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Cleaning Your Vape Coils: The Ultimate Guide

What do you think is the best thing about vaping? We think it’s the joy of using a shiny, new coil that allows you to taste the subtle flavor of your e-liquid in all its glory.

What’s the worst thing about vaping? Well, that would have to be trying to choke down the vapor from a coil that’s covered with gunk.

As sweet as today’s e-liquids are, a coil can go from completely new to black and gunky after just a day or so of heavy vaping – and with coils for high-end tanks costing upwards of $6.00 each, replacing your coil every day is an extremely expensive proposition.

So, what do you do if you’re unhappy about how quickly your coils burn out? You can start using unsweetened e-liquids – sucralose is the primary reason why your coils get gunky so quickly – but if you were willing to change your e-liquid preferences to make your coils last longer, you probably would have already done that.

What if we told you that you could make each coil last significantly longer without changing anything about your e-liquid? What if we told you that you could cut your vaping expenses in half – or even more? Under all of that gunk, you still have a perfectly good coil. It’s simply a matter of cleaning your coil to remove the gunk and reveal the metal underneath.

In this guide, we’ll explain everything you’ve ever wanted to know about cleaning your vape coils.

Cleaning Your Vape Coils the Better Way With the ROBO2020 Automatic Coil Cleaner

ROBO2020 Vape Coil Cleaning And Drying Machine

The reason why this website exists is that we’ve developed a better way to clean your vape coils. There are several different ways of cleaning a vape coil, and we’ll discuss the most popular methods in this article. Before ROBO2020, though, there wasn’t a coil cleaning method that was quite perfect. The traditional ways of cleaning vape coils all have significant downsides.

  • They’re too expensive.
  • They require too much effort.
  • They take too long.
  • They don’t deliver good results.

ROBO2020 cleans your coils using nothing but water, and at just $59.95, it’s an incredibly affordable way to clean coils because of the amount of money it’ll save for you. (Plus there is a FULL one-year warranty!) Do you use a new coil every two or three days – maybe even every day? What if you could use your coils two, three, or even four times – or more – before finally throwing them away? That’s some seriously huge potential savings.

The ROBO2020 automatic vape coil cleaner uses a heating element to warm and gently agitate the water surrounding your coils, cleaning the coils fully in about 15 minutes. Here’s the best part, though: ROBO2020 also dries your coils automatically, allowing you to use them right away. When the cleaning cycle is complete, just dump out the water and start the drying cycle. From start to finish, the entire cleaning and drying process only takes about a half-hour.

Order the ROBO2020 vape coil cleaner now and find out why everyone is raving about it.
While you wait for your ROBO2020 vape coil cleaner to arrive, you’ll need to make do with another coil cleaning method. We’ll explain the most popular methods next.

The Water Method

Boiling Water The Water Method

Coil gunk is soluble in water, so cleaning your coils with plain water isn’t difficult. You’ll need to provide plenty of heat and agitation, though, so this is a fairly time-consuming coil cleaning method. To maximize the results from your effort, it’s a good idea to wait until you have several dirty coils that require cleaning. That way, you can clean them all at the same time.

You have two options:

  • You can clean your coils in a bowl of hot water, changing the water occasionally as it cools down.
  • You can clean your coils in a saucepan, simmering the coils gently for an hour or so until the metal returns to its original white color.

If you clean your coils in a saucepan, don’t heat the water to a full rolling boil; maintain a low simmer to provide constant heat and gentle agitation. Don’t let the pan boil dry.

If you clean your coils in a bowl of hot water, you’ll need to provide the agitation manually because that’s what breaks up the gunk. Stir the bowl whenever you walk by it.

After cleaning your coils, rinse them in freshwater. Remember that you can’t use a coil when the wick is soaked with water, so you’ll need to leave your cleaned coils out to dry for about 24 hours before priming and using them.

The Vodka Method

Vape Coil Cleaning: The Vodka Method

If you don’t want to go through the effort of stirring a bowl of coils constantly or watching a pan to ensure that it doesn’t boil dry, you can use vodka as your cleaning liquid instead of plain water. In that case, you’ll only need to stir the bowl once or twice because alcohol is a much more powerful solvent than plain water.

The downside of cleaning your coils with vodka, however, is that vodka is much more expensive than water. You’ll also need to be much more thorough about rinsing your coils after cleaning them because you definitely do not want to vape alcohol. As with the water cleaning method, you’ll also need to leave your coils out to air dry for about a day.

The Ultrasonic Cleaner Method

Clean Vape Coils: The Ultrasonic Method

If you don’t want to monitor your coils while cleaning them and don’t want to go through the effort of agitating the coils to ensure that they come out clean, you’ll need something that agitates the coils for you. That’s what an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner does; it uses ultrasonic pulses to shake the grime off of your jewelry using only water.

Ultrasonic cleaners also work well on vape coils, but they have two drawbacks. The first drawback is that they’re expensive. If you want to buy an ultrasonic cleaner that really works, you’re going to pay for it. The second drawback is that an ultrasonic cleaner doesn’t do anything to reduce the amount of time you’ll need to wait for your coils to dry. The wick in a vape coil is made from very dense cotton, and it’ll take at least a day of air drying before your coils will be ready to use.

Jason Artman

Jason Artman is the owner and author of eCig One. A full-time freelance writer for more than a decade, Jason’s clients have included corporations such as Intel and eBay. Jason’s online articles have been viewed hundreds of millions of times. After quitting smoking and switching to vaping in 2010, Jason turned his professional attention to the vaping industry and now works with some of the world’s largest vaping and CBD brands.

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