Looking for a candyfloss machine? We have researched and tested numerous models to compile the 7 best options for you!
Did you know you can buy a candyfloss machine for your home? Ideal for a children’s party, of course. And did you know that you can make a profitable side income with a professional cotton candy machine without a big investment? What is on sale in terms of candyfloss machines, and what is the best candyfloss machine to suit you, you will discover here.
Why a candyfloss machine is indispensable
If, like me, you have a daughter, you will find out soon enough that you need to buy a candyfloss machine. Sooner or later, they will come across one at a friend’s children’s party. For a while, I still tried to introduce alternatives. Popcorn flew straight out of the pan into the eye of daughter’s BFF and parents got a bit angry when their children took the term chocolate fountain a bit too literally. So now I have a candyfloss machine, which I don’t regret, by the way.
What is the best candyfloss machine for you?
As mentioned, there are sugar machines for home use and professional candyfloss machines. These range from very cheap to very expensive. You can get a mini candyfloss machine for as little as a few tens of euros, while you can easily spend several hundred euros for a professional candyfloss machine. How to choose the best candyfloss machine that suits your needs and possibilities, and which candyfloss machines are the best, you can read here.
Our Top-7 of the best candyfloss machines
- The best candyfloss machine for home – Clatronic ZWM 3478 candyfloss maker
- The best buy candyfloss machine for home – Bestron candyfloss maker
- The best professional candyfloss machine – Royal Catering candyfloss cart
- The best buy professional candyfloss machine – Hendi Cotton Candy Maker Professional
- The best small candyfloss machine – United Entertainment Cotton Candy Maker
- The best retro candyfloss machine – Gadgy Cotton Candy Maker Retro
- The best candyfloss machine for children’s parties – Candyz Cotton Candy Maker
The best candyfloss machine for home
Clatronic ZWM 3478 candyfloss maker
With the Clatronic ZWM 3478 candyfloss maker, you can make the tastiest candyfloss at home. Ideal for children’s birthdays and other parties or just to treat your children (and adults too, of course) to candyfloss. A transparent splatter screen prevents the sticky sugar from flying around. The splash screen and bowl can be washed in the dishwasher afterwards. The candyfloss maker has suction cups, so it stands firmly on your table or countertop. With the Clatronic ZWM 3478 in your home, you can imagine yourself at the fun fair.
- Makes tasty candyfloss
- Splash guard prevents tampering
- Stable thanks to suction cups
- Parts can be put in dishwasher
- Includes measuring spoon and 10 sticks
- Only 1 mode
The best buy candyfloss machine for home
Bestron candyfloss machine
Making candyfloss with Bestron’s candyfloss machine always works. The Dutch family-run company is known for producing a wide range of affordable quality products, and that includes their candyfloss machines. The machine works simply, so even children can get to work with it. Cleaning is not a complicated job either. And most importantly, it is a good candyfloss machine, with which you can make best candyfloss. The included sugar (in two different flavours) and sticks ensure that you can get started right away.
- Quick to use
- Works easily
- Stands stable
- Easy to clean
- Sugar and sticks included
- Does get hot
The best professional candyfloss machine
Royal Catering candyfloss cart
This professional Royal Catering candyfloss machine has a chassis with large wheels, like those you see at the fair. You could take it to the fun fair yourself, or make children and adults happy with the best candyfloss at street parties or other events. Put a popcorn machine next to it and you are complete. The Royal Catering candyfloss machine has a power of 1,200 watts, which means that making a large-size candyfloss takes only 30 to 60 seconds. The temperature and also the spinning speed are adjustable. The large splash screen protects your customers. The cart has storage space for accessories and ingredients.
- Temperature and speed adjustable
- Candyfloss fast
- Large splash guard
- Storage space in base frame
- Large capacity
- Substantial investment
The best buy professional candyfloss machine
Hendi candyfloss maker Professional
Catering brand Hendi stands for affordable quality. If you want to make cotton candy in a professional way or on a large scale, then the Hendi Cotton Candy Maker Professional is definitely recommended. Think braderie, neighborhood or tail party, carnival or just a party with all your friends. You can disassemble the stainless steel bowl and it can go in the dishwasher. The unit stands firmly on a table thanks to rubber feet. The motor housing includes a storage drawer for accessories and ingredients.
- Stainless steel bowl and housing
- Bowl is removable
- 1,200 watts of power
- Storage space in engine house
- Includes stainless steel measuring spoon
- No splash screen
- Heavy device
The best small candyfloss machine
United Entertainment Cotton Candy Maker
If you are looking for a small machine to make candyfloss, check out this one from United Entertainment. With this candyfloss machine, children can easily make their own candyfloss during a children’s party or empty party. A fun alternative to that eternal popcorn. Extra funny is the design like a real candyfloss cart. Suction cups under the legs ensure that the candyfloss maker still stands firmly on the countertop or table. Comes with a measuring spoon, 10 sticks and clear instructions.
- Compact candyfloss machine
- Funny design
- Measuring spoon and sticks included
- Clear manual
- No splash guard
The best retro candyfloss machine
Gadgy Cotton Candy Maker Retro
There is something nostalgic about a candyfloss. The sweet smell of a candyfloss brings us back to our childhood, with memories of funfairs and amusement parks. With that comes a nostalgic design, like that of the Gadgy Cotton Candy Machine Retro. Surely, such machines add something extra to a party. Moreover, with this Gadgy candyfloss machine, you make simply delicious candyfloss. You can use this candyfloss machine with regular or coloured sugar, but also with hard candies. Handy is the splash edge that prevents flying sugar threads.
- Attractive retro appearance
- With splash guard
- Suitable for candies
- Easy to clean
- Stable thanks to suction cups
- Limited power
- Heats up quickly
The best candyfloss machine for children’s parties
Candyz Cotton Candy Maker
This candyfloss machine from Candyz is very compact, with a diameter of just 25 cm. Ideal for letting children make their own candyfloss. Simply give them each their own sugar and let them do their thing. Success guaranteed! Just be careful with how much you give, because all that sugar will not calm them down.
- Very compact
- Cheerful colors
- Ideal for children’s party
- Great as a gift
- Warms up slowly
Buying guide: what do you look for when buying a candyfloss machine?
When shopping for a candyfloss machine, it is wise to weigh up various options. O right product to find you should answer the following questions for yourself:
- What is your budget? Small candyfloss machines are available for as little as a few tens of euros, while large, professional candyfloss machines can cost up to five or six hundred euros.
- Are you looking for a candyfloss machine for home or are you looking for a professional one? When making this choice, you need to ask yourself how much candyfloss you want to make at a time. At a neighbourhood party, you will need more capacity than at a birthday party with just friends and family.
- Do you care about appearance? Many candyfloss machines have a nostalgic look. Often, they also come in pastel shades. Especially for children, the appearance of the candyfloss machine adds to the experience.
- Are additional specifications important to you. Think convenience, safety and sturdiness. For instance, a lot of plastic in the housing is not wise, as a candyfloss machine generates quite a lot of heat.
If you have the answers to these questions in your mind, then you can use our Top-7 to come to choosing the candyfloss machine that suits you best.
Conclusion: which is the best candyfloss machine for you?
In our opinion, the Clatronic ZWM 3478 candyfloss maker is the ideal candyfloss machine for your home. It is solid, looks good and is easy to use and clean. If you have a bit less to spend, check out the Bestron candyfloss maker. We think the best candyfloss machine for professional use is the Royal Catering candyfloss cart. A cheaper alternative is the Hendi Cotton Candy Maker Professional.
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Frequently asked questions
Do you still have questions about buying a candyfloss machine? Then feel free to contact us. To get you started, here are the answers to questions we are often asked.
You put sugar, which can be ordinary granulated sugar, into a small centrifuge in the middle of the vessel. The sugar is heated electronically and then breaks down into glucose and fructose. Because the centrifuge then starts spinning, the sugar is flung out through small holes in the centrifuge wall, into the vessel. This forms very thin strands, which cannot crystallise because they cool very quickly. This creates the long strands, which are wound around a stick to form a candyfloss.
Depending on the size, you will need 15 to 30 grams of sugar for a candyfloss.
Candyfloss can be stored in dry, airtight plastic bags with as little moisture and air as possible. A candyfloss cannot spoil, simply because sugar cannot spoil.
See our Top-7. Royal Catering, Hendi and Bestron are the best-known brands, but there are many manufacturers who make fine candyfloss machines.
Yes, that works fine. However, often a flavouring and/or colouring agent is added. This is how you get the pink candyfloss, for example, which tastes like strawberry. If you use granulated sugar, there is a chance that the centrifuge will get clogged and you will have to clean it. It is therefore better to use special candyfloss sugar, which has slightly larger grains. You can buy that special sugar in jars.