1. The Alcohol Soak
Deep cleaning is vital when your atomizer’s wax has blackened to a crisp. If your vape pen has a ceramic coil, you can soak it in alcohol. You can soak other types of atomizers as well provided you dry them out thoroughly before vaping again. Soak the atomizer in isopropyl alcohol for 30 minutes; this will saturate the wax and break it down as you wipe it later.
2. Cotton Swab Mop Down
Dip a q-tip in isopropyl alcohol and give the coil a quick rub down after each session. This works well when done regularly because it prevents wax from building up and hardening. This method is great for vape pens that have a removable ceramic coil like the Atmos Kiln RA Kit.
3. Paperclip Improv
If you don’t have a dedicated dab tool handy then you can get creative with everyday items. I found that paperclips work pretty well for clearing out air holes and other small crevices. They’re especially effective when dipped in rubbing alcohol first. Just be careful not to poke too hard and damage your atomizer.
4. Blow Into the Mouthpiece
Blow into the wax vape’s airhole. This is effective if the air hole gets clogged up because of an overloaded atomizer. Blow hard through the vape’s mouthpiece after the atomizer has cooled off. Reversing the direction of the air flow in the vape pen will help push out any debris clogging the air holes. This simple but effective method works well on vape pens like the KandyPens Galaxy.
5. Clean your Connections
Keep your wax pen trouble free by keeping the connections between the atomizer and its battery clear. Use a piece of lint-free cloth dipped in isopropyl alcohol to wipe the threading and connection. Make sure scraps don’t get stuck on the threading, this could interrupt the electrical connection and create fire hazards. Dry out the connection completely before reconnecting and vaping.
6. Burn off the Leftover Wax
One time-tested method for atomizer cleaning is the burn off. After taking a hit, hold the atomizer’s power button and wait for the coil to glow for 15 seconds. This burns off excess wax and prevents it from hardening on the coil or in the airpath. This technique is perfect for the KandyPens PRISM, just select the highest temperature when you’re done.
7. Use Coil-less Atomizers
One of the best ways to avoid the hassles of cleaning is to get an atomizer that’s easy to clean. In other words, an atomizer without a coil fits the bill. Unscrew the atomizer from the rest of the device, soak it in alcohol or wipe it using a q-tip dipped in alcohol and the job’s done.