San Diego

In San Diego Nitrous Oxide is in high demand, from commercial users such as cafes and restaurants to home bakers. NOS is a controlled substance which means it can be more difficult to find since, Legislation restricts the sale of nitrous oxide, to help stop misuse.
In this page we’ll be showing you the various US stores you can buy cream chargers form and locally in San Diego. View our Health & Safety page to find out extra information on the misuse of Nitrous Oxide, which is incorrectly referred to as whippits, laughing gas, hippie cracks, nangs, nos and many more by people. It’s also important to remember that Nitrous Oxide is not for human inhalation and there can be catastrophic risks in doing so. We do not condone the misuse of Nitrous Oxide in any way.

Buying online (Our Picks)

The NOS chargers come in a range of quantities from 1 to 240 cream chargers. Brands such as Mosa, Liss and Mr whip are also available from eBay.

The cream whipper is a high quality product capable of  dispensing the 1/2 litre of whipped cream while still keeping it fresh for as long as possible.

Buying locally in San Diego

There are lots of locations around San Diego that sell Nitrous Oxide to the public. However, kitchen supply shops are the best places to look first.
Below are various San Diego specific Nitrous Oxide retailers, some of which can deliver the cream chargers to you.

Contact:

8925 Carroll Way Suite C
San Diego,
CA 92121

Phone: 619-239-2433

Contact:

7007 Friars Rd,
San Diego,
CA 92108

Phone: (619) 295-0510

Whipped Cream Recipes

Find flavoured whipped cream recipes for you to use with your dispensers. Also find out how to use your whipped cream dispenser in the correct way by clicking the icon above.

Extra information - Types of NOS

Choosing the specific type of Nitrous Oxide might seem like a complicated process but it’s really not. To start with you have 3 main types, and only one of them is relevant for use with food. 

Most shops in San Diego are likely to only stock 8g food grade nitrous oxide canisters
  • Food Industry Grade Nitrous Oxide

This is the most readily available form of Nitrous Oxide, in the form of cream chargers for whipping cream and other culinary needs. You can buy these from mini marts, kitchen shops and Online! This grade is also the most misused unfortunately. 

  • Automobile Grade Nitrous Oxide

This is used in cars to be injected into the engine, allowing it to output more power. This type of N2O almost always has hydrogen sulphate, (A Rotten egg smell) added to it to stop recreational users.

  • Pharmaceutical Grade Nitrous Oxide

This medical nitrous oxide is 99% pure. Only chemical supply companies or a gas companies can purchase this product. This grade of the NOS is widely used in medical and dental anaesthetic applications. 

A box of 10 Quick Whip cream chargers
Box of 10 (8g) - Food grade Nitrous oxide canisters (Cream Chargers)

Canister size

There are also 3 main sizes/formats of canisters. 8g, 16g and tanks. Most people are likely to only ever need the standard 8g cream chargers.

8g Canister

These canisters are the most readily available being vastly manufactured and fit nearly all whipped cream dispenser on the market. The products advertised above are perfect for this.

16g Canisters (Double Chargers)

These are double the standard weight for NOS canisters, simply holding more. However, not all dispenser fit this product and most require a threaded dispenser. Generally they’re not worth the hassle as they’re harder to source and can be more expensive. They are not necessary for most domestic purposes. Eg: Whipping cream

Tanks

Tanks of compressed NOS are generally only used in medical centres , ice cream vans and ect. Only medical facility’s, chemical companies and catering companies to get them refilled. Only experienced individuals should use these products. If you knock the valve off a large tank it can blow through a wall. There are many other risks surrounding tanks of Nitrous Oxide. 

8g Steel Mosa Cream charger Cartridge
Food Grade - 8g Steel Mosa NOS Cream Charger
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