How to Clean a Pen Vaporizer

Pen vaporizers have become increasingly popular over the past few years. Unlike most standard vaporizers, these portable vaporizers live up their namesake by featuring a pen-like design (see image to the right). This, of course, opens up a whole new world of vaping possibilities, as pen vaporizers are small, compact, and easy to travel with. But like all vaporizers, they too must be cleaned on a regular basis.

The Importance of Cleaning Your Pen Vaporizers

Some people assume that cleaning their pen vaporizer isn't necessary since it doesn't produce smoke or tar. While true that vaporizers don't produce tar or smoke, the must still be cleaned on a regular basis to prevent buildups of resin. 

This isn't something that happens overnight, but constantly using a vaporizer -- pen or standard model -- will cause small amounts of resin to form within the chamber, restricting the flow of air. You may have trouble "pulling" at first, and if the resin isn't cleaned, you won't be able to inhale at all through your vaporizer.

Read the Owner's Manual

So, what's the most effective way to clean a vaporizer pen? Well, it depends on your specific type of vaporizer. Since vaporizer pens come in a wide variety of designs, cleaning methods will vary from model to model. This is why it's a good idea to read the owner's manual before attempting to clean your vaporizer. Within the owner's manual, you should find information about the specific components of your pen vaporizer, as well as instructions on how to disassemble and clean them.

Disassembling and Cleaning

While we recommend following the instructions provided in your pen vaporizer's owner's manual, there's usually a simple and effective way to clean most models. First, disassemble the vaporizer by removing the major components. You don't have to necessarily remove all of your vaporizer's components, but you should remove the mouthpiece, atomizer, and battery at the very least. Next, place a small amount of rubbing alcohol on a clean paper towel and wipe down all of the components (excluding the battery). Continue doing this for all of the components, paying close attention to areas on which resin has built up. When you are finished, place the components out to dry on another clean paper, at which point you can reassemble your vaporizer and return to vaping!

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