It is important to keep your vaporizer clean to ensure you are always able enjoy a smooth and tasty vaping experience. A dirty vape is a prime site for bacteria to flourish, especially if you share your vape with others. When your vaporizer gets exposed to germs and viruses, it is important that your vaporizer is clean and sanitized to help you remain healthy and to keep your vape pen in ideal working condition.
Your vape pen's mouthpiece will attract quite a bit of residue and bacteria over its life as it serves as the vapor pathway. Wax especially will build up quickly and can eventually block the airway. Additionally, the mouthpiece can harbor food particles and saliva for yourself and anyone else who took a hit. Thankfully, it is also the easiest to clean.
To clean, take a soft cotton cloth or cotton swab to wipe away any loose dirt or debris. For more stubborn residue, you can dampen the cotton cloth or swab with rubbing alcohol (Fingernail polish remover works just fine), but make sure you check the manual first as some models react negatively when they come in contact with those types of liquids. If you do use rubbing alcohol, make sure you rinse the mouthpiece in warm water prior to use.
If the mouthpiece is clean and you’re still having trouble getting a smooth hit, your issue is likely with the screen. Your portable vape pen's screen can be cleaned two ways.
Both ways are equally effective at removing debris and bacteria; it is simply a personal preference.
Although packing dry herbs can be a little bit messy, cleaning the chamber is extremely easy. To clean the chamber after use, unscrew and empty it out by tapping the contents out gently into a trash bin or other receptacle. Then, using a cleaning brush or scraping tool (which can easily be purchased here), gently remove any particles from the chamber and the heating element. If there is stubborn residue, use a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol to gently wipe it away (but make sure to wring out the cotton swab so nothing drips into the bottom of the chamber).
*Never use water to clean these parts! Chambers usually contain unseen compact wirings inside that can be damaged by water. You can, however, wipe the outside part with a damp cotton cloth.