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When my sister in law said she thought my daughter might like a little candy floss maker for her birthday I said it would be great.....thinking that if my daughter didn't like it, I certainly would!
My daughter was thrilled when she opened this on her birthday and wanted to get started straight away. Once out of the box, I was surprised to see how small it was and suddenly I didn't hold much hope for it working particularly well. The body of the candy floss maker is hot pink in colour and it is very vivid. It is lovely for girlie girls but in my opinion it does make it look a little bit tacky. It suits the appliance and it target audience but it isn't something we have displayed in the kitchen after use! It has a clear plastic rim around the top to prevent the candy floss flying out when it is being made. The bottom of the cady floss machine has little rubber gripped feet to prevent it from wobbling around the kitchen top.
The maker is supplied with 10 cones to put the candy floss in but once they are gone it is down to you to find something else to use as your candy floss stick. We are using ice lolly sticks which work just as well as the cones. To make the candy floss you need to use one cup of sugar which is enough for around 10 small servings of it (yes, my daughter used all the cones with her friends on her birthday!). It collect very easily and is not messy at all when it is being made. The bottom of the maker does become quite warm so if younger children are using it they do need to be supervised. My daughter turned 6 on her birthday and I was doing this with her. I did not allow her or her friends to do it on their own just incase.
I must admit the candy floss tastes lovely. It is only for a treat because it is just pure sugar (and one cone each was enough to make 10 very hyper children!). It is very easy to clean and because it is so compact easy to store away in the cupboard for another day.
As much as I like this product and as much as my daughter loves it, it is very much so a novelty item. I cannot see it coming out to be used very often. It is more for parties and little things like that. I would suggest only picking one up if you see one really cheap as the £29.99 my sister in law paid for it I feel is just too much.
WHAT IS IT?
A small candy floss maker for home use.
The candy floss maker is quite compact but looks very tacky because the pink isn't very stylish, it would look better in black or stainless steel but this has been designed for teenage girls so the pink is par for the course.
IS IT ANY GOOD?
It makes delicious candy floss, you only need to use one cup of sugar to make two large servings of candy floss or several smaller ones. You receive ten cones made of thick paper to build your candy floss but these are not reusable so when they've gone you'll need to find something else to use, I now use wooden skewers after I had chopped the points off.
The bottom section of the candy floss maker gets quite warm while it's being used but it cools down quickly when you switch it off. It's something for older children or adults to use even though it looks like it would be fun for the younger children, my six year old daughter has twisted some candy floss but I was holding her hand to make sure she was safe at all times. Each lot of candy floss takes about three minutes but the candy floss maker is ready to use again straight afterwards so you don't need to wait for it to cool down between uses.
The candy floss collects on the stick and doesn't make a mess at all, it melts in your mouth and as its made of pure sugar is very sweet. I have only made white candy floss because I haven't worked out how to add the colour yet, my candy floss maker had the instruction book missing but I would think they'd tell you how to make it pink in there. It was lucky the machine was so straightforward to use or I'd have had to take it back for an exchange for a box that had the instructions.
4 Dooyoo Stars.