Cotton Candy Maker

This article reviews the portable take-along cotton candy machine made by General Creation.


Review: Cotton Candy Maker

Published 15:14 pm

39;s funny how children seem to gravitate to a certain house in a neighborhood. It becomes the one place where you can almost bet with certainty that you'll locate your child if he or she goes missing for any amount of time. When my children were small, that place was always our house. Today, that place is my daughter's home.

Kids are smarter than we give them credit for. They instinctively know where they are welcome and wanted and where they are not. Even when I was small, I remember that there were homes or yards that I avoided; knowing they weren't particularly children friendly. The same is true today; perhaps even more so now that so many mothers have to work outside the home. The last thing they want is extra mouths to feed, more messes to deal with, and the noise associated with a house full of kids.

That never bothered me when I was younger. I grew up in a house with a minimum of six kids in it most of the time. Although I no longer seem to have that tolerance, I'm glad that my daughter does because it makes life for my grandson a whole lot of fun.

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On any given day in the summer you can find kids in the swimming pool, kids on the water slide, kids in the moon walk, and kids on the swings; all having the time of their lives. It is definitely a joyful sight. But sometimes it gets too hot or cold to play outside, so inside there is even a kid-friendly playroom with walls full of toys and a library of children's movies that guarantee a fun time will be had by all.

We've even begun to add some fun concession stands to the area. I started it off with a miniature candy vending machine. The kids have to earn coins to put into the machine before they can retrieve their parent-approved treats. That way, they learn to pick up after themselves and help out even when they are visiting someone else's home. They don't seem to mind at all and have fun in the process.

Next my daughter added a full vendor sized popcorn maker that makes popcorn that rivals any movie theater. The kids adore having popcorn to watch with their movies and love trying out new popcorn flavors like cheese, caramel, sour cream and onion and more.

For my grandson's birthday, which is just days away, I bought him a portable snow-cone machine to add to his concession collection. He loves ours so much that it was obvious he would enjoy one of his own. The $19.99 appliance is worth its weight in gold on a hot Virginia summer day. And Wal-Mart luckily carries a wide variety of snow cone syrups and supplies.

Today, I also picked up a portable cotton candy machine for the playroom. From General Creation, the 30-second Cotton Candy Maker can turn an ordinary day into the sweetest of holidays. You can turn standard cotton candy floss or just regular sugar into cotton candy in just 30 seconds.

The machine comes with its own tabletop stand, but it is also portable. Once it has been charged, with its own handy dandy charger, it can be carried anywhere. These means you can even make cotton candy on the move. The rechargeable battery is replaceable once it wears down, but it also has an AC 120V 60Hz cord.

My husband and I, of course, had to try out the machine to make certain it was worthy of our grandson. We used plain sugar and it worked beautifully. I've already researched where I can purchase flavored floss, easily locating twelve flavors to choose from including pink vanilla, blue raspberry, watermelon, bubble gum, strawberry, cherry, grape, lemon, Pina colada, banana, orange, and apple.

Although this machine isn't large enough to fill a full cotton candy cone, it makes no difference, Each portion is perfectly sized for an individual child. Plus, you can always make more in just 30 seconds. It's also nice to know that there is less calories in that teaspoon of sugar than most individual sized candy bars. And if you use Splenda, the calorie count is even less.

I really like this little machine. It wasn't exactly what I was looking for in the beginning, but it more than fits the bill. I give it three and one-half stars out of five. The slight downgrade is due to its small size. It would have been nice to make more than one portion at a time; especially for my daughter who typically has anywhere from three to twelve hungry children to feed regularly. Still for its $20 price tag, I can't complain and I don't think my grandson will care one way or the other. This one's a keeper!

Bestselling Cotton Candy Maker Products in 2020


Nostalgia PCM405RETRORED Hard and Sugar Free Countertop Cotton Candy Maker, Includes 2 Reusable Cones and Scoop, Retro Red

Nostalgia PCM405RETRORED Hard and Sugar Free Countertop Cotton Candy Maker, Includes 2 Reusable Cones and Scoop, Retro Red
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Flossing or hard candies: unique Extractor head allows you to use traditional flossing sugar or your favorite hard candies to make delicious cotton candy
  • Nostalgia cotton candy kits: make cotton candy with these great Nostalgia cotton candy kits! (Cotton candy flossing sugar - Ccfs300, hard candy party kit - Hck800)
  • Simple operation: Warm up the unit, add your flossing sugar, and enjoy your cotton candy in just a few short minutes!
  • Retro design: this unit has retro design and details that will bring you back to the time of record-spinning jukeboxes and American muscle cars
  • Clear rim guard: acts as a protective guard and lets you watch the cotton candy being made
  • Accessories: includes 2 reusable cones, 1 sugar scoop, and 1 Extractor head
  • Easy cleaning: unit disassembles for easy cleaning

Cotton Candy Express CC1000-S Cotton Candy Machine with 5 Sugar Pack - Cherry, Grape, Blue Raspberry, Orange, Pink Vanilla

Cotton Candy Express CC1000-S Cotton Candy Machine with 5 Sugar Pack - Cherry, Grape, Blue Raspberry, Orange, Pink Vanilla
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • COMPLETE COTTON CANDY KIT: Includes – Pink Cotton Candy Machine, Cherry, Grape, Blue Raspberry, Orange, & Pink Vanilla Floss Sugar, & 50 Paper Cotton Candy Cones
  • A CLASSIC TREAT FOR ALL: Bringing smiles to both the young and the young-at-heart, with a tasty treat that’s been a hit for ages
  • GET THE PARTY STARTED: Kid birthday parties, teen game nights, and even adult cocktail hour, just got a little better with cotton candy on the side
  • CANDY ANYTIME: No need to head to the carnival for cotton candy anymore, simply make it at home – anytime and anywhere
  • CUSTOMERS SAY: “This package was a huge hit at my daughter’s sleepover party! The cotton candy maker worked great and all the girls loved the flavors! Definitely recommend this cotton candy pack!”

Nostalgia PCM305 Vintage Hard and Sugar Free Countertop Cotton Candy Maker, Includes 2 Reusable Cones And Scoop – Pink, Main

Nostalgia PCM305 Vintage Hard and Sugar Free Countertop Cotton Candy Maker, Includes 2 Reusable Cones And Scoop – Pink, Main
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Flossing sugar or hard candies - unique Extractor head allows you to use traditional flossing sugar or your favorite hard candies to make delicious cotton candy
  • Nostalgia kits - unit works perfectly with all Nostalgia cotton candy kits! (Cotton candy flossing sugar - Ccfs300, hard candy party kit - Hck800)
  • Simple operation - warm up the unit, add your flossing sugar, and enjoy your cotton candy in just a few short minutes!
  • Vintage design - This unit has vintage design and details reminiscent of the carnival vendor carts from the early 1900s
  • Clear rim guard - acts as a protective guard and lets you watch the cotton candy being made
  • Accessories - Includes 2 reusable cones, 1 sugar scoop, and 1 Extractor head
  • Easy cleaning - unit disassembles for easy cleaning
  • Extra stability - suction cup feet keep the unit in place and provide extra stability during use

Nostalgia PCM805RETRORED Retro Hard & Sugar Free Cotton Candy Maker, Red

Nostalgia PCM805RETRORED Retro Hard & Sugar Free Cotton Candy Maker, Red
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Flossing sugar or hard candies - unique Extractor head allows you to use traditional flossing sugar or your favorite hard candies to make delicious cotton candy
  • Cotton Candy kits - this unit works perfectly with any Nostalgia cotton candy kit - try the cotton candy flossing sugar (Ccfs300), or the hard candy party kit (Hck800)
  • Simple operation - warm up the unit, add your flossing sugar, and enjoy your cotton candy in just a few short minutes!
  • Retro design - This unit has retro design and details that will bring you back to the time of record-spinning jukeboxes and American muscle cars
  • Clear rim guard - acts as a protective guard and lets you watch the cotton candy being made
  • Accessories - Includes 2 reusable cones, 1 sugar scoop, and 1 Extractor head
  • Easy cleaning - unit disassembles for easy cleaning
  • Extra stability - suction cup feet keep the unit in place and provide extra stability during use

The Candery Cotton Candy Machine - Bright, Colorful Style- Makes Hard Candy, Sugar Free Candy, Sugar Floss, Homemade Sweets for Birthday Parties - Includes 10 Candy Cones & Scooper

The Candery Cotton Candy Machine - Bright, Colorful Style- Makes Hard Candy, Sugar Free Candy, Sugar Floss, Homemade Sweets for Birthday Parties - Includes 10 Candy Cones & Scooper
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • CREATE & ENJOY - It takes only minutes to get sugar sweets spinning and ready to enjoy. Easily create cotton candy cones, hard candies & sugar floss.
  • COLORFUL DESIGN - A truly uniquecandy floss machine, our cotton candy maker looks bright and colorful with a modern, kitchen-friendly décor style.
  • FUN FOR ALL AGES - Parents and children alike can enjoy making sweet candies together thanks to the clear rim guard, stable feet, and simple design.
  • COMPLETE KIT - Lightweight and quiet, each treat maker comes with everything you need for homemade sweet treats, including 10 candy cones and a sugar scoop!
  • SATISFACTION GUARANTEED - The Candery cotton candy machine is backed reliable, high-quality construction and a guarantee for quality assurance.

VIVO Blue Electric Commercial Cotton Candy Machine, Candy Floss Maker (CANDY-V001B)

VIVO Blue Electric Commercial Cotton Candy Machine, Candy Floss Maker (CANDY-V001B)
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • VIVO COTTON CANDY SOLUTIONS - Electric Cotton Candy Machine, 1030W of power (operates on 110V / 60Hz power)
  • PERFORMANCE - Transforms hard candy or sugar into wooly cotton candy, producing up to 2-3 servings per minute
  • INCLUDED - Large 20" Stainless Steel Bowl with Sugar Scoop
  • EASY MAINTENANCE - Unit disassembles for easy cleaning
  • WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED - This cotton candy machine is backed with a 1-year Manufacturer Warranty and friendly tech support to help with any questions or concerns

VIVO Pink Electric Commercial Cotton Candy Machine/Candy Floss Maker | Mobile Cart with Bubble Shield (CANDY-KIT-2)

VIVO Pink Electric Commercial Cotton Candy Machine/Candy Floss Maker | Mobile Cart with Bubble Shield (CANDY-KIT-2)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • VIVO COTTON CANDY SOLUTIONS - Electric Cotton Candy Machine, 1030W of power (operates on 110V / 60Hz power)
  • PERFORMANCE - Transforms hard candy or sugar into wooly cotton candy, producing up to 2-3 servings per minute
  • INCLUDED - Large 20" Stainless Steel Bowl with Sugar Scoop, Mobile Cart, and a Clear Bubble Shield
  • EASY MAINTENANCE - Unit disassembles for simple cleaning
  • WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED - This cotton candy machine is backed with a 1-year Manufacturer Warranty and friendly tech support to help with any questions or concerns

Nostalgia PCM805 Hard & Sugar-Free Candy Cotton Candy Maker

Nostalgia PCM805 Hard & Sugar-Free Candy Cotton Candy Maker
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Flossing sugar or hard candies - unique Extractor head allows you to use traditional flossing sugar or your favorite hard candies to make delicious cotton candy
  • Cotton Candy kits - this unit works perfectly with any Nostalgia cotton candy kit - try the cotton candy flossing sugar (Ccfs300), or the hard candy party kit (Hck800)
  • Simple operation - warm up the unit, add your flossing sugar, and enjoy your cotton candy in just a few short minutes!
  • Retro design - This unit has retro design and details that will bring you back to the time of record-spinning jukeboxes and American muscle cars
  • Clear rim guard - acts as a protective guard and lets you watch the cotton candy being made
  • Accessories - Includes 2 Reusable Cones, 1 sugar scoop, and 1 Extractor head
  • Easy cleaning - unit disassembles for easy cleaning
  • Extra stability - suction cup feet keep the unit in place and provide extra stability during use

Display4top Tabletop Commercial Electric Cotton Candy Machine Sweet Sugar Candy Floss Maker,With Lights and Music(Rose pink)

Display4top Tabletop Commercial Electric Cotton Candy Machine Sweet Sugar Candy Floss Maker,With Lights and Music(Rose pink)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Electric Cotton Candy Machine, it boasts 1080 watts of power for quick, yet whisper-quiet operation to produce up to 2-4 servings of tasty cotton candy in a minute, creating a wonderful experience that will satisfy any sweet tooth.(operates on 110V / 60Hz power)
  • This cotton candy machine features a 20.5" diameter stainless steel bowl and comes with clamps that hold down the bowl during use to minimize vibration, making operation smoother and less noisy
  • Floss Scoop:With this handy sugar floss scoop, dishing the floss into the well in the heating head becomes that much easier. The long handle will also help keep you and your staff safe when refilling the well.
  • LED Light and music Design: This Display4top cotton candy machine has LED light and music design, which could give you unique and happy using feeling when you used it.This cotton candy machine with music and smalllantern function Not only reduces the noise, but also adds a carnivalatmosphere.
  • Unit disassembles for easy cleaning:Innovative design features simple assembly and disassembly, making setting up easy and cleanup super fast.Lightweight and compact, this commercial cotton candy machine can be setup on any table top surface, so you can add a taste of sweetness to any wedding, birthday party, camping trip, or event.Perfect for commercial use or parties, game rooms, wedding receptions, even family and social gathering.

Olde Midway Commercial Quality Cotton Candy Machine and Electric Candy Floss Maker - SPIN 2000

Olde Midway Commercial Quality Cotton Candy Machine and Electric Candy Floss Maker - SPIN 2000
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • EASY TO USE: Turn on, wait 2-4 minutes, pour in cotton candy mixture, immediately start twirling cotton candy
  • COMMERCIAL QUALITY: Large stainless steel kettle, 950 watt heating element, and belt driven high-performance motor
  • WORKS FAST: Makes one cotton candy cone every 30 seconds
  • ACCESSORIES: 3 bin storage drawer, ingredient scoop, and 2 extra motor drive belts
  • CONVENIENT: Power switch, heat controller and volt meter located on front panel

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