Alpha420 EdiWhip All in 1 Infusion & Decarb Machine
Alpha420 EdiWhip is an all-in-one decarb and infusion machine for oils, butters, tinctures etc. for making edibles easily and without any mess. The average customer rating is 4.3 out of 5 stars by 24 users at the moment. By using this appliance you can extract the herbs into chocolate, honey, oil, butter, gummies or alcohol and add it to any recipe you want for your do-it-yourself edibles.
It makes between 2.5 and 5 cups and you will not need to guess anything as the EdiWhip does the job just right for you. It is basically an immersion blender that includes a thermostat and a heating unit to blend, heat and steep at the ideal time intervals and temperatures. To make it strong enough you need your botanicals to get heated at the right temperature and decarb properly at 240 degrees Fahrenheit. Most other infusion machines do not decarboxylate as their max temperature is only 160 degrees which is not enough for proper heating. And if the decarb step is skipped your infusion will not be strong enough with just the 10 to 25 percent activated.
The EdiWhip will decarb up to an ounce of ingredients and will save you money over time as you’ll not need to spend a lot at the stores on the herbal edibles. This way you can just get better quality and more herbs. It will let you make tasty edibles in the comfort of your home kitchen and prevent you from buying expensive snacks with the added chemicals and additives. Unlike what is commonly believed, decarbing and infusing do not run at the same time and the ingredients need to get decarbed first at a high temperature like 240 degrees for proper activation. Then the essences are infused and extracted into alcohols, oils, butter, tincture and more.
By just infusing without decarbing the botanicals are not baked enough at 160 degrees. It comes with an innovative decarb lid that offers nice sealing for the best heating, that you push down into the chamber. This lid needs to sit flat on top of the ingredients and touching them lightly. You don’t need to watch over this kitchen appliance and you can just go and attend your other daily tasks or simply relax. It does the stirring, heating and extracting with a precision thermostat and an immersion blade. You can choose from one of the four preset functions of 1.5 hour decarb, 1 hour oil, 2 hour butter and 4 hour tincture settings.
You have the flexibility to choose the time and temperature for getting strong extractions or infusing a variety of essences. Time can be adjusted between half an hour to 12 hours and the temperature between 32 and 250 degrees Fahrenheit (0 to 121 Celcius). You can use your oil infusion on your pizzas and pastas, spreads, salad dressings, soups or dips and use infused butter on your toast or in any recipe you want. Strong alcohol tincture solutions can be used for getting the herbs’ active ingredients efficiently. You can then decrease the concentrate on the stove for whatever you want to use it in, including gummy mixtures.
Please note that if you don’t place the lid flat and properly the oils may spin out and you should use between 2.5 and 5 cups of oil, butter or alcohol for better results and the amount of herb is up to you, depending on how strong you want to make it. You will get a bit of smell during the decarbing but this is worse when you do it in the oven. In the box you’ll find the EdiWhip, silicone decarb lid, 3-prong power cord (US and Canada) and a user manual with the recipes. It is a good quality, premium feeling product that is easy to operate and clean once you’re done. The company and service team are based in Detroit and they are searching different ways for you to enjoy the machine. The Alpha 420 EdiWhip is a modern machine with a premium look and feel and it does need a premium treatment.