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How To Clean Your Atomizer

By Shanon Steeves

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There are several different components in a traditional electronic cigarette, including the battery, nicotine cartridge and atomizer. While each of these parts are necessary for the device to function properly, arguably the single most important component is the atomizer; it’s responsible for heating the liquid nicotine to create breathable vapor. Taking a few minutes to clean the atomizer on occasion will allow for a smoother, cleaner vape, and it may also prolong the life of the component. In this post, we’re going to reveal the steps to cleaning an atomizer.

The first step in cleaning an atomizer is to remove it from your electronic cigarette. If you don’t know how to accomplish this, read the instructions included with your device. Most rechargeable electronic cigarettes are packaged with instructions detailing the user on how to disassemble them. Follow the provided instructions to remove the atomizer so you can then clean it.

With your atomizer removed, place it in a bowl filled with 3 parts warm water and 1 part white vinegar. Some people may boil their atomizer or even use compressed air to clean it, but this isn’t recommended due to the fact that it may damage the coil. Instead, let your atomizer soak in a solution of diluted vinegar for approximately 30-45 minutes. The acidic nature of vinegar should break up any deposits on the component. When it’s done soaking, remove it from the vinegar and place it on a paper towel to dry. It’s important to wait until the atomizer is fully dry before placing it back into the e-cig for use.

You can reduce the amount of buildup in your atomizer by placing it upside down after each use. Simply place the atomizer upside down on a paper towel so the excess liquid nicotine will drip out. Instead of remaining inside the atomizer where it hardens and builds up over time, this will allow you to drain it. Doing this alone will have a dramatic impact on the amount of buildup found within the atomizer.

If this is your first time cleaning the atomizer, you’ll likely notice a huge difference in the performance of your e-cig as well as the flavor. Far too many users overlook the importance of cleaning and maintaining their atomizer, resulting in a gunky buildup that affects its performance. Try to get into the habit of cleaning your atomizer at least once a week for optimal performance. And remember, place your atomizer upside down to help flush out any excess liquid nicotine.


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