Rated 4.2 out of 5Â by 18
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Pixie 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 5Â by texastravelers 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 5Â by plumfunpartyrentals Not a commercial unit but works great for backyard party
Good solid construction, simple operation. I have several Gold Medal units and they work great however, they are heavy, big tub and a lot of work to clean.
This unit has a smaller drive motor and belt drive. Replacement belts at Harbor Freight cost less than a buck. It's slower to heat up but good for backyard parties and rental business.
December 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by yvonnehawaii 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 4 out of 5Â by sugarfiend Great product
Got it for family events (30+ people) and will probably use it for school events too. After a little practice, it's a lot of fun for kids and grownups. Not advised for indoors.
April 15, 2014