How to clean your vape device – Part 1
You’ve had your device for a few months, and all of a sudden its performance isn’t great, and it starts feeling a little grubby. Is it time to replace it already – or just time for a proper clean?
While all vapes are different, most have three things in common: a tank, a coil, and a battery. When it comes to cleaning the device, these can all be separated and cleaned individually, getting you back to vaping in no time. In this article, we look at how to keep the tank clean.
The tank is the section that holds your e-liquid. It’s logical that this should be cleaned every time you change your e-liquid flavour. What if I use the same flavour long-term? If that’s the case, aim to clean your tank every few weeks. A clean tank means that you get the very best flavours, whether you switch it up regularly, or stick with the same tried-and-tested favourite.
- Disassemble your device – Remove the tank from the battery mod, remove the coil from the tank, and empty out any remaining e-liquid.
- If you have any, remove additional pieces, like a mouthpiece for instance.
- Place all of the tank components (not the coil or battery) into a bowl of warm water. A dash of dishwashing liquid helps to clean particularly grimy bits. Wash the parts until clean. If you don’t have a proper cleaning kit, an old toothbrush is useful for getting to those hard-to-reach places.
- Given the amount of bacteria in human saliva, you may want to spend a little more time and attention on cleaning your mouthpiece to ensure all the germs are dealt with.
- Rinse with clean water, and admire your sparkly clean tank!
- Wipe everything off with a clean, dry cloth and leave to fully dry.
Next time: How to clean the vape coil and battery