Parts, Uses and Information on Your Whipped Cream Dispenser

We’ve had a good amount of questions recently about our dispenser parts. So we wanted to dedicate a blog about the parts of the whippers. It’s a common problem that you loose your parts in the whipper, to either the garbage disposal or any other instance. The good news is we have some! You can find them here.  It’s always good to go back to the basics to understand the elements of your whipper and terminology. For example purposes,  we are going to use a ISI Profi whipper, which is one of ISI’s top of the line whippers with a stainless steel canister(the same one that Starbucks uses). This whipper is a push lever whipper, you might be familiar with there Desert Whip or Mini whip series which is the same design. Lets first go to the basics and label each part.

Head of  the whipped cream dispenser   –   Inside the head is the Head Valve and Gasket

the tips screw on to the top of the head valve. (as pictured)

How does the whipped cream, become whipped cream?

The whipped cream only becomes a solid or foam when you press the lever, a mm of the head valve becomes exposed inside. The canister is under pressure because of the N20 and quickly pushes out with the whipping cream through the head valve.

N20 is extremely soluble in fatty compounds,  it is dissolved in the fatty cream until it leaves the canister, when it becomes gaseous and then creates foam” whipped cream”. The whipping cream must have a minimum fat content of 28% to produce whipped cream with a dispenser. A whipped cream dispenser  needs to be shaken after the N2O is inserted so that the N2O can bind with the fats in the cream. Then while pressurized within the canister the N2O remains bound within the fat. Once the cream is depressurized via the nozzle and the N2O expands within the fat molecule. Which makes  whipped cream four times the volume of the liquid, whereas whipping air into cream only produces twice the volume. Carbon dioxide cannot be used for whipped cream because it is acidic in water, which curdles the cream and gives it a seltzer-like taste.

How should I clean my whipped cream dispenser?

It’s very important after each batch of whipped cream you finish or between uses( IE: breakfast- dinner) that you clean out your dispenser.  If your using it between use, unscrew the tip and clean it out with sudsy warm water, and the cleaning brush that came with your dispenser – if you can’t find it, you can buy them from or parts page, or use a pipe cleaner like brush.  We recommend after each batch you take your whipped cream canister apart, take out the gasket, and head valve and clean it with sudsy warm water.  It’s important to make sure there is no cream particles lodged inside the head valve, or any where in the dispenser. Make sure to dry it thoroughly after use, either air drying or with a dish towel. Aluminum does not rust, but it does corrode, so make sure your dispenser is taken care of properly.

Common dispenser parts problems

“when I dispense the N20 in the canister it shoots out the top of the nozzle”

“When I dispense the N20 in the canister it comes out where the canister and the head meet”

This is a question we get a lot.  If the N20 is escaping from the nozzle, it means the head valve is bad and you need a new head valve, this is the only solution. Make sure not to tamper with your head valve, unless you are cleaning it, this will limit issues.

If your gas is escaping where the canister and head meet, then most likely it is your gasket that needs replacing. Check your gasket and make sure it’s there of course, and there are no lacerations that would cause it to leak.

If you ever have any questions or concerns about your whipper, don’t hesitate to call us. As the saying goes  “there are no dumb questions, only dumb answers” and we’ll do our best to limit those! We usually can remedy the problem quickly and get you back on the whipped cream express.


  1. Charlie

    I have an iSi Profi pint.  It looks like the only difference from the Gourmet is the silicone head gasket.  Can I install the silicone gasket and then use the Profi for hot and cold?  If so, how do I install the new gasket?

  2. Creamright

    We don’t sell Whip It dispenser’s and recommend talking to the manufacturer, or we would be happy to sell you another brand.

  3. Creamright

    No the tips we have will not fit. We might have one that would be compatible that is not on the website. Call us and we can assist.

  4. Mike Tindale

    Hi, I have a Kidde JSE dispenser I bought in the Netherlands and I need a new dispensing tip and gasket.  Do you have any parts that would fit?

    Thank you,

  5. Jude Nevitt

    I have the IsISI Gourmet Whip 1 Quart PLUS – Stainless Steel – Model 170301. I need a new HEAD/LID W/NOZZLE. Could you point me to a place that just sells the Head with the gasket?
    Judy in that state of WA

  6. Nori

    I replaced the gasket on my Isi whipper but it is still leaking where the canister and the head meet. What else could be causing this?

  7. Creamright

    Not sure. You might want to call iSi directly. Usually a gasket fixes the problem. Depending on how long ago the dispenser was purchased, it might still be under warranty.

  8. Jessica Wang

    I am having trouble finding chargers that contain less than 8g nitrous gas. Do smaller amounts exist for the 0.25 L dispenser?

  9. Sue

    I have an ISI 0.5l whipper. the whipped cream comes out a great consistency at first but then after a day or two, the cream comes out gooey and soft and then nothing. When I open it there’s still lots of “congealed” or thick clumps of cream in the dispenser. Any ideas?

  10. Doc

    Have a chef master whip cream  dispenser  1qt, can I use Isi  silicone head gasket, Isi N2O  cartridges  and your chrome intake cap on our unit

  11. Rebecca

    Hi 🙂 I’ve just bought an ISI Profi 1 L whipper – I’ve used it successfully, but now I’d like to remove the tulip tip to clean before storing the rest in the fridge til the next use – only now I can’t seem to take the tulip tip off easily. Perhaps I screwed it on too tight? How do I remove it? Any tips would be much appreciated – I can’t even work out whether screwing it clockwise or anti-clockwise would be the best way to remove it…
    Thanks! R

  12. Gina

    Hello, I recently purchased an isi whipper at an estate sale. It was missing the tips but for $1, I figured it might still be worth it 😉 How can I identify the type or model of isi whipper it is?

  13. Nicole S Wagner

    Hello I’m looking for a replacement valve for my irvinwre cream whipper, I believe it’s a 1982 model#1574. Thank you

  14. Cynthia

    I have a .25 liter whipped creamer. How much whipping cream can I put in at one time? I have only been putting in 1 cup, but after reading some of the comments above, can I put in more than 1 cup of whipping cream? If so, how much? Thank you

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