Hit with the Grandkids!!
Posted by: from: Bend, OR on
The grandkids got turned on by the cotton candy at the county fair, but I had to feel guilty about letting them eat spun sugar, regardless of how delicious we found it to be. The beauty of this machine--beyond its simplicity of use right out of the box and the ease of cleanup--was its ability to spin cotton candy out of sugar free candy. At least that part of the guilt is gone--and the little ones love the different flavors and colors they get from the wide range of hard candies on the market.
Didn't know what to expect, but this was a no-brainer for old grand-dad.
226 out of 249 found this review helpful.
Fun for all ages.
Posted by: from: Hurst, Texas on
I am in my 50s, my granddaughter is 5. We have so much fun making an endless variety of flavors. My favorite is strawbearry creamsavers with worther's original on the outside. She likes cherry lifesavers with grape on the outside. This cotton candy maker is easy to clean and dishwasher safe. I took it to work and my co-workers enjoyed making and eating cotton candy. We felt like kids again! Time is one of the most precious things to share, and this cotton candy maker lets you spend quality time with others sharing, laughing, talking and my favorite - eating.
41 out of 41 found this review helpful.
My kids love it. Who can argue with that?
Posted by: Kelseay from: Prescott, AZ on
This is a fun toy. Yes, a toy. You can make cotton candy with it but it's not very much at one time. You put hard candies/candy in the center piece and it spins around and melts until it spins the cotton candy. My kids love to sit there with a flashlight in one hand and the cotton candy wand and watch for the strings to appear. My kids are 8 and 11 and do a decent job spinning the wand (or whatever you wanna call it) so the candy gets on to the stick, but they struggled early on to not bonk it into the side making the candy hard and not cotton-y at all. But they play with it a lot and really enjoy wowing their friends when they come over. It was a great event for about 5 kids to all participate in and watch and eat and play. They always have fun trying new flavors and playing with this toy.
46 out of 50 found this review helpful.
I am not sure why this has such poor reviews!
Posted by: amoose from: Perrysburg, OH on
I love this machine and had a very enjoyable snow day with my three kids and two of their friends! I think when purchasing this machine you should have realistic expectations. If you want circus or carnival size cotton candy, then this is not the machine for you! It does however spin just the right amount for a fun time for you to spend with your kids!
We used yummy earth organic lollipops and the flavors were amazing!!!! We crushed them up in a ziploc bag and scooped them into the hot zone! We made 6 batches of cotton candy without any clogging issues and the machine was very easy to clean after its use.
We have already made plans to do it again...hopefully after SCHOOL tomorrow!
27 out of 27 found this review helpful.
Posted by: FriendlyMom from: Chicago, IL on
I received this Cotton Candy Machine as an xmas gift and I am very satisfied. It's very simple to use. Place a couple pieces of your favorite hard candy and tasty cotton candy is born! The instructions recommend adding only 2 pieces of candy at a time which limits the amount of cotton candy you can make; but other than that, I have no complaints. The clean up is a cinch since you can easily take it apart. My husband and I have experimented with all sorts of hard candy and flavors. Lifesavers (fruit-flavored) seem to work the best. Cinnamon flavored hard candy works well too and tastes great. Now I'm on the search for cotton candy flavored hard candy.
34 out of 37 found this review helpful.
Posted by: from: Nashville, TN on
I had bought a different cotton candy maker last Christmas, but sugar flew everywhere and it produces an extremely small amount of cotton candy and it broke after a couple of uses. I got this one this year and it works GREAT. NO flying sugar and it makes a good amount of cotton candy- especially if you use flossing sugar. Hard candy works great too but it doesn't make quite as much! I recommend this product 100%. GREAT BUY! *Make sure you let it heat up for about *5 MINUTES.*
11 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Good product, but not suited for large groups
Posted by: from: Chattanooga, TN on
The cotton candy machine had clear instructions, was easy to assemble and clean, and does what it is supposed to do. When we purchased it, we thought that we might be able to use this for a school carnival, but it takes a long time to produce a small amount of cotton candy. In our case, this is perfect for home use, since a piece or two of hard candy makes a good snack-sized treat for our daughter, but if you're planning on using this for a party, you might want to reconsider.
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Posted by: motherofacutetwo from: California on
We gave this to my son's friend. He loved it! It is very flexible. It comes with the machine and two cones to build the cotton candy on. The parts easily come off to wash. It does not come with any products to make the candy with, however, you can make the cotton candy out of sugar or any hard candy. We had crystals that we used to decorate cupcakes with, we used that also. The kids had a blast making it. You can also buy lifesavers and use those. It's amazing how much it makes. Great buy!
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Read the directions
Posted by: GHMD from: Pennsylvania on
Most people that have problems with this machine don't seem to be reading the directions. Clean up is simple and the machine never gets clogged if you read the directions about cleaning. Making cotton candy takes a little practice. The directions say wait 5 minutes if using hard candy, If you wait 10 minutes the machine works even better. Twisting the floss around the tube does take a little practice until you can make fluffy cotton candy. But once you get the hang of it the texture is just like what you get at the fair. The amount of candy with 2 candies is not as large as you get at the fair but if you do 2 at a time several times in a row you will get a large serving of cotton candy. Different hard candies have different yields. Sugar free life savers and sugar free Jolly ranchers work the best so far but have had success with sugar free root beer disks, butterscotch and peppermint.
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Best Christmas gift ever!
Posted by: nsupanda from: Muskogee, OK on
I normally wouldn't think to buy my child a cotton candy machine for Christmas, but I was short on ideas. Turns out, this was the best gift ever! It works extremely well and is really easy to clean up. I read other reviews saying the cones do not catch the sugar very well, I think they work excellent. No problems here! We love it!