The best way to extend the life of your vapor pen is to keep it clean and tidy. Unfortunately it can be tricky to get your pieces and accessories clean without altering the functionality. We compiled this list to help you clean almost any type of vapor pen safely and correctly.
- Remove your battery from your atomizer.
The battery builds up the least amount of residue in comparison to the other components of pens. This is due mostly to the fact that the product you’re vaping doesn’t touch the battery directly. Despite this fact it’s a good idea to run a q-tip in the female component of the battery to keep the current uninterrupted by gunk. Sometimes a tank can have a miniscule leak that gets ejuice in your battery and eventually ends its life. Running a q-tip every once in a while through your battery will ensure the longest life possible. It is generally alright to run some alcohol lightly over more hard to remove residue, but check with your manufacturer before using alcohol directly on your eCig.
- How to clean a dry herb atomizer.
First off, to keep your chamber as clean as possible so empty the ashes and vaped herbs immediately after every single use. After almost every use clean out the chamber with a small cleaning brush or q-tip to also elongate the life of the atomizer. Never submerge a dry herb atomizer in water or apply water to your piece, it is an electronic device and will lose functionality if you involve water in the cleaning process. If you want to use a slightly damp q-tip or cloth to wipe down the outside of the piece that should but just fine, just be very careful not to get any water inside of the device.
- How to clean a concentrate atomizer.
Waxes -shatter, crumble, butter etc. are definitely stickier than dry herbs, which makes the cleaning process a bit more excessive. With these atomizers the wax is placed directly onto a very delicate coil usually wrapped around a wick, so it is imperative you are careful when cleaning the inside of the piece. The good news about these atomizers is that they can handle a light rub of alcohol, making it easier to remove residue. Simply coat a q-tip or cloth VERY lightly with alcohol and VERY lightly wipe the inside of your chamber off, remembering to be careful of mishandling the coil. Just like your dry herb atomizer, feel free to apply alcohol liberally to the outside of the unit to remove gunk.
- How to clean an oil atomizer.
For oil atomizers you must be sure not to wet the inside at all, do not use water or alcohol to clean the chamber containing the wick. Use a dry cotton swab to wipe the inside walls of the atomizer to be sure that you clean off remaining eJuice. Some units can come apart for easy cleaning such as the Aspire Nautilus. With those pieces you can unscrew the glass chamber and clean the empty chamber with water. This is a great option if you’re looking for a long lasting vapor pen, just be sure to let all parts air dry completely before using.
- How to clean the mouthpiece.
Due to the mouthpiece being the vapor pathway and the closest place to the chamber and your mouth, it can tend to acquire the most reside. Luckily it is also the easiest to clean. Simply apply a damp cotton ball or cloth to wipe away any residue. Feel free to use alcohol but check your manual before applying.