Reviews

Since the beginning, Sanlinx machines have garnered top reviews and ratings by established experts and Amazon customers. SoyaPower Plus became the most reviewed soy milk maker and was selected as part of The Top 10 Best Small Kitchen Appliances on among the thousands of such items on Amazon.

Just before it was replaced by the SoyaJoy G4, SoyaJoy G3 soy milk maker was the top rated and most wished item in its category (Soymilk makers are classified in the category of yogurt makers).

SoyaJoy G4 became the best selling soy milk maker on Amazon just three weeks after it was introduced, creating another record for the introduction of a new product. Below are some helpful reviews:

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful

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.


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for almond milk, March 20, 2013
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This review is from: Soyajoy G4 Soy Milk Maker and Soup Maker

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.


5.0 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.


Past Reviews

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 again rose to the top. SoyaJoy and SoyaPower brands are only brands specifically made for the American market, owned by an American company, with the product quality and customer service to meet and exceed customers expectations.

This has been proven again and again by customers as well as professional 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.

VeganBits tested almost all the leading brands, and rated our machine as 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.

Customer Comments

Our soy milk makers have consistently earned top-level Amazon review averages, even as the number of reviews continue to increase. Our dedication to quality machines has impressed countless customers, who write:

  • 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.

 

Vickilynn Haycraft

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.

Over the years, Vickilynn has reviewed nearly all soymilk makers and published all results on her website. You can read her reviews of other brands by clicking the links provided.

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..

– 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.

Vickilynn Haycraft rated SoyaJoy the best in a head-to-head test in 2001. After three years, she still proudly recommends the SoyaJoy SJ-5 in her latest review of all the major soy milk makers on the market.  

“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.

Vegsource.com 

VegSource is a popular vegetarian resource. Both the SoyaPower and SoyaJoy have been recommended by no other than the founder himself, who rarely offers product recommendations.

After testing our SoyaPower, Jeff 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

The SoyaJoy has also earned praise from VegSource

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

The 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 product equipment

Dr. Karl E. Weingartner, Senior Food Scientist & Director of IntSoy chose the SoyaJoy as best soy milk maker out of all the machines they tested.

“IntSoy recently tested three different brands of soy milk makers, based on the results of the 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.

full review 

 

Dr. Joseph RossDoctor of Optometry

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 minute

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

5 Stars on 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 common sense, independent product reviews. SoyaJoy is the only soymilk 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.

As always, before I purchase a product I did a ton of research and reading about soymilk makers…

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.