TFT How-To: Cleaning Your Vape Pen Like A Pro In 3 Minutes

Enjoy too much THC and you may forget about giving your accesories some much-needed TLC.

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Marijuana vape pens are the best: They’re portable, discreet and look like something out of 2015 Hill Valley in Back to the Future Part II. But after repeated uses, they do need a bit of TLC. Here’s how to keep your digital happy stick as good as new.


Cleaning a dry herb vaporizer pen

It’s best to clean your dry herb pen after each use. The good news is it’s super easy to do so.

  • Unscrew the herb chamber from your device and tap out its contents into a trash can.
  • If your device came with a brush, use it to clean out the chamber. If not, use a cotton swab. DON’T use water or rubbing alcohol.
  • Put your mouthpiece under running water to clean out the airway.
  • Use a damp cloth to rub down the exterior of your device, making sure to not get any water inside it.

Cleaning an oil vaporizer pen

  • Unscrew the empty oil chamber from your device.
  • Use a dry cotton swab to clean out the residue in the chamber. DON’T use water or rubbing alcohol.
  • Put your mouthpiece under running water to clean out the airway.
  • Use a damp cloth to rub down the exterior of your device, making sure to not get any water inside it.

Cleaning a concentrate vaporizer pen

  • Unscrew the empty concentrate chamber from your device.
  • Lightly coat a cotton swab with rubbing alcohol and use it to clean out the residue in the chamber, being careful not to damage the heating coil.
  • Put your mouthpiece under running water to clean out the airway.
  • Use a damp cloth to rub down the exterior of your device, making sure to not get any water inside it.

That’s it – your vape pen is ready to roll. Evil futuristic Griff Tannen would be proud.