MioMat review - this device promises homemade plant milk, soups, smoothies, and more with just a tap on its buttons! I've been using the MioMat - Plant Milk Machine for several weeks now and I'm sharing my honest experience with you! Is it really worth it?
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A big thanks to the team from MioMat for sending me their plant milk maker for free to try out to share my honest opinion about their product.
Where do I get the MioMat?
How do I use it?
Learning how to make any plant milk you’d like with this device is super easy! With the Mio Mat you can enjoy Oat milk, almond milk, soy milk, rice milk, sesame milk or any other plant based milk you can think of. Simply add all your ingredients to the machine, fill it with water to the recommended line, select one of the milk settings and let it run. Afterwards you just strain it and you're done! You'll have a big batch of plant milk, that'll keep fresh for 3-5 days stored in your fridge.
What is included?
You'll get the machine, a strainer, a measuring cup, power cable, and an Instruction + Recipe book with over 90 recipes.
What can it do?
First and foremost it makes plant-based milk. Using its milk setting it makes a big batch of 40oz/1.2liters. A fresh batch of plant milk lasts 3 to 5 days when stored properly in the fridge. You can add salt to prolong this but it’s not necessary.
It can make a huge variety of milk! Including raw milk such as almonds, cashews, coconut, hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and more. It can make creamy cooked milks from grains and cereals such as rice, quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, rye, oats, and more. And also soy milk! (As soybeans require special treatment to turn into milk, so it has a program just for soy milk.)
Additionally, to all that it has a soup (creamy and chunky), porridge, smoothie, purée, and smoothie setting! My favorite of these is definitely the soup setting since you get a delicious soup within 30 minutes without a lot of work.
The only setting I wasn't a big fan of was its porridge setting. For my taste, the porridge turns out a bit too runny. It takes 30 minutes to make it, and when I make porridge on the stove I can have it ready in 15 to 20 minutes.
All in all the settings work and taste fantastic though. They are so much fun to try out and make a lot of things easier, and quicker!
Compared to its price the overall quality of the product is OK. It is surrounded by a thin plastic case, which feels kind of cheap. The inside is stainless steel and takes a bit of effort to clean. However, the grinding cylinder and program interface are very nice, sturdy, and easy to use! Overall it is a good product but I wouldn't necessarily categorize it as a high-end product.
MioMat vs Mixer
I often hear people complain about nut and plant milk makers, saying using a mixer does the same thing. And yes, if you are just making raw plant milk that may be the case. However, its unique RAW program ensures that the temperature inside does not exceed 108ºF/42ºC. This allows the nuts to release their flavour without losing nutrients. By using a regular mixer you won't have control over the temperatureinside.
Generally, the main difference to a mixer is that it has a heating envelope in the jug. This allows preparing milk, soups, and porridge by cooking it. Additionally, it operates at high RPM’s meaning it grinds the food precisely, which allows using fewer ingredients with better results.
Overall this is a great product and addition to a vegan kitchen. If you are looking for a plant milk maker that makes big batches and can do even more you are definitely at the right address!
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