Anyone who has owned some form of a smoking or vaporizer device for a while knows that staying on top of maintenance is key. Not only do you want to make sure that you have a device that’s clean for aesthetic purposes, but for functional purposes as well.
For those who are using a desktop vaporizer, you know all too well that that whip can become quite dirty after regular use. A lot of customers ask us if it’s possible to clean the whip, and we’re happy to say that it absolutely is.
Why It’s So Important to Keep that Whip Clean
The whip of your vaporizer has a lot more impact on your overall vaping experience than you may realize. For one thing, a dirty whip can dramatically interfere with the flavor of your inhales. That’s because as the resin and debris continues to get caked on, trace amounts of it seep into the vapor itself, producing a stale or even burnt taste.
Another issue is that after a while, that whip can get clogged if it’s not properly maintained. This means that you’ll lose the ability to use it at all after a while.
Plus, who wants to look at a dirty whip on a regular basis, especially when all of that gunk is being placed very close to your mouth?
Cleaning the Whip of Your Desktop Vaporizer: A Step-by-Step Guide
Now, let’s discuss the proper method for cleaning the whip. As you’ll see, it’s a relatively simple process. We suggest doing this about a few times a month, but ultimately, it really depends on how often you use your vaporizer device. If you only use it once in a while, you can go a longer period of time between cleaning sessions. If it’s something that you use multiple times each day, however, weekly cleaning sessions may be best.
Step #1: Detach the whip. Now, a lot of people think that it’s impossible to remove it, but luckily, that isn’t the case. Obviously, each vaporizer is different, and so the whip will not be attached in the exact same way across all devices.
However, the process of removing it is basically the same no matter what you’re using. First, we suggest using some sort of sharp object like a knife to try to gently get between the connection area. If this doesn’t work, then you can try to run it under very warm water for about a minute. This should weaken the connection so that it can be pulled off.
Step #2: Now, you have the whip in your hand. We suggest putting it into a bowl or basin that can fit into your skin. Then, add just enough rubbing alcohol to fully submerge the whip. From there, you’ll want to just leave it alone. Ideally, you can let it soak overnight. But, if you can’t wait that long, a few hours can often do the trick.
While the whip is soaking in the alcohol, the alcohol is essentially lifting the debris and grime off of the whip, allowing it to get mixed into the water. Therefore, you likely don’t need to use any form of abrasion. However, if you do, move onto step three.
Step #3: In the event that the whip isn’t getting clean enough just by soaking in the alcohol, add some baking soda into the liquid. The natural abrasion of baking soda may be able to dislodge debris without you having to actually scrub it.
Step #4: Finally, you can let the whip airdry and reattach it to your desktop vaporizer.
A Clean Whip Offers Up a Better Herbal Vaping Experience
As you can see, cleaning the whip of your desktop vaporizer doesn’t need to be an ordeal. And, the more frequently you clean it, the better your chances are that it’s going to last for a long time. Use this guide to make sure that you clean the whip properly for the best possible results.