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Everything you need to know about how to clean a vape tank

To get the most out of your vape device and to make sure you always enjoy the best possible flavour and vapour production from your vape, it’s essential that you keep your vape tank in tip-top condition.

We recommend that you clean your vape tank regularly to prolong its life and get the best possible flavour from your vape. So, read on to find out how to clean a vape tank. 

Various vape tanks and atomisers

Why you should clean a vape tank

Part of the joy of vaping is all the different e-liquid flavours you can choose from to vape, the hit of strong flavour on your throat as you take a hit from your vape. But, when you don’t take the time to properly clean your vape tank, your flavour experience can be less enjoyable.

While e-liquids shouldn’t stain your vape tank, they can leave behind a sticky residue or gunk when your tank isn’t regularly cleaned. This build-up of residue will eventually start to reduce the performance of your vape mod and affect your flavour and enjoyment. 

Vapers who vape multiple flavours of e-liquid can also sometimes experience flavour contamination with their e-cigarette if they don’t regularly clean their vape tanks. This is because small drops of one flavour will remain in the tank and will mix with the new e-liquid flavour to create a muddled flavour. 

Regularly cleaning your vape tank can also help you to prolong the life of your coil, especially if you vape vegetable glycerin (VG) e-liquids. Vegetable glycerin e-liquids can be particularly bad for gunking up coils due to the thicker consistency of these types of e-liquids. 

If your coil gets too gunky then it can lead to a lower vapour and flavour production when you vape. 

Regularly cleaning your vape tank and coil will help to ensure you always get the best vape experience every time you take a hit.

How often should you clean a vape tank?

So, you know why you should be cleaning your vape tank. But, before we explain how to clean a vape tank, you need to know how often to clean a vape tank. 

As we’ve already said, if you’re the type of vaper that switches your flavours up quite regularly, you’re going to need to clean your tank out thoroughly to avoid flavour mixing. 

At the very least, you want to be rinsing out your vape tank before refilling with your new flavour of e-liquid to avoid any flavour contamination.

However, at Vape Town, we also recommend that you thoroughly clean a vape tank every couple of weeks or every ten e-liquid refills. 

And, whenever you feel like your vape isn’t producing the same level of vapour or you aren’t getting the same flavour experience that you’re used to, then it’s worth giving your vape tank a clean to see if that can help improve your vape experience.

Vape mods laid in black sandHow to clean your vape tank

To get the best performance from your e-cigarette, you need to know how to clean an atomiser properly. As we’ve already said, you should clean out your vape tank regularly and especially if you’re a vaper who changes flavours regularly, you need to be cleaning it between flavour changes. 

So, let’s get into how to clean a vape tank. There’s two key approaches to cleaning your vape tank, the quick clean and the thorough clean, we’ll take you through both.

How to clean a vape tank quickly

A quick clean of your vape tank is generally good enough for when you’re changing flavours of vape juice and want to make sure that all of the old flavour has been washed out to avoid flavour contamination.

Follow these steps to quickly clean your vape tank:

  1. Remove your vape tank from your mod
  2. Pour out any remaining e-liquid that might be in your tank
  3. Disassemble the tank and remove the coil
  4. Fill a bowl with warm water 
  5. Completely submerge all the elements of your vape tank in the water
  6. Wash out all the tank components in the water
  7. If the tank is particularly gunky then you can add a couple of drops of dish soap to the water
  8. Remove from the water and place on some paper towel to dry for around 20 minutes
  9. When completely dry, reassemble your tank
  10. Fit the tank back to your vape mod

How to clean a vape tank thoroughly

While a quick clean is good for when you’re switching flavours of e-liquid, it’s also good to regularly give your vape tank a thorough clean. This helps to prolong the life of your vape tank and means you’ll get better flavour and vapour production with every hit. 

Follow these steps to thoroughly clean your vape tank:

  1. Remove your vape tank from your mod
  2. Pour out any remaining e-liquid that might be in your tank
  3. Disassemble the tank and remove the coil
  4. Dampen some paper towel with rubbing alcohol or vodka
  5. Wipe out the inside of the tank with the alcohol-soaked paper towel concentrating on any crevices where gunk may have built up
  6. Rinse the tank with warm water to remove any residue of alcohol
  7. Place all the components of your tank on some paper towel to dry for around 20 minutes
  8. When completely dry, reassemble your tank
  9. Fit the tank back to your vape mod

Once you’ve cleaned out your vape tank, it’s time to refill your tank with your favourite flavour of e-liquid. If you need help with refilling check out our guide to refilling your vape tank.

These cleaning techniques should help you to get more out of your vape tank with every hit. For more information about vape tanks, get in touch with our vape experts today.
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