Vapers often notice a burnt flavour coming from their vape after using it for a while. Part of the problem is often the vape coil itself, which collects vape juice buildup over time and becomes less efficient at vaporising juice causing burnouts.
Vaporesso coils are some of the best on the market, but even these coils do not last forever.
Vaporesso vape coils last a while compared to other brands, but they can last even longer if maintained properly. By following these simple steps, vape users can expect their Vaporesso coil to last two weeks or more. Users will also find their pens have better flavour and performance if they are well-maintained.
Keep reading for more information on properly cleaning and maintaining Vaporesso coils and other vape pen components.
When to Clean a Vape Device
If there is any hint of a burnt flavour, it is time to take a look at your coils. It is also important to note the presence of old vape liquid flavours when using a new liquid, as this is a clear sign that it is time to clean the components.
How to Maintain a Vaporesso Device
Whether users are concerned about ideal flavour or not, regularly cleaning a vape device is essential for optimum performance. A person can use two primary methods to clean their vape device, including a quick water-based cleaning method and a deep cleaning method using ultrasonic cleaners.
Regardless of brand, vape devices contain essentially the same components. These components include a vape tank, a coil, and a battery. The tank is the part of the device that holds the e-liquid, which is converted to vapour. The coil is the heating element responsible for converting e-liquid to vapour, and the battery is the source of power to the vape unit.
Cleaning the Vape Tank
Cleaning the vape tank is essential for optimum flavour. To clean a vape tank, use the following guideline:
Disassemble the Device
First, put on some gloves to protect you from any nicotine to skin contact. Then remove the top and bottom parts of the tank and get rid of any leftover e-juice. Be careful to remember where each part of the device goes. If necessary, take pictures of the cleaning process for reference later.
Rinse with Water
If using the quick-clean method, rinse the tank with warm water. Hold it under a faucet with running water for at least twenty seconds to rinse out any residual vape liquid.
Leave in Ultrasonic Cleaner
Using the deep clean method, submerge the tank into the ultrasonic bath and begin the cleaning cycle.
Use a Paper Towel
After using one of the two cleaning methods above, wipe the inside of the tank with a small paper towel or microfiber cloth. This helps remove any other e-liquid residuals left behind.
Be sure to allow the tank to air dry before reassembling the device completely. Do not use heat or direct sunlight, as this could damage some of the device’s parts.
Please note that the above instructions are for cleaning the Vaporesso tank only - we do not recommend attempting to clean coils that are not intended to be disassembled. Instead, purchase a new pack of Vaporesso Coils.
Extending the Life of the Vape Coil
One of the key methods for extending the lifespan of a vape coil is priming it before its first use. The wicking material inside a vape coil is dry, even after adding e-liquid to the tank, as it has not had a chance to absorb the liquid yet.
Vaping the dry cotton wick risks burning the atomizer head, which could ruin the coil and require the atomizer head to be replaced.
Instead, vape users should fill the tank with e-liquid and leave it standing upright for up to one hour. Next, inhale the vape pen a few times without turning it on. Doing this allows the liquid to saturate the wick before using the vape device for the first time.
Watch the Power
Another effective method of extending the life of a Vaporesso coil is to use the vape device’s power moderately. Keep the power and frequency of the device as low as possible, limiting the wear and tear put on the Vaporesso coil.
Cleaning the Coil
Some vape coils cannot be cleaned, such as those used in the Vaporesso pod and cartridge systems, as shown in the displayed photo. In these cases, the only way to get a clean coil is to replace it. Replaceable coils that can be cleaned do exist, though they may not produce the best flavour or performance. This is because the absorbent wicks will still carry some of the dirty flavours inside them, regardless of how clean they are.
To clean coils that are designed to be disassembled, such as on an RDA deck, follow these steps:
- Remove the cotton wicks from inside the coils.
- Lightly dry burn the coil - do not touch the coil at any point before or after dry burning as the coil will often be more than 200 degrees.
- Remove the atomizer and scrub it with a toothbrush while running it under warm water.
- Rinse the atomizer again to remove residue.
- Dry burn the coil one more time to remove excess water, taking extreme care not to touch the coil as this will result in serious bodily harm.
How to Clean a Vape Pen
Many vape pens are constructed of several pieces. These can be cleaned using the following steps:
Step One: Disassemble the Pen
Disassemble all of the pen’s components, being mindful of where each piece fits. Empty the leftover residue inside the pen into the trash.
Step Two: Use a Brush
Do not use water on the pen. Instead, use a brush to clean off dirt and residue. This avoids damaging the device’s electrical components with water.
Step Three: Cleaning the Mouthpiece
Many vape devices have mouthpieces that do not detach. For these devices, using a piece of cloth to wipe out the mouthpiece is the best way to get it clean.
Step Four: Reassembly
Once all components of the device are clean and dry, the pen can be reassembled. Refer to any notes or pictures taken during the disassembly process to make sure the device is put back together properly. Be sure to prime the coil before using the vape device.
Vape devices can range in quality, but their components are often the same. Using the steps above helps maintain the device and get the most life out of each Vaporesso coil.