Making soymilk (or nut milk) by hand calls for lots of blending, cooking and straining.

Which machines or machine categories automate most of the steps? Are there non-industrial (i.e. consumer market) versions of a fully automated machine?

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The Vitamix can do it without cooking (you soak over-night), but you'll need to strain it yourself if you don't want any sediment. We use a hand strainer. It's not real fine like what you would find in a coffee maker, but it works for us. Some people use a cloth.

This is a heavy-duty machine for the commercial market.

Here is a link to their Almond Milk recipe: https://www.vitamix.com/recipes/almond-milk/s-series/variable-speed/20-ounce-container

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    Please edit your comment to make it brand-agnostic. Change "Vitamix" to "blender or food processor" and maybe add the power needed (watts) to adequately blend soy beans.
    – ecc
    Feb 28, 2017 at 13:19
  • @ecc - I'm not sure power is enough. I own two blenders and the other (my goal is not to bash or unobjectively promote a particular device/brand) just doesn't work as well. I think the blades and possibly their design are factors as well.
    – JeffO
    Mar 6, 2017 at 19:04

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