How To Clean And Maintain Your Vaporizer

Like any electronic gadget, your vaporizer requires some cleaning and maintenance in order to operate at peak efficiency. Thankfully, taking care of a vaporizer is very easy and requires no special tools — the most important thing you can do is to keep a few spare coils around your home, since you'll need to periodically replace the coil in your vaporizer. In order to keep your vaporizer producing large clouds of thick vapor with a pleasing taste, here's what you need to do in order to maintain it.

Clean the Tank

It's a good idea to clean your vaporizer's tank periodically in order to prevent e-liquid residue from accumulating. When you change the e-liquid in your tank, you'll sometimes notice a little taste of the last e-liquid you used for the first few times you use your vaporizer. The residue that accumulates in the tank is responsible for this leftover taste. While you don't have to clean your vaporizer tank every time you change the e-liquid, it's a good idea to do so if the new flavor would clash with the old or if you found the last flavor of e-liquid you used to be very unpalatable.

Cleaning your vaporizer's tank is easy since you only need to unscrew the atomizer on your vaporizer, fill the tank with water, and let it sit for a while in order to dissolve all the residue. If you need more cleaning power, you can fill the tank with rubbing alcohol or propylene glycol instead — both are stronger solvents than water and do a better job of cleaning residue out of your vaporizer's tank. Make sure the tank is completely dry before you screw the atomizer back in and continue using your vaporizer, as vaporizing anything but e-liquid can damage your vaporizer's coils or its wick.

Replace the Coils

When you use your vaporizer, its coil heats up and converts some of the e-liquid on the vaporizer's wick into a vapor, which then travels up towards the mouthpiece. Over time, some of the vapor will begin to collect on the coil and start to scorch. E-liquids that contain sweeteners are more prone to cause buildup on the vaporizer since the heat from the coil causes the sugar to caramelize and become stuck on it. Coils are difficult to clean because of all the small nooks and crannies, so you'll need to periodically replace your vaporizer's coil. Thankfully, this is easy — you simply unscrew the coil and replace it with a new one. You'll need to replace the coil whenever you notice the vapor from your vaporizer tasting burnt.

Protect the Battery Life

Keeping your vaporizer's battery in good condition is similar to keeping a cellphone battery in good condition. Ideally, you should fully charge the battery whenever it falls to half power. Don't leave it in the charger longer than necessary, as this can damage the battery. You also shouldn't let it fully deplete its charge since this can cause the battery to stop functioning. Watch out for any e-liquid that falls on the battery when you refill your vaporizer's tank — it needs to be wiped off before you use your vaporizer since batteries can become quite hot and sometimes will cause the e-liquid to burn on to the battery.

Overall, cleaning your vaporizer is very simple. It requires no special tools — all you need to do is to clean the tank periodically and have some spare coils on hand for replacement when yours starts burning. You can find replacement coils at any vape shop — if you're unsure of which one is suitable for your vaporizer, don't be afraid to ask the staff. They'll know which replacement coils that your vaporizer requires.