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Nostalgia PCM405WMLN Hard & Sugar-Free Hard Candy Cotton Candy Maker reviewed by Skillet Director
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Nostalgia Retro Hard & Sugar-Free Cotton Candy Maker

okay hi welcome to my channel I hope you
can see me well I know I have this
window behind me but this is the place
in my house that has the best lights I
thought I should film here so I’m going
to do a brief video review on this
nostalgia hard candy cotton candy
machine I’m gonna go over a quick
overview of how I feel about the
machines and I’m gonna do a demo and
then at the end I’ll do some pros and
cons overall I’d give this machine like
a four out of five because it does work
it does make cotton candy and only had a
very few I would say cons about this
machine but I’ll go into that later
after I do the demo so you can better
understand what I’m talking about when I
do my pros and cons so let’s get into it
oh just so you know I’ve used this
machine about five times now so I have a
good handle on how how it works this is
not my first time using it so let me
bring the camera closer and then we can
look into the box and see what comes in
the box and then I’ll do a demo so it
comes in a box like this
you open your box and it comes with two
pieces of plastic a pink one and a clear
one comes with a scoop comes with this
machine of course and it comes with this
plate like this so the first thing you
do is just put these two together
there’s little holes here and then
little prongs on this side and you just
spit those together into the hole and
that’s fairly easy to do it kind of
snaps together and you place this part
pink side down you see these little tabs
onto the machine and you push it down
there we go and then you can’t see it
here but there’s this little groove on
this middle part that those little tabs
that I showed you before these little
tabs it kind of twisted and it goes into
those grooves so I want to put it down
you just twist it to kind of lock it
into the plate so they won’t come up I
don’t think it would come up if you
didn’t do that okay so we have this part
mix that you fit down in the middle and
it has this opening part here so you
just stick it onto a hole see there’s a
pin right here you stick it down onto
that pin you just press it down one
mistake that I made and which made me
think that it didn’t work was that when
I first put this down I just split it
one
I just split it on and I didn’t push it
very very far down so that it’s sitting
really close to the element here I don’t
know if you can see that well but this
plate is very close to here before when
I first had it it was kind of like up
like that it was a bigger gap a bigger
gap in between this plate and this plate
and so when I pulled your shagreen I let
it heat up and then it go and go and go
and he just wouldn’t work and I was like
oh my god this is trash it’s not working
and I just needed to push that down but
it was a little bit closer to the heat
because this is what heats up so if you
get this machine anything is not working
just check to make sure that’s very very
very very close to the fire as close as
you can get it to the heat so once
that’s all put together I want to show
you the bottom the bottom does have
suction cups on it so it’s kind of a
lightweight but it does suction down to
the table I had this other tablecloth
but if you had a table without a
tablecloth it will suction down to the
table and keep it from moving around so
I’m gonna plug this up and I’m gonna let
this heat up for about 20 minutes
okay so I turn the machine on and I’ve
had it heating up for about 10 10 15
minutes oh one thing I forgot to mention
that it does come up these two cones a
pink one and a blue one
yeah but I have bought a bunch of these
paper ones because I initially bought
this machine for my daughter’s birthday
party so I had a whole lot of paper but
it does come with these two so when
you’re ready to do your cotton candy you
have to turn the Machine off so that the
sugar doesn’t go flying everywhere
and I want to do this fairly good oh and
it’s just a kind of cotton candy floss
that I bought brought for the machine
it’s called cotton candy makes floss
sugar Great Western products company I
bought this from a local restaurant
supply store in my area but you can find
these online so typically one scoop of
sugar is going to be one thick of cotton
candy so I’m gonna turn it off and wait
for it to stop spinning this thing in
the middle is spinning so I’m going to
wait to it for it to stop spinning once
it slows down spinning you can pour the
sugar into the middle here and then
quickly turn it back on because you
don’t want it to cool down
all right at this point you just wait
until some of the spun sugar starts to
build up and then you can stick in your
cones to scoop up the cotton candy and
this takes a minute a few minutes
which is a con as you can see because I
have recently brought this machine for
my daughter’s birthday party and I had
about 30 kids show up so there was a
huge line as I’m waiting to make cotton
candy and each time it takes a while for
the Chi came to go so although this
machine does make cotton candy it’s not
meant for a whole lot of people it’s not
meant for a commercial setting and it’s
basically meant to make maybe two or you
get at home still waiting
you can see it a little bit this little
bit of cotton candy coming up here so
let’s get into a good point
hi Kenny
all right now that have a little bit I’m
going to just scoop it up
and I just have this stick at the top
I’m not going to try to go deep into
there just scoop it up
just slowly back and forth like this
don’t like dig around it like that
I’m just slowly going from one side to
the other picking up some cotton candy
on that side and then coming back to
this side and I’m twirling it I don’t
know if you can see when I’m swirling
this paper cone
and as you can see this has taken some
time
which is why it’s not meant for
commercial situations at all
you can imagine that my daughter’s
birthday party how popular kind candy
was but how I’m popular I was for taking
so long to make 30 come on Kenny
like I said earlier our beast is machine
five times or five or six times so I
like it I do use it I used it once at
her birthday party I will never do
anything like that again
unless it’s like a small party what
they’ve made before before people like
the most because this takes a while
it’s going a little bit quicker now
that’s good
the directions say you want to use all
of the sugar inside the plate before you
move along so that’s not hard to use
because it doesn’t make a huge amount
all right and it’s done and that’s about
as big as you’re gonna get with one
scoop
so I’m just gonna set that here all
right so let’s make another one so again
we have to turn off the machine let it
stop spinning some for the same and then
turn it back on and then commence the
waiting I’ll use this one next
so while this is going I’m gonna go over
my pros and cons what grows is the
machine works and it’s very inexpensive
I like the suction cups on the bottom
how that stays stable I like the way
that looks it’s really cute and pretty
I like that it’s lightweight
and I that it comes with these reusable
combs so that you know if you are using
it as intended that works and you don’t
have to buy these my cons of course is
just that it takes so long to the bank
and that’s my biggest cost and then
after this I’m going to make this one
I’m going to show you what the inside
looks like there is sugar building up on
the inside and because of that after a
few times you have to remove that in
order for you to continue to make kind
candy so that’s another common but
that’s just a little con because this
machine really isn’t meant for
commercial purposes so if you are just
making one or two then it’s not a big
deal but if you take this to your
daughter’s birthday party like I did and
try to make a whole bunch of them then
that’s a big con because
and a pro is that it’s fairly easy to
put together when you saw me bring it
out the box it just comes with these two
pieces to put together the lid and then
the middle piece as long as you push
that down close to the flames or to the
heating element it’s fairly easy to put
together
so that’s good and of course it’s easy
to clean it’s just sugar so he just
takes some hot water and rinse it and
just melts it
I bought this off of Amazon and it was
30 something dollars so really
inexpensive
and it works
and you see how long it took for it to
heat up and start making it it might not
seem right now that was a long time but
when you have 30 kids waiting for you
it’s a long time
and I did try to put more than one
school in the machine to try to see that
will help me maybe I could make two it
did not work they can be melted and got
stuck in the machine and it just didn’t
work it was a disaster
you can really only make one at a time
this one is getting fluffier
all right there’s my second one
so I’m going to turn off the machine and
show you what it looks like inside so
you can kind of see the problem that
this happens as you do this
if you can see inside this machine there
is a bunch of candy coat it all around
here and that causes the cotton candy to
get stuck and then you won’t be able to
scoop it out anymore and it always got
stuck there so every now and then you
have to clean that out so you clean all
this hard sugar out that’s like you’re
stuck in here this machine I hope it’s
helpful for you I would definitely buy
this if you like cotton candy your kids
like cotton candy and you just want to
use it for personal use or maybe for a
small party I would not suggest you buy
this if you have a large event or if you
have a large party because it just takes
too long just to make one little cotton
candy like this it takes far far too
long over time so like I said before I
give this 4 out of 5 stars
I’m knocked off the star just because it
takes so long to make cotton candy and
also the cotton candy hard cane it gets
build up around the lid of the Machine
that you’re going to have to stop
working clean that off and then reheat
the Machine again so after maybe two
kind candies you’re gonna have to shut
the Machine down clean it and start all
over again so thanks for watching please
like my videos please subscribe so I can
do more reviews and more videos on my
channel thank you I

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Author: Mark Miller

I have graduated The Culinary Institute of America in 2013 and became a chef assistant in one of New York city restaurants. I began to move up the career ladder – just a few years later I've worked as a chef in a 4* restaurant.