What are cream chargers used for?
A whipped cream charger is a steel cylinder or cartridge filled with nitrous oxide (N2O) that is used as a whipping agent in a whipped cream dispenser. The narrow end of nitrous oxide canisters have a foil covering which is broken to release the gas. This is usually done by a sharp pin inside the whipped cream dispenser. The cream canisters are also used as an oxidizer in hybrid model rocket engines. (The only type of miss-use of the product we accept haha!)
Although this is their primary function cream chargers are also capable of a lot more than whipping up cream for dessert toppings and hot drinks. They can also be used to add texture to components of any savoury or sweet dish. They are perfect for making foams, espumas as well as hollandaise, sauces and mousses, flavoured cream for puddings, finishing touches to gourmet couisine, hot beverages and even cold cappuccino, not to mention being able to infuse alcoholic beverages/oils/vinegars in 2 minuites instead of 2 weeks! Truely the ultimate tool in any culinary artists kitchen.
What Are The Benefits Of Using Cream Whippers?
- The alternative to using cream whippers often involves adding calorie or fat-rich stabilisers such as gelatine or agar. As cream whippers aerate the cream in a closed system, it is chilled instantly and so does not need the extra ingredients to keep it light and airy. This also results in a cleaner, brighter taste because these stabilisers are easily noticable and tend to hide the true flavour of your creations.
- Another clear advantage of using cream chargers is the ability to preserve and keep sauces and foams fresh for longer, so they can be prepared in advance to save time. Due to the airtight confinements of the whipped cream canister, even the most delicate mixtures (containing egg or dairy) can potentially last over a week when stored in this way. In a professional kitchen this time period is more likely to be over the course of a few days, but this is a great method of preservation.
- Cream whippers can also be used to give volume and body to sauces and dressings that may not otherwise be aerated. This gives plenty of room for experimentation in your recipes. As air is added to the mix, the sauce is able to cling to foods more easily too (ideal for coating pasta), but also makes the flavours more obvious. Its also good news for your food budget too, as with the added gas the aerated mixture goes much further than it would normally.
- Infuse alcoholic beverages in 2 minuites instead of 2 weeks. N2O flows out of the nos cream chargers into the cream whipper, forcing the liquid and the N2O to organically combine together under high pressure with the flavoring substance. When the pressure in the whipped cream dispenser is released, the N2O forms bubbles and takes on the flavors of the ingredient. This means the aroma has been transferred into the liquid. by combining the alcohol and aromatics in a whipped-cream siphon, you can speed up the process so much that an infusion takes a couple of minutes, as opposed to a couple of weeks, the flavor profile comes out exactly the same as a full infusion!
Where to buy cream chargers uk?
We offer all the premium leading brands of cream chargers from all 4 of the OEM cream charger manufacturers. Mosa cream chargers, Kayser cream chargers, iSi cream chargers & Liss cream chargers at the lowest prices with premium delivery options free as standard with every order.
Whipped cream dispensers. We also have a large selection of whipped cream dispensers in stock available to purchase today.
If you are looking to purchase cream chargers bulk, we do offer wholesale discount prices on orders of 600 cream chargers
Always make sure you follow the cream whipper's instructions when using your whipped cream chargers.