Cleaning reloadable vape pens is generally easier than cleaning tank-based vape pens. Dab cotton swabs in rubbing alcohol and gently scrub the exterior of the cartridge, taking special care to remove any residue on the outside of the cartridge. Once the exterior is clean, use a paper towel to dry the outside of the cartridge completely.
It’s important to never submerge your cartridge in alcohol or other liquids. This could easily contaminate your vape oil, produce harsh flavors, or negatively affect your vaping experience.
If you don’t clean your vaporizing pen regularly, oil in the cartridge can solidify, which obstructs airflow through the cartridge. Often, you can clear a clog with the fine point of a safety pin. Tougher clogs might require gently heating it with a hair dryer from one or two inches away from the cartridge. After it’s warmed, give another try to remove the clog. If the cartridge is still clogged after multiple attempts, you likely have to replace the cartridge.
The battery is, potentially, the most dangerous part of the vape pen. Take extra caution when cleaning it. Usually, the battery needs a gentle cleaning on the exterior with cotton swabs. Check to be sure the connector is free of residue that can obstruct the flow of electricity to the atomizer.
To avoid “off” flavors or a persistent taste of rubbing alcohol, give your vape pen enough time to fully dry. Once your equipment is fully dry, it is safe to refill your tank or insert a new cartridge, reassemble the individual components, and vape your products.
For the best ongoing experience and longest life for your vape pen, it’s recommended to clean it once a week.