Believe it or not, there might just be another wannabe Juicero in town. Introducing Yomee - The World’s First Automatic Yogurt Maker. Priced at $149 on Kickstarter by Lecker Labs, the smart yogurt maker is capable of making yogurt in six hours from milk and a block of powdered cultures.

Founded by Indian-origin Ashok Jaiswal, Yomee’s yogurt maker is considered a smart appliance as it automates and simplifies the yogurt-creation process and lets the user decide exactly what they want to put in in their yogurts.

What’s interesting to note is, that Yomee’s Kickstarter debut comes barely a month after the headline-making $400 connected juicer Juicero went under. Since Juicero’s unfortunate debacle, the smart kitchen hardware category making only one type of food is garnering a lot of scrutinising eyeballs as no one wants a Juicero 2.0 to happen ever again.

For the uninitiated, Juicero, a Silicon Valley juicer startup that raised $120m from investors, had to face worldwide ridicule when it was revealed that its $400 internet-connected device that transforms single-serving packets of chopped fruits and vegetables into a refreshing and healthy beverage machines were equivalent of two hands squeezing a juice box. Last month, the startup, which had been in business for only 16 months, finally decided to pull the plug and immediately stop the sale of its machines and produce packs.

While people might have their inhibitions about another larger than life internet connected kitchen product in the market, but on the face of it, it seems that Yomee might be a lot different than Juicero. For instance, the main reason why Juicero had to face the music was that the work done by its highly expensive machine was the same that two humans could achieve at the same pace and time. But, we know straight up that, that is not true with Yomee.

If we go around making yogurt with existing machines, it would turn out be a tedious process as the person will have to first heat the milk separately and then carry out each step diligently on their own.

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Making yogurt with Yomee is extremely simple:

1. Pour in your favorite milk.

2. Drop in a Yomee pod.

3. Select your yogurt type (using the Yomee app).

A short 6 hours later, enjoy perfect yogurt: fresh, chilled, and ready to devour.

Each Yomee pod comes with a combination of rice powder, yogurt culture and a binding agent, which intends to making yogurt making process easier than ever. The yogurt cultures are capable of being stored at room temperature for up to six months. The final machine took Jaiswal five protoytpes Jaiswal to perfect.

Jaiswal’s inspiration behind Yomee was his childhood memory of his mother making him fresh yogurt when he was growing up in Delhi, India. Years later, while living Hong Kong, he wanted to gift his daughter the same experience of relishing fresh yogurt. Hence, Yomee was born.

Yomee, which is currently a part of New York’s Food X accelerator, wants to quickly reach its Kickstarter goal of $28,000 and possibly try for another round of funding as well. The startup’s plan for now is to sell the yogurt making machine on global ecommerce giant Amazon and hit the retail market by the end of next year.

[Image: The Loop HK]

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