If you’ve ever experienced a burnt taste, or no taste at all when vaping then you’ll know just how offputting a dirty vaporiser can be. As with all technology, care and responsibility will keep your device at an optimum operating capacity and the same certainly goes for vape devices.
There are many devices being sold at vape shops London that don’t require you to clean them. This is because they either have replaceable parts or they’re meant for being disposed of once depleted. The more complex devices on the market will need your attention though, and work best when you routinely clean them. There’s no one way to clean your device, and depending on what you’re cleaning and why you’re cleaning, varying levels of thoroughness will be required. This blog will provide a brief guide to the different cleaning techniques you can use for your vaporiser, and the reasons why you might want to give yours a little bit of a scrub up.
Which Vaporisers Require Cleaning?
Not all vapes need to be cleaned. Devices such as the pod mod and cigalike are either disposable or have replaceable parts that, when the e-liquid runs out, are replaced with a new cartridge. Devices that need cleaning are broadly speaking the ones that have replaceable parts such as coils and atomisers and those with a vape tank.
Why Clean Your Vaporiser?
If You’re Using High VG Liquids
Higher powered variable and rebuildable vape devices often favour high VG e-liquids. This is because they’re optimised for sub ohm vaping, which produces larger clouds. High VG e-liquids that are heated to high temperatures can leave residue and gunk in your tank and atomiser, leading to sub par performance of your device.Furthermore, high temperatures can lead to coil degradation and residue – rust – which can be cleaned off.
Dry Herb Vaping
From the PAX 2 and 3 to the IQOS for which you can buy IQOS Heets online, are two devices that use organic material. Whilst these are heated, not burnt, the heating and vaporising of the organic material can lead to residue being left in the oven or main body of the vaporiser, which can diminish the power of the vaporiser.
There are two main methods for cleaning your vape device. The first is best used for rebuildable vape mods, whilst the second is for dry herb vaporisers.
Fill a large bowl with warm, soapy water and take your device apart. Place the pieces of the device – the separate coil, tank, atomiser and mouthpiece and let it soak in the warm water before rinsing it off and drying it. If your device has an external battery, make sure to take it out before deep soaking it.
If your device and it’s pieces have some stubborn stains or gunk in hard to reach places, copy the methods above but replace the water and soap with an alcohol solution such as ethanol or vodka. This will help lift stubborn grit and has the added benefit of sanitising your vape device, something that is especially important in the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic.
Buy A Cleaning Kit
Dry herb vaporisers and IQOS heat not burn tobacco devices can be brushed down with vape accessories such as the IQOS cleaning sticks. Take out your Heets Sienna or other flavoured IQOS cartridge and scrub out the insides and mouthpiece of the device. The same goes for dry herb vaporisers which need particular focus on the mouthpiece and oven compartment.