Plenty of people have managed to lose weight and improve their health by reducing their dairy intake. Nut milks are delicious and nutritious but they can take a bit of time to prepare. The Joyoung Automatic Blender Y1 aims to change that. It is a smart automatic nut milk maker that doubles as a heating blender, so you can make rice milk and soups with it. The good folks at Joyoung were kind enough to send us a unit to review (they are also generously offering 5% discount to our readers with coupon code: GHMF9LDS). This beast of a machine comes with almond milk, oat milk, smoothie, juice, soy milk, rice milk, and soup programs for you to choose from. It has a gorgeous touch enabled control panel and customizable timer, capacity, and speed settings.
Our Joyoung Y1 came with a water reservoir, blender base, pitcher and water container. The learning curve is pretty short. You will want to use the sterilize program the first time you use the machine, which delivers 99.99% sterilization with high temperature and high pressure stirring. This nut milk blender is the fastest we have seen in such machines. While previous nut milk makers we tested took 8 minutes to make us almond milk, the Y1 only requires 2 to 3 minutes. Once that’s done, the machine cleans itself pretty well.
For our test, we made delicious hazelnut milk, which was then used to make a healthy smoothie. We also made a nutritious veggie soup. The process is straightforward: simply add enough water to the tank (depending on the program you choose and capacity you want), remove the mixing cup lid and add your ingredients. The machine goes to work as soon as you press the start button. If you remove the pitcher by accident while the program is running or any other issue comes up, you will receive an error code, so you can fix the problem quickly.
The Joyoung Y1 Automatic Nut Milk Maker has 1000W of heating power and 450W of motor power. It has customizable capacity from 10oz to 34oz. More advanced users can change the speed and play around with other settings but in most cases you won’t need to. For milk, the machine automatically adds water. For soup, juice, and smoothie programs, you will want to add water to the mixing cup. When it comes to preparing soups, you should be careful not to overload the machine with tough ingredients.
The Y1 not only makes you nutritious drinks and hot soups, but it can do it based on a schedule that works for you. For instance, you can program the machine to make you juice or milk for breakfast. Overall, we found this nut milk maker to be pretty easy to use. It makes smooth plant-based milk in about 2 minutes, which you can use to make more fun concoctions. While the machine requires some maintenance after you use it long enough, for the most part it it does a very good job cleaning itself.
According to the company, the machine has a noise level of 82dB. We didn’t find it louder than your average blender. Whether you need a machine to make non-dairy milk or simply want to add nutritious smoothies and soups to your diet, the Joyoung Y1 can handle it. With overflow, overheating and boil dry protection, you can use the machine with peace of mind.