Who doesn’t like the taste of candy floss? Think of a circus or a summer fair and candy floss was just one of those special treats. Well the good news now is that you can get some great and inexpensive candy floss machines, and have them right in your kitchen.
You can buy these in all of the usual places like Argos, eBay and Amazon in the UK.
They are great for children’s parties, birthday celebrations and for using over the summer months. You no longer have to wait for a circus to come around to enjoy the sugar sweet taste of your own favourite candy floss.
These are a fantastic idea for birthday parties as kids can also join in with the fun of making them. All of the makers that I have listed below are good quality. Please be aware though that no matter how good these are, it will take you a couple of tries to get it right.
Below you will find a list of the top 5 rated candy floss makers that are currently available in the UK market.
No 1 Choice – Andrew James Candy Floss Maker Machine
This one is pretty new to the market and for just under the £17 price point, you get a really good floss maker. The main benefit of this one though is that you can use ordinary granulated sugar, rather than have to buy the more expensive candy sugar. That alone will save you quite a LOT of money.
It comes with a 2-year warranty which is really good for machines just like these. Sadly they don’t include the actual wooden sticks where you can add the candy floss to, but they do give you two plastic ones which will allow you to at least get started..
All in a good machine at a really good price point.
No 2 Choice – Pretty Pink Candy Floss Maker
This one is very high quality and very good. It would have been my number one choice but at around £50, I think the price point is just a little bit too high for most people.
At the end of the day this is not an everyday something that I would want to do.
According to all the buyer reviews it does make great tasting floss and that of course is the entire purpose. It certainly looks the part with the nice pink colour.
There are just cheaper options that do as good a job though. Click Here to Find Out More.
There are a couple more which I think are worth a look at, and they are at much better prices as well.
No 3 Choice – Electric Cotton Sugar Candy Floss Maker Machine
As you can see this one does come with 10 bamboo sticks so that should be enough to get most people started and on their way.
It does get very strong reviews and at 4.6 out of 5 stars from over 35 buyer reviews, you know you are buying a product that is well thought of, and works really well.
It is really very easy to set up and also very simple to use. One little tip though is to use caster sugar as that will save you quite a bit of money. It does take a little practise but once you get the hang of it, you will make knock out candy.
No 4 Choice – Gourmet Gadgetry Cotton Candy Floss Maker Prima
Of all the ones that I have shown so far, this one is by far the easiest to use. Add a teaspoon of sugar and you are good to go.
This one costs around £33 depending on where you make your purchase, and it has a very high rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
This articular model would be the best choice if you plan to use this for a birthday party or something of that nature.
It can churn out a lot of candy floss with very little effort on your part.
No 5 Choice – Giles and Posner Hard Cotton Candy MAker
And finally this one uses Halogen technology to deliver the floss.
This one costs around £35 depending on where you make your purchase, and it has a very high rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.
It is easy to clean and is also has a dishwasher friendly bowl for easier cleaning. It takes around 5 minutes to create each candy floss so slower than the others on my list above.
As I have mentioned already, if you have never used one of these before, then you will find that they are very simple to use. It does take a little bit of time to get the very best results but when you do, they do produce great tasting candy floss.
I have included a video below on exactly how to do just that.
Video – How To Make Great Tasting Candy Floss Maker Instructions
Candy Floss Maker Buying Guide
The good news is there is not a lot to learn or really know about these makers. It is basically heat and sugar. You would turn your machine on and allow it to heat up. Then add your sugar. After that it is just a question of twirling the candy around on the stick.
The larger the motor the faster it will heat up.
Many of the manufacturers recommend using special candy sugar, but it works fine with caster sugar, and many work fine with ordinary granulated sugar.
Candy Floss Accessories
You get 50 of these for around £3.50 so not too badly priced. They have been specially finished and that helps make sure that the floss will stick to the wood.
They are made from birch and are really good quality.
They measure 3.5 x 3.5 x 50 mm so the perfect size.
Candy Floss Sugar
Ordinary sugar works and as you can see from the video it is pretty simple to make your own colours. For convenience though you may just want to buy the pack already made up.
250 grams will cost around £4 and will save you the time of doing your own. Many people buy this over at Amazon just to save themselves a lot of time. This brand gets the best ratings at 4.6 out of 5 stars
Commercial Candy Floss Maker
If you are in business and you want to add candy floss to the range of products that you can sell to customers, then of course you will need a professional or commercial industry maker. There are a few of these available on the market.
The Pink Electric Cart seems to be the most popular choice for these or the Luifare Cotton Candy Machine. People tend to use these at charity events, fund raisers, street parties, birthday parties and in commercial businesses, especially those by the seaside.