They say cleanliness is next to Godliness, and your ecigarette is no exception to that rule. Your first clue that it’s time to clean your ecig will probably be one or more of these ecigarette issues.
- Is your ecig producing less vapor than normal?
- Do you notice a different or odd taste?
- Is your ecigarette more difficult to draw on than it used to be?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, chances are good it’s time to clean your ecig and its parts. Here’s how:
Unscrew your ecigarette atomizer and blow into its tapered end, catching any liquid with a tissue or a paper towel. Do this several times until no liquid escapes and you hear free-flowing air instead of a gurgling clogged sound.
Then, using a tightly wrapped Q-tip or paper towel twist, gently swab the inside of the atomizer with rubbing alcohol until the dark residue is gone. Flush the atomizer under the hottest water available followed by a dry wipe with a clean tip or towel.
You also need to clean your battery contact and your ecigarette charger (unplugged, of course!) using the same Q-tip and alcohol method described above (no hot water rinse this time).
Let everything air-dry thoroughly before plugging in your charger and re-connecting your battery. Overnight is best, but if you’re in a hurry, a hairdryer will do the trick.
Ecigarettes are easier to clean if you don’t allow them to get cluttered with ejuice in the first place. So after using about 30 ml. of ejuice, give your ecigarette a thorough cleaning to ensure peak performance. If you’re switching flavors in the same e-cig, give it a quick clean-up to avoid flavor contamination – or not… strawberry/banana, chocolate/caramel, apple/cinnamon, yum!