Is Hippie Whippy™ N2O better than others?
We sell the best. Buy ours now and often.
Actually, to fully answer this question we need to explain what nitrous oxide is and what to look for when searching for food-grade N2O. Not all companies are about quality or sustainability. We are.
And again, it may be subjective, but our answer is yes, we are better.
And we can prove it in tie-dye…
What is Nitrous Oxide (N2O)?
Nitrous oxide, also known as dinitrogen monoxide, is a chemical compound. It is a colorless, non-flammable gas and an oxide of nitrogen with the formula N2O. Commonly called nitrous, NOS, or laughing gas, it has a number of uses and has played an increasing role in modern cooking for the last two decades.
Discovered in the 1700s by a British scientist, it was used as a recreational drug to induce euphoria at parties in high society England. In the 1800s it began to be used by doctors for anesthesia. This was the primary use of N2O until the 1900s when used as an aerosol, an oxidiser in rocket engines and in vehicle racing, and in cooking.
[A full history of nitrous oxide will be covered in other posts.]
How can we define better and worse versions of N2O on the market today?
When we try to compare different companies that sell nitrous oxide to the food world today there are several factors that need to be addressed. First, the purity of the gas itself. Second, the materials and production of the chargers. And third, the why and how behind the company selling the product itself.
Purity of Gas: Gas needs to be sourced correctly as there are different purities of available gas on the market today for different purposes. For cooking, a food-grade nitrous oxide is essential, with ultra-pure food-grade being the best for consumption. This requires multiple filtration methods and sometimes more than one pass through filters to ensure the cleanest end product.
At Hippie Whippy™ you can rest assured that we will source the best quality, ultra pure, food-grade N2O available and that it has been properly filtered to remove any residual impurities. Our end product and your health are our top priorities.
Quality of Materials: The materials used in the chargers, regulators, and distributors are equally important when cooking. Many companies will buy products made with lower quality plastics or other materials that may leach unhealthy byproducts into your food as you use them. Particularly the chargers should be made with the best quality of materials, as they hold the gas and will not only be in direct contact, but require storing it cleanly and effectively without leaking.
We source the best possible materials available so we can stand behind our products as the example of the best practices on the market today. You can rest assured when using our products that you’re using tools made with tested and true quality materials.
Quality of the Company: The motivation behind an organization probably doesn’t seem like it makes a huge difference in quality, but we’ve found that it is possibly the most important factor in the company you purchase your N2O from.
All companies are selling for profit, but not all companies care about how they get it. Unethical desire for profit will cause them to outsource less pure or inadequate materials and tools and pocket earnings instead of reinvesting in the company and community. This often makes a quick gain, but then the company will eventually lose clients because of poor quality and performance.
This is where we differ most from the competition. Our stance as pro-environment and pro-community drives our performance. We love to invest back into our business and world, benefiting our clients and providing a safe, healthy environment for everyone.
Because Hippie Whippy™ has an overall philosophy of love, peace, freedom, and community we outshine and outproduce the service of other price-driven corporations.
What problems can happen when using N2O today?
Cooking with nitrous oxide requires a high purity of the gas, as well as strict cleanliness of materials used for storing, transporting, transferring, and finally dispensing the finished recipes.
One of the best ways to help the environment and save on hassle is to purchase bulk N2O. If you buy a carton of six larger chargers it will save the materials wasted on individual 8 gram chargers that can quickly become a huge amount.
It also allows you to order less, saving time and cost of delivery.
Here at Hippie Whippy™ we take into account every possible problem that may arise and are pro-active in finding a solution that works best for our clients, communities and planet.
We really want to create an ideal experience for our clients throughout the process. For this reason we believe that our company is at the top of the charts as a bulk nitrous oxide provider.
For our existing clients, thank you for choosing us. For those who are just starting the journey with us, welcome! Together we CAN make a difference in this world. It starts with love and grows outward from there.
Don’t forget to give a little love to someone who needs it today. A smile or a hug can go a lot farther than you might imagine. Peace!