Model # 6301

Internet #202742907

Great Northern Vortex Cotton Candy Maker

Great Northern

Vortex Cotton Candy Maker

  • Makes one cotton candy cone every 30 seconds
  • Simple to use: turn on the motor and warm up for 2 minutes
  • 950 watt high performance heating element with a 1 year warranty
$24500 /each
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Product Overview

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
  • 4 clamps reduce vibration and secure the base to the stainless kettle

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Ratings (1) (24) (9)
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Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)


Adjustable Thermostat
Appliance Type
Cotton Candy Maker
Color/Finish Family
Cool-Touch Exterior
Dishwasher Safe Parts
Detachable Base,On Indicator Light
Maker Type
Product Type
Cotton Candy Machines
Product Weight (lb.)
Small Electric Product Type
Cotton Candy Maker
Wattage (watts)

Warranty / Certifications

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Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year

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Customer Questions & Answers

Does the cotton candy floss come out from the hole in the middle or does the floss come out from the sides of the bowl?

Asked by: jess
Center of the spinner head.
Answered by: Jb
Date published: 2017-04-01

Does tools come with this item?

I'm looking at this item, but uncertain if it comes with working tools. Also do you price match. This item is much cheaper on other sites???
Asked by: Pgrif1411
None to put together. Just screws. You do get the candy floss scooper.
Answered by: Jb
Date published: 2017-04-01

If the item doesn't work as desired, can it be returned to my local Home Depot store?

Asked by: Krista
I did. No issues. I reboxed it as it was shipped.
Answered by: Jb
Date published: 2017-04-01

How big is the bowl?

Asked by: Loretta
Answered by: Jb
Date published: 2017-04-01
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Customer Reviews

Vortex Cotton Candy Maker is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 24.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Easy to put together. However, after it ran for 5 minutes and just one cone made the heating ele... Easy to put together. However, after it ran for 5 minutes and just one cone made the heating element went out. Looked online and it seems this is a reoccurring issue. Returned and purchased a different brand. Hoping that one will work AND last. Not sure if this was part of the problem but it showed a mfd of 2013 so it sat in a warehouse for about 5 years.
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-09-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2012-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2013-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Machine This cotton candy machine is Great. I ordered it for my granddaughters 3rd birthday party instead of renting one each yr and was expecting something smaller for the price but it's definitely commercial size and works great. My son just YouTubed a video for fast instructions since we didn't open it before the party and made cotton candy on and off for 4 hrs (whenever the kids wanted it). I would definitely recommend this to any family or friend wanting one.
Date published: 2015-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2011-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The GNVCC machine A very good commercial/home use cotton candy machine. Cotton candy wads are full and fluffy, easy clean up (the optional dome is necessary). I recommend this machine, both quality and price are competitive.
Date published: 2017-01-04
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