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cicconepizza

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new cotton candy machine...do i need a lid? Mon, 03/12/12 4:57 PM (permalink)
i have a new paragon 5 cotton candy machine and on my first attempt to make a batch it few around everywhere....do i need a lid....ive seen it made before but dont remember seeing a lid or that problem occuring
 
let me know your thoughts
 
also do you have a prefered mix?
 
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    CCinNJ

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    Re:new cotton candy machine...do i need a lid? Mon, 03/12/12 7:47 PM (permalink)
    Cotton candy takes practice. You have to stay close to the edge of the machine...as you twist the cone around...quickly. If you end up in the middle without a roll going...it will fly.
     
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      kingofcreams

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      Re:new cotton candy machine...do i need a lid? Tue, 03/13/12 2:24 PM (permalink)
      I did cotton candy once over a weekend event and after that i never did it again. The floss was all over and thats with a lid. Maybe I was doing it wrong but IDK.
       
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        CCinNJ

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        Re:new cotton candy machine...do i need a lid? Tue, 03/13/12 2:46 PM (permalink)
        It's not easy especially when left-handed. But fun eventually... and cotton candy is sexy!

         
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          FriedTater

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          Re:new cotton candy machine...do i need a lid? Tue, 03/13/12 3:40 PM (permalink)
          cicconepizza, I too have a Paragon cotton candy machine. 8 years old and has about 20 minutes use on it. After the purchase, I found a used dome to go on it, but still haven`t used it.
          CCN, I too am left handed, tomorrow I`ll try to see how fun it is, and if cotton candy is sexy as you say it is, I might spend more time in this type of food vending. Wish me luck!
           
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            CCinNJ

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            Re:new cotton candy machine...do i need a lid? Tue, 03/13/12 4:55 PM (permalink)
            Creative and devilish we are...but try to learn anything from a righty. Yikes.

            I have seen root beer cotton candy types...I believe using crushed root beer barrel candies.

            Good luck Tater!!! Play some Barry White!!
             
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              kingofcreams

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              Re:new cotton candy machine...do i need a lid? Wed, 03/14/12 3:14 PM (permalink)
              LOL, i am left handed too.
              CCinNJ


              It's not easy especially when left-handed. But fun eventually... and cotton candy is sexy!


               
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                CCinNJ

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                Re:new cotton candy machine...do i need a lid? Wed, 03/14/12 4:31 PM (permalink)
                Ohhh...sometimes our natural instincts tell us to go counter clockwise vs. the "normal" way. At least we have a little support group! We are the minority...as far as hands.
                 
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                  FriedTater

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                  Re:new cotton candy machine...do i need a lid? Fri, 03/16/12 11:14 AM (permalink)
                  CC, lid or no lid, I found making cotton candy was not sexy at all.
                   
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                    CCinNJ

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                    Re:new cotton candy machine...do i need a lid? Fri, 03/16/12 4:51 PM (permalink)
                    Sexy ladies love cotton candy!!!
                     
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                      mikejames533

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                      Re:new cotton candy machine...do i need a lid? Fri, 03/16/12 11:46 PM (permalink)
                      The first time we made cotton candy(on our porch) it flew everywhere. Our Irish Setter was jumping in the air biting at it and chasing it. lol
                      Not sure on your machine,  but ours had a plastic like net that clipped around the side. One of the mistakes beginners make is they try to gather the cotton candy to quickly. Let it build up before you gather it. Practice practice practice.
                       
                      Hope this helps,
                      Mike
                       
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                        CCinNJ

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                        Re:new cotton candy machine...do i need a lid? Sat, 03/17/12 12:05 AM (permalink)
                        Here is a science project and the most fun you can have with cotton candy practice.

                        http://bacontoday.com/bac...andy-need-we-say-more/

                        Boy...a little science applied to Coke real sugar extract and a little almond and cherry extracts...poof...you may have close to the Dublin Dr. Pepper cotton candy project. That might sell for...who knows these days.
                         
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