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Tips on Using a Rented Snow Cone Machine

You can make delicious snow cones for your guests or customers using a rented snow cone machine. The following material provides general tips on using a rented snow cone machine. Your local, Seaway Valley Jumpers delivery professionals can provide you with specific instructions for using your rented snow cone machine. Be sure to ask how many snow cones the machine can make in an hour and how much ice you need to make that many snow cones.

Safety tips.

  • Only plug rented snow cone machine into a grounded outlet of appropriate volts and amps.
  • Keep fingers and hands away from shaving unit of rented snow cone machine when motor is running.
  • Insert only ice into the rented snow cone machine’s ice-crushing compartment.
  • Keep onlookers at an appropriate distance from rented snow cone machine.
  • An adult should supervise the operation of the rented snow cone machine.


  • Place the rented snow cone machine on a stable, level surface, such as a table or counter. To create a more attractive setting, rent a cart specially designed for the snow cone machine.
  • Make sure to set up the rented snow cone machine near a grounded, electrical source, so that you will not need to use an extension cord, unless approved by the machine’s manufacturer.
  • Inspect rented snow cone machine to ensure proper placement of all parts.


  • Plug in and turn on the rented snow cone machine
  • Lift the rented snow cone machine’s handle and fill the shaver body, also known as the gooseneck or hopper, about an inch from its top with 3- to 4-inch ice cubes
  • If the rented snow cone machine has a drain hole, make sure to place it over a bucket or tray to catch the water from melting ice
  • If necessary, depress the motor switch, while firmly pushing down the rented snow cone machine’s handle to crush ice using the cutting head of the machine. Do not force the handle. Too much pressure results in coarse ice, whereas too little pressure makes ice mushy
  • Scoop ice into the snow cone container and pump an amount of flavored syrup correct for the container’s size onto the ice
  • When finished using the rented snow cone machine, turn off switches.


  • Clean the rented snow cone machine before returning it to the rental store to avoid additional fee
  • Unplug rented snow cone machine
  • Use a damp cloth to wipe all surfaces clean.

Contact Seaway Valley Jumpers for information on available rental products and services to meet your party and event rental needs.



Cotton Candy Machine Instructions

The Gold Medal Econo Floss Cotton Candy Machine makes 3-4 servings per minute or approximately 100 oz. of cotton candy sugar per hours. The
machine weighs 49 lbs. and its dimensions are 22” x 16” x 18”. The Econo Floss Cotton Candy Machine has a standard 3-prong plug and requires a
standard 110 volt, 15 amp plug.
Floss sugar and cones can be purchased from us. Please refer to the Cotton Candy Page
The Gold Medal Econo Floss Cotton Candy Machine is easy to operate. Please review the operating instructions prior to use and follow instructions before operating the machine.  

Cotton Candy Machine Operation Instructions

Please follow the directions below to make  cotton candy for your event. If you have any questions or problems please contact Seaway Valley Jumpers at (315)-528-9318. We
hope you enjoy the Cotton Candy Machine!

1.        Please keep the cotton candy machine upright at all times.
2.        NEVER Lift the machine by the spinning head. Always use the handles.
3.        USE SAFETY AND CAUTION – The floss bubble should always be used. The floss head rotates at 3450 RPM and can be very dangerous.
4.        Operators need to keep hands and face clear of floss head. Spectators must stand a reasonable distance away to be safe.
5.        NEVER add floss sugar when the motor is running. Always turn the machine off before adding sugar.
6.        Always use the floss sugar we provide. Other sugars can damage the heating element.

Before Plugging in the Machine:
1.        Unscrew and push down the two knobs on each side of the cabinet top to lower the shipping bracket. THE MACHINE WILL NOT WORK IF THIS IS NOT DONE.
2.        Make sure the floss ribbon (heating element) located inside the head assembly has not shaken out of the band during transportation. If the ribbon is out of the band, push it back into place manually.
3.        Place the machine on a flat level table. Place the large aluminum bowl on the machine base. The bowl sits on the machine, there are no fasteners.
4.        Attach the stabilizer with the clips provided to the inside of the bowl (this will allow the sugar to catch onto the mesh screen)
5.        Place the protective plastic floss bubble on the bowl. (optional)
6.        Make sure both switches on the front of the machine are in the OFF position.
7.        Plug in the machine.

Operating the Machine:
1.        With the main switch OFF, fill the floss head. Always fill it 90% full with floss sugar. This quantity is necessary to obtain a balanced condition in the floss head. DO NOT OVERFILL! Excessive vibration will occur if overfilled. Before turning the power on, manually turn the head to balance out the sugar. This will eliminate excessive vibration of the head.
2.        IMPORTANT: Always turn machine off before adding more sugar.
3.        Turn MAIN SWITCH and HEAT SWITCH “ON.”
4.        Turn heat control knob clockwise to maximum setting to initiate the fastest possible warm up.
5.        The machine should start making floss in a few seconds. When the unit starts making floss, you must reduce the heat setting.
6.        Turn the heat control knob counter clockwise to the marked operating position to eliminate smoking. If you operate the unit at “start up” setting, you will “carbonize” the ribbon (heat element). Never operate equipment for a prolonged period of time with the HEAT CONTROL in a position that causes the sugar to smoke. This will result in excessive carbonization of the ribbon (heat element). If you smell burning sugar or see smoke, reduce the heat.

Making Floss:
1.        Keep hands away from spinning head!
2.        Pick a cone; if it sticks in the stack of cones, twist it off the stack.
3.        Hold an inch or two of the pointed end of the cone between two fingers and a thumb. With a light flicking action, roll cone in the web of floss building up in the pan. Lift the cone up with the ring of floss attached and rotate the cone to wrap the floss. DO NOT roll floss while the cone is inside the pan. This will pack the floss too tightly.
4.        If the floss fails to stick to the cone, pass the cone near the spinner head to pick up a “starter” of melted sugar. Lift the cone out of the pan and wrap the floss with a “figure eight” movement of the hand. This leaves giant pockets and makes the final product appear larger.
5.        Make sure room humidity is not too high, or product will be “heavy.”
6.        In operation, the floss will collect on the mesh stabilizer inside the bowl. If the floss collects “low” on the netting, twist the front (leading) edge of the leather floaters down. You get more lift and the floss will collect higher.

Cleaning the Machine:
1.  The metal bowl and plastic bubble need to be rinsed with hot water.  No cleaning is required on the machine base although the customer needs to make sure they have burned off all remaining sugar in the floss head.   
Replacement value for lost or damaged machines can be as much as $800.00

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