Dr Oz did a segment on Kitchen Gadgets to Transform Your Health which included the Zoku Quick Pop Maker, the Twist ‘n Sparkle Carbonator, the Grant Howard Press & Measure Oil Dispenser, and the Presto Powerpop Microwave Multi-Popper. Doctor Oz was joined by Dede Wilson from Bon Appetit magazine to teach us how Kitchen Gadgets can transform your health! Dede Wilson said that the hardest things about eating healthy meals are time, money, and accuracy (using the right amount of your ingredients).
Dr Oz: Grant Howard Press & Measure Oil Dispenser
Dr Oz’s first Kitchen Gadget was the Grant Howard Press & Measure Oil Dispenser, which looks like a brilliant way to make sure you are not using too much oil. We have all read recipes that say to add 1 TB of oil to your frying pan, but how many of us actually bother to measure out the tablespoon? The Grant Howard Press & Measure ($18) lets you press a button to fill up a reservoir in the top with exactly the right amount of oil, and then you pour it from there with no error in measuring.
Dr Oz: Twist ‘N Sparkle Carbonator
Dr Oz’s second Kitchen Gadget was the Twist ‘N Sparkle Carbonator from Williams Sonoma ($50), which injects carbonation into water, fruit juices, or even green tea. You can also buy flavoring like lemon lime to make soda at home. Dr Oz said that his son Oliver loves the Twist ‘n Sparkle Carbonator because you can make something a little healthier at home (like soda with half the flavoring packet instead of the whole packet). The CO2 cartridges cost less than $1, so after the initial cost of the machine, you save a lot of money.
Dr Oz: Zoku Quick Pop Maker
Dr Oz’s third Kitchen Gadget was the Zoku Quick Pop Maker, a Popsicle Making Machine ($49.95)! You are more likely to stick to your diet if you do not feel deprived, and this is a great way to have a treat and stay healthy. You just put the base in the freezer overnight, fill it with Greek Yogurt or fruit juices and fresh fruit, and in 7 minutes you have healthy popsicles! Dede Wilson said that with one overnight freeze of the unit, you can make 9 popsicles. The best thing about this product is that you can control the quality of your ingredients, cut down on sugar, and make sure no preservatives or chemicals are added to your treats!
Dr Oz: Presto Powerpop Microwave Multi-Popper
Dr Oz is always saying that popcorn is great for you since it is high in fiber and low in calories. With the Presto Powerpop Microwave Multi-Popper, you can air pop popcorn in minutes in your microwave. As a child, my father used to pop popcorn in a big Presto Popcorn maker that required oil, so I am thrilled to see that there is a new exciting option to try out!