Getting a new vaporizer is awesome! You order it, wait for it to arrive, and finally, it’s there on your desk, ready to use. You even charged it up fully, so everything should be perfect for your first vape. But when you take that first puff, something’s not right. It tastes weird, and it keeps happening with each puff. What could be wrong with your new vaporizer?

Just like new toasters or coffee makers, vaporizers can have leftover stuff from making them or from being shipped. Ever had the first toast from a new toaster or the first coffee from a new coffee maker? It’s not usually the best. But don’t worry! Vaporizers just need a simple cleaning process called “firing” to get rid of those impurities.

How do vaporizers work?

Vaporizers, whether they’re portable or desktop, can work in two main ways: conduction or convection. Conduction vaporizers heat the material directly, which makes things happen faster. Convection vaporizers heat the air around the material, usually giving a smoother vapor.

Hybrids, which are also popular, are vaporizers that use both methods, sometimes separately and sometimes together. Simply put, both methods create heat and have chambers where you put your herbs or concentrates.

It’s important to know that vaporizers and their parts go through different phases during production, which can leave chemical residues, especially in the chamber and mouthpiece. So, how do you make sure you don’t breathe in anything harmful when you use the device right away? Let’s see.

Understanding Vaporizer Burning and Its Benefits

What is vaporizer firing?

Burnoff, or “burning”, is when you clean your vaporizer by running it without anything inside, like herbs or concentrate. As we said, machines often leave oils and lubricants when they’re made, which can cause that odd “new machine” smell from your vaporizer.

Why do vaporizer firing?

While some hardcore users argue that vaporizers are totally residue-free, it’s still worth spending 10-15 minutes on a procedure to make sure your vaping experience is top-notch.

Burning is a smart practice with any new device you get, especially ones that touch your body, like your mouth and lungs!

How to burn a vaporizer: portable vs. desktop vaporizer

There aren’t many differences between the two devices, but they’re important. With a portable vaporizer, it’s best to fully charge it before your first use. Also, if you have them, put a capsule or liquid capsule in the chamber to ensure there’s no residue.

On the other hand, with a desktop vaporizer, you’ll plug it into the mains during firing. To speed up the process, if it’s available, use the fan-assisted function and connect a balloon. But be careful not to run empty cycles for more than 5 minutes, as the fan can make the firing stronger.

Burning steps

Step 1: If it’s portable, fully charge it before using it for the first time. If it’s a desktop vaporizer, plug it in.

Step 2: Put in the necessary accessories, like a capsule, and set the temperature to the highest setting. Run one full cycle, but don’t go over 5-10 minutes.

Step 3: Take out all accessories and add your dry herb. This step isn’t necessary, but it can improve the flavor. Avoid using lavender or chamomile, as their taste might stick around in the vapor.

Step 4: Get rid of the dry herb.

Step 5: Run the highest temperature empty cycle again.

Now your vaporizer is all set to give you the best taste!

What to remember after firing the vaporizer?

We really suggest doing this process every time you get new equipment. It’ll make sure each time you use it is safer and tastier. But you can make cleaning even better — they say cleanliness is key. Want to know how?

You might already know how important it is to keep your vaporizer in good shape. Just a quick reminder: these devices can gather all those sticky bits you love from herbs. To avoid any surprises and keep the flavor of your herb great, it’s important to clean your vaporizer regularly.

Here’s our final tip: cleaning equipment often involves chemicals or cleaners, which can be alcohol-based. So, after each cleaning cycle, it’s a good idea to do a quick 5-minute burn. That way, you won’t accidentally inhale anything toxic!

Cleaning and pre-cleaning are just a couple of maintenance tasks for your equipment that can make it last longer and save you money in the long term. Basically, you’ll get the most out of your new vaporizer this way!