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#1 Boodle Bouncers

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:46 PM

I need help choosing a cotton candy machine. This is new for me and of course there is quite a few companies out there that I can choose from. I received a catalog from Gold Medal and was contacted by a rep telling me how Gold Medal was the best.

Someone showed me an Amazon ad for MTN Commercial Electric which is about 1/2 the price.

As I said, I'm new to concessions and I want to buy something that will not be a bad investment. I'd appreciate any help and feedback you can give.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:58 PM

Gold Medal, enough said.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:01 PM

Can you give me more specifics? Why Gold Medal? Have you tried others?

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:06 PM

Reading the pidgin english description on Amazon tells you that this machine is Chinese.
And if you read the 2 reviews below, you'll know you can't take a chance renting it.


This review is from: New MTN Commercial Electric Cotton Candy Machine Floss Maker Party Store Booth
I am excited about this machine. It is very user friendly and the directions are quite interesting but with some comical effort it's easy to understand, it's as if someone in a third world country wrote them. My daughters, Kamri age 21 and Endia age 11 love this machine. There are 2 problems; 1.One scoop makes one cotton candy cone. After each cone you have to add more candy floss. 2. No one bothered to mention in their reviews that the cotton candy floats to the ceiling when you don't have a bubble cover which is sold separately and could cost upwards of $119-269.00. Nevertheless, we love this machine and because it is a commercial machine we will have fun at parties and school events too.
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2.0 out of 5 stars You get what you pay for ..., April 13, 2012
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Overheats often .. knob to adjust temperature fell off after use but could still adjust without. Takes long to warm up especially when kids are excited for cotton candy. Must cool down often and blows alot of fuses which sometimes are hard to replace as they become "fused" inside the cap. Also, not that easy to find stores that sell those particular fuses. Spend a little more especially if you plan on using the machine often. We probaly used it six times (w/in 2 years) and it is no longer working at all. As for the times it did work - it actually only made it through 2 parties.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:12 PM

you want the gold medal breeze

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:14 PM

gold medal auto breeze, with locking handle.

I will give you the best reason to buy Gold Medal, SERVICE. We have had only one unit go down(4-5 years old), quick ship to Chicago, $100.00 later, we had a good as new unit to put back out in the market.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:46 PM

Once you determine which Gold Medal machine you want, order it from http://www.concessio...s/en-us/d1.html. I've found them to be much cheaper than GM and their sales people are much better than my GM rep.
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:04 PM

Gold Medal is the best, hands down, because of longevity and quality. Don't waste your time or money on the eBay units, especially if you are using them for the rental business. When they break down, there will be no one to help you and no one who can fix them because they're crap.

Buy a Gold Medal machine with a tubular heating element. They don't burn out as much so they last longer. Concessionequipment.net has a great comparison chart to help you choose (http://www.concessio...achinechart.htm). We had the Auto Breeze Lock n' Go (preferred - no adjustments to make and auto cool-down, making it idiot-proof) and The Breeze. Both were great models and worked without any trouble.

Invest in quality. It will save you a ton of headaches down the line.

Edited by BABT, 09 December 2012 - 08:35 PM.


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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:25 PM

Go with GM Breeze, model # 3052SR.

Very easy to operate and "almost" idiot proof!
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:11 PM

Gold medal auto breeze with lock and go handle all the way

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:21 PM

I don't know why all you guys love the lock n go so much, are we so lazy that we can't take the 20 seconds to screw down the handles? Haha
I have 2 of the auto breeze from GM and would recommend them to any rental operator. Awesome machine and like Blake said "almost" idiot proof.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:45 AM

I will sell you a used Breeze machine. I will sell for $400 each. I have six of them.

Drive to Phoenix and I will show you the in's and out's of concessions.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:57 AM

I will sell you a used Breeze machine. I will sell for $400 each. I have six of them.

Drive to Phoenix and I will show you the in's and out's of concessions.


If I was close I would take that offer. Nate you never called me back and shared some secrets into getting more machine rentals.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:04 AM

I will sell you a used Breeze machine. I will sell for $400 each. I have six of them.

Drive to Phoenix and I will show you the in's and out's of concessions.


If I was close I would take that offer. Nate you never called me back and shared some secrets into getting more machine rentals.


Oops, sorry.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:18 AM

If I come to Phoenix, can you let me play with you zipline?
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:54 AM

nate, what model breeze?

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:11 PM

Nate..what's the easiest way to clean them??

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:29 PM

easiest or proper? Easiest is to fill a bucket and turn it over and dunk the whole head and let it soak. Proper is to disassemble the head and soak the parts, let dry, and reassemble.
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:10 PM

Locking handle one is the way to go.
Lay it over your sink and wash out the head with hot water while spinning by hand.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:14 AM

easiest or proper? Easiest is to fill a bucket and turn it over and dunk the whole head and let it soak. Proper is to disassemble the head and soak the parts, let dry, and reassemble.


You let the heating element soak, too? How do you get the black carbon off it?




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