One question we often hear is, “how do I clean my coils and vape tanks?” Well, it is important to keep your vape in good condition, as it helps increase the device life, gives great value always, and offers you a better experience.
So whether you’re a newbie or an experienced vaper who wants to get the best out of your device, this article is meant for you.
Why cleaning your coils and tanks is important
Your vape device has many functional parts, including the coils and tanks. So if you’re one of those that just “set it and forget it,” you may not get the best vape experience.
Regular cleaning of your coils and tanks is not only important to give you a smooth and seamless experience, but it also helps to keep every part of your device functioning properly.
When you take your vape apart to clean it, you get a chance to take a look at the important parts to ensure everything looks the way it should. More so, a clean vape performs far better than one that is clogged up with dirt and residue.
When a tank is clogged, the airflow running through your device becomes reduced, and this results in poor vapour or clouds and an unsatisfactory inhale.
E liquids residue can also alter the flavour you get from your device. This can lead to a bitter, burnt taste, or an unsavoury combination. And that would be a total turnoff, especially when you’re trying an exciting new flavor for the first time.
Talking about hygiene, most of us leave our vapes in our pocket or bag, on a desk, or on other contaminated spots. That’s a good reason why you need to clean your vape from time to time. Remember, this is something you are going to hold with your mouth and inhale from.
That said, you may not experience any drop in the performance of your device in the first month of use. In fact, you’ll often feel the smooth, velvety inhale. But after a month or two, the quality will start to take a bit of a dip. And this simply means you need to clean your device.
As a regular vaper, you need to aim at cleaning your device at least once every week, if possible. But if you can’t meet up to such a routine, you can clean once a month; you will still get a smooth experience.
However, it is important to always keep an eye on the vape coils and tanks, which are major parts that require regular cleaning. This helps to ensure you’re not getting any germs or bacteria into your mouth.
Cleaning is not a tedious process. In fact, it does not have to take too long. We’ll show you the proper way to clean your coil and tank below.
How to clean your vape coils
Before talking about the proper way to clean your coils, we need to make it clear that your vape coils will eventually burn out and when it does, you just have to replace them. Here is a collection of the best coils in the UK.
If the wick of your coil has reached the end of its life, cleaning it would not bring it back. But if it has become clogged or slightly overfired, then a good clean can bring them back to life.
You can check the state of your coil by running it under a strong tap for a few minutes. If your wick remains dark and burned-out, you need to replace it, but if the discoloration has become improved, then you only need to clean your coil.
The proper way to clean your vape coils:
You should start by holding them under hot running water for a minute or so to get rid of residues and dirt. After that, fill a bowl with a choice of alcohol enough to cover your coils.
You can cover the bowl with a towel to prevent the evaporation of the alcohol. Leave the coils to soak for as long as you can, probably overnight.
After they’ve had a good soak and discoloration is evident in the bowl, you can then hold your coil under a hot tap for some minutes again to wash off any residue left. Once you’ve finished washing, you can then rinse in a bowl of distilled water.
After rinsing, try to blow through your coils or use a low-medium heat on them to get rid of any water droplet. Then allow airing.
How to clean your vape tank
The vape tank is an important part of your device, and it helps to hold e-liquids. That’s more reason to clean it every time you refill.
More so, if you’re changing your e-liquid choice, you need to do proper cleaning so you don’t get your rich tobacco flavor, for example, interrupted by the taste of cola.
Even if you’re refilling the same flavor, it is still important to clean your tank to prevent the buildup of sticky residue, which tends to ruin your vape performance.
The proper way to clean your vape tank:
The process is simple. All you need to do is wash with hot water. Start by filling a large bowl with warm water. Then detach your tank and get rid of any residual e-liquid. Take out your tank paper and wash it just like you wash your dishes.
If your vape is looking too dirty, you can add a few drops of washing liquid to wash off stubborn dirt. After that, dry with a paper towel and air dry for about 15 minutes to keep your tank free from moisture. Pop your vape back together and resume your vape session.
We always recommend that you give your vape tank a deep clean every now and then using some alcohol. The use of alcohol helps to clear out any remaining residue.
More so, you don’t necessarily need to submerge your components in the alcohol. You only need to use a paper towel or damp cloth soaked in non-flavoured alcohol to do the cleaning. Scrub harder if you run into some stubborn residue and keep scrubbing until it’s completely wiped off. A
After cleaning with alcohol, give your components a wipe and rinse them with warm water. Then air dry and couple the components back together. Boom! You’re good to have a squeaky clean vape.
Your vape coils and tank are two components that are important for the best vaping experience. You need to clean your coils at least once every week, but if you notice that the wick remains dark and burned out even after cleaning, then you need to replace your coils.
Your vape tank needs to be cleaned before refilling. Replacing vape tanks isn’t needed as often as replacing coils, unless it has holes allowing leakage.