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Cream whippers.

An interesting kitchen tool that was once overlooked, the cream whipper is now becoming a new staple in the American kitchen. How well are you educating your customers about this tool's versatility? A quick refresher on the cream whipper's many facets might just inspire you, your staff, and your sales to freshly whipped heights.

Why should I use a cream whipper?

Cream whippers help you prepare fresh whipped cream, delicious desserts, and creative toppings. By filling the container with a variety of ingredients and then charging the container with a [N.sub.2]O charger, you can make fresh or flavored whipped cream, desserts, and toppings faster and easier than ever before, all at your fingertips. When ingredients are "charged up" with the cream charger, the volume of whipped results is increased, making everything light and creamy.

Cream whippers are convenient tools for making pure and flavored whipped cream and light desserts, such as mousse and tiramisu. Perfect for topping mochas, cappuccinos, lattes, or your favorite flavored coffees, a cream whipper makes fresh whipped cream without preservatives or stabilizers in seconds.

Cream whippers reduce waste by providing the highest possible yield and are easy to clean. Home chefs can create a variety of products without whipping, whisking, or messy cleanup.

In addition, cream stays fresh up to two weeks in a refrigerator.

Cream whippers are also easy to use. To produce basic whipped cream, it's as simple as putting one pint of liquid whipping cream into a cream whipper, charging it with one charger, and shaking it three or four limes. Then, all the home chef needs to do is turn the cream whipper completely upside down to dispense cream. The average unit yields approximately four pints of whipped topping.

Additional cream chargers are normally sold in containers prepacked with 10 charger units, each of which may be used only once.

How do I select a cream whipper?

Cream whippers are relatively simple to operate, plus have few variables between models. while the functionality makes no difference, three standard styles--lever, push button, and nozzle spray--are available. When considering a cream whipper, you may want to test each version to determine which is more comfortable to use. Nozzle-spray styles are similar to those of disposable whipped cream containers, while lever and push-button varieties provide alternative grips for dispersing the whipped cream.

Other variables include color and size. Color selection is subjective. Home chefs may want to consider their home decors when choosing a color; others may want the more commercial appearance provided by brushed-stainless varieties.

Mimicking consumers' color preferences for other kitchen appliances and tools, white cream whippers are historically more appealing to buyers.

Size varieties range from half-pint models to pint and quart ones. Most quart cream whippers are sold to professional chefs for commercial use, while home chefs find half-pint and pint cream whippers serve their needs the best. To determine which size will best serve your customers' needs, ask them how often they expect to serve whipped products, and weigh that against the cream's two-week refrigeration life.

Using a cram whipper, home chefs can create a variety of products without whipping, whisking, or messy cleanup. In addition, the cream stays fresh up to two weeks in a refrigerator.

Cream whippers are a convenient tool for making pure and flavored whipped cream and light desserts, such as mousse and tiramisu.

How do I maintain my cream whipper?

As long as cream whippers are kept clean, they remain durable items that will last for years. Cream whippers should be hand-washed in warm, soapy water, unless they're otherwise noted as being dishwasher safe.

Unbreakable tools, cream whippers should last a lifetime with proper care and storage. If you damage your cream whipper or lose a part, you may purchase replacement parts from the manufacturer.

Do I have to purchase additional equipment?

The only accessories you have to purchase in addition to the actual cream whipper are the eight-gram nitrous oxide ([N.sub.2]O) compressed gas chargers. [N.sub.2]O chargers are often provided free of charge when you first purchase your cream whipper. Additional cream chargers are normally sold in containers prepacked with 10 charger units, each of which may be used only once.

Cream chargers are safe to store in your home as long as they are not exposed to extremely high temperatures. Chargers should be used according to the specific manufacturer's directions.

Perfect for topping mochas, cappuccinos, lattes, or your favorite flavored coffees, a cream whisper makes fresh whipped cream with no preservatives or stabilizers in seconds.
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Date:Feb 1, 2004
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