Keeping your wax/oil vaporizer pen clean is a little trickier than maintaining a dry herb vaporizer because of the sticky residue that builds up in the heating chamber, which is also called a tank. Also, when residue from concentrates make their way into the threading, it can dry there and make it difficult to unscrew the chamber from the mouthpiece. Here we talk about the best way to clean a hand-held oil or wax vaporizer, which in turn will help ensure you inhale the purest vapors each time you use it.
1. Before disassembling your vape pen for cleaning, activate it so that the device warms, making any residue from oils, waxes, and other concentrates easier to wipe away. Once the device has warmed, separate the mouthpiece, heating chamber, and rechargeable battery.
2. Gently clean out the vape pen’s heating chamber with either a dab tool (many vaporizers include one in the kit) or a Q-tip dipped in isopropyl rubbing alcohol. The sticky residue will range in color and consistency, but wiping it away in strokes moving in the same direction will help avoid just smearing it around the chamber. Continue this until no residue is visible within the heating chamber.
3. Repeat this process on the fragile heating wick/coil and the area surrounding it. If you choose to use rubbing alcohol to clean this piece, use as little as possible so you don’t run the risk of any liquid seeping into the delicate circuitry. It’s also important to make sure you don’t scrape or put too much pressure on the heating wick/coil, as they can be easily damaged and might need to be replaced or can render your vaporizer useless, depending on the design.
4. On the threading of the heating chamber, run cotton balls (to cover more surface