaPower, but also improved upon it! ...

Just what is the “Plus” in the SoyaPower Plus? It is the advanced filter-less design that not only offers the easiest soymilk making operation available, but completely changes the options for making homemade non-dairy milks and broths.

The “Plus” is the patented Tornado Grinding System ™ which transforms the SoyaPower Plus into a powerhouse machine, with no filter to clean.
 

The features that I rated so highly on the SoyaPower are included in the SoyaPower Plus; features such as outer insulation covering that surrounds the stainless interior of the machine which makes the machine cooler to touch and also muffles the machine’s noise. I also really like the metal latches that secure the machine head to the body for added assurance. The SoyaPower Plus also retained the automatic shutoff switch as an added security measure. As a mom with children at home, I appreciate these extra features for our safety.

The new SoyaPower Plus not only kept all the great features of the SoyaPower, but improved upon it! Programmable cycle features are expanded in the SoyaPower Plus, making the machine more versatile. The SoyaPower Plus boasts the most pre-programmed operations (4 separate one-touch operations) for a wide variety of combinations or beans, grains, nuts, seeds or legumes.

- Vickilynn Haycraft   Click to read full review

 

Vickilynn Haycraft made direct comparisons of the soymilk makers she reviewed and SoyaPower was the top choice  

Comparing the SoyQuick and SoyaJoy:

Because the SoyQuick, which was formerly marketed as the “SoyLife” brand, and the SoyaJoy are basically the same machine, the operation, results and product reviews comparing these two machines are identical. Both of these machines are excellent, well-made soymilk makers that consistently perform well and produce a wonderful product. I have recommended the SoyaJoy and been very happy with it in my own use. And since testing and personally using the SoyQuick and the updated SoyaJoy model (SJ-5) side by side, I am happy using and recommending either model. Both machines tested performed equally well and are identical in function.

Comparing the SoyaPower:

The SoyaPower is the next offering in the soymilk maker market, distributed by Sanlinx, the company which also distributes the SoyaJoy. The SoyaPower has exciting new features (see the SoyaPower Product Review) that, in my opinion, set it apart from either the SoyQuick or the SoyaJoy, even though both of those machines are excellent quality machines and perform well. As noted in my review, some of what I consider as disadvantages of the SoyQuick and SoyaJoy, have been addressed and rectified in the SoyaPower. I am thrilled with the new features of the SoyaPower, especially for families with young children, as the features create a safer environment when making soymilk at home. Since the performance of the SoyaPower equals the SoyQuick and SoyaJoy, the added features add another option and choice of soymilk makers. Since all three are U.L listed and perform extremely well, I can recommend all three machines as solid choices and good investments.

Comparing the features of the SoyaPower to the SoyQuick and the SoyaJoy, my personal preference is the SoyaPower.

Conclusions:

The SoyQuick, SoyaJoy and the SoyaPower machines are well worth the investment. The machines perform consistently and identically. I suggest finding the best price, either at your local store or online (the distributors often have sales and specials). Check for the best warranty and Customer Service. The SoyaPower has added features that enhance the soymilk making process which makes it an excellent buy and wise investment.

Vegsource.com gave SoyaPower Highest Recommendation.

Vegsource.com is the most respected and most popular vegetarian Web site. Both SoyaPower and SoyaJoy have been highly recommended by no ohter than Vegsource.com's founder, who rarely offer product recommendations.

After tested the SoyaPower Soy Milk Maker, Jeff personally wrote to us:

You've taken a great soymilk maker and made it even better!  It's so easy to use and clean up, and the soymilk it produces is a big hit with the whole family.  Thanks for continuing to be a leader in spreading soy to the world!
Feel free to use that as an endorsement on your site, should you wish to.
All best,
Jeff

SoyaJoy before had earned the following editorial from VegSource.com

"SoyaJoy gets VegSource's highest rating! Jeff and Sabrina have been having a ball with their SoyaJoy Soymilk Maker, coming up with a variety of different flavors and consistencies. You can't go wrong with a SoyaJoy -- we love it! Don't be fooled by imitations and Johnny-come-lately ripoffs -- SoyaJoy is the original, the granddaddy that started it all! The quality of construction, the safety and the power of the machine are the best out there. It's made of the finest materials available -- a surgical stainless steel cooking pot with smooth edges all around -- and it's built for safety and ease of use. It's not only the best, it also happens to be the most reasonably priced! Compared to SoyaJoy, other soymilk makers look like toys! ... "


IntSoy has selected the SoyaJoy Soy Milk Maker as the best of all soy milk machines tested.

Dr. Karl E. Weingartner, Senior Food Scientist & Director of IntSoy. Dr. Karl is the renowned authority in studies of Soy and its utilizations. He rarely recommend a product. The statement below is a direct quote from Dr. Weingartner posted on the web site managed by Colleague of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Science, University of Illinois. Here is Dr. Weingartner's original statement archived and managed by the university.  

"IntSoy recently tested three different brands of soy milk makers, based on the results of these tests the machine we recommend is the SoyaJoy Soymilk Maker from Sanlinx Inc..

The machine was tested using both hot water and cold water for making soymilk from soaked soybean according to be supplied user manual. It takes us about 15 minutes to make soymilk from cold tap water, and 12 minutes with hot water, we noted that the taste of the milk is better when the hot water is used. The instructions are easy to follow. The machine is very suitable for home use and is among the best we have tested. The stainless-steel container is also a plus. You can find more information by visiting their website at http://www.soymilkmaker.com , via fax at 
1-877-395-0894, or via email at sanlinx@soymilkmaker.com."

INTSOY (International Soybean Program) at the University of Illinois is an independent, non-profit research organization widely recognized for its authority and expertise in soybean utilization research. It has facilities to test and evaluate home use soymilk makers, as well as large-scale commercial soy products equipment

Well-known chef and cookbook author Ellen highly recommended the SoyaJoy as the best soy milk maker. 

This is the second time that Ellen has recommended the SoyaJoy. "This machine is still the best value for the money and recommended by me and Intsoy."  Here is the link to her recommendation.

Ellen has over 20 years of experience as a professional chef, nutritionist, and author. Read her bio at this Web page.

 

Review by Dr. Joseph Ross, Doctor of Optometry

Dr. Ross specializes in comprehensive vision care and practices in Brewster, New York. He also enjoys interests such as telecommunications, alternative health care, politics, and sharing great ideas.

    I have had my Soyajoy soy milk maker for about a year now.  I have to tell you that it is one of the best items I have purchased ever.  I am an eye doctor and concerned about nutrition.  Your machine makes it easy and inexpensive to make soy milk in minutes.  Plus the Laura Soy Beans you recommend from Fairvew Farms are great for soy milk and very reasonable in cost.

    I am one of the many Americans who follow a low carb high protein diet, like Atkins Recommends.  It is very easy to make soy milk and use Stevia as a sweetener.  You instantly have a great low carb drink that can be flavored with, vanilla, cinnamon, and many other flavors.

    I found an excellent source of Stevia that works very well with your machine.  I get it from http://www.herbaladvantage.com/ .  It has almost no after taste.  With Vanilla or cinnamon, I can make great soy milk in minutes. This is the best Stevia I have ever seen.  The price is very reasonable and the quality better than anything I have found anywhere.   They have bred their Stevia to have virtually no bitter aftertaste as some Stevia does.

    I was also skeptical about needing the cleaning mixture you recommend but that is every bit as excellent a product as your machine. It makes clean up very easy.

 Dr Joseph A Ross,  http://www.drjoeross.com/

 

SoyaJoy got rave reviews from Marie Oser 

Ms. Marie Oser, Veggie Chef, soy and nutrition expert, has given the SoyaJoy strong endorsement. Many of Marie's vegetarian Web site "regulars" have bought the SoyaJoy and have posted very positive comments about SoyaJoy Soy Milk Makers. Read the entire review. Click here to see more pictures of Marie enthusiastically demonstrating the SoyaJoy to her VegTV.com audience.

 

SoyaJoy Rated 5 Stars by Capri from Epinions.com

Capri is a well-known reviewer of household appliances at Epinions.com. She is one of the most trusted reviewers at Epinions.com, which is well known for its commonsense, independent product reviews. SoyaJoy is the only soy milk maker that achieved five stars at Epinions.com. Like all of the reviewers cited here, Capri wrote and published her review without our ever contacting her or even knowing about the review until months after she posted it. 

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SOYAJOY

As always, before I purchase a product I did a ton of research and reading about soymilk makers.
Our primary concern was stainless steel touching the milk only, easy cleaning, and fast convenient usage. Of course, taste had to be a big part too.

What I kept coming back to was the SOYAJOY SOYMILK MAKER by SANLINX. The reviews I read about it were glowing and positive and very numerous. The price was also right- $99 at Christmas time.

So after debating, emailing the company and discussing, I sent for the unit. Wow, were we shocked.

Pros
: easy, fast, saves lots of money, small footprint
Cons: takes a while to get used to fresh flavor

The Bottom Line
In all of the years I spent laboring over soy milk, it is truly awesome that this the SOYAJOY does the job in 1/20 of the time-truly a miracle!!!!!

MY COMMENTS
This is my most important kitchen helper. I guard it with my life. No one is allowed to touch it. I LOVE this thing.

TASTE?
The milk that comes out of it is fresh- very clean tasting and you can make it any way you want it to be. We just drink it straight now with a little honey added if we remember while it is hot. The milk will keep from 1-2 weeks in sealed glass depending on the weather and the batch.

Do you like a certain store bought soymilk? Keep a box with ingredients and try to copy it. Quite frankly, once you get used to the fresh taste of the soymilk made with this machine, you will never go back to that other stuff again.

We occasionally will open a box of milk left from a while ago in emergencies, and we can all taste the other stuff in it (including the aluminum) and it is really gross. We used to LOVE that stuff!

HAVE I SAVED MONEY?
Have I saved MONEY? HAVE I SAVED MONEY? BOY, HAVE I SAVED MONEY!

I have to tell you, folks, this soy milk maker has saved us a LOT of money. At about $20 a week for soymilk, we can probably get a full gallon of soymilk for about, let's say $.50 worth of beans.

So, take $19.50 and multiply that out to be approx. 32 weeks, and we have saved approx. $624 in the 8 months that we have been using this machine.

DO I ACTUALLY LIKE IT?
All of the family drinks it, and all of us like it, including me. I do not have the problems with drinking it that I used to have with our other method of making the milk. We are using the exact same bag of beans.

Everyone has their own way of fixing this milk. My son loves to make Indian Lassis with it (rosewater milkshake in essence). My daughter loves to mix it with anything at all because she loves to mix things. My husband loves to make carob shakes from it and just blending it gets a beautiful foam on top just like those foamy drinks people pay a ton for. I like it with just a little honey and vanilla if it is just to drink.

Click here to read the entire review on
Epinions.com.

 

Another Rave review from Epinions.com

Once again, we only ran across and read this review almost one year after it had been posted. Before I order something online, I always check out reviews on Epinions.com. Over the years, I have found that Epinions.com publishes the most detailed, useful, and trustworthy reviews.

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SoyaJoy Soymilk Maker allows you to have fresh soymilk for a lot less
by seahealth, Jul 17 '03
Pros: Saves a lot of Money, Easy to use
Cons: I can't think of any yet...
 
I like soymilk but I don't like the prices at the store which was the one reason I didn't buy it as much as I would have liked to. Most of them cost about $3-$4 for half a gallon on average.

I saw a soymilk maker in a health food store...
 
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Vickilynn Haycraft rated SoyaJoy The Best in a head-to-head test in 2001. After three years, she proudly recommends the SoyaJoy SJ-5 in her latest review of all major soy milk makers on the market.  

Vickilynn Haycraft is a wife and mother of five children. Vickilynn's articles, columns, poetry, book and product reviews have been distributed worldwide. She has been published in magazines, such as Teachers of Good Things, Homemaker's Forum, An Encouraging Word, Gentle Spirit, Above Rubies, Healthy Foods e-zine, Dollar Stretcher, Coming Home, Naturally Healthy Living magazine and Naturally Healthy Home Study Course.

"I greatly prefer the SoyaJoy," wrote Vickilynn in her 2001 review.  "I finally have been able to make a good-tasting milk alternative that my family enjoys without complaint. Making these beverages at home has saved us about $500.00 per year. The automatic soymilk maker paid for itself in about 3 months, and the best news is that the process of making non-dairy milk using a machine is easy, quick and completely automatic (thus saving my precious time for more important tasks!)." Read her entire review here.

Vickilynn reviewed the SoyaJoy SJ-5 again in November 2004, three years after her first review, and confirmed that the SoyaJoy is still the best: "I now recommend the SoyaJoy SJ-5 as an excellent, well-made machine that consistently delivers high-quality non-dairy beverages from home." Read the entire review here.

Some readers have asked us what the difference is between SoyaJoy and SoyQuick.  SoyQuick is the private brand name of a Canadian distributor of the same machine; it is not an authorized US distributor. Whereas the SoyaJoy uses a non-removable safety warning label, the safety warning is printed on the SoyQuick machine head - that is all the difference! If you order SoyQuick online, it may be shipped to you from Canada.

 

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