A whipped cream charger, also called a cannula is a metal cylinder or shell filled with compressed nitrous oxide which is commonly used as a whipping tool in a whipped cream maker. The narrow end of the charger has a broken foil cover to release the compressed gas. This is normally done by a small sharp needle located within the whipped cream charger. A cannula can be made out of different materials, including glass, copper, silver, plastic, brass and even gold. It can also be shaped into different styles like round, cylindrical or square.
In a cream charger, the nitrous oxide is charged and dispensed through a small opening at the top of the whipped cream charger. The open-topped design is convenient because you can simply touch the top of the dispenser to your whipped cream to quickly and easily get all the nitrous oxide released at once. A small opening in the top of a cream charger allows the user to gently whip the cream into a fine emulsion which is then immediately poured into your favorite molds.
There are two types of cream chargers – the electric cream chargers and the manual one. Electric cream chargers are easier to use, as well as less messy since you don’t have to turn on the gas from the side of the dispenser like you do with a manual one. They work with up and down movements similar to a bottle charger which means they can also be used in microwaves. However, an electric cream charger doesn’t dispense as much product because it runs on a lower voltage than manual ones. Therefore, if you are using a large quantity of cream, it may be slower to heat up the unit than a manual one which dispenses smaller portions faster.
If your kitchen has a good electrical outlet and you want the highest quality product available, the nitrous oxide model rocket cream chargers are the best option. This type of charger heats the water before dispensing the nitrous oxide, so the water doesn’t cool as quickly after being heated. This makes the product much thicker and smoother, as well as offering a much larger variety in terms of designs and styles than any other cream chargers.
Manual cream chargers also work with the same principle as the nitrous oxide chargers. However, the user is still required to turn on the gas and slowly turn the knob to release the nitrous oxide into the container. If you like a finer consistency, you might enjoy using the traditional blow-molded cream chargers. These chargers will allow you to create a more waxy consistency with the help of the blow mold, resulting in creams that are smoother and lighter than other dispensers. You can also keep these chargers in stand-by mode, ready for use whenever you need them.
When looking for the best nitrous oxide chargers, make sure you take your time and choose the one that fits your needs and your personal tastes the best. There are many available, with the most common types coming in sizes ranging from single/twos, doubles, and even four-eight chargers for those who prefer to use fewer pills. You can buy these at your local drugstore or you can shop online, where you will find the widest variety available. Whatever you choose, don’t be afraid to experiment and give the cream chargers a shot – you may find that they are not only a great way to dispense Nitrous oxide, but also a great way to save money.