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Burnt Caliburn Pod? How to Clean the Uwell Caliburn

The Uwell Caliburn is easily one of the most popular pod vaping systems on the market, and that’s because it offers a completely balanced vaping experience that’s probably perfect for your needs if you’re a fan of pod-based vaping.

Pro Tip: If your Caliburn pods require a deeper cleaning, try filling ROBO2020 with cola – regular cola, not diet – instead of water. We’ve found that cola does an incredible job of dissolving stubborn coil gunk. After cleaning your pods with cola, follow with a rinse in plain water and dry the pods as normal. Watch the full ROBO2020 demo to learn more.

Uwell’s engineers have always worked hard to create devices with top-notch flavor production, and the Caliburn definitely lives up to that standard. If you’re currently using a small beginner-oriented pod system with pre-filled pods, you’re going to find that the Caliburn tastes dramatically better while still being extremely simple to use. The Caliburn also produces bigger clouds than the most beginner-oriented devices, making it more satisfying as well.

The one thing the Uwell Caliburn doesn’t have, though, is a pod that lasts forever – because such a thing doesn’t exist. After you’ve used your device for a while, you’re going to have a burnt Caliburn pod on your hands – and then it’ll be time to replace it. The unpleasant flavor of a burnt Caliburn pod can be a serious detriment to your vaping experience, and that’s even truer if your pods only last a day or two because Uwell Caliburn pods aren’t cheap.

Did you know that you can actually clean your Caliburn pods and reuse them – potentially many times – before it’s finally time to throw them away? In this article, we’re going to explain how it’s done. You’re about to learn how to clean Caliburn pods and how to make your pods last longer before they start to taste burnt. First, though, what causes a Caliburn pod to have a burnt flavor in the first place?

What Causes a Burnt Caliburn Pod?

Clean Uwell CaliburnIf your Uwell Caliburn tastes burnt, it’s caused by one of two factors.

  • The pod’s wick may be burnt. If your pod’s wick is burnt, you’ll experience a very harsh flavor – like burnt cotton – every time you vape. We’ll discuss this situation in greater detail shortly.
  • The pod’s coil may be covered with e-liquid residue. The residue is called coil gunk, and it collects on your coil over time as you vape. It takes a while before coil gunk becomes extremely harsh. At first, it tastes like a sort of exaggerated sweetness, and that flavor slowly gives way to a darker and more caramelized note that eventually becomes very unpleasant.

The main difference between coil gunk and a burnt wick is that if the wick is burnt, your Caliburn pod will taste burnt forever. There’s no way to fix or clean a Caliburn pod with a burnt wick, so we’ll spend a bit of time discussing that situation shortly. Coil gunk, on the other hand, is a much more common problem and is more likely to be the reason why your Caliburn pod tastes burnt. In that case, you can clean your pod and reuse it; it’ll taste almost like a new pod.

How to Make Caliburn Pods Last Longer

Although you can always clean your Caliburn pods and reuse them, cleaning your pods probably isn’t a ritual that you want to go through every day. With that in mind, it can be very beneficial to your experience if you can make your pods last as long as possible. We’ll provide some tips to help you do that.

  • Use e-liquid that’s either unsweetened or minimally sweetened. Although all e-liquid flavors contribute to coil gunk to a certain extent, sweeteners will kill your pods much faster than anything else. Switching to unsweetened e-liquid may extend the life of your pods from a couple of days to multiple weeks.
  • After you fill a new Caliburn pod for the first time, always wait several minutes before you start vaping. The pod’s wick needs to be completely wet, and that takes a bit of time. You should also wait after filling a pod that you have just cleaned and dried.
  • Don’t chain vape. If you vape constantly without giving the pod a few seconds to refresh itself between puffs, you’ll burn the wick.

Why Does My Caliburn Taste Burnt with a New Pod?

Clean Caliburn PodsDoes your Caliburn taste burnt with a new pod? When this happens, the most likely scenario is that you filled the pod with e-liquid and started vaping immediately. Like most vape pods, the Uwell Caliburn uses organic cotton as a wicking material. The cotton wick controls the flow of e-liquid from the pod’s reservoir to the atomizer coil, and it touches the coil directly. If the wick isn’t wet, it’ll burn when the coil is activated. If you simply wait a few minutes before vaping after filling a new Caliburn pod, you shouldn’t experience this issue.

How to Clean a Caliburn Pod the Easy Way with ROBO2020

Here at ROBO2020, we make the world’s first fully automatic vape coil cleaner and dryer – and it’s not just for coils. ROBO2020 also works great with Uwell Caliburn pods. Since ROBO2020 can make it possible for you to reuse your Caliburn pods over and over before replacing them, it can dramatically reduce the amount of money that you spend on vaping.

Here’s how ROBO2020 works:

  • Plug the unit in and fill the reservoir with water.
  • Remove the mouthpieces from your Caliburn pods and place them in the reservoir. You may need to hold the pods down, so they’ll fill with water and stop floating.
  • Start the cleaning cycle and wait for it to finish. During the cleaning cycle, ROBO2020 uses heat and agitation to clean your Caliburn pods by dissolving the residue on the coils.
  • After the cleaning cycle is complete, pour the water out of the reservoir. Tap the pods gently to remove the water from them.
  • Start the drying cycle. After another 15 minutes, the pods will be dry and ready to use.

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How to Clean a Caliburn Pod Manually

So, what can you do if you have some burnt Caliburn pods and don’t own ROBO2020 yet? In that case, you’ll need to clean your pods manually. Because the only way for water to get in and out of the pod is through its small filling hole and center chimney, we’ve found that trying to clean your Caliburn pods manually may not always produce the ideal result. It’s still worth a try, though, if discarding the pods is your only alternative.

  • Fill a bowl with hot water.
  • Remove the mouthpieces from your Caliburn pods and place them in the water, pushing them down to submerge them.
  • Stir the water gently every few minutes to agitate the pods and break up the coil gunk. As you do this, you’ll notice that the water changes color slightly or that dark specks float to the surface.
  • When the water gets cold, replace it with hot water. Continue replacing the water periodically until it remains clear after stirring.
  • After several water changes, remove the pods from the bowl and tap them gently to remove as much water as possible. Let the pods dry for at least 24 hours before using them.

How to Clean the Uwell Caliburn Device

Don’t forget that keeping your Uwell Caliburn clean also involves cleaning the device itself. Maintaining your Caliburn properly will help to ensure that you’ll always get the most reliable performance from it, because it minimizes the chance of e-liquid contaminating the device’s internal electronics.

Every time you refill your Caliburn pod, it’s a good idea to remove the pod and check the inside of the device for e-liquid. If you see e-liquid in the device, remove it with a cotton swab and dry the bottom of the pod with a paper towel. It’s normal to see a little condensation from vaping. If you have a pod that leaks badly, though – and you’re certain that the cap is on correctly – you should replace the pod.

To clean the main body of the Uwell Caliburn, simply wipe the outside of the device with a soft cloth. Use a toothpick to remove dust and pocket lint from the charging port and other hard-to-reach areas.

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