How to Use a Rented Cotton Candy Machine
A rented cotton candy machine turns sugar into cotton candy by first heating the sugar until it becomes a liquid. The spinning head on the cotton candy machine contains little holes. As the head spins, it forces the liquid sugar out through the holes. As the liquid cools, it creates threads of cotton candy. The following material provides general information on how to use a rented cotton candy machine. Your local, ARA rental professionals can provide you with specific instructions for using your rented cotton candy machine.
Safety tips.
  • Only plug rented cotton candy machine into a grounded outlet of appropriate volts and amps.
  • Only lift rented cotton candy machine by its handles. Do not lift it by its spinning head.
  • Do not touch spinning head on rented cotton candy machine.
  • Keep onlookers at an appropriate distance from rented cotton candy machine.
  • An adult should supervise the operation of the rented cotton candy machine.

Setup.
  • Place the rented cotton candy machine on a stable, level surface, such as a table or counter. To create a more attractive setting, rent a cart, stand or cabinet specially designed for the cotton candy machine.
  • Make sure to set up the rented cotton candy machine near a grounded, electrical source, so that you will not need to use an extension cord, unless approved by the manufacturer of the rented cotton candy machine.
  • Inspect rented cotton candy machine to ensure all parts are in place and that it is not in the transportation mode.

Instructions.
  • Use a clean, damp cloth to moisten the inside of the floss pan on the rented cotton candy machine to help the floss adhere to it.
  • Use only sugar, floss and coloring recommended by the manufacturer of the rented cotton candy machine. Usually pure cane granulated sugar works best. Avoid extra fine granulated, bottlers fine or “free-flowing” sugar. Fill floss pan 90 percent full with sugar.
  • Plug in and turn on the rented cotton candy machine.
  • After initial warm-up, adjust heat on the rented cotton candy machine to optimum setting. Reduce temperature if smoking occurs.
  • Adjust the floaters on the rented cotton candy machine’s spinning head for more or less lift of the floss.
  • Hold the pointed end of a cotton candy cone between two fingers and thumb.
  • Use a light flicking motion to break into the web of floss with cone.
  • Use the cone to lift up the floss over the pan before winding the floss around the cone.
  • Turn the cone in a figure-eight pattern to gather a larger web of floss.

Cleaning. 

  • Clean the rented cotton candy machine if you do not plan to use it again for several hours.
  • Run all of the sugar out of the floss head on the rented cotton candy machine.
  • Turn on heating element of the rented cotton candy machine for about a minute to remove any remaining sugar.
  • Unplug the rented cotton candy machine.
  • Use a damp cloth to wipe floss head on rented cotton candy machine. Do not immerse floss head in water or place it under running water.
  • Dry the rented cotton candy machine thoroughly.
  • Wash the rented cotton candy machine’s bowl and bubble.
Contact your local, ARA-affiliated, rental store for information on available rental products and services to meet your cotton candy making needs. To locate the rental store nearest you, use the Rental Store Quick Locator above.



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