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Cotton candy making machine

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Cotton candy making machine

Cooking cotton candy.
We are pleased to present you the drawings of the device and the Feshmaka cooking technology. You do not need much time to make the simplest device for its preparation.
Feshmak is a caramel type product, popularly called "cotton candy", usually has the form of a bundle of elongated thin white threads.
From one kilogram of sugar, up to 80 servings of the finished product are formed.

The simplest design for preparing a house fashmak with a capacity of approximately 160 servings per hour consists of a 220 V electric motor with a power of 50 to 300 W with a rotor speed of 1250 - 1500 rpm and a disc made of sheet aluminum with a diameter of 170 - 180 mm and a thickness attached to its shaft 0.2 - 0.3 mm. To make a disk, you can use tin from a can of herring. At a distance of 350 - 400 mm from the center of the disk, a fence is made of plastic, linoleum, etc.
If you have seriously decided to start manufacturing feshmak, we recommend using the design shown in Fig. one.
For its manufacture, it is necessary to use materials provided by GOST for the food industry.

Note.

The design of the apparatus we proposed reflects only the basic principle of the production of "cotton candy", it is elementary and simple to manufacture. If you wish, you yourself can improve the apparatus by mechanizing part of manual labor.

Cooking method.

First you need to cook the caramel mass. It is prepared without the preparation of molasses, which simplifies the cooking process. The mass is not sugared due to the formation of invert sugar under the influence of vinegar essence added in the middle of cooking. So, in a small amount of water (about 3 parts of sand 1 part of water) sugar is dissolved and boiled for 10 minutes, after which vinegar essence is added (1 ml of sugar per 1 kg of sugar) and the mass is again boiled for 10 - 12 minutes. After that, the mass is brought on a very low fire for 25 to 30 minutes. to obtain a strong caramel sample with a moisture content of 1.5 - 1.7%. Humidity is determined by the boiling point of the mass. At the beginning of boiling it should be 100 - 105?, And at the end - 135 - 145 ?. Pour the finished mass, not allowing it to cool, with a thin stream on the edge of the rotating disk (2 - 4 mm from the edge). To do this, it is convenient to use a small enameled bucket. Hot syrup, breaking into thousands of thin threads, freezes at room temperature, forming a layer of "cotton wool".
With high humidity, you cannot get a high quality product. In this case, you can use the closing of the apparatus with a lid with a hole for filling the caramel mass. Turn off the motor and separate the threads from the body. Cut the finished product along the diameter line and roll the resulting semicircle on a table into a tube. Do the same with the second semicircle. Then cut the cotton wool into the required number of servings. The product should have a white color and a pleasant sweet taste. When using food colors, the product takes a more attractive look.
To maintain the high quality of “cotton wool”, it is necessary to clean the disk of adhering syrup after each working cycle. Feshmak can not be stored for a long time in the open air - this is its significant drawback. Sealed packaging and cold will keep it for a day or more.
Do not despair if the quality of the product did not suit you the first time. The main condition for success is the accuracy of each operation.





Apparatus for cooking "feshmak":
1 - electric motor;
2 - an electric cord;
3 - a bolt of fastening of a disk;
4 - the resulting layer of cotton candy.





One of the options for manufacturing the device:
1- electric motor;
2 - a working disk;
3 - capacity from the material recommended by GOST;
4 - sleeve;
5 - a rack on wheels (4 pieces)