Kit and Accessories
- Puffco Plus
- Cotton cleaning swabs
- Silicone grip
- USB supercharger
Compatibility: The Puffco Plus is only compatible with solid extracts like wax, shatter, crumble, budder, and so on.
You can get replacements or extras for all of the accessories included in the kit of the Puffco Plus from their website.
Design and Features
General Design: The Puffco Plus is one of the sleekest looking vape pens around. It features a grey/black metallic finish that is somehow fingerprint proof despite being really shiny. The mouthpiece is the standout design detail, both outside and in. On the outside it narrows as it approaches the tip, giving it a different look than the hourglass shape you see in a lot of other vape pen mouthpieces. It feels good inhaling from it even though the shape is a little different from the norm.
On the inside, the Plus has a dab tool built right into the mouthpiece. Puffco calls it a dart and it is very useful because it means you have one less accessory to carry around. Considering how easy it is to lose a dab tool, having one integrated into the vape pen is a thoughtful design decision. The tool works better with thicker extracts than runnier ones because it’s better at sticking than scooping, so you should keep that in mind when using it.
Ease of Use: Like all vape pens, the Plus is simple to use as it has a simple one button operation. The Plus also has a useful Sesh Mode where it heats up continuously for twelve seconds with a double tap of the power button. This is great if you want longer sessions since you don’t need to hold down the power button to do so. Whether this is your first vape pen or your tenth, you won’t have any problems using the Plus.
Cleaning and Maintenance
The Plus is pretty easy to clean since it uses a ceramic bowl, and those are pretty easy to clean. You just use one of the included cleaning swabs that have been soaked in isopropyl alcohol to wipe away any excess residue in the bowl. You can also perform a burn off to get rid of more stubborn residue. You initiate this by simply engaging sesh mode repeatedly on the highest setting. This will melt any excess residue you have left over.
Since the dab tool is integrated into the mouthpiece, you’ll need to clean that too, but doing so is even easier than cleaning the bowl. Just wipe it down with a damp cloth and you’re done.
How to Use
- Remove the mouthpiece from the battery and press down on the plunger to extend the dart.
- Dab the dart into your wax to collect a small pea-sized amount.
- Place the wax into the coil chamber and then reattach the mouthpiece to the battery.
- Power up the device by pressing the power button five times.
- Press the power button four times to cycle through the different temperature settings.
- Once heating is complete, inhale from the mouthpiece while holding down the power button.
You can download the user manual here.
Temperature Settings: The Plus has three temperature settings, which are not specified in the manual or on the website. They are color coded in the following way: Blue – Lowest setting | Green – Medium setting | White – Highest setting
Performance and Vapor Quality
Vaporizer Performance: The plunger that is used to extend the dart is on top of the mouthpiece, which can make inhaling from the Plus feel a little strange at first. You get used to it pretty quickly, but it is unusual. Just remember to make sure that your fingers are clean when using the plunger since your mouth will be going there later.
Vapor Quality: The flavor produced by the Plus is very good thanks to the ceramic coil. Ceramic coils tend to heat the wax more evenly than the rod coils do. And since the ceramic coils don’t heat up as quickly, there is less burning of the wax. That is why I prefer the flavor from ceramic coils and why I enjoy using the Plus so much. The vapor tastes good at any of the settings, but the middle one is my favorite.
Some people might lament the fact that the Plus doesn’t include a rod coil, like some vape pens do, but the flavor is so good that I don’t think that most will mind. The only problem anyone could have with the ceramic coil instead of a rod coil is that it doesn’t produce the dense vapor clouds that some people like.
Battery Performance: The Plus uses a 520 mAh battery that lasts for just under an hour. That’s a little disappointing because that’s shorter than most vape pens. On the other hand, the supercharger means that the Plus can recharge in thirty to forty-five minutes, which is much faster than most vape pens. So ultimately, the battery life and charge time even out, but just barely.