How To Clean Your Vape Pen (& Why It's Vital That You Do!)

by Kat Austin September 19, 2023 3 min read

How To Clean Your Vape Pen (& Why It's Vital That You Do!) - Vida Optima™

We've all been there – you're puffing away on your trusty vape pen, enjoying the smooth, flavorful clouds, when suddenly, it starts to taste funky. Not in a good way. It's time to face the music – your vape pen is due for a cleaning!

We’ll break down how to clean your vape in 7 easy steps, plus cover why you should clean your vape pen regularly–even if you don’t think it needs it. Let’s jump in:

Key Takeaways

  • Clean Your Vape Pen Regularly: It boosts flavor, extends the lifespan, and ensures a safer vaping experience.
  • Disassemble and Rinse: Take it apart, rinse with warm water, and scrub gently when needed.
  • Air Dry and Reassemble: Let it dry naturally, put it back together, and you're good to go!

7 Steps to Clean Your Vape Pen

Step 1: Disassemble Your Pen

First things first, ensure your vape pen is turned off. Then, gently disassemble it. This usually involves taking apart the mouthpiece, tank, and battery. Refer to your user manual if you're unsure about the specifics for your device. It’s incredibly important that you have a high-quality vape pen, not only for your safety, but so that it’s easier to clean. 

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Step 2: Dispose of Excess E-Liquid or Vape Material

Hold your pen over a paper towel and carefully empty any remaining e-liquid, concentrate, or herbal material from the tank. Be sure not to spill it on your hands or clothes. That sticky stuff can be a pain to clean up!

Step 3: Rinse and Repeat

Now, take the disassembled parts and give them a thorough rinse with warm water. Avoid using hot water, as it could damage the seals or O-rings. Rinse until all the gunk and residue are gone. DO NOT get the battery wet. This step is only used for the parts that are detached from the battery.

Step 4: Scrub-A-Dub-Dub

For those stubborn spots, you might need a little extra help. Use a soft-bristle brush, like an old toothbrush, to gently scrub the nooks and crannies. A straw cleaning brush or cotton swab may also be useful. Remember, gentle is the name of the game – you don't want to damage anything.

Step 5: Dry It Out

After the bath, it's time to let your vape pen air dry. Place the components on a clean paper towel and give them some time. Avoid using a hairdryer or heat source as it could damage gaskets – patience is key here.

Step 6: Reassemble and Refill

Once everything is dry, put your vape pen back together, making sure all the connections are snug but not too tight. Then, fill up your tank with your favorite vaping medium, and you're ready to vape like a champ!

Step 7: Regular Maintenance

Cleaning isn't a one-time thing – it's an ongoing process. Make it a habit to clean your vape pen every couple of weeks or when you switch vaping materials. It's a small effort that pays off big time.

The Funk in Your Clouds: Why Cleaning Matters

If you aren’t convinced you should be cleaning your vape so often, let's talk about why it's vital. Imagine your vape pen is like a car. You wouldn't let your car's engine run without an oil change, right? 

Well, your vape pen's "engine" needs some TLC too, or else it can lead to a less-than-stellar vaping experience. Here’s what a regular cleaning can do for you:

The Top Three Reasons to Clean Your Vape Pen

  • Flavor Boost: A dirty vape pen can ruin the flavor of your e-liquid, making your favorite strawberry custard taste more like burnt rubber than a delicious dessert. Cleaning your pen can restore those mouthwatering flavors.
  • Longevity: Just like cars, vape pens have a lifespan. Regular cleaning can extend your pen's life, saving you money in the long run. It’ll also help avoid clogs, which really put a damper on your vaping experience. (If it happens, though, check out ourGuide to Unclogging Your Vape.)
  • Health & Safety:Vaping on a gunky pen can expose you to harmful residue and bacteria. A clean pen is not only better for your health but also ensures a safer vaping experience.

Happy vaping, and may your clouds always be pristine!

Vida Optima Elev8 Vape Pen

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