With a vast world of whipped cream dispensers currently on sale in the UK it can get a little confusing, with so many on the market to choose from and so many variations currently available. 16 gram, 8 gram, 1/4 Litre, 1/2 Litre, 1 Litre what does it all mean and which one is right for you and your needs? There are many questions associated with selecting the correct dispenser. In this guide, I have tried to cover all of the main high-quality products available. I hope this outline will help you better understand which is best for you.
First, let's start with the size:
There are three different size cream whippers available to purchase - 1/4 Litre, 1/2 Litre and 1 Litre. The right choice for you will depend on how you intend to use the product. For light home use, I recommend the 1/4 litre - 1/2 litre size and for regular commercial use the 1-litre size.
* Remember you can make up to 6 times more whipped cream using a whipped cream dispenser compared to hand or mechanical whipping.
Which brand of dispenser should you choose?
Firstly I would not recommend purchasing one of the cheap Chinese unbranded products because they don't work for very long if at all. My advice is to purchase one of three most popular branded units currently on the market, they are high quality, they offer long-term use without malfunction and will provide many years of low-maintenance functionality. They consist of the Whip It brand, the Mosa brand and the Liss brand. All offer durability and are for regular use either in the kitchen at home or commercially.
A brief description of the three most popular brands:
The Whip It dispenser plastic head, metal body (professional range).
Whip It cream whipper and charger systems were invented by Whip-It's original manufacturing partner in Switzerland in 1950's. The Whip It brand reflects over sixty years of manufacturing expertise and the brand name is synonymous with the "cream chargers" product category. Whip It products are made to the highest quality standards, manufactured at ISO 9001, ISO 9002, TUV certified factories. The Whip It Brand (professional) cream whipper is superior in quality and design and has been the leader in terms of quality and efficiency. The Whip It product has a heavy duty aluminium construction and durable plastic head. Many of the nations top restaurants and coffee shop chains rely on Whip It systems. The cream whippers have NSF certifications and are HACCP compliant. Whip It cream products come with three differently shaped decorator tips and can be disassembled for individual cleaning. Whip It stand behind their products, they offer a two-year guarantee against manufacturer’s defects.
The Mosa cream and Desert Whipper plastic head, metal body:
Make fresh whipped cream, chef-style sweet and savoury toppings, sauces and mousses in seconds with Mosa’s cream and dessert whipper. Perfect for garnishing cappuccinos, coffees, ice cream and shakes. Imagine topping off all of your special occasions with a fresh handmade whip cream topping. It’s easy to use simply add heavy cream (depending on your recipe you may use additional ingredients eg. chocolate, flavoured coffee mix, powdered sugar or vanilla) charge the unit, shake and while holding the whipper vertically with the decorating nozzle pointed downwards dispense your whipped topping. Keep the unit in the refrigerator until you’re ready to realize your favourite luscious dream again. Mosa’s product features a food grade enamel coated inner lining and a sturdy aluminium construction that will withstand the stress and strain of intense usage. With Mosa, you have the reliability, durability and convenience that culinary professionals demand. The unit has a plastic head and includes two plastic decorating tips, a small cleaning brush, a cream charger cover, directions and a simple recipe booklet. Mosa stand behind their products and they offer a one year guarantee against manufacturer’s defects.
The Liss home chef Cream Whipper plastic head, metal body:
The Liss home chef is your secret kitchen helper. With a Liss home chef cream whipper, you can prepare delicious cold ingredients such as flavoured toppings, whipped creams, espumas, sauces and mousses. This product will not only save you precious preparation time but also make cleaning much faster. All food handling parts of the Liss product can be disassembled for individual cleaning. The Liss home chef comes with two differently shaped decorator tips, both decorators are connected to the head with adapters, allowing the decorator tips to be conveniently removed for cleaning while the whipper is under pressure. The 1/2L, high impact aluminium bottle of the Liss home chef is enamelled in white, red, black or a transparent colour for easy cleaning. Every product is equipped with a specially designed stainless steel lever system allowing perfect dispensing and decorating. Liss stand behind their products and they also offer a two-year guarantee against manufacturer’s defects.
Instructions for using your dispenser correctly to make fluffy whipped cream:
If you are using the 1/4 Litre size: Add 1 cup of heavy whipping cream, add sugar to required taste (you will only need to discharge 1 nitrous oxide gas charger into the dispenser, The 1/4L will yield approximately 2.5 pints in volume of whipped cream) shake vigorously and dispense.
If you are using the 1/2 Litre size: Add 2 cups of heavy whipping cream, add sugar to required taste (you will only need to discharge 1 nitrous oxide gas charger into the dispenser, The 1/2L will yield approximately 5 pints in volume of whipped cream) shake vigorously and dispense.
If you are using the 1 Litre size: Add 4 cups of heavy whipping cream, add sugar to required taste (you need to discharge 2 or 3 nitrous oxide gas chargers into the dispenser, The 1L will yield approximately 10 pints in volume of whipped cream) shake vigorously and dispense.
* Remember when filled the contents of all of the listed dispensers when kept in the fridge remain fresh and ready to use for up to 14 days.
I hope you have found this guide helpful. Happy whipping!!!