A Best Nangs whipped cream charger, also known as a nitrogen generator, is an electrically powered metal cartridge or steel cylinder filled with nitrous fuel that’s used in a whipped cream charger. The narrow end of the charger has a thin foil cover which is broken open to release the nitrous gas. This is typically done with a small sharp stainless steel pin inside the whipped cream charger. The valve to this charger can be closed when not in use and opened to allow the nitrous fuel to flow out when needed.
Some whipped cream chargers have two different styles. One style features a nozzle. These chargers can be found in either a manual mode or an automatic mode. In an automatic mode the nozzle releases the nitrous fuel from the top of the charger into the dispenser’s nozzle. In a manual mode the nozzle is opened and the gas released through the valve like any other dispenser nozzle.
Some whipped cream chargers are equipped with a nozzle cap. The user inserts a pre-measured amount of gas (typically less than half a pound) into the top of the charger and pushes the button to release the nitrous oxide. Once the button is pressed, the valve opens to allow the nitrous oxide to flow through the valve and into the nitrous tank, if used. It is important to always follow manufacturer instructions when using these products.
Some whipped cream chargers are designed to be refilled with nitrous oxide instead of gas. These cartridges are available for sale in bulk quantities. Refillable cartridges can be purchased for most models. When purchasing a disposable nitrous oxide cartridge, it is important to check the expiration date and use regulations of the dispenser’s manufacturer. There may also be restrictions on where refills can be taken.
It is important to always read the instructions carefully before using your whipped cream chargers. Users should make sure not to leave the devices plugged in continuously. Testing should be done at regular intervals. If using the devices frequently and testing at random times, users should make sure to remove the charger from the outlet to avoid overcharging.
Manufacturers of the whipped cream chargers will provide replacement cartridges upon the product’s expiration or upon request. Users should inspect the empty cartridge to determine if it has been properly formatted. If it has been properly formatted, it is good to dispose of the empty cartridge and replace it with a new one. Users should never puncture the nitrous oxide cartridge while inserting it into the charger. Doing so could cause the nitrous oxide to escape and cause an explosion. Also, never place the empty cartridge in any other container, especially plastic bags.