Most frequent questions and answers
Only use N2O (Nitrous oxide – Cream chargers). CO2 is used to make soda or power an air gun and cannot be used to whip cream. It’s a very common question but I assure you it not work. It will make your milk taste funny or even go bubbly.
There are lots of possible reasons but below are listed in order of likeliness:
- You're not shaking the dispenser. By shaking it you'll more effectively combine the NOS with the cream inside the dispenser. You need to do this before every use as well.
- There's a leak in your dispenser. Once you've dispensed the Nitrous Oxide into the tank and you hear a hissing sound or can feel a quick release of the gas, then this is likely this is the reason.
- Use the right about of cream chargers. To whip cream in a 1-litre dispenser it should take 2 – 3 chargers. Check on the box or find the manufacturer's website if you're unsure.
- Make sure you're using whipping cream. The heavier the whipping cream is the less likely the cream will come out runny.
- The cream chargers are old. If you're using very old chargers (+10 yrs ) that you've found in a cupboard somewhere, you'd best get some new ones.
- As stated above make sure your using (N2O) Nitrous Oxide cream chargers and not (CO2) carbon dioxide chargers.
Until the cream goes out of date. As a good rule of thumb is that you should only keep the cream in the whipper for as long as it doesn't pass its expiry date.