Cream charger is a metal cylinder or small cartridge filled mostly with nitrogen, which is used in a cream-dispenser to whip cream. The narrow end of the charger has an opened foil cover which is broken upon removal of the gas to release the nitrogen gas. This is usually done manually by a small sharp tap inside the cream-dispenser. The valve can be closed to prevent the nitrogen gas from escape and venting. To use the dispenser, one fills the tank with the desired amount of cream and inserts a cream charger into the dispenser and starts whipping the cream. If one does not want to whip the cream manually, a dispenser with a auto whip feature is also available.
There are different types of cream chargers available that come in different designs and functions. One of the most popular chargers is the electrically powered cream-charger or the electric-powered charger. These chargers can be plugged into a car battery to charge. As they contain nitrous oxide, they also create bubbles which provide a soothing effect on the foams contained within the bottle. These bubbles provide a cooling effect which softens hard grains and seeds reducing the need to shake the bottle for spreading the cream.
Electric cream chargers are the most common and the cheapest of all chargers available. They can also be used for other purposes such as powering an air-conditioner or other electrical appliances at home. One end of this charger consists of the spring clip which can be inserted into a regular household outlet whereas the other end contains the nozzle. Using a standard outlet, one end of the charger can provide power to the appliance while the other end provides a stream of warm air to keep the room warm.
A newer type of cream chargers known as the culinary chargers has been developed especially for food services. They use a small amount of air to power a large compressor. These models have a single nozzle, but they can also be fitted with two, three or four different nozzles. They can also be used to power a variety of different appliances like blenders, food processors, mixers, juicers and more.
The third type of charger available in the market is the jet charger which uses air pressure. In this charger, hot air is directed from the nozzle at the cream to be whipped. The air pressure causes whipping cream to whip quickly and with more force. The longer the air pressure, the tougher and stiffer the whipped cream will be. Some models of jet chargers can be set to whip up to twenty pounds of cream at one go. There are jet chargers that have a feed tube which allows for easy storage and portability.
Lastly, there are the whip charger and dispensers. Both dispensers are designed specifically for whipping and will contain nitrous oxide. The nitrous oxide is responsible for creating the visible smoke that is emitted when whipped cream is whipped. Dispensers on the other hand, are designed to store the whipped cream and dispense it without any visible smoke.