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Cuisinart CYM-100 Yogurt Maker with Automatic Cooling User Manual

Cuisinart CYM-100 Yogurt Maker with Automatic Cooling FEATURE

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Cuisinart CYM-100 Yogurt Maker with Automatic Cooling

Cuisinart CYM-100 Yogurt Maker with Automatic Cooling PRODUCT

ABOUT Cuisinart
Conair Corporation is the owner of the American cookware and appliance brand Cuisinart. Carl Sontheimer established Cuisinart in 1971. The company initially made food processors, which were unveiled in 1973 at a Chicago food expo. “Food processor” has come to be synonymous with the term “Cuisinart.”


When using an electrical appliance, basic safety precautions should always be adhered to, including the following:

  2. Always unplug the unit from the outlet when not in use, before putting on or taking off parts, and before cleaning. To unplug, grasp the plug and pull it from the electrical outlet. Never pull the cord. Allow to cool before handling.
  3. To protect against the risk of electric shock, do not put the motor base in water or other liquids.
  4. Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children.
  5. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug, after the appliance malfunctions, or if the appliance has been dropped or damaged in any manner. Return the appliance to the nearest authorized Cuisinart Service Facility for examination, repair, and electrical or mechanical adjustment.
  6. The use of attachments not recommended or sold by Cuisinart may cause fire, electric shock, or injury.
  7. Do not let the cord hang over the edge of the table or counter, or touch hot surfaces.
  8. Do not plug in or take out the plug when your hands are wet.
  9. Do not use outdoors.
  10. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs.
  11. Do not operate your appliance in an appliance garage or under a wall cabinet. When storing in an appliance garage always unplug the unit from the electrical outlet. Not doing so could create a risk of fire, especially if the appliance touches the walls of the garage or the door touches the unit as it closes.
  12. Do not use the appliance for other than intended use.
  13. Where applicable, always attach the plug to the appliance and check that the control is off before plugging the cord into a wall outlet. To disconnect, turn the control to OFF, then remove the plug from the wall outlet.
  14. Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.


A short power supply cord is provided to reduce the risks of becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord. Extension cords may be used if care is exercised.
If an extension cord is used, the marked electrical rating of the extension cord should be at least as great as the electrical rating of the appliance. The longer cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the countertop or tabletop, where it can be pulled on by children or tripped over unintentionally.

This appliance has a polarized plug (one prong is wider than the other). As a safety feature, this plug will fit into a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug.
If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt to defeat this safety feature.



  1. Scoop
  2. Housing Lid
  3. Yogurt Container Lid
  4. Yogurt Container
  5. Control Panel with LED display
  6. Detachable Cord
  7. Housing
  8. FAQS About Cuisinart CYM-100 Yogurt Maker with Automatic Cooling


Carefully unpack the unit and remove any packaging and promotional labels in or on the yogurt maker. Rinse all accessories thoroughly in warm soapy water, then dry completely.


The Cuisinart Electronic Yogurt Maker takes the guesswork out of making yogurt at home. Simply mix together the ingredients and pour them into the yogurt container, letting the yogurt maker do the rest. You will love the ready-to-eat chilled results. Homemade yogurt is a healthy and more economical option to store-bought yogurt. Not only a great source of protein and calcium, yogurt also contains probiotics, or good bacteria, that are crucial for a healthy digestive system.

Either plain or flavored, yogurt is the perfect anytime food to enjoy alone, with granola, or in your morning smoothie. Yogurt is also a great ingredient to have on hand in the kitchen for delicious and moist baked goods, as a secret ingredient to marinades for meat and poultry, and also the perfect vehicle for soups and sauces.


  1. Put all of the ingredients in the yogurt container and then cover it with the yogurt container lidCuisinart-CYM-100-Yogurt-Maker-with-Automatic-Cooling-User-Manual-3
  2. Place the filled container into the housing and cover it with the housing lid.Cuisinart-CYM-100-Yogurt-Maker-with-Automatic-Cooling-User-Manual-4
  3. Plug the unit in and the default fermentation time will begin flashing on the screen. To change the fermentation time (1–24 hours) use the “+” and “-” buttons, then press the START button.Cuisinart-CYM-100-Yogurt-Maker-with-Automatic-Cooling-User-Manual-58 hours is the default starting point but refer to recipes for more specific guidelines. Note: In the case that the yogurt maker is accidentally turned off during the cooling process, it is possible to skip fermentation and proceed directly to cooling mode. To do so, scroll down past 1 hour and the LED will display “C”. Once START is pressed, the cooling mode will begin.Cuisinart-CYM-100-Yogurt-Maker-with-Automatic-Cooling-User-Manual-6
  4. Once desired fermentation time is flashing on the LED display, press the START button. At this point, the fermentation numbers on the LED will become solid and the fermentation countdown will begin.
    NOTE: To change the fermentation time during operation, press the STOP button. The fermentation time will begin flashing again and you can adjust the time using the “+” and “-” buttons. Once the adjusted time is shown flashing on the screen, press the START button again and the unit will adjust the time accordingly.Cuisinart-CYM-100-Yogurt-Maker-with-Automatic-Cooling-User-Manual-7
  5. After the fermentation is complete, the unit will automatically switch into cooling mode and display “C” in the LED. As long as the unit is plugged in, it will stay in cooling mode until you turn the unit off. After 8–12 hours the temperature of the yogurt will be between 43 and 52 degrees Fahrenheit (6–11 degrees Celsius).Cuisinart-CYM-100-Yogurt-Maker-with-Automatic-Cooling-User-Manual-8
  6. To turn the unit off or end the cooling cycle, press and hold the STOP button for 3 seconds.Cuisinart-CYM-100-Yogurt-Maker-with-Automatic-Cooling-User-Manual-9
  7. Once the unit is off, you can either remove the yogurt container and place it directly in the refrigerator, or use the yogurt scoop provided and divide yogurt into individual portions. 


Cultures and Fermentation

  • The taste, texture, and consistency of your yogurt will depend on the type of culture that is used. Each type of culture contains different bacteria strains with individual properties that affect the tang and taste of the yogurt as well as its texture. Some yogurts are meant to be thin and runny whereas others are meant to be thick.
  • Yogurt can be fermented from a purchased culture or from yogurt that is either store-bought or homemade with a reusable culture.
    Use only one type of culture per batch of yogurt. Mixing cultures may force different bacteria that are not meant to coexist to compete with one another instead of properly fermenting.
  • Fermenting times vary depending on the type of culture used. There are two types of yogurt cultures – direct-set and reusable. These two types of cultures also vary depending on yogurt flavor – Bulgarian, Piima, Greek, etc.
    • Direct set cultures can be used only once and take less time to ferment, about 8–12 hours.
    • Reusable cultures take longer the first time used, up to 16 hours. When used again as a culturing agent, the fermentation time will be shorter, about 6–8 hours.
  • The Cuisinart® Electronic Yogurt Maker uses thermophilic culture. Thermophilic (heat-loving) culture needs an elevated temperature to ferment as opposed to mesophilic culture, which is best suited to ferment at room temperature. If you are unaware of what type of culture you have, check the ingredient list of the culture or ask your supplier.
  • When fermenting with store-bought yogurt, the average fermentation time is 6 hours.
  • The fermenting time can always be increased or decreased while the yogurt maker is in operation.

Heating and Consistency

  • Different cultures yield different results, with some producing thinner yogurts than others. If after making a batch of yogurt thicker results are desired, we recommend following the step for heating the milk below before adding the yogurt base to the yogurt maker.
  • Heating the milk breaks down its proteins, allowing the yogurt to coagulate, and facilitating the thickening process during fermentation.
  • Heat milk on the stove to 180°F (82°C) (some cultures recommend only 160°F (71°C), so follow the instructions per the particular culture).
  • For best results (but not essential), keep milk at this temperature for about 20 minutes.
  • Cool milk until a thermometer reads 110°F (43°C). Once cooled to 110°F (43°C), stir in culture and any other thickening agent into the milk so that it is fully incorporated. Transfer the mixture to the yogurt maker and set the appropriate fermentation time.
  • If following the recommended step, subtract one to two hours from the fermentation time.
  • Adding dry milk powders to a culture-based yogurt will add to the thickness of the final product. For every 4 cups (1 L) of milk add
    ¼ to ½ cup (60 to 125 ml) powdered milk when using cow’s milk, and ½ to 1 cup (125 to 250 ml) milk powder to the base when using goat’s milk.
  • Other thickeners can also be used to thicken the yogurt. Always make a slurry with the thickener and a small amount of milk before mixing it into the entire batch.
  • Approximate amounts for 4 cups (1L) of milk:
  • Tapioca starch – 2 tablespoons (30 ml)
    • Agar-agar powder– ½ teaspoon (2 ml) [dissolve into ½ cup (125 ml) water, bring to a boil and then cool before adding to mixture]
  • Cornstarch – 2 tablespoons (30 ml)
  • Powdered gelatin – 1 teaspoon (5 ml)

Finished Yogurt and Taste

  • We recommend checking the consistency of yogurt during the fermentation process to avoid over-culturing. Begin checking yogurt on the earlier side of the recommended time range.
  • Yogurt should have somebody and be slightly firm when fully fermented.
  • Always stir yogurt before serving.
  • Yogurt starts to over-culture when whey begins to separate. Yogurt is over-cultured when curds and whey have completely separated.
  • More time can always be added to under-cultured yogurt, even if it has been through the cooling cycle. However, once over-cultured, yogurt is no longer edible.
  • Longer fermentation times will produce a tangier yogurt but also aid in thickening.
  • Strain yogurt overnight using a strainer lined with a coffee filter, for an ultra-rich and thick treat.
  • Do not consume any yogurt that smells, looks, or tastes displeasing.
  • We recommend using whole milk for making yogurt, and avoiding ultra-pasteurized milk. Fuller-fat milk produces thicker yogurts.
  • When adding a flavor to yogurt, we recommend waiting until 6 hours after the cooling process has begun. Flavors can also be added to individual portions as needed instead of to the entire batch.
  • Certain flavors may shorten the shelf life of yogurt. Fruit mix-in flavors last longer and are better added to the entire batch, while sweeter syrups are best added to individual portions.


Q: What kind of milk can I use for my yogurt?
A: You can use any kind of milk, including whole milk, 2%, 1%, nonfat, pasteurized, homogenized, organic, raw, cow, goat, soybean, and more. Fuller-fat milk produces thicker yogurts.

Q: What kind of culture should I use for my yogurt?
A: Yogurt can be fermented from a purchased culture or from yogurt that is either store-bought or homemade with a reusable culture.

Q: Where can I purchase yogurt cultures?
A: Different cultures can be found in health stores or specialty food stores. They can also be purchased from different sources online.

Q: Why is the consistency of my yogurt so thin?

  • Different cultures yield different results, with some producing thinner yogurts than others. To thicken the consistency of your yogurt see the question below or refer to the Tips and Hints section for more information.
  • Fermentation may not have been long enough. More time can always be added to an under-cultured yogurt.
  • The culture was damaged.

Q: How do I make my yogurt thicker

  • Increase the fat content of the milk used in the recipe.
  • Strain the finished yogurt using cheesecloth until desired consistency is achieved.
  • Heat the milk prior to adding it to the yogurt maker. See the Tips and Hints section for more information.
  • Adding dry milk powder or other thickening agents such as gelatin or cornstarch can help thicken the yogurt. Refer to the Tips and Hints section for more information.

Q: Why did my yogurt curdle?

  • Yogurt has been over-fermented. Reduce fermentation time and begin checking yogurt on the earlier side of the recommended time range.
  • The culture was damaged.

Q: Why is my yogurt separated into two layers? (Solid on top and liquid underneath)

  • Separation is a sign that your culture has died. Exposure to temperatures over 100°F (40°C) can cause this.
  • Contamination can also cause the culture to die. Be sure that when you clean your yogurt container no food particles or soap are left behind.

Q: My yogurt appears to be set, but there is a small amount of thin liquid on top. Is this OK?
A: Yes, this is why. Some separation is fine and is a natural occurrence within the culture process.

Q: How do I add a flavor to my yogurt?
A: We recommend waiting until 6 hours after the cooling process has begun before adding flavors. Flavors can also be added to individual portions as needed instead of to the entire batch.


Always make sure the appliance is unplugged before you start cleaning it.

Cleaning Accessories and Housing/Base:

  • Rinse the yogurt container, yogurt container lid, and housing lid immediately after each use so the food doesn’t dry on them. All can be washed with warm soapy water or on the top rack of the dishwasher.
  • Wipe the housing/base clean with a damp sponge or cloth. Dry it immediately. Never submerge the base or the plug in water or other liquids.


  • The Cuisinart Electronic Yogurt Maker stores neatly on the countertop in a minimum of space. When it is not in use, store the unit assembled to prevent loss of parts.
  • The Cuisinart Electronic Yogurt Maker is intended for HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY. Any service other than cleaning and normal user maintenance should be performed by an authorized Cuisinart Service Representative.



We warrant that this Cuisinart product will be free of defects in materials or workmanship under normal home use for 3 years from the date of original purchase. This warranty covers manufacturer’s defects including mechanical and electrical defects. It does not cover damage from consumer abuse, unauthorized repairs or modifications, theft, misuse, or damage due to transportation or environmental conditions.

Products with removed or altered identification numbers will not be covered. This warranty is not available to retailers or other commercial purchasers or owners. If your Cuisinart product should prove to be defective within the warranty period, we will repair it or replace it if necessary. For warranty purposes, please register your product online at www.cuisinart.ca to facilitate verification of the date of original purchase and keep your original receipt for the duration of the limited warranty.

This warranty excludes damage caused by accident, misuse, or abuse, including damage caused by overheating, and it does not apply to scratches, stains, discoloration, or other damage to external or internal surfaces that does not impair the functional utility of the product. This warranty also expressly excludes all incidental or consequential damages.

Your Cuisinart product has been manufactured to the strictest specifications and has been designed for use only in 120-volt outlets and only with authorized accessories and replacement parts. This warranty expressly excludes any defects or damages caused by attempted use of this unit with a converter, as well as use with accessories, replacement parts, or repair services other than those authorized by Cuisinart.

If the appliance should become defective within the warranty period, do not return the appliance to the store. Please contact our Customer Service Centre:

  • Toll-free phone number: 1-800-472-7606
  • Address: Cuisinart Canada
  • 100 Conair Parkway
  • Woodbridge, Ont. L4H 0L2
  • Email: consumer_Canada@conair.com
  • Model: CYM-100C

To facilitate the speed and accuracy of your return, please enclose:

  • $10.00 for handling and shipping of the product (cheque or money order)
  • The return address or phone number
  • Description of the product defect
  • Product data code*/copy of the original proof of purchase
  • Any other information pertinent to the product’s return

The product date code can be found on the underside of the base of the product. The product date code is a 4 or 5-digit number. For example, 120630 would designate year, month & day (2012, June 30th). Note: We recommend you use a traceable, insured delivery service for added protection. Cuisinart will not be held responsible for in-transit damage or for packages that are not delivered to us.

To order replacement parts or accessories, call our Customer Service Centre at 1-800-472-7606.

For more information, please visit our website at www.cuisinart.ca

FAQS About Cuisinart CYM-100 Yogurt Maker with Automatic Cooling

Q: What is the Cuisinart CYM-100 Yogurt Maker with Automatic Cooling?

A: The Cuisinart CYM-100 Yogurt Maker with Automatic Cooling is a kitchen appliance designed to easily make homemade yogurt. It features a built-in cooling system that automatically adjusts the temperature after the yogurt has fermented, allowing it to cool down and set properly without the need for transferring it to a different container.

Q: How does the CYM-100 Yogurt Maker work?

A: The CYM-100 Yogurt Maker uses a combination of controlled heating and cooling to facilitate the yogurt-making process. You start by preparing your yogurt mixture, which typically consists of milk and a yogurt starter. The mixture is then poured into the removable yogurt container included with the appliance. The CYM-100 maintains a consistent temperature during the fermentation process, and once it’s done, the cooling function activates to cool the yogurt and help it set.

Q: How long does it take to make yogurt with the CYM-100?

A: The time required to make yogurt with the CYM-100 varies depending on the desired level of fermentation and your personal preference. Generally, the fermentation process can take anywhere from 6 to 24 hours. The appliance allows you to adjust the fermentation time to achieve the desired consistency and tanginess.

Q: Can I make different flavors or types of yogurt with the CYM-100?

A: Yes, you can make various flavors and types of yogurt using the CYM-100 Yogurt Maker. Once the basic yogurt mixture is prepared, you can experiment with different ingredients and flavorings to create your desired variations. You can add fruits, sweeteners, nuts, or other ingredients to customize the flavor. Additionally, you can also make different types of yogurt, such as Greek yogurt or lactose-free yogurt, by adjusting the ingredients and process accordingly.

Q: Is the CYM-100 Yogurt Maker easy to clean?

A: Yes, the CYM-100 Yogurt Maker is designed to be easy to clean. The yogurt container and lid are removable and dishwasher-safe, making cleanup convenient. The base of the appliance can be wiped clean with a damp cloth.

Q: Does the CYM-100 come with a recipe book?

A: Yes, the Cuisinart CYM-100 Yogurt Maker typically comes with a recipe book that provides instructions and ideas for making different types of yogurt and flavor variations. The recipe book can help you explore different recipes and experiment with new flavors.

Q: Can I make yogurt in larger quantities with the CYM-100?

A: The CYM-100 Yogurt Maker comes with a 50-ounce yogurt container, which is suitable for making a moderate quantity of yogurt. If you need to make larger quantities, you may need to divide the mixture and make multiple batches.

Q: Does the CYM-100 have a warranty?

A: Cuisinart appliances usually come with a warranty, but the specific warranty terms can vary. It is recommended to check the warranty information provided by the manufacturer or retailer at the time of purchase for details regarding coverage and duration of the warranty.

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