Whipped creams are created or produced using whipped cream chargers. They are mainly cylinders that are filled with cream and nitrous oxide. The interaction between these two components is known to create whipped cream. A whipped cream charger is also attached to some kitchen equipment known as a whipped cream dispenser. However, there are some common issues or challenges related to a cream charger dispenser. Hence, it is very important for the end-user to have firsthand knowledge of how to tackle these issues. Just as other kitchen appliances, the dispensers also develop issues with respect to time.
Some of the issues/challenges related to Whipped cream charger dispensers include;
- Issues Related to Gas to be Used in Whipped Cream Charger Dispensers
The right gas to be used in creating whipped cream is among the common issues related to cream chargers. It is known that only N20 or nitrous oxide is used for whipping creams in chargers. Normally, it is CO2 or carbon die oxide that is used to form soda water from normal water so, does not have an impact when it comes to whipped cream chargers and dispensers. The challenge here is that most users of whipped cream charger dispensers are not aware of this which leads them to have bad taste or metallic and bubbly creams rather than whipped cream just because the user used the wrong gas in their dispenser i.e. Co2 in place of N20 in producing whipped cream.
- The Problem of Running and Watery Whipped Cream
Those that use whipped cream dispensers most of the time end up creating watery and runny cream that is not thick as required. This always occurs if the dispenser is not shaken well enough or not shaken at all. The thickness of the whipped cream created is proportional to adequate shaking of the dispenser. Note also that, too much or over-shaking of the dispenser can make the whipped cream become solid rather than being in a semi-solid form which is the required state of the whipped cream. Some low-quality chargers and dispensers may have leakages which can result in having such watery whipped cream that is the reason why it is advised to settle for some quality products. Inefficient charging, using a cream with little fat contents, use of old nitrous oxide, and also using Co2 rather than N20 are some other factors that can result in creating running and watery whipped cream.
- Use of Cream that has the Right Fat Contents
The presence of high-fat contents in the cream used inside the cream charger dispensers is very important. 28% to 35% is the range of fat contents that is recommended to be present and this helps the nitrous oxide that is applied on it to produce whipped cream with the very best quality. The results can easily change if heavy whipping cream is used.
- Problem of Cream being stocked inside the Cream Charger Dispenser
Most of the time, the users of whipped cream chargers have the issue of cream remaining inside the dispenser but refuse to come out. This may be caused as a result of either of these two; the first reason being that the cream that is remaining inside the dispenser may little and is not coming out or the cream inside the dispenser has become stiff as a result of shaking it too much.
- Use of Quality Whipped Cream Chargers
Low-quality whipped cream will always be produced if the user works with an old or low-quality cream charger dispenser. This is because holes that cause leakage may be developed by old and substandard dispensers. The dispensers start leaking when the charger can no longer resist the pressure produced by the interaction of nitrous oxide with cream. One point solution to this problem is by using whipped cream chargers of good quality.
It is important to note that as people get to know more about these products, more companies are also rushing into manufacturing them. It is expected that there will be a considerable difference in the rates which is always linked to some factors. Some companies will however manufacture canisters of high quality but low in price. A cream charger of good quality can assist the user to know the state of the cream remaining inside the dispenser. It will also aid to choose the appropriate device for the purpose of making his or her whipped cream. Hence, the buyer has the choice of acquiring the product of his/her choice. In order to achieve the expected whipped cream, it is advisable for one to first get accustomed to both the chargers and the cream dispensers.
Knowing and understanding the challenges with whipped cream charger dispensers listed above will go a long way in helping one to produce quality whipped creams.