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The West Bend Back to Basics Cotton Candy Maker is a countertop device meant for novice users who want to experiment with their own cotton candy confections at home. Backed by West Bend’s 100 years of experience in the home appliance business, this machine provides a quiet way to spin cotton candy at home without the need for a large, more expensive, professional-grade machine.
This cotton candy maker comes outfitted with a translucent splashguard that will help keep the floss in the bowl during spinning and prevent unwanted messes and sugar splatter. This model features a white plastic exterior, front facing power button and pink accents.
At the base of this cotton candy maker are two suction feet that prevent the device from moving during use. This base also helps eliminate noisy vibrating during operation and keeps the overall operating noise low.
This home cotton candy maker comes with six paper cotton candy cones a measuring spoon and a detailed instruction manual that highlights proper operation and cleaning methods. Additional cones can be purchased from the company. Weighing just 3.5 pounds and measuring less than 11 inches long, this compact cotton candy machine is both portable and simple to store.
The device takes approximately five minutes to warm up prior to use. The machine takes three different sugar options: flossing sugar, regular granulated sugar and finely crushed hard candies. The crushed candy option allows you to make sugar-free cotton candy creations, should you need a special recipe for someone with dietary restrictions.
This countertop cotton candy maker features plastic parts and is designed for occasional home use. This cotton candy machine is not intended for professional use or high output jobs. The device may overheat if used in excess and its plastic exterior is not meant for outdoor operation.
The West Bend Back to Basics Cotton Candy Maker is a versatile machine, offered a low price point, for those who want a maker that can handle casual home use. Consider this option if you need a simple, quiet machine that you can occasionally pull out to make home-spun treats.