How to Deep Clean Your Atomizer Tank
Vaping is really simple but there are things you need to do to keep your vape in good condition. One thing you have to make sure you do is clean your tank out regularly.
A dirty atomizer can make your vape taste funny and affect the longevity of your device. You should give your atomizer a quick clean each time you change your e-liquid or replace your coil.
Here’s a quick cleaning job you can do:
- Get rid of excess e-liquid by pouring it out or create a spinning centrifuge with a piece of string and a plastic bucket.
- Remove the coil and rinse the tank out
- Let the tank air dry and use a Q tip to clean any stubborn spots
Deep cleaning your atomizer
If your atomizer looks very dirty or starts tasting foul when you vape, you might have to do a more thorough cleaning job.
Coils that look brown and burnt will not perform as well as they should. Cleaning these coils requires a deeper clean.
The easiest deep clean job you can do is to disassemble the atomizer and allow all of the components, including the coil, to soak for 30 minutes.
Soaking the components in hot water may clean them up a little, but you will probably have to use something stronger to get rid of a nasty taste.
There are several products you can use, including:
- Unflavored PG – Using unflavored propylene glycol can mask a stubborn taste.
- Vinegar – Strongly acidic, vinegar can clean away stubborn marks and burns, but don’t leave it soaking for too long or you won’t get rid of the smell.
- Lemon juice – Naturally acidic lemon juice will clean your coils and may give a citrus edge next time you vape.
Make sure you rinse these cleaning agents off thoroughly and leave the components to air dry before use.
Some vapers suggest using a strong alcohol solution to clean your atomizer. We do not recommend soaking atomizer coils in these solvents because they are toxic and could be dangerous to inhale.
Strong alcohol solutions may also damage your atomizer if you leave it soaking for too long.
If you have soaked the atomizer for 30 minutes or more and it still tastes funny, then it may be time to replace the coil.
All coils need replacing eventually, but there are some things that you can do to extend the life of a coil. These include:
- Avoid chain vaping
- Prime a new coil before use
- Avoid high wattage vaping, stick to recommended usage limits
- Keep your tank topped up, avoid running low on e-liquid
- Avoid e-liquids that are particularly dark and thick (usually e-liquids with a high VG content) and e-liquids that are sugary