Includes three decorator tips and a mesh storage bag
Comes with an extra gasket
Made from aluminum rather than stainless steel
Threads on decorator tips are plastic
Must be washed by hand
The EurKitchen brand is not a household name, so we wondered how the EurKitchen Whipped Cream Dispenser would stack up. We made whipped cream with several flavors, then moved on to some more interesting concoctions. Over the course of several weeks, we filled, emptied, washed, and reloaded the whipper more times than we really want to admit.
Setup: Simple enough
If you’ve ever bought a canister of whipped cream at the grocery store, this whipper will seem a little familiar. We appreciated that it’s endlessly reusable, and we could customize our whipped cream with interesting flavors. The setup is simple: We measured the heavy cream into the body (sometimes with added flavors), then we screwed the head onto the body.
This cream whipper comes with three different decorator nozzles, so you have plenty of design choices when it’s time to make desserts look pretty. We chose a decorator tip, slid a small nitrous charger (purchased separately) into the charger holder, and screwed the holder onto the head, sending nitrous into the cream. A quick shake of the whipper followed, and we held the nozzle down while we pressed the lever to dispense the cream.
This cream whipper comes with three different decorator nozzles, so you have plenty of design choices when it’s time to make desserts look pretty.
A small manual with basic instructions, as well as a quick start guide, were written clearly and included two simple recipes. The whipper also includes spare parts: an extra head gasket and an extra charger holder. A small cleaning brush and a small mesh bag to hold all the parts completed the set.
Performance: Lots to love
While this product can’t be used for hot preparations, the list of possibilities for cold foods is endless. We found that our favorites were, not surprisingly, different styles of whipped cream. Plain whipped cream emerged slightly sweet and worked well with our sweeter foods, while flavored and sweetened whipped creams were just plain fun to experiment with. Not only did we add extracts, but we also added flavored syrups as well as blended and strained fruit. We also made an avocado mousse that was quite tasty. That’s a recipe we’ll repeating until it’s absolutely perfect.
Plain whipped cream emerged slightly sweet and worked well with our sweeter desserts, while flavored and sweetened whipped creams were just plain fun to experiment with.
We had fun trying all the decorating tips, but in the end, it’s probably not going to make a huge difference once the sundae is made and the cherry is on top. Still, we like the idea that we had choices, and some folks might like a different design for cake than for sundaes.
The manufacturer suggested that butter could also be made in the dispenser simply by shaking it longer. EurKitchen suggests five to seven shakes for whipped cream and 25 to 30 shakes for butter. Maybe we have different definitions of what a shake is, or perhaps we weren’t vigorous enough, but no matter how much shimmying and shaking we did, all we accomplished was a denser whipped cream. While it might have been fun to end up with butter, getting it out of the container might have been troublesome, so we’re not too disappointed that it didn’t work.
While this product can’t be used for hot preparations, the list of possibilities for cold foods is endless.
We made an attempt to use the whipper for nitro coffee, which is very trendy. We successfully dispensed a foamy, frothy coffee with a dense head that was obviously not our usual brew. However, it wasn’t true nitro coffee, since that requires pure nitrogen, while the chargers for cream whippers are nitrous. Apparently, a little oxygen makes a difference.
Quality: Sturdy for home use
While we found no indication that this cream whipper was NSF (National Sanitation Foundation)-certified for professional use, we found it more than adequate for home use. The body felt heavy and solid, and the parts screwed together cleanly. One odd bit of design was that the tips didn’t screw directly onto the body. Instead, an adapter screwed onto the body, and the plastic-threaded decorator nozzles screwed onto the adapter. The outside of the bottle is shiny black, which looks nice, but we have to wonder how well that finish will hold up as the bottle slides in and out of the refrigerator door and scrapes against the other bottles and jars housed there. In the weeks we used it, we saw no damage, but we expect that it would eventually wear with regular use.
One odd bit of design was that the tips didn’t screw directly onto the body.
Our usual method for removing the lid of a pressurized canister like cream whippers or soda siphons is to hold the lever until all the pressure is released, then continue to hold it while we slowly unscrew the head, just to be sure. When we used that method with this whipper, sometimes we had gas escaping through the threads between the body and head as we unscrewed, even though we were holding the lever. While this didn’t happen every time, it did happen a few times, and we’re not sure why.
Temperature Range: Cold use only
This whipper doesn’t state a specific temperature range, but it is designed for cold use only. Also, it’s suggested that the whipper be placed in the refrigerator for at least three hours before filling and charging for the best results. We didn’t always follow that instruction, though, and had no issues with the results.
Ease of Cleaning: Hand-wash only
This cream whipper requires hand-washing, which we found was simple enough as we moved from one recipe to another. The whipper came with a small brush to clean the tips and other small parts, which could be very handy if the whipped cream was left in the container a little too long.
The interior of the body is lined with an epoxy resin, so care should be taken to avoid scratching that finish while cleaning. To store, place all the pieces in the mesh bag—a convenient inclusion since small parts tend to wander away from their mates and end up loose in a kitchen drawer.
This whipper has a lower price tag than the industry leaders, thanks in part to the aluminum body. We think it’s a solid purchase for the price point, but if you wanted a sturdier, longer-lasting option, you could invest in a professional-grade dispenser like those made by iSi.
EurKitchen Whipped Cream Dispenser vs. iSi Easy Whip Plus
Shoppers who insist on name brands might want to take a look at the iSi Easy Whip Plus. The price is close to the EurKitchen we reviewed, and both have a one-pint capacity. The iSi model has a stainless steel body, so it should be a bit sturdier than the EurKitchen. However, the iSi only includes one decorator tip, so it’s not quite as versatile when it comes to dessert design. It’s nearly a toss-up between these two, but we might have to give a slight nod to the iSi, simply because it’s a brand we’re very familiar with.
We liked the EurKitchen Whipped Cream Dispenser and appreciated the choice of decorator tips and the included storage bag. While the whipper may not be of the same quality as the industry leaders, we think it will hold up well for home use, and if it ever fails, it’s not terribly expensive to replace after a few years.
- Product Name Whipped Cream Dispenser
- Product Brand EurKitchen
- MPN EK-WHIP-18
- Price $37.99
- Material Aluminum body and head; epoxy resin-lined body
- Warranty 1 year; must be registered
- What’s Included 3 decorator tips, small cleaning brush, replacement gasket, and replacement charger holder