How To Clean a Vaporizer

How To Clean a Vaporizer

After time and plenty of use, you’ll notice differences in the way your vaporizer hits and tastes. A clean vape works better than one that has built up dirt and grime. When your coil has gunk all over it, your vape’s performance will suffer, and it's possible it could start leaking.


STEP 1: Gather the necessary materials.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Paper towels
  • Cotton swabs
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Ziplock bag
  • Aluminum foil
  • Oven
  • Pan

STEP 2: Disassemble your vaporizer.

Take off the atomizer and drip tip (if there is one). Unscrew your coil if you can. Take away the atomizer cone or drip guard as well. If you’re unsure about taking it apart the correct way, I recommend finding a YouTube video or a blog post about your specific model of vape. 

STEP 3: Fold your paper towels snugly and wipe everything down.

Wipe out the inside of your tank, as well as each piece you took off the e-cig. Soak up all leftover vape juice you can find. 

STEP 4: Use your cotton swabs. 

Take the swabs and run them over everything you wiped down to be sure any excess liquid and grime are gone. Be sure to get inside the battery terminal as well!

STEP 5:  Heat your atomizer.

Cover the top of your pan with foil and place it on top of the oven burner.  Turn the burner on to no more than a setting of 2.  Place your atomizer on the foil and give it about five minutes to heat the atomizer.  Using a pot holder, occasionally move the atomizer to different spots around the pan until everything is melted off.  You've just given new life to your atomizer!  Check out Sneaky Pete's method here.

STEP 6: Check your mouthpiece. 

Dust can easily build up in your mouthpiece, even if you use your vape regularly. To clear it out, simply remove it and gently blow through it. Pour alcohol into the ziplock bag, toss in your mouthpiece, and give it a good shake.  Then thoroughly rinse it off and voila!  Your mouthpiece is good to go.

STEP 7: Put it all back together, charge it up, and you’re good to go!

We recommend thoroughly cleaning out your vape every time you change out the juice you use. This ensures everything stays running smoothly so you can continue blowing clouds without any interruption. If you don’t switch up your e-liquid often, consider cleaning everything out once things begin tasting off or weird as you puff on your vape. 

Knowing how to care for and clean your vape is important so that you can do so knowing you won’t break anything in the process. It also helps ensure your vaping experience stays positive, as removing buildup from the parts of your e-cig makes everything run smoother and taste better!