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How do you get the right cotton candy machine?

Updated: Apr 24

You can’t imagine having a party, especially for kids without some things. Everyone tries hard to ensure they come up with the best parties in the hood.

This is why it matters a lot what you add to your event. If you are that kind of person who is so much into details and want everything to be unique and perfect, you need to consider what you add on your list.

However, there are some things that will always make a mark in all types of party. And cotton candy is one of those things, be it a school fundraiser, a birthday party or a company event. And a cotton candy machine will do just fine.

The size of your event should give you the best idea on what size of the machine will work. If you are organizing a carnival for instance, depending on the expected turnout, a huge machine will be expected.

Now whether you are buying or renting, there are several things you should keep in mind. We have shared here a few ideas that will help you get the right machine for the right event.

The event

Why do you need the candy floss machine? What kind of event are you organizing, and how many people are you expecting? The first thing to consider is your need. Perhaps the machine is not even necessary.

But if you reckon cotton candy will sweeten up your party, then you must include it. For kids party, cotton candy and popcorn machine cannot be missed.

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The Big Cotton Candy

The size of the machine

Well, this comes down to how many people you are going to serve as well. If it is a simple home party, you only need a small machine that will serve you for that purpose. And if you are organizing a huge event, bigger and sugarer to spun sugar. We recommend hiring one.


How much do want to spend on the machine? The economy is getting tighter by the day across the globe and the pocket speaks louder. Some of these machines can be quite costly but that does not mean you can’t find cheap and high-quality ones. As long as you can afford it, go for it.


A good cotton candy machine should come with its own accessories. Things like a scoop to measure the amount of sugar is essential. You don’t want to start pulling out kitchen accessories for such simple tasks - they can save you much hassle.


This is one of the most important things to note. How long does it take the machine to heat up and how many cones will it produce? A machine that can make about 1 to 2 cones is perfect for kids having fun in the kitchen with a few friends. As such, a bigger crowd will demand something much bigger. Free flow giveaway!

With these tips, you should be able to get a hassle-free candy floss rental that suits your party needs.

PS: Check out our Carnival Snacks for a wide-ranging of carnival fun food such as pre-packed popcorn and candy floss, traditional ice-cream, churros and more...

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