Great Northern Vortex Cotton Candy Machine-6301 - The Home Depot

Great Northern

Model # 6301

Internet # 202742907

Vortex Cotton Candy Machine

Great Northern Vortex Cotton Candy Machine

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$237.45 / each


Model # 6301

Internet # 202742907

If you are in the market for a cotton candy machine, stop looking! This commercial quality Vortex Cotton Candy machine by the Great Northern Popcorn Company will make you a hit at your next party! It features an easy cleaning stainless steel kettle, an innovative storage drawer, a belt driven performance grade motor, and an industry leading 950 Watt high performance heating element. With the antique style design, you will be reminiscing about your early days at the ball game, carnival, or the movie theater. We have combined the best of both worlds--not only are you getting today's technology, you get an eccentric design with all the conveniences of the modern era. A couple of conveniences worthy of note include our innovative storage drawer. Our machine was designed with a removable stainless tray to allow spare parts, scoops, cones, and more to be stored out of the way.

  • Works continually and yields one cotton candy cone per 30 seconds
  • Easy use with front ON-OFF Switch
  • Quiet design--belt driven to limit vibration and noise
  • Four clamps reduce vibration and secure the base to the stainless kettle

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Assembled Depth (in.)  20.5 in  Assembled Height (in.)  19.75 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  20.5 in  Product Depth (in.)  2.5 
Product Height (in.)  19.75  Product Width (in.)  20.5 
Adjustable Thermostat  No  Appliance Type  Cotton Candy Maker 
Color/Finish  Pink  Color/Finish Family  Red/Orange 
Cool-Touch Exterior  No  Dishwasher Safe Parts  No 
Maker Type  Countertop  Product Weight (lb.)  22 lb 
Reconditioned  No  Returnable  90-Day 
Voltage (volts)  110  Wattage (watts)  950 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  No Certifications or Listings  ENERGY STAR Certified  No 
Manufacturer Warranty  1 Year 


Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 18 reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by For a commercial operator's needs, this machine wastes a lot of sugar. I used to rent Gold Medal machines for selling my cotton candy, but I finally made enough money to buy my own. This machine would be fine for a home theater or small home parties, but if you sell cotton candy, this machine will waste too much sugar for you! You can only dump in one small scoop at a time, which is enough to make one cone. After about 15 cones, you must shut it down to knock off caked sugar from the top of the head, and break a huge, thick band of sugar from the sides of the pan. After about eight hours of selling, I probably threw away about five or more pounds of "bricks" that I dislodged from the pan. The manual states that you must rest the machine for 20 minutes out of every hour...but you can't run it even close to 40 minutes before the cotton candy quality detioriates and starts to get shredded by the sugar encrusted on the head. If you only need to make 15 cones before you store the machine again, this would be a good machine for you. September 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great value! Bought this machine to use in a weekend vendor booth at local fesitvals. The vortex is fairly light weight, so it's easy to transport. It takes about 5 minutes to heat up, then works like a champ. It puts out 2 to 3 cones per minute. My only complaint is that quite a bit of the floss ends up sticking to the walls of the machine. So, it's not super efficient in that regard, but this is my first cotton candy machine. Maybe that's normal. At any rate, so far we are very happy with this product. April 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product Bought this for my grandchildren. They had a little inexpensive one that did not make much cotton candy. this machine is great. It was worth every penny. Shipping from Home Depot was fast and came before I expected it. This was bought during the holidays and I was worried we would not get it by Christmas Eve for our party. No problems it was here in a few days all the way here to Hawaii. December 29, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by What I expected from this machine I bought this machine as an add on to my business. I needed to be able to make around 60 cones per hr, it did about 30. It did the job but not as quick as I wanted. This is a good machine for the price if you are not in the business of making a ton of cotton candy for sale. If you want to sell it, don't get this machine. If you want to have for your kids parties or just for general use its excellent and way better than those $50 models that are a joke. I returned this machine b/c the cotton candy flew upward and I prefer a model that blows the cotton candy to the side. Also, the belt on the machine started to fray after one use. They do provide extra belts but to me it was worth upgrading to a $600+ machine as I'm selling this stuff and don't want to spend too much time making it. Its an average machine, legs need to be more stable as they were bent when they arrrived. I was not confident it would last so back it went. So in summary, if you are only using for general use its ok and works. If selling - get something better. Also, home depot had the best price and you can return in store which saved me shipping costs vs Amazon. Its why i bought from HD instead. Cleaning it wasn't too bad although it was a pain to clean the main area where the cotton candy went and it melted onto the machine. Get a hot washcloth and heat the machine up to melt it again and scrub it off. I also did worry about the amount of sugar it spit off to the side. To be honest though my new machine seems to use a lot of sugar too but doesnt seem to waste as much. The sugar is so cheap it doesnt matter that much so I wouldn't let that influence you that much. March 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect for PTO's! I bought this machine so our school would not have to rent one year after year. The out put is good and it is very easy to clean! The cotton candy spins out the center of the machine, which is different than the more expensive machines. I also purchased the "bubble" that goes over the drum (from another site, Home Depot did not carry it) which is a must so that the cotton candy doesn't fly everywhere. Great machine, easy to use and clean! May 7, 2013
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