Are you looking for the perfect non-toxic nut milk maker for making all your favorite nut milk and specialty plant milk? Mamavation compared the most popular products and ranked their food contact materials for contact with hormone-disrupting chemicals. Would you like to know what our recommendations are? You’ve trusted Mamavation to bring you topics like safest blenders sans BPA, safest non-toxic baking sheets, & safest cookware, now join us as we bring you our investigation on different nut milk makers.
Disclosure: This post was medically reviewed by Sondra Strand, RN, BSN, PHN. This post also contains affiliate links. Mamavation does our best to contact brands directly to get information on their materials, however, we have noticed over the years that customer service communications may vary, therefore we still encourage you to do your own homework before you purchase. We don’t have control over how accurate the information is that companies give to consumers.
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Not All Nut Milk Makers Are Made Equal
Non-dairy milk alternatives are growing in popularity over fresh milk. But most plant-based milks are full of additives and junk, so it’s best to make your vegan milks with ingredients you can pick up at the store inside a nut milk maker.
Most nut milk makers only require cups of water and the nuts (or grains) you will be using to make your milk. Choose from the following:
- Almond Milk
- Soy Milk
- Coconut Milk
- Cashew Milk
- Macadamia Milk
- Hemp Milk
- Oat Milk (or other grain milk)
- Rice Milk
Then depending on the recipe you are using, you can add maple syrup, chocolate, vanilla extract, cinnamon, sweeteners, a pinch of salt, or other flavors to make it taste better.
Many people use nut milk just like they would use regular milk like over cereal, porridge, inside dips, smoothies, juices, inside pasta sauce, or creamer for coffee or tea. Some nut milk machines require you to start soaking a batch of nuts before they are used to make milk while others do not. Some machines have a delayed start option, self-clean function, or auto-clean function for easy cleanup while others do not. Many have the ability to also make nut butter that tastes a hundred times better than store-bought.
Materials to Avoid When Purchasing a Nut Milk Maker
Nut Milk Makers come in many sizes, but most of the best ones are actually automatic, so we will be discussing mostly automatic machines. We recommend avoiding anything that is made from plastic, including “BPA-free” plastic because all plastics contain additives that leach over time and use, especially when connected to heat. We also recommend avoiding any “non-stick” coatings that we believe we may be present in other units.
Here are some of the main parts of the machine:
- Pitcher: Lots of pitchers are made from either glass, plastic, or stainless steel. Obviously, we prefer glass or stainless steel food contact surfaces.
- Grinder: This part of the machine grinds the nuts and seeds down before water is added and cooked. We found them to be either made from stainless steel or a type of steel with a “non-stick” coating. Mamavation doesn’t prefer non-stick coatings because they could be made from either PFAS “forever chemicals” or ceramic nanoparticles.
- Strainer / Filter: Most modern milk makers have a strainer and filter made from stainless steel, however, you can also find plastic which we recommend you avoid.
- Nut Milk Bags: Expensive nut milk makers do not require nut milk bags because they are entirely self-contained. However, lots of the more affordable models do not come with filters. So if you want your nut milk filtered, you’d need to use nut milk bags. These bags are basically strainer bags and are typically made from nylon, polyester, or polyethylene. We recommend you use nut milk bags made from organic cotton or hemp instead. Here are some better options:
Other Cookware Investigations On Other Kitchen Accessories by Mamavation
Before we get to the best nut milk makers, I wanted to show you all the other investigations we have done on small kitchen appliances and other such
- Ceramic Cookware
- Stainless Steel Cookware
- Dishes & Dishware
- Air Fryers & Air Fryer Ovens
- Waffle Makers
- Cupcake & Muffin Pans
- Baking Sheets, Cookie Sheets, and Sheet Pans
- Indoor Kitchen Grills & Paninis
- Food Processors
- Toasters & Toaster Ovens
- Water Filters
- Disposable plates & Foodware
- Cupcake Liners tested for indications of PFAS
- Plastic Free Disposable Straws tested for indications of PFAS
Mamavation’s Investigation on Nut Milk Makers
When you want to make your own nut milk, it’s best to find a dishwasher-safe nut milk maker with powerful blades that excel at blending nuts and straining the milk afterward.
Not Our Favorite Nut Milk Makers
This category of plant milk makers is not our favorite. They either had some type of unknown plastic touching the milk or they had a Prop. 65 warning and did not identify the issue. Therefore, we must assume it could be something material to the handling of the product.
- Joyoung Y1 Cooking Blender — $399
- Lekue Milk Maker — $34
- NutraMilk Nut Processor — $499
- Simple Living 1.6 L Deluxe Portable Soup Maker & Milk Maker Machine — $129
Better Nut Milk Makers
Each plant-based milk maker is light years better than the ones in the “not our favorite” list, but we still had some reservations. Lots of these products either had some type of plastic touching the milk or we were unsure about their filter & grinder and what it is made from. We are willing to move these products to another category when more information presents itself.
Best Nut Milk Makers
These machines are our top picks. The insides where the milk is made are from stainless steel and no plastic food contact materials.
- All-Star 8-n-1 Nut Milk Maker — $99 (does not include filter)
- Almond Cow Milk Maker Machine – $245
- Arcmira Automatic Nut Milk Maker — $86 (does not include filter)
- Idavee Soy Milk Maker – $169.99 (does not include filter)
- MioMat Nut Milk Maker – $199.95
- Moongiantgo Commercial Soy Milk Maker — $545
- Nurtured Effect Nut Milk Maker — $97 (does not include filter)
- Nutr Nut Milk Machine — $135.20
- Soyapower Milk Maker — $89 (does not include filter)
- Tayama Appliance Inc 1.3 L Multi-Functional Stainless Steel Soy Milk Maker — $85.78 (does not include filter)
- Vega-Punk Nut Milk Maker — $94 (does not include filter)