Frequently Asked Questions
Making delicious whip cream with our nitrous oxide chargers and dispensers is extremely easy. Nitrous Oxide gas is used in the preparation of whipped cream recipes and other foam creations like espuma and mousse desserts. Do not use the carbon dioxide (CO2) Soda chargers you find on our site for whipping cream or espuma preparation, the result will be carbonated cream. Essentially, the "stabilizing agents" in the liquid bind with the nitrous oxide to create a foam. These stabilizing agents are the milk fats, gelatins, or some other material. Nitrogen is a naturally occurring gas in the air we breathe, and in fact accounts for approximately 80% of our atmosphere. This gas is responsible for binding to the milk fats when you prepare the whipped cream with a whisk. The whip cream canisters and nitrous oxide chargers we sell make the process much easier and more predictable. Each charger contains 8 grams of pure nitrous oxide which is adequate for up to 1 pint of liquid whipping cream. Detailed instructions about the use of nitrous oxide whip cream chargers (whippets) whipped cream dispensers (whippers) are included with every order.
You can phone our store during business hours to either place an order or get an answer to your questions. Our telephone number is 251-272-9497 . Please understand that our staff may be busy when you call, and in this case, you will be routed to a voice mail. We will call you back if you leave a message. We try very hard to offer personalized service right away! Also, please feel free to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Products may be returned to BitWhip.biz within 30 days of purchase if original packaging is unopened. No returns will be accepted without a Return Authorization Number (RAN). Buyer will be responsible for all actual shipping costs and refunds are subject to a 15% re-stocking fee. Shipping costs may exceed the amount of shipping charges we originally charge you on the order. As an example, if you were given "Free Shipping" on your order and decide to return this order, you will be charged the actual shipping fees. If you see that the package is delivered damaged, please do not accept it from UPS. If you have taken delivery of damaged merchandise, please contact us immediately and we initiate an investigation with the carrier and will replace your order.
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Our normal shipping carrier is UPS (UPS Ground is REQUIRED to ship Nitrous Oxide and can only be sent TO A PHYSICAL ADDRESS (NO POST OFFICE BOXES!) within the 48 contiguous US states and Canada), however we also have accounts with FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service. Transit costs and time depends on where you are. If you live in an area that is not serviced by UPS Ground or UPS Standard, we will make every effort to accommodate your needs. Please understand, this may add a bit of time to the order processing. If you note during the checkout process that shipping fees were not calculated, please send us an email so that we may promptly correct this issue or make alternative arrangements.
Yes AND NO. Yes we can deliver SOME of your order via USPS, NO WE CAN NOT SHIP NITROUS OXIDE CHARGERS VIA USPS! If you want the non-nitrous oxide portion of your order whipped to a PO Box then you need to PLACE 2 SEPERATE ORDERS, ONE FOR JUST NITROUS OXIDE CHARGERS VIA UPS OR FEDEX, and the other USPS for the other non-N2O items.
We do not charge our customers "handling" fees, we charge only the actual costs we spend in sending your order to you. To determine shipping costs, you will need to add all items to your shopping cart that you intend to purchase and begin the checkout process. You will enter a secure area of our website and you will enter your billing and shipping address information. Before you enter any payment information (Paypal, or BitPay), the shopping cart will display shipping costs. The reason we require this is because our system is communicating the weight information to UPS to generate the costs to ship your order to you.
Your order will normally be sent by UPS Ground within 3 days from when your payment clears. We typically process all orders received by 12:00 noon the next business day. If we cannot process your order right away, we will email you with an updated estimated timeline. It normally will take 2-5 business days to receive your product after your order has been processed. After your order is processed and the shipment received by UPS, you will receive a UPS tracking number via email to monitor the shipment's progress.
If we ship using our normal shipper, you should receive a notification from UPS with a tracking number and a delivery date. Within 24 hours of processing, you will be able to locate a UPS tracking number and anticipate delivery times. As soon as your order ships, your package will be issued a tracking number and the status of your order changed from "Pending" to "Shipped". However, because our warehouse ships until very late in the afternoon, it may be possible that a shipment confirmation email with related tracking info is not sent to you until the business morning after your order has shipped. Please remember that UPS tracking information may take up to 24 hours to update. Please be patient!
If you are ordering either CO2 or N2O chargers, there are very restrictive rules governing air transport. While it is not impossible, it is very difficult to ship these items by air. Please contact us for more information.
If we are sending your order to a Florida address, you will be charged a 7% Florida state sales tax in addition to the merchandise and shipping costs. Please note that your state and/or municipal government may require you to declare mail order purchases and pay sales tax to them directly.
We try to ensure that your order arrives to you in the same condition as when we ship it. We have learned that proper packing of the chargers is paramount, therefore we either wrap the boxes in bubble wrap or provide "double boxing" with plenty of padding. If you determine that your package has been damaged in shipment, please do not accept the order from UPS (if possible). Otherwise, please phone us so that we can make arrangements to exchange your order.
Yes. If you live in the continental United States, we offer free shipping on orders of $945.00 or more on most items on our website. You can also arrange to pickup your orders in person if your shipping address is in the Pinellas County FL area. This offers a tremendous savings and is another way we try to clearly communicate that there will be no surprises when you make a purchase on our website.
We do ship to Canada using UPS Standard delivery (Ground) however we will ship by postal if requested. We do not offer free shipping on Canadian orders. All of our products are approved for entry into Canada, however you will be liable for any duties and brokerage fees that UPS may charge. Those fees are described here. We are sorry for this inconvenience, we understand it is more money for our friends to the north and we try to compensate you with great service.
Yes. We can send your order to the nearest UPS facility where you can pick up your package with a valid photo ID. You will need to identify the most convenient address of the UPS facility. You can obtain this information by simply calling UPS: 1-800-PICK-UPS. When you place the order online, just use the UPS facility address for the "Shipping Address", and for "Company Name", please put "UPS: Hold for Pickup". We will put a special label on the package. You will be required to provide identification when you pick up the package.
We accept all major credit cards, Paypal, and Bitcoin, and Postal Money Orders. As with all orders, we reserve the right to verify our customers' payments. Debit cards process in the same way as a credit card provided it has the same logo as one of the major credit cards.
Unlike other companies, we try to tell you all costs up front. We bill you for ACTUAL shipping costs only for orders under $100.00, and we pay for all shipping costs on orders of $945 or more ( U.S. orders only). If we are sending your order to a Florida address, you will be charged 7% Florida state sales tax in addition to the merchandise and shipping costs. Please note that your state and/or municipal government may require you to declare mail order purchases and pay sales tax to them directly.
Nitrous oxide gas (N2O) has numerous applications. While we are concerned only of nitrous oxide use in food preparation, we are aware that it also has certain illicit uses. Also known as "Laughing Gas", nitrous oxide has been used for many years as an anesthetic and pain killer. As a drug, nitrous oxide has a distinct medical application which is not within the scope of anything we do here at BitWhip.biz. We will not sell nitrous oxide chargers to anyone we suspect may be using the chargers for anything other than food preparation. The misuse and/or abuse of nitrous oxide is illegal in most states and dangerous to your health. Also, because of the potential for abuse, we will not knowingly sell our products to anyone under the age of 18. We reserve the right to cancel any transactions made through our website and will refer any persons suspected of breaking the law to local law enforcement.
When nitrous oxide chargers are used for their intended food preparation purposes, they are extremely safe to use and handle. They are also legal in all 50 United States. The nitrous oxide sold through our website is meant for food preparation uses only and not intended for any other purposes.
With proper care, nitrous oxide chargers are extremely safe. Never open the nitrous oxide or carbon dioxide chargers with any type of device not found on our website. It could be dangerous! Always keep both chargers and dispensers out of reach of children. Never dispose of full chargers; you must always empty them first. Temperatures of chargers should never exceed 50º Celsius or 122º Fahrenheit. Always empty the whipped cream dispenser before you open the top for cleaning.
Both the CO2 (seltzer) and N2O (whip cream) chargers are made of steel and can be recycled. We encourage you to your local recycling program with any specific questions regarding their safe disposal.
We feel a bit silly answering this question, but we've been asked several times. While it is not really within the scope of our business, whipped cream is well known for its "sensual" applications and there are a number of websites that are devoted to this use.
The dispensers are typically intended to hold between 1/2 to 2 1/2 pints of liquid and 1 to 2 chargers, depending on the size of your dispenser. The typical yield of finished whipped cream is between 2 and 6 times the amount of liquid you use. If you "overfill" or "overcharge" the dispenser, you risk losing liquid through the gasket at the lid and possibly damaging the bottle. Typically, the pressure in the dispenser bottle will attain the same pressure as the charger and you will not be able to add more gas, but we recommend you only charge the bottles with one or two charger cartridges, perhaps 3 in a quart size whipper. If you are using liquids with gelatin or other stabilizing agents, you might need more than nitrous oxide whip cream chargers to achieve the proper balance.