A whipped cream charger, also known as a cannula, is simply a long metal tube or plastic bottle filled with nitrous that’s used mainly as a whipped cream topping in a glass or plastic bowl. There’s an opening in the side of the neck for the nitrous to be blown into the bowl top. This can be done with the help of a blow tube. The speed and intensity of the whipped cream will depend on how much air is supplied to the cream topping. A high speed whipped cream charger would obviously have a higher speed of blowing the nitrous than a lower speed charger. It’s also advisable to use a charger with a larger mouth opening so you don’t get stuck with just a few whipped cream cups.
Cream chargers are often made from stainless steel or with chrome plates to give it a more professional look. However, nowadays many are made of plastic and come in a variety of colors. There are cream chargers that are hand blown, and there are also plastic ones that can be blow dried in the microwave for convenience.
In some cases, the only difference between the two types of dispensers is the size of its opening. While the stainless steel ones are designed to fit into the small mouth opening of a wine bottle, plastic ones are meant to be placed directly onto the creamers themselves. You would have to go through some hassle to install this type of charger since it needs to be fitted right onto the bottle. If not, there would be no way for the nitrous to get into the cup.
If you’re planning on using your cream dispenser outside, then a high pressure one is recommended over a lower pressure one for obvious reasons. The higher-powered dispensers allow you to fill much bigger bottles, including those that are as large as a gallon. However, if you plan to use it indoors, then a lower weight valve stick would be fine for it won’t take up much space in your fridge. You could also store it on a shelf just in case you might need to use it outdoors.
Another thing to consider is how easy it is to clean. Cleaning your stainless or plastic high pressure whip cream dispenser is quite simple. A good quality dishwasher will do the job just fine. If you have an electric one, then all you have to do is turn off the plug, open the valve stick, and pour the contents out.
On the other hand, the stainless chargers require a bit more effort to clean. All you have to do is open the valve, pour the contents out, and then wipe the exterior of it. Some devices do have removable dishes and caps, and then all you have to do is remove the dish and cap, shake them aside, and then reassemble the charger. However, as mentioned earlier, not all chargers have these options, and you will have to get it to open by removing the plastic parts of the device.
There are many different types of cream chargers that you can choose from, depending on what you need. A plastic or stainless type would be ideal for a household. It’s durable, lightweight, and you won’t have to worry about it breaking or developing any kind of problem even if it is exposed to harsh conditions. If you’re going to use it outdoors or in an RV, a plastic type may be a better choice, especially since you won’t be using it everyday. The stainless chargers are best for those who use their cream-based whipped cream all day long, as it won’t break easily if you accidentally drop it onto a hard surface.
In the end, the cream charger world isn’t that difficult to understand. Aside from choosing which type you would want based on your needs, you can also consider how big your preferred charger is. Many smaller devices use the USB Type A connector, while larger chargers have a universal adaptor plug that can handle most kinds of electronic appliances. If you’re still confused, the Internet is the easiest way to go about looking up cream chargers or the accessories that you need to go along with it.