If you’re expecting to enjoy your vaping device for months and years to come, you’ll need to learn how to properly maintain it. And part of that maintenance includes learning how to properly clean your vaporizer.
Not only can a dirty vape tank impact the efficiency of your device, but you may have lingering flavor from your last juice or herbs that affects the taste of your new session.
As it relates to herb vaporizers, these don’t have tanks but rather a heating chamber that can also become dirty or coated with resins over time.
The good news is that most tanks are easy to clean, as are heating chambers. Follow the steps below to clean your tank, keep your device running like brand new, and get the most out of each vaping session.
But first, a few Key Reasons to Clean Your Tank or Heating Chamber…
There are many reasons to keep your vaporizer cleaned regularly:
- Prevents damage and wear from occurring – the less you clean your vaporizer, the quicker parts will begin to wear out and need replacement, costing you more money.
- Flavors will mix – this will make your juice or herb taste funky.
- Decrease in efficiency – your vaporizer will work harder for less effective results.
- Everything will taste burnt – and who wants that?
How to Perform a Standard Rinse
The standard rinse is a basic option for cleaning your tank, and isn’t really applicable to dry herb vapes. Check out the following instructions to get it done right.
- Take your tank apart, being careful not to misplace the “O” rings. These rings maintain a lot of old flavors, so it is important to remove and rinse them.
- Microwave water in a small bowl or a cup for two minutes. While the water is warming up, rinse each piece under running water. Place each piece in the bowl once it is out of the microwave.
- After the water has cooled, rinse each piece one more time under running water and dry with a towel. It is possible to dry with a blow dryer, but you run the risk of damaging your “O” rings due to the high heat.
After everything is properly dried, you may reassemble your tank!
Going Deeper with a Propylene Glycol Soak
Propylene glycol can be used in place of water to soak your tank pieces. After soaking the parts in a bowl of propylene glycol, let the pieces drip dry before putting your tank back together. This method is wonderful for removing old flavors.
Don’t have any propylene glycol but desperately need to soak your tank components?
Use any of these substitutes:
- Baking soda – you can make a paste with this to clean just about anything, including your tank!
- Vinegar – known for its ability to remove smells, this acidic cleaner must be rinsed off thoroughly.
- Ethanol – this grain alcohol is an effective cleaning agent.
Other options include dish soap or lemon water.
Invest in an Ultrasonic Cleaner
Ultrasonic cleaners are used for cleaning metals and jewelry. They can also be used to clean vaporizer tanks! Invest in one that has a timer for longer than 5 minutes, as this will be necessary for cleaning your tank.
It May Not be the Tank
Cleaned your tank and still feeling like your vaporizer is not working correctly? There are other areas that may need a cleaning as well. For example, make sure you are cleaning or replacing your coils every few weeks, or even more frequently if you are a heavy user.
Another item that may need to be replaced is your wick. Watch for decreased vapor production as a sign that your wick may need to be replaced.
Good Clean Fun
Keeping your vaporizer tank properly cleaned is critical to keeping your device running like new. It will also help you have the best vaping sessions possible, improving vapor volume, flavor and potency.
Take good care of your vaporizer, and it will take good care of you. The best way to get nice, clean hits of your e-juice or herbs is to make sure all debris and gunk has been removed.
And if you’re in the market for a dry herb vaporizer that performs like none other, check out the Loto Lux for the best vaping experience you’ll ever have.