Atomiser coils typically have a life of 1 to 2 weeks. However, their actual life depends on how well you maintain your vape coil. Although the contents of vaping liquid typically won’t stain your device, the residue may accumulate, which can affect the performance of your vape.
Sweet flavours, darker ejuice flavours and vegetable glycerin can gunk up the coil. A greasy coil will not give you the best performance – you may get lower vapour, the vape may even taste burnt or worse yet, the vapour may have lower flavour.
A regular cleaning routine at the end of the day is the best way to keep your vape coil clean and happy. Here are the steps to follow when cleaning your coil.
Wipe the Coil Clean
The easiest way to clean your coil is to use a cotton bud to remove all the buildup at the end of the day. If you are using high VG e-juice, your coil will get gunked up quickly, and even sooner if the sugar content is high.
Set aside a few minutes every day to remove all residue that has built up over the day before it dries up and sticks to the coil. By cleaning the coil every day, you can stop the gunk build-up, which is the biggest culprit affecting your device’s performance.
Soak the Coils Overnight
For an intense clean, consider soaking the coil overnight. This is a great way to break up any stubborn residue and even reach the nooks and crannies of your coil.
You can soak the coils either in warm water, ethanol, alcohol or vinegar.
If you don’t follow a nightly routine of wiping your coil using a bud, then an intense clean is a great way to clean your coil. And if you can’t keep them all night, keep them soaked up for at least two hours.
However, be sure to remove the wick before soaking up your coil in liquid. While the liquid soak is good for your coil, it’s not good for your wick. So, be sure to separate it before your dip your coil into the liquid.
Once the soaking is done, be sure to rinse your coil in cold water.
Follow these two super easy steps to keep your vape coils happy and healthy at all times. With regular cleaning or weekly soaking, your coil will be as good as new and you will continue to enjoy superior performance from your vape device.